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Article ID: 706718

Widely available food in US workplaces: Perk or hazard?

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Philadelphia, January 22, 2019 – Nearly a quarter of employed adults obtain foods and beverages at work at least once a week, according to a new study from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Foods obtained at work are often high in calories, refined grains, added sugars, and sodium.

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Article ID: 706815

University of California Scientist Wins Barancik Prize for Innovation in MS Research

Americas Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Scleroses (ACTRIMS)

Professor Katerina Akassoglou to receive 2018 Prize for work understanding the origins of nerve damage in MS and identifying potential therapies to stop it.

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21-Jan-2019 3:05 PM EST

Article ID: 706816

Loyola Medicine to Offer Fellowship In Liver and Kidney Transplant Surgery

Loyola University Health System

The American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS) has accredited Loyola Medicine to offer a prestigious two-year fellowship in liver and kidney transplant surgery.

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Article ID: 706774

Youthful Cognitive Ability Strongly Predicts Mental Capacity Later in Life

University of California San Diego Health

Early adult general cognitive ability is a stronger predictor of cognitive function and reserve later in life than other factors, such as higher education, occupational complexity or engaging in late-life intellectual activities.

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18-Jan-2019 3:05 PM EST

Article ID: 706809

Our genes affect where fat is stored in our bodies

Uppsala University

A recent study from Uppsala University has found that whether you store your fat around the trunk or in other parts of your body is highly influenced by genetic factors and that this effect is present predominantly in women and to a much lower extent in men. In the study, which is published in Nature Communications, the researchers measured how fat was distributed in nearly 360,000 voluntary participants.

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21-Jan-2019 1:30 PM EST

Article ID: 706807

Cancer survivors face significant hardships related to medical bills

Wiley

New research indicates that cancer survivors carry greater financial burdens related to medical debt payments and bills compared with individuals without a cancer history, with the greatest hardships in younger survivors. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the study also found that among privately insured survivors, those who enrolled in high deductible health plans and did not have health savings accounts were particularly vulnerable to medical financial hardship.

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21-Jan-2019 1:10 PM EST

Article ID: 706810

Less hurricane aid, slower response to Puerto Rico than to Texas, Florida

University of Michigan

The federal response to hurricanes Harvey and Irma was faster and more generous than the help sent to Puerto Rico in preparation and in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, according to University of Michigan researchers

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Molecular profiling could catch lung cancer early and lead to new treatments

University College London

The world's first genetic sequencing of precancerous lung lesions could pave the way for very early detection and new treatments, reports a new study led by UCL researchers.

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21-Jan-2019 12:55 PM EST

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