Friday, June 8, 2018

Mini Museum Makes Big Impression at Lincoln Hospital


HEALTH- NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln announced the temporary installation of what is being called the world’s “Smallest Mollusk Museum,” located in the hospital’s front lobby for patients, visitors, and staff to enjoy. MICRO partnered with Science Sandbox to bring this captivating tiny science museum to the South Bronx hospital. 


About the size of a refrigerator, the science museum takes visitors on an adventure through the last 650 million years of life on earth and is packed with 15 exhibits on natural history, including two miniature movie theaters, a holographic aquarium, and the world’s first 3D-printed octopus brain. Accompanied by a free online book and audio tour, the Smallest Mollusk Museum is full of stories that explore the biology of our slimy sidekicks the mollusks, sparking delight in kids of all ages.

The Smallest Mollusk Museum was built by MICRO, a nonprofit whose fleet of tiny museums engage communities in conversations about the natural world, and is supported by Science Sandbox, an initiative of the Simons Foundation dedicated to the sciences.

“Curiosity, questioning, experimenting. All these things are fundamental to innovating and moving the boundaries of science,” said Milton Nuñez, CEO of NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln. “Our patients, families, and visitors absolutely love the exhibit.”

“The NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln community is an important part of the South Bronx, and we’re delighted to become a part of it,” said MICRO’s co-founder Charles Philipp. “The Smallest Mollusk Museums are places where families get to step out of their normal days for a moment to connect, play, and explore. It’s a small thing that can make a big difference in the way people feel.”

Developed in collaboration with over 30 scientists from institutions including Stanford University, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, MIT, and the University of Oxford, the Smallest Mollusk Museum will serve as an enjoyable gathering place for families and staff in the NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln community over the summer.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Youngsters Strike a Pose for Autism Awareness



Autism Awareness Through NYC Fashion Show

HEALTH- Although Autism Awareness Month is observed in April, Bronx Moms, Advocates and Business Owners have banned together to ensure the message around tolerance and acceptance for children affected by autism continues.


The Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that 1 in 68 children born in the US today will be diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Champs For Autism, founded by Dr. Stephannie L Addo-Zuniga and inspired by her son Jacob, was created as a platform for her son and other children to have a safe place to make new friends, engage in recreational activities and most importantly feel empowered.

On May 6th, over 100 NYC residents gathered at the Bay Plaza Mall, who graciously sponsored their space for the 4th Annual Champs for Autism Fashion Show. The event was organized by Dr. Stephannie L. Addo-Zuniga founder of Champs For Autism, and Managed by Ari Events LLC. The event included performances by performances included gospel singers Jehvon and Johanna George, and R&B Artist Songful Soul. The models who participated ripped the runway in clothes sponsored by the GAP KIDS ranging from formal-wear, career-wear, and spring-wear.

The children all slayed the runway provided by NY Led Furniture and were trained by Pazazz Modeling owned by Roshell Reneau, while Bronx Native, Ejay The Dj provided music for the entire event.

“I am completely overwhelmed with joy when I reflect on how much the show has grown since it’s inception four years ago. Overall this event provided hope and allowed parents of children with Autism to know that they are not alone, and there is a community of people going through the same challenges, but with each other support we can overcome.

“I am so thankful to all of the sponsors, and volunteers who worked not only to make this event a success but most importantly support autism awareness. We look forward to expanding our programming and long term building our own school which will provide academic and recreational support for children with autism,” said Dr. Stephannie L Addo-Zuniga, Champs For Autism.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Ebola Spreads to Major Congo City, Raising Risk of Larger Contagion

  1. Ebola Spreads to Major Congo City, Raising Risk of Larger Contagion  New York Times
  2. Spread Of Ebola In Congo A 'Game Changer'  NPR
  3. 'Major, Major Game-Changer': Ebola Spreads to Big Congo City  U.S. News & World Report
  4. The First Urban Case of Ebola in the Congo Is a 'Game Changer'  The AtlanticFull coverage

