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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Health Research ♦ Falls and brawls top list of causes for eye injuries ♦ Exploring vulnerabilities of the Cryptosporidium parasite ♦ Small steps may help when dealing with a growing diabetes problem

Falls and brawls top list of causes for eye injuries in United States Fighting and assault caused nearly 8,000 eye injuries treated in hospitals from 2002-2011, while falling led causes of ocular trauma with more than 8,500 incidents reported.
Exploring vulnerabilities of the Cryptosporidium parasite Cryptosporidium parvum is a gastrointestinal parasite that can cause moderate to severe diarrhea in children and adults, and deadly opportunistic infection in AIDS patients. Because C. parvum is resistant to chlorine disinfectant treatment, it frequently causes water-borne outbreaks around the world. A new study provides a detailed analysis of a C. parvum protein that is central to glycolysis -- the only pathway by which the parasite can generate energy -- and identifies it as a potential drug target.
Small steps can equal big changes when it comes to diabetes. A doctor explains how to lower your risk for diabetes and prediabetes.
The relationship quality of 721 couples in Switzerland over a period of thirteen years is at the core of new research. A researcher demonstrated that while the various styles of conjugal interactions generally remain stable along the life course, some critical life events and transitions weigh much more on relationship quality than others, sometimes in unexpected ways


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