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New findings could lead to improved vaccinations against sexually transmitted infections

King's College London

In a study published today in the Nature Communications, researchers from King's College London have shown how skin vaccination can generate protective CD8 T-cells

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17-May-2019 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 712918

ACSM Publishes Science Behind the Updated Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans

American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) published a collection of 14 new pronouncements that present the science behind the updated Physical Activity Guidelines released in November 2018. Authored primarily by ACSM subject matter experts, each pronouncement addresses a specific topic, sharing the scientific evidence and identifying key knowledge gaps for future research to address.

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15-May-2019 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 712864

Postpartum depression: For impoverished mothers of color, it takes a community

University at Buffalo

Treating postpartum depression (PPD) in low-income mothers of color requires an understanding of each person’s lived experience, and practitioners should consider interventions that develop broadly from a community level in order to improve outcomes for their clients, according to a University at Buffalo social work researcher.

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14-May-2019 2:05 PM EDT

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Article ID: 712660

How Much Language Are Unborn Children Exposed to in the Womb?

Acoustical Society of America (ASA)

The different soundscapes of NICUs has recently attracted interest in how changes in what we hear in our earliest days might affect language development in the brain. One ongoing study is hoping to better understand these differences by painting a clearer picture of what kinds of sounds full-term infants are exposed to in the womb. Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are conducting one of the first studies on how often full-term fetuses hear spoken language before birth. They will present their preliminary findings at the 177th ASA Meeting, May 13-17.

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10-May-2019 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 712843

New Measure for Childbirth Outcomes Could Provide Hospitals with Performance Feedback

American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

Pregnancy-related deaths and serious maternal complications during and after childbirth continue to rise in the United States, with wide variation across hospitals. New research published in the Online First edition of Anesthesiology, the peer-reviewed medical journal of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), reports on a new risk-adjusted, composite measure that allows maternal and newborn outcomes to be reported in a single measure. This measure is based on readily available data that are collected by all hospitals and could be used to provide accurate and meaningful feedback on outcomes.

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14-May-2019 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 712819

Patients’ Own Cells Do the Work in Roswell Park Immunotherapy Study Incorporating Adult Stem Cells

Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

A clinical trial underway at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center will assess a brand-new immunotherapy approach — reprogramming a patient’s blood stem cells to generate a lasting supply of two types of immune cells — in patients with recurrent cancer of the ovaries, fallopian tubes or peritoneum.

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14-May-2019 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 712765

Keeping Chicago’s families healthy

University of Illinois at Chicago

The University of Illinois at Chicago will launch a new effort to reduce the health disparities experienced by women and babies living in historically underserved and marginalized communities, thanks to a $4.7 million Healthy Start grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration, or HRSA. Efforts will include leveraging community health workers, social workers and doulas in the Chicago neighborhoods of Auburn-Gresham, Englewood and South Shore to improve health outcomes for pregnant women participating in the program and their children.

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13-May-2019 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 712722

Older Fathers Put Health of Partners, Unborn Children at Risk, Rutgers Study Finds

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Men who delay starting a family have a ticking “biological clock” — just like women — that may affect the health of their partners and children, according to Rutgers researchers.

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11-May-2019 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 712735

Study Sheds New Light on Urinary Tract Infections in Postmenopausal Women

UT Southwestern Medical Center

A UT Southwestern study suggests why urinary tract infections (UTIs) have such a high recurrence rate in postmenopausal women – several species of bacteria can invade the bladder walls.

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10-May-2019 4:55 PM EDT

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