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“That Pizza Was #Delish!” What Do Tweets Say About Our Health?


"Coffee" was the most tweeted food in the continental U.S. between mid-2014 to mid-2015 followed by "beer" then "pizza". Besides hinting at which foods are popular, scientists at the University of Utah are finding that tweets reveal something about...
11-Oct-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Rich or Poor? Where You Begin Life Affects Cancer Risk in Adulthood

Parental occupation and neighborhood income influence risks for getting melanoma, breast, cervical and prostate cancers, Huntsman Cancer Institute researchers report.
13-Oct-2016 12:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Case Study Reports Details of Mysterious Utah Zika-Related Death

Researchers at the University of Utah School of Medicine and ARUP Laboratories in Salt Lake City unravel the mystery behind a rare Zika-related death in an adult, and unconventional transmission to a second patient in a correspondence published...
28-Sep-2016 3:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

HCI Scientist Receives $1M Award to Fund Cancer Research


Jody Rosenblatt, Ph.D., a cell biologist at Huntsman Cancer Institute and an associate professor of oncological sciences at the University of Utah has been selected as a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Faculty Scholar, HHMI announced today....
21-Sep-2016 4:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Huntsman Cancer Institute Center for HOPE Focuses on Underserved Populations

The Huntsman Center for Health Outcomes and Population Equity (HOPE) will focus on discovering new ways to prevent and treat cancer among underserved populations.
14-Sep-2016 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Moving the Needle on Health Care Quality and Costs


Bucking national trends, a new study reports on a program that is making a difference in healthcare quality and cost. Developed by University of Utah Health Care (UUHC), the so-called value driven outcomes (VDO) program breaks down health procedure...
12-Sep-2016 2:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Factor Isolated from Babies’ Cord Blood Could Treat Harmful Inflammation, Sepsis


A factor found in umbilical cord blood could become the basis for developing new drugs to fight harmful inflammation, University of Utah School of Medicine researchers report. When given to mice, the newly discovered factor countered signs of...
30-Aug-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Simple Saline Spray Could Be As Effective As Drug Therapy for Treating Chronic Nosebleeds


Squirting a simple saline solution into the nose twice a day could alleviate chronic nosebleeds just as effectively as spraying with any one of three different medications, reports a study led by Kevin Whitehead, M.D., F.A.H.A., at the University of...
1-Sep-2016 12:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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