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Released: 9-Apr-2019 9:00 AM EDT
Gardening This Spring? Dermatologists Share Tips to Prevent Skin Problems
American Academy of Dermatology

As the days get warmer and more people head outdoors to garden or do yard work, dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology are reminding the public to take a few precautions. Although gardening can be an enjoyable activity for many, they say, it can take a turn for the worse if you injure yourself, come into contact with a poisonous plant or have an allergic reaction.

Released: 14-Mar-2019 2:35 PM EDT
Scientists Weigh in on Debate to Quash Daylight Saving
UT Southwestern Medical Center

UT Southwestern’s Dr. Joseph Takahashi, who discovered the first circadian gene in mammals (CLOCK), points out that desynchronized body clocks are linked to greater health risks such as obesity, heart attack, cancer, and depression.

Newswise: Spring Cleaning in Full Bloom…That Means 
Packets Up! in the Laundry Room
Released: 12-Mar-2019 11:05 AM EDT
Spring Cleaning in Full Bloom…That Means Packets Up! in the Laundry Room
American Cleaning Institute

As we commemorate National Poison Prevention Week and head into spring cleaning season, the American Cleaning Institute (ACI) offers simple tips to keep liquid laundry packets and all household cleaning products up and out of sight of vulnerable populations.

Newswise: Spring Break Travel Advisory: Pack Backup Contact Lens Supplies to Avoid Infections
Released: 4-Mar-2019 4:00 PM EST
Spring Break Travel Advisory: Pack Backup Contact Lens Supplies to Avoid Infections
American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)

The American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Academy of Optometry are joining the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to offer spring break safety tips so travelers spend their time on the beach, not in the emergency room

Newswise: Spring Cleaning: Clear Your House and Your Nasal Passages
Released: 26-Feb-2019 7:00 AM EST
Spring Cleaning: Clear Your House and Your Nasal Passages
American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)

Cleaning your house of allergens that have built up over the winter can help ease spring allergy symptoms.

Released: 17-Jan-2019 1:05 PM EST
New Jersey Film Festival Spring 2019
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

The Rutgers Film Co-op/New Jersey Media Arts Center, in association with the Rutgers University Program In Cinema Studies, is proud to present the New Jersey Film Festival Spring 2019 which marks our 37th Anniversary. The Festival will take place between January 25 and March 1, 2019. Showcasing new international films, American independent features, experimental and short subjects, classic revivals, and cutting-edge documentaries, the New Jersey Film Festival Spring 2019 will feature over 35 film screenings.

Released: 19-Jul-2018 10:05 AM EDT
Mayo Clinic Researchers Uncover Methods to Quantify the Yips and Golfer’s Cramp
Mayo Clinic

Almost every golfer knows the feeling. Minutes after a picture-perfect drive down the fairway, a cascade of inexplicable missed putts leads to a disappointing triple bogey.

Newswise: Chesapeake Bay: Larger-Than-Average Summer 'Dead Zone' Forecast for 2018 After Wet Spring
Released: 18-Jun-2018 9:00 AM EDT
Chesapeake Bay: Larger-Than-Average Summer 'Dead Zone' Forecast for 2018 After Wet Spring
University of Michigan

Ecologists from the University of Michigan and the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science are forecasting a larger-than-average Chesapeake Bay "dead zone" in 2018, due to increased rainfall in the watershed this spring.

Newswise: For Mother's Day, 3 Heart Health Facts for Moms After Baby
Released: 26-Apr-2018 8:05 AM EDT
For Mother's Day, 3 Heart Health Facts for Moms After Baby
University of Illinois at Chicago

In the first six weeks after delivering her baby, a new mom is facing the highest risk of heart failure. That’s the main finding of a study of more than 50 million pregnancy-related hospitalizations in the journal Circulation: Heart Failure.

Newswise: What Does Asthma Have to Do with Your Allergies? Probably a Lot
Released: 10-Apr-2018 11:20 AM EDT
What Does Asthma Have to Do with Your Allergies? Probably a Lot
American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)

Some of what you think are allergy symptoms could be signs of asthma.

Newswise: Are You More Likely to Get Sick When The Seasons Change? Here's What Experts Say
Released: 27-Mar-2018 3:05 PM EDT
Are You More Likely to Get Sick When The Seasons Change? Here's What Experts Say
Yale Cancer Center

Research suggests the common cold thrives in cooler temperatures. One recent study from Yale University found a seven-degree drop in ambient temperature can mess with your body’s ability to stop cold viruses from proliferating.