Hard-to-kill germs may be lurking in your hotel pool, CDC says

  1. Hard-to-kill germs may be lurking in your hotel pool, CDC says  NBCNews.com
  2. Nasty germs may be lurking in your hotel swimming pool  CBS News
  3. Parasites and bacteria may be lurking in hotel pools, hot tubs, CDC warns  CNNFull coverage

It may finally be safe to eat romaine lettuce again after a deadly E. coli outbreak sickened people in 32 states

  1. It may finally be safe to eat romaine lettuce again after a deadly E. coli outbreak sickened people in 32 states  Markets Insider
  2. It's probably safe to eat romaine lettuce again, CDC says  OregonLive.com
  3. Immediate threat of tainted romaine lettuce wilts as E.coli outbreak cause still unknown  ABC News
  4. Outbreaks > FDA Investigating Multistate Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 Infections Likely Linked to Romaine Lettuce from ...  FDA
  5. Does Washing Lettuce Get Rid of Bacteria?  LiveScience.comFull coverage

FDA Approves Non-Opioid Medication to Treat Opioid Withdrawal

  1. FDA Approves Non-Opioid Medication to Treat Opioid Withdrawal  HealthDay
  2. FDA chief: First-ever withdrawal drug could vault more patients into addiction therapy  FiercePharma
  3. FDA Approves First Non-Opioid for Withdrawal  WebMDFull coverage

NIH halts $100 million study of moderate drinking that is funded by alcohol industry

  1. NIH halts $100 million study of moderate drinking that is funded by alcohol industry  Washington Post
  2. NIH suspends study on benefits of alcohol after questions about industry involvement  The Hill
  3. After controversy over industry funding, NIH halts enrollment in moderate drinking study  STATFull coverage

Mental health support lacking in US diabetes care

  1. Mental health support lacking in US diabetes care  Business Insider
  2. Local non-profit to screen movie for Mental Health Awareness Month  KGNS.tv
  3. The Children's Center of Wayne County Unveils New Initiative to Increase Awareness for Mental Health and Reduce ...  PR Web (press release)Full coverage

A way to prevent pancreatic cancer from spreading post-surgery?

  1. A way to prevent pancreatic cancer from spreading post-surgery?  Medical Xpress
  2. How pancreatic cancer spreads after surgery  PR Newswire (press release)
  3. LI scientist paves the way for halting pancreatic cancer's spread  NewsdayFull coverage

STD Epidemic, Responsible for Babies' Deaths, Reaches Record Level in California

  1. STD Epidemic, Responsible for Babies' Deaths, Reaches Record Level in California  Governing
  2. California's Deadly STD Epidemic Sets Record  Kaiser Health News
  3. STD rates increasing dramatically in state  Ceres CourierFull coverage

'Man With the Golden Arm' makes final blood donation after saving millions of babies

  1. 'Man With the Golden Arm' makes final blood donation after saving millions of babies  Today.com
  2. Blood transfusions credited with saving ASU scholar's life  Wrangler News
  3. Blood drawing May 24  Choteau AcanthaFull coverage

DEC releases new plan to prevent spread of chronic wasting disease in deer, moose

  1. DEC releases new plan to prevent spread of chronic wasting disease in deer, moose  NewYorkUpstate.com
  2. NY officials release plan to fight brain disease in deer  WGRZ.com
  3. State reveals ways public can help combat fatal deer illness  Elmira Star-GazetteFull coverage

Everything you should know about the anti-vaping law in Baltimore

  1. Everything you should know about the anti-vaping law in Baltimore  Baltimore Post-Examiner
  2. Vaping Trend Captures Loudoun Teens as Parents Work to Catch Up  Loudoun Now
  3. Hyken's Homework: The Dangers of Vaping  Ladue NewsFull coverage

Spread Of Ebola In Congo A 'Game Changer'

  1. Spread Of Ebola In Congo A 'Game Changer'  NPR
  2. Ebola Spreads to Major City in Congo, Raising Threat of Contagion  New York Times
  3. Congo Ebola outbreak turns up in a large city. That's bad  NBCNews.com
  4. Ebola Case In Urban Area Leaves Experts Worried About The Outbreak's 'New Phase'  HuffPostFull coverage

