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Why advanced bladder cancer still remains as deadly as it was 30 years ago?

1 hour 42 min ago
Despite research showing that aggressive treatment with surgery, chemotherapy and radiation can extend the lives of and even cure patients with advanced bladder cancer, many don't get it.

Virtual reality during chemotherapy could help improve breast cancer patients' quality of life

2 hours 7 min ago
Virtual Reality during chemotherapy has been shown to improve breast cancer patients' quality of life during the most stressful treatments, according to a recent study.

Prenatal alcohol and tobacco exposure linked to increased risk for SIDS

2 hours 14 min ago
Children born to mothers who both drank and smoked beyond the first trimester of pregnancy have a 12-fold increased risk for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) compared to those unexposed or only exposed in the first trimester of pregnancy, according to a new study supported by the National Institutes of Health.

Prolonged breath-holding could have potential as part of new treatment for cardiac arrhythmias

6 hours 15 min ago
A technique that enables patients suffering from heart conditions to hold their breath safely for over 5 minutes could have potential as part of a new treatment for cardiac arrhythmias, say researchers at the University of Birmingham.

UCL-led study highlights racial disparities in drug prescriptions for dementia

7 hours 20 min ago
Disparities in drug prescribing suggest that black and Asian people with dementia are not receiving the same quality of care as their white peers, according to a new UCL-led study in the UK.

Downsides of becoming an adult: Less physical activity and increased weight gain

7 hours 47 min ago
Leaving school and getting a job both lead to a drop in the amount of physical activity, while becoming a mother is linked to increased weight gain, conclude two reviews published today and led by researchers at the University of Cambridge.

Fish oil supplements could benefit testicular function in healthy men finds study

19 hours 17 min ago
A large Danish study has shown that fish oil supplements taken by healthy men of the reproductive age could help improve their testicular function as is evidenced by their semen quality and reproductive hormone levels. The study led by researcher Tina Kodd Jensen, titled, “Associations of Fish Oil Supplement Use With Testicular Function in Young Men,” was published this week in the latest issue of the JAMA.

Vitamin C and thiamine plus steroids do not improve septic shock outcome finds study

19 hours 32 min ago
A randomized clinical trial showed that combining Vitamin C and thiamine with standard steroid hydrocortisone did not improve the time of survival for patients with septic shock. The study titled, “Effect of Vitamin C, Hydrocortisone, and Thiamine vs Hydrocortisone Alone on Time Alive and Free of Vasopressor Support Among Patients With Septic Shock: The VITAMINS Randomized Clinical Trial,” was published in the most recent issue of JAMA.

Scurvy is still found in Canada

Sat, 01/18/2020 - 11:03
Scurvy, the debilitating condition remembered as a disease of pirates, is still found in Canada.

Childhood adversity and violence exposure can alter the brain

Sat, 01/18/2020 - 01:24
Childhood adversity is a significant problem in the US, particularly for children growing up in poverty.

Researchers identify how certain areas of the brain respond to ADHD drug

Sat, 01/18/2020 - 01:19
Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder is a neurobiological disorder characterized by symptoms of hyperactivity, inattention and impulsivity.

Microbiome DNA signature present in human fetal lungs

Sat, 01/18/2020 - 01:08
The lungs and placentas of fetuses in the womb -- as young as 11 weeks after conception -- already show a bacterial microbiome signature, which suggests that bacteria may colonize the lungs well before birth.

Media reports focus on treatments involving opioids and cannabis for chronic pain

Sat, 01/18/2020 - 01:07
New Zealand media reports on chronic pain are focusing on treatments involving opioids and cannabis at the expense of best practice non-drug treatments, researchers have found.

UCR receives $2.2 million grant to target critical oncogenes of B-cell lymphoma 2

Sat, 01/18/2020 - 00:34
One way to tackle cancer, the second-leading cause of death in the United States, is to target oncogenes -- genes that have the potential to cause cancer.

Cannabis exposure during pregnancy has measurable impact on placental and fetal growth

Sat, 01/18/2020 - 00:29
A new study from researchers at Western University and Queen's University definitively shows that regular exposure to THC, the main psychoactive ingredient in cannabis, during pregnancy has significant impact on placental and fetal development.

Psychedelics could help treat trauma-related disorders

Sat, 01/18/2020 - 00:22
Clinical trials suggest treatment that involves psychedelics can be more effective than psychotherapy alone.

Researchers find no improvement in ICU death rate at minority-serving hospitals

Sat, 01/18/2020 - 00:15
Racial disparities have previously been identified across a range of health care environments, sometimes extending into the highest levels of care. A new study led by researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center reveals that while critical care outcomes in intensive care units (ICUs) steadily improved over a decade at hospitals with few minority patients, ICUs with a more diverse patient population did not progress comparably.

Study links use of acid reflux drugs with poorer concentration, memory in breast cancer survivors

Sat, 01/18/2020 - 00:00
Acid reflux drugs that are sometimes recommended to ease stomach problems during cancer treatment may have an unintended side effect: impairment of breast cancer survivors' memory and concentration.

CALCR neurons may influence long-term control of food intake and body weight

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 23:49
Ever eaten something, gotten sick and then didn't want to eat that food again because of how it made you feel? That's because a signal from the gut to the brain produced that sickness, creating a taste aversion.

Study quashes the idea of using vitamin C-based cocktail for treatment of sepsis

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 21:09
In 2017 a paper was published asserting that intravenous vitamin C given to patients with sepsis was literally a life saver. Despite the study only looking at 47 subjects the results garnered international coverage and was adopted in many ICUs worldwide.