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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.

Channels: Grant Funded News, Cardiovascular Health, Emergency Medicine, Environmental Health, Heart Disease, Terrorism, JAMA, Local - New York Metro, All Journal News,

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3-Sep-2019 3:40 PM EDT
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Newswise: Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities and NYC Department of Parks & Recreation Hold Monday Mile Kickoff, Health and Wellness Fair

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.

Channels: Exercise and Fitness, Nutrition, Obesity, Local - New York, Local - New York Metro,

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20-Aug-2019 1:00 PM EDT
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Social and Behavioral Sciences

Newswise: Diabetes Emergency Campaign Launched for April 17 Board of Health Meeting

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

Channels: Diabetes, Local - New York Metro, Public Health,

Released:
15-Apr-2019 4:05 AM EDT
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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.

Channels: Genetics, Local - New York, Local - New York Metro,

Released:
18-Mar-2019 9:00 AM EDT
Announcement

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.

Channels: Chemistry, Pharmaceuticals, Nature (journal), Local - New York Metro, All Journal News,

Released:
5-Mar-2019 9:00 AM EST
Higher Education Event

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.

Channels: All Journal News, Alzheimer's and Dementia, Artificial Intelligence, Neuro, Local - New York, Local - New York Metro,

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4-Mar-2019 12:00 PM EST
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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

Channels: Exercise and Fitness, Neuro, Parkinson’s Disease, Local - New York Metro, All Journal News,

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

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.

Channels: All Journal News, Autism, Behavioral Science, Psychology and Psychiatry, Local - New York, Local - New York Metro,

Released:
4-Mar-2019 11:30 AM EST
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Newswise: Research Points Toward Possible New Treatment for Periodontitis

Research Points Toward Possible New Treatment for Periodontitis

Stony Brook University

Stony Brook University researchers reveal new details about how fimbriae are assembled in the periodontitis disease process and demonstrate that by targeting P gingivalis with certain peptides inhibits the fimbriae, thus potentially halting the development of periodontitis.

Channels: All Journal News, Infectious Diseases, Oral Health, Local - New York, Local - New York Metro,

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4-Mar-2019 11:05 AM EST
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