Immediate threat of tainted romaine lettuce wilts as E.coli outbreak cause still unknown

  1. Immediate threat of tainted romaine lettuce wilts as E.coli outbreak cause still unknown  ABC News
  2. Source still unknown as outbreak tied to romaine hits 32 states  Food Safety News
  3. Romaine-related E. coli case reported in Oregon  OregonLive.com
  4. Outbreaks > FDA Investigating Multistate Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 Infections Likely Linked to Romaine Lettuce from ...  FDA
  5. Does Washing Lettuce Get Rid of Bacteria?  LiveScience.comFull coverage

FDA chief: First-ever withdrawal drug could vault more patients into addiction therapy

  1. FDA chief: First-ever withdrawal drug could vault more patients into addiction therapy  FiercePharma
  2. FDA Approves First Non-Opioid for Withdrawal  WebMD
  3. FDA Approves First Non-Opioid Drug to Treat Withdrawal Sx  MedPage TodayFull coverage

Texas doctor accused of administering chemo to patients who didn't need it

  1. Texas doctor accused of administering chemo to patients who didn't need it  Fox News
  2. Doctor Charged in $240 Million Fraud Case Allegedly Gave Chemo to Patients Who Didn't Need It  Gizmodo
  3. Texas Doctor's Fraud Allegations Include Thousands Misdiagnosed  NewsmaxFull coverage

Why Do Some Lizards Have Green Blood?

  1. Why Do Some Lizards Have Green Blood?  WBUR
  2. Lizards With Toxic Green Blood Are Super Freaky  Gizmodo
  3. Scientists Still Aren't Sure Why Lizards Evolved With Toxic Green Blood That Evolved 4 Times  Tech Times
  4. Multiple origins of green blood in New Guinea lizards  Science Advances
  5. Mystery over why some lizards have GREEN blood: Scientists baffled over how the creatures evolved to produce the ...  Daily MailFull coverage

Teen develops 'wet lung' after vaping for just 3 weeks

  1. Teen develops 'wet lung' after vaping for just 3 weeks  wtvr.com
  2. Pennsylvania teen develops 'wet lung' after vaping for 3 weeks, case study says  WSOC Charlotte
  3. Teen tried vaping. Weeks later, she was on a breathing machine with 'wet lung,' study says  Miami HeraldFull coverage

Kids' Suicide-Related Hospital Visits Rise Sharply

  1. Kids' Suicide-Related Hospital Visits Rise Sharply  New York Times
  2. Youth Suicidal Behavior Is on the Rise, Especially Among Girls  Wall Street Journal
  3. Hospitals See Growing Numbers Of Kids And Teens At Risk For Suicide  WBUR
  4. Hospitalization for Suicide Ideation or Attempt: 2008–2015  AAP NewsFull coverage

Local non-profit to screen movie for Mental Health Awareness Month

  1. Local non-profit to screen movie for Mental Health Awareness Month  KGNS.tv
  2. The Children's Center of Wayne County Unveils New Initiative to Increase Awareness for Mental Health and Reduce ...  PR Web (press release)
  3. Mental Wellness Walk, May 19  Mountain Xpress (blog)
  4. Muslims, we desperately need to start talking about mental health  MetroFull coverage

Girl who lost foot to meningitis 2 years ago now faces leg amputation

  1. Girl who lost foot to meningitis 2 years ago now faces leg amputation  Fox News
  2. Girl, 9, to have second foot amputated after losing first days after parent's wedding  Metro
  3. Mum's heartache at not realising 'bruises' on her daughter's legs were meningitis – and now she faces losing second limb  The SunFull coverage

Teacher agrees to donate kidney to student in life-saving gesture

  1. Teacher agrees to donate kidney to student in life-saving gesture  Evening Standard
  2. Ohio 4th Grader to Receive Kidney Donation From Teacher  The Root
  3. Ohio teacher donating kidney to 10-year-old with rare disease  NBC2 NewsFull coverage

