Black and Hispanic teens see risky behaviors on social media, but few actually post about them
The research, from Penn Nursing and Annenberg, points to a need to change the feedback loop on these channels and to dispel myths about what constitutes normal behaviors.
Thoughts from a medical ethicist on gene editing babies
In a Q&A, PIK Professor Jonathan Moreno discusses using CRISPR technology on humans and the future of the field.
How will the midterms affect health care, women’s health, and climate change?
Next week’s midterm elections will affect health-related issues. Three Penn experts weigh in with their opinions on how the results may change health care in general, women’s health, and environmental policy.
The right prescription: Penn Medicine and Wharton launch executive health care leadership program
The two schools are joining forces to launch an executive health care leadership program, Leadership in a New Era of Health Care, for senior-level leaders in health care and academic medicine.
Promoting innovative, reproducible science: Penn’s Research Excellence Initiative
The two-year effort includes electronic research notebooks, a research symposium, and a task force of faculty and students, all spearheaded by the Office of the Vice Provost for Research.
How many American cities protect the rights of employed breastfeeding mothers?
In the United States, the majority of women have to work. But of the 151 largest U.S. cities, only New York and Philadelphia safeguard their rights.
The transforming power of global aid on health care—and care giving
Foreign aid makes up close to half of Mozambique’s national health care budget. In a new book, Ramah McKay of the School of Arts and Science lends a critical eye toward how this influx of global health dollars is felt on the ground, by caregivers and patients alike.
‘Candy aspirin,’ safety caps, and the history of children’s drugs
When St. Joseph Aspirin for Children was introduced in the 1940s, it was formulated to be attractive in taste and color to its young audience. Dubbed “candy aspirin,” the product became popular—fast. As a consequence, aspirin poisonings of children under five skyrocketed.
Two Penn professors named Guggenheim Fellows
The School of Arts and Sciences’ Charles Yang and Charles L. Bosk, also of the Perelman School of Medicine, have been named Guggenheim Fellows.
Second lady of Ghana visits Penn
The second lady of Ghana, Hajia Samira Bawumia, spoke to an energized room in Penn Nursing’s Fagin Hall about what’s needed to forge ahead on the road to progress on the African continent as a whole and in her home country.
In the News
Despite Push for a Universal Flu Vaccine, the ‘Holy Grail’ Stays Out of Reach
Scott Hensley of the Perelman School of Medicine reacts to news that Massachusetts Senator Edward Markey has introduced a $1 billion bill to fund the search for a universal flu vaccine.
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Make America Healthy Again: Rethinking the Federal Budget to Improve Our Health
HUP physician James D. Park proposed that U.S. lawmakers would be wise to expand and support social programs in order to achieve better health outcomes for low-income individuals.
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