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During the five years before people develop the first clinically recognized signs of multiple sclerosis, they are up to four times more likely to be treated for nervous system disorders such as pain or sleep problems, and are 50 per cent more likely to visit a psychiatrist, according to new research from the University of British Columbia.
A preclinical study has shown that levels of lysophosphatidic acid (LPA) are significantly increased following traumatic brain injury (TBI).
Memories are formed through long-term changes in synaptic efficacy, a process known as synaptic plasticity, and are stored in the brain in specific neuronal ensembles called engram cells, which are activated during corresponding events.
If you had your genome sequenced and the report says you have the APOEε4 mutation, it does not mean you are definitely going to get Alzheimer's disease.
The National Institutes of Health is funding the research of a University of Akron scientist that could lead to more effective cancer treatment.
A class of molecules formed when the body metabolizes omega-3 fatty acids could inhibit cancer's growth and spread, University of Illinois researchers report in a new study in mice.
To help stem the nationwide opioid epidemic and related increases in HIV, hepatitis C and other infections, health care providers should routinely screen and treat patients for opioid abuse when they come to clinics and hospitals seeking other services.
Mailing colorectal cancer screening tests to patients insured by Medicaid increased screening rates for this population, report researchers at the University of North Carolina Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Researchers to investigate role of hormones in mosquito's ability to use human blood for egg production
Entomologists at the University of California, Riverside have received a five-year grant of $2.44 million from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, or NIAID, to investigate the role hormones play in the female mosquito's ability to use human blood for egg production.
Residential segregation is linked to many racial disparities in health, including cancer, high blood pressure, and diabetes.
A new, painless, non-invasive procedure that harnesses ultrasound technology to reposition kidney stones, in an effort to offer the sufferer quick relief, will undergo testing in emergency patients.
Researchers describe key role of enzyme in regulating immune response against Chagas disease parasite
In an article published recently in the journal Nature Communications, researchers affiliated with the University of São Paulo in Brazil describe the central role played by an enzyme called phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase gamma in regulating the immune response against Trypanosoma cruzi, the protozoan parasite that causes Chagas disease.
Infertility treatments, such as In-vitro fertilization, are stressful experiences for women that can take large emotional tolls, especially when the treatment fails.
Many cancer patients suffer from a loss of body mass known as cachexia. Approximately 20 percent of cancer-related deaths are attributed to the syndrome of cachexia, which in cancer patients is often characterized by a rapid and/or severe loss of fat and skeletal muscle.
River blindness and elephantiasis are debilitating diseases caused by parasitic worms that infect as many as 150 million people worldwide.
Follow-up imaging for women with non-metastatic breast cancer varies widely across the country, according to a new study led by researchers at UC San Francisco.
Prison employees experience PTSD on par with Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans, a new study from a Washington State University College of Nursing researcher found.
Travel by airplane has opened the door to experiencing different cultures and exploring natural wonders. That is, if you can get past the jet lag.
What we eat plays a big role in our ability to regulate our body weight. Over time, however, different ideas have emerged about the most important dietary factors that cause us to put on weight.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual or questioning teens are at substantially higher risk of substance use than their heterosexual peers, according to a new study led by San Diego State University researchers and published in the American Journal of Public Health.