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Thursday, May 9, 2013

Doctor’s Choice of Words May Influence Family’s Decision to Permit CPR if Critically Ill Patient’s Heart Stops>

A physician’s choice of words when talking with family members about whether or not to try cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) if a critically ill patient’s heart stops may influence the decision, according to a study by University of Pittsburgh researche

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Conflict of Interest supervisor materials due May 15, 2013>

Attention department chairs, deans & regional campus presidents: Conflict of Interest Management Reporting Forms & Annual Data Summary Reports are due May 15, 2013. Please see the www.coi.pitt.edu/COI Filing Process/Supervisor Responsibilities for instructions.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Pitt’s Serendipitous Scientific Discovery Holds Potential in Destroying Drug-Resistant Bacteria>

Through the serendipity of science, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh have discovered a potential treatment for deadly, drug-resistant bacterial infections that uses the same approach that HIV uses to infect cells.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Child Neurodevelopmental and Mental Health Disabilities on the Rise, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC Study Finds>

More children have disabilities now than a decade ago, and the greatest increase is among children of higher-income families, according to a Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC study.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Adding Breast Milk Ingredient to Formula Could Prevent Deadly Intestinal Problem in Premature Babies>

An ingredient that naturally occurs in breast milk might be used to prevent premature babies from developing a deadly intestinal condition that currently is largely incurable.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

STAT MedEvac Aims to Reduce Trauma Deaths by Providing Plasma on Helicopters >

Trauma experts at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and UPMC will launch a multi-center trial this summer to see if they can improve survival of patients who have suffered traumatic injuries with uncontrolled bleeding.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Study Finds Late-Life Depression Associated with Increased Risk of Dementia >

Late-life depression is associated with an increased risk for all-cause dementia, Alzheimer’s disease and, most predominantly, vascular dementia, according to the results of a new meta-analysis published today in the British Journal of Psychiatry.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Coaching Boys into Men Program Proves Effective in Preventing Teen Dating Violence, Follow-Up Study Finds>

Coaching Boys into Men (CBIM), a program that seeks to reduce dating violence and sexual assault, is proven effective to reduce abusive behaviors among male athletes toward their female partners according to a new study.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Many Stressors Associated With Fracking Due to Perceived Lack of Transparency and Trust, Pitt Finds>

Pennsylvania residents living near unconventional natural gas developments using hydraulic fracturing, known by the slang term “fracking,” attribute several dozen health concerns and stressors to the Marcellus Shale developments in their area.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Pitt Hosts Second Annual University of Pittsburgh-Tsinghua University Joint Symposium on Medical Sciences>

Researchers from Pitt's School of Medicine and Tsinghua University, Beijing, China will hold their second annual joint symposium on the medical sciences.