January 2016 archive

Jan 31

Watch “Future Computing: DNA Hard Drives | Nick Goldman” on YouTube

Jan 30

Watch “Why Was Agriculture So Important? | Big History Project” on YouTube

Jan 30

Ushering Hypertension Into a New Era of Precision Medicine

“This Viewpoint discusses the potential influence of precision medicine that incorporates epigenetic analysis in effectively treating hypertension.(1)” Source: Ushering Hypertension Into a New Era of Precision Medicine  Image License. (2016). Retrieved from https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/legalcode

Jan 30

The straight face test of our health care system

“Health care in America is fracturing right down the middle, and doctors are going to have to figure out if or how long they can straddle the divide between what patients want and what the government and corporate America want them to have. … Up until this point, the momentum has been with the payers, …

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Jan 30

Striking the Right Balance in Heart Failure

“Recent clinical trials found that, compared with an angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor, angiotensin-receptor blocker and neprilysin inhibitor combination therapy decreased cardiovascular mortality in patients with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction. The authors discuss the importance of these findings.” Image details http://annals.org/article.aspx?articleID=2478160

Jan 29

Medicinal plants—the next generation

“Presumably, as modern-day hospitals assess the needs of their populations they will identify high prevalence of obesity, diabetes, and other chronic diseases linked to nutrition across the lifespan. Thus, community gardens connected to hospitals would seem to represent valuable infrastructure that can benefit t local people. Unlike other interventions that specifically target at-risk individuals or …

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Jan 28

WHO Commission presents its final report, calling for high-level action to address major health challenge

“Overweight prevalence among children aged under 5 years has risen between 1990 and 2014, from 4.8% to 6.1%, with numbers of affected children rising from 31 million to 41 million during that time. The number of overweight children in lower middle-income countries has more than doubled over that period, from 7.5 million to 15.5 million. …

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Jan 28

Prospective Study of Breakfast Eating and Incident Coronary Heart Disease in a Cohort of Male US Health Professionals

“Eating breakfast was associated with significantly lower CHD risk in this cohort of male health professionals. Source: Prospective Study of Breakfast Eating and Incident Coronary Heart Disease in a Cohort of Male US Health Professionals

Jan 28

China’s ‘daigou’ shoppers leading Australian retail drive

“First they bought up our baby formula, next it was vitamins, now the millions back home have their eyes on Australia’s fresh food – and they’re sending in their shoppers.” Source: China’s ‘daigou’ shoppers leading Australian retail drive

Jan 27

Goulburn sale yards

Proponents of the new saleyards at Yass say sheep and cattle sales will begin within the year – ABC Rural (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) Link