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    Risk of falls up with mild, moderate diabetic retinopathy

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories (HealthDay)—Among Asians, individuals with mild and moderate diabetic retinopathy (DR) are more likely to have fallen, and greater perceived barriers to diabetes self-management (DSM) are associated with the severity of DR, according to two studies published online Nov. 16 in JAMA Ophthalmology. [...]

    Show the flow

    Original @ MIT News – Civil and environmental engineering A novel hand-held laboratory reveals hidden subterranean fluid movement. [...]

    Research shows drones could help crop management take off

    Original @ – latest science and technology news stories Unmanned aerial systems (UAS), commonly referred to as drones, could help farmers determine if their crop is growing satisfactorily, according to a recent study conducted by University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture researchers. [...]

    New diabetes self-management education course for South Asian population

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories Researchers at King’s College London have signed an agreement with three partner organisations to offer a customised type 2 diabetes self-management education programme for the South Asian population in three London Boroughs. [...]

    No, You Shouldn’t Buy Anti-Radiation Meds: Alaska Emergency Officials

    Original @ Defensetech PALMER, Alaska — Reports that experts here want residents to purchase anti-radiation medication are completely untrue, officials with Alaska’s emergency management office said Thursday. A… [...]

    Tax reform proposal has serious implications for older Americans

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories Earlier this week, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) advised members of Congress that the U.S. House of Representative’s tax reform bill (the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act,” or H.R. 1) would result in automatic cuts to key federal programs, including a $2… [...]

    Lower cost, higher quality primary care practices are distinguished by six attributes

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories Six attributes of primary care delivery are associated with high value, according to a new study: decision support for evidence-based medicine, risk-stratified care management, careful selection of specialists, coordination of care, standing orders and… [...]

    Nearly every job is becoming more digital — Brookings study

    Original @ KurzweilAI » News Digital technology is disrupting the American workforce, but in vastly uneven ways, according to a new analysis of 545 occupations in a report published today by the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program. The report, “Digitalization and the American workforce,” provides a detailed analysis of changes since 2001 in the digital content of 545 occupations that represent 90 [...] [...]

    New guidelines issued for diagnosis and care of LAM, a rare lung disease

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories The American Thoracic Society (ATS) and the Japanese Respiratory Society (JRS) have published additional clinical practice guidelines regarding four specific questions related to the diagnosis of lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) and management of pneumot… [...]

    Filling intercropping info gap

    Original @ – latest science and technology news stories Two crops or one? Sometimes, growing two crops simultaneously on the same piece of land – called intercropping – can benefit farmers. But it needs careful planning and resource management. [...]