How high-protein diets could increase heart attack risk

High-protein diets boost unstable plaques in the arteries of mice, a situation that a researcher calls "a recipe for a heart attack."

Julia Evangelou Strait-WUSTL | Jan. 24, 2020 | futurity
~5 mins   

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Our pee could become fertilizer with low drug-resistance risk

"Aging" urine can deactivate 99% of antibiotic-resistant genes in bacteria in the urine, research finds. That means the pee could be safe fertilizer.

Nicole Casal Moore-Michigan | Jan. 24, 2020 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment health-and-medicine drug-resistance fertilizer sustainability urine wastewater-treatment

38% of mass shooters have committed domestic violence

New research on the overlap between domestic violence and mass shootings suggests firearm restrictions could help prevent these tragedies.

Caroline Brooks-Michigan State | Jan. 24, 2020 | futurity
~4 mins   

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Lay counselors help kids in East Africa cope with trauma

Lay counselors successfully helped children in East Africa cope with grief and stress following the death of a parent, a new study shows.

U. Washington | Jan. 23, 2020 | futurity
~8 mins   

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Should you worry about the Wuhan coronavirus?

Since December, the Wuhan coronavirus has killed at least 17 people and sickened close to 600. Here's an explanation of who is at risk.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers | Jan. 23, 2020 | futurity
~1 mins   

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Blood pressure swings may be an early warning for heart disease

"I think there has been a belief that variability is a chance phenomenon, but this research indicates maybe not. Variability matters."

Sarah Avery-Duke | Jan. 22, 2020 | futurity
~4 mins   

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Your body clock affects how anti-inflammation drugs work after surgery

If you've just had surgery, researchers have found that you may want to take anti-inflammatories in the morning or at noon, but not at night.

Katherine Gombay-McGill | Jan. 22, 2020 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine circadian-rhythms inflammation medications surgery

A.I. boosts breast cancer detection accuracy

Combined with analysis from a radiologist, a new artificial intelligence tool can identify breast cancer with approximately 90% accuracy.

Greg Williams-NYU | Jan. 22, 2020 | futurity
~6 mins   

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2 doses of flu vaccine for kids cuts hospitalizations in half

Fully vaccinating children by giving them two doses of the flu vaccine can cut their risk of hospitalization as much as 54%, researchers say.

Nardy Baeza Bickel-Michigan | Jan. 22, 2020 | futurity
~4 mins   

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Kids and teens in prison need more support

Children and teens in the youth justice system have a higher prevalence of mental health disorders and suicidal behaviors than their peers, researchers say.

Holly Watkins-U. Melbourne | Jan. 21, 2020 | futurity
~3 mins   

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