Chronically ill women underusing online self-care resources, study shows

Barriers to internet use may be preventing chronically ill middle-aged and older women from being as healthy as they otherwise could be, new research from Oregon State University suggests.

 

Bacteria discovery offers possible new means of controlling crop pest

A bacterium common in insects has been discovered in a plant-parasitic roundworm, opening up the possibility of a new, environmentally friendly way of controlling the crop-damaging pest.

Repeatedly thinking about work-family conflict linked to health problems

Thinking over and over again about conflicts between your job and personal life is likely to damage both your mental and physical health, research from Oregon State University suggests.

Immune system uses gut bacteria to control glucose metabolism

Researchers have discovered a link between the immune system, gut bacteria and glucose metabolism – a “cross-talk” that can lead to type 2 diabetes  when not functioning correctly.

The golden drool: Study finds treasure trove of info in saliva of foraging bears

A new study documents the ability of researchers to gather DNA from residual saliva on partially consumed salmon to the point that they can even identify individual bears from the genetic samples.

Kelp forests globally resilient, but may need local solutions to environmental threats

The first global assessment of marine kelp ecosystems shows they have a surprising resilience to environmental impacts, but local efforts will be needed to help protect their health in the future.

New 'optofluidic' technology taps power of diatoms to improve sensor performance

Researchers have combined one of nature’s tiny miracles, the diatom, with a version of inkjet printing and optical sensing to create an exceptional sensing device.

Discovery of new bacteria complicates problem with salmon poisoning in dogs

A new study suggests that the risks dogs of the Pacific Northwest face from salmon poisoning is complicated, and that some pet owners make think their pets are immune when they are not.

Mental health spending nets return by reducing jail population

Each dollar a state spends on mental health care cuts roughly 25 cents off its jail expenditures by reducing its inmate population, a new study shows.

Glucose-monitoring contact lens would feature transparent sensor

Type 1 diabetes patients may one day be able to monitor their blood glucose levels and even control their insulin infusions via a transparent sensor on a contact lens.

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