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Released: 5-Aug-2021 3:05 PM EDT
Marijuana-Like Brain Substance Calms Seizures but Increases After effects, Study Finds
Stanford University School of Medicine

Epileptic seizures trigger the rapid synthesis and release of a substance mimicked by marijuana’s most psychoactive component, Stanford University School of Medicine investigators have learned.

Released: 5-Aug-2021 2:30 PM EDT
Research Shows Many with Mild COVID-19 Infections Still Experience Long-Term Symptoms
University of Arizona Health Sciences Center

The majority of individuals who experience mild or moderate COVID-19 infection also experience long COVID, or persistent symptoms more than 30 days after they test positive, according to research data from the longitudinal CoVHORT study at the University of Arizona Health Sciences.

Newswise: New Population Health Program at WVU Prepares Students to Address Local Health Concerns
Released: 5-Aug-2021 2:15 PM EDT
New Population Health Program at WVU Prepares Students to Address Local Health Concerns
West Virginia University

Population health, which integrates healthcare and public health practices, is an emerging healthcare field that allows professionals to identify a locally pressing health issue, intervene and transform the community’s health outcomes.

Released: 5-Aug-2021 2:10 PM EDT
Should COVID-19 Vaccination Be Mandatory for Health and Care Staff?
BMJ

Italy, France, and Greece have made covid-19 vaccination mandatory for healthcare workers, and England is making it compulsory for care home workers and consulting on whether to extend this to healthcare workers and other social care staff.

5-Aug-2021 8:30 AM EDT
Researchers Discover New Factor in Preventing Phenylketonuria, Offering New Treatment Strategy
University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

MD Anderson researchers have discovered a critical new factor in regulating metabolism of the amino acid phenylalanine and, therefore, in preventing the inherited metabolic disorder phenylketonuria. The research suggests a possible avenue for new treatments.

Newswise: Organ Transplant Recipients Significantly Protected by COVID-19 Vaccination
Released: 5-Aug-2021 1:55 PM EDT
Organ Transplant Recipients Significantly Protected by COVID-19 Vaccination
University of California San Diego Health

UC San Diego researchers report that solid organ transplant recipients who were vaccinated experienced an almost 80 percent reduction in the incidence of symptomatic COVID-19 compared to unvaccinated counterparts during the same time.

Released: 5-Aug-2021 1:45 PM EDT
When Provided Personalized Health Resources, Patients Often Share with Others
University of Chicago Medical Center

A survey of participants in a clinical trial for CommunityRx, a community resource referral intervention, found that nearly half of users reported sharing their personalized health resources with at least one other person.

Newswise: Statement: Employers Need to Require COVID-19 Vaccination for Healthcare Workforce
Released: 5-Aug-2021 1:30 PM EDT
Statement: Employers Need to Require COVID-19 Vaccination for Healthcare Workforce
American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN)

The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses calls for all healthcare and long-term-care employers to require every member of the healthcare team to be vaccinated against COVID-19, except when medically contraindicated.

Released: 5-Aug-2021 1:30 PM EDT
ASCRS Publishes New Guidelines for Colonic Volvulus and Acute Colonic Pseudo-Obstruction
Diseases of the Colon and Rectum Journal

Colonic volvulus, or twisting of the large intestine, is a potentially life-threatening cause of large-bowel obstruction. An updated set of evidence-based recommendations for management of colonic volvulus – as well as for a rare condition called acute colonic pseudo-obstruction (ACPO), which can mimic the symptoms of large bowel obstruction – will appear in the September 2021 issue Diseases of the Colon & Rectum (DC&R), the official journal of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS). The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer.

29-Jul-2021 3:05 PM EDT
Understanding Alzheimer's Progression with Improvements to Imaging, Image Processing, Machine Learning
American Crystallographic Association (ACA)

Because there is no ethical way to extract brain tissue from patients to look for clues about how amyloid plaques and protein aggregates proliferate, supplementary techniques are needed to better understand the progression of Alzheimer's disease. During ACA's 71st annual meeting, Abdullah Al Bashit, from Northeastern University, will discuss using computational techniques to help address these challenges. His work demonstrates how using small and wide-angle scattering along with state-of-the-art detection techniques will help probe the molecular structure and proliferation.

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Released: 5-Aug-2021 12:50 PM EDT
Counseling Profession Urged to Adopt Unified Standards of Care for Teletherapy
Palo Alto University

The COVID-19 crisis spurred a rapid migration of mental health providers from in-person to online services. However, mental health providers conducting teletherapy are not currently required to be trained in telehealth and are operating without consistent uniform standards of practice. A proposed comprehensive list of practice standards co-authored by Donna Sheperis, PhD, and Arielle Smith and published in the Journal of Technology in Counselor Education and Supervision call for the counseling profession to adopt a proposed Standards of Practice for Telehealth.

