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Newswise: Measles virus 'cooperates' with itself to cause fatal encephalitis
Released: 27-Jan-2023 5:50 PM EST
Measles virus 'cooperates' with itself to cause fatal encephalitis
Kyushu University

Researchers in Japan have uncovered the mechanism for how the measles virus can cause subacute sclerosing panencephalitis, or SSPE, a rare but fatal neurological disorder that can occur several years after a measles infection.

Newswise: Vaccines protected pregnant women during Omicron surge
Released: 27-Jan-2023 3:35 PM EST
Vaccines protected pregnant women during Omicron surge
University of Washington School of Medicine and UW Medicine

The main point of the study, which was completed before other variants came on the scene, is for pregnant women to get vaccinated and receive all their boosters, including the bivalent booster.

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Newswise: EPA Grant Awarded to TTUHSC El Paso to Educate Migrant Farmworkers on Health Effects of Pesticide Use
Released: 27-Jan-2023 1:35 PM EST
EPA Grant Awarded to TTUHSC El Paso to Educate Migrant Farmworkers on Health Effects of Pesticide Use
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso

Early exposure to pesticides can affect health later in life, including negative effects to the nervous and endocrine systems in the body. The SWCPEH has partnered with promotores, or community health workers, from Familias Triunfadoras Inc. to educate the local migrant farmworker community. These underserved communities often have poor access to basic necessities and are most in need of preventative and routine health care.

Newswise: COVID by the numbers at UCLA Health: A million tests; 300,000 vaccines; 55,000 patients
Released: 27-Jan-2023 11:55 AM EST
COVID by the numbers at UCLA Health: A million tests; 300,000 vaccines; 55,000 patients
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Three years ago this month, the first case of COVID was diagnosed in the United States. Here are the latest figures on the pandemic, collected by UCLA Health hospitals and clinics.

Released: 26-Jan-2023 6:50 PM EST
Study finds most U.S. children use potentially toxic makeup products, often during play
Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health

A study by scientists at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and Earthjustice found that most children in the United States use makeup and body products that may contain carcinogens and other toxic chemicals.

Released: 26-Jan-2023 5:45 PM EST
“Dark” side of air pollution across China poses potential health threat
University of Birmingham

China is a night-time ‘hot-spot’ for the production of nitrate radicals (PNO3) that could have a major impact on health-threatening ozone and fine particulates (PM2.5) in the atmosphere, a new study reveals.

Released: 26-Jan-2023 5:35 PM EST
More thankful, less stressed?
BIAL Foundation

Researchers from Irish universities carried out a study with 68 adults and found that gratitude has a unique stress-buffering effect on both reactions to and recovery from acute psychological stress, which can contribute to the improvement of cardiovascular health.

   
Released: 26-Jan-2023 4:15 PM EST
Small Study Shows Promise for Antimalarial Monoclonal Antibody to Prevent Malaria
University of Maryland School of Medicine

monoclonal antibody treatment was found to be safe, well tolerated, and effective in protecting against malaria in a small group of healthy volunteers who were exposed to malaria in a challenge study, according to new research published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases by researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM).

Released: 26-Jan-2023 4:15 PM EST
Tweets reveal where in cities people express different emotions and other behavioral studies in the Behavioral Science channel
Newswise

Below are some of the latest articles that have been added to the Behavioral Science channel on Newswise, a free source for journalists.

       
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Released: 26-Jan-2023 2:25 PM EST
Gambling advertising restrictions could reduce harm
University of Sheffield

Researchers from the University of Sheffield explored the relationship between exposure to gambling advertising and attitudes, intentions and behaviours which may be associated with an increased risk of gambling related harms such as debt, relationship problems, physical and mental health problems and crime.

   
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Released: 26-Jan-2023 1:55 PM EST
Lifelong marriage lowers risk of dementia
Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

If you are married continuously for many years in mid-life, you have a lower risk of developing dementia in old age. This has been confirmed by a recently published study based on data from HUNT Study health surveys in Nord-Trøndelag.

Released: 26-Jan-2023 12:55 PM EST
UAlbany Researchers Receive New Funding for Suicide Prevention Programming
University at Albany, State University of New York

Researchers in University at Albany’s Center for Behavioral Health Promotion and Applied Research in the School of Education have received funding to undertake a new project aimed at reducing risk for suicide and substance use among students experiencing health disparities. The work aims to hone strategies that could be implemented widely across college campuses.

Released: 26-Jan-2023 12:35 PM EST
Vitamin A May Protect Heart from Some Effects of Obesity
American Physiological Society (APS)

Research in a mouse model of diet-induced obesity found greater disruption to genes involved in heart function when coupled with vitamin A deficiency. The study is published in the American Journal of Physiology-Heart and Circulatory Physiology. It was chosen as an APSselect article for January.

