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Longer distance to clinics prompted by restrictive Texas law linked to drop in abortions

Longer distance to clinics prompted by restrictive Texas law linked to drop in abortions

New research from the Texas Policy Evaluation Project (TxPEP) exploring the impact of House Bill 2 (HB 2) - the restrictive Texas abortion law that was struck down by the Supreme Court - found that increases in travel distance to the nearest abortion clinic caused by clinic closures were closely associated with decreases in the official number of abortions. [More]
EMQ to showcase healthcare and life sciences project at Arab Health

EMQ to showcase healthcare and life sciences project at Arab Health

Edgbaston Medical Quarter (EMQ) will be at Arab Health 2017 for the first time to showcase the healthcare and life sciences revolution taking place in the West Midlands, in the heart of the UK. [More]
UCSF collaborates with Intel to deploy and validate deep learning analytics to improve healthcare

UCSF collaborates with Intel to deploy and validate deep learning analytics to improve healthcare

UC San Francisco's Center for Digital Health Innovation today announced a collaboration with Intel Corporation to deploy and validate a deep learning analytics platform designed to improve care by helping clinicians make better treatment decisions, predict patient outcomes, and respond more nimbly in acute situations. [More]
Parents concerned about neighborhoods more likely to restrict children's outdoor play, study shows

Parents concerned about neighborhoods more likely to restrict children's outdoor play, study shows

A study conducted by LSU Health New Orleans School of Public Health is the first to demonstrate that parents who are concerned about their neighborhoods restrict their children's outdoor play. [More]
Researchers discover new natural tooth repair method using Alzheimer's drug

Researchers discover new natural tooth repair method using Alzheimer's drug

A new method of stimulating the renewal of living stem cells in tooth pulp using an Alzheimer's drug has been discovered by a team of researchers at King's College London. [More]
Perception can drive evolution of observable traits, study shows

Perception can drive evolution of observable traits, study shows

In an invited perspective published January 6, 2017, in Science, Hamilton Farris, PhD, Associate Professor-Research at LSU Health New Orleans Neuroscience Center of Excellence, finds that the key insight of an important study by Nachev, et al. is that perception can drive the evolution of observable traits. [More]
Researchers create bone-implant interaction mouse model to assess tissue response to biomaterials

Researchers create bone-implant interaction mouse model to assess tissue response to biomaterials

To understand the molecular mechanisms involved in the interaction of bone with orthopedic implants comprised of novel biomaterials, researchers have made a mouse model in which they can assess early tissue responses to surfaces such as bioactive glass. [More]

FDI Dental World Federation's new definition of oral health announced

An editorial in the December issue of The Journal of the American Dental Association discusses the FDI Dental World Federation's new definition of oral health. [More]

Many researchers report lack of evidence for caries-preventive effect of water fluoridation

"Fluoridated water [does] not seem, based on the existing literature, to hold sufficient evidence for the reduction of dental caries," report Italian researchers in the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dentistry, reports the New York State Coalition Opposed to Fluoridation, Inc. [More]
Many scuba divers experience dental symptoms in water, UB research finds

Many scuba divers experience dental symptoms in water, UB research finds

Scuba divers may want to stop by their dentist's office before taking their next plunge. A new pilot study found that 41 percent of divers experienced dental symptoms in the water, according to new research from the University at Buffalo. [More]
Technology could help improve health care quality

Technology could help improve health care quality

Technology has promised to transform health care for years now. Multiple apps, devices, and other e-health approaches are being created to help the patient increase their awareness, education and accountability in their own health. [More]
Texas A&M specialist explains what people need to know about mumps

Texas A&M specialist explains what people need to know about mumps

Mumps may seem like a contagion relegated to history books, but like many other diseases of the past now preventable with a vaccine, mumps has been making a resurgence. [More]
Texas A&M professor shares tips to protect infants from RSV

Texas A&M professor shares tips to protect infants from RSV

Coughing, sneezing and a runny nose: You might think it is yet another cold, but if your baby is under 2 years old, it could very well be respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). [More]
Strong emotional reactions can trigger adrenaline release that causes goose bumps

Strong emotional reactions can trigger adrenaline release that causes goose bumps

When you find yourself in an eerie place or the beat drops just right during a favorite song, the chills start multiplying. You know the feeling. It is a shiver that seems to come from within and makes your hairs stand on end. [More]
Common heartburn medications could decrease effects of chemotherapy in cancer patients

Common heartburn medications could decrease effects of chemotherapy in cancer patients

Something as seemingly harmless as a heartburn pill could lead cancer patients to take a turn for the worse. [More]
Retinoblastoma protein plays larger role in tumor suppression, study finds

Retinoblastoma protein plays larger role in tumor suppression, study finds

The Retinoblastoma protein (pRB) has long been studied for its role in cell growth and the prevention of cancer. [More]
Adding fruits, vegetables to diet may help treat metabolic acidosis in kidney disease patients

Adding fruits, vegetables to diet may help treat metabolic acidosis in kidney disease patients

Sometimes treating a chronic disease can be as simple as adding fruits and vegetables to the diet, at least that's what researchers at the Texas A&M College of Medicine have found. [More]
Research consortium receives funding to assess new ways to help severely malnourished children

Research consortium receives funding to assess new ways to help severely malnourished children

Almost half of child deaths around the world involve malnutrition, with the highest mortality for severe acute malnutrition (SAM). [More]
Phenotypic Personalized Medicine could surmount treatment challenges for acute lymphoblastic leukemia

Phenotypic Personalized Medicine could surmount treatment challenges for acute lymphoblastic leukemia

A team of UCLA bioengineers has demonstrated that its technology may go a long way toward overcoming the challenges of treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia, among the most common types of cancer in children, and has the potential to help doctors personalize drug doses. [More]
Psychiatrist explains how the brain blocks memory to help get through traumatic event

Psychiatrist explains how the brain blocks memory to help get through traumatic event

Everyone has done something they probably want to forget—falling face first on the stage at your high school graduation or asking a woman how far along she is only to find out she isn't even pregnant. [More]
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