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Article ID: 718740

High Social Support Associated with Less Violence Among Male Teens in Urban Neighborhoods

Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

UPMC Children's Hospital researchers find that the presence of adult social support is linked to less violence among at-risk teen boys.

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Article ID: 718651

Telemedicine Engages Newly Postpartum Women in Cardiovascular Monitoring

Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

America has the highest maternal mortality rate in the developed world. Since cardiovascular disease is the primary cause, researchers have created a blood pressure home-monitoring system to rapidly detect concerning trends in postpartum women before their situation becomes critical.

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9-Sep-2019 11:30 AM EDT
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Newswise: Tweets Indicate Nicotine Dependence, Withdrawal Symptoms of JUUL Users

Article ID: 718596

Tweets Indicate Nicotine Dependence, Withdrawal Symptoms of JUUL Users

Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

One out of every five tweets mentioning JUUL indentified for a new analysis also references addiction-related themes.

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9-Sep-2019 10:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 717804

Runaway Mitochondria Cause Telomere Damage in Cells

Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

Targeted damage to mitochondria produces a "Chernobyl effect" inside cells, pelting the nucleus with harmful reactive oxygen species and causing chromosomal damage.

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21-Aug-2019 2:00 PM EDT
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Newswise: Medicare Patients with Multiple Sclerosis Bear the Burden of Rising Drug Prices
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Article ID: 717878

Medicare Patients with Multiple Sclerosis Bear the Burden of Rising Drug Prices

Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

In a decade, Medicare recipients saw a sevenfold increase in out of pocket costs for multiple sclerosis drugs. Spending on these drugs by Medicare itself increased by tenfold.

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23-Aug-2019 7:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 717959

Physicians Slow to Use Effective New Antibiotics Against Superbugs

Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

New, more effective antibiotics are being prescribed in only about a quarter of infections by carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE), a family of the world’s most intractable drug-resistant bacteria.

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Article ID: 717614

Death Rate of Critically Ill Children Linked to Hospital Preparedness for Pediatric Emergencies

Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

Critically ill children brought to hospital emergency departments that are ill-prepared to care for pediatric emergencies have more than three times the odds of dying compared to those brought to hospitals well-equipped to care for them.

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19-Aug-2019 8:00 AM EDT
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    21-Aug-2019 11:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 717638

Texas Cities Increasingly Susceptible to Large Measles Outbreaks

Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

The growing number of children arriving at Texas schools unvaccinated makes the state increasingly vulnerable to measles outbreaks. A 5% further decrease in vaccination rates that have been on a downward trend since 2003 would increase the size of a potential measles outbreak by up to 4,000%.

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19-Aug-2019 12:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 717549

Scarcity of Scientific Studies on Interventions to Reduce Health Inequities in LGBTQ Youth

Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

There is a dearth of scientifically investigated, evidence-based interventions to address substance use, mental health problems and violence victimization in sexual and gender minority youth, according to new research.

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16-Aug-2019 8:00 AM EDT
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