ADHD Drug Helps Menopausal Women With Focus, Memory Deficits, Penn Study Shows
At menopause, many women begin to notice a decline in their attention, organization, and short-term memory. These cognitive symptoms can lead to professional and personal challenges and unwarranted fears of early-onset dementia.
Two Penn Students Named Albert Schweitzer Fellows
PHILADELPHIA — Two graduate students from the University of Pennsylvania, along with 13 others from the greater Philadelphia region, have each been awarded an Albert Schweitzer Fellowship.
Penn Forum in New York to Examine How the Urban Environment Impacts Women’s Health
WHAT: “Healthy Cities: Healthy Women,” a forum on how the health of women, the health impact of living in an urban environment and the practice of public health intersect.
National Institute of Nursing Research Director to Speak at Penn Nursing School on the Future of Nursing
WHO: Patricia Grady, Director, National Institute of Nursing Research WHAT: “The Future of Nursing Science” WHEN: May 11, 2011 Noon-1 p.m. WHERE: University of Pennsylvania Claire Fagan Hall
Penn Study: Black Cardiac Arrest Patients More Apt to Be Admitted to Hospitals With Lowest Survival Rates
PHILADELPHIA – Black cardiac arrest victims are more likely to die when they’re treated in hospitals that care for a large black population than when they’re brought to hospitals with a greater proportion of white patients, according to new research from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.
NIH Director Francis Collins to Join Penn Celebration Dedicating Translational Research Center
PHILADELPHIA – National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director Francis Collins, MD, PhD, will join Penn scientists and physicians in celebrating the opening of the new Translational Research Center (TRC) Tuesday.
National Trial Shows Equal Efficacy of Two Medications Used to Treat Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a disease that damages the retina and can destroy central vision, affects approximately 1.6 million Americans. For the past five years, there has been active debate over treatment options for AMD patients because ophthalmologists have not had accurate data regarding the true efficacy of the most commonly used medication.
Penn Vet study examines why and when dogs bite children
Hospitals treat hundreds of thousands of dog bite injuries every year—most of them to children—but detailed information about the incidents themselves are hard to come by.
Studies of Mutated Protein in Lou Gehrig’s Disease Reveal Paths for Drug Discovery, Penn Study Suggests
Several genes have been linked to ALS, with one of the most recent called FUS.
Penn Forum to Examine How Women’s Health Is Impacted by Urban Environment
PHILADELPHIA –- Leaders in health care, urban planning and public health will meet for the first time May 5 in New York to discuss ways to improve practice and policy to address unique health challenges of women in cities.
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Who gets a vaccine first? U.S. considers race in coronavirus plans
Harald Schmidt of the Perelman School of Medicine said courts would likely strike down any vaccine prioritization model based on race and ethnicity, proposing instead an approach that considers socioeconomic status. “It’s imperative that we pay attention to how COVID has impacted the health of minorities differently; otherwise it compounds the inequalities we’ve seen,” he said.
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Fighting the coronavirus infodemic
Alison Buttenheim of the School of Nursing spoke about the spread of misinformation online. "In our hyper-polarized and politicized climate, many folks just inherently mistrust advice or evidence that comes from an opposing political party," she said.
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The wilderness of rare genetic diseases and the parents navigating it
Jim Wilson of the Perelman School of Medicine spoke about his research at Penn’s Orphan Disease Center. “When I was practicing clinical genetics, it was limited to diagnosis and prognosis,” he said. “Now, in a limited number of diseases, there are potential treatments, if not cures.”
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Coronavirus: Wear masks in crowded public spaces, says science body
Paul Edelstein of the Perelman School of Medicine spoke about the effectiveness of face masks in preventing the spread of COVID-19. "There are people without symptoms going about their daily business who are unknowingly breathing out droplets that are carrying the virus," he said. "If they had their faces covered the majority of those droplets would be caught before they can infect other people. Wearing face coverings can help save lives and prevent disabling illnesses."
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How blood type may affect your coronavirus risk
Lewis Kaplan of the Perelman School of Medicine said people with a lower risk of contracting COVID-19 according to their blood type shouldn’t get overly confident. "It might mean they have less risk, but if you engage in risky behavior, we don't know just how much risk you need to incur to overwhelm whatever potential protection you might have," he said. "We have no clue."
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