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2011-09-06 22:52:35

Partner abuse leads to HIV infection, and black women are most at risk. A new study at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing has found that 46 percent of African-American adolescent girls report that their partner did not use a condom the last time they had sex -- often because of partner abuse. The girls described physical and sexual abuse and threats as preventing them from having their partner use condoms. The relationship between HIV and partner abuse is significant: In the...

2011-08-05 00:00:30

Total Living Choices is partnering with researchers from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing to offer a one-hour webinar on programs that impact patients transitioning from the hospital to post-acute care. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) August 04, 2011 Total Living Choices is partnering with researchers from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing to offer a one-hour webinar on programs that impact patients transitioning from the hospital to post-acute care. Kathryn Bowles,...

2011-07-18 16:09:35

A simple eight-question survey administered soon after injury can help predict which of the 30 million Americans seeking hospital treatment for injuries each year may develop depression or post-traumatic stress, report Therese S. Richmond, PhD, CRNP, associate professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, and her colleagues in General Hospital Psychiatry. "Depression and PTSD exert a significant, independent, and persistent effect on general health, work status, somatic...

2011-06-24 10:54:00

PHILADELPHIA, June 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A University of Pennsylvania study will determine if public transit can convey more than people going from point A to point B. Video displays on public buses in Los Angeles will be used to help determine the efficacy of an innovative soap opera-like video program designed to increase HIV testing among low-income African Americans 14 to 24 years of age. The program - "Reality Check" - will be shown on video monitors on public buses over...

2011-06-01 22:31:02

Currently, one in five elderly patients discharged from a hospital is readmitted within a month. Seeking to address the human and substantial financial burden of revolving door hospital readmissions, the Affordable Care Act proposes a number of initiatives to improve care and health outcomes and reduce costs for the growing population of chronically ill people in the U.S. While transitional care is a central theme in these provisions, there is little information available to guide those...

2011-05-16 15:18:19

Despite recent concerns that medications for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) could increase the risk of cardiovascular events in children and adolescents, an observational study conducted by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and HealthCore Inc. finds they are no more likely to die from a severe cardiovascular event than those who do not take the drugs. The findings, published online in the journal Pediatrics, provide the first analysis of such...

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2011-05-16 12:26:25

Scientists said on Monday that kids who take drugs to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) do not appear to have a higher risk of heart problems or death. Parents and doctors have been concerned in recent years about scattered reports regarding sudden deaths among children on the medications. However, researchers said that despite their limitations to study this, they call their findings reassuring. "The risk of death is certainly no higher in children who take ADHD...

2011-04-27 11:35:24

Several genes have been linked to ALS, with one of the most recent called FUS. Two new studies in PLoS Biology, one from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and the other from colleagues at Brandeis University, both examined FUS biology in yeast and found that defects in RNA biology may be central to how FUS contributes to ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease. These findings point to new targets for developing drugs. Proteins aggregate to form insoluble clumps in the brain and spinal...

2011-04-12 15:14:36

Findings might lead to targets for therapy, early detection Squamous cell cancers of the oral cavity and esophagus are common throughout the world, with over 650,000 cases of oral cancer each year and esophageal cancer representing the sixth most common cause of cancer death in men. Research by University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine investigators has shown that a protein that helps cells stick together is frequently absent or out of place in these cancers, but it's unclear if its loss...

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2011-04-12 05:55:00

A new study suggests that people who use certain prescribed antibiotics for treatment of acne are unlikely to develop bacteria resistance to those drugs, even when they use the antibiotics for months at a time. Researchers are surprised by the findings given what is known about bacteria's ability to adapt to common antibiotics and become immune to their effects. And it's interesting because the bacteria the researchers studied -- Staphylococcus aureus -- is the root cause of MRSA. MRSA is...


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  • A blustering, bullying fellow; a pot-valiant braggart; a bully.
This word is named for Draw-Can-Sir, a character in George Villiers' 17th century play The Rehearsal.
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