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Study confirms link between use of muscle relaxants and respiratory complications

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 23:13
Muscle relaxants are a necessary part of anesthesia during certain major operations. Studies have, however, hinted at respiratory risks connected with these drugs.

Machine learning program could distinguish between two lung cancer types

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 23:03
A new computer program can analyze images of patients' lung tumors, specify cancer types, and even identify altered genes driving abnormal cell growth, a new study shows.

Women with undiagnosed STIs may be at greater risk of negative premenstrual symptoms

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 22:55
Women that have undiagnosed sexually transmitted infections may be at greater risk of experiencing negative premenstrual symptoms, according to new Oxford University research.

New discovery could improve diagnosis and treatment of lupus in black Africans

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 22:47
Two variants of an autoimmune disease that affects thousands but is hard to diagnose are relatively common among black Africans, research shows.

People battling substance use disorders may benefit from meth-relapse prevention compound

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 22:44
New research raises the possibility that a wider group of people battling substance use disorders may benefit from a Scripps Research-developed relapse-prevention compound than previously thought.

Concussion symptoms last for longer time in kids than adults

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 21:09
Concussion symptoms for children under 13 years old typically last three times longer than they do for older teens and adults, but keeping them out of the classroom during recovery is not necessarily the preferred treatment, according to a comprehensive research review in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association.

Study shows air pollution may be bad for the fetus

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 21:00
Soot and dust alters thyroid development in fetuses before they are born in smoggy cities, raising concern about health impacts later in life, new USC research shows.

Probiotic supplementation may reduce use of antibiotics, scientific analysis shows

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 20:51
Global demand exists for new ways to reduce antibiotic use, given the urgent public health threat of antibiotic resistance.

Promising gene therapy for 'day blind' sheep now safe for clinical trials in human patients

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 19:52
Back in 2009, a group of Israeli researchers identified a herd of Awassi sheep suffering from "day blindness". As its name implies, these sheep were blind during the day (in bright light) but could see at night, in low-light conditions.

Household disinfectants could contribute to obesity risk in children

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 19:51
Canadian researchers have shown that commonly used household cleaning products could be making children overweight by causing changes in their gut microflora.

Gunshot victims more likely to require blood transfusions and die than other trauma patients

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 19:08
In a new analysis of data submitted to Maryland's state trauma registry from 2005 to 2017, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers found that gunshot victims are approximately five times more likely to require blood transfusions, they require 10 times more blood units and are 14 times more likely to die than people seriously injured by motor vehicles, non-gun assaults, falls or stabs.

Element3 Health reports social and mental engagement play key role in overall health

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 18:54
Denver-based Element3 Health™ is coming out of stealth mode to address not one, but three critical interlocking determinants of good health - social engagement, mental stimulation and physical activity - for mature Americans.

Study shows positive financial impacts of Medicaid expansion for low-income Michigan residents

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 18:32
Low-income Michigan residents who enrolled in a new state health insurance plan didn't just get coverage for their health needs - many also got a boost in their financial health, according to a new study.

MoreGrasp project shows significant results in field of thought-controlled grasp neuroprosthetics

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 17:35
Getting a better grip on things: The MoreGrasp Horizon2020 research project under the leadership of TU Graz is coming to an end with significant results in the field of thought-controlled grasp neuroprosthetics.

Patients with severe TBI recover to functional independence more often than before

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 17:29
Patients with severe traumatic brain injury treated at Helsinki University Hospital, Finland, recover to functional independence more often than before.

Researchers map 3D structure of toxic proteins used by Pseudomonas aeruginosa to trigger infection

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 17:19
The bacteria Pseudomonas aeruginosa can cause serious and difficult to treat infections. The infection process involves the activation of toxic substances from the bacteria by a common protein in our cells.

New research shows evidence of soot from polluted air in placentas

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 17:05
Evidence of tiny particles of carbon, typically created by burning fossil fuels, has been found in placentas for the first time, in new research presented today at the European Respiratory Society International Congress.

Researchers study if brain regions activated after negative facial stimulus are activated in people with MCI

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 16:52
Greek researchers investigated whether specific brain regions, which have been found to be highly activated after negative facial stimulus, are also activated in different groups of people with subjective cognitive impairment, mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's Disease compared to healthy controls.

Scientists explore whether seafood could be the source of next anti-cancer drug

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 16:41
Biomedical scientists at the University of Salford found that sugars from the common cockle were approximately as effective as some standard chemotherapy drugs at relative lower dosage.

Researchers develop new blood test to detect early stage pancreatic cancer

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 16:07
Pancreatic cancer is currently very difficult to detect while it is still resectable. A new blood test developed by researchers at Lund University in Sweden, Herlev Hospital, Knight Cancer Center and Immunovia AB, can detect pancreatic cancer in the very earliest stages of the disease.