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This is The Best Time of Day to Eat if You Want to Lose WeightEating exclusively between the hours of 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. might help you lose weight more easily, according to a small study by researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.UAB offers support for students recovering from drug addictionThe CRC program offers students in long-term recovery a safe space for peer-to-peer support and accountability, social support and mentoring, guidance toward academic self-efficacy, and community service and leadership opportunities.Repeat cesarean delivery may result in excess morbidity and cost, UAB review showsA systematic review from the University of Alabama at Birmingham shows that routinely opting for a repeat cesarean delivery over first attempting a vaginal delivery may result in excess morbidity and cost from a population perspective for women with a prior low transverse incision cesarean delivery who are likely to have a successful vaginal delivery.Can brain scans help doctors navigate epilepsy surgery?When medication doesn't effectively control epilepsy, surgery may be recommended. Doctors can remove the part of the brain that triggers seizures or use certain procedures to control seizure activity.Could the timing of meals help you lose weight?More evidence suggests it may not be all about what you eat, but when you eat that will help you control your weight.Repeat cesarean deliveries less cost-effective in low-risk women, investigators findFor women with a prior low transverse incision cesarean delivery, the decision to undergo a vaginal delivery or elect to have a repeat cesarean delivery has important clinical and economic ramifications.UAB Briefs: Art galore coming to AEIVA, honors for UAB inventorLovers of contemporary art should make a point to visit the Abroms-Engel Institute for Visual Arts at UAB beginning in late January. The museum will offer an impressive array of contemporary art, with two large gallery exhibitions and its first-ever artist residency.Want to lose weight? Just alter your eating schedule!The study that tested early time-restricted feeding (eTRF) on humans found that this meal-timing strategy reduced swings in hunger and altered fat and carbohydrate burning patterns, which may help with losing weight.Time-restricted feeding study shows promise in helping people shed body fatFor the first time in humans, it has been reported that eating early in the day lessens daily swings in hunger and changes the 24-hour pattern of fat oxidation and energy metabolism, which may aid in weight loss.Vision Problems May Keep Concussed Kids Out of ClassChildren encountering academic problems post-concussion are also likely to be suffering vision problems, which were "commonly" reported in concussed children, according to a cross-sectional cohort study in the American Academy of Optometry's journal, Optometry and Vision Science.Birmingham transplant lab worker becomes donor, part of UAB’s world-record kidney chainLast year, Saini – known as Div by his colleagues – decided to donate a kidney to someone in need as part of the UAB Kidney Chain.Forget the Shovel, Ancient Finds Now Made From SpaceParcak developed a way to process satellite images with infrared in order to identify chemical changes in the soil caused by the activity of ancient civilizations.Bundled Payment Initiative Had No Effect on COPD ReadmissionsSurya P. Bhatt, M.D., from University of Alabama at Birmingham, and colleagues compared all-cause readmissions and costs following index hospitalization for consecutive Medicare-only patients with acute exacerbation of COPD.Things to do in BirminghamContemporary ballet companies aren't all tutus and tradition.Disease Activity Scores: Can They Predict Events in RA?A recent study considered whether the use of a multi-biomarker disease activity (MBDA) test score could be useful in predicting which patients with rheumatoid arthritis might be at risk for developing adverse clinical events such as serious infections and myocardial infarction.UAB Performs Deep South's First HIV-Positive Kidney Transplant From HIV-Positive Deceased DonorThe HIV-positive to HIV-positive transplant happened at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. UAB Hospital is the first in the Deep South to achieve an HIV-positive to HIV-positive transplant, and only the fourth hospital in the country to do so.Huffington Post Morning EmailWe can’t get enough of these photos of Santa visiting babies in the NICU.UAB Breaks Ground on a new Business SchoolThe four floors will roughly double the amount of space available in the school’s current building. Jack says classrooms are designed to be more collaborative and multipurpose.Federal grant will train nearly 1,000 young workers, UAB saysWith the grant funds, UAB has established the Innovate Birmingham Regional Workforce Partnership, which aims to begin job training for young adults in the spring of 2017. The Workforce Partnership will focus on workers aged 17-26 for 925 "high-paying, high-demand" jobs.Cannabidiol Interacts with Multiple Epilepsy DrugsCannabidiol is likely to interact with more anti-epileptic agents than just clobazam, researchers reported. In an open-label study of 81 adult and pediatric patients, the cannabis derivative also showed drug-drug interactions with topiramate and rufinamide, Tyler Gaston, MD, of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and colleagues reported at the American Epilepsy