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Monday, June 18, 2012

Popular Weight-loss Surgery Increases Risk of Alcohol Use Disorders, Study Finds>

People who receive the most popular weight-loss surgical procedure are at increased risk of developing symptoms of alcohol use disorders, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH) researchers have discovered.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Sleep Linked to CRP Levels in Teens>

Adolescents appear to have higher levels of the cardiovascular risk marker C-reactive protein during the school week than over the weekend, Pitt researchers reported at the annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies in Boston.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC Chief Appointed President of the American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology>

A. Kim Ritchey, M.D., chief, Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, has been named president of the American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology (ASPHO).

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Parkinson's Disease: Reasons for Hope>

Parkinson's disease research has exploded in recent years, with each new finding giving patients renewed hope. Harvard theologian Peter Gomes once wrote, “Hope doesn’t get you out, but it does get you through. To be without hope, is to be without a future.”

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Talking LGBT Health>

LGBT people face the same health concerns as anyone else, but in some cases, they face greater risk for problems such as breast cancer, HIV, hepatitis, and stress-related conditions. Dr. Ronald Stall talks to Essential Public Radio.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Pitt Scientists Find Treatment Doubles Survival in Patients with Skin Cancer That Has Spread to Brain ​>

In the largest study of its kind, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI) scientists have presented work of an international trial that shows that an oral molecular inhibitor therapy more than doubles survival in people who have melanoma that has progressed to the brain.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

What's Different About the Brains of People with Autism?>

Nancy Minshew, professor of psychiatry and neurology and the director of the Center for Excellence in Autism Research at the University of Pittsburgh, and Marcel Just, a professor at Carnegie Mellon’s psychology department, discuss their autism research on Pittsburgh's Essential Public Radio station.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

1 in 3 College Students Has Smoked Hookah>

Dr. Brian Primack’s latest study, published in the June issue of the journal Nicotine and Tobacco Research, finds that 1 in 3 current college students has smoked hookah at some point; more than 50 percent of those students were not cigarette smokers.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Who Sleeps Better at Night?>

Couples may get health benefits simply from sleeping in the same bed, a burgeoning field of study is showing. In fact, some scientists believe that sleeping with a partner may be a major reason why people with close relationships tend to be in better health and live longer.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

One-Third of all College Students Report Hookah Smoking Pitt Study Finds>

Nearly 1 in 3 U.S. college students has smoked tobacco from a hookah, according to the findings of a large nationwide study led by the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.