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Unemployment associated with 50 percent higher risk of death in heart failure patients

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(European Society of Cardiology) Unemployment is associated with a 50 percent higher risk of death in patients with heart failure, according to research presented today at Heart Failure 2017 and the 4th World Congress on Acute Heart Failure.1 The observational study in more than 20,000 heart failure patients found that not being employed was linked with a greater likelihood of death than history of diabetes or stroke.



Non-O blood groups associated with higher risk of heart attack

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(European Society of Cardiology) Having a non-O blood group is associated with a higher risk of heart attack, according to research presented today at Heart Failure 2017 and the 4th World Congress on Acute Heart Failure.



Intervention reduced suicide attempts among at-risk emergency department patients

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(Brown University) Among suicidal patients, an intervention that included brief post-discharge phone calls significantly reduced the likelihood of a future suicide attempt, according to a clinical trial conducted at eight hospitals.



Study: Bonobos may be better representation of last common ancestor with humans

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(George Washington University) A new study examining the muscular system of bonobos provides firsthand evidence that the rare great ape species may be more closely linked, anatomically, to human ancestors than common chimpanzees.



UTA professor's book explains complex world of public health, individual medical services

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(University of Texas at Arlington) A book from a UTA associate professor explains why the United States has the health system it has.



Overdose prevention and naloxone rescue among family members of people who use opioids

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(Boston University Medical Center) Family members are often the ones who administer naloxone during an opioid overdose and should be considered as part of the larger response to help curb fatal overdoses. These findings demonstrate the important role that educating family members about overdoses and how to obtain and administer naloxone could play an important role in helping decrease the number of fatal opioid overdoses.



UTA student wins UT System Regents award

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(University of Texas at Arlington) UTA senior Frederick Tran won the 2017 Regents' Outstanding Arts and Humanities Award in Creative Writing, Short Fiction.



UTA Libraries awarded grant to test maker literacies program

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(University of Texas at Arlington) A UTA team will use an Institute of Museum and Library Services grant to identify and collaborate with three pilot sites to test the effectiveness of early-stage maker-based competencies, previously developed by a UTA task force, on undergraduate learning.



Study examines state of social, personality psychology research

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(University of Illinois at Chicago) University of Illinois at Chicago researchers conducted two studies to examine the state and quality of social and personality research and how practices have changed, if at all.



American College of Physicians praises blocked health insurance merger

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(American College of Physicians) The American College of Physicians (ACP) today praised this morning's decision by the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia upholding a lower court ruling halting the proposed $54 billion insurance merger between Anthem and Cigna. The ruling over the potential impact on competition and insurance prices is a big "win" for patients and the physicians who care for them.



Testosterone makes men less likely to question their impulses

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(California Institute of Technology) A new study shows that testosterone makes men less likely to realize when they're wrong.



No religion as a 'new religion'?

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(Cluster of Excellence "Religion and Politics") Renowned sociologist Linda Woodhead assumes Hans Blumenberg Visiting Professorship at the Cluster of Excellence -- Research on the growing number of non-religious people in Europe and the USA -- in a public lecture on May 8: 'Is 'No Religion' the New Religion?'



How do babies coordinate gestures and vocalization?

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(University of the Basque Country ) Asier Romero-Andonegi, Aintzane Etxebarria-Lejarreta, Ainara Romero-Andonegi and Irati de Pablo-Delgado, lecturers and researchers at the UPV/EHU's Faculty of Education in Bilbao, have studied how 9 to 13-month-old babies tackle the shift from early babbling to the use of combinations of gestures and speech. The work The interrelation of gestures and vocalization in early communication functions: Evidence from Basque language has been published in the important linguistics journal Signos.



Study finds primary school children get less active with age

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(University of Bristol) There is an age-related decline in children's physical activity levels as they progress through primary school, according to a British Heart Foundation-funded study.



ICCP director Axel Timmermann receives Milutin Milankovic Medal

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(Institute for Basic Science) ICCP Director Axel Timmermann receives Milutin Milankovic Medal of the European Geosciences Union (EGU).



