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Daniel Webster Named First Bloomberg Professor of American Health

The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has appointed a leading national expert in gun violence prevention, Daniel Webster, as its first Bloomberg Professor of American Health, an endowed position supported by the Bloomberg American Health Initiative.

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Americans Are Getting More ZZZZs

Decline in reading and watching TV before bed and increasing opportunities to perform tasks online and from home could be why, Penn study finds

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New Registry Launched to Track and Improve the Quality of Cancer Care Delivered in the U.S.

A registry that tracks the quality of medical care provided to patients receiving cancer treatment launched this month as part of a collaboration between the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO). In addition to improving the quality of care for people living with cancer, the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI®) Reporting Registry also makes it easier for medical and radiation oncologists to report quality-related performance metrics required by the federal government.

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Study Finds Adult Contraceptive Use Linked to Teen Knowledge

Bowling Green State University Associate Professor of sociology Dr. Karen Guzzo and an Ohio State University researcher analyzed data that establishes a long-term linkage between adolescent reproductive knowledge and attitude and adult contraceptive behavior. The study appears in the January 2018 issue of Maternal and Child Health Journal.

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Researchers at Sandia Work on New Way to Image Brain

Sandia National Laboratories researchers want to use small magnetic sensors to image the brain in a way that’s simpler and less expensive than the magnetoencephalography system now used.

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Novel Method of Isolating Infecting Organisms After Joint Replacement

Next-generation Genomic Sequencing could help identify infecting organisms and guide treatment for patients with joint-replacement infection

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New Research Finds Drinking 100% Fruit Juice Does Not Affect Blood Sugar Levels

New research shows that 100% juice has no impact on blood sugar levels.

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Discuss Endodontics’ Hottest Topics at Higher Elevation During AAE18

Registration is now open for AAE18, the annual meeting of the American Association of Endodontists, taking place April 25-28 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver. The world's largest education, exhibit and networking event for endodontists, AAE18 features a broad range of speakers, great variety of program formats and exciting special events.

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Bioengineered Soft Microfibers Improve T-Cell Production

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Columbia biomedical engineers design a new, biomaterials-based system that takes a soft approach to improving cell manufacturing and may bring new hope to cancer patients for T-cell therapy.

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Presurgical Targeted Therapy Delays Relapse of High-Risk Stage 3 Melanoma

A pair of targeted therapies given before and after surgery for melanoma produced at least a six-fold increase in time to progression compared to standard-of-care surgery for patients with stage 3 disease, researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center report in Lancet Oncology. Patients who had no sign of disease at surgery after combination treatment did not progress to metastasis.







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