Utilizing cannabis for MS management: a new webinar series from CMSC & NeurologyLive®

The Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC), the largest North American multidisciplinary membership organization dedicated to defining and advancing the standard of care of MS patients, announces a new webinar series: Utilizing Cannabis for MS Management: Helping Patients Understand Risks and Benefits. This 3-part educational program is being produced in partnership with NeurologyLive®, a multimedia…

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Research!America launches civic engagement program for young scientists

Research!America is excited to launch a new request for microgrant proposals to support early-career scientists in their efforts to work with local elected officials, community leaders and the public around issues of common concern. The Civic Engagement Microgrant program is now in its third year and growing in impact and popularity. Since its inception, the…

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HSE University researcher develops global HIV prevention index for drug users

Peter Meylakhs, from HSE University — St. Petersburg, together with colleagues from Georgia State University (USA) and Tarbiat Modares University (Tehran), have developed the HIV-PWID Policy Index (HPPI)—an international policy index for HIV prevention among people who inject drugs. This is the first major tool for assessing and comparing the extent to which HIV/AIDS prevention…

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Stay-at-home orders cut noise exposure nearly in half

People’s exposure to environmental noise dropped nearly in half during the early months of the coronavirus pandemic, according to University of Michigan researchers who analyzed data from the Apple Hearing Study. Researchers at U-M’s School of Public Health and Apple Inc. looked at noise exposure data from volunteer Apple Watch users in Florida, New York,…

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Immune cell activation in severe COVID-19 resembles lupus

In severe cases of COVID-19, Emory researchers have been observing an exuberant activation of immune cells, resembling acute flares of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), an autoimmune disease. Their findings point towards tests that could separate some COVID-19 patients who need immune-calming therapies from others who may not. They also may begin to explain why some…

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Rutgers experts urge ban of menthol cigarettes nationwide

The American Medical Association has joined the African American Tobacco Control Leadership Council in suing the Food and Drug Administration on their inaction to ban menthol-flavored tobacco products which have been heavily marketed by cigarette companies to Black communities for decades. Cristine Delnevo, director of the Rutgers Center for Tobacco Studies and a professor at…

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