The Latest: Wisconsin university eliminates spring break
The University of Wisconsin-Madison has decided to eliminate spring break next semester in an effort to curb the spread of the coronavirus (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

US stay-at-home orders slowed the spread of coronavirus
The time it took for COVID-19 case numbers to double increased from 2.7 days to six days after stay-home advisories or orders were issued in 42 states, a new University of Wisconsin study shows. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Latest: Madison fraternities, sororities in quarantine
Nine fraternities and sororities are under quarantine at the University of Wisconsin-Madison after 38 students tested positive for the coronavirus (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Understanding how birds respond to extreme weather can inform conservation efforts
(University of Wisconsin-Madison) How do different bird species respond to extreme weather events that occur for different amounts of time, ranging from weekly events like heat waves to seasonal events like drought? And how do traits unique to different species -- for example, how far they migrate or how commonly they occur -- predict their vulnerability to extreme weather? (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 21, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Patients taking long-term opioids produce antibodies against the drugs
(University of Wisconsin-Madison) University of Wisconsin-Madison scientists have discovered that a majority of back-pain patients they tested who were taking opioid painkillers produced anti-opioid antibodies. These antibodies may contribute to some of the negative side effects of long-term opioid use. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Coping With Campus Coronavirus: US Fraternities, Sororities Give It the Old College Try Coping With Campus Coronavirus: US Fraternities, Sororities Give It the Old College Try
Sixteen gallons of hand sanitizer sat in the foyer of the Alpha Epsilon Phi sorority house at the University of Wisconsin as house mother Karen Mullis reconfigured tables in the dining room to maintain social distancing.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Dignity and respect go a long way in county jail, new research shows
(University of Wisconsin Oshkosh) A University of Wisconsin Oshkosh study indicates a little respect and decency can go a long way in improving some aspects of America's criminal justice system. Matt Richie, an assistant criminal justice professor, recently published 'Managing the Rabble with Dignity and Respect,' in the Journal of Crime and Justice, a publication of the Midwestern Criminal Justice Association. His findings reveal a great deal of the work involves interpersonal communication skills rather than physical force. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Protective antibodies identified for rare, polio-like disease in children
(Purdue University) Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Purdue University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison have isolated human monoclonal antibodies that potentially can prevent a rare but devastating polio-like illness in children linked to a respiratory viral infection. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Tiny mineral particles are better vehicles for promising gene therapy
(University of Wisconsin-Madison) University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers have developed a safer and more efficient way to deliver a promising new method for treating cancer and liver disorders and for vaccination -- including a COVID-19 vaccine from Moderna Therapeutics that has advanced to clinical trials with humans. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 2, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Showing pro-diversity feelings are the norm makes individuals more tolerant
(University of Wisconsin-Madison) Showing people how their peers feel about diversity in their community can make their actions more inclusive, make members of marginalized groups feel more like they belong, and even help close racial achievement gaps in education, according to a new study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Nationwide Protests Haven ’t Caused a COVID-19 Spike (So Far.) Here’s What We Can Learn From That
The coronavirus situation in the U.S. is bleak. While states like New York and New Jersey successfully turned the tide, others, like Texas and Arizona, are dealing with worsening outbreaks. At the national level, daily cases are rising daily, well exceeding the previous peak set earlier this year. And even in those few states that have gotten a grip on the pandemic, leaders are rethinking their reopening plans for fear of a relapse. But public health officials have spotted at least one bright spot amid all the discouraging data: the nationwide Black Lives Matter protests, which began after George Floyd’s death at the...
Source: TIME: Health - June 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara Law Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 UnitedWeRise20Disaster Source Type: news

Researchers identify multiple molecules that shut down SARS-Cov-2 polymerase reaction
(Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science) Researchers at Columbia Engineering and the University of Wisconsin-Madison have identified a library of molecules that shut down the SARS-CoV-2 polymerase reaction, a key step that establishes the potential of these molecules as lead compounds to be further modified for the development of COVID-19 therapeutics. Five of these molecules are already FDA-approved for use in the treatment of other viral infections including HIV/AIDS, cytomegalovirus, and hepatitis B. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 30, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Association between dehydration and falls - Hamrick I, Norton D, Birstler J, Chen G, Cruz L, Hanrahan L.
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether there is an association between dehydration and falls in adults 65 years and older. Patients and Methods: We used University of Wisconsin Health electronic health records from October 1, 2011 to September 30, 2015 to condu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

DHS Announces COVID-19 Population Health Studies
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is partnering with theUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison ’s Survey of the Health of Wisconsin (SHOW) andWisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene (WSLH), the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM), and theWisconsin Department of Natural Resources to conduct two population health studies that will...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - June 17, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

