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Medical News

Women with Parkinson’s Disease Less Likely than Men to Have Caregivers

Female Parkinson’s disease patients are much less likely than male patients to have caregivers, despite the fact that caregivers report greater strain in caring for male patients. The findings come from a large study reported today in Neurology by...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Neurology , Dec-2017; PF-UP201

Embargo expired on 01-Dec-2017 at 16:00 ET

Study: Patients Only Use About Half of Opioids Prescribed After Hysterectomy

Doctors may be prescribing nearly twice the number of opioids than what the average patient needs after a hysterectomy, a new study suggests.

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

The Green Journal

Kids and Screen Time: Signs Your Child Might Be Addicted

It's a familiar sight in the majority of young families: young children bent over a screen for hours, texting or gaming, lost in a digital world.

– University of Michigan

Psychology of Popular Media Culture

MD Anderson to Present Key Drug Study Findings for Multiple Blood Cancers at ASH Annual Meeting

Researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center will present their latest findings involving drug treatments for blood cancers at the American Society of Hematology’s (ASH) Annual Meeting & Exposition Dec. 8-12 in Atlanta.

– University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

ASH Annual Meeting

Sperm RNA May Serve as Biomarkers of Future Health

Human sperm may hold the potential to serve as biomarkers of the future health of newborn infants, according to a new study by a Wayne State University School of Medicine research team.

– Wayne State University Division of Research

Systems Biology in Reproductive Medicine, Dec-2017

Experienced Nurses Comfortable Guiding Patients Through End-of-Life Planning

Nurses surveyed are relatively comfortable guiding terminally ill patients through end-of-life decision-making, but they learned these skills on-the-job, rather than as part of their nursing education.

– South Dakota State University

Journal of Clinical Nursing, 2017

Most Glaucoma Patients Don't Ask About Medication Costs

Less than one-third of patients with glaucoma talk to their doctor about the costs of medications needed to control their disease, reports a study in the December issue of Optometry and Vision Science, the official journal of the American Academy of ...

– Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Optometry and Vision Science

Medical Note System Could Boost Patients’ Engagement in Their Health Care

In research published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, doctors at UCLA Health and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center found that patients could benefit if they are invited to co-produce medical notes, called “OurNotes,” with their doctors, ra...

– University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Annals of Internal Medicine

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From Medical Discovery to Food and Fine Arts, Italian-American Contributions Celebrated at Annual Foundation Conference

At this year’s 42nd annual NIAF Gala Weekend at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in D.C., all aspects of Italian heritage were celebrated, including food, the fine arts, and scientific discovery. The weekend’s events included the medica...

– Sbarro Health Research Organization (SHRO)

Lasers Could Lead to Better Understanding of Neurodegenerative Conditions Like Alzheimer’s

Researchers will be using powerful lasers to look into the brains of animals to watch neurons firing as a way study the progression of neurodegenerative diseases.

– University of Colorado Boulder

First Total Removal of Pancreas and Successful Islet Autotransplant in Brooklyn for Treatment of Chronic Pancreatitis

For the first time in Brooklyn, a procedure has been performed implanting a patient’s own insulin-producing pancreatic cells ("islets") after the total removal of pancreas.

– SUNY Downstate Medical Center

When Will the Violence End? / À quand la fin de la violence?

National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women in Canada / Journée nationale de commémoration et d’action contre la violence faite aux femmes au Canada

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– Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

Stephanie Faubion, M.D., Talks Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause

A new article in Mayo Clinic Proceedings reviews options for women going through genitourinary syndrome of menopause – an encompassing term for vaginal dryness, itching, dyspareunia and urinary tract infections brought on by low estrogen levels aft...

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– Mayo Clinic

Gastrointestinal Cancer Expert Dr. Angela Alistar Wants Public to Be Aware of Pancreatic Cancer’s Warning Signs

Nationally renowned gastrointestinal (GI) cancer physician-scientist Angela Alistar, MD thinks it is critical that everyone learn how to recognize the warning signs of pancreatic cancer. Dr. Alistar is medical director of GI medical oncology at the C...

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– Atlantic Health System

Hospitalized During the Holidays? It’s Normal to Feel Blue

Being in the hospital can happen any time of the year, but when it occurs during the holidays it can seem pretty unfair.

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– University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Advocates Reveal Cancer Survivorship Challenges and Resources during National Comprehensive Cancer Network’s Patient Advocacy Summit

Cancer survivors and patient advocates joined clinicians, employers, policy makers, and pharmaceutical and biotech industry representatives to address survivorship in cancer care at NCCN Patient Advocacy Summit.

– National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®)

FSMB Calls for Improved Information Sharing Between VA and State Medical Boards

The Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) testified before the House Committee on Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, on the issue of “Examining VA’s Failure to Address Provider Quality and Safety Concerns.” Membe...

– Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB)

Ludwig Cancer Research Scientist Don Cleveland Wins Breakthrough Award

Ludwig Cancer Research extends its warmest congratulations to Don Cleveland, who has been a Member of the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research since 1995 and today was awarded the prestigious Breakthrough Prize.

– Ludwig Cancer Research

State’s Stem Cell Agency Awards Nearly $8 Million for New Leukemia Therapies

The Independent Citizens Oversight Committee of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) unanimously approved yesterday two grants worth a total of almost $8 million to University of California San Diego School of Medicine researcher...

– University of California San Diego Health

Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute at Cedars-Sinai Receives Rare Honor of Three-Year Accreditation With Commendation From the American College of Surgeons

The Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute at Cedars-Sinai has been honored with a three-year accreditation with commendation from the American College of Surgeons. Accreditation by the college’s quality assurance program, called the Commissi...

– Cedars-Sinai

NIH-Funded Pilot App Aims to Reduce Teen Pregnancy Risks

Researchers partner to develop an app that aims to lengthen inter-pregnancy intervals in teens and young women.

– University of Chicago Medical Center

Pharmacoeconomist named dean of UIC College of Pharmacy

Glen Schumock, professor and head of pharmacy systems, outcomes and policy, in the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy, will become dean of the UIC College of Pharmacy, effective January 1, 2018, pending approval by the University o...

– University of Illinois at Chicago

Science News

Submarine Volcanoes Add to Ocean Soundscape

Most volcanoes erupt beneath the ocean, but scientists know little about them compared to what they know about volcanoes that eject their lava on dry land. Researchers think that with improved monitoring, they can learn more about these submarine eru...

– Acoustical Society of America (ASA)

174th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America

Embargo expired on 04-Dec-2017 at 08:00 ET

Research on Ionically Conductive Mortar for Electrical Heating Finds Advantages over Traditional Conductive Concrete

An innovative conductive composite, ionically conductive mortar, is developed in this study.

– American Concrete Institute (ACI)

ACI Materials Journal November/December 2017

Embargo expired on 01-Dec-2017 at 15:00 ET

Electrical Resistivity Measurement Method for Measuring Water Absorption Characterizes Properties of Recycled Concrete Fine Particles

The results described in this work show the electrical resistivity measurement method has the potential to be an accurate means for measuring the water absorption of very fine particles. Such advances in characterization methods for fine particles su...

– American Concrete Institute (ACI)

ACI Materials Journal November/December 2017

Embargo expired on 01-Dec-2017 at 15:00 ET

Two Former ASCB Presidents Win Breakthrough Prizes

Two past Presidents of the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB), Don Cleveland and Peter Walter, are among the winners of the 2018 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences. Cleveland, a researcher at the University of California, San Diego, was 2013 A...

– American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB)

Embargo expired on 03-Dec-2017 at 19:30 ET

Genes Found in Drought-Resistant Plants Could Accelerate Evolution of Water-Use Efficient Crops

Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have identified a common set of genes that enable different drought-resistant plants to survive in semi-arid conditions, which could play a significant role in bioengineering an...

– Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Nature Communications

SOT Releases Issue Statement on Safety of Genetically Engineered Food Crops

The Society of Toxicology (SOT) has approved a new Issue Statement on food and feed safety related to genetically engineered (GE) crops (commonly referred to as GMOs). The Society's journal, Toxicological Sciences, also has published a new forum arti...

– Society of Toxicology

Toxicological Sciences, Advance Access Dec-4-2017

Conquering Traffic Congestion with Mathematics

The National Science Foundation has awarded more than $446,000 for a new collaborative engineering project that will allow drivers to make more informed travel decisions and allow government organizations to better regulate travel within heavily cong...

– Penn State College of Engineering

1662692; 1662968

Three UC San Diego Professors Named Recipients of 2018 Breakthrough Prize

Two full-time University of California San Diego faculty members ó Don Cleveland, who studies fundamental cellular mechanisms in the search for new treatments for diseases like amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), and James McKernan, a mathematician...

– University of California San Diego Health

Lifestyle & Social Sciences

The Unexpected Way International Business Influences U.S. Politics

Corporations in different industries tend to donate to the same political candidates when their board members serve on the boards of international companies, too.

– Vanderbilt University

American Journal of Sociology; 1131204

Professor Authors Textbook Examining the Psychology of Happiness

How do you define happiness? Jim Allen, associate professor of psychology at SUNY Geneseo, has taken a critical look at that question in his recently published textbook titled “The Psychology of Happiness in the Modern World: A Social Psychological...

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– State University of New York at Geneseo

Memory of Jane Addams Celebrated with Archives, Tour at UIC

‘Mother of social work’ was first American woman awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1931.

– University of Illinois at Chicago





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