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Use of Evidence-based Behavioral Strategies: Evaluating Mobile Weight Loss Apps

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Photo: Man with a huge belly [08/10/2013] In a new study published by the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, UMass Medical School behavioral psychologist and weight loss expert Doctor Sherry Pagoto, and colleagues find that mobile apps to help people lose weight are lacking when it comes to strategies for changing behaviors. Use of Evidence-based Behavioral Strategies: Evaluating Mobile Weight Loss Apps - Read more

Pregnancy: Effect of Air Pollution and Psychological Distress

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Photo: Pregnant Woman [07/10/2013] Maternal psychological distress combined with exposure to air pollution during pregnancy have an adverse impact on the child's behavioural development, according to researchers at the Columbia Center for Children's Environmental Health at the Mailman School of Public Health. Pregnancy: Effect of Air Pollution and Psychological Distress - Read more

Fungal Lung Infections: New Drug Candidate

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Photo: Two people in a garden [07/10/2013] Researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center have discovered a new compound that could be developed as an antifungal drug to treat histoplasmosis and cryptococcosis, two types of fungal infections that are naturally drug-resistant. Fungal Lung Infections: New Drug Candidate - Read more

Molecules: Promise for New Anti-flu Medicines

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Photo: Chemical compound [04/10/2013] A new way to attack flu viruses is taking shape in laboratories at Rutgers University, where scientists have identified chemical agents that block the virus's ability to replicate itself in cell culture.Molecules: Promise for New Anti-flu Medicines - Read more

Emergency Room: Visits for Kids with Concussions Skyrocket

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Photo: Football [30/09/2013] Researchers report a skyrocketing increase in the number of visits to the emergency department for kids with sports-related traumatic brain injuries (TBI), such as concussions.Emergency Room: Visits for Kids with Concussions Skyrocket - Read more

Stress: Great Strain for Parents with Chronically Ill Child

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Foto: Ill Child [25/09/2013] The extra demands on parents of chronically ill children cause stress that affects the whole family, according to a systematic review conducted by Case Western Reserve University researchers that also explored what factors in the child's care most contribute to the added strain.Stress: Great Strain for Parents with Chronically Ill Child - Read more

Laboratory: Test Accurately Sorts Infections

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Photo: Testsheet [23/09/2013] A blood test developed by researchers at Duke Medicine showed more than 90-percent accuracy in distinguishing between viral and bacterial infections when tested in people with respiratory illnesses.Laboratory: Test Accurately Sorts Infections - Read more

Public Health: Americans Living Longer, More Healthy Lives

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Photo: Life Quality [16/09/2013] New research by University of Massachusetts Medical School faculty measures increases in health-related, quality-of-life expectancy.Public Health: Americans Living Longer, More Healthy Lives - Read more

AIDS: New Vaccine Candidate Developed

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Photo: AIDS [12/09/2013] An HIV/AIDS vaccine candidate developed by researchers at Oregon Health & Science University appears to have the ability to completely clear an AIDS-causing virus from the body. AIDS: New Vaccine Candidate Developed - Read more

Drug Delivery: Patch Treatment Sees New Breakthrough

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Photo: Patch [10/09/2013] An assistant professor with the Virginia Tech - Wake Forest School of Biomedical Engineering has developed a flexible microneedle patch that allows drugs to be delivered directly and fully through the skin.Drug Delivery: Patch Treatment Sees New Breakthrough - Read more

 
 

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