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Article ID: 717533

Vegetable-Rich Wahls Diet Lowers Fatigue in Multiple Sclerosis Patients by Raising Good Cholesterol

University at Buffalo

Higher levels of blood high-density lipoprotein (HDL) — or good cholesterol — may improve fatigue in multiple sclerosis patients, according to a new University at Buffalo-led study.

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15-Aug-2019 1:30 PM EDT
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Article ID: 717424

Prenatal and Early Postnatal Exposure to Manganese Could Affect Cognitive Ability and Motor Control in Teens

Mount Sinai Health System

Early-life exposure to the mineral manganese disrupts the way different areas of the brain involved in cognitive ability and motor control connect in teenagers, Mount Sinai researchers report in a study published in PLOS ONE in August.

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13-Aug-2019 4:50 PM EDT
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8-Aug-2019 2:05 PM EDT

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Article ID: 717221

Rethinking seizures associated with cardiac disease

Washington University in St. Louis

Most people with a medical condition called long QT syndrome have a mutation in a gene that causes bouts of fast, chaotic heartbeats. They also experience fainting spells and seizures. The clinical approach has largely assumed that when the heart beats erratically, the brain eventually does not get enough oxygen — which in turn causes the seizures.

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8-Aug-2019 2:05 PM EDT
Newswise: Water treatment cuts parasitic roundworm infections affecting 800 million people

Article ID: 716793

Water treatment cuts parasitic roundworm infections affecting 800 million people

Tufts University

A Kenyan study explored the effects of water quality, sanitation, handwashing and nutritional interventions on rates of intestinal worm infections. Water treatment alone was found sufficient to reduce roundworm infections by 18 percent. Other parasitic infections examined did not have significant reductions from any of the interventions.

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1-Aug-2019 11:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 716701

Model Babies for Better Reef Management

James Cook University

A group of Australian scientists has created the world’s first computer model that can accurately predict the movements of baby coral trout across the Great Barrier Reef.

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31-Jul-2019 11:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 716685

Volunteers and Deep Computer Learning Help Expand Red Tide Warning Systems

Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System-Regional Association (GCOOS-RA)

A new study published in the peer-review journal PLoS ONE shows that citizen science volunteers using a relatively low-cost tool can help increase the size and accuracy of a red tide monitoring network to better protect public health from the impacts of toxic algae in the Gulf of Mexico.

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31-Jul-2019 9:00 AM EDT
Newswise: PNG roadbuilding spree threatens environment, communities and economy
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Article ID: 716338

PNG roadbuilding spree threatens environment, communities and economy

James Cook University

A huge roadbuilding scheme in Papua New Guinea could imperil some of the largest, biologically richest and culturally most diverse forests on the planet, says an international research team led by James Cook University in Australia.

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24-Jul-2019 2:40 PM EDT

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