New Study Finds 34% of Severely Injured Patients Undertriaged in the United States

According to the American College of Surgeons’ Committee on Trauma, patients with severe injuries should be treated at level I or level II trauma centers. Those centers have the resources to provide the best care for those patients.

– Nationwide Children's Hospital|22-Sep-2014 12:05 PM EDT

Graphene Imperfections Key to Creating Hypersensitive 'Electronic Nose'

UIC researchers have discovered a way to create a highly sensitive chemical sensor based on the crystalline flaws in graphene sheets. The imperfections have unique electronic properties that the researchers were able to exploit to increase sensitivity to absorbed gas molecules by 300 times.

– University of Illinois at Chicago|22-Sep-2014 12:00 PM EDT

Recession Shrank the Economy but Waist Size Ballooned, CDC Research Reveals

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merican women, on average, can pinch an extra inch and a half of flesh around their middles, and men just under an extra inch, proof that many continue to lose in the Battle of the Bulge. The average waist size increased from 37.6 inches to 38.8 inches according to a survey conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) documenting Americans between 1999 and 2012. "While the recession may have shrunk the economy, Americans’ waist size continued to balloon during this period," says Jessica Bartfield, MD, Loyola University Center for Bariatric Surgery & Metabolic Health.

– Loyola University Health System|22-Sep-2014 12:00 PM EDT

Brainwave test Could Improve Autism Diagnosis and Classification

A new study by researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University suggests that measuring how fast the brain responds to sights and sounds could help in objectively classifying people on the autism spectrum and may help diagnose the condition earlier. The paper was published today in the online edition of the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disabilities.

– Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University|22-Sep-2014 12:00 PM EDT

Nursing Improvements Could Boost Outcomes for Underweight Black Newborns

An interprofessional study co-led by Jeannette Rogowski of Rutgers School of Public Health and Eileen Lake of the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, has found that greater nurse understaffing and worse practice environments at hospitals with higher concentrations of black patients contributed to adverse outcomes for very low birth weight infants.

– Rutgers University|22-Sep-2014 11:30 AM EDT

Dynamic, Radical Solutions Needed: 2014 NYIT Cybersecurity Conference Highlights

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Pressing questions fueled lively discussion and much debate during NYIT’s annual cybersecurity conference, at which nearly 250 attendees gathered to gain insights from expert speakers and panelists representing industry, government, and academia.

– New York Institute of Technology|22-Sep-2014 11:00 AM EDT

Online Ratings Influence Parents’ Choices of Physicians for Their Children

Almost three-quarters (74%) of parents are aware of online rating sites for physicians, and more than one-quarter (28%) have used those online ratings to choose a healthcare provider for their children, according to U-M research published today in Pediatrics.

– University of Michigan Health System|22-Sep-2014 11:00 AM EDT

Blood Test May Help Determine Who Is at Risk for Psychosis

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The study led by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers reports preliminary results showing that a blood test, when used in psychiatric patients experiencing symptoms that are considered to be indicators of a high risk for psychosis, identifies those who later went on to develop psychosis.

– University of North Carolina School of Medicine|22-Sep-2014 10:00 AM EDT
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