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Rheumatoid arthritis linked to other diseases before and after diagnosis, shows study

4 hours 16 min ago
A Mayo Clinic-led study involving 3,276 patients has found that people with inflammatory bowel disease, Type 1 diabetes or blood clots may be at increased risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis.

Students who rarely ate breakfast achieve lower GCSE grades

4 hours 31 min ago
Students who rarely ate breakfast on school days achieved lower GCSE grades than those who ate breakfast frequently, according to a new study in Yorkshire.

New brain research by UTHealth student was showcased at Neuroscience 2019

5 hours 16 min ago
Brain research by a student in a laboratory at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) was singled out for special attention at the Society for Neuroscience (SfN) annual meeting in Chicago Oct. 19-23.

Subpopulations of tumor cells may exhibit diverging behaviors from bulk tumor

5 hours 23 min ago
Subpopulations of tumor cells may exhibit diverging behaviors from the bulk tumor due to an alternate stress response that diverts tumor cells from apoptotic death.

Sepsis survivors express a need for advocacy and follow-up support

12 hours 20 min ago
Survivors of sepsis--a life-threatening response to an infection--have expressed a need for advocacy and follow-up support, according to a study authored by professors at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, and published in Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing.

PCORI Board approves $70 million to support projects designed to improve care for health conditions

12 hours 28 min ago
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute Board of Governors today approved $70 million to fund 21 studies and related projects designed to improve care for health conditions that impose high burdens on patients, their families and the healthcare system.

Cell factors decide if a cancer grows or dies, says new study

12 hours 55 min ago
A new study published today in the journal Cell Reports by scientists at the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) shows that the direction taken by a cancer cell depends on the configuration of the cell itself as well as the activation of a universal cancer cell receptor called CD95.

Dopamine may worsen lung inflammation in asthma

13 hours 4 min ago
A new study on a mouse model of asthma shows that nerve cells producing dopamine, a neurotransmitter, signal T cells in the body to promote inflammation due to allergic reactions in the lungs during childhood but not in adult mice.

Depression puts teen girls in South Africa at higher risk of HIV infection

13 hours 8 min ago
Teen girls in South Africa face an extraordinary threat of HIV: By the time they reach adulthood, one in four South African girls will have contracted the virus, and most are first infected during adolescence.

New glassy carbon electrode makes deep brain stimulation safer for patients

13 hours 13 min ago
Imagine having an electrode embedded in your brain in a surgical procedure that involves drilling holes in your skull to implant it. Now imagine going through an MRI scan for medical evaluation, when the metal electrode may react to the magnetic fields and vibrate, generate heat or even possibly damage the brain.

Malaria research advances immunotherapy in lupus, HIV

13 hours 15 min ago
A new study published on November 19, 2019, in the journal Cell Reports, shows how the body’s immune system responds to malaria, which in turn promises to teach scientists how to design more effective therapies for a range of illnesses that are modulated by the immune response.

Integration of behavioral health services with pediatric primary care shows promise

13 hours 18 min ago
Integrating behavioral health services into pediatric primary care in three Boston-area community health centers increased primary care visits by children with mental health diagnoses without raising Medicaid costs.

Researchers lay foundation for reliable blood clotting molecule models

13 hours 23 min ago
Blood clots have long been implicated in heart attacks and strokes, together accounting for almost half of deaths annually in the United States.

100-year old insight shows impact of snacks on the waistline

13 hours 37 min ago
In 1919, the First World War was just over, and people in America were beginning to revel in the unaccustomed luxuries of sugar, flour, butter and eggs after the war restrictions. Naturally, candy and cake consumption shot up, with people freely snacking on these sweet foods in between meals. Just a bite here and there, nothing much – so it was believed that the added calories would fade into relative insignificance.

Teenage binge drinking may lead to anxiety and alcohol abuse in later life

14 hours 11 min ago
Exposure to high levels of alcohol in adolescence may shape adult behaviors, predisposing them to a higher risk of anxiety and alcohol abuse later in life, a new study found.

Shared reading between parents and young children associated with stronger vocabulary skills

14 hours 18 min ago
Shared reading between parents and very young children, including infants, is associated with stronger vocabulary skills for nearly all children by age 3, say physicians at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Princeton University.

Woman’s velvety tripe palms turn out to be a sign of lung cancer

14 hours 22 min ago
A 73-year-old woman presented with pruritic, itchy, and painful lesions on her hand, showing an appearance consisted of tripe palms. It was later revealed by doctors that her velvety palms turned out to be a rare sign of lung cancer.

Improving the efficiency of antiangiogenic and antifibrotic drug for treatment of lung cancer

14 hours 25 min ago
The University of Barcelona and Hospital Clínic de Barcelona collaborate with Boehringer Ingelheim Inc. to improve the efficiency of nintedanib, an antiangiogenic and antifibrotic drug, for the treatment of lung cancer.

Oral vaccination with cholera toxin helps counteract age-associated obesity

14 hours 31 min ago
Here the research team tested a safe and well-established microbe-based immune adjuvant to restore immune homeostasis and counteract inflammation-associated obesity in animal models.

Ketogenic diet wards off flu, study finds

14 hours 33 min ago
The ketogenic diet has gained immense popularity over the past years because it helps lose weight speedily, with a wide range of health benefits. Similar to the Atkins diet, the ketogenic diet may not only help people shed off extra pounds but also boosting the immune system and warding off flu.

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