Ohio State News (medical)

2019
September
11,
2019
| 12:00 PM America/New_York
Contrary to popular belief, war is not declining, according to a new analysis of the last 200 years of international conflict. ...
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September
10,
2019
| 03:28 PM America/New_York
For the first time, research in mice has shown a link between a genetic mutation, flu and heart irregularities that researchers say might one day improve the care of flu patients. ...
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September
09,
2019
| 01:27 PM America/New_York
A team of paleoclimatologists on a recent expedition to recover glacier ice in Peru encountered the anger of a local community, fueled by local politics that had nothing to do with science. Here's what happened next.  ...
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September
06,
2019
| 05:04 PM America/New_York
Suicide is becoming more common in America, an increase most pronounced in rural areas, new research has found. ...
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September
05,
2019
| 02:00 PM America/New_York
Just because students ace their tests in health class doesn’t mean they will remember and use lessons about preventing pregnancy and HIV infection when it counts, a new study suggests. ...
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September
04,
2019
| 08:00 PM America/New_York
Women who choose to shave or wax their pubic hair might not be raising their risk of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) after all, according to a new study that found no connection between “extreme” grooming and chlamydia or gonorrhea. ...
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September
03,
2019
| 10:28 PM America/New_York
Fighting the opioid epidemic is considered by many health practitioners at The Ohio State University not just a professional responsibility, but also a moral imperative. ...
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August
28,
2019
| 04:48 PM America/New_York
The Mental Health @ OSU Conference at Pfahl Hall featured faculty, staff and students discussing advances in technology and medicine as well as new services and support for the campus community. ...
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August
16,
2019
| 02:25 PM America/New_York
The MINDSTRONG program is a seven-week cognitive-behavioral skills-building program that promotes and supports mental health and mental resiliency. ...
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August
12,
2019
| 04:34 PM America/New_York
For researchers with The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, the work to identify new flu strains and increase the effectiveness of the flu vaccine begins in an unlikely place – pig barns at state and county fairs nationwide. ...
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August
08,
2019
| 11:01 AM America/New_York
Electromagnetic fields might help prevent some breast cancers from spreading to other parts of the body, new research has found. ...
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July
31,
2019
| 05:28 PM America/New_York
About 20 million students begin college each fall and, for many of them, it’s the first time they’re on their own – taking sole responsibility for their academics, daily routine and, most importantly, their health. Preparing to take the reins of thei...
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July
29,
2019
| 03:08 PM America/New_York
A new study has uncovered concerning gaps in knowledge about birth control effectiveness. About half of the women in the study who used condoms mistakenly thought they were the most effective pregnancy prevention. ...
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July
24,
2019
| 03:23 PM America/New_York
It’s possible that a lock of hair could one day aid in the diagnosis of depression and in efforts to monitor the effects of treatment, said the author of a new study examining cortisol levels in the hair of teens. ...
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July
23,
2019
| 02:50 PM America/New_York
Getting up close – and a little dirty – with farm animals just might help us fend off illness, say researchers who’ve further demonstrated the benefits of early exposure to a wide variety of environmental bacteria. ...
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July
01,
2019
| 03:27 PM America/New_York
Domestic violence survivors commonly suffer repeated blows to the head and strangulation, trauma that has lasting effects that should be widely recognized by advocates, health care providers, law enforcement and others who are in a position to help, ...
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June
27,
2019
| 09:24 PM America/New_York
Experts at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and 45 worldwide scientific and medical societies are pushing to change national guidelines that would allow more patients with the chronic diseases of obesity and diabetes to be eligible for...
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June
25,
2019
| 01:30 PM America/New_York
A study of thousands of patients’ health records found that those who were prescribed cholesterol-lowering statins had at least double the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. ...
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June
24,
2019
| 01:00 PM America/New_York
Young people are less likely to be carded for cigarettes in certain types of shops, particularly in those that heavily advertise tobacco, a new study has found. ...
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June
06,
2019
| 01:30 PM America/New_York
Careful documentation of a hospice patient’s end-of-life wishes – and prominently noting that information in health records early – could prevent unwanted hospitalizations and medical interventions, a new study suggests. Researchers at The Ohio St...
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May
24,
2019
| 05:02 PM America/New_York
The Quality and Professional Affairs Committee of the Wexner Medical Center Board will meet from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 28, in Room H1225 (Huntington Board Room) at the Ross Heart Hospital, 452 W. 10th Ave. The agenda is as follows: 4 –...
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April
26,
2019
| 09:07 PM America/New_York
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center will open a $2.6 million inpatient unit expansion on the fifth floor of Harding Hospital to provide additional access for mental and behavioral health services. The 18 new private rooms, which had pr...
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April
19,
2019
| 05:49 PM America/New_York
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Quality and Professional Affairs Committee of the Wexner Medical Center Board will meet from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 23, in Room H1225 (Huntington Board Room) at the Ross Heart Hospital, 452 W. 10th Ave. The agenda is...
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April
18,
2019
| 08:03 PM America/New_York
Through a newly awarded $65.9 million federal research grant to address the opioid epidemic, The Ohio State University will lead a consortium of academic, state and community partners that aims to reduce overdose deaths by 40% over three years. Th...
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April
17,
2019
| 11:00 PM America/New_York
Our system for protecting health data in the United States is fundamentally broken and we need a national effort to rethink how we safeguard this information, say three experts in data privacy. In a perspective article in the April 18, 2019, issue...
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April
03,
2019
| 09:58 PM America/New_York
  Blooming spring flowers signal the beginning of spring, but for millions of people, they also signal the onset of the misery: allergy and asthma season. Itchy, watery eyes; sneezing, runny nose; cough and wheezing are triggered by an overreacti...
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March
26,
2019
| 02:56 PM America/New_York
Researchers with The Ohio State University College of Medicine and The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center have identified a metabolic process in the heart that, if treated, could someday prevent or slow the progression of heart failure. T...
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March
18,
2019
| 05:01 AM America/New_York
For the first time, researchers have evidence that fibromyalgia can be reliably detected in blood samples – work they hope will pave the way for a simple, fast diagnosis. In a study that appears in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, researchers ...
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March
14,
2019
| 05:01 AM America/New_York
Green tea cut obesity and a number of inflammatory biomarkers linked with poor health in a new study. Mice fed a diet of 2 percent green tea extract fared far better than those that ate a diet without it, a finding that has prompted an upcoming st...
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March
13,
2019
| 03:58 PM America/New_York
Researchers with The Ohio State University College of Medicine, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and Nationwide Children’s Hospital have found that a simple urine test can rapidly detect one of the world’s deadliest pregnancy-related c...
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