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Fighting Opioid Addiction in Primary Care: New Study Shows It’s Possible

For many of the 2 million Americans addicted to opioids, getting good treatment and getting off prescription painkillers or heroin may seem like a far-off dream. But a new study suggests the answer could lie much closer to home, in the primary care clinics where they go for basic medical care.

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Pair of Discoveries Illuminate New Paths to Flu and Anthrax Treatments

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Two recent studies have set the research groundwork for new avenues to treat influenza and anthrax poisoning. The studies employed a series of experiments to identify key pathways and mechanisms previously unknown or overlooked in the body’s defenses, and possible treatments already developed.

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Higher Dose of Vitamin D Increases Bone Density in Premature Babies

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Results of a University of Nebraska Medical Center study published in the Oct. 10 issue of PLOS ONE, found if the standard supplementation of 400 IUs of vitamin D is increased to 800 IUs daily there are reductions in the number of premature and preterm babies with extremely low bone density.

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Homicide Is the Largest Contributor to Years of Lost Life Among Black Americans

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Homicide is the largest contributor to potential years of life lost among black Americans, according to a study published Oct. 10 in PLOS ONE and conducted by researchers at the Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington.

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Discovery Advances Understanding of Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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The findings could help guide doctors to determine how best to treat patients with Crohn's disease.

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Researchers Create Molecule That Could ‘Kick and Kill’ HIV

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Scientists have developed an agent to “wake up” HIV lying dormant in cells, which causes it to begin replicating so that either the immune system or the virus itself would kill the cell harboring HIV. They call the technique “kick and kill.”

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Genes That Separate Humans From Fruit Flies Found

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Genes which determine animal complexity – or what makes humans so much more complex than a fruit fly or a sea urchin – have been identified for the first time.

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Group Project? Taking Turns, Working with Friends May Improve Grades

A University of Washington-led study of college students has found that the social dynamics of a group, such as whether one person dominates the conversation or whether students work with a friend, affect academic performance. Put simply, the more comfortable students are, the better they do, which yields benefits beyond the classroom.

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Ebola, Infectious Disease, Epidemic, Public Health

Trusted Messages Key to Counter Community Concerns During Disease Outbreak

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Utilizing messages focused on images created by local artists and written information communicated through local dialects proved essential to counter misperceptions during the Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone, according to a study conducted in part by Muriel J. Harris, Ph.D., associate professor, University of Louisville School of Public Health and Information Sciences, Department of Health Promotion and Behavior Sciences.

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Graduate Science Training Pays Dividends in and Out of the Lab

In a study published in PLOS ONE, UNC School of Medicine researchers found that skills developed during science PhD programs translate to success in a wide range of fields.







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