reducing Sugar

Reducing sugar in packaged foods can prevent disease in millions

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Cutting 20% of sugar from packaged foods and 40% from beverages could prevent 2.48 million cardiovascular disease events (such as strokes, heart attacks, cardiac arrests), 490,000 cardiovascular deaths, and 750,000 diabetes cases in the U.S. over the lifetime of the adult population, reports a study published in Circulation. A team of…

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Reducing antibiotic use in primary care may be insufficient alone to curtail antimicrobial resistance

Credit: CC0 Public Domain The first evaluation of NHS England’s Quality Premium intervention on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases. The Quality Premium scheme was introduced in 2015 and rewarded groups of general practitioners (GPs) for improvements in quality of care, including reducing inappropriate antibiotic prescribing in primary care. Led by…

Emissions reducing

Reducing CO2 emissions by targeting the world’s hyper-polluting power plants

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Reducing poverty can actually lower energy demand, finds research

Better for all — Turns out human development is a matter of economic justice and climate justice. Marta Baltruszewicz, The Conversation – Jun 5, 2021 1:00 pm UTC Ethiopians carrying jerrycans of water.As people around the world escape poverty, you might expect their energy use to increase. But my research in Nepal, Vietnam, and Zambia…

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Q and A: Top tips for reducing heart attack and stroke risk

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My sister just turned 50. She went in for a standard cardiac checkup and learned she has high blood pressure and high cholesterol. The doctor told her that since our mom also had these issues, she must drastically change her diet, increase her exercise, and take medications to…

Ocean’ reducing

Reducing ocean acidification by removing carbon dioxide: Two targets for cutting-edge research

Credit: CC0 Public Domain It is now widely recognized that in order to reach the target of limiting global warming to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels (as the objective of the Paris agreement), cutting the carbon emissions even at an unprecedented pace will not be sufficient, but there is the need for development and…