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Research News Tip Sheet: Story Ideas from Johns Hopkins Medicine
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Within a month following a heart attack, people are at increased risk for a second one. As a result, physicians treat these patients with medications to rapidly reduce cardiovascular risk factors for another event. Although statins are designed to reduce the risk from one underlying problem, low-density lipoprotein (LDL) or “bad” cholesterol, they often aren’t able drop it to recommended levels within 30 days. Now, testing a next-generation cholesterol-lowering drug known as a PCSK9 inhibitor, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers showed they could lower blood cholesterol to safer levels faster when it is added to traditional therapies.

Released: 16-Jul-2020 1:45 PM EDT
COVID-19 lockdown reduced dangerous air pollutants in five Indian cities by up to 54 percent
University of Surrey

A team of 10 interdisciplinary researchers from the University of Surrey's renowned Global Centre for Clean Air Research (GCARE), including PhD students and post-doctoral researchers, have united to develop a rapid assessment of the impact COVID-19 has had on air quality.

Released: 15-Jul-2020 6:00 AM EDT
Geoengineering’s Benefits Limited for Apple Crops in India
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Geoengineering – spraying sulfur dioxide into the atmosphere to combat global warming – would only temporarily and partially benefit apple production in northern India, according to a Rutgers co-authored study. But abruptly ending geoengineering might lead to total crop failure faster than if geoengineering were not done, according to the study – believed to be the first of its kind – in the journal Climatic Change.

Released: 25-Jun-2020 6:05 PM EDT
The China-India Border Dispute: What to Know
Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

China and India’s border dispute turned deadly for the first time in more than four decades. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s response will be critical to de-escalation.

Released: 20-May-2020 11:05 AM EDT
Computer science student builds website to track COVID-19 in India
Binghamton University, State University of New York

In the midst of the global pandemic, a student at Binghamton University, State University of New York is helping India keep track of COVID-19 infection rates.

Released: 14-Apr-2020 1:05 AM EDT
Reducing the risk to children’s health in flood-prone areas of India
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)

Monsoon rainfall has become more unpredictable in India. Floods and droughts have become more common and pose multiple risks to human health and wellbeing, with children under five being particularly vulnerable. New research finds that more assistance needs to be provided to communities in flood-prone areas to protect children under five from undernutrition.

Released: 3-Mar-2020 10:20 AM EST
Study identifies regional malnutrition clusters across India
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)

Childhood malnutrition in India remains a major problem. A new study shows that the problem is concentrated in specific geographic areas, which could help policymakers working to address the issue.

24-Jan-2020 9:00 AM EST
Study Examines Quality of Life in Patients with Kidney Disease in India
American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• Between 15 and 22 out of every 100 patients in India with mild-to-moderate chronic kidney disease had significant impairment in at least 1 of the 5 domains of quality of life. • Quality of life scores were associated with sociodemographic factors (lower income, poor education, and female gender), with almost no major impact of medical- or disease-related variables.

Released: 23-Jan-2020 6:05 AM EST
Queen’s Research Develop Tool to Tackle Diet Epidemic in India
Queen's University Belfast

New research led by Queen’s University Belfast aims to better understand the link between diet and disease in India.

Released: 22-Jan-2020 4:05 AM EST
Health Technology Assessment Around the World: Broadening the Understanding of Cross-Country Differences
ISPOR—The Professional Society for Health Economics and Outcomes Research

Value in Health announced today the publication of a series of articles investigating the use of health technology assessment (HTA) in healthcare decision making across the globe. The series, “HTA Around the World—Influences of Culture, Values, and Institutions,” appears in the January 2020 issue of Value in Health.

Released: 21-Jan-2020 1:30 PM EST
Patients Beyond Borders Announces Top 10 Cities for Medical Tourists in 2020
Patients Beyond Borders

Relentlessly rising consumer medical expenses have contributed to millions of US patients seeking affordable treatment abroad. Patients Beyond Borders has researched the most-traveled metropolitan areas for the international healthcare consumer, at savings of 40-85%

Released: 10-Jan-2020 6:05 AM EST
New study shows dominance of local air pollution sources in Delhi
University of Surrey

The University of Surrey has revealed results from a new, comprehensive study that suggests that activities such as construction and vehicle traffic contribute significantly to the Delhi National Capital Region's high concentrations of harmful air pollutants and gases.

