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Traci Bratton

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Thousands of university students and employees targeted by email phishing schemes this year have taken the bait. Fortunately, they were duped not by real scammers, but by their own schools.
After winning the TED Prize in 2016, Parcak founded the GlobalXplorer initiative, which trains citizen scientists to analyze satellite imagery for archaeological sites and signs of looting.
Unless new antibiotics are developed against gonorrhea, or a vaccine created, these kinds of extreme cases will begin showing up in the United States, said Edward Hook, an infectious disease expert with the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Bernard Camins, M.D.

Healthcare epidemiology • Infection prevention • Emergency response to infectious diseases outbreaks • Public health emergencies • Outbreak of infectious diseases locally/globally

U.S. emergency rooms treated 123,355 high-heel-related injuries between 2002 and 2012, say researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Riley Thornton, RDN

Nutrition • Obesity • Wellness • Healthy eating habits • Debunking food myths

This new feature is especially important in light of recent findings that show HIV diagnoses in U.S. millennial populations aren't declining.
Critics say the rule would inject the government into the doctor-patient relationship and could throw patients who lost access to the drugs into withdrawal or even provoke them to buy dangerous street drugs.
"Professional societies should consider extending the age screening requirements to improve outcomes for this older population of women."
But an array of new trials is delving into the benefits of time-restricted feeding (TRF), which allows people to eat what they want within a time frame.
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