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Cloudy Water Linked to Gastrointestinal Illnesses

A review of studies from both North America and Europe found links between acute gastrointestinal illness, which typically includes diarrhea and vomiting, and cloudy drinking water.

Daily Check-Ins and Weight Loss

A new study by Drexel psychologists found that college freshmen who weighed themselves daily saw a drop in their BMI.
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Giving Children a New Heart

The Hartwell Foundation has awarded a 2016 Individual Biomedical Research Award to Amy Throckmorton, PhD.
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Opioid Users 50 Percent More Likely to Get Treatment Under Obamacare

People with opioid use disorder are 50 percent more likely to get treatment and their insurance is twice as likely to pay for it since the Affordable Care Act was fully implemented, a Drexel University researcher found.
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Domestic Violence Twice as Likely to Start for Pregnant Women After HIV Diagnosis

For women who have never experienced intimate partner violence before, a diagnosis of HIV during pregnancy means that they are twice as likely to experience violence after their child is born, a new study found.
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Male Hepatitis B Patients Suffer Worse Liver Ailments, Regardless of Lifestyle

A new study determined that it doesn’t matter where a person lives or the choices they make, male hepatitis B patients will always be at greater risk for more severe liver illnesses.
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Research Lacking When it Comes to Heart Disease in Prison Populations

A multi-institution team found multiple areas of research that can be explored in both the incarcerated and released population — which number more than 13 million Americans — to better understand and prevent cardiovascular disease.
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Antidepressant Use in Pregnant Women Linked to Small Increase in Autism

Antidepressant use in pregnant women was linked to increased cases of autism in their children, though the trend actually appeared to be relatively small, effecting just 2 percent of children with diagnoses.
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Obamacare Led to Gains for Children, But Gaps Persist for Latino Kids

A new Drexel University-led study found that the national implementation of the Affordable Care Act led to improved health insurance coverage and well-child visits for all youth, but disparities remained for Latino children.
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State Report: Prescription Opioid Misuse in Young Pennsylvanians Down, But Varies By County

A data brief put out by Pennsylvania’s State Epidemiological Outcomes Workgroup found that fewer young people in Pennsylvania reported taking prescription opioids in 2014 compared to 2011, but the numbers are varied across the state.
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Study Finds Malaria Parasite is a Fine-Tuned Machine

Scientists discovered two thirds of the parasite's genome are essential for survival, identifying many potential new drug targets to investigate.
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Even Perfectly Clean Hands Can Lead To MRSA Transmission in NICU Babies

A new study led by Drexel University found that even if hospital workers follow handwashing guidelines as closely as possible, MRSA can still be transmitted among their newborn patients in the NICU.