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Article ID: 715003

NYU Langone Health Launches New Center to Study the Drivers and Consequences of the National Opioid Epidemic

NYU Langone Health

NYU Langone Health has announced the creation of the Center for Opioid Epidemiology and Policy to track and investigate the causes of emerging trends in opioid misuse, disorder, and overdose, to inform policies to prevent opioid misuse, disorder and overdose, and to figure out how to protect communities from the direct and indirect downstream effects the opioid crisis can have on the health of families and communities.

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Article ID: 714932

Pollutants Emitted from the 2015 Aliso Canyon Methane Blowout Pose Potentially Serious Health Risks

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Air quality samples collected near the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility during the 2015 blowout that led to the largest-known human-caused release of methane in U.S. history showed elevated levels of pollutants known or suspected to be associated with serious health problems

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Article ID: 714774

Concussion Elevates Injury Risk in College Football Players After They Return to Play

National Athletic Trainers' Association

College football players who have had a concussion are at high risk for sustaining a core or lower-extremity injury or another concussion, even if they are symptom-free, suggests a study being presented at the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) 70th Clinical Symposia & AT Expo.

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Article ID: 714754

Hidden Consciousness Detectable with EEG Just Days after Brain Injury

Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Nearly 1 in 7 brain-injured patients show early evidence of hidden consciousness—as revealed by EEG analysis—and are more likely to recover, researchers at Columbia have found.

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21-Jun-2019 2:05 PM EDT
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Newswise: Tool Searches EHR Data to Find Child Leukemia Patients for Clinical Studies

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Tool Searches EHR Data to Find Child Leukemia Patients for Clinical Studies

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Researchers who analyzed data in the electronic health records of children seen by hematology/oncology specialists at three large medical centers have developed an algorithm to accurately identify appropriate pediatric oncology patients for future clinical studies.

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Newswise: Expanding Role of RNs to Serve Rural Communities

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Expanding Role of RNs to Serve Rural Communities

South Dakota State University

To address the shortage of health-care professionals in rural and underserved areas, nurse-researchers are helping rural clinics more fully utilize registered nurses in primary care and have expanded the South Dakota State University nursing curriculum to better prepare students to do just that.

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26-Jun-2019 4:40 PM EDT
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Newswise: Researchers Create Water Repellent ‘Nanoflower’ for Biomedical Applications

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Researchers Create Water Repellent ‘Nanoflower’ for Biomedical Applications

Texas A&M University

Inspired by nature, researchers have developed an innovative way to control the hydrophobicity of a surface, which opens many doors for expanded applications in several scientific and technological areas.

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26-Jun-2019 4:30 PM EDT
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Newswise: Stony Brook Ecologist Wins Award Heralding the Nation’s Most Promising Young Scientists

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Stony Brook Ecologist Wins Award Heralding the Nation’s Most Promising Young Scientists

Stony Brook University

Heather Lynch, PhD, of Stony Brook University, has been named a winner of the Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists in the category of Life Sciences. The award includes a $250,000 unrestricted scientific prize.

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Article ID: 714810

Is More Weight Protective? Weight Gain and High BMI Linked to Lower Risk of ALS

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

People who have a high body mass index (BMI) or who gain weight as they get older may have a lower risk of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, according to a large study published in the June 26, 2019, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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