Study Offers Insight into Combating Male Infertility
Health
Study Offers Insight into Combating Male Infertility
2021-06-16 14:12:17
by Alexa Hornbeck

Researchers from the Guangzhou Women and Children's Medical Center in China published a study this week in the medical journal Development, offering new insight into preventing infertility in men.  Currently, at least 30 million men worldwide are infertile, and one... Read More

More Evidence Suggests COVID-19 Was in US by Christmas 2019
Research
More Evidence Suggests COVID-19 Was in US by Christmas 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — A new analysis of blood samples from 24,000 Americans taken early last year is the latest and largest study to suggest that the new coronavirus popped up in the U.S. in December 2019 — weeks before... Read More

Researchers: More Voices Needed to Shape Future of Work
In The News
Researchers: More Voices Needed to Shape Future of Work
2021-06-07 17:04:32
by Dan McCue

A quartet of researchers in the United Kingdom say while the COVID-19 pandemic forced employers and employees alike into a “mass experiment” of workplace adjustments, the real work on what the future of work will look like is only just... Read More

Harvard Researchers Recommend Census Not Use Privacy Tool
In The News
Harvard Researchers Recommend Census Not Use Privacy Tool

A group of Harvard researchers has come out against the U.S. Census Bureau's use of a controversial method to protect privacy with the numbers used for redrawing congressional and legislative districts, saying it doesn't produce data good enough for redistricting.... Read More

Blood Donations Safe Under Current COVID-19 Screening Guidelines
Research
Blood Donations Safe Under Current COVID-19 Screening Guidelines
2021-06-03 12:06:40
by TWN Staff

A new study by researchers at the National Institutes of Health and their colleagues has found that SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, does not appear to pose a threat to the safety of the nation’s blood supply.  The analysis,... Read More

Research Links Coffee Consumption to Longer Life
Research
Research Links Coffee Consumption to Longer Life
2021-05-27 14:35:06
by TWN Staff

Consuming more than three cups of coffee per day can decrease the risk of "all- cause mortality," according to recent research from South Korea published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The researchers were examining the association between... Read More

Storytelling Increases Oxytocin in Children Admitted to ICU
Mental Health
Storytelling Increases Oxytocin in Children Admitted to ICU
2021-05-26 20:24:12
by Alexa Hornbeck

A study published this week indicates that just one session of storytelling can increase oxytocin, reduce cortisol and pain, and promote positive emotional shifts in children admitted into an intensive care unit. “As a storyteller myself I decided to investigate... Read More

New Research Recommends Lowering Screening Age for Colorectal Cancer
Health
New Research Recommends Lowering Screening Age for Colorectal Cancer
2021-05-26 12:07:51
by Alexa Hornbeck

Researchers at Envision Healthcare and Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai recommend lowering the screening age for colorectal cancer from 50 to 45 years old based on new research.  The Mount Sinai team analyzed approximately 3 million colonoscopies performed... Read More

Researchers Conduct Survey to Understand Menstruation Changes from COVID-19 Vaccine
Science
Researchers Conduct Survey to Understand Menstruation Changes from COVID-19 Vaccine
2021-05-19 14:14:10
by Alexa Hornbeck

Questions are emerging as to whether women's menstrual cycles are impacted by COVID-19 vaccines, and two women researchers are conducting a survey to figure out if there are impacts and if so, why they are happening. “A lot of people... Read More

Study: Children up to Age 9 Unlikely to Spread COVID-19
Research
Study: Children up to Age 9 Unlikely to Spread COVID-19
2021-05-12 12:54:40
by Alexa Hornbeck

According to a recent study which followed a cohort of Israeli children there is little chance that kids up to age 9 will spread COVID-19 while returning to school.    “The main question was whether school reopening was accompanied by higher... Read More

Sensor Tool Lights the Way For Non-Hallucinogenic Drug Development
Science
Sensor Tool Lights the Way For Non-Hallucinogenic Drug Development
2021-05-05 14:02:37
by Alexa Hornbeck

Last week researchers at the University of California, Davis, published a study about a genetically encoded sensor called “PsychLight,” capable of detecting hallucinogenic compounds in the brain of mice, and how those compounds bind to receptors.  “The most shocking thing... Read More

More Research Needed on Impact of COVID-19 on HIV
Health
More Research Needed on Impact of COVID-19 on HIV
2021-04-09 20:12:02
by Alexa Hornbeck

BETHESDA, Md. - The National Institutes of Health released a call for research on how COVID-19 may be indirectly and directly impacting those with HIV. According to the written statement the, “COVID-19 pandemic is affecting people with or at risk... Read More

America’s Bald Eagle Population Continues to Soar
Environment
America’s Bald Eagle Population Continues to Soar
2021-03-25 20:18:14
by TWN Staff

Populations of the American bald eagle — the bold national symbol of the United States — have quadrupled since 2009, according to a new report by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and its partners. Bald eagles once teetered on the brink of extinction, reaching... Read More

Lancet Report Slams Trump Administration Policies as 'Virulently Racist' and Lethal
Research
Lancet Report Slams Trump Administration Policies as 'Virulently Racist' and Lethal
2021-02-16 13:51:54
by Daniel Mollenkamp

A report in a major peer-reviewed journal described the effects of the Trump administration's policies on public health in the US as devastating, virulently racist, and lethally bad for public health. The report, which was published on Feb. 10 by... Read More

CDC Report Shows LGBTQ More at Risk From COVID-19
Health
CDC Report Shows LGBTQ More at Risk From COVID-19
2021-02-05 21:46:11
by Daniel Mollenkamp

The Centers for Disease Control issued a report on Thursday that said LGBTQ people are more at risk of severe coronavirus than the general American population because of underlying health conditions and called for more data to be collected. According... Read More

