National Academies release framework for equitable allocation of a COVID-19 vaccine for adoption by HHS, state, tribal, local, and territorial authorities

WASHINGTON — The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine today released the final report of a consensus study recommending a four-phased equitable allocation framework that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and state, tribal, local, and territorial (STLT) authorities should adopt in the development of national and local guidelines for COVID-19…

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Researchers team up to solve America’s hard cider identity crisis

Do you know what style of beer you like? Wine? Do you know what type of hard cider you prefer? If you’re like most Americans, you could probably answer the first two questions with confident specificity, but the last one might give you pause. Despite having spent most of the last decade in a period…

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nTIDE Sept 2020 Jobs Report: Unease rises as numbers fall for Americans with disabilities

East Hanover, NJ — October 2, 2020 — The downshift in the September job numbers sparks concerns about employment prospects for Americans with and without disabilities, according to today’s National Trends in Disability Employment — Monthly Update (nTIDE), issued by Kessler Foundation and the University of New Hampshire’s Institute on Disability (UNH-IOD). The declines in…

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Scale-adaptive auto-context-guided fetal US segmentation with structured random forests

Announcing a new article publication for BIO Integration journal. In this article the authors Xin Yang, Haoming Li, Li Liu, and Dong Ni from Shenzhen University, Shenzhen, China and Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China consider scale-adaptive auto-context-guided fetal US segmentation with structured random forests. Accurate measurement of fetal biometrics in ultrasound at…

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Scientists create Spanish e-book on fermented foods and their health benefits

With the #fermentation hashtag appearing in close to one million posts on Instagram, and growing by the minute, fermented foods and beverages are reaching new levels of popularity. Fermented foods and beverages such as yogurt, wine, beer, kefir, kombucha, kimchi, and miso are created with the help of microbes. During the fermentation process, the bacteria…

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Sex-specific adverse drug effects identified by Columbia University algorithm

There is a paucity of real-world clinical data that evaluates adverse drug effects in women, among other underserved populations, due to a long history of trials done on relatively homogenous patient populations (healthy white males). Without heterogeneous data availability, biased results leave women in the dangerous position of not having accurate information on adverse drug…

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Renée C. Fox, Founding Figure of Medical Sociology, Dies at 92

Renée C. Fox, a leading scholar of medical sociology, a field she was instrumental in creating in an era when women had a difficult time being heard in academia, died on Sept. 23 at a hospice center in Philadelphia. She was 92. The cause was leukemia, according to an email sent to colleagues at the…

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