Newswise: Spring’s Leaks, Soil’s Response
Released: 27-Mar-2018 9:00 AM EDT
Spring’s Leaks, Soil’s Response
Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)

Spring can be a relief after a long winter, but it also brings some water challenges. Soils Matter, Soil Science Society of America’s science-based blog, provides revitalizing soil information through a soggy season.

Newswise: Which Medications Work Best to Deal with Your Spring Allergies?
Released: 20-Feb-2018 11:05 AM EST
Which Medications Work Best to Deal with Your Spring Allergies?
American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)

According to a new practice guideline from the Joint Taskforce on Practice Parameters, more medications aren’t necessarily the way to go when treating spring allergies.

Newswise: New Tool Makes It Possible to Forecast Spring Start by Groundhog Day
Released: 1-Feb-2018 3:10 PM EST
New Tool Makes It Possible to Forecast Spring Start by Groundhog Day
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

A new forecasting tool attempts to predict onset of spring an entire season in advance. The technology could help managers of natural ecosystems and agriculture anticipate effects of climate change.

Released: 31-Jan-2018 1:05 PM EST
Forget Phil, ‘Springcasting’ Web Tool Can Predict a Shifting Spring
Cornell University

Punxsutawney Phil – the prognosticating groundhog who famously foretells the arrival of spring – may need a new job. Cornell University’s Emergent Climate Risk Lab has unveiled Springcasting, a web tool to determine the onset of spring – a full season before it occurs.

Newswise: Closing the Rural Health Gap: Media Update from RWJF and Partners on Rural Health Disparities
8-Nov-2017 8:55 AM EST
Closing the Rural Health Gap: Media Update from RWJF and Partners on Rural Health Disparities
Newswise

Rural counties continue to rank lowest among counties across the U.S., in terms of health outcomes. A group of national organizations including the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the National 4-H Council are leading the way to close the rural health gap.

Newswise: TICKS 101: How to Avoid, Identify and Respond to Ticks this Summer
Released: 23-May-2017 11:05 AM EDT
TICKS 101: How to Avoid, Identify and Respond to Ticks this Summer
University of Alabama

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Spring is here and summer is near, and with the increase in warm weather comes bloodsuckers. No, not vampires, but to some they cause just as much dread. It’s time for ticks, the long lost cousins of spiders and scorpions and the brothers of mites, to have their season, and Dr. John Abbott, director of museum research & collections at The University of Alabama Museums, has the low-down on what types are prevalent in the South, what they do, the dangers they pose, how to avoid them and what to do if bitten by one.

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Released: 5-Apr-2017 4:10 PM EDT
Entomologist Gives Tips on Staying Safe During Tick Season
University of Manitoba

Now that the snow has finally melted and Manitobans are getting out an about, some are venturing into wooded or grassy areas. And that’s a problem. U of M entomologist Kateryn Rochon cautions that tick season is upon us, and we should be vigilant.

Newswise: The Medical Minute: False Start Could Lead to Unpredictable Allergy Season
Released: 30-Mar-2017 9:05 AM EDT
The Medical Minute: False Start Could Lead to Unpredictable Allergy Season
Penn State Health

It’s going to be a strange season and hard to predict what will happen," one allergy expert says.

Newswise: Springing Forward – to Allergy Season
Released: 28-Mar-2017 3:05 PM EDT
Springing Forward – to Allergy Season
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

California experienced record rainfall this year, and may have even made headway against the state’s historic drought. Now that lush landscapes abound and spring is upon us, what does this mean for allergy sufferers? The wet weather can be a harbinger of intense allergy-related symptoms such as nasal drainage, sinus congestion, headaches and shortness of breath according to Dr. Maria Garcia-Lloret, an allergist with UCLA Health. It’s not the rain that causes the symptoms, according to Garcia-Lloret, but the rain’s effect on trees, grass and weed pollen.

Newswise: Baylor Recreation Expert Shares Four Tips to Help You Enjoy the Outdoors This Spring and Summer
Released: 22-Mar-2017 1:05 PM EDT
Baylor Recreation Expert Shares Four Tips to Help You Enjoy the Outdoors This Spring and Summer
Baylor University

Christopher Wynveen, Ph.D., associate professor of recreation and leisure services in Baylor University’s Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences, shares four tips to help people enjoy and experience the great outdoors this spring and summer.

