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Article ID: 700952

Study suggests maintaining good vision may stave off cognitive decline

NIH, National Eye Institute (NEI)

During aging, loss of vision and cognition often coincide. In a new study, researchers funded by the National Eye Institute (NEI) and National Institute on Aging (NIA) have found that vision loss precedes loss of mental capacity. The findings suggest that maintaining eye health could help protect cognition in older adults.

Released:
24-Sep-2018 1:00 PM EDT
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    24-Sep-2018 9:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 700829

Asian-Americans More Likely to Be Hired to Lead Troubled Companies

American Psychological Association (APA)

WASHINGTON – Asian-Americans are more than twice as likely to be hired as CEOs when a company is struggling, possibly setting them up for failure, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association.

Released:
20-Sep-2018 11:15 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 700938

DHS Awards Intafel $168K to Develop Virtual Machine Capability

Homeland Security's Science & Technology Directorate

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) has awarded Intafel Corp. of Cambridge, Massachusetts $167,870 to develop a virtual machine capability to protect the operations of financial services.

Released:
21-Sep-2018 2:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 700936

DHS S&T Awards $200K to Sunnyvale Startup for Lidar Technology

Homeland Security's Science & Technology Directorate

DHS S&T awarded $200,000 to Quanergy Systems, Inc, a Sunnyvale, California-based start-up, to develop LiDAR-based technology to enhance Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) counting and measuring capabilities in airport security and customs processing queues.

Released:
21-Sep-2018 2:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 700908

PhRMA Foundation-Funded Consortium for Value-Based Care Launched

PhRMA Foundation

Nonprofit health systems research and consulting organization Altarum and its partner, VBID Health, have launched the Research Consortium for Health Care Value Assessment, a PhRMA Foundation-funded initiative that brings together researchers working in health value to collaborate, share findings, and develop research ideas to help address waste and inefficiency in health care.

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21-Sep-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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    20-Sep-2018 5:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 700610

Certain Factors Linked with Kidney Function Recovery in Children on Dialysis

American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• Among children on dialysis for end-stage kidney failure, patients with vasculitis, ischemic kidney failure, and hemolytic uremic syndrome were most likely to regain kidney function and no longer need dialysis. • Younger age and initiation on hemodialysis instead of peritoneal dialysis were also associated with recovery of kidney function.

Released:
15-Sep-2018 1:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 700860

Kidney Week 2018

American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

Scientists, clinicians, and other members of the international kidney health community will join forces in sunny southern California this October 23–28 for the American Society of Nephrology’s (ASN) Kidney Week 2018. Held in San Diego, this largest event of its kind offers a forum to share and hear advances in basic, clinical, and translational research, and to discover the latest innovations in clinical practice.

Released:
20-Sep-2018 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 700822

ACI Responds to "Sensational" Study Claims on Cleaners, Disinfectants

American Cleaning Institute

A study and related analysis claiming cleaners and disinfectants contribute to children’s risk of being overweight are “sensational” and “don’t really hold up,” according to the American Cleaning Institute.​

Released:
20-Sep-2018 10:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 700820

New Research Finds Annual Well Visit Increases Likelihood of Preventive Services

Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute

A new Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute study assesses the effect of receiving an Annual Wellness Visit (AWV) between 2011 and 2013 on the annual rate of eight preventive services recommended for the Medicare population following the AWV. The study is published online in Preventive Medicine.

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20-Sep-2018 10:05 AM EDT

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