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New Study Explores Physician Attitudes About Use of E-Cigarettes

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Physicians are increasingly discussing and recommending electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) as cessation devices for their patients, but more research needs to be done on their efficacy and safety, according to a new survey of North Carolina physicians published in PLOS ONE.

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A New Report Finds Clinically Significant Sunburns Highest Among Female and Younger Service Members During a 12-year Surveillance Period

Females, white non-Hispanic, and younger service members had the highest incidence rates of sunburn diagnoses among active component service members, according to a new health surveillance report released today.

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New Catalyst Converts Carbon Dioxide to Fuel

Scientists from the University of Illinois at Chicago have synthesized a catalyst that improves their system for converting waste carbon dioxide into syngas, a precursor of gasoline and other energy-rich products, bringing the process closer to commercial viability.

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Hopkins' Campbell Asks Senate to Keep Guns from Stalkers

Nurse/researcher Jacquelyn Campbell of Johns Hopkins urges passage of Sen. Amy Klobuchar's Protecting Domestic Violence and Stalking Victims Act to keep guns out of the hands of potential killers.

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URI Researcher: Deep-Sea Octopus Broods Eggs for Over Four Years—Longer Than Any Known Animal

Researchers at URI and MBARI have observed a deep-sea octopus brooding its eggs for four-and-a-half years—longer than any other known animal. Throughout this time, the female kept the eggs clean and guarded them from predators.

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Kids with Autism and Sensory Processing Disorders Show Differences in Brain Wiring

Researchers at UC San Francisco have found that children with sensory processing disorders have decreased structural brain connections in specific sensory regions different than those in autism, further establishing SPD as a clinically important neurodevelopmental disorder.

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Increased Healthcare Compliance Reduces Risk of Death, Says Baylor Trauma Research

New research from the Baylor Institute for Health Care Research and Improvement showed that a hospital’s commitment to implementing best practices significantly improves the quality of care it provides its patients. The study’s findings, which were e-published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons, sheds new light on the life-or-death importance of following best practices.

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Research Identifies New Frontiers for Cerebral Palsy Treatment

New research from the Motion and Sports Lab at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas may give children with cerebral palsy better treatment options in the future – and it all starts with looking at how cerebral palsy patients move compared to their peers.

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