How is electricity being used in wound care?
Some wounds just don't seem to heal. Now, pioneering medical research has come up with some promising new treatments that employ electricity to speed recovery, killing bacteria more effectively than traditional bandages or antibiotics. Here's a brief summary of these dramatic new developments in healthcare.  Medical research is providing revolutionary new wound care treatments that use electricity to speed healing. The problem: slow-healing or no-healing wounds Physicians and emergency room specialists have long been stymied by chronic wounds that resist most efforts to treat them using conventional antibio...
Source: Advanced Tissue - June 10, 2020 Category: Dermatology Authors: AdvancedTissue Tags: Wound Care Wound healing Wound Infection Source Type: news

Late blight research pairs spectroscopy with classic plant pathology diagnostics
(American Phytopathological Society) Gold and colleagues at the University of Wisconsin-Madison recently published research showing how they used contact spectroscopy to non-destructively sense how plant pathogens differentially damage, impair, and alter plant traits during the course of infection. This research centered on late blight of potato and tomato. The hyperspectral sensors Gold and colleagues used measure light reflectance in the visible to shortwave infrared range of the electromagnetic spectrum- 7x more wavelengths than the human eye can see. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 9, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

First do no harm - researchers urge halt in prescribing hydroxycholoroquine for COVID-19
The sacred oath taken by physicians during graduation from medical school to "First do no harm," the first words of the Hippocratic Oath, provides a strong impetus for a commentary just published in The American Journal of Medicine. Researchers from Florida Atlantic University's Schmidt College of Medicine and collaborators from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health are urging all health care providers to always prioritize compassion with reliable evidence on efficacy and safety. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - June 3, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Study confirms cats can become infected with and may transmit COVID-19 to other cats
(University of Wisconsin-Madison) In a study published today (May 13, 2020) in the New England Journal of Medicine, scientists in the U.S. and Japan report that in the laboratory, cats can readily become infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, and may be able to pass the virus to other cats. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

2020 Dystel Prize for MS research to Dr Ian Duncan for advances in myelin repair
(National Multiple Sclerosis Society) The 2020 John Dystel Prize for Multiple Sclerosis Research goes to Ian D. Duncan (University of Wisconsin-Madison), for groundbreaking research on how myelin (the protective nerve coating in the central nervous system) is damaged, particularly in MS, and as one of the first researchers to come up with feasible ideas on how to achieve myelin repair. The prize is given jointly by the National MS Society and the American Academy of Neurology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Jurassic Park got it wrong: UW Oshkosh research indicates raptors don't hunt in packs
(University of Wisconsin Oshkosh) A new University of Wisconsin Oshkosh analysis of raptor teeth published in the peer-reviewed journal Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology shows that raptorial dinosaurs likely did not hunt in big, coordinated packs like dogs. Though widely accepted, evidence for this behavior is relatively weak. Recently, scientists have proposed a different model for behavior in raptors that is thought to be more like Komodo dragons, in which individuals may attack the same animal but cooperation is limited. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 6, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Combining mouse and human data uncovers new gene regulating cholesterol
(University of Wisconsin-Madison) By combining the fine-grained detail available from animal studies with the statistical power of genetic studies involving hundreds of thousands of human genomes, researchers have discovered a new gene involved in regulating the body's cholesterol. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 4, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Albany, Wisconsin teams search for molecular clues to defeat COVID-19
(Morgridge Institute for Research) A physician on the COVID 19 front lines -- Dr. Ariel Jaitovich, a pulmonary and critical care physician at the Albany Medical Center in New York--sought out a collaboration with investigators at the Morgridge Institute for Research and the Department of Biomolecular Chemistry at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH) to better understand the molecular profile of COVID-19 and provide insights that may improve treatment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 28, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nationwide Study Finds Malaria Drug Touted by President Trump Led to More Deaths, No Benefits in Coronavirus Patients
A malaria drug widely touted by President Donald Trump for treating the new coronavirus showed no benefit in a large analysis of its use in U.S. veterans hospitals. There were more deaths among those given hydroxychloroquine versus standard care, researchers reported. The nationwide study was not a rigorous experiment. But with 368 patients, it’s the largest look so far of hydroxychloroquine with or without the antibiotic azithromycin for COVID-19, which has killed more than 171,000 people as of Tuesday. The study was posted on an online site for researchers and has not been reviewed by other scientists. Grants from ...
Source: TIME: Health - April 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Marilynn Marchione / AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 News Desk wire Source Type: news

