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Article ID: 702625

New study finds harmful pesticides lurking in NYS homes

Cornell University

Despite the existence of chemical-free methods to eradicate pests, Americans use more than a billion pounds of pesticides per year. These chemicals are mostly out of sight and out of mind to unsuspecting homeowners, who are typically unaware of how to prevent potential harm – something new Cornell University research is addressing.

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23-Oct-2018 9:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 702564

Urban and Rural Rates of Childhood Cancer Survival the Same, Study Finds

Washington University in St. Louis

Childhood and adolescent cancer survival in the United States does not vary by rural/urban residence at the time of diagnosis, finds a new study from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.“The widespread availability of public health insurance for children and adolescents and a nationwide network of pediatric cancer providers may explain this finding,” said Kimberly Johnson, associate professor and senior author of the study, “Rural/urban Residence and Childhood and Adolescent Cancer Survival in the United States,” published Oct.

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22-Oct-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 702297

Video Monitoring of Tuberculosis Treatment Effective in Urban and Rural Areas

University of California San Diego Health

Researchers from University of California San Diego School of Medicine, with statewide collaborators, report that patients who recorded videos of themselves taking tuberculosis (TB) medications better adhered to treatment than patients who were observed in-person.

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16-Oct-2018 2:05 PM EDT
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    10-Oct-2018 5:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 701707

Study of nearly 41,000 women who almost died giving birth shows who’s most at risk

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Tens of thousands of American women each year need emergency treatment to save their lives while they deliver their babies, or immediately after. A new study shows how much their risk of a life-threatening birth depends on their racial and ethnic background, and their underlying health.

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5-Oct-2018 8:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 701581

Researchers focus on school-based healthcare in Appalachia

West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

An interdisciplinary team of West Virginia University researchers are investigating how children’s health and education outcomes can be improved through these school-based health centers.

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3-Oct-2018 2:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 701438

Disorders of Thyroid Function Presentations at American Thyroid Association: 88th Annual Meeting

American Thyroid Association

The American Thyroid Association (ATA) will hold its 88th Annual Meeting on October 3‒7, 2018, at the Marriott Marquis in Washington, DC. In addition to the major speeches and awards, a variety of smaller presentations will be accessible to attendees in the form of posters and oral abstracts. One group of these concerns disorders of thyroid function.

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1-Oct-2018 5:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 701407

New Initiatives and Long-Term Traditions Reinforce Town-Gown Ties

State University of New York at Geneseo

“Community” is an oft-cited value at rural colleges whose students and events make up a large portion of their towns' activity. SUNY Geneseo and Village of Geneseo have worked together to reinforce the role of the Village in sustaining a highly integrated, mutually affirming community that also promotes student success.

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1-Oct-2018 3:35 PM EDT

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Article ID: 701215

School of Social Work receives federal funding to address opioid addiction in Appalachia

West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Social workers at West Virginia University are leading the way in opioid treatment and prevention in West Virginia, where overdose rates are the highest in the U.S.

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27-Sep-2018 9:05 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 700099

WVU Center for Excellence in STEM Education to Help Rural Students Succeed in STEM Careers

West Virginia University

WVU is among the first to receive National Science Foundation awards for the INCLUDES Alliances.

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6-Sep-2018 10:00 AM EDT

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Article ID: 700013

Researcher Works to Improve Access to Depression Care in Rural Areas

West Virginia University

West Virginia University researcher Robert Bossarte has received a $13.3-million award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute to compare three treatment strategies for rural depressed patients: antidepressants alone; antidepressants combined with unguided cognitive behavior therapy provided online; and antidepressants combined with guided online cognitive behavior therapy.

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5-Sep-2018 11:05 AM EDT

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