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Content: Volume 5, Issue 4

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'Take a deep breath in': a new treatment for congenital lung disease

Diseases that affect young children and babies with no apparent cure are devastating to witness or even hear. One such group of diseases known as Children’s Interstitial and Diffuse Lung Disease (cHILD) has many symptoms associated with difficulty in breathing and a reduced ability of... click to read more

  • Vanessa Xavier | PhD student at Department of Cell Biology, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
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Reading time 3.5 min
published on Dec 20, 2019
More boats and less fish in the oceans

A large portion of the world's population depends on marine fishing to maintain their way of life, whether from a diet, cultural, or employment perspective. We cannot separate the action of fishing from one of its most basic technical elements: the fishing boat. At a... click to read more

  • Yannick Rousseau | PhD student at Centre for Marine Socioecology, Institute for Marine and Antarctic Science/CSIRO, Hobart, TAS (Australia)
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Reading time 2 min
published on Dec 20, 2019
Mindfulness yoga relieves anxiety and depression for Parkinson’s patients

A participant from the mindfulness yoga program once said: "Many exercises required continual movements of the body. While yoga keeps your body moving, it trains your mind to become still in the present moment. Yoga grants me the full awareness of my body and mind,... click to read more

  • Jojo Y. Y. Kwok | Research Assistant Professor at School of Nursing, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR
  • Leo C. C. Lam | Research Assistant at School of Nursing, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR
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Reading time 3 min
published on Dec 20, 2019
Is prison the answer to preventing violence?

Violence is a serious public health problem. There are significant healthcare costs associated with injuries caused by force. Individuals involved in violence can suffer lasting physical and mental health effects. The impacts of violence can also extend to their families, friends, caregivers, and communities. What can... click to read more

  • Anh P. Nguyen | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Kaiser Permanente Colorado Institute for Health Research, Aurora, CO, USA
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Reading time 3.5 min
published on Dec 19, 2019
A special delivery for malaria-transmitting mosquitoes

Infected female Anopheles mosquitoes deliver malaria parasites to hundreds of millions of people worldwide, killing nearly half a million people every year. In the past two decades, we have successfully decreased the global malaria burden by half thanks to chemical insecticides, which are sprayed in... click to read more

  • Etienne Bilgo | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Institut de Recherche en Sciences de la Santé/Centre Muraz, Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso
  • Brian Lovett | PhD student at Department of Entomology, University of Maryland, Maryland, USA
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Reading time 3.5 min
published on Dec 18, 2019