ALL POSTS BY Catherine Cabral-Isabedra

Liraglutide Safely Lowers Cardiovascular Risk By 13 Percent In Patients With Type 2 Diabetes

After almost four years of clinical trials, a study on liraglutide has finally concluded. Results showed that the injectable drug can reduce cardiovascular risk by 13 percent in patients with type 2 diabetes, without any serious adverse effects.

Medicine June 14, 2016

Blood Pressure Spikes Don't Always Need Emergency Room Care

Blood pressure elevation does not always require an emergency room visit. Patients who have high blood pressure can be managed and treated as an outpatient.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 14, 2016

US Will Invest $200 Million To Reduce Organ Transplant Wait List

The U.S. government announced a $200 million investment for reducing the long wait list of organ transplant patients. The government will work with private organizations to increase the number of organ donor registrations.

Medicine June 14, 2016

Eating At Least Four Servings Of Whole Grains Increases Life Span: Study

Harvard researchers analyzed long-term studies and found a link between whole grain consumption and mortality rates. Consumption of at least four servings of whole grains daily reduces death risk significantly.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 14, 2016

Here's How Much Sleep Your Child Should Get

An expert panel has released the first sleep guideline for children and teens. Experts believe that having enough hours of sleep is important in ensuring the best health for kids.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 14, 2016

Vaping Teens More Likely To Become Regular Cigarette Smokers: Study

Researchers from the University of Southern California have found that teens who puffed e-cigarettes at least once are more likely to use regular cigarettes. E-cigarettes were initially proposed as a means of weaning off smokers.

Public Health June 13, 2016

Australian Government Pledges $1 Billion To Preserve Great Barrier Reef

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced the special allocation of $1 billion to support clean water projects to preserve the Great Barrier Reef. The said fund will come from the Clean Energy Finance Corporation's $10 billion budget.

Earth/Environment June 13, 2016

Walgreens Breaks Ties With Theranos, Closes 40 Centers

The former Silicon Valley darling, Theranos, has lost another major supporter as Walgreens announced that it is cutting its ties with the startup. Walgreens will close 40 of its stores in Arizona.

Business Tech June 13, 2016

Mosquitoes In Clark County Test Positive For Encephalitis

Southern Nevada Health District has confirmed the presence of St. Louis encephalitis in the pools of mosquitoes they tested. The health district said that while they rarely cause diseases, areas with high concentration of the mosquitoes should be avoided.

Public Health June 12, 2016

UN Vows To End AIDS Epidemic By 2030

The recently concluded United Nations General Assembly High-Level Meeting on Ending AIDS in New York announced that they have concrete plans to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030. The said meeting was well-attended by stakeholders from different fields.

Public Health June 11, 2016

Muhammad Ali's Final Farewell: Who Was There?

The three-day celebration of Muhammad Ali's life concluded with a private, final farewell attended by family, close friends, religious luminaries and fans. Ali's wife Lonnie, friend Billy Crystal and former U.S. president Bill Clinton said their eulogies for the boxing legend.

Life & Style June 11, 2016

These Smart Glass Panes Contain Light-Emitting Nanoparticles

Smart glass embedded with light-emitting nanoparticles is now possible. Researchers from Australia were able to develop a method that would carefully integrate nanoparticles into glass panels without disrupting their original properties.

Material Science June 11, 2016

Is Exposure To Metals Causing Bat Population Decline?

Researchers from the University of York have found high levels of metals in dead bats across Wales and England. Bats are an important part of the ecosystem from pollination to fertilization.

Animals June 11, 2016

How Snake Species Evolved To Have Ability To Eat Toxic Newts

Garter snakes and some snake species today are only able to eat toxic newts because their ancestors evolved. What did ancient snakes develop to survive?

Animals June 11, 2016

Delta IV Heavy Launch Postponed Due To Bad Weather

United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket launch was canceled due to bad weather conditions. The launch, tagged as NROL-37 mission, was supposed to bring a classified National Reconnaissance Office satellite to space.

Space June 10, 2016

US Teen Smoking Drops But Vaping Increases: CDC

The latest survey on risk behaviors among teens has found an all-time low of students smoking tobacco or traditional cigarettes. On the other hand, vaping and use of e-cigarettes among these high school students are increasing.

Public Health June 10, 2016

Bigger Wine Glasses Urge People To Drink More

Pouring wine on a large glass may encourage heavier alcohol consumption. Researchers said that large glasses create a false perception of lesser consumption that leads to excessive drinking.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 10, 2016

Norway Makes History As First Country To Prohibit Deforestation

Norway has officially committed to zero deforestation. The Scandinavian country is known for many of its environmental projects, particularly forest preservation, worldwide.

Earth/Environment June 9, 2016

High Levels Of Cobalt, Cadmium In Portland Detected Through Moss Study

A moss study revealed that at least three areas in Portland have high levels of cadmium and cobalt. The researchers, along with government agencies, are conducting air tests to monitor levels of metals, which may be inhaled by the residents.

Public Health June 9, 2016

Successful Test For 3-Parent Babies Means Human Trials Might Begin By Late 2017

Successful preclinical trials in the UK for three-parent babies through mitochondrial donation may make the technique available by 2017. The researchers are awaiting approval from the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority to move forward with their study.

Biotech June 9, 2016

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