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Newswise: Patients still not telling MDs about use of natural health products
Released: 28-May-2020 2:50 PM EDT
Patients still not telling MDs about use of natural health products
McMaster University

The research team conducted the patient survey between November 2018 and February 2019 at the Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic in Toronto. Based on 277 completed questionnaires, 99 per cent of the patients surveyed were using natural health products, and 46 per cent were using natural health products and prescription medications concurrently. Of those using natural health products, 42 per cent did not disclose use to their primary care physician.

Released: 28-May-2020 2:40 PM EDT
Anesthesia Practices See Major Financial Hit as Physician Anesthesiologists Pivot During COVID-19 to Treat Patients in Critical Care and ICUs, ASA Survey Highlights
American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

A recent survey of anesthesia administrators and executive members of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) finds a majority of physician anesthesiologists pivoted from working in the operating room to treating COVID-19 patients in critical care units and ICUs, making the most of their expertise in intubation, ventilation strategies, and critical care medicine, which includes all aspects of resuscitation with multiorgan failure.

Newswise: Study: Climate Scientists Create Model for Global Forest Growth Through 2060
Released: 28-May-2020 2:40 PM EDT
Study: Climate Scientists Create Model for Global Forest Growth Through 2060
University at Albany, State University of New York

In a new study, researchers at the University at Albany have turned to more than a century’s worth of data (from 1901 to 2012) in NOAA’s International Tree Ring Data Bank to both analyze historical tree growth at 3,579 forests around the world and create a model for future projections (from 2045 to 2060).

Newswise: NC Economic Forecast: Recovery Could Take Years
Released: 28-May-2020 2:35 PM EDT
NC Economic Forecast: Recovery Could Take Years
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

John Connaughton, UNC Charlotte professor of financial economics, presents the quarterly Barings/UNC Charlotte NC Economic Forecast. In the forecast, he discussed the economic effects of COVID-19 and the outlook for the state's economic recovery.

Newswise: Plasma science report co-chaired by UAH astrophysicist urges better federal agency coordination
28-May-2020 1:45 PM EDT
Plasma science report co-chaired by UAH astrophysicist urges better federal agency coordination
University of Alabama Huntsville

Federal agencies should better coordinate their activities in plasma science and engineering (PSE) and jointly support new funding opportunities that take advantage of PSE’s overlaps with different science disciplines, according to a decadal report by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS).

Released: 28-May-2020 2:20 PM EDT
Kidney Health Initiative Urges the Acceleration of Home Therapy Technology in Response to Coronavirus 2019 (Covid-19)
American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

The COVID-19 pandemic highlights the vulnerability of people with kidney failure who rely on in-center hemodialysis. People with kidney failure are at high risk of severe COVID-19 complications and are exposed to infection due to a kidney replacement therapy process that requires traveling to a dialysis facility multiple times a week.

Released: 28-May-2020 2:15 PM EDT
Thomas Jackiewicz Appointed President of University of Chicago Medical Center, COO of UChicago Medicine health system
University of Chicago Medical Center

Thomas E. Jackiewicz, a leader with extensive experience in top academic health systems and medical schools, has been appointed the new president of the University of Chicago Medical Center and chief operating officer of the UChicago Medicine health system, succeeding Sharon O’Keefe, who earlier announced her plans to retire in July 2020.

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24-May-2020 10:00 PM EDT
Global Environmental Changes Leading to Shorter, Younger Trees
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Ongoing environmental changes are transforming forests worldwide, resulting in shorter and younger trees. Researchers found that a range of factors, including rising temperatures and carbon dioxide levels, have caused a dramatic decrease in the age and stature of forests.

Released: 28-May-2020 1:35 PM EDT
Autism severity can change substantially during early childhood
UC Davis MIND Institute

A UC Davis MIND Institute study found that around 30% of young children with autism have less severe autism symptoms at age 6 than they did at age 3, with some losing their autism diagnoses entirely. It also found that girls tend to show greater reduction and less rise in their autism symptom severity than boys with autism. Children with higher IQs were more likely to show a reduction in their symptoms.

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