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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.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

First Mellon Scholars Appointed to The Richard King Mellon Foundation Institute for Pediatric Research at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC>

Stephen Maricich, MD, PhD, and Timothy Sanders, MD, PhD, have been named as the first two physician-scientists in the Richard King Mellon Foundation Institute for Pediatric Research Mellon Scholars Program.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Pitt Team Finds Melatonin Delays ALS Symptom Onset and Death in Mice >

According to a new Pitt study, melatonin injections delayed symptom onset and reduced mortality in a mouse model of the neurodegenerative condition amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Mild Blast Injury Causes Molecular Changes in Brain Akin to Alzheimer’s Disease, Pitt-Led Team Says>

A multicenter study led by scientists at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine shows that mild traumatic brain injury after blast exposure produces patterns akin to disorders of memory processing such as Alzheimer’s disease