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Study examines racial disparities in survival outcomes of pediatric patients with Hodgkin lymphoma

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 19:31
In what is believed to be the largest dataset study to date examining the role of race on survival outcome for pediatric patients with Hodgkin lymphoma, investigators at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey have found that black patients have significantly worse overall survival at five years than white patients when accounting for all available clinical variables.

Fathers can protect their LGB kids from negative effects of discrimination on health

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 19:25
Lesbian, gay, and bisexual individuals who report being discriminated against but who feel close to their fathers have lower levels of C-reactive protein-a measure of inflammation and cardiovascular risk-than those without support from their fathers, finds a new study from researchers at NYU College of Global Public Health.

Patients with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma may benefit from radiation, experience reduced side effects

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 13:05
Treating non-Hodgkin's lymphoma patients with radiation therapy as an additional treatment while they wait for their CAR T cells to be manufactured may reduce the risk of CAR T therapy side effects once it is administered, according to a new study from researchers in the Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania.

New peptides improve memory in mice with Alzheimer’s

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 12:42
Alzheimer’s disease (AD) affects over 44 million people the world over. But now, neurologist Jack Jhamandas and his team have found two short peptides which, on daily injection into mice with symptoms of AD for just five weeks, led to a significant improvement.

Gut bacteria linked to stronger muscles in older people

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 12:21
The gut bacteria are related to muscle mass and physical function, in a relationship called the gut-muscle axis, which has been studied in mouse models and in young adults. A new study looks at the GMA in older adults for the first time.

Researchers receive $12 million grant to develop flu vaccine against many viral strains

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 11:47
Patrick Wilson, PhD, professor of medicine and rheumatology at the University of Chicago, and a group of researchers from three other institutions have received a Grand Challenge for Universal Influenza Vaccine Development grant – a $12 million initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Flu Lab.

Exercise may delay brain deterioration in people at high risk for Alzheimer's

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 11:35
Exercising several times a week may delay brain deterioration in people at high risk for Alzheimer's disease, according to a study that scientists say merits further research to establish whether fitness can affect the progression of dementia.

Text messaging, electric pill bottles not enough to drive down blood pressure levels

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 11:29
About one in three Americans have high blood pressure, called hypertension, but only about half of them have their condition under control.

Study supports drawing blood cultures prior to starting treatment for sepsis

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 10:59
Severe bacterial infections are a leading cause of death globally. Delays in effective treatment can increase the chance that a patient dies but treating a patient before blood cultures are drawn may make it impossible to identify the bacteria causing the infection and make it challenging to identify the best choice of treatment.

Researchers identify an unexpected genetic plasticity in bat-borne influenza viruses

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 10:22
Bat-borne influenza viruses enter host cells by utilizing surface exposed MHC-II molecules of various species, including humans.

New technology helps trace the origin of Huntington's disease

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 10:12
The first signs of Huntington's, an inherited disease that slowly deteriorates bodies and minds, don't typically surface until middle age.

New study alters guidelines for management of sepsis

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 10:03
A new study that measured the reliability of administering antibiotics before obtaining blood cultures could end the debate among physicians regarding sepsis management.

Studying underlying electrical causes of arrhythmias

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 06:16
Despite advances in medical imaging, the mechanisms leading to the irregular contractions of the heart during heart rhythm disorders remain poorly understood.

Early childhood trauma linked to poorer health for women

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 06:03
Researchers have long known that childhood trauma is linked to poorer health for women at midlife. A new study shows one important reason why.

Simple tile-based game may boost mental health

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 05:55
When it comes to boosting mental health among older Chinese, it might be as simple as a game of mahjong, according to a new study from the University of Georgia.

Men at high risk of breast cancer may benefit from screening, study shows

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 05:47
Men at high risk of developing breast cancer may benefit from mammography, or breast X-ray, screening for the disease, a new study shows.

Brazilian plant extract fights Candidiasis

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 03:10
There are many fungi that live in the body that make up the normal body microbial flora. One type, Candida, a type of yeast, normally thrives in small amounts in areas such as the skin, abdomen, and mouth, without causing any problem. But, when the body’s environment is altered, the yeast can uncontrollably proliferate and cause disease.

Human heart evolved to adapt to the demands of life, study says

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 02:53
The human heart underwent major physical changes throughout history, based on what activities or lifestyle people had, a new study found. As a result, human hearts are better suited to endure various types of activities.

Low blood iron levels increase risk of Dengue

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 02:36
The more anemic you are, the more likely it is that you could spread dengue fever because mosquitoes feeding on your blood have a greater chance of picking up the virus. This was reported by a new study published in the journal Nature Microbiology on September 16, 2019.

Ticks now carrying multiple diseases, says new study

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 02:22
A new study published in the journal mBio reports that ticks carry many more disease-causing agents than just those responsible for causing Lyme disease.