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Bonobos may be more closely linked to anatomy of human ancestors, study finds

Sat, 04/29/2017 - 05:51
A new study examining the muscular system of bonobos provides firsthand evidence that the rare great ape species may be more closely linked, anatomically, to human ancestors than common chimpanzees

Cheaper topical steroids could lead to potential health care and out-of-pocket savings

Sat, 04/29/2017 - 05:28
Although topical steroids are among the most commonly prescribed medications by dermatologists, there are limited data on spending and use for this class of drugs.

Researchers develop new computation method for better estimation of indoor carbon dioxide

Sat, 04/29/2017 - 05:15
The air we breathe out can help us improve the quality of the air we breathe in. Measurements of indoor carbon dioxide (CO2) concentrations are used to evaluate indoor air quality, which is strongly linked to the levels of contaminants, such as gases and particles, circulating about with CO2.

Study takes first step towards identifying best practices for Mohs micrographic surgery

Sat, 04/29/2017 - 00:28
In an analysis of Medicare billing data submitted by more than 2,300 United States physicians, researchers have calculated the average number of surgical slices, or cuts, made during Mohs micrographic surgery (MMS), a procedure that progressively removes thin layers of cancerous skin tissue in a way that minimizes damage to healthy skin and the risks of leaving cancerous tissue behind.

Researchers find persistence of Zika virus in cerebrospinal fluid, lymph nodes of rhesus monkeys

Sat, 04/29/2017 - 00:28
Zika virus can persist in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), lymph nodes and colorectal tissue of infected rhesus monkeys for weeks after the virus has been cleared from blood, urine and mucosal secretions, according to a study published online in Cell.

Study shows safety, efficacy of endoscopic needle knife therapy for intestinal strictures in IBD patients

Sat, 04/29/2017 - 00:22
Cleveland Clinic doctors have published the first study illustrating the safety and efficacy of endoscopic needle knife therapy for intestinal strictures in patients with inflammatory bowel disorder.

New prognostic tool accurately predicts recurrence of parathyroid cancer

Sat, 04/29/2017 - 00:22
A newly-created prognostic tool reliably predicts the recurrence of parathyroid cancer, enabling physicians to identify patients at the highest risk.

Study shows how antibiotic treatments may offset beneficial effects of whole grain intake

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 23:59
According to recommendations from the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration, adult Danes should consume at least 75 g whole meal a day.

Newly discovered molecule plays central role in appetite control mechanisms

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 23:51
A newly discovered molecule increases appetite during fasting -- and decreases it during gorging. The neuron-exciting protein, named NPGL - apparently aims to maintain body mass at a constant, come feast or famine. An evolutionary masterstroke, but not great news for those looking to trim down -- or beef up for the summer.

Scientists aim to offer better treatment for acute heart failure using ultrasound evaluation

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 23:02
A new clinical study of the German Centre for Cardiovascular Research is examining whether an ultrasound evaluation of the inferior vena cava in acute decompensated heart failure with congestion can be implemented in hospitals' everyday routine and also be conducted in a sufficiently large number of patients.

Online relapse prevention tool offers ‘cheap accessible option’ for people with bipolar disorder

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 22:46
An online relapse prevention tool for Bipolar Disorder offers a "cheap accessible option" for people seeking support following treatment, say researchers.

Researchers discover new mechanism that causes chronic intestinal inflammation

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 22:40
Researchers at the University Medical Center of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz and the German Research Center for Environmental Health, Helmholtz Zentrum München have discovered that too much of the oncogene Bcl-3 leads to chronic intestinal diseases.

Study: Artificial pancreas helps young children better control their diabetes

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 22:19
A pilot study among young children with Type 1 diabetes found that a University of Virginia-developed artificial pancreas helped study participants better control their condition.

AI-based smartphone application can guide users towards healthier lifestyle

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 20:07
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed artificial intelligence (AI)-based data analysis methods used in a smartphone application of Odum Ltd. The application can estimate its users' health risks and, if necessary, guide them towards a healthier lifestyle.

Gene critical for tumor growth also encourages growth of intestinal stem cells, study shows

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 19:18
A gene previously identified as critical for tumor growth in many human cancers also maintains intestinal stem cells and encourages the growth of cells that support them, according to results of a study led by Johns Hopkins researchers.

New research focuses on tobacco control and long-term health issues in post-conflict zones

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 18:57
In new research published today by King's College London - Institute of Cancer Policy and the Conflict & Health Research Group in the journal ecancermedicalscience, the difficulties of prioritising preventable disease and long term health issues in post conflict zones are explored.

Heart health impact of energy drinks compared to other caffeinated beverages

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 17:44
A new study in Journal of the American Heart Association, reveals that drinking 32 ounces of an energy drink with 320 milligrams (mg) of caffeine results in intense changes in the electrical activity of the heart and in blood pressure, compared with drinking 32 ounces of a control drink with the same amount of caffeine in it.

Researchers succeed in generating 3D bioprinted cartilage tissue

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 16:31
A team of researchers at Sahlgrenska Academy has managed to generate cartilage tissue by printing stem cells using a 3D-bioprinter.

Study finds age-related decline in children's physical activity levels

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 16:22
There is an age-related decline in children's physical activity levels as they progress through primary school, according to a British Heart Foundation-funded study.

Scientists aim to build computer model of complex memory formation

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 15:53
Much of what scientists know about human memory comes from studies involving relatively simple acts of recollection--remembering lists of words or associations between names and faces.