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Mice study uncovers an unknown pathway for breast cancer recurrence

Rss Feed - 8 hours 16 min ago
For many women who thought they had beaten breast cancer, the news that it has roared back years later comes as an especially cruel diagnosis with no clear answers for why or how it recurs.

Increased out-of-pocket spending threatens universal health coverage in 'missing middle' countries

Rss Feed - 9 hours 7 min ago
One in six countries is expected to have substantially high out-of-pocket spending as a proportion of total health expenditures by 2050, according to a new scientific study.

Vascular surgery after firearm injury linked with higher morbidity and mortality

Rss Feed - 9 hours 24 min ago
Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine found that among all hospitalizations that were due to firearm injury, patients who underwent surgical repair of their major blood vessels had the highest injury severity score (predictor of in-hospital death).

Scientists discover trigger region for absence epileptic seizures

Rss Feed - Thu, 04/25/2019 - 23:53
Scientists have discovered a neurological origin for absence seizures--a type of seizure characterized by very short periods of lost consciousness in which people appear to stare blankly at nothing.

Exercise activates brain circuits associated with memory in older adults

Rss Feed - Thu, 04/25/2019 - 23:04
How quickly do we experience the benefits of exercise? A new University of Maryland study of healthy older adults shows that just one session of exercise increased activation in the brain circuits associated with memory - including the hippocampus - which shrinks with age and is the brain region attacked first in Alzheimer's disease.

What causes us to binge eat? Scientists may have the answer.

Rss Feed - Thu, 04/25/2019 - 20:43
Scientists have revealed that the reason we eat more than we need to may be caused by cellular communication originating in the emotion-processing center of the brain.

Device converts brain signals into speech, offers hope for patients

Rss Feed - Thu, 04/25/2019 - 20:12
In a remarkable application of modern technology, scientists have created a device that can decode signals from the brain’s speech centers to produce speech through a synthesizer.

New blood-cell analysis device helps better understand causes and mechanics of rare anemia

Rss Feed - Thu, 04/25/2019 - 19:06
An EU-funded project has developed a blood-cell analysis device that helps doctors and scientists better understand the causes and mechanics of rare forms of anemia - potentially speeding up the development of new treatments adjusted to the needs of patients with these diseases.

Psychologists study how application of cortisol affects exposure therapy for anxiety disorders

Rss Feed - Thu, 04/25/2019 - 18:59
Bochum-based psychologists have studied how the application of the stress hormone cortisol affects exposure therapy for anxiety disorders.

Majority of stroke survivors not screened for osteoporosis, despite increased risk

Rss Feed - Thu, 04/25/2019 - 17:05
The majority of stroke survivors are not screened or treated for osteoporosis, broken bones, or fall risk -- despite stroke being a risk factor for these conditions.

People with intense feelings of responsibility susceptible to developing OCD, anxiety

Rss Feed - Thu, 04/25/2019 - 15:00
A new study has found that people who reported intense feelings of responsibility were susceptible to developing Obsessive Compulsive Disorder or Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) was published in the International Journal of Cognitive Therapy.

A combination of sensory stimuli can help soothe crying babies, study reveals

Rss Feed - Thu, 04/25/2019 - 14:53
What is the most effective way for parents to soothe their crying babies? A combination of sensory stimuli - by way of swaddling, sound and movement - can help, according to a new study by SEIN, the expertise center for epilepsy and sleep medicine, and the University of Amsterdam.

Six factors associated with invasive breast cancer recurrence after DCIS diagnosis

Rss Feed - Thu, 04/25/2019 - 12:47
Six factors were associated with invasive recurrence of breast cancer after a diagnosis of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), according to data from a meta-analysis.

Study finds different amounts of physical therapy for stroke patients

Rss Feed - Thu, 04/25/2019 - 12:21
Medicare-covered stroke patients receive vastly different amounts of physical and occupational therapy during hospital stays despite evidence that such care is strongly associated with positive health outcomes, a new study by Brown University researchers found.

UT Southwestern researchers determine how circulating 'bad cholesterol' enters artery walls

Rss Feed - Thu, 04/25/2019 - 12:04
UT Southwestern researchers have determined how circulating "bad cholesterol" enters artery walls to cause the plaque that narrows the blood vessels and leads to heart attacks and strokes.

Delving into tumor's cellular lineage may offer clues for customized therapies

Rss Feed - Thu, 04/25/2019 - 11:56
To explain a person's actions in the present, it sometimes helps to understand their past, including where they come from and how they were raised.

Computer program mimics natural speech using brain signals from epilepsy patients

Rss Feed - Thu, 04/25/2019 - 11:47
Scientists used brain signals recorded from epilepsy patients to program a computer to mimic natural speech--an advancement that could one day have a profound effect on the ability of certain patients to communicate.

Using blood thinners in heart failure patients associated with reduced risk of thromboembolic events

Rss Feed - Thu, 04/25/2019 - 11:40
Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine found that using blood thinners in patients with worsening heart failure, coronary artery disease or irregular heart rhythms was associated with a 17 percent reduced risk of thromboembolic events, such as stroke and heart attack.

Johns Hopkins researchers uncover role of neurotransmitter in the spread of aggressive cancers

Rss Feed - Thu, 04/25/2019 - 11:33
Using human cancer cells, tumor and blood samples from cancer patients, researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine have uncovered the role of a neurotransmitter in the spread of aggressive cancers. Neurotransmitters are chemical "messengers" that transmit impulses from neurons to other target cells.

Physicians turning to antibiotic alternatives for long-term acne treatment

Rss Feed - Thu, 04/25/2019 - 11:31
Physicians are scaling back on prescribing antibiotics for long-term acne treatment in favor of a combinations of therapies, according to Rutgers researchers.