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Newswise: Editorial: Bionic Devices Offer Benefits, But Pose Health, Ethical Concerns
Released: 6-Jan-2022 9:05 AM EST
Editorial: Bionic Devices Offer Benefits, But Pose Health, Ethical Concerns
American Institute of Physics (AIP)

In APL Bioengineering, editor Rylie A. Green highlights the disconnect between what bionic technologies can actually provide versus public and patient expectations and discusses how the health and ethical risks involved in embracing bionic devices may outweigh their benefits. When any device is implanted within the body, it poses significant risks beyond the surgery itself, and the hype around "the bionic man" should be tempered by these risks.

Newswise: It is not just Sharia law: The Taliban, Pastunwali and Afghan Women
Released: 15-Sep-2021 11:20 AM EDT
It is not just Sharia law: The Taliban, Pastunwali and Afghan Women
University of Florida

While the Taliban has roots in an extreme form of Islam, its beliefs and practices are also grounded in the less widely recognized traditional tribal conventions of the Pashtun and it is this customary tribal law that provides the clearest insight into Taliban behavior and ideology regarding gender roles and the position of women.

Newswise: Repurposing the Iron Rails for Drones: Property and Technology for the 21st Century
Released: 10-Sep-2021 2:45 PM EDT
Repurposing the Iron Rails for Drones: Property and Technology for the 21st Century
University of Florida

Even though the technology exists to deliver packages to my doorstep, the judicial interpretation of property rights erect legal barriers that stymie innovation and reflect a revisionist history of the sanctity of private property. Updating our utility and transportation infrastructure to accommodate new technologies is sensible, environmentally sound and logistically workable.

Newswise: To the unvaccinated I hear you but…
Released: 17-Aug-2021 5:10 PM EDT
To the unvaccinated I hear you but…
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

Vaccine hesitancy comes from the misconception that healthy people rarely get sick with COVID-19. Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine Dean and Executive Vice President Steven L. Berk, M.D, reminds the unvaccinated that once infected with the delta variant, they could possibly infect six people on average, maybe more. The benefits to the community and one's health outweigh any side effects as well.

Released: 9-Aug-2021 8:55 AM EDT
The Myth of the Scholar-Athlete
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

Henry C. Lucas, an expert on disruption in higher education, writes the Supreme Court “has pretty much destroyed the myth of the student-athlete.” And, if most schools actually are losing money from their athletic programs, it may be time for schools to license their names to corporations to create a new model based on "professional college teams."

Newswise: Voluntary Exercise after Spinal Cord Injuries: Equipment and Process that Develops and Sustains Fitness and Health
Released: 19-Jul-2021 9:55 AM EDT
Voluntary Exercise after Spinal Cord Injuries: Equipment and Process that Develops and Sustains Fitness and Health
University of Miami Health System, Miller School of Medicine

Declining health and fitness are commonly known to accompany spinal cord injuries and disorders (SCI/D). During the past few decades, attention has also focused on including five critical health hazards: overweight/obesity, insulin resistance, hypertension, and lipid abnormalities.

Released: 13-Jul-2021 1:35 PM EDT
How Debit Cards Empower the Poor and Increase Financial Inclusion
Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management

This is an OpEd by Sean Higgins, assistant professor of finance at Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Released: 13-Jul-2021 11:05 AM EDT
Academy for Eating Disorders Releases Statement on the Dental Slim Diet Control Device
Academy for Eating Disorders (AED)

Academy for Eating Disorders Releases Statement on the Dental Slim Diet Control Device

Released: 23-Jun-2021 2:25 PM EDT
"Supreme Court Backs Cursing Cheerleader, But It's a Narrow Ruling," Explains @KenPaulson1, Director of @FreeSpeechMTSU.
Middle Tennessee State University

The Court's 8-1 ruling in favor of a disgruntled high school cheerleader had the potential to either expand the free-rights of public school students or limit them. It did neither.

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Released: 25-May-2021 12:05 PM EDT
COVID-19 mRNA vaccines: How could anything developed this quickly be safe?
University of Alabama at Birmingham

For many, the arrival of COVID-19 mRNA vaccines in less than a year is, quite literally, unbelievable. That skepticism feeds hesitancy to take the vaccines. But development of mRNA vaccines against COVID-19 is no overnight success. In fact, they have a remarkable backstory stretching back decades.

