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Reducing Wildfire Risks for Better Management and Resource Allocation

Society for Risk Analysis (SRA)

As wildfires become deadlier, larger and more expensive, there is strong interest in better risk governance. Managing future wildfire risk requires an interface between human decision processes and knowledge about climate trends related to fire, as well as humans’ abilities to anticipate wildfire potential and mitigation approaches are critical. Several presentations at the 2019 Society for Risk Analysis (SRA) Annual Meeting will explore analyses of past fire seasons, projections for the future and approaches for decision making aimed at mitigating risk.

Channels: All Journal News, Environmental Health, Wildfires, Scientific Meetings,

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20-Nov-2019 2:30 PM EST
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Relato de caso: Células-tronco são um passo em direção à melhoria da função sensorial motora após lesão medular

Mayo Clinic

As células-tronco derivadas da gordura de um paciente oferecem um passo para melhorar - e não apenas estabilizar - a função motora e sensorial de pessoas com lesões na medula espinhal, de acordo com pesquisas anteriores da Mayo Clinic.

Channels: All Journal News, Clinical Trials, Neuro, Stem Cells,

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10-Dec-2019 4:50 PM EST
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Criteria for Clinical Trials Might Be Too Strict, Needlessly Excluding Patients

UT Southwestern Medical Center

Federal regulations may keep lung cancer patients out of clinical trials simply because these patients are on medications that might affect the electrical system of the heart.

Channels: Cancer, Ethics and Research Methods, Respiratory Diseases and Disorders, All Journal News,

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10-Dec-2019 4:05 PM EST
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تقرير حالة: الخلايا الجذعية خطوة نحو تحسين الحركة والوظائف الحسية بعد إصابة الحبل النخاعي

Mayo Clinic

تقدم الخلايا الجذعية المأخوذة من دهون المريض خطوة نحو تحسين - وليس مجرد استقرار - في الحركة والوظائف الحسية لمن يعانون من إصابات في الحبل النخاعي، وذلك وفقًا لبحث أولي أجرته Mayo Clinic.

Channels: All Journal News, Clinical Trials, Neuro, Stem Cells,

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10-Dec-2019 4:05 PM EST
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'Moderate' Impact of Workplace Health Promotion Program

Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Long-term evaluation of a comprehensive workplace health promotion (WHP) program at a large Finnish company shows a "moderate" impact on worker health—even with relatively low annual participation rates, reports a study in the November Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

Channels: All Journal News, Healthcare, In the Workplace,

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10-Dec-2019 3:35 PM EST
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Project adapts basic tech to give voice to patients in Africa

Cornell University

A new system developed by Cornell Tech researchers will allow thousands of patients of community health care workers in rural Africa to use a basic tool on their mobile phones – one that doesn’t even require an internet connection – to provide feedback on their care anonymously, easily and inexpensively.

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10-Dec-2019 3:25 PM EST
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Tweaking the approach to save the desert tortoise

University of Georgia

“Increase the size, increase the survival” is the premise behind head-starting tortoises, but new research reveals larger size alone is not enough to save the desert tortoise from predator attacks.

Channels: Wildlife, All Journal News,

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10-Dec-2019 3:05 PM EST
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Children Much More Likely to Die After Surgery in Poor Countries

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Children in low resourced countries are 100-200 times more likely to die after surgery than children in wealthy countries, according to a first-of-its-kind study published in Anesthesiology.

Channels: All Journal News, Children's Health, Healthcare, Poverty, Surgery, African News,

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10-Dec-2019 2:55 PM EST
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