Health & Medicine


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October 29, 2009
Dean Richard Gelles of the School of Social Policy and Practice discusses a Philadelphia child-abuse case.
Article Source: WHYY Radio (Philadelphia)

Not Pregnant? Cut In Line for H1N1 Vaccine

October 29, 2009
Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine discusses H1N1-vaccine availability.
Article Source: ABC News

Wish Your Kids Ate More Fruits and Vegetables?

October 28, 2009
Tanja Kral of the School of Medicine comments on school-cafeteria nutrition research.
Article Source: USA Today
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | | 215-898-4820October 28, 2009

Antidepressants 'Work Instantly'

October 26, 2009
Michael Thase of the School of Medicine comments on the effects of antidepressants.
Article Source: BBC

Surgery Shows Promise of Gene Therapy

October 26, 2009
Katherine High of the School of Medicine discusses a gene-therapy treatment for blindness.
Article Source: Wall Street Journal

Maternal Mortality Across the World

October 26, 2009
Bill McCool of the School of Nursing discusses Caesarean births in the U.S.
Article Source: BBC
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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | | 215-573-6604October 26, 2009

Fighting Sleep, Penn Researchers Reverse the Cognitive Impairment Caused By Sleep Deprivation

PHILADELPHIA –- A research collaboration led by biologists and neuroscientists at the University of Pennsylvania has found a molecular pathway in the brain that is the cause of cognitive impairment due to sleep deprivation. Just as important, the team believes that the cognitive deficits caused by sleep deprivation, such as an inability to focus, learn or memorize, may be reversible by reducing the concentration of a specific enzyme that builds up in the hippocampus of the brain.

Electronic Medical Records Not Seen as a Cure-All

October 25, 2009
Ross Koppel of the School of Medicine says health-care record-keeping technology needs to be overhauled.
Article Source: Washington Post

Scientists Aim to Dispel Fears on H1N1 Flu Vaccine

October 25, 2009
Paul Offit of the School of Medicine comments on a hypothesized link between thimerosal and autism.
Article Source: Los Angeles Times