Children shouldn't drive a tractor until they're 14 or 15 because they lack certain abilities that come only with maturity such as the ability to visualize and understand their surrounding environment. Experienced drivers constantly scan their surroundings, looking for things that could become hazardous. There's strong evidence in laboratory studies that children do this terribly, according to David Schwebel, a psychology professor at the University of Alabama [at Birmingham] who has worked with the National Children's Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety.
A recent study published in the Journal of Gerontological Nursing found that each segment of the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) population has its own specific physical and mental health needs. Rita Jablonski, PhD, associate professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Nursing is lead author of the paper, “The Invisible Elderly: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Older Adults.”
Janyce Sanford, M.D., chair of the University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Emergency Medicine, recommends an insect repellant with DEET, along with long pants and long-sleeved shirts, as the best way to ward off most pesky insects.
From Time
In the presence of men, rats and mice experience a stress response equivalent to swimming for three minutes or being restrained in a tube for 15 minutes. That’s because men secrete many more pheromones, which alert the rodents to the proximity of male animals, than women do.
A new NIH grant could allow researchers to better predict risk factors for patients using blood-thinners by examining the influence of genes, lifestyle, clinical factors and environment.
Need help putting the pack down? The UAB Lung Health Center is here for you.
Two years ago researchers successfully tested a new panel that could be used in shelters and safe rooms. "We are working with two manufacturers right now who are looking to produce the panels. …," said Dr. Uday Vaidya, a Professor in the UAB Department of Material Science and Engineering and the project leader. "Some of the details are actually in the framing, in terms of locking down the panels to the foundation."
A new study suggests the reasons for disparities in obesity rates between African-American and white women are far more complex than the usual go-to culprits of socioeconomics, fruit and vegetable intake, and exercise.
As Alabama’s largest employer, UAB has earned its reputation as a good one. Stellar benefits along with stability combine to make a pleasant atmosphere for those who work for the school and the hospital.
On May 8, 10 and 10, the west exterior wall of the Alys Stephens Center will be wrapped in fabric and turned into a giant projection screen, the centerpiece of “Light Dreams II,” an extravaganza of architecturally-mapped digital art and animation.
From Research and Innovative Technology Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation
Researchers at the National Center for Transportation Systems Productivity and Management (NCTSPM) are developing an advanced wireless monitoring system that not only weighs vehicles, it also captures data that can help measure the structural integrity of bridges and their response to traffic.
Students at the University of Alabama at Birmingham can take a break from traditional history courses — and opt for beatlemania instead. Professor Andre Millard says Beattlemania is not about the band's long list of #1 hits. "It's about that quintessential 60s experience."
Women have no effect on mice, but men cause a stress level comparable to a three-minute swim. Results indicate that researchers should account for these variables.
Artist Amanda Browder will Skype in from New York for community sewing days May 9 and June 30 as the huge fabric installation is created.
Improper storage and care of your toothbrush could make it a harbor for germs, including staph, intestinal bacteria and more.
Follow some simple tips to stop bug bites or stings from ending your summer fun.
Hear burgeoning musicians, catch the spirit, say goodbye and good luck and celebrate July 4, all with the UAB Department of Music this summer.
With pilot finds from young professionals, Division of Preventive Medicine Assistant Professor Tiffany Carson, Ph.D., will build the foundation of her research program studying factors that influence cancer disparities of black and white women in the South.
A five-year, $1.72 million grant will help researchers to identify the role of testosterone and cortisol in health and development of preterm infants and find a measure that will reliably predict those infants most at risk for problems later.
The award is presented to a department whose faculty, fellows or residents published one of the most outstanding journal articles in Obstetrics and Gynecology.
What are the latest advances or significant changes in X-ray and in the X-ray market in the past year? "There has been a greater utilization of digital flat-panel X-ray receptors and the availability from an increased number of vendors has occurred. In addition, the use and availability of wireless digital flat-panel detectors has increased markedly," said Michael Yester, Ph.D., head of the physics and engineering division of the department of radiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
“The Face-Q is a welcome addition to my practice,” James C. Grotting, MD, a plastic surgeon in Birmingham, Ala., and clinical professor of plastic surgery at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the University of Wisconsin, said in a press release from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
Ali Ahmed, MD, MPH, a geriatrician at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, said that the main reason he doesn't use the NOACs in his older patients is because of the lack of antidotes.
