Studies

Breaking research from science, medicine and technology.

New research has shown for the first time that the amount of water flowing through rivers in snow-affected regions depends significantly on how much of the precipitation falls as snowfall. This means in a warming climate, if less of the precipitation falls as snow, rivers …

A form of bacteria responsible for respiratory illness, including the deadly pneumonia known as Legionnaire’s disease, may be able to grow in windshield washer fluid and was isolated from nearly 75 percent of school buses tested in one district in Arizona, according to research presented …

As if increased risks of high blood pressure, respiratory infections, lung cancer and even depression weren’t enough, researchers say patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease have another complication to worry about: heart failure. …read more Source: EurekAlert

A University of Florida study shows that the same bacteria that cause gum disease also promotes heart disease — a discovery that could change the way heart disease is diagnosed and treated. Researchers report their findings today at the annual meeting of the American Society …

Contrary to popular belief, urine is not sterile and the bacteria in it may be associated with overactive bladder in some women, according to research presented today at the annual meeting of the American Society for Microbiology. …read more Source: EurekAlert

Bacteria live in the bladders of healthy women, discrediting the common belief that normal urine is sterile. This finding was presented today by researchers from Loyola University Chicago at the 114th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology in Boston. …read more Source: EurekAlert

Heart failure hospitalization more than doubles during inflammatory bowel disease flares, according to a study of more than five million Danish people. The research was presented today at the Heart Failure Congress 2014, held 17-20 May, in Athens, Greece. The Congress is the main annual …

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