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Study: Stress experienced by premature infants can carry on throughout their adult life

Wed, 06/26/2019 - 17:25
The stress premature infants experience can carry on throughout their adult life, causing cognitive limitations, social struggles at work or in school, and a greater risk of health ailments, including cardiac conditions, one of the longest-running U.S. studies of premature infants has shown.

Interaction between antidepressants and opioid pain medication contributes to lesser pain relief

Wed, 06/26/2019 - 17:08
Common antidepressants interact with the opioid pain medication tramadol to make it less effective for pain relief, according to a study from University Hospitals.

Low dose of endotoxin could have protective effect on men at risk of acute kidney injury

Wed, 06/26/2019 - 16:41
In a counterintuitive result, researchers found that giving male rats a low dose of the endotoxin lipopolysaccharide (LPS) prior to inducing a model of acute kidney injury (AKI) improved outcomes.

Novel combination therapy shown to be safe and effective for prostate cancer patients

Wed, 06/26/2019 - 16:21
A novel therapy using two targeted treatments for prostate cancer has been shown to maximize efficacy while reducing side effects according to research presented at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging 2019 Annual Meeting.

Broader monitoring of patients needed to reduce post-hospitalization UTIs

Wed, 06/26/2019 - 16:15
Broader monitoring of patients is needed to reduce the number of people who develop a urinary tract infection after being discharged from the hospital, new research by Oregon State University suggests.

New risk assessment model for transmission of Ebola accurately predicted latest Uganda cases

Wed, 06/26/2019 - 16:06
A new risk assessment model for the transmission of Ebola accurately predicted its spread into the Republic of Uganda, according to the Kansas State University researchers who developed it.

Study reverses previous understanding of how Type 2 diabetes develops in black African people

Wed, 06/26/2019 - 15:45
New research funded by Diabetes UK has reversed scientists’ previous understanding of how Type 2 diabetes develops in black African people.

New findings could expand use of immunotherapy to fight cancers

Wed, 06/26/2019 - 15:44
More types of cancer could potentially be destroyed by patients’ own immune cells, thanks to new research by Cardiff University.

Social robots can lead to more positive emotions in sick children, study shows

Wed, 06/26/2019 - 15:02
A new study demonstrates, for the first time, that "social robots" used in support sessions held in pediatric units at hospitals can lead to more positive emotions in sick children.

Women exposed to common antibacterial more likely to develop osteoporosis

Wed, 06/26/2019 - 14:25
Women exposed to triclosan are more likely to develop osteoporosis, according to a study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

NIH-funded study supports optimal threshold for diagnosing COPD

Wed, 06/26/2019 - 14:11
A new study provides evidence to support a simple measurement for diagnosing clinically significant airflow obstruction, the key characteristic of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the fourth leading cause of death in the United States.

Study highlights potential health impact of zero-calorie sweeteners

Wed, 06/26/2019 - 14:01
As a sugar substitute, zero-calorie sweeteners may reduce tooth decay and blood sugar spikes. Seven are approved worldwide and safe for humans - but does this mean they're healthy?

Children with birth defects have elevated cancer risk, study reveals

Wed, 06/26/2019 - 13:51
Childhood cancer is a rare occurrence in the overall population but may be somewhat more frequent in children born with birth defects.

New class of radiopharmaceuticals offer fresh perspective on cancer imaging, theranostics

Wed, 06/26/2019 - 12:18
Research presented at the 2019 Annual Meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging describes a new class of radiopharmaceuticals, named radiohybrids, that offer a fresh perspective on cancer imaging and radioligand therapy.

Nature of social cognitive deficits in people with progressive multiple sclerosis

Wed, 06/26/2019 - 11:52
A recent study by Kessler Foundation researchers provided new findings about the nature of social cognitive deficits in the population with progressive multiple sclerosis

Eccentric exercises could help fatigued dancers prevent injury, improve jump performance

Wed, 06/26/2019 - 11:49
Exercises that lengthen leg muscles may help dancers counteract fatigue, preventing injury and allowing for a more perfected jump technique, suggests research being presented at the National Athletic Trainers' Association 70th Clinical Symposia & AT Expo.

Measuring blood protein levels in diabetic patients to predict risk of stroke

Wed, 06/26/2019 - 11:44
Having diabetes is a risk factor for many other health conditions, including stroke.

Common metric may not accurately assess kidney function of Indian patients

Wed, 06/26/2019 - 11:37
A common metric for monitoring kidney health may not accurately represent the kidney function of Indian patients.

Machine learning can be a modern approach in cognitive brain health assessment

Wed, 06/26/2019 - 11:33
Worldwide, about 44 million people are living with Alzheimer's disease or a related form of dementia.

Researchers investigate whether hypertension poses health risk to older kidney donors

Wed, 06/26/2019 - 11:28
In an analysis of clinical information on older living kidney donors, hypertension was linked with a higher risk of developing kidney failure.