April 24, 2014

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New Report: Top Twelve Ways to Slash Agriculture’s Climate Impact Could Reduce CO2 Emissions by up to 5 Gigatonnes per Year by 2030

Annual carbon emissions from global agriculture can be reduced by as much as 50 to 90 percent by 2030–the equivalent of removing all the cars in the world–according to a comprehensive new report released by Climate Focus and California Environmental Associates. The study highlights twelve key strategies–led by reduced global beef consumption, reduced food waste [...]

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April 24, 2014

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Increasing Daily Coffee Consumption May Reduce Type 2 Diabetes Risk

Boston–People who increased the amount of coffee they drank each day by more than one cup over a four-year period had a 11% lower risk for type 2 diabetes than those who made no changes to their coffee consumption, according to a new study led by Harvard School of Public Health researchers. The study also [...]

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April 24, 2014

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94th AATS Annual Meeting Tip Sheet

A quick overview of the 94th AATS Annual Meeting, Toronto, April 26-30, 2014 plus 8 featured presentations.

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April 24, 2014

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Many Patients Who Could Benefit From Home Dialysis Are Receiving Care in Dialysis Centers

* In Australia, kidney failure patients from the most advantaged areas were less likely to use home dialysis and more likely to use in-center hemodialysis than patients from the most disadvantaged areas. * Patients from the most advantaged areas were more likely to use private hospitals than those from the most disadvantaged areas.

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April 24, 2014

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Higher Muscle Mass Linked with Better Physical Function and Quality of Life in Dialysis Patients

* Dialysis patients with higher BMI, waist circumference, and abdominal fat measures had poorer scores on a 6-minute walking test. * Patients with more muscle mass had better scores on the walking test as well as better scores on physical and mental health questionnaires

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April 24, 2014

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Texas Tech Survey Update: Abbott to Win Texas Governor, Voter ID Law Didn’t Cause Problems and Texans Split on Gay Marriage

Researchers at Texas Tech University’s Earl Survey Research Center issued updated numbers on issues from who will likely be the next governor of Texas to gay marriage and voter ID laws.

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April 24, 2014

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Study Suggests Targeting B Cells May Help with MS

A new study suggests that targeting B cells, which are a type of white blood cell in the immune system, may be associated with reduced disease activity for people with multiple sclerosis (MS). The study is released today and will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 66th Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, April 26 [...]

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April 24, 2014

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Goodness Snakes — as Weather Warms Up, Snakes Come Out

Warm weather means encounters with snakes will be on the rise. UAB emergency medicine physicians have some do’s and don’ts.

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April 24, 2014

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American Pain Society Publishes New Clinical Practice Guideline on Methadone Safety

Improved physician education and patient counseling about methadone safety and ECG monitoring to identify patients at high risk for cardiac problems will lead to safer use of the medication, according to the American Pain Society’s Clinical Practice Guideline on Methadone Safety, published this week in The Journal of Pain.

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April 24, 2014

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Classroom Dare Develops Into the Jacob Maresbeth Chronicles for CWRU Author

Created by Brandy Schillace, a Case Western Reserve University alumnae and research associate in the history department, the fictional Jacob Maresbeth makes his debut this month in High Stakes, the first of nine books in The Jacob Maresbeth Chronicles (Cooperative Press, 2014).

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