Living in a Disadvantaged Neighborhood Worsens Musculoskeletal Pain Outcomes After Trauma Exposure

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People living in lower-income neighborhoods have worse musculoskeletal pain outcomes over time after stressful events such as motor vehicle collisions than people from higher-income neighborhoods, a new study finds.

– University of North Carolina School of Medicine|18-Sep-2014 9:15 AM EDT

Professional Recommendations Against Routine Prostate Cancer Screening Have Little Effect

The effect of guidelines recommending that elderly men should not be routinely screened for prostate cancer “has been minimal at best,” according to a new study led by researchers at Henry Ford Hospital.

– Henry Ford Health System|18-Sep-2014 9:00 AM EDT

Will It Spread? Company Can Pinpoint the Onset of Metastasis

Expert can speak on the challenge of calculating beforehand the likelihood that a particular woman’s breast cancer will metastasize or not, and how new tests might offer a way forward. MetaStat, Inc., a life sciences company, is developing new tests for women with breast cancer to analyze whether their tumors have metastatic potential, MetaSite Breast and MenaCal. These tests are intended to potentially allow clinicians to customize cancer treatment decisions by identifying and differentiating high-risk patients who need aggressive therapy, and by possibly sparing low-risk patients from the harmful side effects and expense of chemotherapy and mastectomy.

– MetaStat|18-Sep-2014 8:45 AM EDT

Study Finds Domestic Violence Issue Possible Red Zone Fumble for NFL

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Twice as many women as compared to men are of the strong opinion that Ray Rice, former Baltimore Ravens running back, should never play in the NFL again, according to a new survey conducted by Drs. Kristi Sweeney and Elizabeth Gregg, both assistant professors in the Department of Leadership, School Counseling and Sport Management at the University of North Florida.

– University of North Florida|18-Sep-2014 8:10 AM EDT

Crowdsourcing Could Lead to Better Water in Rural India

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A three-continent research consortium is evaluating a novel environmental crowdsourcing technique for assessing water quality in India. The technique relies on 53-cent test kits and the nation’s ubiquitous mobile phone service.

– Georgia Institute of Technology|17-Sep-2014 7:15 PM EDT

University of Kentucky Research Explores STXBP5 Gene and its Role in Blood Clotting

Two independent groups of researchers led by Sidney (Wally) Whiteheart, PhD, of the University of Kentucky, and Charles Lowenstein, MD, of the University of Rochester, have published important studies exploring the role that a gene called STXBP5 plays in the development of cardiovascular disease.

– University of Kentucky|17-Sep-2014 5:40 PM EDT

Endocrinologist Recommends Weighing Risks, Benefits of Testosterone Treatment

U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisers will make a recommendation today on testosterone-replacement therapy for men and the potential risk of heart attacks associated with its use. Loyola University Health System (LUHS) endocrinologist Norma Lopez, MD, is available to comment on this. Dr. Lopez believes testosterone therapy should be prescribed on an individual basis after weighing the risks and benefits.

– Loyola University Health System|17-Sep-2014 5:00 PM EDT

Undergraduate Research Experience Helps One Student Stand Out in Midst of an Outbreak

Undergraduate research opportunities at Creighton University helped one student stand out in the midst of the chikungunya virus in Haiti this summer. More Students are looking for undergraduate research opportunities.

– Creighton University|17-Sep-2014 4:35 PM EDT
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