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Released: 13-Dec-2023 1:05 PM EST
‘Tis the season to get vaccinated: How to stay healthy through the holidays
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

With virus cases rising and the holidays nigh, three expert from University of Michigan Health give their top 12 tips for avoiding or reducing the impact of COVID-19, flu, RSV, pneumonia and whooping cough in adults and kids.

Released: 15-Nov-2023 11:20 AM EST
From Farm to Newsroom: The Latest Research and Features on Agriculture

The world’s total population is expected to reach 9.9 billion by 2050. This rapid increase in population is boosting the demand for agriculture to cater for the increased demand. Below are some of the latest research and features on agriculture and farming in the Agriculture channel on Newswise.

Released: 2-May-2023 2:30 PM EDT
Climate change affecting allergies, and other allergy news

For millions of Americans that suffer from seasonal allergies (pollen and mold), climate change is exacerbating an earlier, longer, and overall worse allergy season.

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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: Three Out of Four Americans Spring Clean Yearly, Increasing Focus on Maintaining a Clean and Healthy Home
Released: 9-Mar-2022 1:35 PM EST
Three Out of Four Americans Spring Clean Yearly, Increasing Focus on Maintaining a Clean and Healthy Home
American Cleaning Institute

Yearly spring cleaning is on the rise in 2022, according to new consumer data released by the American Cleaning Institute (ACI). The survey, conducted by Ipsos, found that 78% of Americans spring clean at least once per year, up nearly 10% from just one year ago.

Released: 24-Feb-2022 1:55 PM EST
Expert sources for your Ukraine-Russia conflict stories

Expert sources for your Ukraine-Russia conflict stories

17-Feb-2022 3:35 PM EST
The Latest Research News in Cardiovascular Health

The Latest Research News in Cardiovascular Health

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-Apr-2021 8:00 AM EDT
Does More Pollen Mean Worse Allergy Symptoms? Probably
American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)

Climate change has made pollen season longer and worse throughout North America - bad news for those who suffer with nasal allergies.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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/Smilow Cancer Hospital

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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