How prison and police discrimination affect black sexual minority men’s health

Incarceration and police discrimination may contribute to HIV, depression and anxiety among Black gay, bisexual and other sexual minority men, according to a Rutgers led study. The study, funded by the National Institute of Health (NIH) and published in the journal Social Science & Medicine, examined associations between incarceration, police and law enforcement discrimination and…

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Sniffing out smell

The premiere of the movie Scent of Mystery in 1960 marked a singular event in the annals of cinema: the first, and last, motion picture debut «in glorious Smell-O-Vision.» Hoping to wow moviegoers with a dynamic olfactory experience alongside the familiar spectacles of sight and sound, select theaters were outfitted with a Rube Goldberg-esque device…

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Study: Crowdsourced data could help map urban food deserts

New research from The University of Texas at Dallas suggests food deserts might be more prevalent in the U.S. than the numbers reported in government estimates. In a feasibility study published in the journal Frontiers in Public Health, scholars found that the methods used by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to identify areas…

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Center for Diagnostics and Telemedicine launched a new information resource

Russia celebrates Medical Worker Day on the third Sunday of June. This year, most holidays are being held online, and the Center for Diagnostics and Telemedicine celebrated its professional holiday online too. On June 21, Doctor’s TV channel, with the support of the Center, held a virtual concert dedicated to the Medical Worker Day. Doctors,…

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Marijuana use while pregnant boosts risk of children’s sleep problems

Use marijuana while pregnant, and your child is more likely to suffer sleep problems as much as a decade later, according to a new University of Colorado Boulder study of nearly 12,000 youth. Published in Sleep Health: The Journal of The National Sleep Foundation, the paper is the latest to link prenatal cannabis use to…

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Popular chemotherapy drug may be less effective in overweight and obese women

Breast cancer patients who are overweight or obese might benefit less from treatment with docetaxel, a common chemotherapy drug, than lean patients. An international team of researchers based this conclusion on a retrospective analysis of data from a large clinical trial. Their study was published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. In most European countries,…

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Center for BrainHealth advances understanding of brain connectivity in cannabis users

DALLAS (July 2, 2020) — Researchers at Center for BrainHealth®, part of The University of Texas at Dallas, recently examined underlying brain networks in long-term cannabis users to identify patterns of brain connectivity when the users crave or have a desire to consume cannabis. While regional brain activation and static connectivity in response to cravings…

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Social media and radiology — The good, the bad, and the ugly

New Orleans, LA — Bradley Spieler, MD, Vice Chairman of Radiology Research at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, is the lead author of a Radiology Research Alliance paper examining the usefulness of social media in Radiology. It is published online as an Article in Press online in Academic Radiology. As a visual discipline,…

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