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Protecting small forests will not maintain bird biodiversity over the long run, shows study

Simply protecting small forests will not maintain the diversity of the birds they support over the long run, a Rutgers-led study says. Forests need to be carefully monitored and managed to maintain their ecological integrity.
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Heavy smoking could lead to vision loss, study finds

Smoking more than 20 cigarettes a day can damage your vision, a study co-authored by a Rutgers researcher finds.
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Rutgers study explores facial trauma litigation

Southern courts favor physicians in malpractice lawsuits over facial trauma treatment, while courts in the Midwest favor patients, according to a Rutgers study.
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Researchers identify genes that make Staphyloccocus bacteria resistant to treatment

A Rutgers-led team has discovered two genes that make some strains of harmful Staphyloccocus bacteria resistant to treatment by copper, a potent and frequently used antibacterial agent.
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Study: Maternal age, body mass index, race affect hormone concentrations in pregnancy

Hormone concentrations during early fetal development -- that may affect the child's development and increase the mother's risk for breast and ovarian cancer years later -- are significantly affected by maternal age, body mass index and race rather than lifestyle, according to a Rutgers study.
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Rutgers study uncovers new threat in the opiate epidemic

A Rutgers study has uncovered a new threat in the opiate epidemic: Overdoses of loperamide, an over-the-counter diarrhea medication, have been steadily increasing in number and severity nationwide over five years.
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Study finds need for early childhood obesity prevention interventions

A Rutgers study has found a need for early childhood obesity prevention interventions beyond preschool education settings.
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African-Americans have very high blood pressure 5 times higher than national average

Extremely high blood pressure that leads to strokes, heart attacks and acute kidney damage, classified as hypertensive emergency, is five times higher in inner-city African-American patients than the national average, according to a recent study co-lead by a Rutgers researcher.
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Scientists create visual guide to help identify and control Asian longhorned ticks

Rutgers researchers and other scientists have created a visual guide to help identify and control the Asian longhorned tick, which transmits a fatal human disease in its native countries and threatens livestock in the United States.
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Binge and heavy drinking may change DNA, resulting in greater desire for alcohol

Binge and heavy drinking may trigger a long-lasting genetic change, resulting in an even greater craving for alcohol, according to a Rutgers-led study in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research.
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New study helps researchers to understand smoking behaviors of inmates in state prison

Inmates want to quit smoking but don't have access to smoking cessation programs in state prisons, increasing the risk - especially among black male inmates -- of cancer, heart disease, stroke and other smoking-related diseases, according to Rutgers researchers.
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Rutgers researchers discover cause of bone loss in people with joint replacements

Rutgers researchers have discovered the long-sought reason that many people with joint replacements experience harmful inflammation and bone loss.
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Rutgers study finds gene responsible for spread of prostate cancer

A Rutgers study has found that a specific gene in cancerous prostate tumors indicates when patients are at high-risk for the cancer to spread, suggesting that targeting this gene can help patients live longer.
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WTC first responders at higher risk for head and neck cancers, study finds

A Rutgers study has found a significant increase in head and neck cancers among workers and volunteers who responded to the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center (WTC), pointing to newly emerging risks that require ongoing monitoring and treatment of those who were exposed during the initial response.
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Neck-strengthening exercises can protect athletes from concussions

Rutgers researchers have proposed a solution for athletes at higher risk for sports-related concussions, such as football and soccer: Protect your head with neck-strengthening exercises in the pre-season.
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Researchers find new way to reduce bleeding in patients after bariatric surgery

Rutgers researchers have found a way to reduce bleeding in patients following bariatric surgery.
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Sexual function in women with vulva pain improved with oral nerve pain medication

Women with chronic pain or discomfort around the vulva showed improved sexual function with an oral nerve pain medication used to treat pain caused by a previous herpes infection as well as fibromyalgia, according to a Rutgers study.
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Rutgers scientists take an important step in making diseased hearts heal themselves

A team of Rutgers scientists, including Leonard Lee and Shaohua Li, have taken an important step toward the goal of making diseased hearts heal themselves - a new model that would reduce the need for bypass surgery, heart transplants or artificial pumping devices.
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Caffeine plus another compound in coffee may fight Parkinson’s disease

Rutgers scientists have found a compound in coffee that may team up with caffeine to fight Parkinson's disease and Lewy body dementia - two progressive and currently incurable diseases associated with brain degeneration.
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Women prefer and invest more in daughters, while men favor sons

A Rutgers-led experimental study found that women prefer and invest more in daughters, while men favor and invest more in their sons.
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Poor home sanitation, residents' tolerance to cockroaches are good predictors of pest's presence

Poor home sanitation and residents' tolerance regarding German cockroaches were a good predictor of the pest's presence in their apartments, according to a Rutgers study in Paterson and Irvington, New Jersey.
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Scientists create tiny, biodegradable scaffold to transplant stem cells and deliver drugs

Rutgers scientists have created a tiny, biodegradable scaffold to transplant stem cells and deliver drugs, which may help treat Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases, aging brain degeneration, spinal cord injuries and traumatic brain injuries.
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5 Ways to Stop Feeling So Irritated All the Time

Constantly annoyed? Here are some strategies. “I’m taking this car and moving to Florida!” the elderly man in front of me at the DMV raged. He held up the line for a good 20 minutes, all over a measly $25 fee. I’m sure I wasn’t the only person in line thinking, “By all means, head for that state line… and now.” But you can’t completely blame the guy. Sometimes life triggers what can feels like an endless case of road rage. Even us yogis and meditators aren’t immune from it. Every little thin...
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Better blood pressure control may prevent organ damage related to hypertensive emergencies in diabetics

The most effective way to prevent life-threatening complications of extreme hypertension in African-Americans with diabetes is to better control their blood pressure, according to a Rutgers study, the largest of its kind.
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Study shows crabs larval differences are unrelated to their mothers' sizes

Like people, blue crabs aren't all the same sizes and shapes. Now Rutgers scientists have discovered substantial differences in the body structures of larval crab siblings and among larvae from different mothers.
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Study: Affordable housing with supportive social services for senior citizens can reduce hospital use

Investing in affordable housing that offers supportive social services to senior citizens on Medicare has the potential to reduce hospital admissions and the amount of time needing inpatient hospital care by better managing chronic health conditions, according to a Rutgers study.
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Depressed women with sexual abuse histories benefit from Interpersonal Psychotherapy-Trauma

Women sexually abused in childhood and adolescence who suffer from depression and post-traumatic stress disorder benefit significantly from Interpersonal Psychotherapy-Trauma, according to a Rutgers researcher.
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Researchers develop new tool to screen for sleep apnea in people with epilepsy

Rutgers researchers have developed a tool to help neurologists screen for obstructive sleep apnea in people with epilepsy whose seizures can be magnified by sleep disorders.
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Rutgers study uncovers new mechanism linked to Alzheimer's and traumatic brain injury

Rutgers researchers have discovered a new mechanism that may contribute to Alzheimer's disease and traumatic brain injury. They now hope to launch a clinical trial to test the treatment in humans.
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Researchers discover how plants harness microbes in soil to get nutrients

A Rutgers-led team has discovered how plants harness microbes in soil to get nutrients, a process that could be exploited to boost crop growth, fight weeds and slash the use of polluting fertilizers and herbicides.
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