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Prescription opioid misuse in older adults linked to lasting physical, mental complications

13 hours 35 min ago
Older adults in the U.S. who suffer prescription opioid misuse are at a higher risk for physical and mental quality of life problems as well as other complications, new research conducted in part at Texas State University indicates.

MIT researchers develop method to isolate T cells primed for certain allergies or infections

13 hours 41 min ago
When your immune system is exposed to a vaccine, an allergen, or an infectious microbe, subsets of T cells that can recognize a foreign intruder leap into action.

UC Davis study identifies mechanism to rapidly repair leaky gut in monkeys with SIV infections

13 hours 45 min ago
A UC Davis study found that the damaged gut lining (known as leaky gut) in monkeys infected with chronic simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV), an HIV-like virus, was rapidly repaired within five hours of receiving Lactobacillus plantarum bacteria.

Miniscule robots like "Magic School Bus" could clear blood clots

14 hours 17 min ago
Pulmonary embolism is a condition where a clot forms and blocks the arteries of the lungs and this restricts the blood flow to the lungs and lowers the amount of oxygen reaching the different organs. Statistics from the National Institutes of Health show that pulmonary embolism leads to nearly 200,000 to 300,000 deaths in the United States annually putting it at number three in cardiovascular diseases right after heart attack and stroke.

New device separates malignant plasma cells from normal ones

14 hours 32 min ago
Multiple myeloma is a type of blood cancer in which malignant plasma cells, a type of white blood cell, accumulate in the bone marrow.

Patients treated at NCI-designated centers more likely to receive high-cost lung cancer drugs

14 hours 58 min ago
Genetically targeted drugs and immunotherapies are transforming the way we treat many forms of lung cancer.

Ammonia levels do not guide clinical management of hepatic encephalopathy in cirrhotic patients

15 hours 4 min ago
The liver performs several critical functions including filtering blood, detoxifying chemicals and metabolizing drugs.

New studies point to benefits of weight-loss surgery for teens with severe obesity

15 hours 12 min ago
Severe obesity affects 4.5 million children and adolescents in the United States, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Researchers discover new pathway to 'reprogram' killer cells

15 hours 23 min ago
Killer cells of the immune system detect and kill infected cells or cancer cells. Researchers at the Institute of Pathology at the University of Bern have now discovered that the mechanism by which certain immune cells kill their target cells can also be used to control the killer cells themselves.

Using 'Trojan horses' to kill tumor cells from within

15 hours 32 min ago
Using "Trojan horses" to combat cancer from within the tumor cells themselves without damaging healthy tissues is the aim of this new tool created by researchers from the University of Granada, the Institute of Nanoscience of Aragon, the University of Zaragoza, and the Cancer Research UK Edinburgh Centre at the University of Edinburgh.

New analytical framework for analyzing nonstandardized stress echocardiography sequences

16 hours 30 sec ago
Echocardiography is a test that uses ultrasound techniques to produce images of the heart in real time. Stress echocardiography uses this technique to evaluate the heart rate response while performing an activity in which the heart has to work (stress).

CGM alarm settings may achieve better blood sugar control for type 1 diabetes patients

16 hours 6 min ago
Some continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) alarm features and settings may achieve better blood sugar control for people with type 1 diabetes, according to a study published in the Journal of the Endocrine Society.

Yoga and physical therapy effective in treating co-occurring sleep disturbance, back pain

16 hours 23 min ago
Yoga and physical therapy (PT) are effective approaches to treating co-occurring sleep disturbance and back pain while reducing the need for medication, according to a new study from Boston Medical Center.

25 years of research to fight cervical cancer

16 hours 30 min ago
According to the World Health Organization, cervical cancer is the fourth most common type of cancer affecting women worldwide. Currently, early screenings of pre-cancerous tissues and vaccination have proven to be the most effective treatment strategies.

Robotic kidney transplants produce survival outcomes among patients with obesity

16 hours 37 min ago
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago report that among patients with obesity, robotic kidney transplants produce survival outcomes comparable to those seen among nonobese patients.

New technology may offer alternative means of profiling tissues

Tue, 11/19/2019 - 23:58
Current cancer treatment courses often begin with tissue biopsies. Biopsies, however, which involve the physical resection of a small tissue sample, can lead to localized tissue injury, bleeding, inflammation, and stress, as well as increased risk of metastasis.

Cleveland Clinic receives NIH grant to study link between gut microbes, cardiometabolic diseases

Tue, 11/19/2019 - 23:46
The National Institutes of Health has awarded more than $12 million to Cleveland Clinic researchers to study the critical link between gut microbial pathways and the development of cardiometabolic diseases.

Scientists develop new therapy for acute myeloid leukemia

Tue, 11/19/2019 - 23:37
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory scientists, with chemists and cancer biologists from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, have developed a new therapy that extended the survival of mice with acute myeloid leukemia.

Majority of childhood sexual-abuse survivors meet the criteria for complete mental health

Tue, 11/19/2019 - 23:32
Most research on child sexual-abuse survivors focuses on negative consequences such as depression and suicide. A new study instead examines factors associated with resilience and flourishing among adult survivors.

Study shows link between use of NHB therapy and increased survival for patients with LVADs

Tue, 11/19/2019 - 23:28
A new Yale study shows that some patients being treated for severe heart failure with a battery-operated pump saw significant improvement after additionally using neurohormonal blockade (NHB) drug therapy.