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Refined Carbs May Trigger Insomnia, Finds Study

Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Women who consumed a diet high in added sugars and refined carbohydrates had a greater risk of developing insomnia, a new study by researchers at Columbia University has found.

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Risk Analysis Powers Air Pollution Solutions

Society for Risk Analysis (SRA)

Air pollution exposure threatens human health both outdoors and when polluted air infiltrates homes, offices, schools and vehicles. Exposure to certain particulate matter can cause respiratory, cardiovascular and nervous system issues, especially in vulnerable populations. Several presentations at the 2019 Society for Risk Analysis (SRA) Annual Meeting will explore new ways to measure and track air pollutants to reduce public health risk.

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CDC selects UIC for public health research network

University of Illinois at Chicago

The University of Illinois at Chicago will continue its work as one of only 25 academic institutions in the CDC’s Prevention Research Center network. The center’s core research project will test a health intervention — the addition of a dedicated health care specialist — in Chicago Public Schools.

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11-Dec-2019 4:25 PM EST
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Training middle-school educators to identify suicide warning signs

Case Western Reserve University

New research examined the impact of virtual training on the mental-health and suicide-prevention skills of more than 33,000 middle-school educators. The researchers found, overwhelmingly, that those who completed the training had “higher levels of preparedness” in identifying suicide warning signs than participants at the pre-test evaluation.

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TTUHSC El Paso Professor Receives Award for Research on Diabetes-Related Digestive Disorder

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso

Munmun Chattopadhyay, Ph.D., M.Sc., an assistant professor at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso’s Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, has been awarded a $100,429 grant from the Edward N. and Margaret G. Marsh Foundation for her research project, “Gastroparesis, a Mysterious Stomach Disorder and its Prevalence in Women.”

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Take Long Naps? Sleep More Than Nine Hours a Night? Your Stroke Risk May Be Higher

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

People who take long naps during the day or sleep nine or more hours at night may have an increased risk of stroke, according to a study published in the December 11, 2019, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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Groups work better when stakes are gradually increased

Binghamton University, State University of New York

A gradual approach to increasing the stakes of group coordination projects can improve overall team performance, according to a new research paper featuring faculty at Binghamton University, State University of New York.

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11-Dec-2019 3:50 PM EST
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VUMC’s Denny Selected to Lead National ‘All of Us’ Program

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has selected Joshua C. Denny, MD, MS, vice president of Personalized Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), to be the Chief Executive Officer of the federal All of Us Research Program.

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