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Acupuncture helps manage menopausal symptoms, review finds

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 18:53
An umbrella review from Duke Clinical Research Institute that was a comprehensive assessment of previous systematic reviews and randomized controlled trials has found that women who received acupuncture had less frequent and less severe vasomotor symptoms associated with menopause than women who did not have acupuncture.

Study identifies two genes associated with extreme nausea and vomiting during pregnancy

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 18:31
Most women experience some morning sickness during pregnancy, but about 2 percent of pregnant women experience a more severe form of nausea and vomiting.

High-fat, high-cholesterol diet depletes ranks of artery-protecting immune cells

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 18:04
New research from scientists at the La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology shows how a diet high in fat and cholesterol depletes the ranks of artery-protecting immune cells, turning them into promoters of inflammation, which exacerbate atherosclerotic plaque buildup that occurs in cardiovascular disease.

Increase in coffee consumption may help battle against colon cancer

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 17:46
A report that Americans are drinking a lot of coffee might be good news in the battle against colon cancer, scientists with the Simmons Cancer Center at UT Southwestern Medical Center say.

High numbers of women perpetrate online child sexual abuse than previously thought

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 11:24
Research by a team of academics at the University of Huddersfield alerted the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse to the probability that the number of offenders who both view online images of children and who engage in contact or the physical sexual abuse of children is much higher than usually believed.

Researchers develop statistics-based computational scheme to zoom in on brain function

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 10:08
Faster computations will allow researchers to see the finer details of brain activity in functional brain imaging.

Anticoagulant drugs found safe to use in patients undergoing surgery for irregular heartbeat

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 10:05
A trial led by the University of Birmingham has found that two types of blood thinning drugs are safe to use in patients with an irregular heartbeat when they are undergoing surgery aimed at stopping the condition.

Compound found in beet extract could help slow progression of Alzheimer’s disease

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 09:07
A compound in beets that gives the vegetable its distinctive red color could eventually help slow the accumulation of misfolded proteins in the brain, a process that is associated with Alzheimer's disease. Scientists say this discovery could lead to the development of drugs that could alleviate some of the long-term effects of the disease, the world's leading cause of dementia.

Research shows link between chronic fatigue syndrome and lower thyroid hormone levels

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 08:53
New research demonstrates a link between chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) symptoms and lower thyroid hormone levels. Published in Frontiers in Endocrinology, the study indicates that CFS, a condition with unknown causes, can be explained by lower thyroid hormones -- but may be distinct from thyroidal disease.

Study: Premature babies have higher risks of health complications in Bangladesh

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 08:48
A recently published study in Bangladesh titled Clinical outcome of the late preterm infants shows that premature babies can develop major neonatal complications that need admission in a neonatal intensive care unit.

Pubertal hormones not responsible for changes in social behavior during adolescence

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 08:15
Reproductive hormones that develop during puberty are not responsible for changes in social behavior that occur during adolescence, according to the results of a newly published study by a University at Buffalo researcher.

Men have greater hospital readmission risk following firearm injury, study shows

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 08:10
Men have a substantially greater hospital readmission risk during the first three months following a firearm injury hospitalization compared to women. While this overall risk was no longer observed at six months after the initial hospitalization, the risk of renal failure and cardiovascular readmissions among males was more than three times greater than females at six months.

Child’s temperament and parenting influence weight gain in babies

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 08:00
Offering a snack may be a sure way to soothe a fussy child, but researchers say making it a habit can result in unnecessary weight gain in babies with certain temperaments.

Hydrogel may accelerate healing of diabetic ulcers

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 07:52
A hydrogel invented at Rice University that is adept at helping the body heal may also be particularly good at treating wounds related to diabetes.

Many parents still hesitate to try early peanut introduction, survey finds

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 07:47
In January 2017 guidelines were released urging parents to begin early introduction of peanut-containing foods to reduce the risk of peanut allergy. A new study shows those who are aware of the guidelines are still hesitant to put them into place and not everyone has heard of them.

Patients on replacement therapy with thyroid hormone may have more comorbidities

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 23:39
People who take replacement thyroid hormone may have more comorbidities and lower quality of life than those who don't take the hormone, a large population-based study from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands reports.

Researchers discover 'missing mutation' in severe infant epilepsy

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 23:34
Researchers have discovered a "missing mutation" in severe infant epilepsy--long-suspected genetic changes that might trigger overactive, brain-damaging electrical signaling leading to seizures.

Researchers identify new treatment targets for lung diseases using big data

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 23:30
Every year, approximately 12 million adults in the U.S. are diagnosed with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, and 120,000 die from it. For people with COPD, Haemophilus influenzae, a bacterium, can be particularly dangerous.

Weight loss after lap-band surgery alleviates arthritic knee pain

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 23:23
A new report finds that extremely obese people who have a band surgically strapped around their stomachs to restrict food intake not only lose weight but also suffer less from arthritic knee pain.

Diabetes medication reduces chance of late miscarriage, premature birth among women with PCOS

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 23:18
The oral diabetes medication metformin seems to reduce the chance of a late miscarriage and premature birth among women with polycystic ovary syndrome but does not affect their rate of developing gestational diabetes, a multicenter study finds.