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College students surveyed on guns on campus

HUNTSVILLE -- Students from two university campuses in Texas and Washington recently were surveyed on allowing concealed handguns on campus. According to research led by Dr. Jeffrey Bouffard at Sam Houston State University's College of Criminal Ju...

Public’s budget priorities differ dramatically from House and Obama

COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- When it comes to the federal budget, the public is on a different page than either the House of Representatives or the Obama Administration -- with a different set of priorities and a greater willingness to cut spending and ...

Portable, less costly peritoneal dialysis shows no additional catheter risk factors

DALLAS -- March 3, 2011 -- Patients with end-stage renal disease who opt for peritoneal dialysis experience no greater risk of catheter infection than those who undergo hemodialysis, a retrospective study at UT Southwestern Medical Center has foun...

6-month drug regimen cuts HIV risk for breastfeeding infants, NIH study...

Giving breastfeeding infants of HIV-infected mothers a daily dose of the antiretroviral drug nevirapine for six months halved the risk of HIV transmission to the infants at age 6 months compared with giving infants the drug daily for six weeks, acco...

Study: Over 16-year span, Wisconsin teacher salaries lag private sector wages

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- New research by a University of Illinois expert in employment relations and labor economics shows that, for more than a decade, Wisconsin teacher salaries have fallen behind changes in the cost of living as well as wage growth in...

New national study finds boxing injuries on the rise; youth head...

The risk and nature of injury in the sport of boxing has generated a great deal of controversy in the medical community, especially in relation to youth boxing. A new study, conducted by researchers in the Center for Injury Research and Policy...

Berkeley scientists highlight challenges of meeting state energy goals by 2050

California is showing the way for the rest of the nation in terms of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, having set an ambitious goal to reduce these emissions to 80 percent below 1990 levels by the year 2050. Given that energy demand is projected ...

New study: Medical and financial impact of drug-related poisonings treated in...

Over the past decade, drug-related poisonings have been on the rise in the United States. In fact, in many states drug-related poisoning deaths have now surpassed motor vehicle crash fatalities to become the leading cause of injury death. While th...

Journal ‘Chest’: News briefs from the March 2011 issue

SMOKING CESSATION HIGHER WITH VARENICLINE COMPARED WITH PLACEBO IN PATIENTS WITH COPD New research shows that patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have higher smoking cessation rates with varenicline compared with placebo. In ...

Intervention helps women manage weight during and after pregnancy

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] -- Excessive weight gain isn't healthy at any stage of life, but during pregnancy it can do lasting harm to the mother and baby alike. Now researchers at Brown University and The Miriam Hospital are encouraged b...

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