Species Split When Mountains Rise

Plant species in China’s Hengduan Mountains exploded in diversity eight million years ago—right when the mountains were built. Christopher Intagliata reports. 

Researchers Find What's Missing In Teen Health Programs

Study suggests focus on mental health key to improving physical health Adding a mental health component to school-based lifestyle programs for teens could be key to lowering obesity, improving grades, alleviating severe depression and reducing substance use, a new study suggests. As a ...

Mutant Strain Created From MERS-CoV May Offer Potential Vaccine

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Scientists working to find a vaccine and cure for the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) coronavirus may have taken a huge step in the right direction. Publishing details in the open-access journal , researchers, led b...

Brain Researchers Find Early Warning For Cognitive Decline

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Two new studies have revealed readily-detectable, early-warning signs of cognitive impairment. One study from researchers at the University of California, Davis revealed that the degeneration of a small structure deep in the bra...

Can The Law Improve Diabetes Prevention And Control?

A new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine evaluates existing diabetes guidelines and potentially supportive laws New cases of diabetes continue to increase as does the health burden for those with diabetes. Law is a critical tool for health improvement, yet assessments ...

Doctor Turns To Singing And Social Media To Change Medical Practice

A doctor from the UK has shown how an innovative music video can help increase awareness of how to treat asthma. Dr Tapas Mukherjee, from Glenfield Hospital in the UK, produced and starred in a music video to draw attention to new guidelines showing a better way of managing asthma. A s...

New Strategy Could Reduce Inappropriate Use Of Antibiotics

Researchers have developed a new strategy for prescribing antibiotics that could reduce patient harm and help combat the rise in antibiotic resistance. A new study, which is due to be presented at the European Respiratory Society (ERS) Annual Congress in Barcelona tomorrow (11 September...

Electronic Tool Helps Reduce Deaths From Pneumonia In Emergency Departments

An electronic decision support tool helped to reduce deaths from pneumonia in four hospital emergency departments in a new study. The findings, which will be presented at the European Respiratory Society (ERS) Annual Congress in Barcelona tomorrow (11 September 2013), could lead to impr...

Spirit Of NHS Is Willing, But Flesh Is Often Weak, Finds Largest Ever Study Of Culture And Behavior

High quality care in England often mired in unclear goals, excessive box ticking and regulation, and variable staff support A lack of clearly defined goals, a surfeit of box ticking and regulation, and highly variable staff support are stifling the almost universal desire to provide hig...

The New Face Of Medicaid: Incoming Enrollees May Be Younger; More White Men, Smokers, Drinkers

Who will benefit from the Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act? Law potentially brings in new, overall healthier group with different demographic makeup States that choose to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act to millions of uninsured adults may see an increase in...
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