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Dangerous Drug Use Trend Among High School Seniors, NYU Study Reveals

This is the first nationally representative study in which current use of synthetic cannabinoids is examined. In this study, we found that 3% of high school seniors reported current use, and current users also tend to be current users of other drugs.

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Experts Available to Discuss Suicide Risk, Treatment Ahead of Suicide Prevention Week

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Comprehensive Study of Chronic Disease Reveals Vulnerability of Childhood Cancer Survivors

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital analysis captures complexity and severity of chronic disease in childhood cancer survivors and suggests this growing population may benefit from more specialized health care delivery

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Dermatology, Case Western Reserve School of Medicine, Vitamin D, mustard gas, chemical threats, National Institutes of Health, NIH Award, toxic exosure, immune system response, Chemical Weapons, NIH countermeasures against chemical threats, counteract, Skin Repair, toxic chemical exposure

CWRU’s Kurt Lu, MD Receives $3.9 Million NIH Grant to Expand Countermeasures against Chemical Threats, Including Mustard Gas

Kurt Lu, MD, assistant professor of dermatology at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, has received a five year, $3.9 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to expand countermeasures against chemical threats, including mustard gas and mustard-related compounds. The molecular action of mustard on DNA leads to strand breaks and eventual cell death. The goal of the grant is to augment the body’s immune system after exposure, reducing skin swelling and pain as well as enhancing tissue repair.

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Medicine and Public Health in Nuclear War Diplomacy and Response

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US Poverty, Health Statistics: U-M Experts Can Discuss

The U.S. Census Bureau will release its 2016 statistics on poverty and health insurance coverage Tuesday, Sept. 12. The University of Michigan has experts available to discuss the latest findings.

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How Do Close Relationships Lead to Longer Life?

While recent research has shown that loneliness can play a role in early death, psychologists are also concerned with the mechanisms by which social relationships and close personal ties affect health. A special issue of American Psychologist, the flagship journal of the American Psychological Association, offers an overview of the science and makes the case for psychological scientists to work together to make close relationships a public health priority.

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Malaria: Drug Candidate May Reduce Spread of the Parasite

Scientists have identified a class of compounds that can block transmission of the parasite that causes malaria and reduce resistance to currently available drugs.

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Vaccine to Prevent Most Cervical Cancers Shows Long-Term Effectiveness

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A vaccine that can literally eradicate the majority of cervical cancer cases shows long-term effectiveness in a study published today in The Lancet. This study in 18 countries extends the initial phase 3 efficacy and safety trial of the nine-valent human papilloma virus vaccine, Gardasil 9.

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Hospitalization Costs From Gun Injuries Exceeds $622 Million a Year

Hospitalization costs associated with gun injuries in the U.S. exceeded $622 million a year, much of it paid for by taxpayers through Medicare and Medicaid, according to a new study by the University of Iowa College of Public Health.







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