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Study finds underlying causes of racial, ethnic disparities in cancer survival

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 17:25
Racial/ethnic disparities in cancer survival in the U.S. are well documented, but the underlying causes are not well understood. To better explain disparities, researchers examined cancer survival by racial/ethnic group for 877,662 patients diagnosed with breast, prostate, colorectal or lung cancer between 2000–2013 using California Cancer Registry data.

Sleep loss can trigger mood episodes in bipolar disorder patients

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 17:08
Sleep loss can trigger relapse, particularly in the form of mania, in people with a diagnosis of bipolar disorder, finds a study by Cardiff University.

BMS survey reveals negative effects of menopause on most aspects of women’s lives

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 17:04
Three quarters of women say that the menopause caused them to change their life and over half say it had a negative impact on their lives. Those are the headlines from a recent survey conducted by the British Menopause Society, released today to mark World Menopause Day.

Liver cancers linked to compound popular in herbal remedies

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 10:07
A latest study has shown that Aristolochic Acids (AA) – that are commonly used as a natural product found in some natural remedies, could be associated with liver cancers. Researchers from Singapore and Taiwan showed in their study that AA could be causing mutations in the genes that predispose an individual to liver cancers.

Brain function does not die immediately after the heart stops finds study

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 10:01
According to new research, people can be aware that they are dead after their heart has stopped beating.

Dyslexia could be the result of eye spots that confuse the brain finds study

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 09:30
Latest research shows that dyslexia may be the cause of inability to spot clearly. A study with a small number of participants has revealed that most persons with dyslexia have dominant spots in both their eyes that cause them to see blurred images leading to their confusion with letters and reading, spelling and writing.

Study aims to develop biomarkers of prematurity for predicting neurodevelopmental outcomes

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 09:28
Natasha Leporé, PhD, a principal investigator in the Department of Radiology and Imaging at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, has been awarded $1.7 million from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering of the NIH to study the impact of prematurity on brain development.

Researchers examine how palliative care impacts heart failure patients

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 09:14
Patients living with heart failure receive palliative care significantly less often than patients with other illnesses, including cancer, despite evidence that such care improves symptom management and quality of life.

New systematic review finds substantial regional differences in global calcium intake

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 09:10
Daily calcium intake among adults appears to vary quite widely around the world in distinct regional patterns, according to a new systematic review of research data ahead of World Osteoporosis Day on Friday, Oct. 20.

Brazilian researchers find more significant cognitive deficits among early-onset cocaine users

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 09:02
People who begin using cocaine during adolescence display more significant cognitive deficits than people who begin using the drug in adulthood.

Study: People with anxiety, depression experience more frequent migraines

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 08:47
In a study of 588 patients who attended an outpatient headache clinic, more frequent migraines were experienced by participants with symptoms of anxiety and depression. In the Headache study, poor sleep quality was also found to be an independent predictor of more severe depression and anxiety symptoms.

One ninth of men in the US are infected with oral HPV, study shows

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 18:15
Around one in nine men in the US. are infected with oral human papillomavirus (HPV), according to a study led by researchers at the University of Florida.

Four genes associated with OCD identified

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 10:00
There are found genes that have been identified to be associated with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). These genes have been found to alter the circuitry of the brain in a manner that could lead to OCD. These genetic links also point to the fact why OCD sometimes runs in families. The study is published in the latest issue of Nature Communications.

Blood transfusions should be gender matched between donor and recipient

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 09:42
An emergency blood transfusion mandates matching of the blood types so that the donor and the recipient are compatible in their blood types. There is no other matching between the blood bag and the recipient – race, ethnicity, religion, gender etc.

Researchers working towards developing computer model for predicting heart health

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 08:43
Picture this: you're battling heart failure and meeting with your doctor to discuss treatment. Before prescribing anything, the doctor pulls up a virtual model of your heart on her computer and "treats" it with several drugs. A few moments later, she can see how your heart is doing five years down the road.

New study shows possibility of battling opioid addiction in primary care

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 07:53
For many of the 2 million Americans addicted to opioids, getting good treatment and getting off prescription painkillers or heroin may seem like a far-off dream.

Two studies set groundwork for new avenues to treat influenza and anthrax poisoning

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 07:51
Two recent studies led by biologists at the University of California San Diego have set the research groundwork for new avenues to treat influenza and anthrax poisoning

Psychedelics linked to decreased likelihood of criminal behavior

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 07:46
Classic psychedelics such as psilocybin (often called magic mushrooms), LSD and mescaline (found in peyote) are associated with a decreased likelihood of antisocial criminal behavior, according to new research from investigators at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Researchers use powerful X-ray beams for ‘navigational map view’ of mouse brain

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 06:25
If brain imaging could be compared to Google Earth, neuroscientists would already have a pretty good "satellite view" of the brain, and a great "street view" of neuron details.

Study: Many women do not follow guidelines to prevent pregnancy after bariatric surgery

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 05:04
Many women do not follow the guidelines to prevent pregnancy for an 18-month period following bariatric surgery, University of Pittsburgh researchers examining post-surgery contraceptive practices and conception rates report.