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Nyu Langone, Rebecca Robbins, sleep app, health app, mobile phone app, Fitbit, Lose it, Apple Health

Who Uses Phone Apps to Track Sleep Habits? Mostly the Healthy and Wealthy in U.S.

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The profile of most Americans who use popular mobile phone apps that track sleep habits is that they are relatively affluent, claim to eat well, and say they are in good health, even if some of them tend to smoke.

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Future Weather Forecasting: It’s all in the “MRI” of Clouds

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A team of researchers at the Stony Brook University School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS), led by Professor Pavlos Kollias, is using news types or radar in combination with current meteorology technology to take an “MRI” of clouds.

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Asthma, asthma treatment, Health Care Costs, Asthma Control, asthma burden

Asthma Costs the U.S. Economy More than $80 Billion Per Year

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Asthma costs the U.S. economy more than $80 billion annually in medical expenses, missed work and school days and deaths, according to new research published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society.

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Mount Sinai Health System, Mount Sinai Doctors, Mount Sinai Downtown, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Stuyvesant Town-Peter Cooper Village, Primary Care, Orthopaedic

Mount Sinai Health System Opens New Specialty Practice at Stuyvesant Town-Peter Cooper Village

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Leaders from the community and health system celebrate with ribbon cutting and open house.

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Smoking Cessation, Nicotine, Abrams, NYU, NYU College of Global Public Health, Harm minimization, harm reduction, Tobacco, New York University

Do Less Harm: E-Cigarettes a Safer Option Than Smoking

A new article publishing in the forthcoming volume of the Annual Review of Public Health focuses on harm minimization and smoking cessation, with alternative nicotine products like e-cigarettes emerging as a promising avenue for people who want to quit smoking.

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Chron's, Crohn Disease, Jewish, jewish genetics, Ashkenazi, Ashkenazi Jews, Gene Analysis, Gene, lrrk2 gene, LRRK2 inhibitor, Parkinson Disease, Parkinson Disease Treatment, Gene Therapy, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Mount Sinai Health System, Genomics, Drug Treatment, Disease, Crohn's Disease, Lrrk2

Mount Sinai Researchers Discover Possible Link between Crohn’s & Parkinson’s Disease in Jewish Population

Findings could lead to new treatments and early diagnosis

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Cocaine Abuse

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University of Vienna, Giorgia Silani, Clothes make the woman, Empathy, objectification, secondary sexual characteristics, Psychology, sexualized women, Cortex

Clothes Make the Woman: Less Empathy Towards Women Showing More Skin

Sexualized representations, especially the emphasis of secondary sexual characteristics, can change the way we perceive an individual. An international team of researchers led by Giorgia Silani from the Faculty of Psychology at the University of Vienna has shown that empathic feelings and brain responses are reduced when we observe the emotions of sexualized women. The results of the study were recently published in the renown scientific journal "Cortex".

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Public Health, junk food tax, Soda Tax, Junk Food, Nutrition, NYU College of Global Public Health, New York University, Tufts, friedman school of nutrition science and policy

Junk Food Tax is Legally and Administratively Viable, Finds New Analysis

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An original analysis by researchers at New York University College of Global Public Health and the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University finds that a federal tax on junk food is both legally and administratively feasible.







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