More than half of US hospitals not in compliance with new pricing disclosure rules in first five months

A study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health that examined U.S. hospital compliance with new rules requiring hospitals to disclose prices found wide fluctuations across states, with some states achieving 75 percent or higher compliance and others coming in at 25 percent or lower. Taken together, more than half—55 […]

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Exercise during middle age may prevent age-related chronic diseases

Middle-aged endurance athletes have better control of blood pressure and higher arterial elasticity (a noninvasive measure of cardiovascular risk) than sedentary adults in the same age group. They also displayed comparable levels of these factors compared to young adults, thanks to regular aerobic exercise, according to new results from a joint study by physiologists in […]

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Air pollution exposure during pregnancy is linked with greater risk of depression among Latinas

Low-income Hispanic/Latina women who are exposed to higher levels of air pollution during mid-pregnancy are at greater risk of depression one year postpartum, according to a USC MADRES Center for Environmental Health Disparities study. The research, published recently in the journal Environmental Health, followed 180 women from early pregnancy to one year after giving birth, […]

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Improved parenting reduced youth suicide risk by combating negative self-views in bereaved children

Children who have experienced the death of a parent are at an increased risk for mental health disorders, depression, and suicide, but a new study from a researcher with UConn’s Department of Human Development & Family Sciences is shining light on how supporting surviving parents can help reduce suicide risk in vulnerable youth. “Researchers have […]

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First patient-specific zebrafish model for arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy

The research groups of Jeroen Bakkers (Hubrecht Institute/UMC Utrecht) and Toon van Veen (UMC Utrecht) report the first patient-specific model for the heart disease arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy (ACM). They were able to simulate the human form of this disease by introducing a genetic mutation called Phospholamban (PLN) p.Arg14del in zebrafish. The cellular changes resulting from the […]

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