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Higher BMI at younger age linked to reduced premenopausal breast cancer risk

Mon, 06/25/2018 - 15:43
Having a higher body mass index at a younger age is associated with a decreased risk of developing breast cancer before the menopause, major new research funded by Breast Cancer Now and other collaborators has found.

Risk of heart attacks, strokes and vascular occlusions found to be higher in cancer patients

Mon, 06/25/2018 - 13:48
It is well known that pre-existing cancer is a significant risk factor for venous thrombosis. What was hitherto unclear was whether cancer also has a negative impact upon the risk of heart attacks, strokes or occlusions of peripheral arteries.

Maternal diabetes linked to increased risk of ASD in children

Mon, 06/25/2018 - 13:45
The risk of autism spectrum disorder was increased in children of mothers with the three main types of diabetes that complicate pregnancy, findings that add new information on type 1 diabetes and extend what is already known about type 2 and gestational diabetes.

Studying The Effects of Microgravity on Muscle Mass

Mon, 06/25/2018 - 13:39
Studying the effects of gravity on muscle cells can give us an insight into muscle wastage diseases, and potentially guide the development of new therapies. Professor Louis Yuge discusses his research and the cellular changes that occur in response to microgravity.

Scientists discover secret to success of antiviral gene

Mon, 06/25/2018 - 13:14
It's been known for years that humans and other mammals possess an antiviral gene called RSAD2 that prevents a remarkable range of viruses from multiplying.

Novel approach to visualize how platelets are formed in body

Mon, 06/25/2018 - 13:08
Platelets are uniquely mammalian cells, and are the small cells of the blood that are critical for us to stop bleeding when we cut ourselves.

Newly developed model of retina can predict outcome of perturbation with high precision

Mon, 06/25/2018 - 13:00
Our eye hosts a powerful biological computer, the retina. Understanding how the retina transforms images from the outside world into signals that the brain can interpret would not only result in insights into brain computations, but could also be useful for medicine.

Unique patch could revolutionize treatment of painful recurring ulcers

Mon, 06/25/2018 - 12:45
A plaster which sticks to the inside of your mouth is revolutionising the treatment of painful recurring ulcers.

Study explains methods for matrix decellularization to promote bone regeneration

Mon, 06/25/2018 - 12:38
To help prevent possible complications such as nonunion at large fracture sites, researchers have developed a cartilage matrix that mimics the early stages of repair and provides the essential structural and biological properties needed by bone-forming cells to divide and grow.

Coffee and the heart – four strong cups a day is beneficial finds study

Mon, 06/25/2018 - 10:13
According to a new study four cups of strong coffee might be the amount that would keep the hearts of older adults healthy. The latest study titled, “CDKN1B/p27 is localized in mitochondria and improves respiration-dependent processes in the cardiovascular system—New mode of action for caffeine,” was published on 21st of June 2018 in the journal PLOS Biology.

Researchers develop low-cost plastic sensors to monitor wide range of health conditions

Sat, 06/23/2018 - 06:42
An international team of researchers have developed a low-cost sensor made from semiconducting plastic that can be used to diagnose or monitor a wide range of health conditions, such as surgical complications or neurodegenerative diseases.

Dynamic model helps make predictions about gut microbiome

Sat, 06/23/2018 - 06:17
The human gut is teeming with microbes, each interacting with one another in a mind-boggling network of positive and negative exchanges. Some produce substances that serve as food for other microbes, while others produce toxins -; antibiotics -; that kill their neighbors.

Research consortium wins £2.9 million to help tackle antibacterial resistance in Thailand

Sat, 06/23/2018 - 06:04
Antimicrobial resistance and specifically antibacterial resistance is a growing threat to human health and economic development across the globe. In Thailand, ABR was estimated to cause 38,000 deaths. The predicted economic loss on the country was 1.2 billion USD in 2010

Schizophrenia patients account for over 1 in 10 suicide deaths, study shows

Sat, 06/23/2018 - 05:57
A new CAMH and Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences study shows that people with schizophrenia account for more than 1 in 10 cases of suicide in Ontario and that young people are disproportionately affected.

Overdose risk increases five-fold with concurrent opioid and benzodiazepine use

Sat, 06/23/2018 - 05:44
In the first 90 days of concurrent opioid and benzodiazepine use, the risk of opioid-related overdose increases five-fold compared to opioid-only use among Medicare recipients, according to a new study from the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy, published today in JAMA Network Open

Study highlights inadequate effort of health care insurers to combat opioid epidemic

Sat, 06/23/2018 - 05:38
Health care insurers including Medicare, Medicaid and major private insurers have not done enough to combat the opioid epidemic, suggests a study led by researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

DNA patterns in circulating blood cells can help identify spastic cerebral palsy

Sat, 06/23/2018 - 05:27
A Delaware team including Erin Crowgey, PhD, associate director of Bioinformatics with Nemours Biomedical Research, has published a study in the peer-reviewed journal BMC Bioinformatics, showing that DNA patterns in circulating blood cells can be used to help identify spastic cerebral palsy (CP) patients.

Pioneering exercise program improves physical, mental health of elderly people living in care homes

Sat, 06/23/2018 - 05:23
If the number of people over 65 currently accounts for 22% of the total population in the Basque Autonomous Community (region), predictions indicate that this percentage will rise to 30% by 2030.

LSTM led consortium receives grant to investigate how human behavior impacts AMR

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 19:25
An LSTM led consortium called DRUM has been awarded £3 million to investigate the way in which human behaviour drives the emergence and spread of antimicrobial resistance

Study suggests proteinuria lowering as important target in managing pediatric CKD

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 19:19
In a study of children with chronic kidney disease, blood pressure medications reduced protein excretion in the urine, which was linked with a lower risk of disease progression.