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Loughborough academics part of new project investigating effectiveness of personalized breast cancer screening

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Loughborough University academics are to conduct research as part of a large-scale international project investigating whether personalized breast cancer screening is a better screening option for women aged 40 to 70.

Mechanisms behind neonatal diabetes uncovered

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Researchers at the University of Helsinki, Finland, have described mechanisms linking chronic cellular stress to the poor development of the insulin-producing cells.

High negative pressure controls dispersal of airborne dust in hospitals, renovation sites

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Maintaining a high negative pressure in airborne infection isolation rooms of hospitals (over -10 Pa) and in renovation sites (over -5 Pa) effectively limits the dispersion of airborne contaminants and dust, a new study from the University of Eastern Finland shows.

Boys with good motor skills are better problem-solvers, study shows

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Boys with good motor skills are better problem-solvers than their less skillful peers, a new study from Finland shows. In contrast to previous studies, the researchers found no association between aerobic fitness or overweight and obesity with cognitive function in boys.

AHF urges the WHO to expedite approval process for vaccine effective against Ebola

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With the world's second worst Ebola outbreak in history recently spreading to a major city in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the World Health Organization and Merck must do more to ensure all options are on the table to fight the virus, including ensuring vaccines are available to all who need them.

Quarter of parents remain unprepared for ‘parenting hangover’, reports study

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Parents may plan for transportation and childcare ahead of holiday gatherings but are they prepared for a potential, day-after "parenting hangover?"

Food labels have caused changes in consumers' intake and industry's use of key additives

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Over the past two decades, labels such as the U.S. Nutrition Facts Panel on packaged foods, calorie counts on national restaurant menus, front-of-pack labels encouraging healthier eating, and "low-sodium" or "fat-free" identifiers have been developed in order to promote healthier choices. But do they work?

Early follow-up by physician for patients after ED discharge lowers rates of death or re-admissions

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For patients who receive emergency department care for heart failure, early follow-up by a physician within 7 days after emergency department discharge is associated with lower rates of death or admissions to hospital, according to research published in CMAJ.

In-school nutrition programs among students limit increases in BMI, finds study

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In-school nutrition policies and programs that promote healthier eating habits among middle school students limit increases in body mass index, a new study led by the Yale School of Public Health finds.

Study finds misuse of benzodiazepines to be highest among young adults

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More than one in eight U.S. adults used benzodiazepines in the past year, up from previous reports. Misuse of the prescription drugs accounted for more than 17 percent of overall use, according to a study published online today in Psychiatric Services in Advance.

Study: Survivors of childhood Hodgkin lymphoma have high risk of developing solid tumors

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New research refines existing evidence that survivors of childhood Hodgkin lymphoma face an elevated risk of developing various types of solid tumors many years later.

America's teens report dramatic increase in their use of vaping devices in just one year

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America's teens report a dramatic increase in their use of vaping devices in just a single year, with 37.3 percent of 12th graders reporting "any vaping" in the past 12 months, compared to just 27.8 percent in 2017.

Study focuses on modification of lipid nanoparticles for successful brain cell targeting

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Nanomedicine refers to field of science that uses nanotechnology for clinical operations. The use of nanoparticles has specially been successful due to their structure.

Research focuses on optimization of solid lipid nanoparticle that encapsulates Vinorelbine bitartrate

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Vinorelbine Bitartrate, a semi-synthetic vinca alkaloid was approved by the FDA for breast cancer treatment, as it has been proven to be beneficial for first line of defense and subsequent therapies. But its hydrophilic and thermolabile structure causes hindrance to oral clinical translation.

Researcher conducts study to investigate peripheral blood markers of Alzheimer's disease

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Β-amyloid formation, an indicative element of Alzheimer's disease, is a consequence of alternative expression of enzymes involved in the cleavage of amyloid precursor protein, leading to dementia in elderly populations.

Regular theatre and cinema visits keeps depression away in seniors finds study

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A new study has shown that elderly who are regulars at the cinema, theatre or spend time at cultural meets and activities can protect themselves from depression. The study results were published in the latest issue of the journal British Journal of Psychiatry.

CTF along with NTAP and Sage announce first-ever open data portal for neurofibromatosis

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The Children's Tumor Foundation, together with the Neurofibromatosis Therapeutic Acceleration Program and Sage Bionetworks, has announced the first-ever open data portal for scientific research results in the field of neurofibromatosis.

Rutgers scientists take an important step in making diseased hearts heal themselves

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A team of Rutgers scientists, including Leonard Lee and Shaohua Li, have taken an important step toward the goal of making diseased hearts heal themselves - a new model that would reduce the need for bypass surgery, heart transplants or artificial pumping devices.

Study finds epigenetic differences in the brains of individuals with schizophrenia

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A study using a PET scan tracer developed at the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital has identified, for the first time, epigenetic differences between the brains of individuals with schizophrenia and those of unaffected study participants.

Researchers use brain connectome to reassess neuroimaging findings of Alzheimer's disease

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Already affecting more than five million Americans older than 65, Alzheimer's disease is on the rise and expected to impact more than 13 million people by 2050.