Newswise: Is Spring Getting Longer? Research Points to a Lengthening “Vernal Window”
Released: 16-Mar-2017 12:05 PM EDT
Is Spring Getting Longer? Research Points to a Lengthening “Vernal Window”
University of New Hampshire

With the first day of spring around the corner, temperatures are beginning to rise, ice is melting, and the world around us is starting to blossom. Scientists sometimes refer to this transition from winter to the growing season as the “vernal window,” and a new study led by the University of New Hampshire shows this window may be opening earlier and possibly for longer.

Newswise: Daylight Saving Time Tips: Helping Kids Jump Out of Bed When Clocks Spring Forward
Released: 9-Mar-2017 9:05 AM EST
Daylight Saving Time Tips: Helping Kids Jump Out of Bed When Clocks Spring Forward
Saint Joseph's University

Sunday, March 12, marks the start of Daylight Saving Time. While few people enjoy losing an hour of sleep, parents often worry most about how their children will adjust to the change. Pediatric sleep expert Jodi A. Mindell, Ph.D., professor of psychology at Saint Joseph’s University, has advice to help parents successfully transition their kids into Daylight Saving Time.

Released: 9-Mar-2017 9:00 AM EST
Spring Ahead! the Effects of Time Change on Health?
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

The effects of time change on health? Avancer l'heure, mais qu’en est-il de la santé?

Newswise: A Probiotic Combination Might Curb Allergy Symptoms
Released: 2-Mar-2017 2:30 PM EST
A Probiotic Combination Might Curb Allergy Symptoms
University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

As we head into allergy season, you may feel less likely to grab a hanky and sneeze. UF/IFAS research shows a probiotic combination might help reduce hay fever symptoms.

Newswise: 5 Things to Do to Feel Better During Spring Allergy Season
Released: 23-Feb-2017 10:05 AM EST
5 Things to Do to Feel Better During Spring Allergy Season
American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)

Unseasonably warm temperatures throughout the country are bringing an early allergy season. 5 tips from the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology will help allergy sufferers cope with symptoms.

Newswise: Spring Starting Earlier in U.S. National Parks, Study Finds
6-Oct-2016 11:00 AM EDT
Spring Starting Earlier in U.S. National Parks, Study Finds
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Spring is beginning earlier than its historical average in three-quarters of United States’ national parks studied in new research that employed models created by UWM climatologist Mark Schwartz.

Released: 2-Sep-2016 11:05 AM EDT
Early-Onset Spring Models May Indicate 'Nightmare' for Ag
Cornell University

Warm springs in the Great Lakes and Northeast regions – which create havoc for agriculture – may start earlier by mid-century if greenhouse gas emissions are not reduced, according to a new Cornell University study published in Climate Dynamics.

Released: 17-May-2016 9:05 AM EDT
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Released: 16-May-2016 2:05 PM EDT
Protecting Sea Turtles, Juvenile Sea Stars, Wildfires to Increase in Alaska, and more in the Environment News Source
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Protecting Sea Turtles, Juvenile Sea Stars, Wildfires to Increase in Alaska, and more in the Environment News Source

Released: 16-May-2016 10:05 AM EDT
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Released: 13-May-2016 9:05 AM EDT
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Released: 31-Mar-2016 8:05 AM EDT
The Medical Minute: Spring Allergies Off to an Early Start This Year
Penn State Health

Most spring allergy sufferers know to start taking precautions before the trees burst into bloom each year. This year, however, a string of unusually warm days tricked the trees into blooming earlier than normal.

Released: 23-Mar-2016 10:05 AM EDT
Temperatures to Spring Above Normal Come April
Cornell University

Jessica Spaccio, a climatologist with the NOAA-funded Northeast Regional Climate Center at Cornell University, says the Northeast Region will have above normal temperatures in April, May and June

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Released: 18-Mar-2016 9:05 AM EDT
Two Mako Sharks Tagged by NSU Researchers Spending Spring Break Off South Carolina Coast
Nova Southeastern University

NSU's Guy Harvey Research Institute has been tagging and tracking sharks and billfish for years - and they continue to amaze and surprise researchers.

Newswise: Spring Break Water Safety for Children
Released: 15-Mar-2016 3:05 PM EDT
Spring Break Water Safety for Children
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Remember the basics of water safety as you head to the pool, lake and beach.


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