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Article ID: 689185

Nutrition Education Intervention Helps Consumers Mitigate the Impact of Advertising, Particularly for Sugar-Sweetened Beverages

Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior

It is well established that marketing efforts such as advertising are among the factors that can negatively affect health behaviors. Media literacy education can lessen this impact by developing an individual’s skills to critically evaluate marketing and advertising messages. Yet, media literacy education strategies and their implementation processes are relatively understudied. A new study published in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior found that simple forms of media production can be a feasible activity in a behavioral intervention targeting adults.

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7-Feb-2018 3:40 PM EST
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Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 689181

Fruit Bat's Echolocation May Work Like Sophisticated Surveillance Sonar

University of Washington

High-speed recordings of Egyptian fruit bats in flight show that instead of using a primitive form of echolocation, these animals actually use a technique recently developed by humans for surveillance and navigation.

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7-Feb-2018 3:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 689177

Expert Sees 'Steady Stream' of Black Lung Cases as CDC Releases New Findings

West Virginia University

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7-Feb-2018 2:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 689120

Whey More Muscle: New Analysis Proves Protein Supplements Provide Significant Benefits for Weight Lifters

McMaster University

The debate is over. Dietary protein supplements significantly improve muscle strength and size when taken by healthy adults who lift weights, a determination reached by McMaster scientists who analyzed dozens of research studies.

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7-Feb-2018 8:05 AM EST
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All Journal News, Exercise and Fitness, Local - Canada

Article ID: 689108

Professor to Study Mental Health of Hurricane Maria Victims in Puerto Rico

New Mexico State University (NMSU)

Last year, Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico, becoming one of the worst natural disasters in U.S territory. Ivelisse Torres Fernandez, an assistant professor at New Mexico State University and a native of Puerto Rico, has begun a study to examine the mental health of aid workers who are helping residents in Puerto Rico and are victims of the storm.

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6-Feb-2018 4:30 PM EST
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Article ID: 689098

NEI Support Paved Early Pathway for Novel Glaucoma Therapies

NIH, National Eye Institute (NEI)

The recent approval of two novel medications for glaucoma – the first new medications for the disorder in nearly 18 years – are fruit borne from decades of foundational scientific research supported by the National Eye Institute (NEI). The two medications, Vyzulta and Rhopressa, treat elevated eye pressure. High intraocular pressure is a causal risk factor for primary open-angle glaucoma, the most common form of glaucoma and a leading cause of vision loss and blindness in the U.S. and worldwide.

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6-Feb-2018 4:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 689101

Cleaner Ship Fuels Will Benefit Health, but Affect Climate Too

University of Delaware

Marine shipping fuels will get a whole lot cleaner in 2020 when a regulation by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) requires fuels to contain 80-86 percent less sulphur.This is the most significant improvement in global fuel standards for the shipping industry in 100 years, intended to achieve significant health benefits on a global scale.

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6-Feb-2018 4:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 689063

The Mind of a Medalist:

Johns Hopkins University

Athletes who make it to the Olympics have the speed or strength or whatever physical skills it takes to lead the world in their sport. But Johns Hopkins University scientists say (in three videos) that those who ultimately bring home gold have also honed the mind of a medalist.

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6-Feb-2018 12:05 PM EST
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Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 689051

New CRISPR Method Efficiently Corrects DMD Defect in Heart Tissue

UT Southwestern Medical Center

Scientists have developed a CRISPR gene-editing technique that can potentially correct a majority of the 3,000 mutations that cause Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) by making a single cut at strategic points along the patient’s DNA, according to a study from UT Southwestern Medical Center.

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6-Feb-2018 11:05 AM EST
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All Journal News, Cardiovascular Health, Heart Disease, Cell Biology, Genetics, Local - Texas, Local - Dallas Metro

Article ID: 689019

Reversing Blood Flow Reduces Stroke Risk During Carotid Artery Procedure

Loyola University Health System

Loyola Medicine is the first academic medical center in Illinois to use the TCAR system, which reduces stroke risk during carotid artery procedures by temporarily reversing blood flow.

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5-Feb-2018 4:05 PM EST
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