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Managing Disease Spread Through Accessible Modeling

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A new computer modeling study from Los Alamos National Laboratory is aimed at making epidemiological models more accessible and useful for public-health collaborators and improving disease-related decision making.

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Veterans, miilitary, Opioids, Drug Abuse, Iraq, Afganistan

Afghanistan and Iraq Veterans’ Opioid Use Similar to That of Civilians

A new study by RTI International and Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System, published in Pain suggests that opioid use among Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), and Operation New Dawn (OND) veterans is roughly comparable to that of the general U.S. population.

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Prostate Cancer, prostate biopsy, MR-US ultrasou, Conjoint Analysis

Prostate Cancer Patients Would Pay $2,000 for More Accurate Biopsies, Loyola Study Finds

Prostate cancer patients are willing to pay up to $2,000 of their own money for a new high-tech biopsy technique that significantly improves accuracy, according to a study published in the journal Urology Practice

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Paul Worley, Alzheimer's, NPTX2, Protein, Gene

Low Levels Of "Memory Protein" Linked to Cognitive Decline in Alzheimer's Disease

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This discovery, described online in the April 25 edition of eLife, will lead to important research and may one day help experts develop new and better therapies for Alzheimer's and other forms of cognitive decline.

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Energy, energy usage, Energy Storage, Batteries, Lithium-ion batteries , Programs, Electrochemical energy storage

Scientists Identify Chemical Causes of Battery “Capacity Fade”

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Researchers at Argonne National Laboratory identified one of the major culprits in capacity fade of high-energy lithium-ion batteries.

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Neonatology, extreme prematurity, Disability, fetal medicine, Pediatrics, Children's Hospital Of Philadelphia, Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment

A Unique Womb-Like Device Could Reduce Mortality and Disability for Extremely Premature Babies

A unique womb-like environment designed by pediatric researchers could transform care for extremely premature babies, by mimicking the prenatal fluid-filled environment to give the tiniest newborns a precious few weeks to develop their lungs and other organs.

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Political Left, Right Similarly Motivated to Avoid Rival Views

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A new report from social psychologists at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Winnipeg suggests people on both sides of the political aisle are similarly motivated to dismiss monetary enticements in order to distance themselves from hearing or reading opposing ideals and information.

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Alan R. Cohen, Alan Cohen, Neurosurgery, Simulator, 3D, ETV, Hollywood

When Hollywood Met Neurosurgery

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A team of computer engineers and neurosurgeons, with an assist from Hollywood special effects experts, reports successful early tests of a novel, lifelike 3D simulator designed to teach surgeons to perform a delicate, minimally invasive brain operation.

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For Many Women, Body Image and Sex Life May Suffer After Episiotomy

Women who have episiotomies after childbirth reported having poorer body image and less satisfying sex lives than women who tear and heal naturally.

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Infection Control, Nurses, Nurses Health Study, Infection prevention and control, Health Education, Health Care

Student Nurses Want More Infection Prevention Education, Study Finds

A national survey from Columbia University School of Nursing finds that almost 40 percent of nursing students say they feel they need more instruction on preventing and controlling infection, especially in busy healthcare environments, despite believing that their nursing program emphasizes the importance of infection prevention. More than half of respondents also report observing breaches in prevention practices during clinical placements, yet have trouble addressing them because they feel unqualified or fear retaliation from others.







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