Baghdad is tackling Iraq’s dirty water problem: Abdul-Mahdi

Baghdad is tackling Iraq’s dirty water problem: Abdul-Mahdi

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – The government in Baghdad is tackling the country’s dirty water problem, Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi said on Tuesday.  “We have held a series of important meetings with senior experts to stop water pollution, typically in rivers,” he told reporters during his annual press conference.  Iraqis are concerned about the health of their water supply after a series of crises this year – water levels in the Tigris were at historic lows…

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Using graphene to detect ALS, other neurodegenerative diseases — ScienceDaily

The wonders of graphene are numerous — it can enable flexible electronic components, enhance solar cell capacity, filter the finest subatomic particles and revolutionize batteries. Now, the “supermaterial” may one day be used to test for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS — a progressive, neurodegenerative disease which is diagnosed mostly by ruling out other disorders, according to new research from the University of Illinois at Chicago published in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. When cerebrospinal…

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Foreign firms win with new GMO law

Foreign firms win with new GMO law

By ISMAIL MUSA LADU Kampala. Civil society organisations believe the winners of the new Genetic Engineering Regulatory Act 2018 are foreign companies that have heavily invested in research and development.According to the executive director of Food Right Alliance (FRA), Ms Agnes Kirabo, with dwindling funding of agricultural research and farmers, local companies involved in agribusiness, have no chance against their counterparts who have since made huge strides in this field (GMO), as a result of…

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Frazzled receptors could be drug targets for treating major diseases

Frazzled receptors could be drug targets for treating major diseases

Frazzled receptors, from the GPCR family, could soon be a target to treat numerous diseases such as cancer, fibrosis and CVD… A family of receptors, known as Frizzleds could be used to target numerous disease, including cancer, fibrosis and cardiovascular diseases. Karolinska Instituet researchers in Sweden identified how the receptors are activated in cell membranes, and are used within processes that are triggered in the cell. GPCR’s (G-protein coupled receptors) are one of the largest…

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Columbia Fire Department trains to deal with infectious diseases – ABC17News.com

Columbia Fire Department trains to deal with infectious diseases – ABC17News.com

ABC17News.com Columbia Fire Department trains to deal with infectious diseasesABC17News.comCOLUMBIA, Mo. – Members of the Columbia Fire Department participated in a training Monday on how to handle infections diseases. According to the department, the training covered a review of procedures related to potential Ebola incidents, putting on … Source link

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Asian longhorned ticks spreading across US may spread diseases

Asian longhorned ticks spreading across US may spread diseases

CLOSE CDC says tick-borne illnesses have now TRIPLED. Are you removing ticks correctly? Here’s everything you need to know about ticks and how you can combat Lyme disease. Just the FAQs Asian longhorned ticks have been found on pets, livestock, wildlife and people.(Photo: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating a tick that is spreading widely across the United States. Nine states have reported finding the Asian longhorned tick,…

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Testing well water recommended after earthquake | Local News Stories

Testing well water recommended after earthquake | Local News Stories

MAT-SU — Following the massive earthquake that shook Southcentral Alaska Friday morning and continues to send aftershocks, many Valley residents have been hearing conflicting information concerning the quality of their water. Lisa Humphreys, who owns Ace Water Wells, said that the Department of Environmental Conservation has a wealth of knowledge on its website, and encourages homeowners with wells to direct their research there. Humphreys said residents in homes connected to city water likely have nothing…

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Rates of chronic kidney disease, deaths outpace other diseases – Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

Rates of chronic kidney disease, deaths outpace other diseases – Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

Visit the News Hub Condition causing increased suffering, death in younger adults Getty Images An abundance of high-sugar, high-salt foods in many American diets and obesity-related health problems such as diabetes are likely driving an increase in kidney disease cases, including in young adults, according to researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Advances in treating cancer, heart disease and other major health conditions in recent decades have extended life spans…

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CDC warning about disease threat in US from Asian longhorned tick

CDC warning about disease threat in US from Asian longhorned tick

(CBS News) – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is studying potential diseases that could stem from the exotic Asian longhorned tick that has been found in nine states. The tick was first discovered in New Jersey last year. “The full public health and agricultural impact of this tick discovery and spread is unknown,” Ben Beard, Ph.D., deputy director of CDC’s Division of Vector-Borne Diseases, said in a statement. “In other parts of the…

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Federal Report Urges Bigger Fight Against Diseases Caused By Ticks

Federal Report Urges Bigger Fight Against Diseases Caused By Ticks

Federal health officials are calling for a bigger effort to fight tick-borne diseases. In a report earlier this month, an advisory committee for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services called for improved diagnosis, lab testing and treatment, as well as more funding in fighting Lyme disease and other tick-related diseases. And the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this month said that state and local health departments reported a record number of cases of…

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As the world warms, deadly and disfiguring tropical diseases are inching their way toward the U.S.

As the world warms, deadly and disfiguring tropical diseases are inching their way toward the U.S.

Destroying a forest can also spark a pandemic. In West Africa, deforestation displaced bats from their forest habitat into villages such as Meliandou in southern Guinea. There, in 2013, a 2-year-old boy encountered a colony of bats in a hollow tree and contracted Ebola, a disease that would go on to claim his life and the lives of more than 11,000 other people. Source link

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Antibiotic could protect against age-related brain diseases

Antibiotic could protect against age-related brain diseases

An antibiotic, minocycline, can increase the lifespan of roundworms by preventing the build-up of proteins during aging, a study in the open-access journal eLife reports. Protein aggregation causes several progressive age-related brain diseases, including amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and prion disease. This study shows that minocycline prevents this build-up even in older animals with age-impaired stress-response pathways. The number of proteins in a cell is balanced by the rate of protein manufacture and disposal,…

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Global Liver Diseases Treatment Market to 2025

Global Liver Diseases Treatment Market to 2025

Dublin, Nov. 28, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The “Liver Diseases Treatment Market to 2025 – Global Analysis and Forecasts by Diseases, Imaging Modality, and Geography” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. The global liver treatment market is expected to reach US$ 4,883.5 Mn in 2025 from US$ 3,426.8 in 2017. The liver treatment market is estimated to grow with a CAGR of 4.6% from 2018-2025. The imaging modalities covered in the report include, magnetic…

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Living drugs: Engineering bacteria to treat genetic diseases

Living drugs: Engineering bacteria to treat genetic diseases

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Pedro Belda Ferre, University of California San Diego (THE CONVERSATION) A pill containing millions of bacteria ready to colonize… (The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Pedro Belda Ferre, University of California San Diego (THE CONVERSATION) A pill containing millions of bacteria ready to colonize your gut might be a…

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Yamuna blamed for dirty water piped to homes- The New Indian Express

Yamuna blamed for dirty water piped to homes- The New Indian Express

By Express News Service NEW DELHI: Complaints of contaminated water being supplied to homes in Delhi have gone up by 11,000 even as the number of patients with symptoms of water-borne diseases has spiked in the city’s hospitals. Last year, 22,227 complaints were received by the Delhi Jal Board, while this year the number has jumped to 33,884. Officials blame the poor quality of water on the rise of the ammonia level in the Yamuna. “As…

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