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  • Essential Safety Tips for College
    The College send-off: Safety tips every student could use
    The college send off list can be overwhelming and arduous. Regardless of whether this is your first time sending off a Freshman to college or the last time you will send off a rising Senior, the process (and it is indeed a process) is both...
  • Wildfire in British Columbia
    Wildfires: Prevention Is The Key
    It is that time of the year when plagued by hot and dry conditions, British Columbia is roaring with wildfires. At this moment, firefighters are battling 67 active fires of 10 hectares or larger.The number of wildfires that occur on average every...
  • Cervical length screening can reduce risk of preterm birth
    Cervical length screening can reduce risk of preterm birth
    Although many pregnant women look forward to day their developing fetus becomes a bundle of joy nestled in their arms, none would choose a preterm delivery and its myriad complications, including death and cerebral palsy. A short cervix is a...
  • Teens invent condom that detects STDs
    Teens invent condom that detects STDs
    Sexually transmitted diseases are widespread; thus, methods that detect their presence can decrease their spread. Three teenagers in the United Kingdom have invented a concept for a condom that changes color when it detects an STD or a sexually...
  • Pitt researchers demonstrate first Parkinson’s disease prevention in mice
    Pitt researchers demonstrate first Parkinson’s disease prevention in mice
    A team of researchers from the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Medicine led by associate professor of neurology Dr. Edward A. Burton is the first to demonstrate a means to prevent Parkinson’s disease from occurring in mice. The...
  • UCLA researchers develop decay-preventing mouthwash
    UCLA researchers develop decay-preventing mouthwash
    Tooth decay, resulting to trips to the dentist, and even loss of teeth, is a common problem. A new study by researchers at the UCLA School of Dentistry describes the development of a new mouthwash that could eliminate the bacteria that are the...
  • Breastfeeding reported to decrease risk of childhood leukemia
    Breastfeeding reported to decrease risk of childhood leukemia
    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), leukemia is the most common childhood cancer, and acute lymphocytic leukemia is the most common type of leukemia. A new study has found that breast feeding for six months may lower...
  • Survival for ovarian cancer improving in the US
    Survival for ovarian cancer improving in the US
    According to UCLA Health System, ovarian cancer is the ninth most common form of cancer among women, and approximately 21,980 new cases of ovarian cancer occurred in the U.S. in 2014. A new study evaluated survival trends for the malignancy from...
  • High altitude increases risk of sudden infant death syndrome
    High altitude increases risk of sudden infant death syndrome
    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) claims the lives of approximately 4,000 infants each year in the United States. When evaluating which infants could be most at risk, no single...
  • Another study reports healthy diet reduces cognitive decline
    Another study reports healthy diet reduces cognitive decline
    Anyone who had witnessed the cognitive decline of a loved one is heavily impacted by the mental deterioration that reduces a fully functional individual to a mindless person who no longer recognizes them. Intense research is ongoing to determine...
  • Metformin reported effective for pre-diabetes
    Metformin reported effective for pre-diabetes
    Type 2 diabetes develops over a period of time. As the blood sugar level rises, the affected individual passes through a stage known as pre-diabetes. A new UCLA study has reported that only 3.7% of patients were prescribed the diabetes drug...
  • 2015 Stroke Update
    2015 Stroke Update
    According to the National Stroke Association , stroke is the 5th leading cause of death in the United States, and remains the leading cause of disability. Currently, there are nearly 7 million stroke survivors in the U.S.; fortunately, lowering...
  • Many high school coaches shun injury prevention programs
    Many high school coaches shun injury prevention programs
    Sports injuries can occur at any level, ranging from pre-high school to professional. Programs have been developed to reduce the rate and seriousness of these injuries; however, a new study has found that programs to prevent leg and foot injuries...
  • Study clarifies degree of breast/ovarian cancer risk among susceptible women
    Study clarifies degree of breast/ovarian cancer risk among susceptible women
    Not all women at increased risk for breast or ovarian cancer develop the malignancy. A new study of more than 31,000 women who have inherited mutations in BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes, investigators found that the level of risk for breast and ovarian...
  • Pregnancy promotes suicide among some women
    Pregnancy promotes suicide among some women
    The recent Germanwings tragedy has brought the topic of suicide to the forefront of discussions in Germany, the United States, and elsewhere. A new study has noted the sad fact that suicide is a leading cause of maternal mortality globally and...
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