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MSU criminologist completes research on implementation, outcomes of public safety consolidation

In the first comprehensive work of its kind, a Michigan State University criminologist has completed a study on the implementation and outcomes of public safety consolidation - the merging of a city's police and fire departments. [More]
Brief smartphone exercises can help uplift mood

Brief smartphone exercises can help uplift mood

Brief, directed smartphone exercises can help quickly improve our mood. This is the latest finding from psychologists at the University of Basel and their international colleagues, reported in the journal Frontiers in Psychology. [More]
University of Utah investigators receive $25 million grant to improve clinical research

University of Utah investigators receive $25 million grant to improve clinical research

Investigators at the University of Utah School of Medicine's Data Coordinating Center have been awarded a seven-year, $25 million grant from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences of the National Institutes of Health, to form one of three Trial Innovation Centers to improve clinical research. [More]
Researchers using internet to find study participants may hamper recruitment of minority, poor people

Researchers using internet to find study participants may hamper recruitment of minority, poor people

Recruiting minorities and poor people to participate in medical research always has been challenging, and that may not change as researchers turn to the internet to find study participants and engage with them online, new research suggests. [More]
Study clarifies role of KLF12 in CRC tumor growth

Study clarifies role of KLF12 in CRC tumor growth

Results of preclinical studies by MUSC investigators reported in the July 2016 issue of PLOS One, demonstrate for the first time that the transcription factor KLF12 promotes CRC cell growth, in part, by activating EGR1. Furthermore, data demonstrate that KLF12 and EGR1 levels synergistically correlate with poor CRC prognoses. [More]
Diet rich in saturated fat reduces person's cognitive function making it difficult to control eating habits

Diet rich in saturated fat reduces person's cognitive function making it difficult to control eating habits

A diet high in saturated fat can make your brain struggle to control what you eat, says a new study in Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience. [More]
Northwell Health receives grant to assess pulmonary rehabilitation via telehealth for Hispanic COPD patients

Northwell Health receives grant to assess pulmonary rehabilitation via telehealth for Hispanic COPD patients

Northwell Health's Feinstein Institute for Medical Research has been awarded a $1.5 million grant from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute to study whether home-based pulmonary rehabilitation improves quality of life and decreases hospitalization in Hispanic patients with moderate to severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). [More]
Crime victims who report to police less likely to experience repeat victimization

Crime victims who report to police less likely to experience repeat victimization

As law enforcement agencies, community organizations, and public health officials work to develop effective crime-prevention strategies, new research from the University of Iowa finds that individuals who report being victims of crime to police are less likely to become future victims of crime than those who do not report their initial experiences. [More]
Experts recommend several measures to reduce firearm suicide rates in the U.S.

Experts recommend several measures to reduce firearm suicide rates in the U.S.

Researchers from Columbia University Medical Center nd New York State Psychiatric Institute have found that legislation reducing access to firearms has lowered firearm suicide rates in other countries. [More]
World's largest public-private partnership focuses on tackling antibiotic resistance

World's largest public-private partnership focuses on tackling antibiotic resistance

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Wellcome Trust of London, the AMR Centre of Alderley Park, Cheshire in the United Kingdom and Boston University School of Law today announced the establishment of one of the world's largest public-private partnerships focused on tackling antibiotic resistance, an emerging modern threat to public health worldwide. [More]
WHO works with Ministry of Health to ramp up disease surveillance, treatment efforts to prevent cholera outbreak

WHO works with Ministry of Health to ramp up disease surveillance, treatment efforts to prevent cholera outbreak

In a move to prevent a cholera outbreak from spreading, the Ministry of Health of South Sudan with support from the World Health Organization and health partners are ramping up disease surveillance and treatment efforts. [More]
GSK, VentureWise partner to deliver independent educational program on COPD to GPs

GSK, VentureWise partner to deliver independent educational program on COPD to GPs

A new agreement between GlaxoSmithKline and VentureWise—part of the MedicineWise Group—will see an independent educational program delivered to GPs on the topic of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. [More]
Study supports removing transgender identity from WHO International Classification of Diseases

Study supports removing transgender identity from WHO International Classification of Diseases

New evidence suggests that it would be appropriate to remove the diagnosis of transgender from its current classification as a mental disorder, according to a study conducted in Mexico City. [More]
One in four dermatology nurses likely to be the only regular home visitor for patients, survey reveals

One in four dermatology nurses likely to be the only regular home visitor for patients, survey reveals

Almost one in four nurses reported that they were likely to be the only regular visitor for around half of the patients they see at home in a recent survey by the British Skin Foundation. [More]
Headache and migraine sufferers asked to self manage treatment as part of new Griffith research

Headache and migraine sufferers asked to self manage treatment as part of new Griffith research

Headache and migraine sufferers are being asked to self manage their own treatment as part of new research at Griffith University. [More]
Majority of American adults use prescription drugs inappropriately and dangerously

Majority of American adults use prescription drugs inappropriately and dangerously

The majority of American adults taking opioids and other commonly prescribed medications use them in ways that put their health at risk, including potentially dangerous combinations with other drugs, according to a new study from Quest Diagnostics, the world’s leading provider of diagnostic information services. [More]
Deafblind people face health inequalities and barriers in accessing healthcare in England

Deafblind people face health inequalities and barriers in accessing healthcare in England

A report published today by the national deafblind charity, Sense, highlights the health inequalities and barriers faced by deafblind people accessing healthcare in England. [More]
Medical professionals express fears in implementing new EHR system in hospitals

Medical professionals express fears in implementing new EHR system in hospitals

As waves of hospitals move from older methods of record keeping to new digital electronic health record (EHR) systems, many medical professionals express fears that implementing an EHR system in their hospital will have dire results, including more errors and higher patient mortality. [More]

Risk of patients committing suicide remains same for open-door and locked psychiatric wards

In psychiatric clinics with an exclusively open-door policy, the risk of patients committing suicide or absconding from treatment is no higher than in clinics with locked wards. [More]
UofL’s CBDPP receives $2 million grant to continue oral health care services for Kentuckians living with HIV

UofL’s CBDPP receives $2 million grant to continue oral health care services for Kentuckians living with HIV

Underserved Kentuckians living with HIV/ AIDS can continue to rely on comprehensive oral health care offered through the University of Louisville School of Dentistry, thanks to $2 million in federal funding. [More]
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