News tagged with public health

Climate change won't reduce winter deaths

In a study that contradicts the received wisdom on health impacts of climate change, scientists say that we shouldn't expect substantial reduction in winter deaths as a result of global warming. This new research is published ...

dateJun 18, 2015 in Environment
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Staying safe in sandy beaches

Beach sand contains all kinds of microorganisms, including those that can harm human health. Yet current guidelines are focused exclusively on monitoring the levels of microbes in the water.

dateAug 28, 2015 in Environment
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Sequencing Ebola's secrets

Last June, in the early days of the Ebola outbreak in Western Africa, a team of researchers sequenced the genome of the deadly virus at unprecedented scale and speed. Their findings revealed a number of critical facts as ...

dateJun 18, 2015 in Cell & Microbiology
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Can science predict gang killings?

Gang slayings move in a systematic pattern over time, spreading from one vulnerable area to the next like a disease, finds a groundbreaking study by Michigan State University criminologists and public health researchers.

dateAug 14, 2015 in Social Sciences
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