Why do women military vets avoid using VA benefits?

IMAGE: UMass Amherst epidemiology researcher in the School of Public Health and Health Sciences. view more  Credit: UMass Amherst Many women military veterans turn to the Veterans Administration (VA) for health care and social services only as a «last resort» or «safety net,» typically for an emergency or catastrophic health event, or when private health insurance…

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Feds fund creation of headset for high-speed brain link

IMAGE: The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has funded an ambitious four-year project to develop headset technology that can directly link two human brains without the need for surgery. Led by… view more  Credit: J. Robinson/Rice University A Rice University-led team of neuroengineers is embarking on an ambitious four-year project to develop headset technology that can…

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Overweight adolescents are as likely to develop heart disorders as obese adolescents

IMAGE: Brazilian researchers arrived at this conclusion after conducting cardiovascular fitness tests with boys and girls aged 10-17. The results were published in Cardiology in the Young. view more  Credit: Valenti et al. A study performed in Brazil by researchers from São Paulo State University (UNESP) suggests that overweight and obese adolescents have similar increased risks…

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Progress in family planning in Africa accelerating

A new study led by researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health shows that women in eight sub-Saharan African countries are gaining access to and using modern contraception at a faster rate than previously projected. This rate is well ahead of benchmark goals designed to give access to family planning services to an…

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June’s SLAS technology special collection now available

IMAGE: Nerve synapsis, cell sample. view more  Credit: David James Group Oak Brook, IL — The June issue of SLAS Technology features the article, «Next Generation Compound Delivery to Support Miniaturized Biology,» which focuses on the challenges of changing the established screening paradigm to support the needs of modern drug discovery. The article also leads this…

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Medical News Today: Could a broccoli sprout extract help treat schizophrenia?

The current schizophrenia treatments rely on antipsychotic drugs that come with unwanted side effects. However, new research has found that a chemical called sulforaphane could reduce and even prevent symptoms of the condition. Broccoli sprouts contain a chemical that may alleviate schizophrenia. Many people with schizophrenia experience hallucinations and delusions that can significantly impact their…

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Lauren Braswell, O’Ryan Smykle

Lauren Adele Braswell and O’Ryan Seymour Smykle were married May 18 at the Sleepy Hollow Country Club, an events space in Briarcliff Manor, N.Y. The Rev. Roxanne R. Birchfield, an evangelical Christian minister, officiated. Mrs. Smykle, 33, is a principal in the public affairs department at Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, an investment firm in Manhattan. She…

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Duncan Goodwin, Anthony Rotunno

Duncan Henry Albert Goodwin and Anthony James Rotunno were married May 18 at the home of Mr. Goodwin’s parents, which was once part of the Clover Hill Iron Mine in Somers, N.Y. Denis J. Timone, a justice in the Town of Somers who is a friend of the Goodwin family, officiated. Mr. Goodwin (left), 30,…

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Betty Jiang, Anthony Terrizzi

Quan Betty Jiang and Anthony John Terrizzi were married May 18. The Rev. Gary S. Deinstadt, a nondenominational minister, officiated at the Harvard Club of New York City. The couple met in 2015 on their first day of class at Harvard Business School, from which they each received an M.B.A. Ms. Jiang, 29, is known…

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