Biden’s no-win situation on the border

The images are arresting. Young migrants, most appearing to be teenagers, crowd into makeshift Border Patrol facilities in the town of Donna, Texas, not far from Mexico. Many are lying on floor mats under foil blankets.On Tuesday, the day after Democratic Rep. Henry Cuellar of Texas released the photos, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency put…

Clearing of woody weeds in Baringo County, Kenya, may yield major livelihood benefits

IMAGE: Clearing Prosopis juliflora, along with grassland restoration, can have positive benefits including climate change mitigation and protection of livelihoods for pastoralists view more  Credit: CABI A new study suggests that clearing the invasive woody weed Prosopis julifora and grassland restoration in Baringo County, Kenya, may have significant financial benefits for local stakeholders and contribute to…

How COVID-19 affects the brain

What The Study Did: This article discusses possible pathogenic mechanisms of brain dysfunction in patients with COVID-19. Authors: Maura Boldrini, M.D., Ph.D., of the New York State Psychiatric Institute, Columbia University Irving Medical Center in New York, is the corresponding author. To access the embargoed study: Visit our For The Media website at this link…

Rural US has more heart failure deaths than urban areas

‘A persistent and troubling rural disadvantage’ Strategies needed to support rural AmericansCHICAGO —Heart failure deaths are persistently higher in rural areas of the United States compared with urban areas, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study. The research also showed race disparities in heart failure are prevalent in rural and urban areas with greatest increases among…