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Newswise: Semana de la Epilepsia – Paraguay – América Latina

Article ID: 714397

Semana de la Epilepsia – Paraguay – América Latina

International League Against Epilepsy

En abril, Paraguay celebró su primera Semana de la Epilepsia. El concepto de una semana de epilepsia, que se puso a prueba en Bolivia en 2015, incluye actividades científicas, sociales y culturales para crear conciencia sobre la epilepsia y su importancia como centro de atención de la salud pública.

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14-Jun-2019 1:05 PM EDT
Newswise: Celebrate Summer With the Smithsonian’s “Solstice Saturday”

Article ID: 714395

Celebrate Summer With the Smithsonian’s “Solstice Saturday”

Smithsonian Institution

The Smithsonian will celebrate the first Saturday of summer—“Solstice Saturday”—with free parties, programs and performances June 22. In addition to programs for adults and children throughout the day, most Smithsonian museums will be open until midnight. Visitors who stay late can hear live music, enjoy dance parties and explore museum exhibitions.

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14-Jun-2019 1:05 PM EDT

Arts and Humanities

Newswise: Paraguay celebrates Latin American Epilepsy Week with educational, social and scientific activities

Article ID: 714392

Paraguay celebrates Latin American Epilepsy Week with educational, social and scientific activities

International League Against Epilepsy

Paraguay held its first Epilepsy Week in April, with scientific, social and cultural activities to raise awareness of epilepsy and its importance as a focus of public health.

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14-Jun-2019 12:05 PM EDT
Newswise: Researchers’ Discovery Could Lead To Improved Therapies For Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Article ID: 714390

Researchers’ Discovery Could Lead To Improved Therapies For Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Florida State University

A multi-institution study reveals a tiny protein could play a major role in combating heart failure in patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy

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14-Jun-2019 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 714389

New Natural Therapeutic Agent to Fight Diabetic Nephropathy

Sbarro Health Research Organization (SHRO)

The extract successfully restored the blood glucose levels, body weight, and normalized oxidative stress on renal function in a test group of Zucker diabetic fatty rats.

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14-Jun-2019 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 714388

Study: Suicide among older adults in long-term care suggests more is needed to promote mental, social well-being

University of Michigan

Clinicians, administrators and policymakers should consider ways to support the mental health and well-being of older adults as they go through residential transitions, according to a University of Michigan study that looked at deaths by suicide among people 55 and older.

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14-Jun-2019 11:05 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Newswise: Satellite observations improve earthquake monitoring, response

Article ID: 714386

Satellite observations improve earthquake monitoring, response

University of Iowa

Researchers at the University of Iowa and the United States Geologic Survey report data gathered by orbiting satellites can yield more information about destructive earthquakes and can improve aid and humanitarian response efforts. The researchers looked at satellite data from several recent, large-magnitude earthquakes.

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14-Jun-2019 10:05 AM EDT
Newswise: UAH chemistry professor tapped to support NSF programs for prestigious one-year assignment

Article ID: 714387

UAH chemistry professor tapped to support NSF programs for prestigious one-year assignment

University of Alabama Huntsville

Dr. Emanuel Waddell, an associate professor in the Department of Chemistry and the associate dean of the College of Science at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH), has been selected by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to serve as director of the Centers for Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST) program and the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Undergraduate program (HBCU-UP).

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14-Jun-2019 10:05 AM EDT
Newswise: Despite dire predictions, levels of social support remain steady in the U.S.

Article ID: 714383

Despite dire predictions, levels of social support remain steady in the U.S.

Penn State Institute for CyberScience

Although Americans have faced waves of social, technological and economic disruption over the last few decades, a new study indicates that their perceptions of available social support have remained steady and, in some cases, may even be strengthening. In a study that examined data that spans nearly two decades, survey respondents reported that their access to help from friends and family — a key measure of social support — has increased slightly over time.

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14-Jun-2019 10:05 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences


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