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The legislation, sponsored by Sen. Paul Sanford, R-Huntsville, authorizes the University of Alabama at Birmingham to study the effects of the drug on chronically ill patients for up to five years. The university would control and dispense the drug to participants in the study.
The 38th annual Juried Student Exhibition at UAB, which opens Wednesday, March 19,  will showcase the talents of both students and faculty. A wide range of media will be displayed at the new Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts, including drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, graphic design, printmaking and time-based media.
From FoxBusiness.com
One in three Americans who lack health coverage plan to remain uninsured, citing cost as their chief obstacle, according to Bankrate's latest Health Insurance Pulse survey. "I think it's just rolling past them, and they're not giving it a whole lot of attention," says Michael Morrisey, professor of health economics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health
"There is very little evidence that drinking water promotes weight loss. It is one of those self-perpetuating myths," Beth Kitchin, an assistant professor of nutrition sciences at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, said.
An ultra-fast and ultra-small optical switch has been invented that could advance the day when photons replace electrons in the innards of consumer products ranging from cell phones to automobiles. The new device was developed by a team of scientists from Vanderbilt University, University of Alabama-Birmingham, and Los Alamos National Laboratory and is described in the March 12 issue of the journal Nano Letters.
A House Committee on Tuesday voted to fund a $1 million University of Alabama At Birmingham study on the effectiveness of using cannabidiol to control seizures.
The UAB Student Multicultural and Diversity program has several more events left on its Women's History schedule for March, including the screening of a critically acclaimed foreign film on campus. "The Double Life of Veronique" (1991) will be shown at Heritage Hall at 6 p.m. tonight.
From CBSlocal.com, Washington, DC
“It’s hard to generalize, but for some of these folks, it’s a case of, ‘I’m in pretty good health, I don’t think about these things, I know I can’t afford it now,’” Michael Morrisey, professor of health economics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health, told Bankrate.com.
Physically, your heart rate, blood pressure, and adrenaline levels increase in response to the potential danger to our lives, says Joshua Klapow, Ph.D., professor of Public Health at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. That's especially true for guys.
A chemical plant in Anniston was forced to clean up its act several years ago. Now, doctors at UAB are working on a follow-up health survey for people who live near the chemical plant. The doctors want to see how the levels of poly-chlorinated biphenyls (PCB’s) have changed in Anniston residents’ bodies.

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