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Vitamin C may shorten duration of mechanical ventilation in critical care patients

Sun, 02/16/2020 - 23:32
Vitamin C administration shortened the duration of mechanical ventilation in critical care patients, but the effect depended on the severity of illness.

Modern military helmets no better at blast wave protection than historical designs

Sun, 02/16/2020 - 23:26
Biomedical engineers from Duke University have demonstrated that, despite significant advancements in protection from ballistics and blunt impacts, modern military helmets are no better at protecting the brain from shock waves created by nearby blasts than their World War I counterparts.

Scientists pinpoint protein that plays key role in lung cancer and melanoma progression

Sun, 02/16/2020 - 23:16
Scientists from Far Eastern Federal University, University of Geneva (Switzerland), Minjiang University, and Fuzhou University (China) pointed out WDR74 protein playing an important role in lung cancer and melanoma primary tumors/metastases progression.

Study shows link between fast food intake and weight gain in preschoolers

Sat, 02/15/2020 - 08:42
There is a strong link between the amount of fast food that pre-school age children consume and their likelihood of becoming overweight or obese, according to a new Dartmouth-led study, published in the journal Pediatric Obesity.

Swansea University drug resistance research highlighted in two prestigious journals

Sat, 02/15/2020 - 08:30
Swansea University research into the threat posed by antifungal drug resistance has been highlighted in two prestigious international journals.

Exposure to ambient ultrafine particles may trigger nonfatal heart attack

Sat, 02/15/2020 - 08:12
Yale-affiliated scientist finds that even a few hours' exposure to ambient ultrafine particles common in air pollution may potentially trigger a nonfatal heart attack.

Good blood supply to the brain associated with cognitive performance

Sat, 02/15/2020 - 07:50
Memory performance and other cognitive abilities benefit from a good blood supply to the brain. This applies in particular to people affected by a condition known as "sporadic cerebral small vessel disease".

Scientists unravel mechanisms that lead to ventricular enlargement in schizophrenia

Sat, 02/15/2020 - 07:34
Enlarged cerebral ventricles are found in 80% of individuals with schizophrenia, yet the mechanisms that lead to ventricular enlargement are mostly unknown.

Examining the persistence and progression of substance use disorders in delinquent youth

Sat, 02/15/2020 - 07:21
Using data from the Northwestern Juvenile Project, Linda Teplin of Northwestern University will examine the persistence and progression of substance use disorders -- including opioid use disorder -- in delinquent youth in a talk at the American Association for the Advancement of Science annual meeting in Seattle on Friday, Feb. 14.

Nature play improves children's creativity, thinking and social skills

Sat, 02/15/2020 - 07:14
A world first review of the importance of nature play could transform children's play spaces, supporting investment in city and urban parks, while also delivering important opportunities for children's physical, social and emotional development.

New smart jumpsuit accurately measures spontaneous and voluntary movement of infants

Sat, 02/15/2020 - 07:09
A new innovation makes it possible, for the first time, to quantitatively assess children's spontaneous movement in the natural environment.

Mayo Clinic study evaluates trends in risk profiles, patient outcomes for coronary revascularization

Sat, 02/15/2020 - 07:03
The most common type of heart disease -- coronary artery disease -- affects 6.7% of adults and accounts for 20% of 2 in 10 deaths of adults under age 65.

Scientists create world’s first model of pituitary disease using human iPS cells

Sat, 02/15/2020 - 05:01
Researchers at Kobe University's Graduate School of Medicine have developed the world's first congenital pituitary hypoplasia model using patient-derived iPS cells.

WHO underestimates coronavirus' transmissibility

Sat, 02/15/2020 - 04:54
The coronavirus probably has a stronger ability to spread than the World Health Organization has estimated so far. This according to a review of previous studies of the coronavirus' transmissibility performed not least by researchers at Umeå University in Sweden.

Thoracic radiation therapy can have negative impact on cancer patients' quality of life

Sat, 02/15/2020 - 04:31
Radiation doses to the heart that occur during radiation therapy treatments for lung cancer, breast cancer and lymphoma can increase fatigue, cause difficulty breathing and lower capacity for physical activity in patients with cancer, according to research presented at the American College of Cardiology's Advancing the Cardiovascular Care of the Oncology Patient course.

Early PTSD treatment for children after a disaster provides lasting health benefits

Sat, 02/15/2020 - 04:13
In 1988, a 6.9 magnitude earthquake struck near the northern Armenian city of Spitak. The temblor destroyed cities and is estimated to have killed between 25,000 and 35,000 people, many of whom were schoolchildren.

Nature connectedness linked to better physical and mental wellbeing

Sat, 02/15/2020 - 04:04
Individuals who visit natural spaces weekly, and feel psychologically connected to them, report better physical and mental wellbeing, new research has shown.

Study examines validity of measures used to assess quality of kidney-related care in the U.S.

Sat, 02/15/2020 - 03:58
New research examines the validity of measures used to assess the quality of kidney-related care in the United States.

Effectiveness of travel bans to control infectious disease outbreaks is mostly unknown

Sat, 02/15/2020 - 03:28
Because of the quick and deadly outbreak in late December of a novel coronavirus in Wuhan, China, now known as COVID-19 – infecting tens of thousands and killing hundreds within weeks, while spreading to at least 24 other countries – many governments, including the United States, have banned or significantly restricted travel to and from China.

Cocoa consumption may improve walking performance in peripheral artery disease patients

Sat, 02/15/2020 - 03:23
Consumption of cocoa may improve walking performance for patients with peripheral artery disease, according to the results of a small, preliminary, phase II research trial published today in the American Heart Association's journal Circulation Research.