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New analytic model can accurately predict patients at risk of developing PTSD

New findings from an international research team led by psychiatrists at NYU School of Medicine show that a newly-developed analytic model can predict soon after a shocking or scary event - and with significant accuracy -- the likelihood of someone developing Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
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The unintended consequences of free medical school

I’m probably in the minority on this, but I’m not a fan of the NYU School of Medicine free tuition program. Now I’m all for debt relief for medical students who start their careers with a mortgage. I was one of them. After 13 years, I’m still one of them! I’m also for any initiative that drives more medical students to career paths like primary care, where massive debt makes higher paying subspecialties more desirable. As a practicing primary care internist, and a former academic physician that ...
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New study sheds light on exactly how animals follow smells

Most animals have a keen sense of smell, which assists them in everyday tasks. Now, a new study led by researchers at NYU School of Medicine sheds light on exactly how animals follow smells.
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NYU and Facebook team up to supercharge MRI scans with AI

Magnetic resonance imaging is an invaluable tool in the medical field, but it’s also a slow and cumbersome process. It may take an fifteen minutes or an hour to complete a scan, during which time the patient, perhaps a child or someone in serious pain, must sit perfectly still. NYU has been working on a way to accelerate this process, and is now collaborating with Facebook with the goal of cutting down MRI durations by 90 percent by applying AI-based imaging tools. It’s important at the outse...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Science, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Computer Vision, Mri, Nyu, Fair, NYU School of Medicine, Medical imaging, Facebook Artificial Intelligence Research, Artificial Intelligence Research, Dan Sodickson, Center of Advanced Imaging Innovation and Research, Sodickson


Physicians working in small practices report lower levels of burnout than national average

Physicians who work in small, independent primary care practices--also known as SIPs--report dramatically lower levels of burnout than the national average, according to a study led by researchers at NYU School of Medicine publishing online July 9 in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine.
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Proposed changes to most widely used diagnostic tool could adversely affect PTSD diagnosis

Fewer individuals across the globe would be diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) under proposed changes to the most widely used diagnostic tool – potentially impacting clinical practice, national data reporting and epidemiological research, according to an international analytical study led by NYU School of Medicine and publishing May 14 in the journal Psychological Medicine.
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State-level tobacco control policies likely influence e-cigarette use

States with robust tobacco control policies and regulations, such as smoke free air laws and taxes on cigarettes, not only have fewer cigarette users but also fewer e-cigarette users, according to research from NYU School of Medicine and the NYU College of Global Public Health.
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Changes in microbiome due to antibiotic exposure may increase risk for inflammatory bowel disease

Exposure to antibiotics in mothers may increase risk for inflammatory bowel diseases in their offspring. This is the finding of a study in mice led by researchers from NYU School of Medicine and published Nov. 27 in the journal Nature Microbiology.
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C-section kids could be at greater risk of being overweight due to differences in their gut bacteria

Researchers from NYU School of Medicine studied the effects of Caesarean section on the weights of the offspring in laboratory mice and found that they are more at risk of becoming overweight and obese.
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Maternal exposure to air pollution early in pregnancy linked to preterm, low birth weight babies

Exposure to air pollution early in a pregnancy could increase risk for preterm birth and low birth weight, according to a study led by researchers at NYU School of Medicine, and published on July 27 in Environmental Health Perspectives.
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