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How permanent daylight saving time and later school starts could affect health

Apr 23, 2019 , CNN Health
About 70 countries around the world nudge their clocks back and forth each year -- but some people want to "spring forward" permanently, citing health and other benefits....
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We're losing the war on climate change

Apr 23, 2019 , CNN Health
For years now, people like environmentalist and journalist Bill McKibben have been screaming from the treetops that we need a World War II-scale mobilization to fight the scourge of climate change....
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Study Highlights Global Burden Of Emergency Diseases And Conditions

Apr 23, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
In 2015, about half of the world’s 28 million human deaths were the result of medical emergencies, with the bulk of the burden borne by poorer nations, according to a statistical analysis of information from nearly 200 countries by a Johns Hopkins Medicine researcher. The analysis, described in Apri......
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Infographic: Green hospitals in the U.S.

Apr 23, 2019 , Healthcare Comm.
Saving lives and saving the planet can be part of the same goal. Progressive hospitals focus on more than patient care. Energy efficiency, reducing waste and costs, and leaving a lower carbon footprint are also priorities for hospitals worldwide. Check out this infographic to learn some of the environmentally friendly features of the greenest medical facilities in […] The post Infographic: Green hospitals in the U.S. appeared first on Health Care Communication...
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Swine fever will hurt Brazil soy exports, lift China meat sales: minister

Apr 23, 2019 , Reuters
Brazilian soy exports to China will definitely decline this year as African swine fever in the world's No. 2 economy cuts demand for the animal feed, but potential growth in meat exports would offset this, Brazil's agriculture minister said on Monday....
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China draws up tighter rules on human gene and embryo trials: Xinhua

Apr 21, 2019 , Reuters
China's top legislature will consider tougher rules on research involving human genes and embryos, the first such move since a Chinese scientist sparked controversy last year by announcing he had made the world's first "gene-edited" babies....
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Here's what it feels like to be blind in my mind — a condition called 'aphantasia'

Apr 21, 2019 , CNBC Health
I can't visualize images, and I recently learned that there's a term for people who experience the world that way:...
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Life lessons from the native tribe with the healthiest hearts in the world

Apr 20, 2019 , CNN Health
A few years ago, I read reports of an indigenous tribe living deep in the Amazon rainforest whose members had hardly any evidence of heart disease. In fact, the researchers concluded after a year-long study that the Tsimane, as they are called, had the healthiest hearts in the world, a title previously held by Japanese women....
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There were only 147 of the world's fattest parrots alive -- and then came the baby boom

Apr 20, 2019 , CNN Health
Behold the delightful kākāpō, a flightless bird that holds the honor of being the fattest kind of parrot in the world. These roly-poly land angels are native to New Zealand, and unfortunately, they are also critically endangered: Up until recently, there were only 147 of them....
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World champion triathlete breaks neck but comes back to complete Ironman

Apr 20, 2019 , CNN Health
The Ironman triathlon is one of the most grueling competitions in the world. It could easily be seen as a form of self-torture. A true Ironman triathlon involves a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bike ride and a 26.2-mile run. And in case you're not aware, the Ironman competition puts these three events back-to-back-to-back....
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Cambodia reports an outbreak of H5N6 bird flu: OIE

Apr 19, 2019 , Reuters
Cambodia has reported an outbreak of the highly pathogenic H5N6 bird flu virus among poultry, the Paris-based World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Thursday, citing a report from Cambodia's agriculture ministry....
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Crowdsourced AI learns to target lung tumors for radiation

Apr 19, 2019 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - In many parts of the world there are not enough radiation oncologists to design and deliver radiation treatments for lung cancer patients, but that gap could one day be filled with the help of artificial intelligence, researchers suggest in a new study....
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Surgery May Lead To Opioid Dependency For More Than 13,000 Australians Each Year

Apr 18, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Worldwide, warnings are growing about the widespread misuse of prescription opioids, as the use of this powerful class of painkillers has grown markedly over the past two decades. According to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, almost 150 people are hospitalised each day due to opioid ......
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South Africa's Tiger Brands to fight listeria class action

Apr 18, 2019 , Reuters
South Africa's leading food producer Tiger Brands said on Wednesday it will fight a class action lawsuit over its role in the world's largest ever listeria outbreak....
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Baby T-Rex fossil listed for sale on eBay for $3 million

Apr 18, 2019 , CNBC Health
The eBay listing, last updated on Tuesday, claims the artifact is "most likely the only baby T-rex in the world," adding that the specimen has a 15-foot-long body, 21-inch skull and serrated...
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World Health Organization releases guidelines for digital health adoption

Apr 18, 2019 laura.lovett@himssmedia.com (Laura Lovett), Mobile Health News
WHO released 10 guidelines for how countries can use digital health tools to improve patient...
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World Hemophilia Day 2019

Apr 18, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
On April 17, 2019, the global bleeding disorders community and the World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH) will come together to celebrate World Hemophilia Day. World Hemophilia Day is an opportunity to help people with bleeding disorders live healthier, longer and more productive lives by educating an......
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UK competition to support evaluation of digital health tech launching later this month

Apr 18, 2019 lpostelnicu@himss.org (Leontina Postelnicu), Mobile Health News
The goal is to help SMEs evaluate innovations in real-world clinical...
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Notre Dame fire elicits a flood of donations from brands worldwide

Apr 17, 2019 , Healthcare Comm.
Its iconic bell towers and central rose window still stand, and even as the world mourns the devastation, philanthropists pledge millions to resurrect the landmark Paris cathedral. As sections of Notre Dame Cathedral still smoldered, pledges began pouring in to rebuild the Paris landmark. The effort toward the resurrection of the historic cathedral—which 200-foot-high flames […] The post Notre Dame fire elicits a flood of donations from brands worldwide appeared first on Health Care...
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How did New York-Presbyterian help a girl with half a heart?

Apr 17, 2019 , Healthcare Comm.
Enter this year’s Health Care PR & Marketing Awards. The world of health care is brimming with incredible stories, and we’d love to know how you told yours. Consider these compelling tales: · Jenna Skeete was born with only half a heart, and New York-Presbyterian worked diligently to save the child’s life. · Spectrum Health […] The post How did New York-Presbyterian help a girl with half a heart? appeared first on Health Care Communication...
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