Trading cryptocurrency is problematic for regular gamblers, Rutgers study says

Researchers at the Center for Gambling Studies at Rutgers University-New Brunswick’s School of Social Work have found a link between frequently trading cryptocurrency — a digital and virtual currency — and problem gambling. The study, the first to explore cryptocurrency trading among regular gamblers, suggests crypto trading appeals to people struggling to manage their gambling…

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Researchers unveil progress and challenges in introducing typhoid conjugate vaccine in Africa/Asia

IMAGE: Scientists are working to accelerate the administration of a typhoid conjugate vaccine in typhoid endemic regions in Africa and Asia view more  Credit: Typhoid Vaccine Acceleration Consortium (TyVAC) BALTIMORE, MD., March 6 — Each year there are nearly 11 million cases of typhoid, a disease that is spread through contaminated food, drink and water. Researchers…

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Study: Life-saving antibiotic receives new use guidelines from researchers around world

BUFFALO, N.Y. — An international panel of the foremost researchers on infectious disease and antimicrobials has formed new guidelines on the use of polymyxins, a class of antibiotics employed as a last resort to treat deadly, drug-resistant bacteria. The guidelines, published last month in Pharmacotherapy, set new standards for the clinical use of polymyxins, including…

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Vitamin D may protect against pollution-associated asthma symptoms in obese children

IMAGE: Many factors contribute to worsening asthma symptoms, such as serum vitamin D levels, obesity, and high indoor air pollution. view more  Credit: NIEHS A new study finds vitamin D may be protective among asthmatic obese children living in urban environments with high indoor air pollution. The study out of John Hopkins University School of Medicine,…

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nTIDE Feb. 2019: Economic indicators decline slightly for Americans with disabilities

IMAGE: Infographic showing declines in the economic indicators for people with disabilities, and increases for people without disabilities view more  East Hanover, NJ – March 8, 2019 – Job numbers showed slight declines for Americans with disabilities, while the numbers improved for Americans without disabilities, according to today’s National Trends in Disability Employment – Monthly Update…

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Blood holds key to liver regeneration

IMAGE: James Luyendyk, a professor of pathobiology in the Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine, has shown in a new study that the blood-clotting protein fibrinogen may hold the key… view more  Credit: Michigan State University EAST LANSING, Mich. — The liver is the only organ in the body that can regenerate. But some patients…

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