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New coronavirus could lead to pandemic

University of Georgia

With news that the coronavirus called 2019-nCoV is capable of spreading from human to human, many are concerned about the possibility of a new pandemic, and that is not outside the realm of possibility, according to Jeff Hogan, a professor and infectious disease expert at the University of Georgia, who studied the SARS coronavirus extensively.

Channels: All Journal News, Infectious Diseases, Public Health, Respiratory Diseases and Disorders, China News, Southeast Asia News,

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24-Jan-2020 1:10 PM EST

Sleet? Freezing rain? Polar vortex? Veteran meteorology expert can explain winter weather forecast terms

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Paul Roebber is one of the leading forecasting experts in the United States and the world. He’s a leader in bringing new approaches to meteorology, and his research has changed how experts around the world forecast weather.

Channels: Climate Science, Environmental Science, Meteorology, Nature,

Released:
24-Jan-2020 8:20 AM EST
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23-Jan-2020 11:45 AM EST
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Newswise: Public distrust in media, helping the public understand how news works
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22-Jan-2020 12:05 PM EST
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Education

Healthy Travel Media Announces Fourth Edition of Patients Beyond Borders

Patients Beyond Borders

This year, some two million Americans will travel for medical care otherwise unaffordable in the US—now a USD$6.7 business growing at a 20+% clip. Patients Beyond Borders, now in its Fourth Edition, assists patients in vetting facilities and doctors, planning and budgeting their journey, and more.

Channels: Healthcare, Medical Tourism, Travel and Transportation, All Journal News,

Released:
21-Jan-2020 1:30 PM EST
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Why Rilke Resonates in Popular Culture—and Even Politics

New York University

NYU's Ulrich Baer explains why poet Rainer Maria Rilke resonates on the big screen—in the Oscar-nominated Jojo Rabbit, for instance—and in the culture at large as well as why poetry finds a surprising home in movie theaters.

Channels: Arts and Entertainment, Education, Media and Journalism,

Released:
21-Jan-2020 8:00 AM EST
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Arts and Humanities

Newswise: Ethics, Jewish Law and the Baseball Cheating Scandal

Ethics, Jewish Law and the Baseball Cheating Scandal

Cedars-Sinai

Has the newly revealed baseball cheating scandal – especially the signal-stealing scheme by the Houston Astros – got you down? Cedars-Sinai ethics and Jewish law experts agree that cheating in the national pastime can be jolting, and offer tips on keeping things in perspective while acknowledging that the revelations have been painful.

Channels: Ethics and Research Methods, Religion, Sports,

Released:
20-Jan-2020 9:00 AM EST
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Arts and Humanities

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Expert Alert: Robotic repair offers benefits for many patients with leaky mitral valve

Mayo Clinic

During each human heartbeat, four valves in the heart open and close once, moving blood through the heart's chambers. But in some people, the flaps of the mitral valve between the heart's left atrium and left ventricle do not work like they should. The opening may become narrow, or more commonly, the flaps may prolapse and not line up properly.

Channels: Cardiovascular Health, Healthcare, Heart Disease, Surgery, Technology,

Released:
16-Jan-2020 10:10 AM EST
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A Rutgers Expert’s Guide to Understanding 2020’s Campaign Polls

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Four years after the presidential election surprised nearly everyone who followed public opinion polls, it is critical for 2020 voters to have a better understanding of how polling works and what they should look for as the election cycle heats up and the barrage of polls increase.

Channels: Civil Liberties, Government/Law, U.S. Elections News, U.S. Politics,

Released:
16-Jan-2020 7:00 AM EST
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Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Five ways to prevent back injury while shoveling snow

University of Chicago Medical Center

Orthopaedic surgeon and spine expert Srinivasu Kusuma, MD, from the University of Chicago Medicine Medical Group offers five easy tips to stay safe when shoveling snow.

Channels: Bone Health, Healthcare, Pain, Public Health,

Released:
15-Jan-2020 3:50 PM EST
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