Newswise: Helping India’s Smallholder Farmers
Released: 5-Aug-2021 11:45 AM EDT
Helping India’s Smallholder Farmers
University of Delaware

Instead of simply employing the practice of multiple cropping — producing crops multiple times during the year and not just in one growing season — a new study led by the University of Delaware’s Pinki Mondal shows that smallholder farmers in India should instead look toward different nutrition strategies. These strategies can be on the individual level, such as growing more diverse crops for personal consumption in their home gardens, or on a community-level, where individuals would work with their local communities and arrange to have farmers bring in different vegetables each week to the local markets.

Released: 5-Aug-2021 11:35 AM EDT
Researchers Track How Microbiome Bacteria Adapt to Humans via Transmission
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute

Beneficial bacteria in the gut microbiome use different means to transmit from one person to another which impacts their abundance in the gut and the functions they provide, new research has found.

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Released: 5-Aug-2021 11:20 AM EDT
Cytotoxic Drugs Can Increase Cancer Cell Resistance
Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

Cancer cells sometimes develop resistance to the cytotoxic drugs used in chemotherapy.

Newswise: Artificial Intelligence Algorithm Developed to Assess Metastatic Potential in Skin Cancers
Released: 5-Aug-2021 11:05 AM EDT
Artificial Intelligence Algorithm Developed to Assess Metastatic Potential in Skin Cancers
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Using artificial intelligence (AI), researchers from UT Southwestern have developed a way to accurately predict which skin cancers are highly metastatic. The findings, published as the July cover article of Cell Systems, show the potential for AI-based tools to revolutionize pathology for cancer and a variety of other diseases.

Released: 5-Aug-2021 10:55 AM EDT
AMSSM Partners with White House and 11 Organizations to Encourage Vaccine Conversations During Sports Physicals
American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM)

AMSSM and 11 other leading sports and medical organizations signed on to a consensus statement to encourage healthcare providers to include conversations about COVID-19 vaccinations as part of the pre-participation physical.

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Released: 5-Aug-2021 10:40 AM EDT
Farewell To Longest Serving Clinical Nurse
Cedars-Sinai

Surgical Nurse Retires After 50 Years of Dedication to the Operating Room

Newswise: Retinoblastoma Resource: Researchers Create More Accurate Research Model
Released: 5-Aug-2021 10:30 AM EDT
Retinoblastoma Resource: Researchers Create More Accurate Research Model
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital scientists have created a model of the rare pediatric eye cancer that more closely mimics the biology of patient tumors.

Released: 5-Aug-2021 10:25 AM EDT
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Appoints Marsha Wills-Karp as New Bloomberg Centennial Professor
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has appointed Marsha Wills-Karp, PhD, MS, as a Bloomberg Centennial Professor.

Newswise: UNC TEACCH Researchers Awarded $9 Million for Study of Suicide Prevention Tailored for Youth on the Autism Spectrum
Released: 5-Aug-2021 10:20 AM EDT
UNC TEACCH Researchers Awarded $9 Million for Study of Suicide Prevention Tailored for Youth on the Autism Spectrum
University of North Carolina School of Medicine

Brenna Maddox, PhD, assistant professor in the UNC Department of Psychiatry and an implementation scientist for the UNC TEACCH Autism Program, is co-leading a national study funded by a $9-million award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) that will compare the effectiveness of two suicide prevention interventions for autistic individuals.

Newswise: UNC Researchers Awarded $10 Million from PCORI to Study Methods of Reducing Racial Inequities in Maternal Care
Released: 5-Aug-2021 9:55 AM EDT
UNC Researchers Awarded $10 Million from PCORI to Study Methods of Reducing Racial Inequities in Maternal Care
University of North Carolina School of Medicine

A $10-million award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) will allow researchers from the UNC School of Medicine, Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC), and community partners to address a growing problem in the world of maternal healthcare.

Newswise: August Issue of Issue of The American Journal of Gastroenterology Includes Diet-Associated NAFLD Risk and Increased Risk of Mortality from COVID-19 Among PPI Users
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August Issue of Issue of The American Journal of Gastroenterology Includes Diet-Associated NAFLD Risk and Increased Risk of Mortality from COVID-19 Among PPI Users
American College of Gastroenterology (ACG)

The August issue of The American Journal of Gastroenterology includes clinical discussions of diet-associated NAFLD risk and increased risk of mortality from COVID-19 among PPI users. In addition, this issue features clinical research and reviews on IBS, gender barriers for CRC screening, hepatitis C, eosinophilic esophagitis, and more.

