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Released: 31-Mar-2020 6:35 PM EDT
Mental Health Care Needed More Than Ever During COVID-19 Pandemic — Telehealth Can Help Make it Happen
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Live video telehealth services are a critical component of the COVID-19 response. Offered by physicians, other clinicians and health-care organizations, telehealth provides a useful method for starting and continuing essential mental health treatment without risk of spreading infection.

Newswise: Teen marijuana use boosts risk of adult insomnia
Released: 31-Mar-2020 5:40 PM EDT
Teen marijuana use boosts risk of adult insomnia
University of Colorado Boulder

A new study of more than 1,800 adult twins found that individuals who started using cannabis regularly before age 18 were far more likely to suffer insomnia and sleep fewer than six hours per night as adults.

Newswise: Cornell Tech provides CS lessons for kids at home
Released: 31-Mar-2020 5:35 PM EDT
Cornell Tech provides CS lessons for kids at home
Cornell University

Cornell Tech is creating virtual lessons and daily Twitter challenges to continue promoting computer science education for children in grades K-12, even as the world tackles unprecedented challenges.

Newswise: Get a Grip - Enhancing Hoist Rescue Gloves for Aerial Rescue
Released: 31-Mar-2020 5:20 PM EDT
Get a Grip - Enhancing Hoist Rescue Gloves for Aerial Rescue
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

Rescue helicopter hoist operators wear gloves to protect the hand that guides the hoist cable during rescue descents and ascents.

Released: 31-Mar-2020 5:15 PM EDT
ATS Opposes Trump Administration Roll Back of Vehicle Emissions and Mileage Requirements
American Thoracic Society (ATS)

The Trump Administration’s decision to roll back emission and mileage standards for cars and trucks is bad for respiratory health.

Released: 31-Mar-2020 5:15 PM EDT
Cancer Center Receives Additional $5 Million in Funding from State of Kansas to Support Ongoing Research
University of Kansas Cancer Center

The University of Kansas Cancer Center will receive an additional $5 million from the state budget for the KU Cancer Center Research Fund.

27-Mar-2020 10:55 AM EDT
Housing Insecurity May Increase Risk of Kidney Disease
American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• In a study of urban-dwelling individuals, housing insecurity was linked with a higher risk of developing albuminuria, a sign of kidney disease.

Released: 31-Mar-2020 4:50 PM EDT
BIDMC physician-scientists spearhead effort to address nationwide COVID-19 testing swab shortage
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

As the numbers of patients with confirmed and suspected COVID-19 in the United States continue to rise exponentially, physician-researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), part of Beth Israel Lahey Health, launched a collaborative and open-source effort to address the shortage of swabs that is hampering the nation’s ability to test for and track the spread of the virus. The team’s mission is to catalyze the development and clinical validation of novel designs for swabs for COVID-19 testing that can be manufactured quickly and in large numbers.

Newswise: “Phase 4” coronavirus relief package is necessary and must address three points, expert says
Released: 31-Mar-2020 4:50 PM EDT
“Phase 4” coronavirus relief package is necessary and must address three points, expert says
University of Notre Dame

Jeffrey Bergstrand, professor of finance, said the just-passed Phase Three package should be sufficient to stabilize the economy and emphasized the need for Phase Four, which he said “will bring some stimulus to aggregate demand if there is a government infrastructure program put in place.”


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