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Researchers study abnormal blood glucose levels of patients after hospital discharge

Sat, 12/15/2018 - 10:23
University of Minnesota Medical School researchers decided to delve into an area where little data currently exists. They wanted to know what happens after these patients with abnormal blood glucose measurements are discharged?

Research offers hope for patients with serious bone marrow cancer

Sat, 12/15/2018 - 10:16
Hope has emerged for patients with a serious type of bone marrow cancer as new research into a therapeutic drug has revealed improved outcomes and survival rates.

A new type of 'painless' adhesive for biomedical applications

Sat, 12/15/2018 - 10:12
Pulling off a Band-Aid may soon get a lot less painful. Researchers from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and Xi'an Jiaotong University in China have developed a new type of adhesive that can strongly adhere wet materials -- such as hydrogel and living tissue -- and be easily detached with a specific frequency of light.

Early physical therapy associated with reduction in opioid use

Sat, 12/15/2018 - 10:06
Patients who underwent physical therapy soon after being diagnosed with pain in the shoulder, neck, low back or knee were approximately 7 to 16 percent less likely to use opioids in the subsequent months, according to a new study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine and the Duke University School of Medicine.

Experimental HIV vaccine strategy works in non-human primates, research shows

Sat, 12/15/2018 - 10:00
For more than 20 years, scientists at Scripps Research have chipped away at the challenges of designing an HIV vaccine. Now new research, published in Immunity, shows that their experimental vaccine strategy works in non-human primates.

Breast cancer protection from pregnancy begins many decades later, study finds

Sat, 12/15/2018 - 09:58
In general, women who have had children have a lower risk of breast cancer compared to women who have never given birth. However, new research has found that moms don't experience this breast cancer protection until many years later and may face elevated risk for more than 20 years after their last pregnancy.

How often pregnant women follow food avoidance strategy to prevent allergy in offspring?

Sat, 12/15/2018 - 09:51
Pregnant women routinely swear off alcohol and tobacco to boost their chances of having a healthy baby. What about common food allergens like nuts and milk?

Swedish scientists explore direct association of dementia and ischemic stroke deaths

Sat, 12/15/2018 - 09:44
A great number of studies have consistently scrutinized the relation between dementia and stroke, with a multiple fold increase in the risk factor for death.

Folate deficiency creates more damaging chromosomal abnormalities than previously known

Sat, 12/15/2018 - 09:37
Folate deficiency creates more problems in connection with DNA replication than researchers had hitherto assumed, researchers from the University of Copenhagen show in a new study.

Magnesium may play important role in optimizing vitamin D levels, study shows

Sat, 12/15/2018 - 09:30
A randomized trial by Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center researchers indicates that magnesium optimizes vitamin D status, raising it in people with deficient levels and lowering it in people with high levels.

New computer model helps predict course of the disease in prostate cancer patients

Sat, 12/15/2018 - 09:27
How does a normal cell turn into a deadly cancer? Seeking an answer to this question, and working alongside other international working groups, researchers from Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin examined the tumor genomes of nearly 300 prostate cancer patients.

Study finds increasing rate of hospitalizations among homeless individuals

Sat, 12/15/2018 - 09:24
A homeless individual is one who lacks fixed and reliable housing, and it is estimated that 553,000 people fit that description on any given night in the United States.

Study provides insight into health risks facing new mothers

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 19:52
African-American women undergo more physical "wear-and-tear" during the first year after giving birth than Latina and white women, a consequence that may have long-lasting health effects, according to a study of a diverse group of more than 2,400 low-income women.

Recurrence of urinary tract infection may depend on bacterial strain, study shows

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 16:21
Genetically diverse bacterial strains that cause urinary tract infections differ in their ability to trigger protective immune responses in mice, potentially explaining why these infections frequently recur in many patients, according to a study published December 13 in the open-access journal PLOS Pathogens by Thomas Hannan and Scott Hultgren of Washington University School of Medicine, and colleagues.

Face masks may offer protection against staph bacteria for hog farm workers and their household members

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 12:49
Face masks appear to provide important protection against drug-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteria for hog farm workers and for household members to whom they might otherwise transmit the bacteria, according to a study led by scientists at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Diets containing GM maize have no harmful effects on health or metabolism of rats

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 12:36
For six months, rats were fed a diet containing either GM maize (MON 810 or NK603) or non-GM maize, in varying concentrations.

New findings could help develop new immunotherapies against cancer

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 12:18
NK cells, or natural killer cells, play an important role in the body's defences against cancer and various infections.

Weakened metabolism of immune T cells may account for causing serious complications in elderly

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 12:11
The elderly suffer more serious complications from infections and benefit less from vaccination than the general population.

Genetically modified pigs could limit replication of classical swine fever virus, study shows

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 12:08
Researchers have developed genetically modified pigs that are protected from classical swine fever virus, according to a study published December 13 in the open-access journal PLOS Pathogens by Hongsheng Ouyang of Jilin University, and colleagues.

Researchers explore home healthcare nurses' knowledge attitudes toward infection control

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 12:02
Home healthcare workers' beliefs about infection prevention influence whether they comply with prevention protocols more than their actual knowledge of how to comply, according to new research published in the American Journal of Infection Control, the journal of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology.