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Thursday, June 18, 2015

Health Research:Extreme exercise linked to blood poisoning ♦ Completing care processes for blood poisoning more quickly ♦ Avoid health risks of toxic blue-green algae

Toxic algal blooms behind Klamath River dams create health risks far downstream Toxic algal blooms in reservoirs on the Klamath River can travel more than 180 miles downriver in a few days, survive passage through hydroelectric turbines and create unsafe water conditions on lower parts of the river in northern California. They can accumulate to concentrations that can pose health risks to people, pets and wildlife, and improved monitoring and public health outreach is needed to address this issue.
Completing care processes for blood poisoning more quickly New guidelines recommend that a patient suffering from blood poisoning receive a series of care processes known as the sepsis resuscitation bundle within six hours of diagnosis. About half the time that doesn’t happen. Simulations suggest that improvements in six areas may improve the sepsis resuscitation bundle compliance rate by 21 percent.
Extreme exercise linked to blood poisoning Extreme exercise can cause intestinal bacteria to leak into the bloodstream, leading to blood poisoning, new research shows. To reach this conclusion, experts monitored people participating in a range of extreme endurance events, including 24-hour ultra-marathons and multi-stage ultra-marathons, run on consecutive days
Scientists help public avoid health risks of toxic blue-green algae As the hot summer season approaches, scientists are working to mitigate the human health risks of blue-green algae blooms, using a technique they've been refining for the past three years.
New tool identifies novel compound targeting causes of type 2 diabetes A new drug screening technology has identified a new potential anti-diabetes compound -- and a powerful way to quickly test whether other molecules can have a positive effect on a critical molecular pathway believed to be central to diseases ranging from diabetes to retinitis pigmentosa, cystic fibrosis, Huntington's disease, and Alzheimer's

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