Harris Faulkner, Working From Home in Shades of Blue

When Harris Faulkner stands on the roof deck of her family’s townhouse in Edgewater, N.J., she has a fine view of the Hudson River agleam in the sun, the George Washington Bridge off to the left and the ferry as it pulls away from the terminal and heads for the Far West Side of Manhattan.…

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Distilleries Raced to Make Hand Sanitizer for the Pandemic. No Longer.

As the coronavirus pandemic shuttered bars and restaurants in March, Phil McDaniel’s craft distillery in St. Augustine, Fla., stopped producing bourbon. Then he realized there was one alcohol-based product he could make that people would still clamor for: hand sanitizer. His St. Augustine Distillery soon churned out the first of what became 10,000 gallons of…

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How Ballot Initiatives Changed the Game on Medicaid Expansion

ImageDelivering boxes of ballot initiative petitions to the Missouri secretary of state’s office in Jefferson City in May. Missouri voters will decide whether to expand Medicaid today. Credit…David A. Lieb/Associated Press It was the middle of 2016, and Obamacare supporters were stuck. Nineteen states were refusing to participate in the health law’s Medicaid expansion, which provides…

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Researchers say where you live could add years to your life

Could where you live dictate how long you live? New research at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School, published today in the Milbank Quarterly, shows Americans who live in so called blue states tend to live longer than those in red states, primarily due to state policies. Among the findings: U.S. state policies since the 1980s have…

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Study validates Rapid Arterial Occlusion Evaluation (RACE) scale for stroke triage

FAIRFAX, Va. — A new study presented today at the Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery’s (SNIS) 17th Annual Meeting serves as the first prospective validation of the Rapid Arterial Occlusion Evaluation (RACE) scale in accurately identifying a severe clot stroke called a Large Vessel Occlusion (LVO) by U.S.-based EMS personnel in a pre-hospital setting. The study,…

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Increased global mortality linked to arsenic exposure in rice-based diets

Rice is the most widely consumed staple food source for a large part of the world’s population. It has now been confirmed that rice can contribute to prolonged low-level arsenic exposure leading to thousands of avoidable premature deaths per year. Arsenic is well known acute poison, but it can also contribute to health problems, including…

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Malaria: Parasite resistance to artemisinin derivatives now affecting Africa

Resistance to artemisinin, the main component of the current antimalarial treatments recommended by WHO, is already widespread in South-East Asia, but it had not previously been described in Africa. Scientists from the Institut Pasteur, in collaboration with the National Malaria Control Program in Rwanda (Rwanda Biomedical Center), the World Health Organization (WHO), Cochin Hospital and…

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New research: Treatment advancements help reduce mortality from unruptured brain aneurysms

FAIRFAX, Va. — Mortality rates after treatment of unruptured intracranial aneurysms have substantially decreased in the past decade, according to new findings presented today at the Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery’s (SNIS) 17th Annual Meeting. The study, Trends in Mortality and Morbidity after Treatment of Unruptured Intracranial Aneurysm in the United States, 2006-2016, analyzed data from…

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New molecule reverses Alzheimer’s-like memory decline

LA JOLLA—(August 4, 2020) A drug candidate developed by Salk researchers, and previously shown to slow aging in brain cells, successfully reversed memory loss in a mouse model of inherited Alzheimer’s disease. The new research, published online in July 2020 in the journal Redox Biology, also revealed that the drug, CMS121, works by changing how…

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