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Twitter Chatter Predicts Health Insurance Marketplace Enrollment, Penn Study Shows

4 Mar 2015 – An increase in Twitter sentiment (the positivity or negativity of tweets) is associated with an increase in state-level enrollment in the Affordable Care Actís (ACA) health insurance marketplaces ó a phenomenon that points to use of the social media platform as a real-time gauge of public opinio... Read more

Prescription Drug-Induced Liver Failure is Uncommon; Over-the-Counter Medications and Dietary/Herbal Supplements are Most Common Causes, Penn Study Finds

3 Mar 2015 – Drug-induced acute liver failure is uncommon, and over-the-counter medications and dietary and herbal supplements -- not prescription drugs -- are its most common causes, according to new research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Read more

Gorilla Origins of the Last Two AIDS Virus Lineages Confirmed

2 Mar 2015 – Two of the four known groups of human AIDS viruses (HIV-1 groups O and P) have originated in western lowland gorillas, according to an international team of scientists from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Montpellier, the University of Edinburgh,... Read more

Successful Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in Youth Leads to Decreased Thinking about Suicide, Penn Medicine Study Finds

2 Mar 2015 – Penn Medicine researchers found that patients who did not respond to cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for anxiety in childhood had more chronic and enduring patterns of suicidal ideation at 7 to 19 years after treatment. Read more

Strong Connection between Violence and Mental Illness in Guatemala During Civil War Lessens in Postwar Period, Penn Study Finds

26 Feb 2015 – Violence during the civil war in Guatemala from 1960 to 1996 resulted in the development of significant mental health problems and conditions for the countyís people, according to a new multi-institution study from researchers under the Guatemala-Penn Partnership. Read more

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