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Newswise: All of Us Research Program Marks Third Anniversary with Remarkable Progress in Recruitment
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All of Us Research Program Marks Third Anniversary with Remarkable Progress in Recruitment
University of Miami Health System, Miller School of Medicine

Three years after the National Institutes of Health (NIH) launched its 10-year All of Us Research Program, a regional team led by University of Miami Miller School of Medicine faculty has achieved remarkable success in recruiting members of minority communities including Black and Latino participants.

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New Data Show Vaping During Pregnancy Is Harmful to Offspring through Adulthood
American Physiological Society (APS)

The use of e-cigarettes (vaping) during pregnancy poses a significant health risk for the offspring, impairing blood vessel function even into adulthood, according to a new study by researchers at West Virginia University’s (WVU) School of Medicine.

Released: 5-Aug-2021 8:45 AM EDT
Research Reveals that Flu Shot Protects Against Severe Effects of COVID-19
University of Miami Health System, Miller School of Medicine

In a newly published study, physician-scientists at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine have shown that the flu vaccine may provide vital protection against COVID-19.

Newswise: Headaches Are Vastly Undertreated Among Racial And Socioeconomic Groups
Released: 5-Aug-2021 8:45 AM EDT
Headaches Are Vastly Undertreated Among Racial And Socioeconomic Groups
UT Southwestern Medical Center

DALLAS – August 5, 2021 – Significant disparities exist in diagnosing and treating headaches by race, socioeconomic level, and insurance status, despite the fact that headaches afflict nearly all racial and ethnic groups at the same rate, according to research led by UT Southwestern Medical Center faculty.

Released: 5-Aug-2021 8:45 AM EDT
Persistent COVID-19 Infections in Immunocompromised People May Give Rise to Variants of Concern
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

In an article in the New England Journal of Medicine, scientists from Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Medicine, the U.S. Military HIV Research Program and the Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases at the University of North Carolina urged increased attention to persistent COVID-19 infections in immunocompromised people.

Newswise: Mount Sinai Mobile Interventional Stroke Team Travels to Patients, Resulting in Faster Treatment and Better Outcomes
4-Aug-2021 3:10 PM EDT
Mount Sinai Mobile Interventional Stroke Team Travels to Patients, Resulting in Faster Treatment and Better Outcomes
Mount Sinai Health System

Study finds stroke patients are nearly twice as likely to be functionally independent if treated by a specialized team that travels to them to perform surgical clot removal

Released: 4-Aug-2021 6:30 PM EDT
Study Confirms Effectiveness of New Personalized Approach for Radiation Therapy
Cleveland Clinic

Researchers from Cleveland Clinic, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, and Moffitt Cancer Center have found that the genomic adjusted radiation dose (GARD) may be used to personalize radiotherapy (RT) to maximize the therapeutic effect of a given physical RT dose. This research was published Aug. 4 in The Lancet Oncology journal.

Released: 4-Aug-2021 5:05 PM EDT
Canadian-Led International Study: Full-Dose Blood Thinners Benefit Moderately Ill COVID-19 Patients
University of Manitoba

The investigators discovered that in moderately ill patients full-dose heparin reduced the need for organ support compared to those who received lower-dose heparin.

Newswise: Considering More Than One Joint Replacement to Relieve Arthritis Pain?
Released: 4-Aug-2021 4:50 PM EDT
Considering More Than One Joint Replacement to Relieve Arthritis Pain?
Geoffrey Westrich, MD

When Lorry Graham needed multiple joint replacement surgeries for severe arthritis pain, she turned to Dr. Geoffrey Westrich at Hospital for Special Surgery. Mrs. Graham, who jokingly refers to herself as a "bionic woman," and Dr. Westrich explain what to expect and give advice for the best outcome.

Newswise: Despite All Odds, Father-Daughter OB-GYN Duo Help Deliver Healthy Baby to New Jersey Couple
Released: 4-Aug-2021 4:30 PM EDT
Despite All Odds, Father-Daughter OB-GYN Duo Help Deliver Healthy Baby to New Jersey Couple
Hackensack Meridian Health (Mountainside Medical Center)

For Chrissy and Russell Bouchelle, finding the right OB-GYN to deliver their first child was no easy task. When Chrissy became pregnant with her second child she was classified as a high risk pregnancy. Despite all odds, father-daughter OB-GYN Duo help deliver a healthy baby to the Bouchelle family.

Released: 4-Aug-2021 4:00 PM EDT
CDC withdrawing its request for emergency use authorization for its COVID-19 PCR diagnostic test does not mean the test failed
Newswise

Social media is now rife with claims about why the CDC is withdrawing its request for emergency use authorization for its COVID-19 PCR diagnostic test after December 2021.

