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Article ID: 717843

Texas Mandate: Largest High Schools to Report All Concussions to Statewide Registry

UT Southwestern Medical Center

Starting this fall, the biggest public high schools in Texas are required to report all sports concussions to a central database as part of one of the nation’s largest statewide endeavors to track brain injuries in youth athletics.

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21-Aug-2019 5:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 717580

Unprecedented Therapy Found Effective for Blood Cancer Patients With No Treatment Options

Mount Sinai Health System

Mount Sinai researchers have found a new type of therapy to be effective for patients with a particular type of bone marrow cancer that is resistant to several standard therapies, according to results of a clinical trial published in The New England Journal of Medicine in August.

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16-Aug-2019 11:00 AM EDT
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Newswise: New Technique Could Streamline Design of Intricate Fusion Device

Article ID: 717845

New Technique Could Streamline Design of Intricate Fusion Device

Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

Stellarators, twisty machines that house fusion reactions, rely on complex magnetic coils that are challenging to design and build. Now, a PPPL physicist has developed a mathematical technique to help simplify the design of the coils.

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21-Aug-2019 4:15 PM EDT
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Newswise: Most Patients Willing to Share Medical Records for Research Purposes

Article ID: 717844

Most Patients Willing to Share Medical Records for Research Purposes

University of California San Diego Health

In a survey, UC San Diego researchers report most patients are willing to share medical records for research purposes, with a few caveats.

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21-Aug-2019 4:15 PM EDT
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Newswise: Nine Signs Children May Need an Eye Exam

Article ID: 717842

Nine Signs Children May Need an Eye Exam

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Comprehensive eye exams can detect a variety of eye conditions, that left untreated in a child, could result in partial or complete loss of vision later on in life.

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21-Aug-2019 4:05 PM EDT
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Newswise: Nuclear Physics Detector Tech Used in Cancer Treatment Monitoring System

Article ID: 717808

Nuclear Physics Detector Tech Used in Cancer Treatment Monitoring System

Department of Energy, Office of Science

The OARtrac® system includes technologies that are based on a novel application of scintillating material in fiber form. Doctors can insert these scintillating fibers into the human body via a catheter to monitor the radiation that cancer patients receive in a range of hard-to-reach areas.

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Article ID: 717728

It’s Not Just a Pain in the Head—Facial Pain Can Be a Symptom of Headaches Too

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

A new study finds that up to 10 percent of people with headaches also have facial pain. The study is published in the August 21, 2019, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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20-Aug-2019 12:00 PM EDT
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Newswise: Lower Back Pain? Self-Administered Acupressure Could Help

Article ID: 717837

Lower Back Pain? Self-Administered Acupressure Could Help

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

A recent study found that people with chronic lower back pain who performed self-administered acupressure experienced improvement in pain and fatigue symptoms.

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21-Aug-2019 3:45 PM EDT
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Newswise: Research Into Innovative Treatment Ideas for Traumatic Brain Injury

Article ID: 717840

Research Into Innovative Treatment Ideas for Traumatic Brain Injury

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Researchers hope the innovations and treatments they are currently investigating will be able to help patients with a traumatic brain injury in the future.

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