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Witnessing Drug Problems or Domestic Violence Causes Greater Asthma Incidence

New study in Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology shows that children exposed to greater number of adverse childhood experiences had increased risk of asthma incidence.

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Queen’s Scientists Develop First Perfume Which Smells Better the More You Sweat

The first-ever perfume delivery system to ensure the more a person sweats, the better they will smell, has been developed by scientists at Queen’s University Belfast.

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Simpler Antibiotic Treatment Options Could Help Millions of Infants Who Lack Access to Hospital Care

Giving fewer antibiotic injections to young infants in the developing world with severe infections such as pneumonia and sepsis is just as safe and effective as the standard course of twice daily injections over the course of a week, according to new Johns Hopkins School of Public Health research conducted in Bangladesh.

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University Of Maryland School Of Medicine Plans To Launch Major New Global Health And Vaccine Institute; Building On Longstanding Worldwide Leadership In Malaria Research And Vaccine Development

University of Maryland School of Medicine Dean E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA, announced today that the School of Medicine (UM SOM) plans to establish a major new Institute for Global Health (IGH), bringing together decades of UM SOM research, treatment and vaccine development around the world, and expanding the School’s platform as the premier, leading center for global health research, treatment and prevention. The new Institute will focus on vaccine development and malaria research, and will house the UM SOM’s reconfigured Center for Vaccine Development (CVD) as well as a newly-formed Center for Malaria Research (CMR).

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West Virginia is 5th State to Enact the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact

West Virginia became the fifth state to enact the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact after Governor Earl Ray Tomblin signed the legislation into law yesterday. The Interstate Medical Licensure Compact establishes a voluntary, expedited medical licensure pathway for those physicians seeking licenses in multiple states, while ensuring state regulatory oversight necessary to protect patients. West Virginia joins South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming and Idaho as states where the Compact has been signed into law. To formalize the Compact agreement, the Compact must be enacted in seven states or U.S. jurisdictions.

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Bullied Girls, but Not Boys, Benefit From Mom's Support

Children who are bullied become tolerant of aggressive and antisocial behavior, such as cheating, lying or being cruel to others.

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Research to Stabilize Arsenic in Frack Water Lands Duquesne Undergraduate Elite EPA Fellowship

A junior environmental science major at Duquesne University who is exploring the remediation of arsenic in produced water from shale gas wells has become Duquesne’s first undergraduate to receive a prestigious $50,000 fellowship from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

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Study: Neurologists’ Focus on Face-to-Face Time with Patients Undervalued by Medicare

Most neurologists provide face-to-face care of neurology patients, many of whom have complex condition such as Alzheimer’s disease, epilepsy and Parksinson’s disease – diseases that require extensive evaluation and management. However, a new study published in the April 1, 2015, issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology, finds face-to-face care by neurologists is severely undervalued by Medicare and reimbursed at a substantially lower rate than what Medicare pays doctors for performing tests and procedures.

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Duquesne’s Largest Undergraduate Research Symposium Set for April 9

Duquesne University will present its largest gathering of undergraduate scholars at its seventh Undergraduate Research and Scholarship Symposium. More than 150 poster and speaking presentations, involving more than 220 students will be given on Thursday, April 9, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Duquesne’s Power Center Ballroom.