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People diagnosed with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder may actually have treatable condition

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Researchers at Houston Methodist believe that a significant number of people diagnosed with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder may actually have a treatable immune system condition.

Study finds social stigma as barrier to successful treatment of children with HIV in Ethiopia

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The social stigma surrounding HIV is still strong in many parts of the world. Children living with HIV in Ethiopia are at high risk of receiving inadequate treatment - or no treatment at all - on account of deeply rooted prejudice.

Terror survivors have increased risk of frequent migraine, tension headaches

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Survivors of a terror attack have an increased risk of frequent migraine and tension headaches after the attack, according to a study published in the December 13, 2017, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

Radiation therapy can be used to treat patients with life-threatening heart rhythm

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Radiation therapy often is used to treat cancer patients. Now, doctors at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have shown that radiation therapy - aimed directly at the heart -; can be used to treat patients with a life-threatening heart rhythm.

New blood test accurately forecasts advanced heart failure patients’ survival after surgery

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An experimental blood test developed at UCLA that uses gene activity data from immune cells was 93 percent accurate in predicting survival rates for people with advanced heart failure who had surgery to implant mechanical circulatory support devices.

Autism traits linked to risk of depression, suicidal thoughts in people with psychosis

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People with autism traits who have psychosis are at a greater risk of depression and thoughts of suicide, new research has found.

Study: Living Lyme disease bacteria found months after antibiotic treatment

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Bay Area Lyme Foundation, a leading sponsor of Lyme disease research in the US, today announced results of two papers published in the peer-reviewed journals PLOS ONE and American Journal of Pathology, that seem to support claims of lingering symptoms reported by many patients who have already received antibiotic treatment for the disease.

Chagas disease presents real public health problem to Canadians

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Believe it or not, a tropical blood parasite native to Latin America could be harmful to Canadians. Infectious diseases like malaria or Zika may have dominated recent headlines but Chagas - the "Kissing Bug" disease - is in the spotlight following the publication of a new case study in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.

Survey finds extremely high rate of mortality from sepsis in ICUs

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Brazil has an extremely high rate of mortality from sepsis in intensive care units (ICUs), surpassing even mortality due to stroke and heart attack in ICUs.

NIH-funded study to explore hearing loss risk in Detroit firefighters

Rss Feed - 11 hours 13 min ago
Firefighters face potential exposure to various hazardous chemicals that increase their risk for numerous health issues. During responses to fires or other hazardous events, they may be exposed to, inhale or ingest toxic gases, vapors or particles.

20% of young colon cancer patients have inherited genetic abnormality, research finds

Rss Feed - 11 hours 24 min ago
As doctors grapple with increasing rates of colorectal cancers in young people, new research from the University of Michigan may offer some insight into how the disease developed and how to prevent further cancers.

Autism treatment: Social impairments can be corrected by brain stimulation

Rss Feed - 11 hours 29 min ago
Scientists are examining the feasibility of treating autistic children with neuromodulation after a new study showed social impairments can be corrected by brain stimulation.

Lactic acid bacteria can offer protection against subtypes of influenza A virus

Rss Feed - 11 hours 34 min ago
Lactic acid bacteria, commonly used as probiotics to improve digestive health, can offer protection against different subtypes of influenza A virus, resulting in reduced weight loss after virus infection and lower amounts of virus replication in the lungs, according to a study led by Georgia State University.

Clinician re-examines evidence on re-use of catheters and UTIs in people with spinal cord injuries

Rss Feed - 11 hours 58 min ago
People with spinal cord injuries rely on catheters to empty their bladder. When a well-respected publication concluded that catheters could be reused without an increased risk of infection, it didn't sit right with a Vancouver clinician and researcher.

Tailor-made protein combats several kinds of pathogenic bacteria

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As resistance to existing antibiotics increases, new approaches to serious bacterial infections are needed. Now researchers at Lund University in Sweden, together with colleagues at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in the US, have investigated one such alternative.

Male virgins still at risk for acquiring HPV, study finds

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Men who have never engaged in sexual intercourse are still at risk for acquiring HPV, according to a study published recently in the Journal of Infectious Diseases by researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Public Health.

Steroid study provides new insights into medicines' side effects

Rss Feed - 12 hours 16 min ago
Fresh insights into key hormones found in commonly prescribed medicines have been discovered, providing further understanding of the medicines' side effects.

Researchers use cryptographic techniques to decode activity of motor neurons

Rss Feed - 12 hours 25 min ago
Cracking the German Enigma code is considered to be one of the decisive factors that hastened Allied victory in World War II. Starting with clues derived from espionage, computer scientists were able to work out the rules that turned a string of gibberish characters into plain German, providing life-saving and war-shortening intelligence.

Targeted lung cancer treatments may benefit smokers and non-smokers alike

Rss Feed - 12 hours 36 min ago
Smokers are less likely than non-smokers to have lung cancers caused by targetable genetic changes. But a study published this week in the journal Clinical Cancer Research shows that when they do, smokers benefit just as much as non-smokers from targeted treatments.

Belgian researchers create transplantable artificial ovary prototype

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Belgian researchers have taken important steps towards creating transplantable artificial ovaries. Once successful, these could be of value to women struggling with infertility or cancer patients who cannot conceive after undergoing radiation or chemotherapy.

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