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New study reports link between truck driver’s poor health and crash risk

New study reports link between truck driver’s poor health and crash risk

As commuters shimmy past large, lumbering trucks on the road, they may glance over and wonder, "How safe is that driver next to me?" If the truck driver is in poor health, the answer could be: Not very. [More]
Workplace-based sleep health program can reduce injuries and disability in firefighters

Workplace-based sleep health program can reduce injuries and disability in firefighters

Many firefighters suffer acute and chronic sleep deficiency and misalignment of their circadian rhythm (body clock) due to extended shifts and long work weeks. [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]
New research shows how children integrate different sensory information to direct social behavior

New research shows how children integrate different sensory information to direct social behavior

New research from the Monell Center reveals that children begin using olfactory information to help guide their responses to emotionally-expressive faces at about five years of age. [More]
Good-tasting food does not lead to weight gain, new research suggests

Good-tasting food does not lead to weight gain, new research suggests

Does eating good-tasting food make you gain weight? Despite the common perception that good-tasting food is unhealthy and causes obesity, new research from the Monell Center using a mouse model suggests that desirable taste in and of itself does not lead to weight gain. [More]
LSU expert highlights importance of protection against Zika during winter

LSU expert highlights importance of protection against Zika during winter

Just because temperatures are cooling down as winter approaches, it's no time to let your guard down when it comes to mosquitoes that can carry the Zika virus. [More]
Monell Center receives Gates Foundation grant to support innovative global health research project

Monell Center receives Gates Foundation grant to support innovative global health research project

The Monell Center announced today that it has received a $345,000 grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The grant supports an innovative global health research project titled, "Developing Novel Pediatric Formulation Technologies for Global Health: Human Taste Assays." [More]
UA awarded $1.5 million funding for long-term study of cancer in firefighters

UA awarded $1.5 million funding for long-term study of cancer in firefighters

Researchers at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health will lead a collaborative project to develop the framework for a larger long-term study of cancer in firefighters. [More]
International scientists unravel mystery of newly discovered type of controlled cell death

International scientists unravel mystery of newly discovered type of controlled cell death

A multidisciplinary international team of scientists solved the mystery of a recently discovered type of controlled cell death, mapping the path to potential therapies for conditions ranging from radiation injury to cancer. [More]
Soiled clinical linens may be source of surface C. difficile contamination, study finds

Soiled clinical linens may be source of surface C. difficile contamination, study finds

A new paper published in FEMS Microbiology Letters, resulting from an investigation of a laundry facility that services several Seattle-area hospitals, suggests that soiled clinical linens may be a source of surface Clostridium difficile contamination. [More]
New study examines genetic factors underlying poor tolerance to shift work

New study examines genetic factors underlying poor tolerance to shift work

Some people adapt easily to shift work, but not everyone can handle constant disruptions to their daily rhythm. Finnish researchers have now found that a melatonin receptor gene influences tolerance to shift work. [More]
Simple picures could help seniors understand medication instructions

Simple picures could help seniors understand medication instructions

Simple images designed to convey information about prescription drugs could help save lives and reduce the economic burden of non-adherence to treatment. [More]
Warmer weather linked to increase in traumatic injuries for agricultural workers

Warmer weather linked to increase in traumatic injuries for agricultural workers

Warmer weather is related to an increase in traumatic injuries for outdoor agricultural workers in central and eastern Washington. [More]
Household dust exposes people to potentially harmful chemicals, study finds

Household dust exposes people to potentially harmful chemicals, study finds

Household dust exposes people to a wide range of toxic chemicals from everyday products, according to a study led by researchers at Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University. [More]
Parents do not perceive need to vaccinate children against influenza, study finds

Parents do not perceive need to vaccinate children against influenza, study finds

Despite the fact that influenza leads to more hospitalizations and deaths among children than any other vaccine-preventable disease, parents frequently decline vaccinating their children against influenza because they don't perceive the need, according to a new case-control study published in the October issue of the American Journal of Infection Control, the official publication of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology. [More]
Study suggests babies born to women with hearing loss more likely to be premature and have low birth weight

Study suggests babies born to women with hearing loss more likely to be premature and have low birth weight

Hearing loss is a marginalizing and disabling condition, resulting in various adverse social and health outcomes. Babies born to women with hearing loss were significantly more likely to be premature and have low birth weight, according to a new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. [More]
Penn Center for Global Health honors Ernest Madu with inaugural Global Health Champion award

Penn Center for Global Health honors Ernest Madu with inaugural Global Health Champion award

The Center for Global Health in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania is pleased to honor Ernest Madu, MD, chairman and CEO of the Heart Institute of the Caribbean with its first annual Global Health Champion Award. [More]
New model shows how globalization may create workplace stress leading to cardiovascular disease

New model shows how globalization may create workplace stress leading to cardiovascular disease

University of California, Irvine and SUNY Downstate Medical Center researchers have created a model illustrating how economic globalization may create stressful employment factors in high-income countries contributing to the worldwide epidemic of cardiovascular disease. [More]
Study shows increasing healthcare costs for infections linked to premise plumbing pathogens

Study shows increasing healthcare costs for infections linked to premise plumbing pathogens

A new analysis of 100 million Medicare records from U.S. adults aged 65 and older reveals rising healthcare costs for infections associated with opportunistic premise plumbing pathogens--disease-causing bacteria, such as Legionella--which can live inside drinking water distribution systems, including household and hospital water pipes. [More]
Urban planners yet to fully assess vulnerability to climate change, research reveals

Urban planners yet to fully assess vulnerability to climate change, research reveals

Flooding due to rising ocean levels. Debilitating heat waves that last longer and occur more frequently. [More]
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