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Early Life Trauma in Men Associated with Reduced Levels of Sperm MicroRNAs

Tufts University

Exposure to early life trauma can elevate risk for poor physical and mental health in individuals and their children. A new epigenetics study in both men and mice posits that some of the vulnerability in children may derive from stress-associated reductions in microRNAs in their father’s sperm.

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Article ID: 694452

Addressing Challenges of Value Assessment in Healthcare

ISPOR—The Professional Society for Health Economics and Outcomes Research

ISPOR, the professional society for health economics and outcomes research, held a session, “How Can We Address the Current Challenges in Value Assessment?”, at ISPOR 2018 in Baltimore, MD, USA.

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Article ID: 694403

Worst Form of Black Lung Disease Appears Resurgent Among Coal Miners

American Thoracic Society (ATS)

Progressive massive fibrosis (PMF), the most debilitating and deadly form of black lung disease, is increasing among U.S. coal miners despite the implementation of dust controls decades ago, according to new research presented at the ATS 2018 International Conference.

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Medicaid Expansion Associated with Decline in ICU Stays

American Thoracic Society (ATS)

A new study suggests that states that expanded their Medicaid programs under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) saw a decline in ICU utilization among patients hospitalized for conditions for which hospitalizations may have been prevented through early interventions.

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Researchers Identify Spike in Severe Black Lung Disease Among Former US Coal Miners

University of Illinois at Chicago

The number of cases of progressive massive fibrosis, the most severe form of black lung disease, has been increasing dramatically among coal workers and especially younger workers in central Appalachia. These new findings represent the first-ever documentation of this spike and were presented by Kirsten Almberg, research assistant professor of environmental and occupational health sciences in the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health, at the American Thoracic Society meeting in San Diego on May 22.

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Renowned Iranian-Kurdish Filmmaker Screens Three of His Films at Northwestern

Northwestern University

Renowned Iranian-Kurdish filmmaker Bahman Ghobadi will visit Northwestern University for a series of screenings and conversations May 23-25.

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Study: Guns in Chicago Just ‘2.5 Handshakes’ Away

Northwestern University

In one of the first studies to try to map a gun market using network science, researchers used the novel scientific approach to understand how close offenders are to guns in the city of Chicago.

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“A Beautiful Ghetto,” Three Years Later: A Conversation About Healing

The Institute for Integrative Health

The Institute for Integrative Health and the Gordon Parks Foundation announce the upcoming exhibition and program series, A Beautiful Ghetto, at the Institute for Integrative Health’s event space from March 15 through May 24, 2018.

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Training Compassion ‘Muscle’ May Boost Brain’s Resilience to Others’ Suffering

University of Wisconsin-Madison

A new study suggests compassion meditation training may reduce the distress a person feels when witnessing another’s suffering. The findings may have implications for professions in which people routinely work with others who are suffering, like doctors, law enforcement officers and first responders.

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ISPOR Panel Discusses Recommendations and Rationale of “Making Medicines Affordable: A National Imperative”

ISPOR—The Professional Society for Health Economics and Outcomes Research

ISPOR, the professional society for health economics and outcomes research, held a session, “‘Making Medicines Affordable: A National Imperative’—Reflections on the National Academies Report” [IP11], ISPOR 2018 in Baltimore, MD, USA.

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