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E-cigarettes not so safe but still better than cigarettes

11 hours 8 min ago
According to latest research vaping using e-cigarettes can hasten the death of lung cells by up to fifty times and cause serious lung diseases later in life. This latest study was published in the journal Thorax.

Better conditioning, throwing mechanics can help reduce elbow injuries in young baseball pitchers

11 hours 16 min ago
Young baseball pitchers can reduce their risk for elbow injuries with better conditioning and throwing mechanics.

Google's DeepMind AI could soon be diagnosing eye conditions

11 hours 16 min ago
London-based DeepMind which is owned by Google’s parent company Alphabet, is coming up with Artificial Intelligence based devices that can help diagnose eye conditions accurately.

Study finds quality of doctor-patient discussions about lung cancer screening to be 'poor'

11 hours 33 min ago
Although national guidelines advise doctors to discuss the benefits and harms of lung cancer screening with high-risk patients because of a high rate of false positives and other factors, those conversations aren't happening the way they should be, according to a study by researchers from the University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Simple score helps predict which hospitalized heart attack patients are at high risk of readmissions

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 23:02
Tracking just seven factors of heart attack patients when they are first admitted to the hospital can help flag those most at risk for 30-day readmission, researchers from UT Southwestern found.

Duke researchers track missing T-cells in glioblastoma patients

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 22:53
Glioblastoma brain tumors can have an unusual effect on the body's immune system, often causing a dramatic drop in the number of circulating T-cells that help drive the body's defenses.

Scientists discover key vulnerability of mixed lineage leukemia

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 22:27
Childhood leukemia is a diagnosis that no family ever wants to endure. While the treatment of most types of leukemia has improved steadily over the years, a few specific types remain very difficult to treat.

Study examines how a person adapts to visual field loss after stroke

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 22:20
A new University of Liverpool study, published in Wiley Brain and Behaviour, examines the factors that influence how a person adapts to visual field loss following stroke.

New intervention to reduce risk of HIV in young transgender women

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 22:17
Young transgender women who took part in an intervention to reduce HIV transmission and acquisition had a greater reduction in condomless sex acts than young transgender women who received standard preventive care with testing for HIV/sexually transmitted infections and counseling in a randomized clinical trial.

Long-term cannabinoid exposure impairs memory, study shows

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 22:08
A new study led by Ana Sebastião, group leader at Instituto de Medicina Molecular João Lobo Antunes and Professor of Faculdade de Medicina of Universidade de Lisboa and her team in collaboration with researchers from the University of Lancaster, shows that the long-term use of either cannabis or cannabis-based drugs impairs memory.

Altered nitrogen metabolism may contribute to emergence of new cancer mutations

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 22:03
Nitrogen is a basic building block of all the body's proteins, RNA and DNA, so cancerous tumors are greedy for this element. Researchers at the Weizmann Institute of Science, in collaboration with colleagues from the National Cancer Institute and elsewhere, have now shown that in many cancers, the patient's nitrogen metabolism is altered, producing detectable changes in the body fluids and contributing to the emergence of new mutations in cancerous tissue.

Cycling provides greatest health benefits, study finds

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 21:57
How do transport modes influence people's health? A new study led by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health, a center supported by the "la Caixa" Banking Foundation, has concluded that cycling is the mode of transport associated with the greatest health benefits: better self-perceived general health, better mental health and fewer feelings of loneliness.

Scientists discover biomarker for kidney cancer

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 21:57
Scientists have discovered a new blood biomarker that could help predict the risk of kidney cancer.

Researchers discover secret communication hotline between breast cancers and normal cells

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 21:03
Australian researchers have uncovered a secret communication hotline between breast cancers and the normal cells surrounding them. Importantly, the messages sent back and forth between the normal and tumour cells encourage the cancer to survive and to become more aggressive.

Researchers find link between common 'harmless' virus and cardiovascular damage

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 20:52
Researchers from Brighton and Sussex Medical School have found an unexpectedly close link between a herpes virus and the occurrence of immune cells damaging cardiovascular tissue.

Researchers develop revolutionary zebrafish model to gain more insight into bone diseases

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 20:25
Although much scientific research has been done into the development of the skeleton, the underlying mechanisms that drive the formation and maintenance of our bones are still not very well understood, and research into the development of our bone remains of enormous importance.

Discovery could lead to new drugs against infection and inflammation

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 19:19
Researchers at Lund University in Sweden, have in collaboration with colleagues in Copenhagen and Singapore, mapped how the body's own peptides act to reduce infection and inflammation by deactivating the toxic substances formed in the process.

Lighter sedation fails to reduce risk of postoperative delirium in older patients

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 19:03
Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers say a study designed to see if reducing the amount of anesthesia reduces the risk of postoperative delirium in older patients surprisingly found that lighter sedation failed to do so in severely ill people undergoing hip fracture repair.

Grip strength of children predicts future cardiometabolic health

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 18:53
While other studies have shown that muscle weakness as measured by grip strength is a predictor of unhealthy outcomes -- including cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, disability and even early mortality -- this is the first to do so for adolescent health over time, a Baylor University researcher said.

New marker in the blood could help predict person's risk of developing kidney cancer

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 18:40
Scientists have discovered that a marker in the blood could help predict the risk that a person will develop kidney cancer, according to research published in the journal Clinical Cancer Research.