Dealing With the U.S. Federal Government’s Failure of Climate Leadership

Dealing With the US Federal Government’s Failure of Climate Leadership Four years of Donald Trump and a year and a half of Joe Manchin have paralyzed much, but not all, of our national climate agenda. Biden’s trillion-dollar infrastructure bill includes over $300 billion in environmental capital, and federal procurement policy requires another $600 billion of … Read more

Being Unmarried Linked to 58% Higher Chance of Death in Heart Failure Patients

Being unmarried versus married was associated with a 58% higher risk for all-cause death and an 83% increased risk of cardiovascular death. Unmarried patients were found to have a higher rate of both all-cause death and cardiovascular death According to a study presented at Heart Failure 2022, a scientific meeting of the European Society of … Read more

A Common Medication Improves Survival for Heart Failure Patients

Patients with worsening heart failure who received colchicine, a common gout medication, had a survival rate of 97.9% compared with a 93.5% survival rate for patients who did not take colchicine. A new study discovers a new potential treatment option for a condition affecting 6 million Americans. Colchicine, a common gout medication, dramatically increased the … Read more

Shedding Light on Sperm Development Failure Caused by Testicular Warming

Left: Normal spermatogenesis in the scrotum (34 ° C) Right: Impaired spermatogenesis in the abdomen (38 ° C). Credit: NIBB Testicles of most mammals are cooled in the scrotum, and elevated testicular temperatures lead to spermatogenesis failure and male infertility. A team of researchers led by Shosei Yoshida at the National Institute for Basic Biology … Read more

Research Exposes Long-Term Failure of Russian Propaganda in Ukraine

Russian propaganda flooded the Donbas region of Ukraine. Research shows that Kremlin disinformation was not effective. A study of the propaganda that flooded Donbas for years reveals a failure to build pro-Russian “in-group” identities in the region, despite Vladimir Putin’s claims of support. According to a study of thousands of stories from media outlets churning … Read more

New research could vastly improve this life-sustaining treatment for kidney failure patients

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Around one in 10 Canadians has kidney disease and millions more are at risk. According to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, the number of people living with end-stage kidney disease or kidney failure has grown 35 per cent since 2009, with 46 per cent of new patients under the age of … Read more

Good Hydration May Reduce Long-Term Risks of Heart Failure

Serum sodium levels may help identify adults with a greater chance of experiencing heart disease. Staying well-hydrated may be associated with a reduced risk for developing heart failure, according to researchers at the National Institutes of Health. Their findings, which appear in the European Heart Journal, suggest that consuming sufficient amounts of fluids throughout life … Read more

Surprising Findings on Low-Salt Diets, Heart Failure, and Quality of Life

Study reveals how reducing sodium intake can help patients with heart failure. Surprising findings show a low-salt diet does not prevent death or hospital visits, but does improve symptoms and quality of life. For the past century people with weak hearts have been told to lower their salt intake, but until now there has been … Read more