Released: 18-Dec-2019 11:20 AM EST
Switching Cereals in India for Improved Nutrition, Sustainability
University of Delaware

A new study offers India a pathway to improve nutrition, climate resilience and the environment by diversifying its crop production. And it also offers global insights into the need to consider sustainable approaches to agriculture.

15-Nov-2019 11:00 AM EST
Prior exposure to pollutants could underlie increased diabetes risk of Indian immigrants
American Chemical Society (ACS)

Researchers reporting in ACS’ Environmental Science & Technology have linked high levels of DDT in Indian immigrants in the U.S. with risk factors for diabetes.

Released: 5-Nov-2019 1:40 PM EST
The Art of Curation: Breathing New Life into Indian Tradition in Contemporary Art Exhibit
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Art history students at Rutgers University–New Brunswick, working toward a curatorial studies certificate that will help them stand out in the art world’s increasingly competitive job market, recently arranged an exhibit of more than 100 artworks by contemporary Indian artists in just one semester – the equivalent of curatorial boot camp.

25-Sep-2019 4:35 PM EDT
45,000 Years Ago in Sri Lanka: The Oldest Microlith Technology in a Rainforest Setting

This technology may be part of the ‘toolkit’ that allowed humans to spread across the globe

Released: 30-Sep-2019 4:05 PM EDT
A Conversation With Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar of India
Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Foreign Minister Jaishankar discusses Indian foreign policy under a newly re-elected Modi government.

Released: 30-Jul-2019 10:05 AM EDT
To conserve water, Indian farmers fire up air pollution
Cornell University

A measure to conserve groundwater in northwestern India has led to unexpected consequences: added air pollution in an area already beset by haze and smog.

Released: 14-May-2019 8:00 AM EDT
Progress Against Child Mortality Lags in Many Indian States
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

India in 2015 had more deaths among children under five than any other country and had large disparities in the under-five mortality rate between richer and poorer states, according to a study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Released: 14-Dec-2018 4:05 PM EST
Climate change leading to water shortage in Andes, Himalayas
Ohio State University

Climate change could have devastating effects on vulnerable residents in the Andes mountains and the Tibetan plateau, according to researchers at The Ohio State University who have been studying glaciers in those areas for decades. Their findings—that glaciers in both parts of the world are melting more rapidly than at any point in the last 10,000 years—mean the water supply in parts of Peru, Pakistan, China, India and Nepal will decline, soon.

Released: 13-Dec-2018 1:05 PM EST
Saving sacred architecture in Nagpur, India
University of Alabama at Birmingham

West view of the Murlidhar temple at Pardi, built during the Bhosle period, in the late 18th century, Nagpur.An American art history professor could help India preserve some historic religious sculpture and architecture.  Cathleen Cummings, Ph.D., associate professor of art history at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, just returned from a research trip in India.

Released: 7-Nov-2018 12:05 PM EST
UIC to host event exploring Chicago's native communities
University of Illinois Chicago

The University of Illinois at Chicago's Great Cities Institute and Native American Support Program will present Natives in Chicago, a discussion on the impact of policies and the work of community organizations to provide services and programs that contribute to the city's thriving native communities.

Released: 25-Jul-2018 7:05 AM EDT
Huge Global Productivity Boost in Sight
Queen's University Belfast

As the first Global Disability Summit takes place, new evidence of how a simple pair of glasses can improve workers’ productivity and reduce poverty is published in The Lancet Global Health

Released: 14-Mar-2018 9:00 AM EDT
Research in India Finds Mobile Phone ‘Alerts’ Plus ‘Free Minutes’ Improve Childhood Immunization Rates
Johns Hopkins Medicine

In a study conducted in rural India, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers working in collaboration with Bal Umang Drishya Sanstha (BUDS), a nonprofit Indian organization focused on child health, have found that mobile phone reminders linked with incentives such as free talk time minutes work better than phone alerts alone to improve childhood immunization rates in poor communities.

5-Mar-2018 1:05 PM EST
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Urologist and Colleagues Address Unmet Global Burden of Surgical Disease in India
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Aseem R. Shukla, MD, a pediatric urologist at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, along with several of his colleagues from around the world, have created an innovative program to help address urological needs in India. The team is specifically addressing bladder exstrophy, a complex, rare disorder that occurs during fetal development when the bladder does not form completely and drains onto the surface of the abdomen.