Coronavirus Patients Who Don ’t Speak English Could End Up ‘Unable to Communicate in Their Last Moments of Life’
At the University of Louisville hospital in Kentucky, dozens of patients each day need the help of an interpreter to understand their medical conditions and make informed choices about their care. Before patients in the area showed COVID-19 symptoms, medical interpreters provided translations for as many as 30-40 people each day in Spanish or Amharic—a language spoken primarily in Ethiopia. Like the estimated 100,000 interpreters who work at hospitals across the country, their services — translating word-for-word between doctor and patient, maintaining patient confidentiality and accounting for cultural nuances...
Source: TIME: Health - April 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jasmine Aguilera Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature News Desk Source Type: news

Bharat Biotech in tie-up to develop a Covid vaccine
Bharat Biotech said on Friday that it has partnered with the University of Wisconsin Madison and US-based company FluGen to develop a vaccine, Coro-Flu, against Covid-19. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - April 4, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Chilling concussed cells shows promise for full recovery
(University of Wisconsin-Madison) In the future, treating a concussion could be as simple as cooling the brain. That's according to research conducted by University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers, whose findings support the treatment approach at the cellular level. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Molds damage the lung's protective barrier to spur future asthma attacks
(University of Wisconsin-Madison) University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers have identified a new way that common Aspergillus molds can induce asthma, by first attacking the protective tissue barrier deep in the lungs. In both mice and humans, an especially strong response to this initial damage was associated with developing an overreaction to future mold exposure and the constricted airways characteristic of asthma. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How new data can make ecological forecasts as good as weather forecasts
(University of Wisconsin-Madison) Soon, University of Wisconsin-Madison ecologist Ben Zuckerberg thinks we'll be able to pull off the same forecasting feat for bird migrations and wildlife populations as for climate forecasts. That's because just as those recurring changes in climate have predictable consequences for humans, they also have predictable effects on plants and animals. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 9, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Automated CT biomarkers predict cardiovascular events better than current practice
In this study, abdominal scans done for routine colorectal cancer screening revealed important information about heart-related risks. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Wisconsin Now Conducting Tests for COVID-19 Virus
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) and the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (State Lab) announced today that the State Lab is now conducting tests for theCOVID-19 virus. COVID-19 is the novel coronavirus that surfaced in Wuhan, China in late 2019 and has infected people across the world, including more than a dozen people in United States and one person in Wisconsin. The City of Milwaukee Health...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - March 2, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

Vivid scans reveal blood flows differently in men's and women's hearts
Advanced '4D' MRI scans show how blood moves through the left (red) and right (yellow) ventricles of the heart. University of Wisconsin scientists found contrasts between men's and women's hearts. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Newly identified cellular trash removal program helps create new neurons
(University of Wisconsin-Madison) New research by University of Wisconsin-Madison scientists reveals how a cellular filament helps neural stem cells clear damaged and clumped proteins, an important step in eventually producing new neurons. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cells carrying Parkinson's mutation could lead to new model for studying disease
(University of Wisconsin-Madison) Parkinson's disease researchers have used gene-editing tools to introduce the disorder's most common genetic mutation into marmoset monkey stem cells and to successfully tamp down cellular chemistry that often goes awry in Parkinson's patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Researchers wake monkeys by stimulating 'engine' of consciousness in brain
(University of Wisconsin-Madison) A small amount of electricity delivered at a specific frequency to a particular point in the brain will snap a monkey out of even deep anesthesia, pointing to a circuit of brain activity key to consciousness and suggesting potential treatments for debilitating brain disorders. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cheap nanoparticles stimulate immune response to cancer in the lab
(University of Wisconsin-Madison) University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers have developed nanoparticles that, in the lab, can activate immune responses to cancer cells. If they are shown to work as well in the body as they do in the lab, the nanoparticles might provide an effective and more affordable way to fight cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 29, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Driven by Earth's orbit, climate changes in Africa may have aided human migration
(University of Wisconsin-Madison) New research describes a dynamic climate and vegetation model that explains when regions across Africa, areas of the Middle East, and the Mediterranean were wetter and drier and how the plant composition changed in tandem, possibly providing migration corridors throughout time. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 27, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Discovery sheds new light on how cells move
(University of Wisconsin-Madison) Through experiments, UW-Madison researchers found that the force each cell applies to the surface beneath it -- in other words, traction -- is the dominant physical factor that controls cell shape and motion as cells travel as a group. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ronald S. Brookmeyer named dean of the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health
Ronald S. Brookmeyer, professor of biostatistics and expert on how statistical tools can help address global public health challenges, will become the dean of the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, effective Jan. 15.A member of the UCLA faculty since 2010, Brookmeyer has served as interim dean of the Fielding School since November 2018.“I am humbled by this opportunity to advance public health at our extraordinary public university,” Brookmeyer said. “With Fielding School faculty, staff and students, as well as colleagues and communities in our hometown of Los Angeles and far beyond, I look forward to...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - January 9, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

