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Mint-flavored vapes and the trouble with pulegone

4 hours 37 min ago
Even while the recent outbreak of acute serious lung disease in vapers is challenging the skill and technology of the medical field, a new report published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine on September 16, 2019, says that a natural plant oil called pulegone, which is used to impart a minty flavor to e-cigarettes, could quite possibly be carcinogenic at the levels found in these devices.

New device uses electromagnetic waves to reverse Alzheimer’s

4 hours 47 min ago
A new study, to be published in the September 3, 2019, issue of the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, provides something to cheer about for the estimated 44 million patients who have Alzheimer’s disease (AD) in the US, and their hard-pressed caregivers.

Zylka lab receives NIH grant to advance treatments for neurodevelopmental disorders

5 hours 32 min ago
The National Institutes of Health have awarded two separate grants totaling $6.1 million to Mark Zylka, PhD, director of the UNC Neuroscience Center. One of the grants was co-awarded to Ben Philpot, PhD, associate director of the center at the UNC School of Medicine.

Embryonic damage due to autoantibodies could be cause of behavioral disorders in the child

5 hours 43 min ago
Dysfunctions in the maternal immune system that occur during pregnancy could possibly lead to impaired brain development in the unborn child.

More surgeries are scheduled when surgeon is well rested

5 hours 49 min ago
Researchers at Linköping University have investigated how orthopedic surgeons make decisions regarding surgery, and how the decisions are related to how much of their work shift they have completed.

Brain imaging reveals mechanisms underlying auditory processing in nonverbal children with autism

6 hours 11 min ago
Even though nonverbal or minimally verbal people who have autism spectrum disorder (ASD) make up between 25 and 30 percent of the total autistic population, almost no studies have been done focusing on this group and their particular needs.

Favorable aspects of childhood experience linked to people living longer

6 hours 29 min ago
After years of generalized theories and hypothesis, research has finally pinpointed certain aspects of childhood experience linked to people living longer.

New study assesses the prevalence of screening for social needs

6 hours 40 min ago
A new study from The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, published this week in JAMA Network Open, finds that most U.S. physician practices and hospitals report screening patients for at least one social need, a trend that is expected to increase in the future, and that practices that care for disadvantaged patients report higher screening rates.

Cannabidiol may alleviate seizures and normalize brain rhythms in Angelman syndrome

6 hours 49 min ago
A marijuana plant extract, also known as cannabidiol, is being commonly used to improve anxiety, sleep problems, pain, and many other neurological conditions.

Roswell Park moving three-pronged immunotherapy strategy forward with support from DoD grant

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 23:11
A team from Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center is moving a new three-part strategy for treating advanced cancers forward with support from a U.S. Department of Defense grant to Pawel Kalinski, MD, PhD, Vice Chair for Translational Research and Rustum Family Professor for Molecular Therapeutics and Translational Research at the Buffalo, N.Y.-based cancer center.

Psoriasis drug could be repurposed to treat osteosarcoma

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 22:46
A treatment for psoriasis could be repurposed to treat a rare but aggressive form of youth cancer, new findings from the Garvan Institute of Medical Research suggest.

Compound could play a novel role in halting spread of pancreatic cancer

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 22:34
In early test tube and mouse studies, investigators at Johns Hopkins Medicine and the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center have found that nonmuscle myosin IIC (MYH14), a protein activated in response to mechanical stress, helps promote metastatic behavior in pancreatic cancer cells, and that the compound 4-hydroxyacetophenone (4-HAP), known to stiffen myosin IIC-containing cells, can send it into overdrive, overwhelming the ability of cells to invade nearby tissue.

Could drinking a small amount of alcohol everyday be good for type 2 diabetes?

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 22:09
A new meta-analysis suggests that people with type 2 diabetes may benefit from light-to-moderate drinking, which could have a positive effect on blood glucose and fat metabolism.

Concerns over GM mosquitoes released in Brazil

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 22:00
A field experiment that released genetically modified mosquitoes in Brazil to control natural populations of the insect may have had unintended consequences.

Alarming number of life-threatening heart infections related to drug abuse

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 21:38
As the nationwide opioid epidemic continues, more young people are developing a life-threatening heart infection that can result from drug abuse.

A vegan diet could boost gut microbes that aid weight loss

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 21:30
Switching to a vegan diet could help people lose nearly one pound in weight every week and significantly reduce their risk for diabetes, say researchers.

Anti-cancer effects of lycopene in tomatoes canceled out by iron-rich foods

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 21:19
Tomatoes have proven cancer-fighting properties, but new research suggests that eating them with iron-rich meats can destroy this effect.

Human sleep rhythm is much older than previously believed, Javan slow loris study reveals

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 20:54
People typically sleep seven to eight hours in one stretch and stay awake for the rest of the day. Evolutionary scientists have assumed that this rhythm of sleep arose when our early ancestors went from being nocturnal to diurnal, but a new study of the Javan slow loris indicates that the human way of sleeping is much older.

Sleep studies may be an unreliable predictor for treatment of children with sleep apnea

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 19:50
Pediatricians routinely advise parents of children who snore regularly and have sleepiness, fatigue or other symptoms consistent with sleep disordered breathing, to get a sleep study; this can help determine whether their child has obstructive sleep apnea, which is often treated with surgery to remove the tonsils and adenoids (adenotonsillectomy).

Gut microbiome may play a role in mechanisms linked to muscle strength in older adults

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 19:35
A novel new study suggests that the gut microbiome has a role in mechanisms related to muscle strength in older adults.