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New Study Finds Personal Care Products Send a Young Child to the Emergency Room Every Two Hours

A new study conducted by researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital found that 64,686 children younger than five years of age were treated in U.S. emergency departments for injuries related to persona...

– Nationwide Children's Hospital

Clinical Pediatrics

Embargo expired on 17-Jun-2019 at 00:05 ET

AAHCM Applauds Results of Year 4 Medicare Independence at Home (IAH) Demonstration

The Academy is pleased to share that the Independence at Home (IAH) Demonstration saved Medicare approximately $33 million in Year 4, or about $384 per beneficiary per month (PBPM). This follows savings from Years 1-3 that, when combined with Year 4,...

– American Academy of Home Care Medicine

Embargo expired on 14-Jun-2019 at 09:05 ET

Terminally Ill Who Request Doctors Make Decisions For Them Undergo More Aggressive Final Treatments

Rutgers study finds dying patients accept aggressive or experimental treatments even if it lessens their quality of life

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Journal of Pain and Symptom Management

Nurses more likely to test for HIV when practice setting supports routine screening

Nurse practitioners are more likely to conduct HIV screenings if they feel that their colleagues support routine screenings, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York. This comes in advance of National HIV Tes...

– Binghamton University, State University of New York

Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, June-2019

A Beginner’s Guide to Understanding Curative Therapies

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 offering important insight regarding the current state of curative and transf...

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

Value in Health, Jun-2019

Out of Many Ovarian Precancerous Lesions, One Becomes Cancer

In a novel study of cancer genetics using fallopian tube tissue from 15 women, researchers at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center say they have found evidence that the most common and lethal type of ovarian cancer arises not from a uniform group o...

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

Journal of Pathology; W81XWH-11-2-0230, UO1CA200469, RO1CA215483, P50CA228991, P30CA006973

Study: Suicide among older adults in long-term care suggests more is needed to promote mental, social well-being

Clinicians, administrators and policymakers should consider ways to support the mental health and well-being of older adults as they go through residential transitions, according to a University of Michigan study that looked at deaths by suicide amon...

– University of Michigan

JAMA Network Open

New Natural Therapeutic Agent to Fight Diabetic Nephropathy

The extract successfully restored the blood glucose levels, body weight, and normalized oxidative stress on renal function in a test group of Zucker diabetic fatty rats.

– Sbarro Health Research Organization (SHRO)

Journal of Cellular Physiology

Researchers’ Discovery Could Lead To Improved Therapies For Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

A multi-institution study reveals a tiny protein could play a major role in combating heart failure in patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy

– Florida State University

JCI Insight

Researchers identify traits linked to better outcomes in HPV-linked head and neck cancer

University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers identified characteristics that could be used to personalize treatment for patients with a type of head and neck cancer linked to HPV infection.

– University of North Carolina Health Care System

Clinical Cancer Research

Alerta do especialista: Testes genéticos podem levar a melhores intervenções e exames de câncer

De todos os casos de câncer de mama e colorretal, 5%–10% estão vinculados a causas hereditárias, de acordo com uma revisão da Mayo Clinic das condições e síndromes hereditárias mais comumente encontradas.

– Mayo Clinic

Cedars-Sinai Expert: Try Non-Opioid Solutions to Pain Management

As the opioid epidemic continues to claim lives and shatter families across the nation, a Cedars-Sinai expert is urging physicians and patients to try managing pain without the addictive pills. The news release below includes 5 tips for opioid-free p...

– Cedars-Sinai

Paraguay celebrates Latin American Epilepsy Week with educational, social and scientific activities

Paraguay held its first Epilepsy Week in April, with scientific, social and cultural activities to raise awareness of epilepsy and its importance as a focus of public health.

– International League Against Epilepsy

Semana de la Epilepsia – Paraguay – América Latina

En abril, Paraguay celebró su primera Semana de la Epilepsia. El concepto de una semana de epilepsia, que se puso a prueba en Bolivia en 2015, incluye actividades científicas, sociales y culturales para crear conciencia sobre la epilepsia y su impo...