It's in the air: Air pollution can increase the risk of atherosclerosis, study says
(Natural News) Aside from the lungs, a recent study showed that air pollution affects heart health as well. Researchers from the University of Buffalo, University of Washington and the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health found that exposure to ground-level ozone may damage the arteries and increase the risk of atherosclerosis. The research and its findings are... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Adenovirus Outbreak Affects 3 University Of Wisconsin Campuses, What Is This Virus?
Something is going viral on three University of Wisconsin campuses, and it isn ’t a pretty picture. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 7, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Human migration out of Africa may have followed monsoons in the Middle East
(University of Wisconsin-Madison) A new study published this week [Nov. 25, 2019] in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences by American and Israeli geoscientists and climatologists provides evidence that summer monsoons from Asia and Africa may have reached into the Middle East for periods of time going back at least 125,000 years, providing suitable corridors for human migration. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

December's SLAS technology feature article now available
(SLAS (Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening)) Next month's SLAS Technology features the cover article, 'Automated System for Small-Population Single-Particle Processing Enabled by Exclusive Liquid Repellency,' outlining research led by Chao Li, Ph.D., (University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA) (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 26, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Steep energy bills can lead families into poverty, nationwide study shows
(University of Wisconsin Oshkosh) While it makes sense that families living below the poverty line have a difficult time covering their energy bills, new University of Wisconsin Oshkosh research shows the reverse to be true as well ... high energy bills can lead a household into poverty. The nationwide study--led by UWO environmental sociologist Jeremiah Bohr and published Nov. 15 in the peer-reviewed journal Social Forces--indicates that dedicating inordinate amounts of income to energy services can threaten a family's well-being over time (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Americans maintain high levels of trust in science
(University of Wisconsin-Madison) A new report analyzing decades of public opinion surveys reveals that the public's trust in scientists has remained stable and high over decades. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Lifelike chemistry created in lab search for ways to study origin of life
(University of Wisconsin-Madison) University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers have cultivated lifelike chemical reactions while pioneering a new strategy for studying the origin of life. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 14, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Hospital First in U.S. to Gain Imactis CT-Navigation System
UW Health, the academic medical center and health system of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is using a new approach to computed tomography (CT) guided procedures. It is the first U.S. hospital to acquire the Imactis CT-Navigation system, which can be used during percutaneous interventional radiological procedures performed under CT such as tumor ablations, biopsies, musculoskeletal interventions, and other needle-based interventions, Imactis reported in a news release. With the Imactis CT-Navigation system, a “radiologist can select and check a needle’s planned trajectory in real ti...
Source: MDDI - November 13, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Daphne Allen Tags: Imaging Source Type: news

Injectable, flexible electrode could replace rigid nerve-stimulating implants
(University of Wisconsin-Madison) By electrically stimulating nerves, neuromodulation therapies can reduce epileptic seizures, soothe chronic pain, and treat depression and a host of other health conditions without the use of conventional drugs like opioids. Now, University of Wisconsin-Madison biomedical engineers and their collaborators have made a significant advance that could dramatically reduce the cost of neuromodulation therapy, increase its reliability and make it much less invasive. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Warning to mothers-to-be as common chemical found in insecticides 'raises risk of rare birth defect'
Scientists at at University of Wisconsin-Madison's School of Veterinary Medicine found mice given a dose of piperonyl butoxide had offspring with stunted brain development. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

4 Ways to Support Medical Packaging Education
With skilled labor harder than ever to find, it’s everyone’s responsibility to encourage young people to see a medical packaging career as interesting and lucrative. This is the philosophy behind a 30-year relationship between Prent Corporation (Janesville, WI) and University of Wisconsin-Stout (Menomonie, WI). Together they’ve supported hundreds of young professionals entering into packaging, much to the benefit of the students, the school, and the industry as a whole. Prent is a medical packaging thermoform company that strives to bring more talented people into the i...
Source: MDDI - October 11, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Lisa Balcerak Tags: Packaging Source Type: news

Why Being An Optimist Is Good For Your Heart
(CNN) — Looking on the bright side could save your life. People who look at life from a positive perspective have a much stronger shot at avoiding death from any type of cardiovascular risk than pessimistic people, according to a new meta-analysis of nearly 300,000 people published Friday in the medical journal JAMA. “We observed that an optimist had about a 35% lower risk of major heart complications, such as a cardiac death, stroke or a heart attack, compared to the pessimists in each of these studies,” said cardiologist Dr. Alan Rozanski, a professor of medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Offbeat CNN Source Type: news