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Platypus venom paves way to possible diabetes treatment - BBC News
Australian researchers say platypus venom could pave the way for new type 2 diabetes treatments.

“The males of the extraordinary semi-aquatic mammal - one of the only kind to lay eggs - have venomous spurs on the heels of their hind feet. The poison is used to ward off adversaries. But scientists at the University of Adelaide have discovered it contains a hormone that could help treat diabetes. Known as GLP-1 (glucagon-like peptide-1), it is also found in humans and other animals, where it promotes insulin release, lowering blood glucose levels. But it normally degrades very quickly. Not for the duck-billed bottom feeders though. Or for echidnas, also known as spiny anteaters - another iconic Australian species found to carry the unusual hormone. Both produce a long-lasting form of it, offering the tantalising prospect of creating something similar for human diabetes sufferers.”

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More than half of U.S. adults with mental illness aren’t getting treated

According to Mental Health America’s recently released annual assessment, about 20% of U.S. adults — or 43.7 million people — have a mental health condition of some kind — and less than half of them are receiving the care they need. Among children and adolescents, the news is worse.

Researchers are on the way to treating, even curing cystic fibrosis

Cystic fibrosis, a hereditary disorder that attacks your lungs and digestive system with a massive buildup of mucus, is one of the most frequent rare diseases. We know that buildup is caused by a mutation in the body’s cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator, which makes the body terrible at creating the protein it needs to move water and salt out of its cells — hence the gnarly buildup. And so far, there’s no cure for the disease — but scientists just announced a major breakthrough.

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President Obama pledges $500 million to mental health treatment

Besides closing the gun show loophole, President Obama announced another progressive gun control measure. He vowed to put $500 million toward improving mental health access and treatment across the country. This effort could do more than just prevent mass murders.

On a related note, the President had the perfect response to critics who say he doesn’t understand the Second Amendment.


Pennsylvania shooting claims 6 black lives

Six people are dead after a pair of gunmen opened fire at a barbecue in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania, Wednesday night. Four women, one man and an unborn child were shot at a private residence in what authorities are calling a coordinated attack. All of the victims were black.

While outlets across the country have given it some coverage, the incident has largely been spared the 24-hour news cycle treatment granted the likes of other recent attacks.

Bernie Sanders calls for a mental health “revolution” at the debate

In any given year, some 10 million Americans experience “serious mental illness … that substantially interferes with or limits one or more major life activities." Hours after Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders announced his single-payer health care plan Sunday, he called for a mental health revolution at the NBC/YouTube Democratic debate. How he plans to do it.

The treatment is called Fav-Afrique. It’s the only anti-venom approved to neutralize the bites of 10 deadly African snakes, like spitting cobras, carpet vipers and black mambas. And the world’s stockpiles of it are dwindling, Doctors Without Borders said Tuesday. The last batch expires next June.

“I think this is really a health crisis,” says Dr. Gabriel Alcoba, the snakebite medical adviser for Doctors Without Borders. “We’re talking about more than 30,000 deaths per year. This is an epidemic. This is comparable to many other diseases.”

The World Is Running Out Of A Critical Snakebite Antidote

Photo: Balint Porneczi/Bloomberg/Getty Images
Caption: Black mambas are one of the fastest snakes in the world and grow up to 14 feet long. But their venom is no match for the antidote Fav-Afrique.


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We admitted another tiny pheasant chick this afternoon after it was found on a Common with no sign of the parents. It was wobbly and weak, but was otherwise uninjured.

It was given multivitamins and rehydration fluids, and is being fed a special food formula by our volunteers every day!

It will stay with us until it can be mixed with its own kind, and then once again it’s back to the wild :)

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