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Using Twitter May Increase Food-Poisoning Reporting

Nearly 1 in 4 U.S. citizens gets food poisoning every year, but very few report it. Twitter communications between the public and the proper government authorities could improve foodborne illness reporting as well as the steps that follow,...
23-Feb-2017 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

What Do Your Co-Workers Really Think of You?

Everyday in the workplace, colleagues actively compete for a limited amount of perks, including raises, promotions, bonuses and recognition. But new research from Washington University in St. Louis shows that, more than often than not, people fall...
22-Feb-2017 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Popular Heartburn Drugs Linked to Gradual Yet ‘Silent’ Kidney Damage


Taking popular heartburn medication for prolonged periods may lead to serious kidney damage, even in people who show no signs of kidney problems, according to researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the Veterans...
22-Feb-2017 5:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Study Reveals Ways to Improve Outcomes, Reduce Costs for Common Heart Procedure


Hospitals can improve patient care and reduce costs associated with coronary angioplasty if cardiologists perform more of these procedures through an artery in the wrist and if they take steps to discharge such patients on the same day, according to...
21-Feb-2017 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

NICU Study Highlights Need to Reduce Loud Noises, Boost Beneficial Sounds

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found that preemies in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) may be exposed to noise levels higher than those deemed safe by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Conversely,...
7-Feb-2017 4:15 PM EST Add to Favorites

The Power of Tea


A compound found in green tea could have lifesaving potential for patients with multiple myeloma and amyloidosis, who face often-fatal medical complications associated with bone-marrow disorders, according to a team of engineers at Washington...
6-Feb-2017 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Early Signs of Anxiety, Depression May Be Evident in Newborns

Early predictors of anxiety and depression may be evident in the brain even at birth, suggests a study at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
1-Feb-2017 4:15 PM EST Add to Favorites

Drug Combination Effective Against Chikungunya Arthritis in Mice


Chikungunya virus causes a painful, debilitating arthritis for which there is currently no treatment. A new study has found that combining a drug for rheumatoid arthritis with one that targets the chikungunya virus can eliminate the signs of...
26-Jan-2017 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Our Experts on Newswise

WashU Expert: Repeal of Johnson Amendment Should Be Concern for Religious Groups

15-Feb-2017 11:05 AM EST

A Theoretical Physicist Reassures the Lovelorn

Here, in celebration of Valentine's Day, we present another of the paradoxes, sometimes called the Picky Suitor problem: Can you guess the odds that you will find your one and only among the 9 billion people on the planet?
13-Feb-2017 3:05 PM EST

WashU Expert: The Importance of the First Amendment

8-Feb-2017 11:05 AM EST

WashU Expert: Gorsuch Best Possible Choice Under Circumstances

1-Feb-2017 4:05 PM EST

Science of the Super Bowl: WUSM Expert Who Treats Retired NFL Players Can Comment on Long-Term Effects of Concussions


31-Jan-2017 12:05 PM EST

Now Entering 'the Valley of Death'


Amid Trump comments and stock dive, let WUSTL expert on the history of the pharmaceutical industry Michael Kinch walk you through pharma "Valley of Death."
12-Jan-2017 11:05 AM EST

WashU Expert: Trump Has No Clear Plan for Reducing Drug Prices

12-Jan-2017 10:05 AM EST

WashU Expert: 21st Century Cures Act Good Start, Should Focus More on Immediate Needs

9-Dec-2016 4:05 PM EST

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