Keep Kids Safe So Halloween Doesn’t Become a Nightmare on Your Street

For one night you get to be someone completely different, have a mission of collecting candy at every house you see and it’s OK to be scared. It’s no wonder Halloween has become one of the most exciting holidays for kids. But, without some safety reminders a child’s dream come true could turn into a parent’s worst nightmare.

– Loyola University Health System|21-Oct-2014 1:00 PM EDT

Middle-Aged Adults Were More Susceptible to the Flu Last Year Because of a New Viral Mutation

Wistar researchers have identified a new mutation in the H1N1 influenza virus that made it easily transmitted in middle-aged adults--those who should be able to resist the viral assault--during the 2013-2014 influenza season. .

– Wistar Institute|21-Oct-2014 1:00 PM EDT

U.S. Army Lab Plays Key Role in Helping to Fight the Spread of Ebola

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Researchers at the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center in Natick, Mass., invented a novel and potent disinfectant system that kills the Ebola virus on surfaces. The center transferred the process to a private company, which is manufacturing the portable “no power required” chemical compound and supplying it worldwide, including the front lines of West Africa.

– Montana State University TechLink|21-Oct-2014 1:00 PM EDT

Hospital for Special Surgery Researchers Identify New Cell Signaling Pathway Thought to Play Role in Rheumatoid Arthritis

A study by researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery identifies a new cell signaling pathway that contributes to the development and progression of inflammatory bone erosion, which occurs in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. The study was published online in the Journal of Clinical Investigation.

– Hospital for Special Surgery|21-Oct-2014 12:00 PM EDT

Study Documents Significant Rise in E-Cigarette Use Among Youth in Poland

Research led by Maciej Goniewicz, PhD, PharmD, of Roswell Park Cancer Institute shows that use of electronic cigarettes among students in Poland has increased dramatically, rising more than threefold in just the last three years.

– Roswell Park Cancer Institute|21-Oct-2014 12:00 PM EDT

Carsey School: Health Insurance Coverage Among Young Adults Rebounded Post Recession Due to Affordable Care Act

More young adults were covered by health insurance in 2012, substantially due to a provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) which extends coverage to adult children, according to new research from the Carsey School of Public Policy at UNH.

– University of New Hampshire|21-Oct-2014 12:00 PM EDT

UNH Research Highlights Extent and Effects of School Violence

Six percent of U.S. children and youth missed a day of school over the course of a year because they were the victim of violence or abuse at school. This was a major finding of a study on school safety by published this month in the Journal of School Violence

– University of New Hampshire|21-Oct-2014 12:00 PM EDT

Resetting the Circadian Clock: Shift Workers Might Want to Skip High-Iron Foods at Night

Workers punching in for the graveyard shift may be better off not eating high-iron foods at night so they don’t disrupt the circadian clock in their livers.

– University of Utah Health Sciences|21-Oct-2014 12:00 PM EDT
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