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October 20, 2021
COVID-19 delta variant to haunt Halloween, masks and vaccines best treats for healthy holiday
Like Jamie Lee Curtis in the “Halloween” movies, Indiana residents should safeguard their trick-or-treating experience on Oct. 31.Written By: Tim Brouk, email@example.com Like Jamie Lee Curtis in the “Halloween” movies, Indiana residents should safeguard their trick-or-treating experience on Oct. 31. This Halloween will mark the second spooky holiday navigating the COVID-19 pandemic. More science is known about...
October 20, 2021
Lab Culture: Nutrition Science Clinical Research Center
The facility, which houses a full industrial kitchen along with its testing areas and a blood analysis lab, meticulously measures out meals by the gram for participants to pick up at Stone Hall.Written by: Tim Brouk, firstname.lastname@example.org Hundreds of thousands of restaurants in the United States had to adapt during the COVID-19 pandemic, which included shifting to more carryout business. The Purdue University Nutrition Science Clinical Research Center shifted to carryout to...
October 14, 2021
Purdue researchers aim to help fitness instructors keep their voices in shape
As part of her research in the College of Health and Human Sciences, Anumitha Venkatraman, voice pathologist and doctoral student in the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences (SLHS), discovered that voice problems are a significant concern for fitness instructors.Written By: Rebecca Hoffa, email@example.com For Ellie Kielb, a typical Friday consists of getting up early to teach a high intensity interval training class at VASA Fitness in Lafayette before she comes to Purdue University’s campus as a doctoral student...
October 11, 2021
Purdue HHS researchers collaborate with Wabash National for healthier workers
Researchers in the Purdue University School of Health Sciences and the Department of Psychological Sciences will gather data from up to 80 welders through questionnaires; motor, mood and memory tests; and brain magnetic resonance imaging scans. The images and data could reveal signs of neurological issues in the workers, who have been exposed to metal fumes containing manganese particulates.Written by: Tim Brouk, firstname.lastname@example.org Manganese is an essential mineral for the human body, but too much could cause cognitive issues, especially when inhaled. Small amounts of manganese are emitted from welding, which is done by hundreds of thousands...
October 6, 2021
Purdue researcher offers insights into common ADHD myths
Because ADHD can look different for different people, many misconceptions have circulated about the neurodevelopmental disorder. In her research, Sarah Karalunas, assistant professor of psychological sciences in the Purdue University College of Health and Human Sciences, aims to lend better understanding of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, and neurodevelopmental disorders in children to improve assessment and treatment.Written By: Rebecca Hoffa, email@example.com Because ADHD can look different for different people, many misconceptions have circulated about the neurodevelopmental disorder. In her research, Sarah Karalunas, assistant professor of psychological sciences in the Purdue University College of Health and Human...
October 4, 2021
Consumer Science alumna advocates for Black mothers through Maternal Action Project
Bianca Pryor co-founded Dr. Shalon’s Maternal Action Project, which strives for equitable, quality care for Black birthing people. It is named after Shalon Irving, a fellow Purdue alumna, mother and former epidemiologist for the Centers for Disease Control.Written by: Tim Brouk, firstname.lastname@example.org Black mothers often experience barriers, biases and disparate practices throughout their pregnancies and postpartum experience, according to Bianca Pryor, a Purdue University Consumer Science alumna and co-founder of Dr. Shalon’s Maternal Action Project (MAP). The...