Tuesday, March 26, 2019 Headlines & Global News

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First of its kind statistics on pregnant women in US prisons

Mar 22, 2019 09:06 AM EDT

In what is believed to be a first-of-its-kind systematic look at pregnancy frequency and outcomes among imprisoned U.S. women, researchers from Johns Hopkins Medicine say almost 1,400 pregnant women were admitted to 22 U.S. state and all federal prisons in a recent year.

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Prescribing healthy food in Medicare/Medicaid is cost effective, could improve health

Mar 20, 2019 09:30 AM EDT

New study finds that health insurance coverage for healthy food could improve health, reduce healthcare costs, and be highly cost-effective after five years

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First ratings for youth football helmets address sport's largest pool of athletes

Mar 20, 2019 08:58 AM EDT

The majority of people playing football in the U.S. aren't NFL players or collegiate athletes --they're youth players, less than 14 years old. But until now, there hasn't been independent data evaluating the effectiveness of the helmets these athletes wear on the field.

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Meal kits and recipe tastings increase healthy food selections among food pantry clients

Mar 19, 2019 10:08 AM EDT

Food pantry clients are more likely to select whole grains and leafy greens when they are arranged with all ingredients needed to make a meal, reports a new study from the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity at the University of Connecticut.

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Commonly used heart drug associated with increased risk of sudden cardiac arrest

Mar 18, 2019 09:47 AM EDT

A drug commonly used to treat high blood pressure and angina (chest pain) is associated with an increased risk of out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrest, according to results from the European Sudden Cardiac Arrest network (ESCAPE-NET) presented today at EHRA 2019.1

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Shorter treatment for Chagas disease could be just as effective, and significantly safer

Mar 14, 2019 10:01 AM EDT

The results could help remove one of the barriers to treatment scale up and bring new hope for people with Chagas disease

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Drexel Report: Low-income and minority youth with autism face worse outcomes than peers

Mar 13, 2019 08:29 AM EDT

'The 2018 National Autism Indicators Report: High School Students on the Autism Spectrum' highlights the challenges facing minority youth and those from low-income households with autism

Study finds that parents often permit e-cigarette use in homes and cars with children

Study finds that parents often permit e-cigarette use in homes and cars with children

Mar 11, 2019 10:32 AM EDT

MGHfC study suggests parents may perceive e-cigarette vapor as safe for children

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Over half of home health care clinicians say they lack adequate information from hospitals

Feb 26, 2019 08:53 AM EST

A survey of Colorado home health care clinicians (HHCs) revealed that 60 percent said they had not received enough information to guide patient treatment while 52 percent said patients often had unrealistic expectations of the kind of care they would receive.

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Report reveals more than a million Australian heart patients not given a second chance

Feb 20, 2019 09:17 AM EST

To save lives, hearts and minds, the Baker Institute calls for new measures including a secondary prevention campaign, increased focus on cardiac rehabilitation and research into wider use of new therapies

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A lack of antibody diversity may make the elderly more susceptible to the flu

Feb 20, 2019 09:04 AM EST

The influenza vaccine may be less effective in the elderly because their B cells are less capable of producing antibodies that can adapt to protect against new viral strains, researchers report February 19 in the journal Cell Host & Microbe. With age, B cells and the antibodies, they secrete acquire fewer mutations that would provide flexible protection against the ever-changing flu virus.

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New machine learning method could spare some women from unnecessary breast surgery

Feb 13, 2019 09:23 AM EST

Dartmouth researchers have found a machine learning method that can predict the likelihood that a high-risk type of breast lesion is cancerous, potentially saving some women from unnecessary surgeries and overtreatment

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T cell marker a potential functional HIV cure

Feb 08, 2019 10:31 AM EST

Mason researcher helps identify a T cell marker that could help lead to improved treatment for HIV, cancer patients.

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How men continually produce sperm -- and how that discovery could help treat infertility

Feb 06, 2019 08:48 AM EST

Using a leading-edge technique, researchers define the cell types in both newborn and adult human testes, opening a path for new strategies to treat male infertility with stem cells

Empty Room

Study finds correlation between eviction rates in the US and high number of STIs

Jan 23, 2019 01:12 PM EST

A study published in the journal Sexually Transmitted Diseases outlines a correlation researchers found between America's eviction crisis and the high rate of sexually transmitted infections.

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