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Newswise: Low-carb diet may reduce diabetes risk independent of weight loss

Article ID: 714642

Low-carb diet may reduce diabetes risk independent of weight loss

Ohio State University

A low-carb diet may have benefits for people at risk of developing type 2 diabetes even if they don’t lose any weight, a new study suggests.

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Newswise: Researcher Receives NIH Grant to Develop Rapid, Reliable and Low-cost HIV Test

Article ID: 714605

Researcher Receives NIH Grant to Develop Rapid, Reliable and Low-cost HIV Test

Florida Atlantic University

HIV testing is expensive ($50 to $200 per test), technically complex, and requires trained technicians. Researchers are developing a rapid, disposable, automated, and low-cost HIV viral load assay to increase timely access to HIV care and to improve treatment outcomes. The technology is highly sensitive, inexpensive (less than $1), and quick (results in 45 minutes or less). Moreover, the technology is highly stable, and doesn’t require refrigeration or a regular electric supply to enable HIV viral load at point-of-care settings.

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Article ID: 714463

High School Seniors Losing Trust in Law Enforcement, Justice System

American Psychological Association (APA)

High school seniors’ confidence in law enforcement and the justice system significantly declined from 2006 to 2017 while their faith in religious organizations and schools was comparatively higher and more stable, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.

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Article ID: 714636

ASN Foundation for Kidney Research Announces 2019 Grant Recipients

American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

The ASN Foundation for Kidney Research announced the 2019 recipients of research grants to advance new understandings of—and treatments for—kidney diseases. The Foundation will fund 46 leading researchers working to cure kidney diseases. These include 27 new projects, with 19 continuing from 2018. Established in 2012 by the American Society of Nephrology, the Foundation funds research that will help improve the health of approximately 40 million Americans burdened by kidney diseases, the 9th leading cause of death in the United States.

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Article ID: 714655

NCCN and AstraZeneca Seek Opportunities to Improve Outcomes in Advanced Ovarian Cancer

National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®)

NCCN Oncology Research Program (ORP) issues request for proposals to improve quality of care for people with stage III, stage IV, and recurrent epithelial ovarian cancer.

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Newswise: Summertime Safety for Kids

Article ID: 714574

Summertime Safety for Kids

Western Connecticut Health Network

Summer is a great time to get outside with the family, but it is also the time of year when kids are most often injured. You can protect your child by following tips for outdoor activities, heat and sun, and water safety.

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Newswise: EHR medication lists lack accuracy, may threaten patient safety

Article ID: 714603

EHR medication lists lack accuracy, may threaten patient safety

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Almost 1 in 4 medications were mismatched between the clinician’s notes and the formal medication list in a patient's electronic medical record, according to study of ophthalmic medications by Kellogg Eye Center.

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20-Jun-2019 8:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 714658

American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) to host Annual Meeting in Chicago, September 15-18

American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) will host its 61st Annual Meeting at McCormick Place in Chicago, September 15-18, 2019. The meeting will feature updates on clinical trials, cancer research and new approaches that involve radiation therapy in cancer treatment. Complimentary registration is offered for credentialed news professionals who wish to cover the meeting.

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Newswise: Scientists map elusive toxic proteins linked to Alzheimer’s, providing new molecular clues for prevention

Article ID: 714668

Scientists map elusive toxic proteins linked to Alzheimer’s, providing new molecular clues for prevention

McMaster University

A team of researchers from McMaster University has mapped at atomic resolution a toxic protein linked to Alzheimer’s disease, allowing them to better understand what is happening deep within the brain during the earliest stages of the disease.

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