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Minority people less likely to see dermatologist for psoriasis treatment

13 hours 38 min ago
Despite the fact that their disease may be more severe, a new study shows minorities are less likely than white Americans to see a doctor for psoriasis treatment.

Nanotextured surfaces kill bacteria without harming mammalian cells

13 hours 42 min ago
By using an electrochemical etching process on a common stainless steel alloy, researchers have created a nanotextured surface that kills bacteria while not harming mammalian cells.

Younger persons newly-diagnosed with type 2 diabetes have poorer health than older patients

14 hours 4 min ago
The common view of type 2 diabetes as an old person's disease is becoming seriously outdated in step with the increasing number of persons under the age of 45 who develop the disease.

Transfusion dependence reduces access to high-quality end-of-life care for leukemia patients

14 hours 11 min ago
For patients with advanced leukemia, access to high-quality end-of-life care appears to be reduced in those dependent on blood transfusions, according to a new study being presented during the 59th American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting and Exposition in Atlanta.

Survey shows prevalence of diarrhea in people living with HIV

14 hours 20 min ago
Napo Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a human health company developing and commercializing novel gastrointestinal prescription products from plants used traditionally in rainforest areas, and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Jaguar Health, Inc., today released the results of a survey of 350 people living with HIV and AIDS on "Talking to Your Doctor About Symptoms".

Protein structure could pave way for effective drugs to treat cystic fibrosis

14 hours 26 min ago
Biochemists at the University of Zurich have used cryo-electron microscopy to determine the detailed architecture of the chloride channel TMEM16A. This protein is a promising target for the development of effective drugs to treat cystic fibrosis.

Performing surgery on virtual patient could provide valuable insight into consequences

14 hours 30 min ago
Is surgery the best option or not, in the case of cancer in the head and neck? As the consequences for speaking and swallowing may be severe, some way of predicting these consequences would help in the decision-making.

Researchers develop biosensor that enables development of new health tests

14 hours 43 min ago
Researchers at Aalto University, Finland, have developed a biosensor that enables creating a range of new easy-to-use health tests similar to home pregnancy tests.

Researchers use RNA nanotechnology to program exosomes for delivering effective cancer therapies

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 23:37
A new study shows that attaching antibody-like RNA nanoparticles to microvesicles can deliver effective RNA therapeutics such as small interfering RNA specifically to cancer cells.

Video game helps doctors to quickly recognize trauma patients who need high levels of care

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 23:10
Playing an adventure video game featuring a fictitious, young emergency physician treating severe trauma patients was better than text-based learning at priming real doctors to quickly recognize the patients who needed higher levels of care, according to a new trial led by the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

Non-ionizing radiation from magnetic fields could have adverse biological impacts on health

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 22:52
A study of real-world exposure to non-ionizing radiation from magnetic fields in pregnant women found a significantly higher rate of miscarriage, providing new evidence regarding their potential health risks.

Anti-stress compounds provide new treatment approach for diabetes and obesity

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 22:37
For the first time, scientists from the Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry in Munich could prove that a stress protein found in muscle has a diabetes promoting effect. This finding could pave the way to a completely new treatment approach.

Study finds barriers to stem cell transplant use among multiple myeloma patients from minority groups

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 22:10
A study by researchers at Mayo Clinic's campus in Jacksonville, Florida has found that barriers to patients receiving stem cell therapy as part of their treatment for multiple myeloma include income, education, insurance status and access to care at an academic center or facility that treats a high volume of patients.

Mayo Clinic study: Increasing physical activity decreases risk of death from lymphoma

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 22:02
An observational study by researchers at Mayo Clinic has found that increasing physical activity not only decreased the risk of death from all causes but also decreased the risk of death specifically from lymphoma.

Study reveals link between estrogen and infertility

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 19:59
A study published in the journal, Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, may have identified the role of estrogen in problems associated with infertility. The results of the study showed the cause of some undiagnosed infertility problems and enabled various birth control methods.

Researchers suggest role for MKL1 protein in development of inflammatory bowel disease

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 19:55
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), including the two conditions ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease, results in long-term inflammation of the gut and is associated with dysregulation of the immune system.

Study provides new insights into development of Sonic Hedgehog medulloblastoma

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 19:35
Medulloblastoma is the most common type of solid brain tumor in children. Current treatments offer limited success and may leave patients with severe neurological side effects, including psychiatric disorders, growth retardation and cognitive impairment.

Declining trend of salmonellosis cases has leveled off in the EU

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 19:16
The declining trend of salmonellosis cases in the European Union has leveled off according to the annual report on zoonotic diseases published today.

Researchers adopt new approach to treating advanced prostate cancer

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 18:10
Scientists have proposed a new approach to preventing the proliferation of prostate tumor cells that are no longer responding to treatment. Prostate cancer can usually be cured via surgical removal of the tumor and/or the use of radiotherapy, but in one-fifth of cases, patients also require treatment with drugs to continue removing tumor cells. However, these drugs are only effective for up to three years, after which the cancer continues to develop.

Researchers discover new way to attack drug-resistant prostate cancer cells

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 18:00
In most cases, prostate cancer is cured by surgical removal of the tumor and/or by radiotherapy. However, 20% of patients will need treatment to remove tumor cells but this treatment ceases to be effective after two or three years and the cancer develops further.