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9/11 World Trade Center Exposure Linked to Heart Disease Among NYC Firefighters
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

A study of New York City firefighters finds that exposure to 9/11 World Trade Center (WTC) dust is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Health System, and the Fire Department of the City of New York (FDNY) report in JAMA Network Open that those who arrived first at the WTC site have a 44% increased risk of CVD compared to those who arrived later.

Newswise: Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities and NYC Department of Parks & Recreation Hold Monday Mile Kickoff, Health and Wellness Fair
Released: 20-Aug-2019 1:00 PM EDT
Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities and NYC Department of Parks & Recreation Hold Monday Mile Kickoff, Health and Wellness Fair
Monday Campaigns

New York City Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities (MOPD), the Department of Parks & Recreation and Move It Monday, a non-profit initiative of The Monday Campaigns, held a Monday Mile kickoff event this week in Thomas Jefferson Park in East Harlem to promote inclusive wellness and recreation. A Monday Mile is a commitment to walk, roll, or jog one mile every Monday either individually or with a group.

Newswise: Diabetes Emergency Campaign Launched for April 17 Board of Health Meeting
Released: 15-Apr-2019 4:05 AM EDT
Diabetes Emergency Campaign Launched for April 17 Board of Health Meeting
Health People

#DiabetesEmergency #DiabetesCrisis social media campaign launched to push the New York City Board of Health to declare type 2 diabetes as a public health emergency

Released: 18-Mar-2019 9:00 AM EDT
What Darwin’s Finches and Herring Tell Us About Evolution: Uppsala U. Scientist Andersson's March 22 Lecture
New York University

NYU will host Leif Andersson, a scientist at Sweden’s Uppsala University, for “How Darwin’s Finches and Atlantic Herring Genetically Adapt to Their Environment,” its annual Darwin Lecture, on Friday, March 22.

Released: 5-Mar-2019 9:00 AM EST
When Changing One Atom Makes Molecules Better
University of Vienna

Chemists in Vienna find a method to replace hydrogen with fluorine in organic moleculesThe development and improvement of pharmaceuticals plays the central role in the ongoing battle against human disease. Organic synthesis is the field that enables these developments as it offers the toolbox to diversify chemical structures.

Released: 4-Mar-2019 12:00 PM EST
Neurodegenerative Diseases Identified Using Artificial Intelligence
Mount Sinai Health System

Researchers have developed an artificial intelligence platform to detect a range of neurodegenerative disease in human brain tissue samples, including Alzheimer’s disease and chronic traumatic encephalopathy.

Released: 4-Mar-2019 11:30 AM EST
Exercise Can Improve Non-Motor Symptoms of Parkinson's Disease
IOS Press

Researchers review evidence of the effect of exercise on non-motor symptoms of PD in the Journal of Parkinson's Disease

Newswise: Study Finds Atypical Communications in Autism May Aid Diagnosis, Treatment Targets
Released: 4-Mar-2019 11:30 AM EST
Study Finds Atypical Communications in Autism May Aid Diagnosis, Treatment Targets
Stony Brook University

Stony Brook University autism researchers investigating atypical communications characteristics of children being treated for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) found that these youths experience a wider range of communication difficulties compared to youth with other psychiatric conditions.


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