New Studies Stress Importance of Environment in Cognitive Performance
Science
New Studies Stress Importance of Environment in Cognitive Performance
2021-02-04 15:39:57
by Daniel Mollenkamp

Two new studies paint a clear picture of the long-lasting, corrosive effects of poor sleep on the brain by linking neighborhood conditions to memory loss and cognitive performance in adolescents.  The first study found that persistent loud noises and other... Read More

New Study Shows State of Charitable Giving During COVID-19 Pandemic
Charitable Giving
New Study Shows State of Charitable Giving During COVID-19 Pandemic
2021-02-02 19:52:38
by Sara Wilkerson

A new study from DealAid.org shows that over 70% of Americans have made a donation to charitable organizations in 2020, a near 10% increase from those who donated to charities in 2019. Over 1,100 Americans were surveyed to determine how... Read More

Fed Up With the Election? Science Explains How Politics Got So Awful
Research
Fed Up With the Election? Science Explains How Politics Got So Awful

One year ago, a report from the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security assessed the readiness of 195 countries around the world to confront a deadly disease outbreak. Topping the list of most-prepared nations was the United States of America. But that forecast... Read More

Flying is Safer Than Grocery Shopping or Eating Out, Report Says
Health
Flying is Safer Than Grocery Shopping or Eating Out, Report Says

Flying ranks below grocery shopping and eating in a restaurant when it comes to the risk of contracting COVID-19 in a public place, a new study claims. It's all in the ventilation and the protocols, researchers at Harvard University's T.H. Chan School... Read More

Pre-Pandemic, National Food Insecurity Dropped to Lowest Level Since Great Recession
Agriculture
Pre-Pandemic, National Food Insecurity Dropped to Lowest Level Since Great Recession
2020-09-10 15:22:53
by Reece Nations

WASHINGTON – Last year, roughly 10.5% of all U.S. households lacked access to enough food for “an active, healthy life for all household members,” according to a report from the USDA’s Economic Research Service. This figure is down slightly from... Read More

Survey: Number of Uninsured Americans Increased in 2019
Insurance
Survey: Number of Uninsured Americans Increased in 2019

WASHINGTON — Roughly 33.2 million Americans, or 10.3%, lacked health insurance in 2019, according to new data released Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The rate is slightly higher than the 30.4 million, or 9.4%, who were... Read More

Community College Enrollments Down Due to Uncertainties Caused by COVID-19
Education
Community College Enrollments Down Due to Uncertainties Caused by COVID-19
2020-09-04 20:51:45
by Sara Wilkerson

Community colleges saw a nearly 6% decline in enrollments this summer due to uncertainties stemming from the coronavirus outbreak, according to a new report from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center. Community colleges were not the only institutions to face... Read More

House, Senate Pass Bills to Study the Number of Cancers Striking Military Pilots
Military
House, Senate Pass Bills to Study the Number of Cancers Striking Military Pilots

WASHINGTON — The Department of Defense would be required to identify how many of its current or former aviators have been diagnosed with cancer in bills passed by the House and Senate this week, a study long sought by military... Read More

The More We Stay Home, The Less the Coronavirus Spreads. Here’s the Evidence
Health
The More We Stay Home, The Less the Coronavirus Spreads. Here’s the Evidence

Remember when you decided against a trip to the dog park, a meet-up at a sports bar, or a visit to your sister’s house? New research shows that such social distancing decisions mattered back in April, when the coronavirus was... Read More

FDA Issues Draft Guidance on Cannabis Research
In The News
FDA Issues Draft Guidance on Cannabis Research
2020-07-22 12:43:42
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Food and Drug Administration issued a draft guidance establishing rules for lawfully researching cannabis. The guidance is limited to the development of drugs and does not cover other FDA-regulated products. Nevertheless, the release of the document and... Read More

U.S. State Legislatures Are Disproportionately White and Male, Study Finds
Research
U.S. State Legislatures Are Disproportionately White and Male, Study Finds
2020-07-13 20:45:50
by Gaspard Le Dem

WASHINGTON - The vast majority of state legislators in the U.S. are white and male, while first and second-generation immigrants tend to lack representation, according to a new report by New American Leaders, a nonprofit organization working for diversity in... Read More

Most College Students Struggling With Food Or Housing During The Pandemic, Report Says
Education
Most College Students Struggling With Food Or Housing During The Pandemic, Report Says
2020-06-18 13:36:15
by Gaspard Le Dem

Roughly three in five college students in America are struggling to meet basic living needs like food and housing during the coronavirus crisis, according to a new report by The Hope Center. The study, which surveyed more than 38,000 students... Read More

How Has the Electorate Changed Since Trump? The Gender Gap is Wider, Research Shows
Political News
How Has the Electorate Changed Since Trump? The Gender Gap is Wider, Research Shows

WASHINGTON — There are several noticeable changes in the makeup of the Democratic and Republican parties since Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election, according to the Pew Research Center. Reports of a widened gender gap and more minorities leaning... Read More

Social Distancing Not As Effective as Hoped, New Modeling Shows
Health
Social Distancing Not As Effective as Hoped, New Modeling Shows

MINNEAPOLIS — New modeling by Minnesota researchers of the COVID-19 pandemic showed that social distancing isn’t as effective as initially expected in reducing deaths and infections, but will still help protect the state from a novel and highly infectious coronavirus.... Read More

New Study Shows Why Democrats Should Be Cautious of Biden’s National Polling Lead
Research
New Study Shows Why Democrats Should Be Cautious of Biden’s National Polling Lead

WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton famously lost to Donald Trump in 2016 despite winning more votes overall because she underperformed in key states in the Electoral College. But a new study released Wednesday quantifies exactly how many votes the former Democratic... Read More

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