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E-cigarettes give students new choices

E-cigarettes give students new choices

By Dale Shoemaker / Staff Writer

September 21, 2014

The nicotine market’s newest competitor, the electronic cigarette, is gaining popularity among teenagers and young adults — including Pitt students.Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigs, are battery-powered vaporizers that produce an aerosol vapor that resembles cigarette smoke. Presently, little resea...

Method for building larger nanofibers discovered

Method for building larger nanofibers discovered

By Photo courtesy of CMU

August 28, 2014

Researchers discovered a new method for creating large synthetic protein fibers.

Protein shake-up: Study discovers method for nanofiber creation

Protein shake-up: Study discovers method for nanofiber creation

By Dale Shoemaker / For The Pitt News

August 28, 2014

Cancer patients may soon receive medication more efficiently and with fewer harmful side effects thanks to a new development in nanofiber assembly.Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University and Oregon State University have discovered a method for creating large synthetic fibers...

Welcome Back: Vaccination exemptions cause controversy

Welcome Back: Vaccination exemptions cause controversy

By Jesseca Muslin / For The Pitt News

August 19, 2014

In first-world countries such as the United States, worries about preventable disease epidemics are few and far between, thanks to vaccines. Recently, members of the anti-vaccine movement are stirring up those worries again by refusing to vaccinate their children against preventable diseases.  Supporter...

Welcome Back: Work out with Cathedral, a parkour hotspot

By Kat Prosachik / For The Pitt News

August 19, 2014

For Andrew Obenreder, parkour is not a hobby, a fad or an exercise routine — it’s a lifestyle. Parkour is an activity that involves running, jumping and scaling urban areas that have obstacles for the traceur to use for training.Obenreder, 23, describes parkour as “a method of training and disci...

Health professionals gather at Pitt, discuss future of healthcare

By Ilya Yashin and Sarah Police / The Pitt News Staff

June 9, 2014

Health professionals from Pittsburgh and around the world may be trying to change what happens during your visits to the doctor.Ben Reynolds, director of UPMC’s Office of Advanced Practice Providers, which advances education at UPMC, said this weekend that “interprofessional education” will mean changing the way medical students are taught, primarily in the emphasis on tea...

QUIT program helps students kick smoking habits

QUIT program helps students kick smoking habits

By Abbey Reighard / Staff Writer

May 28, 2014

After smoking cigarettes for about a year and a half, Veronica Hill decided it was time to quit.Hill, a senior nursing major, said she decided to quit on her birthday last December. The process took “no time,” she said, but she added that challenges arose along the way.“A lot of my friends smok...

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