Released: 25-Mar-2021 2:00 PM EDT
Vaccine Hesitancy Poses Threat to Efforts to End Pandemic: New Commentary
George Washington University

Although demand for COVID-19 vaccines currently seems high, vaccine hesitancy could pose a major threat to public health efforts to end the pandemic, according to an editorial published today in the journal Science.

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Released: 18-Mar-2021 6:00 PM EDT
The WATCHMAN: High Volume = Better Patient Outcomes
Valley Health System

A recent study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Interventions highlighted an association between procedural volume, in-hospital outcomes, and left atrial appendage occlusion (LAAO). The research team concluded that higher hospital procedural volume – defined as facilities that perform more than 32 procedures per year — is directly correlated with better patient outcomes.

Released: 16-Mar-2021 8:20 AM EDT
@FreeSpeechCenter director @KenPaulson1 explains why @SunshineWeek is more important than ever
Middle Tennessee State University

The need to fight for government transparency is reaffirmed each year during SunshineWeek, a national awareness event overseen by the News Leaders Association

Released: 12-Mar-2021 1:25 PM EST
Why People Who Are Blind Need COVID-19 Vaccinations Now
Lighthouse Guild

States across the country should include blindness on the list of underlying conditions that makes a person eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine now.

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Released: 27-Feb-2021 7:00 AM EST
Rare Diseases: Not So Rare
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

February 28th is Rare Disease Day. This day holds special significance for thousands of patients and families as rare diseases are almost certainly the most common disease class affecting children in Canada.

Released: 24-Feb-2021 2:05 PM EST
A Crisis in the Care of Anorexia addressed by AED in JAMA-Psychiatry
Academy for Eating Disorders (AED)

“We are facing a crisis in the treatment of anorexia nervosa (AN), a debilitating, expensive, and frequently fatal illness,” say the authors of a Viewpoint published in the Journal of the American Medical Association – Psychiatry. A Task Force of the Academy for Eating Disorders, led by Walter H. Kaye, MD, Professor at the University of California San Diego, and Cynthia M. Bulik, PhD, Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and composed of senior clinicians and researchers from university and nonprofit eating disorder treatment centers throughout the United States, is issuing a call for immediate action to address “The Treatment of Patients With Anorexia Nervosa in the US – A Crisis in Care.”

Newswise: So, what’s all the hubbub with the electric power grid?
Released: 17-Feb-2021 12:50 PM EST
So, what’s all the hubbub with the electric power grid?
South Dakota State University

Based on 20 years of power grid research, professor Sid Suryanarayanan describes balancing supply and demand on the power grid and Texas's unique situation.

Released: 12-Feb-2021 11:40 AM EST
@FreeSpeechMTSU director @KenPaulson1 reflects on @ImLarryFlynt's outrageous, abrasive and effective defense of free speech
Middle Tennessee State University

Larry Flynt, the founder and publisher of Hustler magazine who died Wednesday, was particularly prominent in his assertion of First Amendment rights. From the very beginning of his career as a pornographer, Flynt enlisted legal support to stay in business. Over time, he became highly knowledgeable about the First Amendment and took a groundbreaking case all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Released: 5-Feb-2021 11:05 AM EST
First Amendment not at heart of impeachment trial
Middle Tennessee State University

@FreeSpeechMTSU director @kenpaulson1 says 1st Amendment can make for lofty arguments, but it’s not at the heart of Trump impeachment.

Released: 12-Jan-2021 8:35 AM EST
Trump and the Remaining Days. @MTSU Constitutional Expert John Vile Lays Out the Options.
Middle Tennessee State University

After two months during which President Trump has unsuccessfully contested the last presidential election, the January 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol building by his supporters has raised new questions about what to expect in the remaining few days.

Newswise: Science matters in policy decision-making
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Released: 8-Jan-2021 11:35 AM EST
Science matters in policy decision-making
South Dakota State University

Science plays an essential role in policy formulation within a strong democracy--and should guide decision-making.


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