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Too much unhealthy media coverage of medical tests

A large global study published today in the leading US medical journal JAMA Internal Medicine finds the media is often failing to cover the potential harms of new medical tests which are designed to detect the early signs of disease in healthy people. The study also found media stories often fail to…

College of Medicine TEAMS Regional Physicians to begin disclosing in UFOLIO

The COI Program is excited to announce that TEAMS physicians in the College of Medicine Regional Physician Network have been given access to disclose in UFOLIO. All TEAMS physicians have been notified of their new access and should submit disclosures of outside activities and interests by April 30, 2021. If…

Doctors Debate Use of Blood Thinners to Prevent Clots in Women After C-Sections

Nearly all women who deliver babies through cesarean section at Columbia University Irving Medical Center in New York City receive injections of the blood thinner heparin for weeks after the procedure, to prevent potentially life-threatening blood clots. Obstetric leaders there say that’s good medical practice because the formation of those…

Amid Rising Seas And Record Storms, Louisiana’s Water Is Running Low

BATON ROUGE, La. — Louisiana has a water problem. But it has nothing to do with its losing battle against rising seas, rivers that routinely spill their banks or increasingly violent storms that pummel its coast. This problem is buried in aquifers deep beneath the state’s swampy landscape, where the…

Academic Associations Letter to OSTP

This letter is from various academic associations (AAU, APLU, COGR, ACE, AAMC) to OSTP requesting consultation with the academic community and a comment period before implementation of changes in regards to NSPM-33 and NSTC JCORE “Recommended Practices for Strengthening the Security and Integrity of America’s Science and Technology Research Enterprise”. …

DeSantis supports bills that target ‘foreign influences’ in higher education

The legislation would call for greater oversight on research and travel and ban public entities from entering language and cultural exchange programs with seven countries. Gov. Ron DeSantis expressed his support Monday for a series of bills being introduced in the state Legislature designed to “combat foreign influence and…

University watchdog faces ‘impartiality’ questions

England’s new university regulator is facing questions about a potential conflict of interest. Lord Wharton has been appointed chair of the Office for Students (OfS) but is also a paid adviser to a firm Aquind, which wants to build a cable linking the UK and French electricity grids. The £1.2bn project…