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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, April 1, 2015

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, April 1, 2015
By United Press International UPI Almanac for Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Next-generation GMOs: Pink pineapples and purple tomatoes

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Next-generation GMOs: Pink pineapples and purple tomatoes
WASHINGTON (AP) — Cancer-fighting pink pineapples, heart-healthy purple tomatoes and less fatty vegetable oils may someday be on grocery shelves alongside more traditional products.

Dave Chappelle hit by banana peel during New Mexico show

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Dave Chappelle hit by banana peel during New Mexico show
Kate StantonSANTA FE, N.M., April 1 (UPI) -- Christian Englander has been arrested for throwing a banana peel at Dave Chappelle during his stand-up show in Sante Fe on Monday.

NIH awards $2.1 million grant to counter antibiotic resistance in Gram-negative bacteria

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The National Institutes of Health has awarded Dr. Walter Fast, associate professor of medicinal chemistry at The University of Texas at Austin's College of Pharmacy, a four-year $2.1 million grant to develop small-molecules that counter antibiotic resistance in Gram-negative bacteria. If successful, the research could lead to new drugs for treating bacterial infections that are resistant to most antibiotics.

UTSA biologist recognized for showing leadership in advancing the discipline of reproductive biology

published about 3 hours ago
John McCarrey, professor of biology in the UTSA College of Sciences, has been selected to receive the Distinguished Service Award from the Society for the Study of Reproduction.


Number of childhood cancer survivors increasing, most have morbidities

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(American Association for Cancer Research) The prevalence of childhood cancer survivors is estimated to have increased, and the majority of those who have survived five ... more

Cancer prevention efforts in the US a mixed bag

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(American Cancer Society) While there has been substantial progress in some cancer control efforts in the past several decades, like reductions in smoking and increased ... more

Scientists reveal unique mechanism of natural product with powerful antimicrobial action

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(Scripps Research Institute) Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute have uncovered the unique mechanism of a powerful natural product with wide-ranging ... more

How did he do it? Mayor Bloomberg's public health strategy evaluated in Journal of Public Health Management and Practice

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(Wolters Kluwer Health) How did former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg succeed in achieving so much of his 'comprehensive and far-reaching' public health agenda? ... more

St. Gallen 2015: Latest multidisciplinary research in early breast cancer

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(ecancermedicalscience) The latest challenges of early breast cancer research include refining classification and predicting treatment responses, according to a report on the 14th St. Gallen ... more
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Smoking, poor nutrition, and sexually transmitted infections associated with pelvic inflammatory disease in remote North Queensland Indigenous communities, 1998-2005

published about 9 hours ago
Background: Indigenous women in remote North Queensland have a high prevalence of unhealthy lifestyle behaviors and associated health conditions such as sexual transmitted infections (STI). ... more

Influenza vaccination of primary healthcare physicians may be associated with vaccination in their patients: a vaccination coverage study

published 1 day ago
Background: To assess the contribution of physician-related factors, especially their influenza vaccine status, in the vaccination coverage of their patients. Methods: A study of vaccination ... more

An informed shared decision making programme on the prevention of myocardial infarction for patients with type 2 diabetes in primary care: protocol of a cluster randomised, controlled trial

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Background: International and national societies claim a patient centred approach including shared decision making (SDM) in diabetes care. In a previous project, a SDM programme ... more

Establishing chronic condition concordance and discordance with diabetes: a Delphi study

published Sat, Mar 28 2015 07:00 GMT
Background: The vast majority of patients with diabetes have multiple chronic conditions, increasing complexity of care; however, clinical practice guidelines, interventions, and public reporting metrics ... more

Print versus a culturally-relevant Facebook and text message delivered intervention to promote physical activity in African American women: a randomized pilot trial

published Fri, Mar 27 2015 07:00 GMT
Background: African American women report insufficient physical activity and are disproportionally burdened by associated disease conditions; indicating the need for innovative approaches to promote physical ... more