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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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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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    18-Oct-2018 5:00 PM EDT

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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Article ID: 702443

$5.1 Million Grant Will Fund Research to Develop a Stem Cell-Based Therapy for Blinding Eye Conditions

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

Scientists at the UCLA Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research and the Stein Eye Institute have been awarded a $5.1 million grant from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine to advance the development of a novel therapy for blinding retinal conditions.

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Sponsoring Women in the #Metoo Era

University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Women and men don’t differ in intelligence or business acumen, yet women continue to fly under the radar when it comes to advancement into executive positions. Christina R.’s story provides insight into why: Sometimes it’s not just what you know or who you know, but who knows you.

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18-Oct-2018 4:10 PM EDT
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Penn State Engineers to Study Use of Beamed Microwave Energy to Launch Space Vehicles

Penn State College of Engineering

The Air Force Office of Scientific Research has awarded two Penn State College of Engineering faculty members funding totaling more than $823,000 for a three-year program to develop and use a facility to study the use of beamed microwave energy to launch space vehicles off the surface of Earth.

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