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Newswise: New Analysis Predicts Top 25 U.S. Counties at Risk for Measles Outbreaks
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    9-May-2019 6:30 PM EDT

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New Analysis Predicts Top 25 U.S. Counties at Risk for Measles Outbreaks

Johns Hopkins University

A new analysis co-led by The Johns Hopkins University identified 25 United States counties that are most likely to experience measles outbreaks in 2019. The analysis combined international air travel volume, non-medical exemptions from childhood vaccinations, population data and reported measles outbreak information.

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8-May-2019 1:00 PM EDT
Newswise: Mouse Studies Show Minimally Invasive Route Can Accurately Administer Drugs to Brain
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    1-May-2019 1:00 PM EDT

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Mouse Studies Show Minimally Invasive Route Can Accurately Administer Drugs to Brain

Johns Hopkins Medicine

In experiments in mice, Johns Hopkins researchers say they have developed a technique that facilitates the precise placement of cancer drugs at their intended targets in the brain. This approach pairs a technique that guides a catheter through the brain’s arteries with positron emission technology (PET) scans to precisely place cancer drugs at their intended targets in the brain. If future studies show this image-guided drug delivery method is safe and effective in humans, the researchers say it could improve outcomes for historically difficult-to-treat and often lethal brain cancers, such as glioblastoma.

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29-Apr-2019 9:00 AM EDT
Newswise: Study: Lower-Carbon Diets Aren’t Just Good for the Planet, They’re Also Healthier
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    24-Jan-2019 6:00 AM EST

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Study: Lower-Carbon Diets Aren’t Just Good for the Planet, They’re Also Healthier

Tulane University

Researchers examined the daily diets of more than 16,000 people to compare the climate impact and nutritional value of what America eats in a day. They found that diets that were more climate-friendly were also healthier.

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23-Jan-2019 3:30 PM EST
Newswise: Researchers Ground-Breaking Discovery Finds New Link Between Autoimmune Diseases and a Gut Bacterium

Article ID: 702931

Researchers Ground-Breaking Discovery Finds New Link Between Autoimmune Diseases and a Gut Bacterium

Queen's University Belfast

Could microbes in our guts be sending out the wrong message? Queen’s University researchers have, for the first time, found a specific microbe in the gut that pumps out protein molecules that mimic a human protein, causing the human defence system to turn on its own cells by mistake.

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29-Oct-2018 10:05 AM EDT
Newswise: ‘Mindful People’ Feel Less Pain; MRI Imaging Pinpoints Supporting Brain Activity

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‘Mindful People’ Feel Less Pain; MRI Imaging Pinpoints Supporting Brain Activity

Wake Forest Baptist Health

Ever wonder why some people seem to feel less pain than others? A study conducted at Wake Forest School of Medicine may have found one of the answers – mindfulness.

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6-Sep-2018 3:50 PM EDT
Newswise: In Teen Friendships, Misery Does Love Company

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In Teen Friendships, Misery Does Love Company

Florida Atlantic University

A study examined anxiety, depression, social withdrawal, and submissiveness to predict the end of teen friendships. Do friendships end because of one child’s mental health problems or do they end because of differences between friends on the degree to which each friend suffers from these problems? A key finding shows that children’s personal struggles need not adversely impact their social relationships, and mental health issues do not necessarily ruin their chances of making and maintaining worthwhile friendships.

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20-Aug-2018 9:00 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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    19-Jul-2018 5:00 AM EDT

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‘Good Cholesterol’ May Not Always be Good for Postmenopausal Women

Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

Postmenopausal factors may have an impact on the heart-protective qualities of high-density lipoproteins (HDL) – also known as ‘good cholesterol.’ The findings bring into question the current use of total HDL cholesterol to predict heart disease risk.

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17-Jul-2018 10:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 697508

Researchers Show Impact of Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare More Lasting

University of New Hampshire

Mental health and substance abuse issues in adolescents have become major societal problems, forcing parents and health providers to look for innovative treatment options that may better suit some teens. However, some proven therapy programs, like Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare (OBH), can be challenging to access because many are not covered by insurance companies – creating an enormous cost burden for parents. Now, a landmark study by researchers at the University of New Hampshire has found that parents of youth who went through an outdoor behavioral program report that their children showed almost three times the improvement after one year than youth who remained in their communities for more traditional treatment.

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17-Jul-2018 8:05 AM EDT

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    29-Jun-2018 6:30 PM EDT

Article ID: 696756

Air Pollution Contributes Significantly to Diabetes Globally

Washington University in St. Louis

New research links outdoor air pollution — even at levels deemed safe — to an increased risk of diabetes globally, according to a study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the Veterans Affairs (VA) St. Louis Health Care System. The findings raise the possibility that reducing pollution may lead to a drop in diabetes cases in heavily polluted countries such as India and less polluted ones such as the United States.

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28-Jun-2018 9:00 AM EDT

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