Interns Volunteer Over 100 Hours During Symantec Intern Volunteer Week 2014

By Monica Ipong, Symantec's ‎University Relations Sr. Recruiter

Similar to Symantec's Volunteer of the Quarter initiative, which highlights and rewards employees who dedicate their time and talents to those in need, our University Relations Team hosts an Intern Volunteer Week Competition, July 19th through July 27th.

Contrary to Popular Belief, More Exercise Is Not Always Better

One in twenty people may be overdoing exercise, reports Mayo Clinic Proceedings
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Rochester, MN, August 12, 2014 /3BL Media/ – There is strong epidemiological evidence of the importance of regular physical activity, such as brisk walking and jogging, in the management and rehabilitation of cardiovascular disease and in lowering the risk of death from other diseases such as hypertension, stroke, and type 2 diabetes. The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans recommends about 150 minutes per week of moderate-intensity exercise or about 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity exercise.

Treating Mental Illness by Changing Memories of Things Past

A review of memory reconsolidation in Biological Psychiatry
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Philadelphia, PA, August 12, 2014 /3BL Media/ – In the novel À la recherche du temps perdu (translated into English as Remembrance of Things Past), Marcel Proust makes a compelling case that our identities and decisions are shaped in profound and ongoing ways by our memories.

Testosterone in Healthy Men Increases Their Brains’ Response to Threat

A new study in Biological Psychiatry reports on a neural circuit for male aggression
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Philadelphia, PA, August 11, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Testosterone, a steroid hormone, is well known to contribute to aggressive behavior in males, but the neural circuits through which testosterone exerts these effects have not been clear.

Prior studies found that the administration of a single dose of testosterone influenced brain circuit function. Surprisingly, however, these studies were conducted exclusively in women.

Vets’ Alcohol Problems Linked to Stress on the Home Front

Returning national guardsmen more likely to turn to alcohol than the general public when faced with issues at home
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Ann Arbor, MI, July 31, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Regardless of traumatic events experienced during deployment, returning National Guard soldiers were more likely to develop a drinking problem if faced with civilian life setbacks, including job loss, legal problems, divorce, and serious financial and legal problems — all commonplace in military families. Results of the study by researchers at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health are published online in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

Fist Bumping Beats Germ-Spreading Handshake, Study Reports

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Washington, DC, July 29, 2014 /3BL Media/ – “Fist bumping” transmits significantly fewer bacteria than either handshaking or high-fiving, while still addressing the cultural expectation of hand-to-hand contact between patients and clinicians, according to a study published in the August issue of the American Journal of Infection Control, the official publication of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology.

New, Accurate Epigenetic Test Could Eliminate Unnecessary Repeat Biopsies for Prostate Cancer

Results confirmed by two independent trials, report researchers in The Journal of Urology®
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New York, NY, July 22, 2014 /3BL Media/ – More than one million prostate biopsies are performed each year in the U.S. alone, including many repeat biopsies for fear of cancer missed. Therefore there is a need to develop diagnostic tests that will help avoid unnecessary repeat biopsies. Two independent trials have now validated the performance of an epigenetic test that could provide physicians with a better tool to help eliminate unnecessary repeat prostate biopsies, report investigators in The Journal of Urology®.

Low Strength Brain Stimulation May Be Effective for Depression

Reports new study in Biological Psychiatry
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Philadelphia, PA, July 22, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Brain stimulation treatments, like electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), are often effective for the treatment of depression. Like antidepressant medications, however, they typically have a delayed onset. For example, a patient may receive several weeks of regular ECT treatments before a full response is achieved.

Thus, there is an impetus to develop antidepressant treatments that act to rapidly improve mood.

Elsevier Conference Global Food Security Honored at 2014 UK Conference Award Ceremony

1st International Conference on Global Food Security awarded Mark of Excellence in Best New Product Category
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Amsterdam, July 21, 2014 /3BL Media/ -- Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, is pleased to announce that for the second year running an Elsevier Conference was honored at the prestigious UK Conference Awards ceremony held annually in London.

Good News for an Aging Population: Incidence of Stroke in the Elderly Has Dropped by 40% Over the Last 20 Years

Good News for an Aging Population: Incidence of Stroke in the Elderly Has Dropped by 40% Over the Last 20 Years
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Philadelphia, PA, July 18, 2014 /3BL Media/ – A new analysis of data from 1988-2008 has revealed a 40% decrease in the incidence of stroke in Medicare patients 65 years of age and older. This decline is greater than anticipated considering this population’s risk factors for stroke, and applies to both ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes. Investigators also found death resulting from stroke declined during the same period. Their findings are published in the July issue of The American Journal of Medicine.


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