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Newswise: “Nudging” Heart Patients to Take Their Statins Leads to Better Medication Adherence and Better Patient Outcomes
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“Nudging” Heart Patients to Take Their Statins Leads to Better Medication Adherence and Better Patient Outcomes

Intermountain Healthcare

In a new study presented to heart specialists from around the world, researchers at the Intermountain Healthcare Heart Institute in Salt Lake City found that simple “nudges” in the form of texts, emails and phone calls, not only help patients fill that first statin prescription, but also continue to help them take their medications over the long term.

Channels: All Journal News, Cardiovascular Health, Healthcare, Heart Disease, Pharmaceuticals, Technology,

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12-Nov-2019 1:25 PM EST
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Rubber in the environment

Empa, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology

The tread on the tyre is worn out, new tyres are needed. Everyday life for many drivers. But where do these lost centimetres of tyre tread "disappear" to? As micro-rubbers, they mainly end up in soil and water and, to a small extent, in the air. And the amount of these particles in our environment is anything but small, as Empa researchers have now calculated.

Channels: All Journal News, Environmental Health, Pollution,

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14-Nov-2019 3:05 AM EST
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Unhealthy habits can start young: infants, toddlers and added sugars

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

A new study in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, published by Elsevier, found that nearly two-thirds of infants (61 percent) and almost all toddlers (98 percent) consumed added sugars in their average daily diets, primarily in the form of flavored yogurts (infants) and fruit drinks (toddlers).

Channels: All Journal News, Children's Health, Food Science, Nutrition,

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14-Nov-2019 12:00 AM EST
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Guarding against a devastating tropical disease

Morgridge Institute for Research

Schistosomiasis is one of the most devastating tropical diseases in the world, second only to malaria in its prevalence. The only treatment currently used is extremely limited in its effectiveness and in who it can help. The Newmark Lab wants to develop something that protects people from being infected in the first place.

Channels: All Journal News, Environmental Science, Poverty,

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13-Nov-2019 5:05 PM EST
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Newswise: Scientist receives $3.5 million NIH grant to study pain-relief and cannabis

Scientist receives $3.5 million NIH grant to study pain-relief and cannabis

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

Ziva Cooper, research director of the UCLA Cannabis Research Initiative, has been awarded a $3.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to conduct a five-year study assessing the pain-relieving effects of cannabis and cannabinoids, the chemicals in the cannabis plant.

Channels: Pain, National Institutes of Health (NIH),

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13-Nov-2019 5:05 PM EST
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Eliminating Common Bacterial Infection Significantly Decreases Gastric Cancer Risk

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Heliobacter pylori infection, quite common around the world, is linked to gastric cancer. Now, a Penn study shows that successfully wiping out the infection lowers the cancer risk.

Channels: All Journal News, Digestive Disorders,

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13-Nov-2019 5:05 PM EST
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Newswise: AI for Plant Breeding in an Ever-Changing Climate

AI for Plant Breeding in an Ever-Changing Climate

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

In this Q&A, Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Dan Jacobson talks about his team’s work on a genomic selection algorithm, his vision for the future of environmental genomics, and the space where simulation meets AI.

Channels: Artificial Intelligence, Climate Science, Environmental Science, Technology, Biotech, Plants,

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Newswise: Nurse-researcher to help develop tribal palliative care programs
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