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Walter Jessen is a senior writer for Highlight HEALTH Media.

PubMed Health Website Closing in October

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has announced that it will be retiring its PubMed Health website on October 31, 2018 [1]. The existing content or similar material will subsequently be made available through PubMed, MedlinePlus, and Bookshelf.

PubMed Health

A Purpose Driven Life May Also Be A Healthier Life

According to research from Washington University in St. Louis, people with a higher sense of purpose tend to engage in healthier lifestyle choices and are more likely to feel better about their own health status [1].

purpose

World Vegan Day: 5 Vegan Diet Health Benefits

Today is World Vegan Day, an annual event celebrated on November 1st. World Vegan Day is an opportunity to promote the benefits of a vegan diet (a vegan diet involves eating only plant-based foods) and veganism in general. People observing the day celebrate the benefits of veganism for humans, animals and the environment. The day also kicks off World Vegan Month.

World Vegan Day

Today is World Food Day 2017: Change the Future of Migration

Today is World Food Day. World Food Day is both a day of action against hunger for those who are starving from lack of food and a day to promote worldwide awareness of the need to provide enough, nutritious food for everyone. World Food Day is celebrated in 150 countries around the world, making it one of the most celebrated days of the UN calendar.
World Food Day 2017

Scientists Detect Malaria in 15 Minutes with 20-cent Paper Centrifuge

Stanford bioengineers have created an ultra-low-cost, hand-spun¬†centrifuge that separates blood into its individual components in only 1.5 minutes [1]. Inspired by an ancient children’s toy called a whirligig, the “paperfuge”¬†can be used to detect malaria in blood in just 15 minutes.

Paperfuge