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Traces of caffeine and its byproducts in the blood can be indicative of Parkinson’s disease

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 14:16
Researchers at Juntendo University report in Neurology the potential use of blood levels of caffeine and its byproducts as biomarkers for Parkinson’s disease. The finding is promising for the development of a method enabling early identification of the disease.

Study could lead to new therapies to improve movement control in stroke survivors

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 12:50
New research published in The Journal of Physiology could open the door to new therapies to improve the movement of arms and hands of stroke survivors.

Ultra-processed foods linked to increased risk of cancers

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 11:17
A new study by French researchers links ultra-processed food consumption and cancer. Ultra-processed foods include mass produced chicken and fish nuggets, meatballs, breads, buns, crisps, chocolates, sweets, cakes, instant noodles and soups, frozen and ready to eat meals, sodas, sweetened drinks etc.

Researchers find shortcomings in pregnancy and prenatal care for women with diabetes

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 23:02
Researchers who analyzed data from the UK's National Pregnancy in Diabetes Audit found concerning shortcomings in pregnancy preparation and prenatal care for women with diabetes. In addition, significant clinic-to-clinic variation across the England and Wales suggests opportunities for improvement.

Major review suggests link between female sex hormones and allergies, asthma

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 22:56
Fluctuations in female sex hormones could play a role in the development of allergies and asthma, a major review of evidence suggests.

Texas Biomed and The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio join forces to cure mysterious condition

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 22:51
Texas Biomedical Research Institute and The Children's Hospital of San Antonio have joined forces to cure a mysterious condition called Kawasaki disease.

High blood pressure drug may also help prevent onset of type 1 diabetes

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 22:48
A drug commonly used to control high blood pressure may also help prevent the onset of type 1 diabetes in up to 60 percent of those at risk for the disease, according to researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and the University of Florida in Gainesville.

Study reveals how carbohydrate-restricted diet improves metabolism

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 22:45
New details about how a carbohydrate-restricted diet improves metabolism were revealed in a study published today, which could lead to improved treatments for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.

Inert gas may limit blast-induced brain injury

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 22:34
The inert gas has been used for the first time to try and reduce the impact of traumatic brain injuries (TBI) caused by blasts such as those in conflict zones and terror attacks.

Simulated hippotherapy has potential to improve quality of life for children with cerebral palsy

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 22:17
Robotically assisted hippotherapy, a type of therapy that simulates the repetitive and rhythmic movement of a horse, has the potential to improve trunk control and quality of life for children with cerebral palsy, according to science presented this week at the Association of Academic Physiatrists Annual Meeting in Atlanta.

Genetic risk score could help predict patient's quality of life after traumatic brain injury

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 22:12
A new study presented this week at the Association of Academic Physiatrists Annual Meeting in Atlanta found that a genetic risk score could help predict a patient's quality of life after a traumatic brain injury. One day, physicians could have a simple, early method to forecast a patient's recovery and personalize therapy to maximize their quality of life down the road.

All children do not follow the same path to concussion recovery, study suggests

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 21:34
A new study, presented this week at the Association of Academic Physiatrists Annual Meeting in Atlanta, suggests that not all children follow the same path to concussion recovery, nor do they have the same predictors for returning to normal activity.

Women using short-acting asthma relievers take longer to become pregnant, study shows

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 21:30
Women with asthma who only use short-acting asthma relievers take longer to become pregnant than other women, according to international research led by the University of Adelaide.

Key proteins could help in controlling the risk of osteoarthritis during aging, Study finds

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 20:43
New study reveals that FOXO proteins help maintain healthy cells in the cartilage of the joints.

Study reveals the association between ultra-processed foods and cancer

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 20:03
Researchers in Brazil and France have discovered the possible correlations between the intake of highly processed foods and risk of overall cancer, including prostate, breast, and bowel (colorectal) cancers.

Poor fitness levels increase the risk dementia, concludes study

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 19:29
A new study has added to the growing body of evidence that regular exercise improves brain health and reduces the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

Amyloid protein may be transmitted through neurosurgical instruments, study suggests

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 18:51
Amyloid beta pathology - protein deposits in the brain - might have been transmitted by contaminated neurosurgical instruments, suggests a new UCL-led study.

MRI and machine learning could predict whether OCD patients will benefit from treatment

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 17:48
Washing hands needlessly dozens of times of day. Spending so much time perfecting schoolwork that it never gets turned in.

Biomedical engineers grow living windpipe structures from self-assembled modules

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 17:32
Biomedical engineers at Case Western Reserve University are growing tracheas by coaxing cells to form three distinct tissue types after assembling them into a tube structure-;without relying on scaffolding strategies currently being investigated by other groups.

Learning stress-reducing techniques may benefit people with epilepsy

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 17:15
Learning techniques to help manage stress may help people with epilepsy reduce how often they have seizures, according to a study published in the February 14, 2018, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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