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Medical News

Newest Data Shows Childhood Obesity Continues to Increase

Despite reports in recent years suggesting childhood obesity could be reaching a plateau in some groups, the big picture on obesity rates for children ages 2 to 19 remains unfavorable, according to a new analysis from Duke Health researchers.

– Duke Health


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Diet Shown to Reduce Stroke Risk May Also Reduce Risk of Depression

People who eat vegetables, fruit and whole grains may have lower rates of depression over time, according to a preliminary study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 70th Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, April ...

– American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

American Academy of Neurology’s 70th Annual Meeting; National Institute on Aging

Embargo expired on 25-Feb-2018 at 16:00 ET

Beyond Abstinence: Well-Being Also Matters

Alcohol and other drug (AOD) treatment and recovery research typically focuses on outcomes such as 'days abstinent.' Yet the degree to which individuals may be functioning better physically, socially and psychologically, how happy they may be, and th...

– Research Society on Alcoholism

Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research

Embargo expired on 23-Feb-2018 at 10:00 ET

MD Anderson and Raysearch Announce Strategic Alliance to Advance Radiation Therapy of Cancer

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and RaySearch Laboratories today announced a strategic alliance with the aim of enhancing cancer radiation therapy through several initiatives, including more precisely targeting of tumors, and impro...

– University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Embargo expired on 26-Feb-2018 at 03:00 ET

ISPOR Special Task Force Provides Recommendations for Measuring and Communicating the Value of Pharmaceuticals and Other Technologies in the US

Value in Health, the official journal of ISPOR (the professional society for health economics and outcomes research), announced today the publication of a series of articles presenting and discussing the findings of the ISPOR Special Task Force on US...

– ISPOR—The Professional Society for Health Economics and Outcomes Research

Value in Health, Feb-2018

Tratamiento Conservador Puede Ser Mejor Para Mujeres Con Ataque CardíAco Llamado DEAC

A las pacientes que sufren un tipo de ataque cardíaco que afecta principalmente a mujeres jóvenes y se conoce como disección espontánea de la arteria coronaria (DEAC), posiblemente les beneficie más el tratamiento conservador que permite al cuer...

– Mayo Clinic

Study Reveals No Link Between Hormonal Birth Control and Depression

Women face several options when it comes to birth control, so potential side effects often factor into their decision. Depression is a common concern for many women, but a new study by researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is...

– Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Half of Gun Owners Don't Store Them Safely, New Ebola Treatment, An HIV Patch, and More in the Public Health News Source

The latest research, experts and features in Public Health in the Public Health News Source

– Newswise

Improving Family-Based Communication for LGBTQ Youth, What Women Want, Romantic Relationship Buffer, and More in the Sex and Relationships News Source

The latest research and features on sex in the Sex and Relationships News Source

– Newswise

Sneaky Viruses, Cancer Stem Cells, How Your DNA Gets Organized, and More in the Cell Biology News Source

The latest research and features in cell biology in the Cell Biology News Source

– Newswise

Study: Police Use of Force is Rare, as are Significant Injuries to Suspects

Police officers rarely use force in apprehending suspects, and when they do they seldom cause significant injuries to those arrested, according to a multi-site study published in the March issue of the Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery.

– Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, March-2018

Study Shows Teen Attitudes on Drinking Can be Changed in as Little as 40 Seconds

New research from an American University professor finds that teen attitudes towards drinking can be changed with the help of a short public service announcement.

– American University

Journal of Health Communication

Ice Chips Only? Study Questions Restrictions on Oral Intake for Women in Labor

At most US maternity units, women in labor are put on nil per os (NPO) status—they're not allowed to eat or drink anything, except ice chips. But new nursing research questions that policy, showing no increase in risks for women who are allowed to ...

– Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

American Journal of Nursing

Looking for an Off Switch for Celiac Disease

New research published in the Feb. 23 issue of the Journal of Biological Chemistry identifies an enzyme that turns off transglutaminase 2, potentially paving the way for new treatments for celiac disease.

– American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB)

Journal of Biological Chemistry

Sneaky Viruses: UNM Cancer Center Scientist to Learn about HPV Infection

Michelle Ozbun, PhD, is using two grants totaling $2.7 million to learn how human papillomaviruses (HPV) sneak into cells to reproduce. She and her team are also developing new ways in which to measure infections.

– University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center


Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired Steps to Take for a Healthy Body

We know that germs can make you sick, but if you seem to constantly be under the weather with cold symptoms, could it be something other than germs that are getting you down?