– International League Against Epilepsy

The gut microbiota and epilepsy: Intriguing research and the road ahead

An increasing number of studies are finding intimate communication between the gut and brain, as well as complex interplay among the gut microbiome, the brain and the rest of the body. But does the gut affect epilepsy? More specifically, can certain...

– International League Against Epilepsy

New radiation therapy shows promise for treating essential tremor

UAB radiation oncologists are the first to use the Varian Edge® radiosurgery system and virtual cone technology for functional stereotactic radiosurgery on movement disorder patients, such as essential tremor or tremor-dominant Parkinson’s patient...

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

How the Stonewall Riots Affected LGBTQ Health Care

Perry N. Halkitis, the author Out in Time: From Stonewall to Queer, How Gay Men Came of Age Across the Generations, addresses how Stonewall and the AIDS crisis have brought awareness and changes the ways the medical profession addresses health care o...

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– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

New McCain Centre for Urological Innovation & Education

With a $10-million donation, the University of Toronto is partnering with Princess Margaret Cancer Centre to launch the McCain Centre for Urological Innovation and Education.

– University Health Network (UHN)

Science News

Electron (or 'Hole') Pairs May Survive Effort to Kill Superconductivity

Scientists seeking to understand the mechanism underlying superconductivity in “stripe-ordered” cuprates—copper-oxide materials with alternating areas of electric charge and magnetism—discovered an unusual metallic state when attempting to tu...

– Brookhaven National Laboratory

Science Advances, 14 June 2019; PNAS, 10 June 2019

Embargo expired on 14-Jun-2019 at 14:00 ET

What are you worth? New time-banking system utilizes blockchain tech to measure one’s value to society

Citizens from the island of Aneityum in the Republic of Vanuatu are working with faculty from Binghamton University, State University of New York to test their true value as humans.

– Binghamton University, State University of New York

The Second International Workshop on Distributed Ledger of Things (DLoT), June-2019

Superconducting Films for Particle Acceleration

Researchers demonstrated record accelerating cavity performance using a technique that could lead to significant cost savings.

– Department of Energy, Office of Science

uperconductor Science and Technology 30, 1 (2017). [DOI: 10.1088/1361-6668/30/3/033004]

Researchers capture microscopic manufacturing flaws via high-speed X-ray movies

Microscopic defects that occur in laser-based manufacturing of metal parts can lead to big problems if undetected, and the process of fixing these flaws can increase the time and cost of high-tech manufacturing. But new research into the cause of the...

– Missouri University of Science and Technology

Physical Review X

Satellite observations improve earthquake monitoring, response

Researchers at the University of Iowa and the United States Geologic Survey report data gathered by orbiting satellites can yield more information about destructive earthquakes and can improve aid and humanitarian response efforts. The researchers lo...

– University of Iowa

Remote Sensing

Story Tips from the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, June 17 2019

ORNL story tips: New builders’ tool by ORNL assesses design performance before construction begins; new pressure technique to manipulate magnetism in thin films could enhance electronic devices; ORNL outlines quantum sensing advances for better air...

– Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Physical Review Letters, May-2019; ACS Photonics, May-2019

What is biofumigation and the connection to soil health?

Crops like mustard, cabbages, can help heal infected soils

– Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)

Simulating Ice at the Bottom of the World: Modeling the Antarctic Ice Sheets

When the Larsen B ice shelf collapsed, 1000 sq miles of ice was gone & scientists realized they needed to improve models to more accurately simulate ice sheets.

– Department of Energy, Office of Science

Greg Morrisett named dean of Cornell Tech

Greg Morrisett, dean of Cornell University’s Faculty of Computing and Information Science and an international expert in software security, has been named the Jack and Rilla Neafsey Dean and Vice Provost of Cornell Tech, Provost Michael Kotlikoff a...

– Cornell University

UAH chemistry professor tapped to support NSF programs for prestigious one-year assignment

Dr. Emanuel Waddell, an associate professor in the Department of Chemistry and the associate dean of the College of Science at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH), has been selected by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to serve as direc...

