Traci Bratton

Traci Bratton

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Only 14.3 percent of men and 29.9 percent of women reported that they regularly use sunscreen on both their face and other exposed skin.
There seems to be a genetic predisposition for psoriasis in some people. Along the way, something triggers the predisposition. It can be an illness, a medication, drinking alcohol or smoking. Smoking particularly seems to be associated with greater difficulty in clearing psoriasis lesions. Stress seems to trigger flares.
"Severe acute exacerbations of IPF are medically untreatable and often fatal within days," said Steve Duncan, M.D., professor in the University of Alabama at Birmingham Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine.
Should your self-driving car be programmed to kill you in order to save others? Matt Windsor asked Ameen Bargh, a bioethicist at University of Alabama at Birmingham, this soon-to-be-real-life version of the classic Trolley Question.
A levodopa/carbidopa gel (Duopa) that gets delivered directly to the gut diminished non-motor symptoms in Parkinson's disease.
"With Aura, the building becomes an extension of the mobile phone's processor and memory," explained Ragib Hasan, Ph.D., assistant professor in the UAB College of Arts and Sciences Department of Computer and Information Sciences, and director of the SECRETLab research group.
UAB researchers are leading a study of the safety of the ring in adolescents. The Food and Drug Administration requires the testing of treatments in special populations, including post-menopausal women and teenagers, before approval.
The Tree Campus USA designation honors colleges and universities for promoting healthy trees and getting staff and students involved in conservation projects.
One might guess that such injuries would happen most often at a party, or, say, walking down a cobblestone street. But as Mashable reports, the study reveals that almost half of high heel injuries happen inside the home.
Brooks C. Wingo, PhD, an assistant professor of occupational therapy at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and colleagues found standard assessments tend to underestimate the effect of obesity on children and adolescents with mobility limitations.
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