– Orlando Health

Can Cancer Treatment Lead to Heart Disease?

Advances in cancer treatment have resulted in a growing number of cancer survivors. However, powerful treatments such as chemotherapy, radiation treatments and some cancer drugs are not without their risks, including the potential for serious, long-t...

– Valley Health System

Many Don’t Know How to Respond in a Heart Health Emergency

Would you know what to do if a man or woman at your son’s baseball game went into cardiac arrest? Would you recognize the signs if you were having a heart attack? A new survey by Valley’s cardiovascular affiliate Cleveland Clinic reveals that man...

– Valley Health System

Why Is Mining-Related Lung Disease on the Rise?

The passage of critical mine health and safety legislation in the late 1960s, along with advances in technology and safety practices, helped to decrease the prevalence of lung diseases for miners. But starting in the mid-1990s, there was a significan...

– University of Illinois at Chicago

How Is an Olympian's Heart Different?

In this video, Dr. Vincent Sorrell of the Gill Heart & Vascular Institute at the University of Kentucky describes how an athlete's heart evolves to accommodate increased demand.

Expert Available

– University of Kentucky

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Streck, Inc. Files Suit Against Cenata GmbH for Infringement of Its European Patent

Streck, inc. has filed suit against cenata gmbh, for infringement of its european patent no. 2228453b1, in the german district court in mannheim.

– Streck

National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) Engages Envision Pharma Group to Support their Oncology Research Program using iEnvision – A New Web-based Software Platform for Medical Programs

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) Oncology Research Program (ORP) announces the selection and implementation of the iEnvision medical affairs platform developed by Envision Technology Solutions.

– National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®)

Society for Nutrition and Behavior 2018 Annual Conference Call for Late-Breaking Abstracts

The Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior is accepting abstracts for poster presentations at the 2018 Annual Conference in Minneapolis, MN July 21 - July 24, at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis

– Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior

Journal of Nutrition Education; Society for Nutrition and Behavior 2018 Annual Conference

UTHealth's Blackwell Named President of Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine

The new president of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM) is Sean Blackwell, M.D., professor and chair of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences at McGovern Medical School at the University of Texas Health Scien...

– University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Carla Siegfried, MD Receives 2018 Shaffer Prize for Innovative Glaucoma Research

The Shaffer Prize, presented annually by Glaucoma Research Foundation, recognizes a researcher whose project best exemplifies the pursuit of innovative ideas in the quest to better understand glaucoma.

– Glaucoma Research Foundation

Science News

New Technology for Use in Military Vehicles May Protect Warfighters From Blast-Induced Brain Injury

Elastic frame design reduces blast acceleration up to 80 percent; technology could be adapted for vehicle bumpers, athletic helmets.

– University of Maryland, Baltimore

Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery; W81XWH-13-1-0016; FA8650-11-2-6D04

Embargo expired on 26-Feb-2018 at 09:00 ET

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Imaging the Heart, Tiny Diamond Anvils, A Nanowire Array for Screening Diseases, and More in the Engineering News Source

The latest research and features in the Newswise Engineering News Source

– Newswise

Opening Windows for New Spintronic Studies

A surprising discovery could potentially offer major advantages in speed, heat dissipation and power consumption in electronic devices.

– Argonne National Laboratory

Nature Communications, Oct-2017

Intensive Biomass Harvest Linked to Fire Ant Colonization, Decreased Invertebrate Diversity

Gleaning too much of the woody debris left on the ground after timber is cut can open the door for invasive fire ants and reduce invertebrate diversity, according to two new studies in North Carolina and Georgia.

– North Carolina State University

Forest Ecology and Management; Ecological Applications

Being Raised in Greener Neighborhoods May Have Beneficial Effects on Brain Development

New research shows for the first time that exposure to green space during childhood is associated with beneficial structural changes in the developing brain.

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

Environmental Health Perspectives

Researchers in Drive to Develop Greener Parts for Transport Industry

University of Portsmouth researchers are at the forefront of a drive to develop environmentally-friendly materials from agricultural waste for use in the automotive, marine and aerospace industries.

– University of Portsmouth

Are Humans 'Smeller Underachievers?' Not So Fast….

