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Released: 31-Jan-2024 5:05 PM EST
Pedestrian injuries from falls versus motor vehicle collisions: are we lacking critical policy and interventions?
Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health

Using Emergency Medical Services (EMS) data, researchers at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health compared the national burden of pedestrian injuries from motor vehicles to that of pedestrian falls occurring on streets and sidewalks and found that the probability of a pedestrian suffering a severe injury is higher for motor vehicle collisions as compared to falls.

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Released: 24-Jan-2024 12:00 PM EST
5 Tips for Preventing Winter Injuries
American College of Surgeons (ACS)

Orthopaedic surgeons with the American College of Surgeons offer their top tips for preventing slips and falls during the winter season.

20-Dec-2023 2:05 PM EST
Quality of Care Declines After Private Equity Takes Over Hospitals
Harvard Medical School

Patients are more likely to fall, get new infections, or experience other harms in a hospital after it is acquired by private equity.

Newswise: Always on Alert for Balance Loss with “The Balance Assessment Device,” An Outstanding Innovation by Chula Researcher
Released: 27-Nov-2023 8:55 AM EST
Always on Alert for Balance Loss with “The Balance Assessment Device,” An Outstanding Innovation by Chula Researcher
Chulalongkorn University

Chula Engineering lecturer’s innovation “The Balance Assessment Device”—gold medal winner at ITEX 2023, Malaysia, and recipient of World Invention Intellectual Property Associations’ (WIIPA) Special Award (Gold Medal)—checks body balance and balance loss for behavior changes and fall prevention to promote fall risk awareness and knowledge.

Released: 10-Aug-2023 11:05 AM EDT
"Get back to where you once belonged!" Back-to-School stories for media

It's that time of year again. For media working on stories about the seasonal return to school, here are the latest features and experts in the Back-To-School channel on Newswise.

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Released: 21-Apr-2023 3:10 PM EDT
TRANSCRIPT AND VIDEO AVAILABLE Live Event for April 21: Sleeping pill reduces levels of Alzheimer’s proteins

Researcher will discuss the study which involved a sleeping aid known as suvorexant that is already approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for insomnia, hints at the potential of sleep medications to slow or stop the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.

Newswise: The Early Bird May Just Get the Worm
Released: 4-Nov-2022 4:55 PM EDT
The Early Bird May Just Get the Worm
University of Ottawa

Night owls may be looking forward to falling back into autumn standard time but a new study from the University of Ottawa has found Daylight Saving Time may also suit morning types just fine.

Released: 2-Aug-2022 2:05 PM EDT
Wildfires are intensifying around the world. Here are the latest headlines in wildfires research for media

California’s McKinney Fire grew to become the state’s largest fire so far this year. The risk of wildfire is rising globally due to climate change. Below are some of the latest articles that have been added to the Wildfires channel on Newswise.

Newswise: The Science Behind the Appeal of Pumpkin Spice
Released: 20-Sep-2021 8:30 AM EDT
The Science Behind the Appeal of Pumpkin Spice
 Johns Hopkins University

Fall is still days away but at coffee shops and grocery stores, it’s already peak autumn thanks to the arrival of a certain flavor that has come to signal the season’s unofficial start. Everyone knows, it’s pumpkin spice time. But why? Johns Hopkins University perception researchers can say a key to understanding why people love pumpkin spice is the smell of it. Those notes of cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger trigger deeply rooted cozy memories of autumn.

Released: 19-Aug-2021 3:00 PM EDT
VIDEO AND TRANSCRIPT AVAILABLE: Breakthrough Cases and COVID Boosters: Live Expert Panel for August 18, 2021

Expert Q&A: Do breakthrough cases mean we will soon need COVID boosters? The extremely contagious Delta variant continues to spread, prompting mask mandates, proof of vaccination, and other measures. Media invited to ask the experts about these and related topics.

Released: 14-Oct-2020 12:05 PM EDT
Nearly One in Three Americans Sacrifice Sleep on Election Night
American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)

A survey from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) finds that 32% of Americans are more tired than usual the day after election night. Poor sleep on election night is fueled by later bedtimes, blue light exposure and the physical and mental tolls of election uncertainty amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

Released: 22-Nov-2019 11:20 AM EST
An Ounce of Preparation Can Help Prevent Yard Work Injuries This Fall
American Chiropractic Association

Your chances of injury increase if you take on yard work without some preparation. The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) offers tips to keep you pain free.

Released: 14-Nov-2019 4:20 PM EST
Loyola Medicine Hospitals Nationally Recognized with 'As' for the Fall 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade
Loyola Medicine

Loyola University Medical Center and Gottlieb Hospital were awarded ‘A’ grades for safety in the fall 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing hospital achievements for protecting patients from harm and providing safer healthcare.

Released: 7-Nov-2019 2:30 PM EST
UC San Diego Health Receives Straight A’s From Leapfrog
UC San Diego Health

UC San Diego Health hospitals in Hillcrest and La Jolla have received grades of ‘A’ for excellence in safety and quality for the Fall 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade report.

Released: 5-Nov-2019 3:05 PM EST
Some common youth sports injuries are avoidable
Mayo Clinic

As fall and winter sports are in full swing, youth athletics will see a rise in injuries. Tens of millions of children and teens participate in organized sports, and more than 3.5 million sports injuries occur every year.

