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Study highlights growing problem of 'iPad neck' among young adults and women

Rss Feed - 6 min 33 sec ago
Is your iPad being a literal pain in the neck? The answer is likely yes -; especially if you're a young adult or a woman. "iPad neck" -; persistent pain in the neck and upper shoulders caused by slouching or bending into extreme positions while using tablet computers -; is a growing problem among Americans, according to a new UNLV study.

Researchers create revolutionary model to study pulmonary diseases

Rss Feed - 33 min 10 sec ago
Researchers at the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix have developed a revolutionary "lung on a leaf" to study pulmonary diseases.

Researchers create electronic skin that brings back real sense of touch to prosthetic limbs

Rss Feed - 41 min 51 sec ago
Amputees often experience the sensation of a "phantom limb"--a feeling that a missing body part is still there.

Nucleus accumbens plays influential role in enhancing memory network, shows study

Rss Feed - 44 min 9 sec ago
Our ability to learn, remember, problem solve, and speak are all cognitive functions related to different parts of our brain.

Review: Stem cells appear to help fight obesity in animal models

Rss Feed - 57 min 1 sec ago
Obesity is an increasing global health problem associated with several comorbidities and a high risk of mortality.

New risk-prediction model may help identify diabetic patients at high risk of pancreatic cancer

Rss Feed - 1 hour 6 min ago
Patients diagnosed with pancreatic cancer can develop elevated blood sugar levels up to three years before their cancer diagnosis, according to the results of a study by Mayo Clinic researchers published the journal Gastroenterology.

Study: Most emergency department patients wish to be involved in medical decision-making

Rss Feed - 1 hour 12 min ago
Most emergency department patients want to be involved in some aspects of medical decision-making, but they need to be invited. These are the primary findings of a study to be published in the July 2018 issue of Academic Emergency Medicine, a journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine.

Researchers uncover new therapeutic opportunity in the treatment of malignant melanoma

Rss Feed - 1 hour 16 min ago
A team of researchers led by Dr Pierre Close, WELBIO researcher at the ULiège GIGA Institute and Dr Francesca Rapino has uncovered a new therapeutic opportunity in the treatment of malignant melanoma that acquired resistance to targeted therapies.

Study shows fat cells increase in size and number upon exposure to fracking chemicals

Rss Feed - 1 hour 21 min ago
Exposure to fracking chemicals and wastewater promotes fat cell development, or adipogenesis, in living cells in a laboratory, according to a new Duke University-led study.

Study finds factors underlying current rise in radicalization among European youth

Rss Feed - 1 hour 29 min ago
A study published in European Psychiatry reports on factors underlying the current rise in radical conversions among European youth.

Simple, cost-effective test may help improve early diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment

Rss Feed - 1 hour 31 min ago
An international team of scientists have developed a new way to screen for age-related cognitive decline at home using a test which asks people to detect sounds and flashes on their laptop or phone.

Study unravels new piece of information in the Huntington’s disease puzzle

Rss Feed - 1 hour 42 min ago
In a new study, researchers from the University of Copenhagen have discovered a hitherto unknown error in the transport of glutamine between astrocytes and neurons in the brain of mice with Huntington's disease.

Study provides insight into how planned and spontaneous movements are processed in the brain

Rss Feed - 2 hours 58 min ago
The runners are lined up at the starting line, patiently awaiting the start signal for the 1000-meter race. In the second turn a runner falls in front of the one next to him. He dodges his falling neighbor and continues to sprint towards the finish line.

Researchers evaluate patient satisfaction and well-being after breast reconstruction

Rss Feed - 3 hours 54 min ago
More than 60 percent of women who undergo a mastectomy to treat breast cancer choose breast reconstruction, and the demand for that surgery is rising. However, due to the previous lack of evidence-based, patient-centered data available about post-breast reconstruction, most patients aren't properly informed about satisfaction and quality-of-life measures over time.

Opening onsite health clinics for workers can cut health care costs

Rss Feed - 4 hours 13 sec ago
Opening onsite health clinics to provide comprehensive primary care to teachers and their families can lower a school district's health care costs and decrease teacher absenteeism, according to a new RAND Corporation study.

Groundbreaking discovery could be key to preventing cancer metastasis

Rss Feed - 4 hours 10 min ago
A groundbreaking discovery by University of Alberta researchers has identified previously-unknown therapeutic targets that could be key to preventing the spread of cancer.

New therapeutic approach may delay neurodegeneration in rare genetic disease

Rss Feed - 4 hours 17 min ago
A new therapeutic approach may one day delay neurodegeneration typical of a disease called mucopolysaccharidoses IIIB. Neurodegeneration in this condition results from the abnormal accumulation of essential cellular molecules called mucopolysaccharides.

Impulse control disorders found to be more common in people taking Parkinson's drugs

Rss Feed - 5 hours 30 min ago
Over time, half of the people taking certain drugs for Parkinson's disease may develop impulse control disorders such as compulsive gambling, shopping or eating, according to a study published in the June 20, 2018, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

Blended course format may improve academic achievement in students at risk for failing

Rss Feed - 5 hours 34 min ago
Before online learning existed, the traditional lecture format was the only option for college courses. Students who skipped class risked missing out on valuable information presented in-person.

Study finds possible link between Type 2 diabetes and common white pigment

Rss Feed - 5 hours 42 min ago
In a pilot study by a team of researchers at The University of Texas at Austin, crystalline particles of titanium dioxide -- the most common white pigment in everyday products ranging from paint to candies -- were found in pancreas specimens with Type 2 diabetes, suggesting that exposure to the white pigment is associated with the disease.