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Medical News


State Medicaid Expansions From 1996 to 2011 Led to More Prenatal Care for Low-Income Mothers

The Medicaid expansions for low-income parents that took place between 1996 and 2011 led to a 2.3 percent decrease in the uninsured rate among women who already had a child and became pregnant again, and a 7.9 percent decrease in the number of mother...

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

Health Services Research

Embargo expired on 28-Dec-2017 at 05:00 ET


Does Dosing of Drug for Mom Make a Difference for Baby’s Risk of Cleft Lip, Palate?

Taking a higher dose of topiramate during the first three months of pregnancy may increase a baby’s risk of cleft lip or cleft palate more than when taking a lower dose, according to a study published in the December 27, 2017, online issue of Neuro...

– American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

Neurology®

Embargo expired on 27-Dec-2017 at 16:00 ET


Guideline: Exercise May Improve Thinking Ability and Memory

Exercising twice a week may improve thinking ability and memory in people with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), according to a guideline released by the American Academy of Neurology. The recommendation is an update to the AAN’s previous guideline ...

– American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

Neurology®

Embargo expired on 27-Dec-2017 at 16:00 ET


New Guideline: Try Exercise to Improve Memory, Thinking

For patients with mild cognitive impairment, don’t be surprised if your health care provider prescribes exercise rather than medication. A new guideline for medical practitioners says they should recommend twice-weekly exercise to people with mild ...

– Mayo Clinic

Neurology®

Embargo expired on 27-Dec-2017 at 16:00 ET

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Study Shows Increased Risk of Uterine Fibroids in African-American Women with a Common Form of Hair

In a study of medical records gathered on hundreds of thousands of African-American women, Johns Hopkins researchers say they have evidence that women with a common form of hair loss have an increased chance of developing uterine leiomyomas, or fibro...

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

JAMA Dermatology


Local Economic Factors Affect Opioid Prescribing to Disabled Medicare Beneficiaries

For non-elderly Americans on disability, local prescribing of opioid pain medications is significantly related to county-level economic factors like unemployment and income level, reports a study in the January issue of Medical Care, published by Wol...

– Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Medical Care


American Journal of Nursing Announces 2017 Book of the Year Awards

Wolters Kluwer Health and the American Journal of Nursing (AJN) are pleased to announce the 2017 winners of its annual AJN Book of the Year Awards honoring exceptional texts for advancing healthcare quality. The list of winners appears in the January...

– Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

American Journal of Nursing


Exercise and Cognitive Training May Be Most Effective in Reducing MCI, an Alzheimer’s Disease Pre-Cursor

Clinicians should recommend exercise and cognitive training for patients with mild cognitive impairment — a common precursor of Alzheimer’s type dementia — according to new guidelines published online in Neurology®.

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

Neurology, Dec. 27, 2017


World Record Kidney Chain Extends with Inspired Organ Donors

Tyler Williamson went to TEDx Birmingham’s 2017 event in March expecting to be inspired and to network and make new connections with fellow attendees. What the 27-year-old did not anticipate was that inspiration would lead him to volunteer to becom...

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

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Reducing Your Risk of Getting Sick During Holiday Travel

Holiday travel forces people into often-crowded airplanes, automobiles and airports and the result can be a cold or other bug that dims the holiday cheer.

Expert Available

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

Science News


Veterinary Surgeons Perform First-Known Brain Surgery to Treat Hydrocephalus in Fur Seal

A neurosurgical team at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University has successfully performed what is believed to be a first-of-its-kind brain surgery on a Northern fur seal named Ziggy Star in an attempt to address her worsening neur...

– Tufts University


New Archeological Exhibition Tells the Story of Hippos During the Transition From Paganism to Christianity in the Land of Israel

What is a pagan amulet against indigestion doing in a Byzantine church at Hippos? Did the processions of debauchery and drinking honoring the god of wine Dionysus continue during the Christian period? And did the goddess of good fortune Tyche still p...

– University of Haifa


Saving the Planet One Dollar at A Time

The NGO – This is MY Earth – Continues to Purchase Habitat that is Home to Endangered Species: This time – 7,000 dunams of wild rainforest in the Amazon Among species facing local extinction – The Spectacled Bear, White Fronted Monkey and Ja...

– University of Haifa


Science, Storytelling, and Art Collide in San Francisco! Scientists and Artists From the Entertainment Industry Will Lead a Symposium on Communicating Science Through Narrative on January 5

Scientists and artists will gather in San Francisco to discuss ways of engaging broad audiences with science using narrative, through a special symposium, a workshop, and a story booth at the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Mee...

– Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology (SICB)

SICB 2018 Annual Meeting

Lifestyle & Social Sciences


Social Relations in Older Age May Help Grandma Maintain Her Memory

Researchers at Rush University Medical Center show that close social relationships may be the key to late life cognitive function.

– Chinese Health, Aging, and Policy Program (CHAP)

Gerontology, 2017

Business News


Insurance Industry Research Reveals More Women in Leadership Roles

New insurance industry demographic research from Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia reveals significant improvement in gender inclusion in senior leadership positions. The study builds on four years of work by Mike Angelina, executive direct...

– Saint Joseph's University

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