Climate change and air pollution will combine to curb food supplies

Climate change and air pollution will combine to curb food supplies Many studies have shown the potential for global climate change to cut food supplies. But these studies have, for the most part, ignored...

Replacing coal, oil with natural gas will not help fight global warming, expert argues

Replacing coal, oil with natural gas will not help fight global warming, expert argues Both shale gas and conventional natural gas have a larger greenhouse gas footprint than do coal or oil, especially...

Rising temperatures hinder Indian wheat production

Rising temperatures hinder Indian wheat production A link between increasing average temperatures in India and a reduction in wheat production has been found by researchers. They have shown that recent...

Overweight, obese preschoolers lose more weight when parent is also treated

Overweight, obese preschoolers lose more weight when parent is also treated Primary care treatment of overweight and obese preschoolers works better when treatment targets both parent and child compared...

The ugly truth about summer allergies

The ugly truth about summer allergies Summer allergies can cause severe symptoms for some sufferers, and can be just as bad as the spring and fall seasons. Some unusual symptoms can leave you looking...

Diet or exercise? ‘Energy balance’ real key to disease prevention

Diet or exercise? ‘Energy balance’ real key to disease prevention A majority of Americans are overweight or obese, a factor in the rapid rise in common diseases like diabetes, heart disease,...

Insights into birds’ migration routes

Insights into birds’ migration routes By tracking hybrids between songbird species, investigators have found that migration routes are under genetic control and could be preventing interbreeding....

Why do men prefer nice women? Responsiveness and desire

Why do men prefer nice women? Responsiveness and desire Does responsiveness increase sexual desire in the other person? Do men perceive responsive women as more attractive, and does the same hold true...

Slow walking speed, memory complaints can predict dementia

Slow walking speed, memory complaints can predict dementia A study involving nearly 27,000 older adults on five continents found that nearly 1 in 10 met criteria for pre-dementia based on a simple test...

Experiences at every stage of life contribute to cognitive abilities in old age

Experiences at every stage of life contribute to cognitive abilities in old age Early life experiences, such as childhood socioeconomic status and literacy, may have greater influence on the risk of...

Burn victims avoid hypothermia with practice developed by nurses

Burn victims avoid hypothermia with practice developed by nurses New guidelines to protect burn victims at risk for hypothermia during surgery have been developed by a team of nurses. The warming process...

New EMS system dramatically improves survival from cardiac arrest

New EMS system dramatically improves survival from cardiac arrest A new emergency medicine system that sent patients to designated cardiac receiving centers dramatically increased the survival rate of...

Penn Medicine Receives $10 million Award to Study Asbestos Adverse Health Effects and Remediation of Asbestos

Penn Medicine Receives $10 million Award to Study Asbestos Adverse Health Effects and Remediation of Asbestos The BioRit Asbestos Superfund site is located in Ambler, Pennsylvania. Ambler is 20 miles...

Trees save lives, reduce respiratory problems

Trees save lives, reduce respiratory problems In the first broad-scale estimate of air pollution removal by trees nationwide, scientists have calculated that trees are saving more than 850 human lives...

Fire ecology manipulation by California native cultures

Fire ecology manipulation by California native cultures Before the colonial era, 100,000s of people lived on the land now called California, and many of their cultures manipulated fire to control the...

Olfactory receptors in the skin: Sandalwood scent facilitates wound healing, skin regeneration

Olfactory receptors in the skin: Sandalwood scent facilitates wound healing, skin regeneration Skin cells possess an olfactory receptor for sandalwood scent, researchers have discovered. This data indicate...

Bothered by hot flashes? Acupuncture might be the answer, analysis suggests

Bothered by hot flashes? Acupuncture might be the answer, analysis suggests A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials indicates that acupuncture can affect the severity and frequency of hot flashes...

Caffeine intake may worsen menopausal hot flashes, night sweats

Caffeine intake may worsen menopausal hot flashes, night sweats An association between caffeine intake and more bothersome hot flashes and night sweats in postmenopausal women has been made by researchers....

Bacteria on the skin: Our invisible companions influence how quickly wounds heel

Bacteria on the skin: Our invisible companions influence how quickly wounds heel A new study suggests microbes living on our skin influence how quickly wounds heal. The findings could lead to new treatments...

Antibiotics from mangroves?

Antibiotics from mangroves? A study on the mangrove ecosystem has focused on the search for actinomycetes bacteria. The mangrove ecosystem is known as a highly productive habitat for isolating actinomycetes,...