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Article ID: 710005

Public Administration students compete in global policy simulation

West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Four public administration students brought their public policy implementation skills to the global stage. The students participated in the fifth annual Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration’s Batten Student Simulation Competition where they tackled policy issues associated with forced migration.

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21-Mar-2019 8:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 710004

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Wins ASPPH’s 2019 Harrison C. Spencer Community Service Award

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

The Association of Schools & Programs of Public Health (ASPPH), the leading organization representing schools and programs of public health in the U.S. and Canada, has named Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health the recipient of the 2019 Harrison C. Spencer Award for Outstanding Community Service.

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21-Mar-2019 8:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 709949

Congenital heart defects sometimes don’t cause problems until later in life

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

There’s currently no good way to tell when – or even if – congenital heart defects will become apparent. Even defects that are identified and treated in childhood can resurface and cause problems in adulthood.

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21-Mar-2019 8:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 709969

Robots Improve Cancer Surgery

University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center

Victor Phuoc, MD, FACS, at the UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center is pioneering new surgeries in New Mexico using the da Vinci robot. Robotic surgeries, he says, offer several advantages and combine the best features of open and laparoscopic surgeries to help patients recover even faster and easier from complex surgeries.

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21-Mar-2019 7:05 AM EDT
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Medicine and Personal Care Products May Lead to New Pollutants in Waterways

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

When you flush the toilet, you probably don’t think about the traces of the medicine and personal care products in your body that are winding up in sewage treatment plants, streams, rivers, lakes, bays and the ocean. But Rutgers scientists have found that bacteria in sewage treatment plants may be creating new contaminants that have not been evaluated for potential risks and may affect aquatic environments, according to a study in Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry.

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21-Mar-2019 6:00 AM EDT
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Analyzing a Facebook-Fueled Anti-Vaccination Attack: ‘It’s Not All About Autism’

Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

Social media has given those espousing anti-vaccination sentiments an effective medium to spread their message. An analysis of a viral Facebook campaign against a pediatric practice reveals that anti-vaccination arguments center around four distinct themes that can appeal to diverse audiences.

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18-Mar-2019 8:30 AM EDT
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Article ID: 709409

Litfest 2019, the College’s Fourth Annual Literary Festival, Brought a Collection of Acclaimed Writers to Campus

Amherst College

LitFest attendees gathered in Johnson Chapel on Friday, March 1, to hear from Jennifer Egan, winner of a 2011 Pulitzer Prize for her novel A Visit from the Goon Squad. Professor Martha Umphrey, director of Amherst’s Center for Humanistic Inquiry, introduced Egan as “a chameleon with literary form”—not only an innovative novelist but a short-fiction writer and journalist whose articles have frequently appeared in The New York Times Magazine.

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21-Mar-2019 2:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 709979

Genetics Society of America Awards 2019 Thomas Hunt Morgan Medal to Daniel Hartl

Genetics Society of America

Daniel Hartl, PhD, of Harvard University is the recipient of the 2019 Genetics Society of America (GSA) Thomas Hunt Morgan Medal for his influential contributions to experimental and theoretical genetics research.

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21-Mar-2019 12:00 AM EDT
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Childhood Adversity Linked to Higher Out-of-Pocket Health Care Costs in Adulthood

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

A study has found that out-of-pocket health care spending and medical debt are substantially higher when adults have a history of adverse childhood experiences. The study showed that household medical costs were 30 percent higher, and the likelihood of medical debt was doubled, when an adult had lived through three or more adverse experiences during childhood.

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