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Method gets hydrogen gas out of liquid carriers faster

A new technique for extracting hydrogen gas from liquid carriers is faster, less expensive, and more energy efficient than previous approaches, say researchers. “Hydrogen is widely viewed as a sustainable energy source for transportation, but there are some technical obstacles that need to be overcome before it can be viewed as a practical alternative...

Finding may explain variation in similar painkillers

New research identifies a previously unknown process that clarifies why similar painkillers such as ibuprofen and aspirin produce a range of clinical outcomes. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are widely used to treat pain and inflammation. But even at similar doses, different NSAIDs can have unexpected and unexplained effects on many...

How to keep your kids safer at summer camp

The top concern for parents choosing a summer camp for their kids is logistics, poll results indicate. And while families consider health and safety information, such as camp supervision and first aid training, less than half of parents rate general safety policies as essential to their camp decision, according to the University of Michigan Health...

Greener cities could prevent thousands of deaths

Increasing green space in United States cities may substantially reduce mortality from all causes, according to a new study. The nationwide study found that increasing green vegetation in large, metropolitan areas could have prevented between 34,000-38,000 deaths, based on data from 2000-2019. The study also shows that overall greenness in metro areas...

These birds are key spreaders of avian flu

A new study clarifies which bird species are super spreaders of avian influenza, more commonly known as bird flu. “The scientific community has become accustomed to speaking about influenza viruses in birds as a group, but birds are an incredibly diverse taxa of animals with different natural history, physiology, and anatomy,” says Jonathan Runstadler,...

Team measures microbes in American diets

New research aims to measure the friendly microbes in raw and fermented foods. “Ultimately we want to understand if there should be a recommended daily intake of these microbes to keep us healthy, either through the foods or from probiotic supplements,” says Maria Marco, a professor in the food science and technology department at the University of...

8 tips to get you through the baby formula shortage

An expert has tips to help you navigate the national shortage of baby formula, which has many parents worried they won’t be able to feed their babies. More than 40% of top-selling formula brands are reportedly out of stock at stores around the country. The shortage stems from pandemic supply issues worsened by recalls and the shutdown of an Abbott...

Why you should worry about plastic and your health

Recent studies have found evidence of microplastics in the human body, including the bloodstream and lungs. But that’s not the only way plastic can affect human health. While studying mosquito-borne viral infections (arboviruses) in Kenya, Desiree LaBeaud and collaborators realized that the mosquitoes were coming from the plastic trash. “This work...

Traumatic events may blunt benefits of positive interventions at school

In the midst of traumatic events, such as a neighborhood shooting, positive classroom behavior management interventions may not work as well for all kids, a new study shows. In general, offering students positive encouragement rather than negative reprimands not only reduces disruptive student classroom behavior but can also improve students’ academic...

Roads and railway would threaten tiger survival in Nepal park

Expanding roads and completion of a planned railway in Nepal’s Chitwan National Park could increase deaths of endangered tigers, disrupt habitats, and exacerbate other threats to biodiversity, a new study shows. Using an advanced simulation model, researchers investigated how the rapid development of transport infrastructure, which is a major threat...

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