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Newswise: Is Sweetness Your Weakness? A Dietitian’s Guide to Giving Up Sugar

Article ID: 715885

Is Sweetness Your Weakness? A Dietitian’s Guide to Giving Up Sugar

University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

How does the body react when you nix sugar from your diet? UNLV nutritionist Samantha Coogan shares a solution for withdrawal symptoms, and what to expect when they’re over.

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16-Jul-2019 12:05 PM EDT
Newswise: Decoding online consumer behavior

Article ID: 715781

Decoding online consumer behavior

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Social media unleashed an ocean of consumer data and, while many are drowning in it, digital marketing whiz Purush Papatla sails.

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15-Jul-2019 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 715776

What’s the Likelihood of a ‘Crawl’ Situation? UF Experts Dispel Alligator Attack Misconceptions

University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

The new horror film "Crawl" centers around alligator attacks. The University of Florida's Croc Docs weigh in on the prevalence of alligator encounters.

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12-Jul-2019 2:05 PM EDT

Pop Culture

Article ID: 715527

Moon landing’s legacy: a better life on Earth

University of Georgia

As the world prepares to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing on July 20, 2019, UGA Today talked with Ben Davis, a professor of mechanical engineering at UGA, about the wide-ranging benefits of this technological triumph. Before coming to UGA, Davis was a propulsion vibrations analyst at NASA.

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10-Jul-2019 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 715525

What is cryptosporidium? The pool parasite outbreak causing panic

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Cryptosporidiosis outbreaks are on the rise, and children are likely to be the ones dispersing the illness. Two U-M experts weigh in on how to prevent spreading this parasite.

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10-Jul-2019 9:00 AM EDT
Newswise: World Expert Takes Multi-Pronged Approach to Improving Preeclampsia Diagnosis and Treatment

Article ID: 715460

World Expert Takes Multi-Pronged Approach to Improving Preeclampsia Diagnosis and Treatment

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Preeclampsia is just as hard to accurately diagnose now as it was 100 years ago, said Baha Sibai, MD, a maternal-fetal medicine specialist with UTHealth. Researchers at McGovern Medical School are looking for ways to change that.

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9-Jul-2019 8:05 AM EDT
Newswise: Beneath the Earth, the ‘Black Box’ of Soil Holds a Key to Crop Growth

Article ID: 715435

Beneath the Earth, the ‘Black Box’ of Soil Holds a Key to Crop Growth

University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

Farmers use fertilizer to put nutrients into their soil to help crops grow. When nutrients get into the soil, microbes can help plants grow by changing nutrients into other forms, such as nitrate or ammonium, that plants either use or are leached out of the soil, Strauss said. Other microbes give the soil more nutrients by providing new sources of nitrogen that can also benefit plants.

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8-Jul-2019 3:50 PM EDT
Newswise: Opening Science for Patients

Article ID: 715430

Opening Science for Patients

The Neuro - Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital

Since being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease (PD) six years ago at the age of 29, Ben Stecher has learned a lot about not just PD, but medical science in general. He has become a patient advocate in a field where the complexity of the science often shuts out anyone who doesn’t have a PhD.

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8-Jul-2019 3:10 PM EDT
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Article ID: 715281

“Ouch, it stung me!” — Sting allergies can bee a real buzzkill

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Spending time outdoors may seem as sweet as honey, but a UAB pediatrician says sting allergies can bee a real buzzkill if you are not careful.

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8-Jul-2019 8:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 715287

PSYCHOLOGISTS AVAILABLE TO TALK ABOUT STIGMA, MENTAL HEALTH DISPARITIES TO MARK NATIONAL MINORITY MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH

American Psychological Association (APA)

July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, which focuses on the mental health challenges experienced by underrepresented groups. Minorities face additional hurdles due to lack of adequate, culturally competent care and cultural stigma. The month was established by the U.S. House of Representatives in 2008 to improve access to mental health treatment and services and promote public awareness of mental illness. For reporters covering minority mental health, the American Psychological Association has experts available who can speak on the health and mental health issues minorities face.

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2-Jul-2019 3:40 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences


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