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NCCN Holds Fourth Annual State Oncology Society Forum

The fourth annual state oncology society forum, held in conjunction with NCCN’s 20th Annual Conference, examined accountable care, payment reform, and best practices from community oncologists.

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Domestic Violence Deters Contraception

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A major study published in PLOS One showed that women who are abused by their partner or ex-partner are much less likely to use contraception; this exposes them to sexually transmitted diseases and leads to more frequent unintended pregnancies and abortions. These findings could influence how physicians provide contraceptive counselling.

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What Makes a Child Feel Unsafe in Their Neighbourhood?

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Differences in the way children and adults perceive the world extend to their sense of safety in their social and physical environments and this in turn can impact their health, say researchers at the University of Montreal and its affiliated Research Centre at CHU Sainte Justine, a children’s hospital.

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Using Twitter to Probe Political Polarization

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Most often on Twitter, those we engage with are like-minded, and the ensuing electronic maelstrom of 140-character missives serves to reinforce, pulling us and them further along in the direction we were already trending toward. All that sound and fury can signify something, however: researchers in Spain have recently developed a model to detect the extent to which a conversation on Twitter -- and thus the actual offline argument and political climate -- is polarized.

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On the Edge of Extinction: Tiny Pupfish Go without Breathing to Survive their Harsh Environment

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The endangered desert pupfish has made itself at home in the harsh, hot environment of Death Valley hot springs by using a surprising evolutionary adaptation: They can go for up to five hours without oxygen. Research will be presented at the 2015 Experimental Biology Meeting in Boston on Tuesday, March 31.

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How Did He Do It? Mayor Bloomberg's Public Health Strategy Evaluated in Journal of Public Health Management and Practice

How did former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg succeed in achieving so much of his "comprehensive and far-reaching" public health agenda? Key strategies included harnessing the full authority of the City health department and mobilizing the existing workforce to focus on targeted reforms, according to a study in the March/April issue of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer.

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Meridian Health Partners with Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey to Expand Personalized Treatment Offerings to Patients

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Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey is joining forces with Meridian Health in offering patients with rare forms of cancer or with cancer that no longer responds to standard treatment access to a clinical trial. The research will use genomic analysis to identify abnormal changes in the genetic make-up of the cancer. The clinical trial is part of the ‘precision medicine’ initiative at the Cancer Institute of New Jersey, which aims to tailor or ‘personalize’ cancer treatment for patients.

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Study Sheds Light on Homebuyer Types

After the housing boom of the early 2000s came the bust. At that time, a South Florida Realtor asked UF/IFAS housing specialist Randy Cantrell what motivated people to buy homes after the bust. Cantrell found several factors, and some surprises.

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Can Ghosts Cause Bad Air?

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A team of researchers is studying possible links between reported hauntings and indoor air quality.

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FSU Is Key Player in National Push to Help Diverse Communities Target Autism

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Researchers are enlisting the help of black churches and federally funded nutrition programs in the quest to identify young children who may show signs of autism.