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Newswise: Medical Minute: How to discuss family health history with children

Medical Minute: How to discuss family health history with children

Penn State Health

Parents spend hours planning to talk with their children about the “birds and bees.” But moms and dads often ignore an equally important conversation—discussing their family’s overall health history.

Channels: All Journal News, Children's Health, Family and Parenting, Genetics, In the Home,

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13-Nov-2019 3:35 PM EST
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Newswise: Early Spinal Patterns May Predict Scoliosis in Teen Years

Early Spinal Patterns May Predict Scoliosis in Teen Years

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

A pediatric researcher has identified patterns of spinal curvature in younger children that may be likely to develop into scoliosis by adolescence. Accurately predicting scoliosis, a common, abnormal curvature of the spine, may set the stage for the first-ever methods to prevent the potentially disabling condition.

Channels: All Journal News, Bone Health, Children's Health, Healthcare,

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13-Nov-2019 3:30 PM EST
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Nearly half of accused harassers can return to work

Michigan State University

New research from Michigan State University revealed that almost half of accused harassers can go back to work when disputes are settled by arbitrators – or, third-parties who resolve disputes.

Channels: All Journal News, Behavioral Science, Government/Law, In the Workplace, Sexual Harassment and #MeToo,

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13-Nov-2019 3:20 PM EST
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Newswise: Breaking the (SeaFood) Chain

Breaking the (SeaFood) Chain

California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

If you want to understand what happens when seawater becomes more acidic, ask an oyster farmer. Specifically, talk to one in the Pacific Northwest. Researchers still aren't sure how ocean acidification (OA) affects ocean water exactly, but oyster larvae in Washington State are already dying by the billions. Over the next 50 years, OA is predicted to reduce U.

Channels: All Journal News, Climate Science, Environmental Science, Food Science, Marine Science,

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13-Nov-2019 3:10 PM EST
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Software helps create walkable cities of the future

Cornell University

Urbano, a free software launched Oct. 26 by Cornell researchers, employs data, metrics and an easy-to-use interface to help planners and architects add and assess walkability features in their designs as effectively as possible.

Channels: All Journal News, Apps, Engineering, Public Health, Technology, Travel and Transportation,

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13-Nov-2019 2:40 PM EST
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DHS S&T, National Pork Board Collaborate Against African Swine Fever

Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

DHS S&T and the National Pork Board entered into a collaborative agreement to assess potential methods to disinfect and decontaminate surfaces from African Swine Fever (ASF) virus.

Channels: Agriculture, All Journal News, Economics, Food Science, Technology,

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13-Nov-2019 2:35 PM EST
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Antibiotic Resistance Threats Report Shows Impacts of Federal Investments, Continued Gaps

Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA)

The Antibiotic Resistance Threats Report released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Prevention and Control today shows that while recent federal investments to combat antibiotic resistance have had meaningful impacts, the continued spread of infections that are not effectively treated by existing medicines pose deadly threats to patients and public health. As physicians and scientists on the front lines of a growing public health crisis, the Infectious Diseases Society of America urges federal policy makers to respond to the report’s warning with investments and commitment to turning the tide of antibiotic resistance.

Channels: All Journal News, Drug Resistance, Infectious Diseases, Pharmaceuticals, Public Health,

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13-Nov-2019 2:10 PM EST
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A study warns about the ecological impact caused by sediment accumulation in river courses

Universitat de Barcelona

Insects, crustaceans and other water macroinvertebrates are more affected by the effect of sediment accumulation in river courses than the excess of nitrate in water environments, according to a study published in the journal PLOS ONE.

Channels: Agriculture, All Journal News, Marine Science, Pollution, PLOS ONE,

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13-Nov-2019 2:05 PM EST
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