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Does Physical Activity Lower the Risk of Bacterial Infections?

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Op-Ed: Communities as Assets for Health Promotion

In a presentation to OneCity, Executive Director of Health People, Chris Norwood proposes a new vision of health---a vision that absolutely includes poor communities as recognized and valued partners in building their own health.

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Public Health, Healthy Cities, Trauma, Urbanization, Physical Fitness, Lancet cities, Urban Development, City Planning

Science Can Shape Healthy City Planning

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A three-part series published in The Lancet and released in conjunction with the United Nations quantifies health gains achieved if cities were designed so that shops, facilities, work and public transportation were within walking distance of most residents.In part three of the series, researchers tackle how to implement timely research into city design, planning and policy to improve the health of a city’s residents.

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Kidney Damage, Radiocontrast, Imaging

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A reporter's PressPass is required to access this story until the embargo expires on 29-Sep-2016 5:00 PM EDT

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Dialysis, Elderly

Study Reveals More Liberal Use of Dialysis in the US Compared with Other Developed Nations

• In a study of VA patients with kidney failure, the overwhelming majority (85.5%) of patients had either received, or were preparing to receive, renal replacement therapy. • Even among members of the oldest age group (≥85 years) with the highest burden of comorbidity, most (51.2%) received or were preparing to receive renal replacement therapy.

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Mount Sinai Health System, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, CTE, chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), Chronic traumatic encephalopathy, Tau Protein, Tau Proteins, Tau Tangles, tau, National Football League, Neuroimaging, Neuroimaging Studies, Positron Emission Tomography, ligand binding, Ligand, Concussion, concussion in sport, Depression, Memory

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Herpes, research award, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Ekaterina Heldwein

Tufts Structural Virologist Awarded New Five-Year HHMI Grant to Map Herpesviruses

Structural virologist Ekaterina Heldwein of Tufts University School of Medicine will map out herpesviruses thanks to a five-year Faculty Scholars grant, a new program sponsored by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Simons Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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UTI, Urinary Tract Infection , E. Coli, UPEC

Researchers Identify Protein Critical in Causing Chronic UTIs

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Researchers have identified a way to prevent chronic urinary tract infections (UTIs). Vaccinating mice against a key protein that bacteria use to latch onto the bladder and cause UTIs reduces severe disease, according to researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

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Critical Care, Transplantation, Clostridium Difficile, Clostridium difficile infection, fecal matter, University of Minnesota, Nursing, Transplant

Ancient Remedy Becomes Novel Approach to Treating Clostridium difficile Infection

An article in AACN Advanced Critical Care reviews the epidemiology of Clostridium difficile (C. diff) infection, clinical presentation of infection, diagnosis and various therapies including fecal microbiota transplant

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Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Medical Research, primary sclerosing cholangitis

Mayo Clinic Researchers Update Understanding of Damaging Liver Disease

An article published today in the New England Journal of Medicine updates the medical community on a potentially devastating liver disease that afflicts approximately 29,000 Americans. Primary sclerosing cholangitis, or PSC, is a condition that damages the ducts that carry digestive bile from the liver to the small intestine. Many individuals affected by this disease eventually require a liver transplant for continued survival.

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National Science Foundation, Wayne State University, Urban Health, urban life, Health Informatics

Wayne State Professor Receives $200,000 NSF Grant to Develop Data-Driven Health Informatics System to Address Urban Health Challenges

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Wayne State University recently received notice of a nearly $200,000 grant from the National Science Foundation that aims to address the many health challenges faced in urban communities due to the increasing complexity of urban life, declining urban services, and growing health and economic disparities. The team science project will focus on childhood obesity disparities, one example of the negative consequences of such challenges.

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Kansas State University, K-State, KSU, Kansas State, Vanlandingham, Dana Vanlandingham, Higgs, stephen higgs, zika, Mosquito, zika virus, Outbreak, Biosecurity Research Institute, BRI, aedes aegypti, Aedes albopictus, yellow fever mosquito, Asian Tiger Mosquito, Culex

Culex Mosquitoes Do Not Transmit Zika Virus, Kansas State University Study Finds

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A Kansas State University study at the Biosecurity Research Institute has found important results in the fight against Zika virus: Culex mosquitoes do not appear to transmit Zika virus.

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"Fear of Falling Can Cause You to Fall." Tips to Help Older Adults Prevent Falls

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High Performance Computing, Supercomputing & high-performance computing, Supercomputing, Tech, Technology, Computing, Computers, Environment, Medicine, Pesonalized Medicine, Health, Rutgers, Rutgers School of Engineering, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Shantenu Jha, HIV, Climate, Seismic, National Science Foundation (NSF) , Cyberinfrastru

Meet Rutgers’ RADICAL Supercomputing Guru

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Shantenu Jha is a RADICAL man. Jha and his RADICAL (Rutgers Advanced Distributed Cyberinfrastructure and Applications Laboratory) team operate at the crossroads of computing and science, and their work has benefited research in the molecular sciences, polar sciences and high-energy physics.

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Virginia Tech Researcher Finds Gene That Reduces Female Mosquitoes

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Zhijian “Jake” Tu and colleagues found that placing a particular Y chromosome gene on the autosomes of Anopheles stephensi mosquitoes — a species responsible for transmitting malaria — killed off 100 percent of all female embryos that inherited this gene.

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zika prevention, zika virus, Wolters Kluwer Health, Resources, Zika Resource portal

Wolters Kluwer Launches Zika Resource Portal Providing a Trusted Information Source for Evolving Clinical Knowledge on Rapidly Spreading Virus

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The Health division of Wolters Kluwer, a leading global provider of information and point of care solutions for the healthcare industry, has launched the Zika Resource Portal, a single point of access to trusted clinical knowledge and current information to help healthcare professionals worldwide stay up-to-date on the rapidly spreading virus. The portal provides complimentary access to leading evidence-based point of care clinical, learning and research solutions from Wolters Kluwer, as well as continuous updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO).

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Fear of Stigma or Sanction Keeps Many Doctors From Revealing Mental Health Issues, Study Finds

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Even as doctors across America encourage their patients to share concerns about depression, anxiety and other concerns, a new study suggests the doctors may be less likely to seek help for those same concerns about themselves.

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Laboratory Developed Procedures, senate hearing, Congressional Briefing, Precision Medicine, CLIA Regulations

Association for Molecular Pathology Appreciates Opportunity to Discuss with Congressional Leaders How Laboratory Developed Procedures Benefit Patient Care

The Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP), the premier global, non-profit organization serving molecular diagnostics professionals, recently participated in two events designed to help educate lawmakers and congressional staff about laboratory developed procedures (LDPs) and the vital role they play in precision medicine and patient care. Both the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (HELP) Hearing and the Co-hosted Congressional Briefing provided bipartisan forums for AMP leaders to discuss how LDPs are currently designed, validated, regulated, and used in a variety of clinical settings.

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Progesterone Promotes Healing in the Lung After a Bout of Flu

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Over 100 million women are on hormonal contraceptives. All of them contain some form of progesterone, either alone or in combination with estrogen. A study published on Sept. 15th in PLOS Pathogens reports that treatment with progesterone protects female mice against the consequences of influenza infection by reducing inflammation and improving pulmonary function, primarily through upregulation of amphiregulin in lung cells.







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