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Study Exposes Historical Barricades to Health in Tobacco-Growing States


A research study conducted by Amanda Fallin in the University of Kentucky College of Nursing recently exposed how tobacco companies rallied around the tobacco-growing states during the anti-tobacco movement. As a result, today the five top tobacco...
6-Jul-2015 4:05 PM EDT

Fatalistic Beliefs May Prevent Appalachian Women from Completing HPV Vaccination Series

Could a fatalistic attitude toward cervical cancer serve as a barrier to prevention of the disease? A recent study conducted by University of Kentucky researchers in the Rural Cancer Prevention Center suggests a link between fatalistic beliefs and...
26-Jun-2015 3:05 PM EDT

Alzheimer's Disease Works Differently in Patients With and Without Down Syndrome, Study Shows

Researchers at the University of Kentucky's Sanders-Brown Center on Aging have completed a study that revealed differences in the way brain inflammation -- considered a key component of AD-- is expressed in different subsets of patients, in...
25-Jun-2015 3:05 PM EDT

Marketing Messages Can Be Contagious


A University of Kentucky marketing professor is co-author of a just-published study that suggests the thrill a person feels at seeing one particular item while shopping often carries over to unrelated items.
25-Jun-2015 9:05 AM EDT

University of Kentucky Researcher to Develop Artificial Blood for Mosquitoes


Artificial blood for mosquitoes is being developed by Stephen Dobson, a UK professor of medical and veterinary entomology. The approach has the potential to sterilize and eventually eliminate mosquito populations that transmit diseases like malaria.
22-Jun-2015 2:05 PM EDT

New Study Discovers Potential Target for Tissue Regeneration

A new study co-led by Hsin-Hsiung Tai, professor of pharmaceutical sciences at the University of Kentucky, suggests that a key prostaglandin (PG) metabolic enzyme shows promise as a drug target to help tissue regeneration and repair, particularly...
16-Jun-2015 1:05 PM EDT

Quest for Buried Knowledge Continues with New Computer Software Tool

The quest to digitally uncover writings inside a 2,000-year old scroll continues with a new computer software tool built at the University of Kentucky, the "Volume Cartographer," and a trip to Paris, France with four UK students.
4-Jun-2015 9:05 AM EDT

Blue Angels Program Brings High-Risk Obstetric Care to Rural Kentucky

Early diagnosis and intervention is key to assuring the best possible health outcome. In 2-week old Bransen Robert's case, a new program at the University of Kentucky called The Blue Angels made this early intervention possible.
1-Jun-2015 11:05 AM EDT

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University of Kentucky Economics Professor Available to Comment on Global Ramifications of Greece's Financial Emergency


7-Jul-2015 9:15 AM EDT

Health Policy Expert Available to Discuss Economics of SCOTUS Decision


25-Jun-2015 12:05 PM EDT

New Class of Drugs Might Change the Landscape for Migraine Treatment

CGRP monoclonal antibodies appear to significantly reduce the frequency of migraine in human clinical trials, potentially changing the landscape for migraine treatment. Headache specialist Sid Kapoor, MD, discusses the enormous potential -- and...
19-Jun-2015 12:05 PM EDT

New Cholesterol Drug Could Improve Cardiovascular Health….But Will Insurers Pay for It?

In clinical trials, a new drug class known as PCSK9 Inhibitors reduced bad cholesterol markedly and is expected to be approved by the FDA this summer. An expert in lipid management discusses some of the barriers to its use.
11-Jun-2015 9:05 AM EDT

University of Kentucky Opiate Addiction Researcher Available to Discuss Heroin Epidemic


9-Feb-2015 3:00 PM EST

Video: UK Professor Discusses Why Mitch McConnell Won Kentucky Senate Race

4-Nov-2014 8:00 PM EST

Parenting Beyond Pink and Blue

From the first day of their lives, most boys and girls are treated differently. Those differences begin with a pink versus blue nursery, clothes with laces rather than ribbons, sports equipment or dance lessons, and on and on right through to...
14-Aug-2014 3:10 PM EDT

UK Otolaryngologist Works to Address Rural Disparities of Pediatric Hearing Loss

Dr. Matthew Bush combines his Appalachian background and clinical expertise to understand and address delayed access to hearing health care for rural children.
11-Apr-2014 1:00 PM EDT

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