Outline of the processing of gene expression data from regional probe level to enrichment map for the identification of functionally coherent clusters of gene sets. Credit: Bartrés-Faz et al., JNeurosci (2019) Prefrontal brain regions linked to higher educational attainment are characterized by increased expression of genes involved in neurotransmission and immunity, finds a study of […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Previous studies have suggested that having a higher level of education may protect the brain to some extent against dementia, providing a “cognitive reserve” that buffers against the disease. But results have been mixed, and a new study finds that education does not play a role in when the disease starts […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 6, 2019 — There are plenty of good reasons to seek a higher education, but avoiding Alzheimer’s disease probably isn’t one of them, new research suggests. The study found that a person’s level of education wasn’t related to the onset of memory and thinking (“cognitive”) troubles, or the rate at which dementia progressed. […]Continue Reading ...
Students who receive sexuality education, including refusal skills training, before college matriculation are at lower risk of experiencing sexual assault during college, according to new research published today in PLOS ONE. The latest publication from Columbia University’s Sexual Health Initiative to Foster Transformation (SHIFT) project suggests that sexuality education during high school may have a […]Continue Reading ...
The Cancer Patient Education Network (CPEN) honored the Patient Education Team from Penn Medicine’s OncoLink with the 2018 Excellence in Patient Education Award. The award recognizes individuals or programs that use creative approaches to develop and circulate cancer education to patients and health care professionals. The OncoLink team received the award Friday during the CPEN […]Continue Reading ...
Teens who took a supplemental drivers’ education program — including tours of emergency rooms, intensive care units and a morgue — showed greater awareness of the consequences of risky driving and of how they can avoid dangers, a Baylor University study found. But data from a two-month follow-up to the program was inconclusive as to […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Spending more years in full time education is associated with a greater risk of developing short-sightedness (myopia), finds a study published by The BMJ today. The researchers say their study provides “strong evidence” that more time spent in education is a risk factor for myopia, and that the findings “have important […]Continue Reading ...
May 17, 2018 Brazilians with less education are more likely to self-report as being in poor health, according to a study using data from nationwide surveys distributed every five years from 1998 to 2013. The study also found that general subjective health did not improve over the study period, even though more people gained education […]Continue Reading ...
Home News Professional Program in Peds Rheumatology Clinic Ups Education on Teratogenic Rx TUESDAY, March 5, 2019 — A series of interventions introduced through a quality improvement project can increase the frequency of both teratogen education and urine pregnancy screening in patients taking teratogenic medications for rheumatic disease, according to a study published online March […]Continue Reading ...
In Afghanistan’s most underdeveloped regions, attitudes towards education and child marriage appear to have changed significantly since the overthrow of the Taliban government in 2002, according to a study led by researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The study, published online November 22 in the Journal of Adolescent Health, included interviews with […]Continue Reading ...
Parents educated beyond high school invest more in family health care, reducing the likelihood of adverse medical conditions despite differences in family income and health insurance, according to a recent Rutgers study that appeared in the Southern Economic Journal. The study, led by Alan Monheit and Irina Grafova, at Rutgers School of Public Health, examined […]Continue Reading ...
After Kenneth Gibbs, Jr. earned his PhD in immunology from Stanford in 2010, he wanted to help as many people as possible. “I believed I could make a difference in the culture of science, and saw policy/government as a way to do that,” he said in an alumni feature story. Now, as a program director at […]Continue Reading ...
August 21, 2018 Six diabetes educators were honored for their achievements in the field of diabetes education and their dedication to the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) during its annual conference. Award winners are: Diabetes Educator of the Year Award Honoring a diabetes educator who has made a special contribution to the field through […]Continue Reading ...
THURSDAY, June 7, 2018 — More time spent in education seems to be a causal risk factor for myopia, according to a study published online June 6 in The BMJ. Edward Mountjoy, Ph.D., from the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom, and colleagues conducted a bidirectional, two sample mendelian randomization study using publicly available […]Continue Reading ...
May 4, 2018 In education circles, it is widely accepted that minorities are overrepresented in special education. New research from the University of Kansas has found, in terms of autism, minorities are widely underrepresented in special education. The underrepresentation varies widely from state to state and shows that students from all backgrounds are not being […]Continue Reading ...
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