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Nature, Environment, Sustainability

World Needs Broader Appreciation of Nature’s Contributions to People

Writing in the prestigious journal Science, 30 global experts associated with the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) have presented an innovative new approach to obtaining benefits from nature.

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Herpes, Epstein Barr Virus, Cryo Electron Microscopy, Kshv, AIDS, Kaposi's Sarcoma

UCLA Study Describes Structure of Herpes Virus Associated with Kaposi's Sarcoma

UCLA team shows in the laboratory that an inhibitor can be developed to break down the herpes virus.

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iron metabolism, Ferritin, Oxidative Stress, Israel, Alzheimber's Disease, Parkinson's Disease, Neurologic Disorders

The Human Body's Golden Gate to Iron Traffic

New findings could change how iron metabolism in the human body is understood, and open new horizons for research and therapeutics for inflammatory diseases and neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson's disease.

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Employment, Kidney Failure

Study Examines Employment Trends Among Patients with Kidney Failure

• Among working-aged adults who started dialysis between 1996 and 2013, employment was low throughout the study period at 23-24%, and 38% of patients who were employed 6 months prior to being diagnosed with kidney failure stopped working by the time they initiated dialysis. After accounting for differences in patients over time, the probability of employment in kidney failure patients increased slightly over time.

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A Survival Lesson From Bats – Eating Variety Keeps Species Multiplying

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A new study reveals that omnivorous New World noctilionoid bats, those species with diets including both plant and animal materials, produce more new species in the long run than specialized vegetarian or insectivorous species.

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Joint Replacement, hip, knee, Convalescence

Patients Who Live Alone Can Safely Be Sent Home After Joint Replacement

Most patients who live alone can be safely discharged home from the hospital to recover after hip or knee replacement surgery, suggests a study in the January 17, 2018 issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery. The journal is published in partnership with Wolters Kluwer.

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Running, Supplement, Exercise Science, Nutrition, Performance boosting nutrients

Women Run Faster After Taking Newly Developed Supplement, Study Finds

A new study found that women who took a specially prepared blend of minerals and nutrients for a month saw their 3-mile run times drop by almost a minute. The women who took the supplement also saw improvements in distance covered in 25 minutes on a stationary bike and a third test in which they stepped on and off a bench, according to research from The Ohio State University.

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Infant Morbidity And Mortality, Medicaid, Medicaid Coverage, medicaid expansion, Medicaid insurance, Medical Expenditure, Medical Costs, financial hardship and health, Financial Hardship, Abortion, abortion access, abortion law, abortion politics, abortion restrictions, abortion rights, Income Inequality, Lead screening

AJPH March Issue: Research on Medical Expenses, Medicaid Expansion, Abortion Denial

In this issue, find research on medical expenses furthering income inequality, Medicaid expansion and infant mortality, abortion denial causing financial hardship and more

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Mothers and Young Struggle as Arctic Warms

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A new study from WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) and partners reveals for the first time the ways in which wild weather swings and extreme icing events are negatively impacting the largest land mammal of the Earth’s polar realms—the muskoxen. The paper demonstrates that while this denizen of the Arctic and other cold-adapted species have spectacular adaptations, the previously unknown effects of rain-on-snow events, winter precipitation, and ice tidal surges are costly for the animals, if not deadly.







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