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Graph, Depression in College Athletes Depressive Symptoms Prevalent Among Division I College Athletes
Nearly a quarter of Division I college athletes reported depressive symptoms, and women were twice as likely, says a new study from the College of Medicine.
Pregnant woman holding stomach while on bed. Study: Anti-Asthma Drugs Taken During Pregnancy Associated With Autism Risk
Taking B2AR agonist asthma drugs during pregnancy appears to be associated with an increased risk that the child will develop autism, according to a recently published study at Drexel University.
e-cigarette On Twitter, E-Cigarette Ads Spread Like Secondhand Smoke
Are 500 retweets the modern equivalent of “everyone’s doing it” when it comes to e-cigarette marketing? While the Food and Drug Administration has proposed a ban on the sales of e-cigarettes to people under 18, as we are beginning to understand the health effects of the substitute to smoking, a recent study by researchers at Drexel University and the University of Southern California suggests that e-cigarette marketing on social media is about as containable as second-hand smoke.
An ambulance coming out of its bay for a call. Photo by Jeff Fusco. Study: Paramedics’ Risk of Being Assaulted Exceeds Firefighting Colleagues
A study of ambulance personnel found that paramedics are 14 times more likely to be violently injured on the job than their firefighting colleagues.
pond scum Cleaning Wastewater With Pond Scum
A blob of algae scooped from a fountain on South Street almost two years ago, has seeded a crop of the green stuff that Drexel University researchers claim is more effective at treating wastewater than many of the processes employed in municipal facilities today. The algae is a functional ingredient of a bioreactor system designed by Drexel environmental engineers to remove several chemicals from wastewater at once — shortcutting a process that normally takes multiple steps, expensive ingredients, and a great deal of time.
Kara Spiller Harnessing the Body’s Immune System to Heal Wounds Naturally
A Drexel engineer will seek to better understand the relationship between the body’s natural healing process and tissue regeneration with a five-year $1.9 million grant from the NIH.
The local health department serving Montgomery County, Kentucky. Local Health Departments Key to Expanding Mental Health Care in U.S.
A study conducted by a group of researchers in the Dornsife School of Public Health found that a significant number of local health departments offer some form of mental health care services, but could play an even more important role in extending mental health care services to other institutions and facilities across the country.