Released: 30-Oct-2019 6:00 AM EDT
Cycling is Safer with More Cyclists on the Road, But Injuries Are on the Rise, Rutgers Study Finds
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Cycling is safer with more cyclists on the road, but injuries are on the rise among older riders, a Rutgers study finds

Released: 29-Oct-2019 3:05 PM EDT
Researchers create Amazon Alexa skill to help older adults stay active
University of Chicago Medical Center

A new research effort is helping some senior citizens on Chicago's South Side stay active with a little assistance from Amazon’s voice-controlled speaker Alexa.

Released: 28-Oct-2019 4:55 PM EDT
Hospital to Host Halloween Costume Party, Trick-or-Treating Parade
University of Illinois Chicago

The Children’s Hospital University of Illinois will host a trick-or-treating parade, costume contest and party for pediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit patients and families on Halloween.

Released: 24-Oct-2019 12:55 PM EDT
WashU Expert: This year, let’s make standard time permanent
Washington University in St. Louis

Never again.After we turn back the clocks one hour on the morning of Nov. 3, Washington University in St. Louis chronobiologist Erik Herzog wants us to just keep it that way.“Just lock it in,” Herzog said. “Forever.”Herzog is a professor of biology in Arts & Sciences and president of the Society for Research on Biological Rhythms (SRBR), a scientific organization dedicated to the study of biological clocks and sleep.

Released: 24-Oct-2019 10:05 AM EDT
Martian landslides not conclusive evidence of ice
University College London

Detailed three-dimensional images of an extensive landslide on Mars, which spans an area more than 55 kilometres wide, have been analysed to understand how the unusually large and long ridges and furrows formed about 400 million years ago.

Released: 9-Oct-2019 10:05 AM EDT
Hidden Halloween Allergy and Asthma Triggers Are Truly Frightful
American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)

Peanuts in candy bars aren’t the only hidden allergens kids with allergies and asthma need to watch for to stay alert to Halloween frights.

Released: 8-Oct-2019 11:05 AM EDT
How to best handle kids' fall allergies
LifeBridge Health

Perhaps you think of allergies as being most bothersome—and most likely to occur—during the spring and summer months, when pollens and molds are seemingly everywhere.

Released: 7-Oct-2019 10:05 AM EDT
Managing your child's asthma in the fall: What parents should know
LifeBridge Health

Allergies and other environmental factors can make asthma harder to manage when the season changes to fall.

Released: 8-Jul-2019 4:05 PM EDT
Augustana University Professor’s Research Leads to Surprising Mating Decision in Butterfly Species
Augustana University, South Dakota

The males of one species of butterfly are more attracted to females that are active, not necessarily what they look like, according to a recent research conducted at Augustana University.The paper, “Behaviour before beauty: Signal weighting during mate selection in the butterfly Papilio polytes,” found that males of the species noticed the activity levels of potential female mates, not their markings.

Released: 16-Nov-2018 8:05 AM EST
How to Really Approach Eating Before and on Thanksgiving
LifeBridge Health

Cutting back considerably on high-calorie foods, even full meals, in the days or weeks before Thanksgiving in anticipation of pigging out on turkey, sweet potato pie and other traditional dishes on the big day is a common pre-holiday diet plan.

Released: 15-Nov-2018 12:05 PM EST
Kids with cancer will celebrate an early Thanksgiving together
University of Illinois Chicago

The Children’s Hospital University of Illinois will host a pre-holiday Thanksgiving meal and celebration for pediatric cancer and sickle cell patients and their families Nov. 17.

Released: 14-Nov-2018 10:05 AM EST
Feast on Florida-Grown Foods This Thanksgiving
University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

As we sit down to partake of the annual Thanksgiving feast, it’s worth noting that much of what we eat comes from Florida farmers, say University of Florida researchers. Better still, scientists with the UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences try to see if they can breed and grow certain crops in Florida to help growers and consumers.

Released: 7-Nov-2018 9:00 AM EST
What Are Some Fun Facts About Cranberries for Thanksgiving?
American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)

Thanksgiving wouldn’t be the same without cranberries. But how much do you know about these tart berries? The Nov. 7 Sustainable, Secure Food blog has loads of cranberry facts, ripe for your feasting table!

Released: 5-Nov-2018 8:05 AM EST
How to Eat a Healthier Thanksgiving Meal
LifeBridge Health

Looking for ways to make your Thanksgiving feast more nutritious? Here are some suggestions for preparing dishes:

Released: 31-Oct-2018 10:30 AM EDT
Pioneering Culinary Dentistry Program Enters Halloween Spirit to Offer Fiendishly Healthy Options
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Beheaded stuffed peppers, graveyard chocolate hummus and creepy crawly pumpkin bars were among the Halloween-themed treats created by students at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Dentistry who were learning how to cook as part of a new program in partnership with UTHealth School of Public Health.

Released: 29-Oct-2018 9:05 PM EDT
How the pumpkin became a fall favorite
University of Delaware

Professor Cindy Ott can delve into the history and importance of the orange gourd as makes its return for autumn and dominates everything from food and scents to holidays like Halloween and Thanksgiving. She is an expert on American food and culture.

Released: 29-Oct-2018 2:30 PM EDT
‘Frankenstein’ Turns 200
University of Georgia

An interview with professor Roxanne Eberle, who specializes in Romantic literature and has taught "Frankenstein" to students for years.