Universities should experiment to improve caregiver support, U.S. National Academies says
“Innovation in caregiving support is desperately needed.” That’s one of the key take-home messages of a report released today by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) exploring how the U.S. academic community can better support caregivers —a group that particularly struggled to stay afloat during the pandemic . Many of the report’s recommendations are familiar, including paid family and medical leave and flexible grant deadlines. But the report also highlights the need for creative solutions, encouraging institutions to experiment with new approaches and to coll...
Source: ScienceNOW - April 11, 2024 Category: Science Source Type: news

Have scientists cracked cancer mystery in young people? Experts think they've pinpointed bodily changes that are driving skyrocketing cancer rates in under 50s
Researchers from Washington University in St Louis found that people born after 1965 were more likely to have a biological age greater than their chronological age. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 8, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why China Might Beat the U.S. Back to the Moon
Roughly 6,800 miles separate humanity’s past and future on the surface of the moon. It’s the approximate distance between the Sea of Tranquility—where Apollo 11’s Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin first landed on July 20, 1969—and Shackleton Crater at the south lunar pole. The vicinity of Shackleton is where astronauts from the U.S. and, quite likely, taikonauts from China (from the Chinese word “taikong,” meaning space or cosmos) will touch down sometime during or before 2030, taking advantage of local ice deposits that can be harvested for water, breathable oxygen, and even rocket f...
Source: TIME: Science - April 1, 2024 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

US scientists move one step closer to an EXERCISE PILL that gives all the benefits of working out without moving a muscle
The medicine, created by scientists at Washington University, can mimic the physical boost of a workout and potentially treat 'couch potato' conditions like obesity and muscle atrophy. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 18, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WATCH LIVE: Supreme Court Justices Sotomayor and Barrett discuss political polarization and civics education
On March 12, Supreme Court Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Amy Coney Barrett will address the Civic Learning Week National Forum at The George Washington University. Civic Learning Week, is an “annual nonpartisan event that brings together students, educators, policymakers, and leaders in the public…#supremecourt #soniasotomayor #amyconeybarrett #civiclearningweek (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 12, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What ’s behind the rapid rise of cancer in the under-50s? – podcast
Ian Sample speaks to the Guardian ’s health editor, Andrew Gregory, about the worrying global rise in cancers in under-50s, and hears from Yin Cao, an associate professor in surgery and medicine at Washington University in St Louis, who is part of a team conducting a huge study into why young people are developing bowel cancer at record ratesContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 7, 2024 Category: Science Authors: Presented by Ian Sample with Andrew Gregory, produced by Madeleine Finlay, sound design by Tony Onuchukwu, the executive producer is Ellie Bury Tags: Science Cancer research Health Medical research Society Bowel cancer Source Type: news

Where did India ’s people come from? Massive genetic study reveals surprises
South Asia is home to one of the most diverse assemblages of people in the world. A mélange of different ethnic identities, languages, religions, castes, and customs makes up the 1.5 billion humans who live here. Now, scientists have revealed the most detailed look yet of how this population took shape. In the largest ever modern whole-genome analysis from South Asia—published as a preprint last month on bioRxiv, researchers reveal new details about the origin of India’s Iranian ancestry and when ancient hunter-gatherers settled the region . The study also turns up a surprise: an unexpectedly rich dive...
Source: ScienceNOW - March 4, 2024 Category: Science Source Type: news

Women in healthcare experience higher burnout rates than male peers
Women in healthcare occupations -- from physicians to nurses, clinical social workers, and mental health providers -- experience more stress and burnout compared to their male peers, researchers have found. There are ways to mitigate this phenomenon, however, including boosting job satisfaction and maintaining a work-life balance, noted study corresponding author Judith Frame, PhD, of the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Washington, DC. Frame and colleagues' results were published February 22 in Global Advances in Integrative Medicine and Health. "Research shows that restorative slee...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 23, 2024 Category: Radiology Authors: Kate Madden Yee Tags: Practice Management Source Type: news

Washington University wins $20M to create new tech to detect eye disease
A team of professors at Washington University has been awarded $20 million in federal funding to develop a new device designed to scan for eye diseases. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 21, 2024 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Nathan Rubbelke Source Type: news

Surgeons urged to screen for osteoporosis in THA patients
Screening for osteoporosis using dedicated bone scans among total hip arthroplasty (THA) patients remains alarmingly low, according to research presented February 14 at the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) annual meeting in San Francisco. Researchers at George Washington University in Washington, DC, identified 380,226 patients in a U.S. claims database who underwent THA. They found that out of 53% of patients who were considered high-risk for osteoporosis, just 12.4% received preoperative dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) scans. “Our study showed a high prevalence of THA patients at risk for osteop...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 19, 2024 Category: Radiology Authors: Will Morton Tags: Subspecialties Musculoskeletal Radiology Source Type: news

" License To Play God " : Physician Group Files Brief Against Biden In COVID
"License To Play God": Physician Group Files Brief Against Biden In COVID Authored by Naveen Athrappully via The Epoch Times (emphasis ours), Doses of Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine that received emergency authorization await distribution at George Washington University Hospital in Washington on Dec.…#physiciangroup #naveenathrappully #epochtimes #pfizer #supremecourt #murthyv #missouri #ama #aaps #vaccineswetrust (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 18, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Low-dose PEM shows promise in breast cancer detection
Low-dose positron emission mammography (PEM) can detect invasive breast cancer in a feasible manner, according to research published February 9 in Radiology: Imaging Cancer. A team led by Vivianne Freitas, MD, from the University of Toronto found that PEM performed comparably to MRI in breast cancer detection and could serve as a supplemental imaging method for evaluating dense breasts. "This groundbreaking imaging technique presents a compelling alternative, mirroring the clinical utility of traditional mammography and MRI but utilizing considerably lower doses of radiation when compared with previously molecular breast...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 9, 2024 Category: Radiology Authors: Amerigo Allegretto Tags: Womens Imaging Source Type: news

Washington University receives $7.8M grant to fund oncology center
The five-year grant comes from the National Institutes of Health to the university's medical school. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 8, 2024 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Veneta Rizvic Source Type: news

2000 to 2019 Saw Rise in Breast Cancer Incidence in Young U.S. Women
TUESDAY, Jan. 30, 2024 -- There has been an increase in breast cancer incidence rates among young U.S. women from 2000 to 2019, according to a study published online Jan. 26 in JAMA Network Open. Shuai Xu, M.P.H., from Washington University... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 30, 2024 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Abstrax and Western Washington University Unveil Groundbreaking Research Paper on CBD and Terpene Blends for Autism Spectrum Disorder
Researchers anticipate findings will ignite further investigations and establish a pathway toward more effective treatments for individuals on the autism spectrum. TUSTIN, Calif., Jan. 29, 2024 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Abstrax, an industry leader in the study and production of cannabis and... (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - January 29, 2024 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: MAT Source Type: news