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Release date: 21-Jun-2024 12:05 PM EDT
Recognizing heat-related illness signs and symptoms
Virginia Tech

While heat is the number one weather-related cause of death in the United States, many of these deaths are preventable, says an emergency medicine doctor at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine. Dr. Stephanie Lareau says it is vital to recognize signs and symptoms of heat-related illness. “​​Understanding the symptoms of exposure to extreme heat and managing the effects is crucial and that includes knowing early signs of heat exhaustion to prevent progression to heatstroke,” said Dr.

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Newswise: Alzheimer’s Awareness Month: Virginia Tech researchers work toward better treatments
Released: 20-Jun-2024 11:05 AM EDT
Alzheimer’s Awareness Month: Virginia Tech researchers work toward better treatments
Virginia Tech

Alzheimer’s disease, a deadly brain disease than can cause loss of memory and mobility, affects millions of lives daily. June marks Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month, and Virginia Tech researchers are engaged in research meant to advance treatment for Alzheimer’s disease and assist caregivers of loved ones with dementia.

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Released: 17-Jun-2024 12:05 PM EDT
The Untold Story of "Reading Rainbow"
Canisius University

"Reading Rainbow" was one of the most successful PBS children's series in television history, earning numerous national and international awards, including 26 Emmys and a Peabody Award. But perhaps more important, "Reading Rainbow" helped generations of children cultivate a love for books. Now, a new book co-authored by Canisius Professor Barbara Irwin, PhD, chronicles the humble beginnings of the TV series, which launched in Buffalo, NY - and how the groundbreaking program came to capture the attention of 6.5 million young viewers.

Newswise: FAU Sea Turtle Experts Provide ‘Best Practices’ During Nesting Season
Released: 17-Jun-2024 8:30 AM EDT
FAU Sea Turtle Experts Provide ‘Best Practices’ During Nesting Season
Florida Atlantic University

Three internationally renowned FAU researchers provide “best practices” and answer some of the most frequently asked questions to help protect Florida’s nesting sea turtles and their hatchlings.

Released: 14-Jun-2024 2:05 PM EDT
With Drowning for Children on the Rise, a Rutgers Heath Expert Discusses Water Safety
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Emergency department physician Erin Muckey discusses how adults and children can stay safe while trying to stay cool this summer

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Released: 12-Jun-2024 3:05 PM EDT
Joro spiders are nothing to worry about, explains expert
Virginia Tech

The large, brightly colored Joro spider has been sighted recently on social media in many more places than it has ever been seen in the United States, as exaggerated, misleading stories about the arachnid have gone viral. Yet they pose no threat, except perhaps to insects and to other spiders, says Virginia Tech entomologist Theresa Dellinger.

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Released: 12-Jun-2024 3:05 PM EDT
The problems ticks pose, according to an expert
Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech entomologist Eric Day discusses the hazards ticks pose and how to reduce one's chance of tick bites.

Newswise: Exploring Our Sense of Touch from Every Angle
Released: 11-Jun-2024 5:05 PM EDT
Exploring Our Sense of Touch from Every Angle
Harvard Medical School

Harvard Medical School researchers are studying one of the most mysterious — and most essential — senses

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Released: 11-Jun-2024 1:05 PM EDT
Is it safe to buy from a farmers market? Experts say yes and explain why.
Virginia Tech

Shopping at a neighborhood farmer’s market boosts the local economy, helps protect the environment, and provides healthy, fresh foods to consumers, says Virginia Tech experts.

Newswise: A Disturbing Trend in Colon and Rectal Cancers
Released: 11-Jun-2024 12:05 PM EDT
A Disturbing Trend in Colon and Rectal Cancers
Tufts University

Over the past three decades, rates of colon and rectal cancers—collectively known as colorectal cancer—have steadily risen among people under the age of 50. It’s particularly striking because rates have been declining among older people during the same time period. Joel Mason, a gastroenterologist and Senior Scientist at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University weighs in.

   
Newswise: URI invasive species expert co-leads two global studies published in two Nature journals
Released: 6-Jun-2024 1:05 PM EDT
URI invasive species expert co-leads two global studies published in two Nature journals
University of Rhode Island

The spread of invasive alien species has long been recognized as a global threat to nature and people. In September, the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) for the United Nations issued a global assessment providing clear evidence of the growing threat to people, the economy and nature from invasive alien species.

Newswise: Dermatologic conditions – even sunburn – can present differently in people of color
Released: 4-Jun-2024 9:05 AM EDT
Dermatologic conditions – even sunburn – can present differently in people of color
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

UCLA Health dermatologist Caroline Opene, MD treats patients of all skin tones, but as director of the UCLA Health Skin of Color clinic, she has special expertise in treating skin of color. Below are some of the topics she is often asked about.

Newswise: Dogs of War – the ethics of using animals in conflicts
Released: 3-Jun-2024 9:05 AM EDT
Dogs of War – the ethics of using animals in conflicts
Loughborough University

The Gevena Convention protects people who have fallen victim to armed conflict, but militaries around the world use thousands of animals in combat, support, and ceremonial roles. Who looks out for them?

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Released: 29-May-2024 4:05 PM EDT
Expert shares how to counter Japanese beetles, the nemesis of turfgrass
Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech entomologist Thomas Kuhar answers questions about Japanese beetles, including sharing advice on how to control them, and an explanation of the back story of these deceptively lovely pests. These insects have no natural predators in the United States, while their voracious appetites can devastate more than 300 species of North American plants, from turfgrass to roses, grapes and hops.

Released: 28-May-2024 12:00 PM EDT
Harsh marijuana laws go up in smoke
University of Miami

A University of Miami cannabis epidemiologist and a criminal law specialist applaud the federal government’s proposal to reverse the criminalization of cannabis.

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Released: 27-May-2024 4:05 AM EDT
Professor Serge Haroche, Nobel Laureate (2012) and the chairman of the Hong Kong Institute for Advanced Study (HKIAS)
Hong Kong Institute for Advanced Study, City University of Hong Kong

Dive into the world of advanced research and intellectual exchange as Professor Haroche shares his inspiring journey and groundbreaking contributions in the field of quantum physics and optics. From his early fascination with physics to his pioneering work in "Cavity Quantum Electrodynamics," Professor Haroche's expertise has paved the way for exciting possibilities in quantum information science.

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Released: 23-May-2024 1:05 PM EDT
Have a mosquito problem? Look for them close to home, says expert
Virginia Tech

You’re settling down in your patio chair, ready to enjoy a book, a pitcher of lemonade, and the sun-warmed breeze, when a mosquito settles down on your arm. And another lands on your leg, while another buzzes right by your ear. Virginia Tech entomologist Eric Day says that when it comes to controlling mosquitoes, there aren’t easy short cuts.



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