Marion County Seeks Needle Exchange Amid Hepatitis C Surge

  1. Marion County Seeks Needle Exchange Amid Hepatitis C Surge  U.S. News & World Report
  2. Marion County health official proposes needle exchange program, as hepatitis C rates soar  Indianapolis Star
  3. Marion County declares hepatitis C epidemic, proposes syringe exchange  Indianapolis Business JournalFull coverage

How social isolation transforms the brain

  1. How social isolation transforms the brain  Medical Xpress
  2. One way social isolation changes the mouse brain  EurekAlert (press release)
  3. Loneliness changes the brain: It boosts a chemical that makes you feel fearful and aggressive, study finds  Daily MailFull coverage

Can Exercise Help Curb Dementia? One Study Says No

  1. Can Exercise Help Curb Dementia? One Study Says No  HealthDay
  2. Dementia exercise programmes 'don't slow brain decline'  BBC News
  3. Moderate Exercise May Not Be Able To Slow Down Dementia, Study Says  Tech Times
  4. Rigorous exercise does not halt dementia decline, study concludes  The GuardianFull coverage

Cannabis Drug Reduces Drop Seizures in Severe Epilepsy

  1. Cannabis Drug Reduces Drop Seizures in Severe Epilepsy  Medscape
  2. Low Dose of CBD Liquid Eases Epilepsy Seizures  WebMD
  3. NEJM publishes second successful Epidiolex trial in LGS  PharmaTimes
  4. Cannabis oil could treat epilepsy: Landmark study reveals it can reduce the severity of fits by more than 40 per cent  Daily MailFull coverage

Too Few Smokers Get Lifesaving Lung Cancer Tests

  1. Too Few Smokers Get Lifesaving Lung Cancer Tests  WebMD
  2. Most heavy US smokers don't want to know if they have cancer  Bangor Daily News
  3. A Cancer Screening Flop: Few Smokers Seek Free Lung Scans  U.S. News & World ReportFull coverage

Congo and WHO race to prevent runaway Ebola outbreak

  1. Congo and WHO race to prevent runaway Ebola outbreak  Reuters
  2. Congo Ebola outbreak turns up in a large city. That's bad  NBCNews.com
  3. Congo's Ebola outbreak reports 1st confirmed urban case  Yahoo News
  4. Ebola spreads into Congolese city as Canadian vaccine arrives  The Globe and MailFull coverage

100 million Americans have chronic pain. Very few use one of the best tools to treat it.

  1. 100 million Americans have chronic pain. Very few use one of the best tools to treat it.  Vox
  2. Four questions—chronic pain and how it affects the brain  Medical Xpress
  3. Psychological Therapies May Help Older Adults With Chronic Pain  Neurology AdvisorFull coverage

Surgeon General urges naloxone — now available to all Mississippi families

  1. Surgeon General urges naloxone — now available to all Mississippi families  Jackson Clarion Ledger
  2. When the Delta crew asked if there was a doctor on board, they got a yes — from the surgeon general  Washington Examiner
  3. US Surgeon General helps save passenger's life aboard flight headed to Atlanta  WFAA.com
  4. U.S. Surgeon General on Twitter: "On my @Delta flight to Jackson, Mississippi (by way of Atlanta), and they asked if ...  Twitter
  5. US surgeon general says he assisted in medical emergency on Delta flight  CNNFull coverage

Lizards With Toxic Green Blood Are Super Freaky

  1. Lizards With Toxic Green Blood Are Super Freaky  Gizmodo
  2. Why Do Some Lizards Have Green Blood?  WBUR
  3. These Lizards Evolved Toxic Green Blood  Smithsonian
  4. Mystery over why some lizards have GREEN blood: Scientists baffled over how the creatures evolved to produce the ...  Daily MailFull coverage

Shorter trastuzumab treatment for HER2+ breast cancer can be as effective, with fewer cardiac side-effects

