Researchers found that changing the American Academy of Pediatrics' critical congenital heart disease newborn screening algorithm to contain only one repeat pulse oximetry test yielded similar specificity and sensitivity while having only a slightly higher false-positive rate, compared with the current AAP algorithm with two repeat screens. The findings in Pediatrics suggest that reducing repeat pulse oximetry testing may improve detection of significant cardiac and noncardiac hypoxemic disease in newborns, researchers wrote.
The Ray and Tye Noorda Foundation, partnering with the Wholistic Research and Education Foundation, has awarded University of Utah Health a $740,000 grant to study cannabis. The study will use high-tech brain imaging techniques to examine how cannabinoids affect individuals.
ExxonMobil is investing $7.3 million in malaria research and education initiatives. Funding will go to scientists at Harvard and Oxford universities as well as the Global Health Core and Grassroot Soccer for research, education and awareness programs.
The County Health Rankings Report for 2018 reveals place-based health disparities across the country. The Southwest, Southeast, Mississippi Delta, Appalachia and Plains regions lag in certain health measures, and minority residents are disproportionately affected, the report shows.
The US government might charge access fees for remote-sensing imagery data from Landsat satellites and a Department of Agriculture aerial survey program. Some scientists worry that such a change could affect research in a variety of areas.
The North Carolina Science Festival offers a month of events held across the state to expose students to science, technology, engineering and math careers. During one event, data experts from SAS Institute worked with high-schoolers on various elements of STEM to build and test an aircraft-monitoring system at the airport.
A new reality television show is going behind the scenes to film students participating in Milwaukee Area Technical College's Culinary Arts Program. The first episode of "Cook. Plate. Dine." featured students displaying their talents and discussing future career plans as well as their passion for cooking.
Students in an Indiana school district will contribute to the production of a vehicle that can reach more than 230 miles per hour. The initiative is part of a plan announced by Keating Supercars to build the car -- which would be the fastest street-legal car in the country -- in the district.
An Iowa school district plans to expand its career and technical education programs to include electrical technology and plumbing, heating, air conditioning and refrigeration. The district is partnering with a community college to create career pathways for students.