Released: 26-Jan-2023 12:05 PM EST
UT Southwestern biochemist, molecular biologist to receive HHMI Emerging Pathogens awards
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Two of UT Southwestern’s Howard Hughes Medical Institute researchers in biochemistry and molecular biology will lead separate teams as part of HHMI’s Emerging Pathogens Initiative (EPI) targeting infectious diseases that pose a threat to human health.

Released: 26-Jan-2023 11:50 AM EST
Heavy smokers with severe periodontitis receive no benefit from treatment
Aarhus University

Smoking can have a serious impact on the effect of the treatment of periodontitis – a widespread condition that leads to degradation of the teeth’s supportive tissue and, in serious cases, to loss of the teeth.

Released: 26-Jan-2023 11:00 AM EST
Food Systems Expert Shawn McKenzie Named Director of Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Shawn McKenzie, MPH, a public health leader with expertise in food systems, has been named director of the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Released: 26-Jan-2023 9:00 AM EST
Virtual Science Writers Conference will explore impact of anti-obesity medications
Endocrine Society

Endocrine Society experts will discuss how a new generation of anti-obesity medications are changing treatment during a virtual Science Writers Conference on February 7.

Released: 25-Jan-2023 4:55 PM EST
Corona vaccine based on new technology tested in clinical study
Radboud University Medical Centre Nijmegen

A new COVID-19 vaccine based on a different platform than current vaccines on the market has been tested in humans for the first time by researchers at Radboud university medical center.

Released: 25-Jan-2023 4:45 PM EST
COVID toll realized: CVD deaths take big jump, especially among certain populations
American Heart Association (AHA)

The number of people dying from cardiovascular disease (CVD) in the U.S. escalated during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, from 874,613 CVD-related deaths recorded in 2019 to 928,741 in 2020.

Newswise: $2.9M NIH Grant to Study Genetics of IBD in Hispanic Population
Released: 25-Jan-2023 4:05 PM EST
$2.9M NIH Grant to Study Genetics of IBD in Hispanic Population
University of Miami Health System, Miller School of Medicine

Researchers at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine were awarded a $2.9 million grant by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to spend the next five years collecting and analyzing the genetic data of more than 3,000 Hispanic individuals, to better understand IBD in that community.

Newswise: The Medical Minute: Could that breast pain be cancer? When to get a mammogram
Released: 25-Jan-2023 3:55 PM EST
The Medical Minute: Could that breast pain be cancer? When to get a mammogram
Penn State Health

Pain in your breast means you better get a mammogram, right? Not always, says a Penn State Health radiologist, who sounds off on when it’s best to get your screening in this week’s Medical Minute.

Released: 25-Jan-2023 3:15 PM EST
COVID-19 conspiracy theories that spread fastest focused on evil, secrecy
Washington State University

In the early pandemic, conspiracy theories that were shared the most on Twitter highlighted malicious purposes and secretive actions of supposed bad actors behind the crisis, according to an analysis of nearly 400,000 posts.

   
Released: 25-Jan-2023 1:35 PM EST
Poor insecticide policy led to countless needless malaria cases
University College Cork

Children sleeping under bed netting treated with two pesticides contract malaria at less than half the rate of those with single-treated netting

Newswise: Conference to tackle scope of health care uncertainties
Released: 25-Jan-2023 8:30 AM EST
Conference to tackle scope of health care uncertainties
University of Miami

With the aim to address key challenges impacting U.S. and global health care organizations, leaders representing every facet of the industry will converge for the 2023 “The Business of Health Care Conference,” to be held Feb. 24 at the University of Miami Coral Gables Campus.

   
Newswise: More Steps, Moderate Physical Activity Cuts Dementia, Cognitive Impairment Risk
24-Jan-2023 6:35 PM EST
More Steps, Moderate Physical Activity Cuts Dementia, Cognitive Impairment Risk
University of California San Diego

UC San Diego Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science study: senior women were less likely to develop mild cognitive impairment or dementia if they did more daily walking and moderate-to-vigorous physical activity.

Released: 25-Jan-2023 6:05 AM EST
UCLA Health Tip Sheet January 25, 2023
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Below is a brief roundup of news and story ideas from the experts at UCLA Health.

Newswise: Traffic pollution impairs brain function
Released: 24-Jan-2023 7:15 PM EST
Traffic pollution impairs brain function
University of British Columbia

A new study by researchers at the University of British Columbia and the University of Victoria has shown that common levels of traffic pollution can impair human brain function in only a matter of hours.

