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Invention: The Storywrangler

Scientists have invented a first-of-its-kind instrument to peer deeply into billions of Twitter posts--providing an unprecedented, minute-by-minute view of popularity, from rising political movements, to K-pop, to emerging diseases. The tool--called...
16-Jul-2021 4:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Co-locating Contraceptive Services & Opioid Treatment Programs May Help Prevent Unintended Pregnancy

More than 75% of women with Opioid Use Disorder report having had an unintended pregnancy, but they are less likely to use effective contraception compared to women who do not use drugs. Results from a multi-year trial found that a two-part...
16-Jul-2021 2:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Study Supports Early Anticoagulant Treatment to Reduce Death in Moderately Ill COVID-19 Patients

Findings from an international multicenter trials showed that while a full dose of heparin didn't statistically significantly lower incidence of the primary composite of death, mechanical ventilation or ICU admission compared with low-dose heparin,...
14-Jul-2021 12:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Using Computation to Improve Words: Model Offers Novel Tool for Improving Serious Illness Conversations

Conversations between seriously ill people, their families and palliative care specialists lead to better quality-of-life. Understanding what happens during these conversations – and how they vary by cultural, clinical, and situational contexts...
1-Jul-2021 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Olfactory Virtual Realities Show Promise for Mental Health Practices and Integrative Care

Study shows that scent-enhanced virtual reality technologies, or OVR, can be a safe and effective integrative approach to target anxiety, stress, and pain when combined with standard inpatient psychiatric care.
11-Jun-2021 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Losing Nature Impacts Black, Hispanic, and Low-Income Americans Most

When nature vanishes, people of color and low-income Americans disproportionally lose critical environmental and health benefits--including air quality, crop productivity and disease control--a new study in Nature Communications finds.
8-Jun-2021 5:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Largest-ever Pre-adolescent Brain Activation Study Reveals Cognitive Function Maps

Youth brain activation data from the largest longitudinal neuroimaging study to date provides valuable new information on the cognitive processes and brain systems that underlie adolescent development and might contribute to mental and physical...
8-Jun-2021 12:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Unexpected discovery opens a new way to regulate blood pressure

A new discovery finds that zinc plays a critical and underappreciated role in blood pressure regulation, offering a potential new pathway for therapies to treat hypertension.
7-Jun-2021 4:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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