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March 17th, 2020

Benefits of fish in moderation during pregnancy outweigh risks for baby

Eating fish 1-3 times a week during pregnancy is associated with improved metabolic health as the child grows,according to a new study from Keck School of Medicine of USC. Contact: Laura LeBlanc, (646) 825-0821, or; or Leigh Hopper, (310) 308-0405, To eat or not to eat fish is a question that has long concerned pregnant women. Now, […]

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March 13th, 2020

People in the US are changing their behavior, anticipating fallout of COVID-19

A new USC survey offers a snapshot of how coronavirus has changed behavior in America, from stockpiling emergency supplies and food to hygiene. Contact: Jenesse Miller, or 213-810-8554 or Julie Labich, or 213-821-8188 Amid the rise of the coronavirus pandemic, many people in the United States perceive health and economic risks and are […]

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March 10th, 2020

USC study shows some combinations of statins and antihypertensives may reduce dementia risk

Researchers say the study is the first to investigate the association of different combinations of frequently used drugs and dementia risk in a large, representative sample of older Americans. Contact: Jenesse Miller, or 213-810-8554 Certain combinations of cardiovascular drugs may also reduce risk for Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new USC study of nearly […]

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March 9th, 2020

Squatting or Kneeling May Be Beneficial for Health

Human evolution favors energy conservation, but has our evolution worked against us since inactivity is linked to health risks? A new study of a modern hunter-gatherer society finds that how people rest matters. Contact: Emily Gersema, (213) 712-3168 or [] Standing desks are so passé. It’s time for squatting desks. A USC-led study shows that […]

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March 3rd, 2020

In warming ocean, marine microbes seek Goldilocks just right

A changing climate is warming the oceans, creating winners and losers among plankton and algae at the base of the food chain. USC researchers created a tool to model future conditions in marine environments.   Contact: Gary Polakovic (213) 740-1927 or Climate change is heating the oceans, which affects billions of marine microbes in ways scientists don’t […]

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February 27th, 2020

U.S. Education Department, USC Reach Agreement to Confront and Prevent Sexual Harassment

Contact: Glenn Osaki, University of Southern California, (213) 740-2215, The University of Southern California announced today that it has reached a Resolution Agreement with the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) to ensure that USC will improve its policies and processes for preventing and responding to sexual harassment to fully comply with […]

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February 25th, 2020

The first USC basketball “green game” tips off this weekend

The Galen Center will host its first green game basketball match on Saturday night, a big step toward achieving zero-waste sports events at USC. The arena is also site of a rooftop solar energy project and thousands of energy-conserving light bulbs – part of a growing sustainability campaign at USC. Contact: Gary Polakovic (213) 740-1927 or […]

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February 20th, 2020

Secondhand smoke may be abetting rise of chronic liver disease in children and adults

Smoke exposure can alter how the liver processes fats, according to lab research, ultimately contributing to nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. Contact: Leigh Hopper (310) 308-0405 or Secondhand smoke, which is linked to cancer and other serious illnesses, may also be contributing to soaring rates of chronic liver disease in adults and children, a new […]

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February 20th, 2020

USC announces major financial aid expansion to benefit low- and middle-income families

Contact Ron Mackovich, or Eric Abelev, Today President Carol L. Folt announced two new policies to make a USC undergraduate education more affordable for those who most need financial assistance. These actions will be phased in with each new entering class, beginning with first-year students entering USC in the fall of 2020 and the […]

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