Released: 4-Aug-2021 3:15 PM EDT
Patients in Delaware Now Have Increased Access to Affordable, Quality Anesthesia Care
American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA)

Delaware patients now have increased access to safe, affordable care with the signing of HB 141 by Governor John Carney. The law removes a collaborative agreement and grants advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs), including Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs), full practice authority.

Newswise: Muscle Protein That Makes Vertebrates More Fit Linked to Limited Lifespan
Released: 4-Aug-2021 2:35 PM EDT
Muscle Protein That Makes Vertebrates More Fit Linked to Limited Lifespan
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Researchers from Johns Hopkins Medicine say they have added to evidence that a protein called CaMKII improves strength, endurance, muscle health and fitness in young animals. Their experiments working with mice and fruit flies, however, found that the gene for CaMKII also contributes to an evolutionary tradeoff: increased susceptibility to age-associated diseases, frailty and mortality.

Released: 4-Aug-2021 2:35 PM EDT
Women Voice Frustration Over Current Care for Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Women with frequent urinary tract infections say they’re unhappy with what they perceive as their doctors’ overuse of antibiotics and with the limited treatment options available to them, according to a study led by researchers from UCLA and Cedars-Sinai.

Released: 4-Aug-2021 2:05 PM EDT
Older People Reluctant to Seek Help for Mental Health Concerns
Edith Cowan University

A new Edith Cowan University (ECU) study has found that more than 40 per cent of older Australians living with chronic disease would be unlikely to seek help for mental health conditions even if they needed it.

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Released: 4-Aug-2021 2:05 PM EDT
A Study Reveals What Triggers Lung Damage During COVID-19
The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)

A KAIST immunology research team found that a specific subtype of macrophages that originated from blood monocytes plays a key role in the hyper-inflammatory response in SARS-CoV-2 infected lungs, by performing single-cell RNA sequencing of bronchoalveolar lavage fluid cells.

Released: 4-Aug-2021 1:50 PM EDT
Eating More Plant Foods May Lower Heart Disease Risk in Young Adults, Older Women
American Heart Association (AHA)

Eating more nutritious, plant-based foods is heart-healthy at any age, according to two research studies published today in the Journal of the American Heart Association, an open access journal of the American Heart Association.

Released: 4-Aug-2021 1:25 PM EDT
The Music of Silence: Imagining a Song Triggers Similar Brain Activity to Moments of Mid-Music Silence
Trinity College Dublin

Imagining a song triggers similar brain activity as moments of silence in music, according to a pair of just-published studies in the Journal of Neuroscience.

Released: 4-Aug-2021 1:25 PM EDT
Nina McLain, PhD, CRNA, Appointed to Serve on the National Advisory Council on Nurse Education and Practice
American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA)

Nina McLain, PhD, CRNA, has been appointed to serve on the National Advisory Council on Nurse Education and Practice (NACNEP). McLain is a member of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA).

Released: 4-Aug-2021 1:15 PM EDT
Frequent Consumption of Peanuts by Cancer Patients May Increase Risk of Cancer Spread
University of Liverpool

A study by University of Liverpool researchers has identified new factors accompanying previous findings that frequent consumption of peanuts by cancer patients could increase risk of cancer spread.

Released: 4-Aug-2021 1:15 PM EDT
New Approach Methodologies, Single Cell RNAseq, and More Featured in 2021 Toxicological Sciences
Society of Toxicology

Toxicological Sciences delivers cutting-edge research in toxicology in the areas of clinical and translational toxicology, emerging technologies, and more in the August 2021 issue.

Newswise: Six Outstanding Mental Health Researchers Honored by the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation
Released: 4-Aug-2021 1:05 PM EDT
Six Outstanding Mental Health Researchers Honored by the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation
Brain & Behavior Research Foundation

The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation (BBRF) has announced the winners of its 2021 Klerman and Freedman Prizes, which recognize exceptional clinical and basic research in mental illness. The prizes are awarded annually to honor the work of outstanding scientists who have been supported by the Foundation’s Young Investigator Grants Program.

Released: 4-Aug-2021 1:00 PM EDT
American Society of Anesthesiologists and Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation Say Preoperative Testing for COVID-19 is Essential, Regardless of Vaccination
American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

All patients undergoing non-emergency surgeries or procedures should continue to have preoperative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing for SARS-CoV-2, irrespective of vaccination status, according to an updated guidance from the American Society of Anesthesiologists and Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation.

Released: 4-Aug-2021 12:55 PM EDT
Most Comprehensive Review Yet of Keto Diets Finds Heart Risks, Cancer Risk, Dangers to Pregnant Women and Kidney Patients
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

In the most comprehensive analysis yet of ketogenic (keto) diets, a review in Frontiers in Nutrition finds keto diets place pregnant women and kidney disease patients at risk of adverse health effects.


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