Malcovery® Security, the leader in delivering actionable threat intelligence that can be applied to neutralize email-based malicious threats, today released a white paper entitled “Fortify Your Network Protection with Actionable Intelligence using Today’s Top Threats.”
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Retired Director of the Injury Research Center at UAB Dr. Russ Fine talked about the need for helmets to be part of your emergency kit after 2011's deadly Tuscaloosa tornado--he says it's simple advice that could mean the difference between life and death.
CreakyJoints, an online arthritis support community, and UAB are working to gather information directly from patients through smartphones and tablets to find better ways to treat conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis.
A free opening reception for both shows is planned for 5-8 p.m. Friday, June 6, at UAB’s Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts.
Student Rebecca Harper and graduate Markeitra Gilliam won a national directing fellowship and physical theater training scholarship, respectively.
UAB’s president will speak to UAB retirees about campus programs, recent accomplishments and future goals; all current retirees are encouraged to attend.
John Meador has been named UAB’s inaugural dean of libraries
David J. Wasserstein, a professor of Jewish History at Vanderbilt University, will lecture on “How Islam Saved the Jews” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 24, at the University of Alabama in Birmingham.
A team of University of Alabama at Birmingham engineering students is competing in a race of energy-efficient vehicles.
While there is tremendous potential for gamification in healthcare, said Joshua Klapow, PhD, a behavioral scientist and associate professor of public health at University of Alabama at Birmingham, healthcare providers must use caution.
"As soon as the weather starts to warm up, snakes begin to get active, and we begin seeing a bite or two. Still, we only see a few each spring, and people have a much greater chance of being stung by a bee or wasp or being bitten by a tick than being bitten by a snake," said said Janyce Sanford, M.D., chair of the UAB Department of Emergency Medicine.
A commentary published by the UAB Injury Control Research Center suggests helmets may prevent injury or death and should be an essential addition to an individual's tornado safety preparations.
The scientific aspect of the Dalai Lama's visit is a natural for the Tibetan religious leader. Since his childhood in Lhasa before the Chinese invasion of Tibet and his exile to Dharamsala, India, the Dalai Lama has been interested in such subjects as subatomic physics, cosmology, biology and psychology.
A near-capacity crowd watched about 600 students at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) receive undergraduate or master's degrees at Bartow Arena on campus at this morning. It was the first of two commencement ceremonies to be held today at Bartow.
The Journal of Biological Chemistry recognizes UAB scientists’ paper on exosomes, particles that change the behavior of cells, while the research team examines shutting down tumor growth.
The UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center has been selected as a  lead academic site and received a prestigious NCI grant that will open up clinical trials across a nationwide network and expand treatment options for patients.
Top university administrators say patents and commercialization of projects should factor into faculty promotions and tenure.
The UAB School of Engineering will hold the final round of a robot sumo, or "sumobot," competition in the lobby at the Business-Engineering Complex on campus. Engineering students built robots especially for this event, and the designs fight it out in a sumo ring on the lobby floor.
We still need more research to understand the benefits of 'early entry into the dental care system' as well as barriers to the receipt of oral care,"  Justin Blackburn of the Department of Health Care Organization and Policy at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health told Reuters Health.
According to a study by the University of Alabama at Birmingham Collat School of Business, e-commerce accounted for a tax loss of $274 million last year. The study predicts $282 million in 2014.
UAB School of Nursing authors show that even though LGBT populations are often grouped together, each is a distinct group with specific health care needs.
UAB’s car will be the first in the competition’s history to feature lightweight carbon-fiber frame.
It may feel literally and figuratively that it is crunch time when it comes to getting summer-ready, but these UAB experts break down easy ways to make health a lifelong achievement beyond this season alone.
The Department of Biostatistics at the School of Public Health is the national statistical and data coordinating center for CREST-2, two randomized controlled trials comparing different combinations of stroke prevention methods — surgery, carotid stenting and medical management — that will take place at approximately 120 medical centers.
UAB’s May blood drive features a Buffet-inspired trip to Donorville
Heading to the great outdoors this summer? Here are some tips on how to stay safe in the wilderness or your own backyard.
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