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Researchers receive grant to study the development of science identity among underrepresented students

Researchers receive grant to study the development of science identity among underrepresented students

The social, economic, and health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic have disproportionately affected underserved populations in the United States, including racially minoritized students, lower-income students, and females. These populations have also been historically underrepresented and underserved in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. Without a concerted effort to recruit and support underserved students …

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Infection risk does not seem to differ among biologics for psoriasis

Infection risk does not seem to differ among biologics for psoriasis

(HealthDay)—Among biologics used for the treatment of psoriasis, there do not appear to be differential risks for serious infection or respiratory tract infection, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, held virtually from Sept. 29 to Oct 2. Lara van der Schoot, from Radboud University …

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Concerning dietary patterns among Latinx linked to greater number of years living in the US

Concerning dietary patterns among Latinx linked to greater number of years living in the US

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Dietary acculturation may play a stronger role in some heritage groups compared with others according to a new study by researchers at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. And that adherence to cultural dietary patterns may be impacted by the number …

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Study examines smoking risk factors and prevention among transgender and gender expansive adults

Study examines smoking risk factors and prevention among transgender and gender expansive adults

Credit: Vera Kratochvil/public domain While rates of cigarette smoking among adults in the United States have declined significantly over the past several decades, tobacco use disparities remain among some population groups and disproportionately affect members of vulnerable communities. One such group is transgender and gender expansive (TGE) adults, who are twice as likely to smoke …

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Schizophrenia diagnosis rises among Black nursing home residents following start of Medicare initiative

Schizophrenia diagnosis rises among Black nursing home residents following start of Medicare initiative

Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and other brain imaging technologies allow for the study of differences in brain activity in people diagnosed with schizophrenia. The image shows two levels of the brain, with areas that were more active in healthy controls than in schizophrenia patients shown in orange, during an fMRI study of working memory. …

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Online searches for arthritis symptoms increase among UK residents

Online searches for arthritis symptoms increase among UK residents

Online searches for symptoms of arthritis and osteoarthritis increase with residents throughout the UK. As National Arthritis Week approaches, B-Cure Laser by Good Energies have released findings from a study of health issues that are seeing notable spikes in Google search traffic in 2021. The highest searches in the category came around ‘arthritis symptoms’ with …

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Study reveals high burden of COVD-related deaths among kidney transplant recipients and patients with kidney failure

Study reveals high burden of COVD-related deaths among kidney transplant recipients and patients with kidney failure

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Individuals with kidney failure and those who have received a kidney transplant are especially vulnerable to COVID-19 and are thought to have a higher risk of dying from it than adults in the general population. Although most of this evidence comes from small studies, a recent extensive analysis supports these findings. …

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Study: Diagnostic Yield of Screening for SARS-CoV-2 among Patients Admitted for Alternate Diagnoses. Image Credit: SeventyFour/ Shutterstock

Universal screening for SARS-CoV-2 among hospitalized patients may be ineffective

A new preprint shows that universal screening of all hospital admissions for infection with the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is highly inefficient as a screening method in regions with a low prevalence of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the absence of high-risk factors. Study: Diagnostic Yield of Screening for SARS-CoV-2 among …

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Experts note rise in alcohol use among older adults

Experts note rise in alcohol use among older adults

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain As the baby boomer generation moves into retirement age, it is expected that by the year 2034, older adults (ages 65 and up) will outnumber children in the United States for the first time in history. As the population ages, demand for health care will increase, and rising rates of alcohol …

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Study shows SARS-CoV-2 breakthrough infections 18-fold lower than rate of infections among unvaccinated

Study shows SARS-CoV-2 breakthrough infections 18-fold lower than rate of infections among unvaccinated

Vaccine breakthrough infections (VBTs) occur in individuals, even after they have been vaccinated against a particular pathogen. With the radical increase in the number of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases caused by the Delta variant of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in the United States of America, understanding the rate and clinical features …

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