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Masculine Boys, Feminine Girls More Likely to Engage in Cancer Risk Behaviors

Boston, MA—The most “feminine” girls and “masculine” boys are more likely than their peers to engage in behaviors that pose cancer risks, according to a new study led by Harvard School of Public Health researchers.

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Prolonged and Heavy Bleeding During Menopause Is Common

Women going through menopause most likely think of it as the time for an end to predictable monthly periods. Researchers at the University of Michigan say it's normal, however, for the majority of them to experience an increase in the amount and duration of bleeding episodes, which may occur at various times throughout the menopausal transition.

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Antibiotics Improve Growth in Children in Developing Countries

Antibiotics improve growth in children at risk of undernourishment in low and middle income countries, according to researchers at McGill University who have just conducted a research literature review on the subject. Their results, published in the British Medical Journal, suggest that the youngest children from the most vulnerable populations benefit most and show significant improvements toward expected growth for their age and sex, particularly for weight.

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Darden Dean to Return to Faculty After Two Successful Terms at Helm

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The University of Virginia announced today that Dean Robert F. Bruner will return to the faculty of the Darden School of Business upon the completion of his second term in 2015. During nearly a decade as dean and his previous 23 years of teaching, he has advanced Darden’s presence and stature on the global stage.

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Arizona State University Professor Chosen for Prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship

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2014 Guggenheim Fellow Cecilia Menjívar to write book that sheds light on strategies immigrants adopt to deal with the fear and risk of deportation and how their tenuous legal status experiences have transformative effects in their lives.

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Blacks with Financial Worries Have Lower Health Scores

Black adults who reported feeling more financial strain also rated their health more poorly than those with less financial strain, finds a new study in the American Journal of Health Behavior.

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New Journal on Responsible Innovation Launched

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David Guston, director of the Center for Nanotechnology in Society at ASU, is the founding editor-in-chief of the Journal of Responsible Innovation

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Study Demonstrates That Antibacterial Soaps Can Reduce Risk of Foodborne Illness

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Newly published research shows that the use of antibacterial soaps can reduce the spread of harmful bacteria – that often leads to foodborne illness – more effectively than using non-antibacterial soaps. “This research provides strong evidence that antibacterial soaps are significantly more effective than non-antibacterial soaps in reducing Shigella on the hands and its subsequent transfer to ready-to-eat foods,” the researchers wrote in the Journal of Food Protection.

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Pre-Diabetes and Diabetes Nearly Double Over the Past Two Decades

Cases of diabetes and pre-diabetes in the United States have nearly doubled since 1988, suggests new research from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, with obesity apparently to blame for the surge. The researchers also found that the burden of the disease has not hit all groups equally, with alarming increases in diabetes in blacks, Hispanics and the elderly.

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