Actions on Climate Change Bring Better Health, Study Says

The number of extremely hot days in Eastern and Midwestern U.S. cities is projected to triple by mid-century, according to a new study. In presenting their synthesis, the study authors seek to encourage efforts that benefit both the health of the planet and the health of people.

– University of Wisconsin-Madison |22-Sep-2014 4:00 PM EDT

Environment Plays Bigger Role Than Genetics in the Food Allergic Disease Eosinophilic Esophagitis

CINCINNATI - Researchers have found that environment has a much stronger role than genetics in eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), a severe, often painful food allergy that renders children unable to eat a wide variety of foods.

– Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center|22-Sep-2014 4:00 PM EDT

Researchers Testing Artificial Liver as Potential Therapy for Patients with Alcohol-Related Organ Failure

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Cedars-Sinai physicians and scientists are testing a novel, human cell based, bioartificial liver support system for patients with acute liver failure, often a fatal diagnosis.

– Cedars-Sinai Medical Center|22-Sep-2014 4:00 PM EDT

Think the System for Paying U.S. Doctors Is Rigged to Favor Surgeons? New Study May Surprise You

A new study pulls back the curtain on one of the most contentious issues in health care: differences in payment between physicians who perform operations and those who don’t. Contrary to perception, the research indicates, the physician payment system is not inherently “rigged” to favor surgeons.

– University of Michigan Health System|22-Sep-2014 4:00 PM EDT

Old Drug May Be Key to New Antibiotics

An anticonvulsant drug called lamotrigine is the first chemical inhibitor of the assembly of ribosomes in bacteria.

– McMaster University|22-Sep-2014 3:05 PM EDT

Snail Shells Show High-Rise Plateau Is Much Lower Than It Used to Be

Geologists have long debated when and how the Tibetan Plateau reached a 14,000-foot-plus elevation, but new research shows it once was probably thousands of feet higher.

– University of Washington|22-Sep-2014 3:00 PM EDT

University Film Project Leads Assault on Campus Sexual Assault

Student films support White House message to change behavior.

– Rowan University|22-Sep-2014 3:00 PM EDT

Higher Risk of Heart Disease for South Asians in Canada

Findings emphasize the need to develop a standardized surveillance system for non-communicable diseases, such as CVD, cancer and lung diseases, by ethnic group in Canada

– McMaster University|22-Sep-2014 3:00 PM EDT
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