  1. Shorter trastuzumab treatment for HER2+ breast cancer can be as effective, with fewer cardiac side-effects  Medical Xpress
  2. Test of Herceptin Finds Briefer Treatment Can Work, With Fewer Side Effects  WBUR
  3. Turning 40? You might want to skip this mammography primer from US News  HealthNewsReview.org
  4. For Women With Early Breast Cancer, Herceptin Treatment Can Be Much Shorter  New York TimesFull coverage

Exotic tick species spreads to Middlesex County

  1. Exotic tick species spreads to Middlesex County  MyCentralJersey.com
  2. Exotic tick found on orphaned Albemarle calf  The Daily Progress
  3. East Asian tick found in 2nd US location on Virginia calf  New Jersey HeraldFull coverage

Lung Cancer Screening Rates Remain Inadequate, Despite Recommendations

  1. Lung Cancer Screening Rates Remain Inadequate, Despite Recommendations  Targeted Oncology
  2. Few smokers seek lung scans, even though they're free  Atlanta Journal Constitution
  3. Most heavy US smokers don't want to know if they have cancer  Bangor Daily NewsFull coverage

Deadly new pig virus could pose threat to humans, researchers say

  1. Deadly new pig virus could pose threat to humans, researchers say  NBC4i.com
  2. Why Scientists Are Concerned About a Pig Virus?  Care2.com
  3. Porcine Deltacoronavirus: Deadly Pig Virus Could Jump to Humans, Scientists Warn  Yahoo NewsFull coverage

DKH Holds Free Skin Cancer Screenings On Melanoma Monday

  1. DKH Holds Free Skin Cancer Screenings On Melanoma Monday  Hartford Courant
  2. How plastic surgeons are advancing skin cancer treatment  GlobeNewswire (press release)
  3. Skin cancer touches 'one out of every five Americans'  The AlmanacFull coverage

Gene Ankrd16 Helps Prevent Protein Aggregates Found in Neuro Diseases

  1. Gene Ankrd16 Helps Prevent Protein Aggregates Found in Neuro Diseases  Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News
  2. Gene That Helps Prevent Brain Disease Identified by San Diego Researchers  NBC Southern California
  3. Researchers Identify Gene That Helps Prevent Brain Disease  R & D MagazineFull coverage

Healing Therapies for Mental Health Issues Related to Endometriosis

  1. Healing Therapies for Mental Health Issues Related to Endometriosis  Endometriosis News Today
  2. The Children's Center of Wayne County Unveils New Initiative to Increase Awareness for Mental Health and Reduce ...  PR Web (press release)
  3. Hidden stress crisis driving women to the brink of suicide  Express.co.uk
  4. Time to overcome the stigma of ECT therapy  HeraldScotlandFull coverage

First confirmed urban Ebola case is a 'game changer' in Congo outbreak

  1. First confirmed urban Ebola case is a 'game changer' in Congo outbreak  Washington Post
  2. Ebola outbreak in DRC enters 'new phase' as it spreads to urban area  CNN
  3. Ebola: Profile of a dreaded killer  Yahoo NewsFull coverage

Source still unknown as outbreak tied to romaine hits 32 states

  1. Source still unknown as outbreak tied to romaine hits 32 states  Food Safety News
  2. CDC comes close to an all-clear on romaine lettuce as E. coli outbreak nears historic level  Washington Post
  3. E. coli sickens 23 more in outbreak linked to romaine lettuce  Outbreak News Today
  4. Outbreaks > FDA Investigating Multistate Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 Infections Likely Linked to Romaine Lettuce from ...  FDA
  5. Does Washing Lettuce Get Rid of Bacteria?  LiveScience.comFull coverage

Exercise Does Not Slow Brain Decline in Dementia Patients, Study Suggests

  1. Exercise Does Not Slow Brain Decline in Dementia Patients, Study Suggests  Newsweek
  2. A&E flooded with dementia patients in care crisis flooded  Express.co.uk
  3. Cognitive decline in dementia is not reduced by high-intensity exercise  News-Medical.netFull coverage

