LYING HOSPITALS? Study states hospitals that self-report safety protocols may not be honest about their numbers

(Natural News) A recent study, published in the journal Medical Care, has found that hospital quality scores may not necessarily reflect the actual quality of care. Researchers from the University of Michigan scrutinized the Hospital Safety Grade system run by The Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit organization focusing on patient safety and quality healthcare. According to the…

Bacteria “gangs” defend their turf by forming “social networks” that release toxins to neutralize enemies, according to new research

(Natural News) Scientists have long known that bacteria can fight other bacteria by producing their own version of antibiotics. The researchers behind a recent study have uncovered another bacterial survival tactic. By generating toxic proteins, certain bacteria become capable of communicating with one another, essentially allowing them to form their own social networks. This remarkable…

Mobile reactor turns ocean plastic waste into invaluable diesel fuel

(Natural News) On April 3, 2017, Swaminathan Ramesh, Ph.D., presented his project to the attendees of the 253rd National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS) in San Francisco. In partnership with sailboat captain James E. Holm, the organic chemist developed a mobile reactor that transformed ocean plastics into diesel fuel. “Using our efficient…

Scientists study the relationship between obesity and diabetes, discovering that excess weight compromises the immune system, resulting in insulin resistance

(Natural News) German researchers have uncovered a critical link between obesity and diabetes. As reported by MPG.de, a sub-population of immune cells known as natural killer (NK) cells were found to increase the risk of diabetes. The researchers discovered these cells during the course of a different study, one that looked at how the immune…

New satellite data from NASA show how carbon links everything on Earth

(Natural News) The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has released satellite data gathered by the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2). This carbon dioxide-monitoring satellite has collected over two-and-a-half years’ worth of information that, according to NASA scientists, show how carbon links together everything on Earth. From human activities to weather hazards to biological processes, carbon…