Released: 20-Dec-2017 10:05 AM EST
Milken Institute School of Public Health Receives $4 Million Grant to Study Anemia in India
George Washington University

Research to develop and test an intervention that reduces the threat of this health problem for women of childbearing age

Released: 6-Nov-2017 11:05 AM EST
Do Face Masks Protect Against Air Pollution-Related Health Problems?
Case Western Reserve University

Many people around the world, especially in Asia, wear face masks to protect against air pollution. Do they work? Sanjay Rajagopalan, MD, Herman Hellerstein, professor of cardiovascular medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and chief of cardiovascular medicine at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, has received a $2 million National Institutes of Health grant to help find out if face masks really protect against air pollution.

Released: 24-Oct-2017 2:05 PM EDT
Researchers Introduce New Method For Monitoring Indian Summer Monsoon
Florida State University

Researchers from Florida State University have created a tool for objectively defining the onset and demise of the Indian Summer Monsoon — a colossal weather system that affects billions of people annually.

Released: 3-Oct-2017 1:05 AM EDT
Producing Simple Kits for Safe Water in Rajasthan
University of Adelaide

University of Adelaide researchers are planning to produce simple, low-cost, self-assembly water purification kits to provide fresh drinking water in the Indian state of Rajasthan, South Australia’s sister state.

Released: 26-Sep-2017 3:30 PM EDT
Red Cosmetic Powder Used in Hindu Ceremonies Contains Unsafe Lead Levels
Rutgers School of Public Health

Rutgers researchers say that lead levels in sindoor, a red powder used in Hindu ceremonies, is a real concern that must be addressed.

Released: 20-Jun-2017 12:05 PM EDT
UW-Led Scientists 'Closing the Gap' on Malaria in India
University of Washington

The National Institutes of Health has renewed a major grant that funds a University of Washington-led research center to understand malaria in India.

Released: 16-Feb-2017 10:05 AM EST
India's Big Cats and Wild Dogs Get Along Really Well
Wildlife Conservation Society

A new WCS study in India shows that three carnivores – tigers, leopards, and dholes (Asian wild dog) – seemingly in direct competition with one other, are living side by side with surprisingly little conflict.

Released: 27-Jan-2017 12:05 PM EST
Preventable Deaths on the Rise in Delhi Despite Investments in Health Care
Rutgers University

Preventable Deaths on the Rise in Delhi Despite Investments in Health Care

Released: 26-Jan-2017 9:05 AM EST
UVA Darden Studies Organizations, Contrasts and Entrepreneurial Spirit in India
University of Virginia Darden School of Business

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business recently hosted a series of programs and events in India where Darden students took a deep dive into business, contrasts and entrepreneurial spirit in India

Released: 11-Jan-2017 4:25 PM EST
Study Finds Vaccination Is the Most Cost-Effective Way to Reduce Rabies Deaths in India
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Every year in India, about 20,000 people die from rabies. Most of the victims are children. Nearly all of the deaths occur after victims are bitten by rabid dogs. For years, experts have debated the best strategy to reduce this burden. Now, a new study has identified a cost-effective way to reduce death due to rabies.

Released: 10-Jan-2017 3:05 AM EST
Changing Rainfall Patterns Linked to Water Security in India
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)

Changes in precipitation, which are linked to the warming of the Indian Ocean, are the main reason for recent changes in groundwater storage in India.

13-Jun-2016 9:00 AM EDT
£8 Million Monsoon Project Launches in India
University of East Anglia

Scientists from UEA will release underwater robots in the Bay of Bengal to monitor how ocean conditions influence monsoon rainfall. Meanwhile collaborators from a partner project led by the University of Reading with colleagues across the UK and India will use a state-of-the-art aircraft to take atmospheric measurements at the same time. Nobody has ever made observations on this scale during the monsoon season itself so this is a truly ground-breaking project. It is hoped that the combined results of this large-scale scientific campaign will help forecast the arrival of the Indian monsoon more accurately than ever before. As well as improving rainfall prediction, the research could revolutionise subsistence farming, improve the livelihoods of millions of people, and help mitigate the damage caused by monsoons when they hit land.

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