Study: Suicidal Thoughts, Attempts Among Kids Doubled in 7 Years

  1. Study: Suicidal Thoughts, Attempts Among Kids Doubled in 7 Years  PsychCentral.com
  2. As '13 Reasons Why' Returns, Schools Try To Help Students Who Are Thinking Of Suicide  KRCB
  3. Youth Suicidal Behavior Is on the Rise, Especially Among Girls  Wall Street Journal
  4. Hospitalization for Suicide Ideation or Attempt: 2008–2015  AAP News
  5. Kids' Suicide-Related Hospital Visits Rise Sharply  New York TimesFull coverage

Lyme disease is on the rise – an expert explains why

  1. Lyme disease is on the rise – an expert explains why  Medical Xpress
  2. CDC Warns of Potentially Bad Tick Season  FOX43.com
  3. Protecting your pets from ticks  WPRI 12 Eyewitness NewsFull coverage

To prevent recurrent strokes, should aspirin have a wingman? Maybe not

  1. To prevent recurrent strokes, should aspirin have a wingman? Maybe not  Los Angeles Times
  2. Stroke risk could be cut by adding anti-clot drug to aspirin, study finds  ABC News
  3. Drug Combo May Help Lower Danger After Mini-Stroke  WebMDFull coverage

Six months of Herceptin could be as effective as 12 months for some women with HER2 positive breast cancer

  1. Six months of Herceptin could be as effective as 12 months for some women with HER2 positive breast cancer  Medical Xpress
  2. Shorter drug treatment OK for many breast cancer patients  Boston Herald
  3. Test of Herceptin Finds Briefer Treatment Can Work, With Fewer Side Effects  NPR
  4. For Women With Early Breast Cancer, Herceptin Treatment Can Be Much Shorter  New York TimesFull coverage

Capital Care granted new license, can now perform surgical abortions

  1. Capital Care granted new license, can now perform surgical abortions  WNWO NBC 24
  2. Ohio city's last abortion clinic gets license, can resume  Circleville Herald
  3. State Highlights: Ohio City's Last Abortion Clinic Reopens For Business; Sacramento Approves Hospice For Terminally ...  Kaiser Health NewsFull coverage

Virginia working to prevent deer disease spread

  1. Virginia working to prevent deer disease spread  Washington Post
  2. NY officials release plan to fight brain disease in deer  WGRZ.com
  3. Risk minimization plan announced for NY as deer brain disease increases across the country  InformNNYFull coverage

Only 1.9% of eligible heavy smokers screened for lung cancer

  1. Only 1.9% of eligible heavy smokers screened for lung cancer  Healio
  2. Most heavy US smokers don't want to know if they have cancer  Bangor Daily News
  3. A Cancer Screening Flop: Few Smokers Seek Free Lung Scans  U.S. News & World ReportFull coverage

Proposal to update HIV/AIDS bill hurdles Senate's 2nd reading

  1. Proposal to update HIV/AIDS bill hurdles Senate's 2nd reading  Inquirer.net
  2. Get tested on nationwide HIV testing day  Rappler
  3. HIV/AIDS Monitoring Tests Market Growth and Sales Forecast 2016 – 2024  Pharmaceuticals NewsFull coverage

Leading cause of female infertility linked to hormone exposure in womb

  1. Leading cause of female infertility linked to hormone exposure in womb  UPI.com
  2. What Causes PCOS? Science Says We May Have Figured It Out, But There's A Catch  Elite Daily
  3. New discovery in female infertility  Radio New ZealandFull coverage

Gynecologist continued to see patients for years after sexual misconduct complaints

  1. Gynecologist continued to see patients for years after sexual misconduct complaints  myCentralOregon.com
  2. USC Gynecologist Accused of Misconduct Blames Jealous Old Ladies With Loose Vaginas  Jezebel
  3. Former USC doctor accused of inappropriately touching students  KERO 23ABC News
  4. A USC doctor was accused of bad behavior with young women for years. The university let him continue treating students  Los Angeles Times
  5. Who is protecting our young women from those who masquerade as caring physicians?  Los Angeles TimesFull coverage

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