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Newswise: New Analysis Predicts Top 25 U.S. Counties at Risk for Measles Outbreaks
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    9-May-2019 6:30 PM EDT

Article ID: 712569

New Analysis Predicts Top 25 U.S. Counties at Risk for Measles Outbreaks

Johns Hopkins University

A new analysis co-led by The Johns Hopkins University identified 25 United States counties that are most likely to experience measles outbreaks in 2019. The analysis combined international air travel volume, non-medical exemptions from childhood vaccinations, population data and reported measles outbreak information.

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8-May-2019 1:00 PM EDT
Newswise: Man with Quadriplegia Employs Injury Bridging Technologies to Move Again—Just by Thinking
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    28-Mar-2017 6:30 PM EDT

Article ID: 671856

Man with Quadriplegia Employs Injury Bridging Technologies to Move Again—Just by Thinking

Case Western Reserve University

Bill Kochevar, who was paralyzed below his shoulders in a bicycling accident, is believed to be the first person with quadriplegia in the world to have arm and hand movements restored with the help of two temporarily implanted technologies.

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27-Mar-2017 11:30 AM EDT
Newswise: Optical Coherence Topography Offers Superior Resolution in Coronary Stent Implantation, According to Study
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    30-Oct-2016 9:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 663664

Optical Coherence Topography Offers Superior Resolution in Coronary Stent Implantation, According to Study

New York-Presbyterian Hospital

Optical coherence tomography (OCT) provides safe and improved guidance for patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention to treat coronary artery disease, according to results from the ILLUMIEN III: OPTIMIZE PCI trial.

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27-Oct-2016 3:30 PM EDT
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Article ID: 661473

Cities of the Future

Washington University in St. Louis

A new study from Washington University in St. Louis suggests eight interventions that will help create healthier and more sustainable cities of the future, built to reduce the negative impacts of pollution, climate change, noise and crime.

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23-Sep-2016 12:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Newswise: Science Can Shape Healthy City Planning

Article ID: 661462

Science Can Shape Healthy City Planning

University of California San Diego Health

A three-part series published in The Lancet and released in conjunction with the United Nations quantifies health gains achieved if cities were designed so that shops, facilities, work and public transportation were within walking distance of most residents.In part three of the series, researchers tackle how to implement timely research into city design, planning and policy to improve the health of a city’s residents.

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23-Sep-2016 11:05 AM EDT
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    1-Sep-2016 6:30 PM EDT

Article ID: 660107

Implanted Device Successfully Treats Central Sleep Apnea, Study Finds

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Results from an international, randomized study show that an implanted nerve stimulator significantly improves symptoms in those with central sleep apnea, without causing serious side effects.

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1-Sep-2016 6:30 PM EDT
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Article ID: 659849

A Few Extra Pounds Can’t Hurt You — or Can They?

University of Southern California (USC)

Being overweight increases the chances of premature death, said Jonathan Samet of USC. His statement is backed by a four-continent effort involving 239 studies and data from 10.6 million people. The study — one of the largest to date — runs counter to the results of a JAMA, which found that being overweight actually adds to one’s life span.

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26-Aug-2016 7:05 PM EDT
Newswise: UNC Researcher Provides Recommendations to Stop Violence Against Clinicians in China
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    18-Aug-2016 6:30 PM EDT

Article ID: 659218

UNC Researcher Provides Recommendations to Stop Violence Against Clinicians in China

University of North Carolina Health Care System

With publications in prestigious medical journals and multimillion dollar federal grants, UNC faculty have shown they are committed to moving the fields of HIV prevention, treatment and cure research forward.

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16-Aug-2016 1:30 PM EDT
Newswise: How to Get This Country Moving

Article ID: 658372

How to Get This Country Moving

Washington University in St. Louis

Greater efforts should be made to actively monitor physical activity as a risk factor in clinical practice, finds a new study from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.

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1-Aug-2016 2:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences


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