Scientists, chefs and food scientists will explore the role of flavor perception in behavior at The International Society of Neurogastronomy Symposium

– University of Kentucky


UF-Lead Team Mobilizes to Save Super-Rare Tree on the Brink of Extinction

The Florida torreya is the most endangered tree in North America. And it may soon disappear entirely. But scientists such as the University of Florida’s Jason Smith are ready to fight for the species, which is a critical part of its native ecosyste...

– University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

Successful Anti-Poaching Operation Leads to 5-Year Conviction for Three Poachers in Republic of Congo

Three poachers responsible for slaughtering eleven elephants in and around Nouabale-Ndoki National Park in January were convicted to five years’ imprisonment by the local district court last week, according to WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society). T...

– Wildlife Conservation Society

Helping Sunflower Producers Fight Stem Canker

Fungicides can help prevent the lodging and yield loss that stem canker causes, but timing is crucial. A new disease-forecasting model that predicts stem canker risk can help.

Expert Available

– South Dakota State University

Plant Disease, 2017; Phytopathology, 2015

Bioengineering Today: Imaging the Heart

Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer in the United States and around the world. February is American Heart Month, and to honor healthy heart health awareness, Bioengineering Today, an editorially independent news service of AIP Publishing,...

– American Institute of Physics (AIP)

Lifestyle & Social Sciences

Behavior in High School Predicts Income and Occupational Success Later in Life

Being a responsible student, maintaining an interest in school and having good reading and writing skills will not only help a teenager get good grades in high school but could also be predictors of educational and occupational success decades later,...

– American Psychological Association (APA)

Journal of Personality and Social Psychology

Embargo expired on 26-Feb-2018 at 09:00 ET

Study Points to Fertility as a Leading Economic Indicator

New research from the University of Notre Dame discovers people appear to stop conceiving babies several months before recessions begin. 

– University of Notre Dame

National Bureau of Economic Research

Infants Are Able to Learn Abstract Rules Visually

Three-month-old babies cannot sit up or roll over, yet they are already capable of learning patterns from simply looking at the world around them, according to a recent Northwestern University study published in PLOS One. For the first time, the rese...

– Northwestern University


New Book Celebrates Group of Renegade Poets From Appalachia

When Frank X Walker coined the culturally encompassing term “Affrilachian” 25 years ago, he had no idea the group of colleagues who got their start inside a University of Kentucky elevator would transform into a radically influential social movem...

– University of Kentucky

WVU Launches New Transatlantic MA in International History and Security Studies

The West Virginia University Department of History has partnered with Collegium Civitas in Warsaw, Poland to launch a new transatlantic Master of Arts in international history and security studies for fall 2018.

– West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Kennesaw State Classroom Puts Learning in Motion

Kinesthetic classroom steps up student engagement

– Kennesaw State University

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Twelve Northwestern Journalism Students Cover 2018 Winter Olympics

Twelve Northwestern University journalism students got to cover the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The five graduate and seven undergraduate students wrote print pieces and took on a variety of roles with major media covering the g...

– Northwestern University

Iowa State Architecture Professor Named American Institute of Architects Fellow

Morrill Professor Thomas Leslie, the Pickard Chilton Professor in Architecture at Iowa State University and internationally renowned expert on architectural history and practice, has been named a fellow of the American Institute of Architects.

– Iowa State University

Illinois Bicentennial STEM Fusion Campaign to Launch in 25 Underserved Schools Across State

Lieutenant Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti, Deputy Governor Leslie Munger and officials from the Illinois Math and Science Academy today announced the launch of the Illinois Bicentennial STEM Fusion campaign. The three-year program will be offered to st...

– Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA)

Business News

Babson Prof. Neck’s Entrepreneurship Book Receives Most Promising New Textbook Award

Entrepreneurship: The Practice and Mindset, coauthored by Babson College Professor Heidi Neck, is winner of a 2018 TAA Most Promising New Textbook Award by the Textbook & Academic Authors Association (TAA).

– Babson College

Team Eye and Ear Kicks Off 2018 Boston Marathon Training

Through a partnership with John Hancock Financial Services, Massachusetts Eye and Ear is preparing a team of runners for the 2018 Boston Marathon.® “Team Eye and Ear” comprises 67 members fundraising in support of Mass. Eye and Ear’s research ...

– Massachusetts Eye and Ear


Go with Flavor-Rich Meatless Monday Recipes for Lent

Individuals, even carnivores who abstain from meat, have the opportunity to experience a wonderful variety of plant-based foods during Lent. There’s no need to sacrifice flavor. Kim O’Donnel, the first Meatless Monday blogger and author of critic...

– Monday Campaigns





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