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Released: 24-Jan-2023 5:25 PM EST
New Recommendations Aim to Help Prevent Future Lung Injuries from Vaping
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Nearly four years ago, federal health officials reported on a frightening new epidemic linked to e-cigarette use that caused a life-threatening and potentially irreversible lung condition.

Newswise:Video Embedded stunningly-detailed-blueprint-revealed-of-viral-genome-replication-machinery
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Released: 24-Jan-2023 5:05 PM EST
Stunningly detailed blueprint revealed of viral genome replication machinery
Morgridge Institute for Research

Wisconsin virologists have outlined in atomic detail the intricate RNA replication machines that coronaviruses create inside infected cells, giving rise to potential new strategies to fight disease.

   
Newswise: Say Ahhh! Fruit Bat Gets a Check-up in the Republic of Congo
Released: 24-Jan-2023 4:55 PM EST
Say Ahhh! Fruit Bat Gets a Check-up in the Republic of Congo
Wildlife Conservation Society

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) released an image of scientists taking a swab from a straw-colored fruit bat (Eidolon helvum) to test it for zoonotic diseases such as the Ebola virus.

   

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Newswise: Exercise is beneficial for people with epilepsy. Many physicians still don't encourage it.
Released: 24-Jan-2023 2:05 PM EST
Exercise is beneficial for people with epilepsy. Many physicians still don't encourage it.
International League Against Epilepsy

Other than in rare cases, physical activity does not increase the risk for seizures in people with epilepsy. But people with epilepsy are less active than the general population and have poorer objective physical fitness than the general population. How can we change that?

Released: 23-Jan-2023 5:05 PM EST
Coordination of COVID-19 Vaccine Clinical Trials Produces a ‘Treasure Trove’ of Data and a Model for the Future
Covid-19 Prevention Network (CoVPN)

The federally funded COVID-19 Prevention Network was instrumental in the rapid development of safe, effective and lifesaving COVID-19 vaccines during earlier phases of the pandemic. This vital work to expedite Phase 3 clinical trials also resulted in a 'treasure trove' of data, thanks to a highly collaborative and harmonized approach that can serve as a national and even international model for major research initiatives while also guiding responses to future public health emergencies.

Released: 20-Jan-2023 6:55 PM EST
Across the US, white neighborhoods have more greenery, fewer dilapidated buildings, fewer multi-family homes
Boston University School of Public Health

Historic redlining and other racist policies have led to present-day racial and economic segregation and disinvestment in many cities across the United States.

   
Newswise: Getting under your skin for better health
Released: 20-Jan-2023 6:45 PM EST
Getting under your skin for better health
University of Cincinnati

The next frontier of continuous health monitoring could be skin deep.

Released: 20-Jan-2023 5:50 PM EST
American Society of Nephrology Statement on U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Draft Research Plan on Screening for Kidney Diseases
American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) is encouraged by the recent U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) announcement to solicit comment on USPSTF’s draft research plan on screening for kidney diseases. This development follows more than a decade of advocacy in support of more kidney health screening by ASN and other stakeholders dedicated to intervening earlier to slow or stop the progression of kidney diseases.

Released: 20-Jan-2023 5:50 PM EST
Overdose deaths involving buprenorphine did not proportionally increase with new flexibilities in prescribing
NIH National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

The proportion of opioid overdose deaths involving buprenorphine, a medication used to treat opioid use disorder, did not increase in the months after prescribing flexibilities were put in place during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new study.

Newswise: Finding a new way: Orienteering can train the brain, may help fight cognitive decline
18-Jan-2023 3:10 PM EST
Finding a new way: Orienteering can train the brain, may help fight cognitive decline
McMaster University

The sport of orienteering, which draws on athleticism, navigational skills and memory, could be useful as an intervention or preventive measure to fight cognitive decline related to dementia, according to new research from McMaster University.

Released: 20-Jan-2023 12:15 PM EST
Perguntas e respostas da Mayo Clinic: estrias em adolescentes
Mayo Clinic

ESTIMADA MAYO CLINIC: Meu filho de 14 anos cresceu quase 4 pol. (10 cm) no último ano. Notei que ele tem algumas marcas rosas e roxas nas pernas e nas costas. Elas são parecidas com estrias, mas eu achava que elas apareciam somente na gravidez. Estrias são comuns na adolescência?

Released: 20-Jan-2023 12:15 PM EST
Preguntas y respuestas de Mayo Clinic: estrías en la adolescencia
Mayo Clinic

ESTIMADA MAYO CLINIC: Mi hijo de 14 años creció casi 4 pulgadas (10 centímetros) en el último año. Observé que tiene algunas rayas rosas y moradas en las piernas y la espalda. Lucen como estrías, pero yo pensaba que eso solo sucedía durante el embarazo.


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