Carsey School: Health Insurance Coverage Among Young Adults Rebounded Post Recession Due to Affordable Care Act

More young adults were covered by health insurance in 2012, substantially due to a provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) which extends coverage to adult children, according to new research from the Carsey School of Public Policy at UNH.

– University of New Hampshire|21-Oct-2014 12:00 PM EDT

UNH Research Highlights Extent and Effects of School Violence

Six percent of U.S. children and youth missed a day of school over the course of a year because they were the victim of violence or abuse at school. This was a major finding of a study on school safety by published this month in the Journal of School Violence

– University of New Hampshire|21-Oct-2014 12:00 PM EDT

Resetting the Circadian Clock: Shift Workers Might Want to Skip High-Iron Foods at Night

Workers punching in for the graveyard shift may be better off not eating high-iron foods at night so they don’t disrupt the circadian clock in their livers.

– University of Utah Health Sciences|21-Oct-2014 12:00 PM EDT

Super Stable Garnet Ceramics May Be Ideal for High-Energy Lithium Batteries

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Scientists have discovered exceptional properties in a garnet material that could enable development of higher-energy battery designs.

– Oak Ridge National Laboratory|21-Oct-2014 11:00 AM EDT

Loyola Nurse Cares for Veterans on Honor Flight to D.C.

Loyola University Health System nurse Daria Ruffolo, DNP, RN, CCRN, ACNP-BC, recently traveled to Washington, D.C., on the Honor Flight with 92 of our nation’s veterans.

– Loyola University Health System|21-Oct-2014 11:00 AM EDT

Guano Innovation to Guide Land Managers

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NAU researchers are using DNA in guano to identify species, a practice assisting in bat preservation.

– Northern Arizona University|21-Oct-2014 11:00 AM EDT

Bariatric Surgery Now an Option for Transplant Patients Trying to Get on the Waiting List

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Many with kidney disease and a BMI higher than 30 cannot get onto the transplant waiting list. Houston Methodist surgeon Dr. Vadim Sherman has begun performing bariatric surgery on these patients; a risky procedure for people on dialysis.

– Houston Methodist|21-Oct-2014 11:00 AM EDT

Screening Questions Fail to Identify Teens at Risk for Hearing Loss

Subjective screening questions do not reliably identify teenagers who are at risk for hearing loss, according to researchers at Penn State College of Medicine. The results suggest that objective hearing tests should be refined for this age group to replace screening questions.

– Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center|21-Oct-2014 11:00 AM EDT
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