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Article ID: 699177

HIV and a Tale of a Few Cities

University of California San Diego Health

In a pair of new modeling studies, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, with international colleagues, examined how policy reform in terms of drug decriminalization (in Mexico) and access to drug treatment (in Russia) might affect two regions hard hit by the HIV pandemic: Tijuana, Mexico and the Russian cities of Omsk and Ekaterinburg.

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Article ID: 699138

Key Factor May Be Missing From Models That Predict Disease Outbreaks From Climate Change

Indiana University

A study led by Indiana University suggests that computer models used to predict the spread of epidemics from climate change -- such as crop blights or disease outbreaks -- may not take into account an important factor in predicting their severity.

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16-Aug-2018 4:30 PM EDT
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Article ID: 699100

UTHealth-led study shows much work remains to ensure e-health record safety

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Four years after their publication by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), voluntary guidelines designed to increase the safety of e-health records have yet to be implemented fully, according to a survey led by a researcher at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). Findings appeared recently in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.

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Article ID: 699101

Affordable Care Act Puts Single Mothers to Work

University of Georgia

Single mothers work more when the government provides better health insurance, according to economic policy research.

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16-Aug-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 699094

The Vulnerable Ones

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Faculty at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) share tips on how to reduce your risk of a heat-related illness.

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16-Aug-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 699072

Study Links Segregation, Low Birth Weight in US Cities

DePaul University

A recent study finds a strong association between low birth weight and racial and ethnic segregation in four U.S. cities — Chicago, Baltimore, Boston and Philadelphia. African-American babies are faring the worst, find researchers from the Center for Community Health Equity, a collaboration of DePaul University and Rush University Medical Center in Chicago.

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15-Aug-2018 5:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 698920

Common WiFi Can Detect Weapons, Bombs and Chemicals in Bags

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Ordinary WiFi can easily detect weapons, bombs and explosive chemicals in bags at museums, stadiums, theme parks, schools and other public venues, according to a Rutgers University–New Brunswick-led study. The researchers’ suspicious object detection system is easy to set up, reduces security screening costs and avoids invading privacy such as when screeners open and inspect bags, backpacks and luggage. Traditional screening typically requires high staffing levels and costly specialized equipment.

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15-Aug-2018 12:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 698959

Inching Closer to a Soft Spot in Antibiotic-Resistant Tuberculosis

American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB)

Researchers comparing several clonal strains of isoniazid-sensitive and resistant tuberculosis bacteria found shared changes to mycobacterial metabolism that bolster the evidence for a new proposed drug target.

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14-Aug-2018 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 698927

One Out Of Two Kids Is Missing Out On Key Nutrients Critical For Their Health

Milk Processor Education Program

Amid the chaos of getting kids out the door in the morning and taming the hangry monsters that get off the bus in the afternoon, parents may be overlooking a critical part of setting their kids up for success during the school year: a nutrient-rich diet. One out of two kids ages 9 and up are not getting enough calcium, vitamin D and potassium – nutrients they need to grow, learn and play. And, most kids younger than nine are falling short on vitamin D and potassium.

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