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National Study Examines Ways Federal Policy Can Impact Childhood, Adolescent Obesity


A tax on sugar-sweetened beverages such as sodas, energy drinks, sweet teas and sports drinks could reduce obesity in adolescents, and exercise promotion, such as after-school physical activity programs, could impact younger children in the fight...
15-Sep-2014 4:00 PM EDT

Schizophrenia Not a Single Disease but Multiple Genetically Distinct Disorders

New research shows that schizophrenia isn’t a single disease but a group of eight genetically distinct disorders, each with its own set of symptoms. The finding could be a first step toward improved diagnosis and treatment for the debilitating...
11-Sep-2014 6:00 PM EDT

Open Streets Initiatives Benefit Physical, Social Health of Communities


Open Streets initiatives temporarily close streets to automobile traffic so that people may use them for walking, bicycling, dancing, playing and socializing. Although the movement is gaining popularity in the United States — more than 100...
10-Sep-2014 2:00 PM EDT

Study Sheds Light on Asthma and Respiratory Viruses


In a new study that compared people with and without asthma, researchers from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis found no difference in the key immune response to viruses in the lungs and breathing passages. The work suggests that...
8-Sep-2014 6:00 PM EDT

Toward a Theory of Child Well-Being


For most of us, being healthy is more than lack of disease. It is a state of physical and mental well-being. But what is well-being? Can a comprehensive picture of well-being be established? And how can a deeper understanding of the nature of...
8-Sep-2014 3:00 PM EDT

Need for Authenticity Drives Gender Transitions in Later Life


As we age, all of us begin to think about what makes us tick and what kind of legacy we want to leave. For some, this manifests itself in the purchase of a motorcycle, a boat or an exotic vacation. But for others, the issues of age and transition...
8-Sep-2014 3:00 PM EDT

WUSTL Helps Found Consortium to Advance Internet of the Future

Washington University in St. Louis has helped to establish a new consortium of U.S. universities and leading technology companies designed to promote development and adoption of Named Data Networking.
4-Sep-2014 11:00 AM EDT

Engineers Develop New Sensor to Detect Tiny Individual Nanoparticles


A team of researchers at Washington University in St. Louis has developed a new sensor that can detect and count nanoparticles, at sizes as small as 10 nanometers, one at a time. The researchers say the sensor could potentially detect much smaller...
27-Aug-2014 3:00 PM EDT

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