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Newly Discovered Brain Mechanism Linked to Anxiety, OCD

The pandemic and its aftermath have raised anxiety to new levels. But the roots of anxiety-related conditions, including obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorder (OCSD), are still unclear. In a new study, University of Utah Health scientists...
5-Jun-2023 10:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Researchers Find Major Link Between Cardiovascular Health and Disorders Such as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Rotator Cuff Tendinitis

People with higher risks of cardiovascular disease are significantly more likely to develop carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, and rotator cuff tendinitis, according to a new study involving researchers at the University of Utah...
5-Jun-2023 7:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Huntsman Cancer Institute May Research Highlights

Read about new melanoma treatment practices, how models provide information about a rare adrenal cancer, a potential oral medication for brain cancer, and clinical trials for cancer patients with HIV.
31-May-2023 5:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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“Second-Guessing” Is a Hard-Wired Behavior, Study Suggests

Have you ever made a decision that, in hindsight, seemed irrational? A new study with mice, which could have implications for people, suggests that some decisions are, to a certain extent, beyond their control. Rather, the mice are hard-wired to...
24-May-2023 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Renowned Researcher Bradley R. Cairns, PHD, Elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society

Cairns joins renowned scientists as part of the Royal Society, known for its significant role in many scientific discoveries. Cairns is the second current faculty member elected at the U.
18-May-2023 4:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Huntsman Cancer Institute Grows to More than a Million Square Feet of State-of-the-Art Cancer Space with Opening of $178 Million Kathryn F. Kirk Center

The Kathryn F. Kirk Center for Comprehensive Cancer Care and Women’s Cancers is a major expansion of Huntsman Cancer Institute, designed with the most advanced cancer care expertise and technology.
8-May-2023 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Digital Health Initiative Research Could Lead to More Reliable Health Apps

Seven University of Utah Health projects have received seed grants that could promote the development and use of more scientifically based digital health applications in daily health care.
28-Apr-2023 1:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Young Adults with Cancer at Greater Risk for HPV-Related Cancers

A new study from Huntsman Cancer Institute shows HPV-related cancers are more common in young adults who previously had cancer. This data shows the importance of educating patients about the HPV vaccine – a safe and effective way to prevent cancer.
18-Apr-2023 3:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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CDC Data Suggests Attitudes Are Shifting About the HPV Vaccine: Utah Vaccine Rates Among Teens Increased More Than 16%

Many more Utah teens are getting vaccinated for HPV, protecting them against six types of cancer. The state saw a significant increase in HPV vaccinations after a long history of mixed messages and misunderstandings about the vaccine. Huntsman...
4-Nov-2022 5:00 PM EDT

Wildfire Smoke May Increase Risk to COVID-19 Infection

Wildfires are becoming more common and severe due to climate change and warmer and drier conditions in the West. As wildfire season rages in the United States, people are also at increased risk for COVID-19 infection due to wildfire smoke.
4-Sep-2020 2:35 PM EDT

Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome (MIS-C): What You Need to Know

A panel of University of Utah Health and Intermountain Primary Children’s Hospital experts answered questions about what is known about Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome (MIS-C) so far.
25-May-2020 8:55 AM EDT

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COVID-19 Antibody Testing Needn’t be Perfect to Guide Public Health and Policy Decisions

While it’s too soon to use COVID-19 antibody testing to issue “immunity passports”, antibody tests that are available today are good enough to inform decisions about public health and relaxing social distancing interventions, says an...
19-May-2020 12:35 PM EDT

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