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The role of diet in the rise of modern shark communities — ScienceDaily

The availability of prey and the ability to adapt to changing environments played key roles in the evolution of sharks. A new study, in which over 3,000 shark teeth were analysed, provides new insight into how modern shark communities were established. The results are published in the journal Current Biology.

The new research investigated the diversity of shark teeth from the final stages of the Mesozoic (approximately 80 million years ago) to the present day. In particular, it sought to understand why there are only 15 species of mackerel sharks living today (scientific name: Lamniformes), whereas there are more than

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Fourth COVID Wave Swamps Stressed Nurse Corps | Healthiest Communities Health News

Cassandra Alexander remembers the exact date when the “firehose tears” started: April 25, 2020.

An intensive care nurse trained in infectious disease treatment, Alexander had spent some two months working marathon shifts in an ICU ward in the San Francisco Bay Area, just as the first tsunami of COVID-19 patients began. Though she had volunteered, she recalls, the scene was apocalyptic: beds, ventilators, protective gowns, facemasks and even mortuary space were all scarce, but the patients kept coming. And the end was nowhere in sight.

After yet another shift in the “meat grinder” that day, Alexander says, “I had a

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My CAHNR Summer: Candelaria Alday ’23 Brings Nutrition Education to Connecticut Communities

The College of Agriculture, Health, and Natural ResourcesExtension internships provide students with the opportunity to learn and work in a paid career-oriented role.

 

What is your name, major, and year?

My name is Candelaria Alday. I am a rising junior studying nutritional science on the dietetic track.

 

What is your internship this summer?

I am involved in the Community Nutrition Internship in Fairfield County at the Fairfield County Extension Center in Bethel, Connecticut. Alongside my supervisors, we are leading various nutrition education programs with EFNEP (Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program) and SNAP-Ed. Our priority is to educate

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How contaminated streams, open defecation, lack of health centres fuel Abuja communities’ cholera outbreak

As cholera spreads across the country, residents of some communities in the Abuja Municipal Council battling a raging cholera outbreak say that lack of access to potable water and inadequate health infrastructure remain a major hindrance to curbing the disease. LARA ADEJORO, who visited the communities, reports:

Sixteen-year-old Salvation Ibrahim woke up on July 24, 2021, feeling feverish but she didn’t think it was anything serious, until she started stooling around 4pm of that day. The stooling progressed to vomiting a greenish substance.

Her parents thought she would be fine before the next day but her condition became worse –

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Places in the U.S. With the Longest Life Expectancy | Healthiest Communities

Healthiest Communities is an interactive destination for consumers and policymakers,
developed by U.S. News & World Report in collaboration with the Aetna Foundation, an
independent charitable and philanthropic affiliate of CVS Health. Backed by in-depth
research and accompanied by news and analysis, the site features comprehensive rankings
drawn from an examination of nearly 3,000 counties and county equivalents on 84 metrics
across 10 categories, informing residents, health care leaders and officials about local
policies and practices that drive better health outcomes for all. Data was gathered and
analyzed by the University of Missouri Center for Applied Research and Engagement Systems

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CDC to Release Clinical Guidance on Identifying, Managing Long COVID | Healthiest Communities Health News

Guidance on how health care providers can identify long COVID is forthcoming from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a CDC official says.

Dr. John Brooks, chief medical officer for the CDC’s COVID-19 response, referenced the forthcoming guidance at a congressional hearing in late April. Long COVID, as recognized by the CDC and National Institutes of Health, encompasses a range of illness symptoms that can persist weeks to months following an initial infection with the virus that causes COVID-19, or that can appear weeks afterward. Symptoms can include brain fog, fatigue, gastrointestinal issues, dizziness and shortness of breath,

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Schools Can Help Kids Heal After the COVID Pandemic | Healthiest Communities Health News

By Cory Turner and Christine Herman

Kai Humphrey, 9, has been learning from home for more than a year. He badly misses his Washington, D.C., elementary school, along with his friends and the bustle of the classroom.

“I will be the first person ever to have every single person in the world as my friend,” he said on a recent Zoom call, his sandy-brown hair hanging down to his shoulder blades. From Kai, this kind of proclamation doesn’t feel like bragging, more like exuberant kindness.

But when Kai’s school recently invited him back, he refused. That’s because his worry list

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