Variations in tuition at public universities have grown, masking the cost of attendance

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(New York University) Differences in undergraduate tuition rates by a student's degree program or year of study have become increasingly prevalent over the past 25 years, finds a study by New York University's Steinhardt School, Arizona State University, and the University of Louisville.



When the smoke clears... tobacco control in post-conflict settings

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(ecancermedicalscience) In new research published today by King's College London - Institute of Cancer Policy and the Conflict & Health Research Group in the journal ecancermedicalscience, the difficulties of prioritizing preventable disease and long term health issues in post conflict zones are explored.



Expert unravels disease that took the hearing of world-famous painter

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(University of Maryland School of Medicine) Francisco Goya is the most important Spanish artist of the late 18th and early 19th century. In 1793, Goya, then 46, came down with a severe, undiagnosed illness. His hearing never returned. Now, a hearing expert has developed a diagnosis. She thinks Goya likely suffered from an autoimmune disease.



American Geriatrics Society voices opposition to amended American Health Care Act

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(American Geriatrics Society) Following a review of the recently released MacArthur Amendment to the American Health Care Act (AHCA), the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) remains opposed to this legislation that would repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and which AGS experts believe would harm access to key health services for older adults, caregivers, and healthcare professionals.



Slender face identified as novel marker for left-handedness

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(University of Washington Health Sciences/UW Medicine) Individuals with a slender lower face are about 25 percent more likely to be left-handed. This unexpected finding was identified in 13,536 individuals who participated in three national surveys conducted in the United States. This association may shed new light on the origins of left-handedness, as slender jaws have also been associated with susceptibility to tuberculosis, a disease that has shaped human evolution and which today affects 2 billion people.



Didactics to highlight physician experience in the ED the night of Orlando mass shooting

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(Society for Academic Emergency Medicine) Two didactics presented by emergency physicians describe what it was like in the emergency department of Orlando Health's Orlando Regional Medical Center the night of the mass-casualty incident.



Food insecurity can affect your mental health

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(Elsevier Health Sciences) Food insecurity (FI) affects nearly 795 million people worldwide. Although a complex phenomenon encompassing food availability, affordability, utilization, and even the social norms that define acceptable ways to acquire food, FI can affect people's health beyond its impact on nutrition. A new study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine determined that FI was associated with poorer mental health and specific psychosocial stressors across global regions (149 countries), independent of individuals' socioeconomic status.



AGS honors expert & emerging geriatrics leaders at 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(American Geriatrics Society) Celebrating its seventy-fifth anniversary in 2017, the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) announced that it will honor more than 15 leading researchers, clinicians, educators, and emerging health professionals who have made outstanding contributions to high-quality, person-centered care for older adults. Awards will be presented at the AGS 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting, May 18-20, 2017 (pre-conference program on May 17), at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas.



Dr. Sei Lee presented with 2017 Yoshikawa Award for Outstanding Scientific Achievement

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(American Geriatrics Society) The AGS today announced that Sei Lee, MD, MAS, Associate Professor in the Division of Geriatrics at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), will be honored with the 2017 Thomas and Catherine Yoshikawa Award for Outstanding Scientific Achievement in Clinical Investigation. Dr. Lee will deliver a plenary presentation on individualizing preventive care for older men and women at the AGS 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting (May 18-20 in San Antonio, Texas).



Dr. Richard Allman to deliver prestigious 2017 Henderson Lecture

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(American Geriatrics Society) The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) announced that Richard M. Allman, MD, Chief Consultant for Geriatrics & Extended Care Services, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), will deliver the prestigious Henderson State-of-the-Art Lecture at the AGS 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting (May 18-20; San Antonio, Texas). Dr. Allman's lecture, 'Building, Sustaining, and Promoting Age-Friendly Health Systems,' will focus on the role of leadership, research, education, and quality improvement in developing and maintaining better systems for older adult care.