Late rainy season reliably predicts drought in regions prone to food insecurity

Top: Whisker plots describing the variability of correlation between timing of onset of the rainy season (onset date) and peak NDVI (indicator of drought) in the following months for East, West, and Southern Africa based on Acute Food Insecurity (AFI) risks (Table 1). Bottom: Scatter plots of standardized anomaly of onset date timing and peak […]

Low cost chlorine dispensing device improves tap water safety in low-resource regions

IMAGE: The chlorine treatment device requires little maintenance and no change in collection of water from the tap view more  Credit: Amy Pickering MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE (January 14, 2021) – A team of researchers led by engineers at Tufts University’s School of Engineering and Stanford University’s Program on Water, Health and Development have developed a novel and inexpensive […]

Scientists reveal regions of the brain where serotonin promotes patience

We’ve all been there. Whether we’re stuck in traffic at the end of a long day, or eagerly anticipating the release of a new book, film or album, there are times when we need to be patient. Learning to suppress the impulse for instant gratification is often vital for future success, but how patience is […]

68% of deaths from firearms are from self-harm, majority in older men in rural regions

A new study of gun injuries and deaths in Ontario found that 68% of firearm-related deaths were from self-harm, and they most often occurred in older men living in rural regions, pointing to the need for targeted prevention efforts. The study is published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). There were 2009 injuries secondary to […]