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WVU Experts Call FDA’s Decision to Extend Tobacco Regulations to E-Cigarettes, Other Products a Victory for Public Health

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How a Female Sex Hormone May Protect Against STIs: Study

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A team of researchers led by McMaster University’s Charu Kaushic has revealed for the first time how estradiol, a female sex hormone present during the menstrual cycle and found in oral contraceptives, may work to protect women against sexually transmitted viral infections.

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Now That The FDA Can Regulate E-Cigarettes, Agency Should Wield Its Authority Over All Tobacco Products, Expert Says

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Georgetown Professor: FDA Deeming Rule has “Good and Bad Aspects”

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Advances in Medical Care Have Led to Type 1 Diabetes Boom

Researchers from the University of Adelaide say the global increase in cases of type 1 diabetes is directly linked to advances in medical care, with the underlying genetics of the disease more likely to be passed from one generation to the next.

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Children in Developing World Infected with Parasite – Even Without Appearing Ill – May Be More Prone to Stunted Growth

Children infected even just once with a certain type of waterborne parasite are nearly three times as likely to suffer from moderate or severe stunted growth by the age of two than those who are not – regardless of whether their infection made them feel sick, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health-led research suggests.

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UCI’s New Biocontainment Lab to Be Designated a National Training Center

University of California, Irvine’s high-containment biosafety level 3 training laboratory has been selected as the third facility in the U.S. designated by the National Institutes of Health’s National Biosafety & Biocontainment Training Program to provide continuing education to professionals.

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Yeast Infection Linked to Mental Illness

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In a study prompted in part by suggestions from people with mental illness, Johns Hopkins researchers found that a history of Candida yeast infections was more common in a group of men with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder than in those without these disorders, and that women with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder who tested positive for Candida performed worse on a standard memory test than women with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder who had no evidence of past infection.

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Unnecessary antibiotics: UGA’s Mark Ebell available for comment on JAMA article

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New Talus Replacement Surgery Utilizing 3D Printing Technology Offers Patients “Life-Changing” Option

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Internationally renowned orthopedic surgeon Dr. Mark Myerson, Director, The Institute for Foot and Ankle Reconstruction at Mercy, explains how a talus replacement, tailored to the patient’s specific dimensions using 3D printing technology, can result in a “life-changing experience” for the patient.

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Experts Needed: New Report Says Half of Teens Say They Are Addicted to Smartphones

According to a new report by Common Sense Media, 50 percent of teens admitted that they feel they are addicted to using their smartphones. The actual number is most likely even higher. Experts Needed for media inquiries.

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When It Comes to Spring Allergies, Oak Pollen More Potent Than Pine; Food Allergies of Low-Income Kids Are Poorly Managed; Flowers Not to Blame for Allergies, and More in the Allergies Channel

When It Comes to Spring Allergies, Oak Pollen More Potent Than Pine; Food Allergies of Low-Income Kids Are Poorly Managed; Flowers Not to Blame for Allergies, and More in the Allergies Channel

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HIV Infections Drop, but U.S. Falls Short of National Goals

The number of new HIV infections and the transmission rate in the United States dropped by 11 and 17 percent, respectively, between 2010 and 2015, but fell short of the goals put forth by President Obama’s U.S. National HIV/AIDS Strategy.

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Infants Much Less Likely to Get the Flu if Moms Are Vaccinated While Pregnant

A study found that 97 percent of confirmed flu cases among babies 6 months and younger occurred in those whose moms were not vaccinated while they were pregnant.

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National Study Shows New Ways to Stop Weight Gain Cut Young Adults' Obesity Risk by Half

Miriam Hospital researcher leads effort to identify alternative ways to stop weight gain.

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Diagnosing Mononucleosis: UGA’s Mark Ebell Works to Expedite Proper Treatment

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The University of Georgia’s Mark Ebell wasn’t impressed with research on infectious mononucleosis when he wrote his first published review on it back in the 1990s. He still isn’t—a subject he discusses in the April issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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Penn Study Underscores Need for Health Interventions for Single Parent Households in Urban Subsidized Housing Programs

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A study led by the University of Pennsylvania, School of Nursing (Penn Nursing) found that single parents who participate in a housing support program in an urban setting with high levels of community violence had significant symptoms of stress and depression.

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Georgia State University Researchers, Partners to Share Results of Atlanta Homeless Youth Count Project, May 3

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Georgia State University and partner institutions have completed a comprehensive count and assessment of the number of homeless youth in Atlanta and its immediate environs.