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Article ID: 702463

Wertheim Family Foundation Pledges $25 Million Lead Gift to UC San Diego’s Public Health Initiative

University of California San Diego

Dr. Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Family Foundation has pledged $25 million to the University of California San Diego as a lead gift to usher in a new era of public health research, education and advances that will promote healthier populations on a local, national and global scale because of the university’s increased focus on public health.

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19-Oct-2018 8:00 AM EDT
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Mount Sinai Researcher Elected to National Academy of Medicine

Mount Sinai Health System

Mount Sinai Researcher Elected to National Academy of Medicine

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19-Oct-2018 7:30 AM EDT
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Article ID: 702396

Scientists Find Brain Signal That Might Help Us Judge the Holiday Buffet

Johns Hopkins University

Neuroscientists have found a brain region that appears to be strongly connected to food preference decisions, like what to choose from a buffet or potluck.

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17-Oct-2018 4:30 PM EDT
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Article ID: 702245

1 in 4 @JUULvapor Tweeps is Underage, a #PublicHealth Concern

Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

E-cigarette brand JUUL’s Twitter handle is attracting adolescents to the point that at least a quarter of its followers appear to be under age 18. Many of these minors – to whom it is illegal to sell nicotine-delivery products – are retweeting JUUL’s messages, amplifying its advertisements.

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16-Oct-2018 10:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 702366

Lifting Every Voice

American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (AARDA)

4th Los Angeles Autoimmune Walk participants raise awareness through song, speech, chant and cheer.

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17-Oct-2018 3:30 PM EDT
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Article ID: 702227

Length of Each Breathing Disruption in Sleep Apnea May Predict Mortality Risk Better than Number of Breathing Disruptions

American Thoracic Society (ATS)

How long a person with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) stops breathing may be a better predictor of mortality risk from OSA than the number of times they stop breathing, according to new research published online in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

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16-Oct-2018 4:00 PM EDT
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Social Consequences of Loneliness

Gonzaga University

SPOKANE, Wash. — A growing body of research points to loneliness as an impending epidemic with an enormous impact on the health of individuals and society. A new study published by Professors Sarah Arpin of Gonzaga University and Cynthia Mohr of Portland State University in Oregon examines the social consequences of temporary loneliness.

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18-Oct-2018 7:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 702459

Genetic behavior reveals cause of death in poplars essential to ecosystems, industry

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Scientists studying a valuable, but vulnerable, species of poplar have identified the genetic mechanism responsible for the species’ inability to resist a pervasive and deadly disease. Their finding could lead to more successful hybrid poplar varieties for increased biofuels and forestry production and protect native trees against infection.

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18-Oct-2018 5:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 702460

NIH awards Indiana University $1.55M to improve chronic-disease management

Indiana University

The National Institutes of Health have awarded Indiana University $1.55 million to support the creation of myAURA, an easy-to-use web service for epilepsy patients.

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18-Oct-2018 5:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 702116

Quality of Patient Experience with Doctors May Affect Hospitalization Risk in Hispanics with Kidney Disease

American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• Lower perceived quality of patient-physician interaction was associated with a higher risk of hospitalization in Hispanics with chronic kidney disease. • Quality of patient-physician interaction was not associated with risk of developing kidney failure or dying.

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12-Oct-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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