Social media tools can reinforce stigma and stereotypes

New software to analyze social media content has found that many comments related to a topic such as Alzheimer's disease can cause emotional pain, stigmatize people and reinforce stereotypes.

Elevated blood pressure not a high mortality risk for elderly with weak grip

A study of 7,500 Americans age 65 or older suggests that high blood pressure doesn't increase mortality risk among people in that age group with weak grip strength.

Oregon high schools lacking 'best practices' for athletic emergencies

Oregon high schools may not be adequately prepared to respond with "best practices" to a catastrophic injury or health event with their student-athletes.

Workers' compensation claims offer insight into seafood processing injuries in Oregon

A review of workers’ compensation claims indicates that workers in Oregon’s seafood processing industry are suffering serious injuries at higher rates than the statewide average.

Dietary anti-cancer compound may work by influence on cellular genetics

Researchers have found that sulforaphane, a dietary compound from broccoli that’s helps prevent prostate cancer, may work through its influence on long, non-coding RNAs.

Flame retardant chemicals may affect social behavior in young children

Some chemicals added to furniture, electronics and numerous other goods to prevent fires may have unintended developmental consequences for young children, according to a pilot study released today.

Fish and mercury: Detailed consumption advisories would better serve women across U.S.

Among women of childbearing age in the U.S., fish consumption has increased while blood mercury has decreased, suggesting improved health for women and their babies.

Photos show promise as dietary assessment tool, but more training needed

Research at suggests that photos of your food are good for a lot more than just entertaining your friends on social media – they might help improve your health and also national nutrition policy.

Vitamin E deficiency linked to embryo damage, death

Researchers have explained how deficient levels of vitamin E can cause neurologic damage to an embryo, failure to normally develop and death – a process that can be one cause of miscarriage.

'Navigators' help indigenous cancer patients overcome barriers to diagnosis, treatment

New research shows that patient “navigators” are a valuable resource for American Indians and Alaskan Natives with cancer as they try to overcome barriers to diagnosis and care.

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