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St. Jude partners with nation’s top cancer centers to endorse goal of eliminating HPV-related cancers in the United States

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Joint statement empowers parents, young adults and physicians to act to increase vaccination rates and screenings to eliminate HPV-related cancers

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7-Jun-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 695761

DHS Accelerates Data Solutions to Uncover Emerging Biothreats

Homeland Security's Science & Technology Directorate

The $300,000 prize competition called for the design of an early warning system to keep our communities safe by using existing data sources to uncover emerging biothreats.

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7-Jun-2018 11:40 AM EDT
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Article ID: 695759

EU Criteria Fall Short of Protecting Public From Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals

Endocrine Society

The Endocrine Society expressed continued concerns today that the European Union’s (EU’s) criteria for regulating endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) in pesticides and biocides do not go far enough to protect public health.

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7-Jun-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 695740

Pride Month: Cedars-Sinai Expands Transgender Health Services

Cedars-Sinai

As cities across the nation celebrate Pride Month, Cedars-Sinai physicians and administrators are working to expand and enhance the health system's comprehensive healthcare services for transgender patients. In addition to becoming one of only two academic medical centers in the Western U.S. that offer gender-affirming genital surgery, Cedars-Sinai now provides transgender medicine primary care in Beverly Hills and Culver City.

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Article ID: 695736

UT Southwestern tops academic medical centers globally in publishing quality scientific research, according to Nature Index

UT Southwestern Medical Center

UT Southwestern is the No. 1 academic medical center in the world for publishing high-quality scientific research, according to the Nature Index 2018 Annual Tables released today.

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7-Jun-2018 5:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 695732

The Medical Minute: Reminders for a Healthy Summer

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Life can be pretty good during the summer – especially for those who heed health advice about sun safety, staying hydrated and getting needed vaccinations before traveling abroad.

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6-Jun-2018 5:05 PM EDT
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Can a Twitter-Based Reporting Tool Improve Foodborne Illness Tracking?

Washington University in St. Louis

Foodborne illness is a serious and preventable public health problem, affecting one in six Americans and costing an estimated $50 billion annually. As local health departments adopt new tools that monitor Twitter for tweets about food poisoning, a study from Washington University in St. Louis is the first to examine practitioner perceptions of this technology.

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6-Jun-2018 3:30 PM EDT
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What’s Inside Your Medical Record?

University of California San Diego Health

Patients at UC San Diego Health can now read the medical notes signed by their primary care physician. This move toward transparency is part of an international trend to make patients feel more in control of their health care.

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6-Jun-2018 3:05 PM EDT
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RECORDED CALLS BEAT FACEBOOK ADS IN GETTING RESIDENTS TO REQUEST FREE SMOKE ALARM, STUDY SUGGESTS

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

A new study from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found automated phone calls were far more effective than Facebook ads in getting Baltimore City residents to request a smoke alarm through the city’s free installation program.

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6-Jun-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 695494

1 in 4 Americans Develop Insomnia Each Year

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

About 25 percent of Americans experience acute insomnia each year, but about 75 percent of these individuals recover without developing persistent poor sleep or chronic insomnia, according to a study from researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania which will be presented Monday at SLEEP 2018, the 32nd Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies LLC (APSS).

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