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£2.4 million government funding to alleviate seafarers’ mental health issues

£2.4 million government funding to alleviate seafarers’ mental health issues

Maritime Minister Robert Courts has announced government funding for 3 organizations to support projects developing seafarers’ wellbeing and maritime skills, diversity and careers. Announcing the news at the Mersey Maritime Exchange in Liverpool, the minister also outlined how the funding will support a review of ‘ratings’ training. This will include roles such as deck, engine …

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Using omics technology to characterize and quantify biomolecules for better nutrition

Using omics technology to characterize and quantify biomolecules for better nutrition

Maya Rajasekharan, Senior Advisor, Strategic Program Development at the Alliance of Bioversity International and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), says that food is the single greatest determinant of human health and disease over the course of one’s life, and yet a comprehensive understanding of the composition of what we eat remains unknown. What’s …

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New scientific statement highlights the cardiopulmonary effects of e-cigarette use among adolescents

New scientific statement highlights the cardiopulmonary effects of e-cigarette use among adolescents

E-cigarettes have become increasingly popular among adolescents, and the latest available scientific evidence suggests the use of these products has adverse health effects that may accrue over time, leading to an increased risk of cardiovascular and pulmonary disease over the course of the life of people who use e-cigarettes, according to a new scientific statement …

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First-of-its-kind technology repairs and regenerates heart muscle cells

First-of-its-kind technology repairs and regenerates heart muscle cells

Researchers at the University of Houston are reporting a first-of-its-kind technology that not only repairs heart muscle cells in mice but also regenerates them following a heart attack, or myocardial infarction as its medically known. Published in the Journal of Cardiovascular Agingthe groundbreaking finding has the potential to become a powerful clinical strategy for treating …

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