Society meeting.UAB provost announces retirementAfter nearly four decades at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Provost Linda Lucas will retire in April 2017. She has served as provost since April 2012.UAB ranks 18th in U.S. in research funding among public universitiesNewly released research funding data from the National Science Foundation shows the University of Alabama at Birmingham ranked No. 18 nationally among public universities and No. 34 overall in federally financed research in 2015, with more than $328.5 million in spending.CBD oil may reduce frequency and severity of epileptic seizuresUAB researchers presented eleven abstracts, or research findings, at the meeting. A key finding was that CBD provided a significant reduction in frequency of seizures for a majority of the patients in the study, and that approximately two-thirds of patients saw a greater than 50 percent reduction in severity.Miss Alabama, UAB’s Gift of Sight program bring early presents for low-income residentsThrough the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Gift of Sight program, students from the School of Optometry and UAB eye doctors provide complimentary eye care. Hogan is among the more than 400 Jefferson County residents receiving full exams and free glasses from Nov. 29 to Dec. 3.UAB ranked among top 20 public universities in research fundingUAB is ranked 18th among public universities and 34th overall in federal research dollars for 2015. According to UAB, the school last year recorded more than $328 million in federally financed expenditures and $516 in overall research expenditures.Birmingham public radio station WBHM 90.3 FM names new general managerBirmingham public radio station WBHM 90.3 FM has named National Public Radio veteran journalist Charles W. "Chuck" Holmes as the station's general manager.Prostate cancer—what you need to know"One out of eight men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in his life."New research offers advice on how to practice yoga safelyUS researchers have found that although injuries in yoga are not very common, older participants should take extra care and everyone should find a qualified instructor in order to reduce the risk.Using epigenetics to help the immune system fight ovarian cancerThe greatest excitement at the moment surrounds the new class of checkpoint inhibitors, including PD-1 and CTLA-4 inhibitors. "Your body has a natural response of putting the brakes on the immune system," says Arend. "These drugs take those brakes off."New promise for immunotherapy as HIV treatmentImmunotherapy has revolutionized treatment options in oncology, neurology, and many infectious diseases and now there is fresh hope that the same method could be used to treat or even functionally cure HIV, according to new research.Study Identifies How Internal Circadian Clocks Encode External Daily Rhythms of ExcitabilityA key mechanism describing how internal biochemical clock signals get turned into changes in external electrical firing activity, have been identified.HIV antibody treatment shows promise, but has a ways to goWhile an antibody named VRC01 was safe and well-tolerated in the studies, it was only briefly effective at suppressing the AIDS virus in 24 patients taken off standard anti-viral drugs.UAB professor wins major award from Smithsonian MagazineSarah Parcak, an archeologist based at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, was recently awarded the 2016 American Ingenuity Award from Smithsonian Magazine.Suppressing Pest-Induced Asthma through Bacteria InjectionsTesting the ability of early exposure to hinder later reactions to allergens, University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers used another common pest, mice, to gauge resistance to cockroach-induced asthma.Luis Cruz Azaceta: War and Other Disasters at Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual ArtsLuis Cruz Azaceta: War and Other Disasters is on view at Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts in Birmingham, Alabama, through December 17, 2016.New study compares different approaches for stroke prevention in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillationThe study combined all phase-three randomized controlled clinical trials comparing different novel oral blood thinners, left atrial appendage closure devices, known as WATCHMAN devices, and Coumadin (warfarin) for stroke prevention in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation.The UAB Bookstore Expands in New Hill Student CenterWith backing from the school’s administration and the Barnes & Noble College operated bookstore, which is located within the University’s new student center, Gang Green is sure to get a lot of support, as well as amazing gear.Why Neighborhoods Have Stroke Zones“Thus, these findings support ongoing calls for community development policies, urban planning, and zoning and transportation policies that address neighborhood socioeconomic contexts to improve residential environments in order to positively impact the health of the community members.”Concert Review | UAB Piano Series, Eric ZuberNone of the 11 works and an encore he presented at Reynolds-Kirschbaum Recital Hall could be considered out of the mainstream, yet this recital was anything but mundane.Neighborhoods important factor in risk of stroke for all racesThose living in more advantaged neighborhoods are less likely to have a stroke than are their counterparts who live in less advantaged neighborhoods, according to a new study.