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More Day Cares Near By, More Germs? Maybe Not, According to Drexel Whooping Cough Study

A team of Drexel University researchers looking into how a higher density of day care facilities may affect the prevalence of illness in a neighborhood and found that it doesn’t really have much of an effect.
A pair of doctors treating a patient with chemotherapy.

Doctors' Biases Mean Black Men Don't Get the Same Treatment in Healthcare

Black men likely don't get the same healthcare treatment that white men do because of doctors' biases and fear of black men, according to a new qualitative study.
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Methane Levels Have Increased in Marcellus Shale Region Despite a Dip in Well Installation

Despite a slow down in the number of new natural gas wells in the Marcellus Shale region of Northeast Pennsylvania, new research led by Drexel University finds that atmospheric methane levels in the area are still increasing. Measurements of methane and other air pollutants taken three years apart in the rural areas of Pennsylvania that have been the target of natural gas development over the last decade, revealed a substantial increase from 2012 to 2015.
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Spanish-Speaking and Non-Citizen Latino Parents Half as Likely to Feel Docs Are Listening

A study led by faculty from Drexel University’s Dornsife School of Public Health found that the parents of Latino children who only speak Spanish or who are non-citizens feel half as likely to be heard as those who only speak English when communicating with their children’s doctors.
6 different maps displaying "heat measures" of stroke risk factors by race in the United States.

Stroke Risk Factors Centered in Southeast United States

An effort to map the major risk factors for stroke in the United States — high blood pressure, diabetes and smoking — shows that most of those risk factors center among populations in the Southeast.
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Youth Soccer Coaches Can Prevent Injuries

A study from sports medicine experts shows that properly trained coaches can be as effective as professionals when it comes to preventing injuries.
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‘Who Needs a Flu Shot? – Not Me’
 

“There has been a little flu, but there will be more…we have not seen the worst of it, flu usually peaks in February,” said an article in The Philadelphia Inquirer in January. Now in February, we think – people better get their flu shots, take vitamin C and heed the public health cautions plastered across the news media. But what impact do these public health messages actually have on us? Are we going to race out and get our flu shot? According to a Drexel University communication researcher, probably not. And it’s not because we think we’re invincible, it’s because we like to think we’re immune to the influences of messages in the mass media — a communications theory termed the “third-person effect.”
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Applications Welcome for 2017 Drexel Research, Scholarship and Creativity Awards

The Office of Research and Office of Faculty Affairs recently announced $1.2 million worth of new funding opportunities for Drexel faculty and staff.
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Smoke-Free Policy Cuts Nicotine Detected in Philadelphia Public Housing in Half: Study

The largest public housing authority to implement comprehensive smoke-free policies, the Philadelphia Housing Authority, is seeing significant positive results related to secondhand smoke exposures.
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In Philly, the More Places to Buy Alcohol, the More Violence

Violence increases in areas where there are high densities of stores where alcoholic beverages can be purchased and carried out, according to a new study by Drexel University researchers partnered with the City of Philadelphia.
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Must-See-TV: Educational Shows that Entertain Have Greater Impact on Faithful Viewers

A study of viewing audiences shows that the television programs most effective at imparting an educational message about social behaviors are the ones that keep people watching engaged and coming back for more.

Drexel Revives Interdisciplinary Research Conference, Set for April

The Emerging Graduate Scholars Conference will give students a chance to present their research, discover opportunities for collaboration and sharpen their skills for future national and international conferences.