– University of Alabama Huntsville

Energy Department to Invest $32 Million in Computer Design of Materials

The U.S. Department of Energy announced that it will invest $32 million over the next four years to accelerate the design of new materials through use of supercomputers.

– Department of Energy, Office of Science

100-year-old physics model replicates modern Arctic ice melt

– University of Utah

New Journal of Physics

Tropical Crops Need Bugs

Hymenoptera, a large order of insects that contains bees and wasps, is the main group of pollinators in agricultural systems, yet little is known about the role they play in pollination networks and the dependence of plants on specific pollinators in...

– Wildlife Conservation Society

Acta Biológica Colombiana

Identifying Conservation “Hot Spots” for the Nile River

The river Nile flows across 11 African countries, supporting millions of human livelihoods, and holding globally important biodiversity and endemism yet no basin-wide spatial conservation planning has been attempted to date

– Wildlife Conservation Society

Science Advances

Where Wildlife go to Die

Researchers identified global concentrations on land and at sea of 4,543 species threatened by unsustainable commercial harvesting.

– Wildlife Conservation Society

Science Advances

Farming Sea Cucumbers

The dried body wall of sea cucumber is a valuable marine export commodity in Papua New Guinea (PNG), but overfishing led the National Fisheries Authority (NFA) to impose a moratorium on the fishery in October 2009.

– Wildlife Conservation Society

Ocean & Coastal

Tracking the Illegal Pangolin Trade in Africa’s Gulf of Guinea

Populations of Asian pangolins have severely declined, and intercontinental trafficking of African pangolin scales to Asia has emerged in the last decade with coastal countries in the Gulf of Guinea have been highlighted as hotspots of illegal pangol...

– Wildlife Conservation Society

Global Ecology and Conservation

Putting the “Protect” in Marine Protected Areas

Marine protected areas (MPAs) are a critical defense against biodiversity loss in the world's oceans, but to realize near-term conservation benefits

– Wildlife Conservation Society

Conservation Biology

Does the Fishing Cat Still Fish in Myanmar?

The distribution of the fishing cat (Prionailurus viverrinus) in Myanmar remains poorly known.

– Wildlife Conservation Society

Journal of Threatened Taxa

Carrion Crisis: There’s a Major Decline in Scavengers

Many scavenger species are in a state of rapid decline and there is growing evidence these declines can drastically alter ecological food webs.

– Wildlife Conservation Society

Lifestyle & Social Sciences

New Study Examines the Association Between Race, Ethnicity and Exclusionary Discipline Practices

Discipline and how it is administered in schools across the U.S. continues to be a hotly debated topic. Now a University of Kentucky doctoral graduate’s expansive research on the subject has been published in the Journal of School Psychology and is...

– University of Kentucky

Journal of School Psychology

Despite dire predictions, levels of social support remain steady in the U.S.

Although Americans have faced waves of social, technological and economic disruption over the last few decades, a new study indicates that their perceptions of available social support have remained steady and, in some cases, may even be strengthenin...

– Penn State Institute for CyberScience

Social Forces

@umich expert: Rushing the desert, storming a mountain, women in US and Europe fought for their place in soccer

Andrei Markovits, a professor of political science and German studies at the University of Michigan, has written extensively on how culture, sports and politics converge. His most recent book is "Women in American soccer and European football. Di...

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– University of Michigan

Celebrate Summer With the Smithsonian’s “Solstice Saturday”

The Smithsonian will celebrate the first Saturday of summer—“Solstice Saturday”—with free parties, programs and performances June 22. In addition to programs for adults and children throughout the day, most Smithsonian museums will be open un...

– Smithsonian Institution

UC San Diego Celebrates 9,325 Graduates in Class of 2019

The University of California San Diego concludes the region’s college graduation celebrations with today’s All Campus Commencement, and ceremonies for its undergraduate colleges, Graduate Division and professional schools happening throughout the...

– University of California San Diego





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