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Study finds underutilization of aspirin to prevent colorectal cancer in high risk patients

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 08:33
Colorectal cancer is the third most common cause of cancer deaths in the United States and advanced colorectal polyps are a major risk factor.

Study finds high rates of weight-based bullying among LBGTQ teens

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 23:43
Adolescents who identify as LGBTQ often face victimization and bullying because of their sexual and/or gender identity.

High-risk sexually transmitted HPV may increase risk of cardiovascular disease

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 23:15
Infection with high-risk strains of the human papillomavirus, which have been linked to cancer, might increase the risk of heart and blood vessel or cardiovascular disease, especially among women with obesity or other cardiovascular risk factors, according to new research in Circulation Research, an American Heart Association journal.

Professional musicians are not protected from brain-related diseases

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 23:06
Listening and practicing music have been reported to have many beneficial effects on human health. The effect of music on human brain has been previously studied in young professionals but studies on the long-term effects of music on human health are largely missing.

Patients with psychosis have accelerated aging of cognitive networks, study finds

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 19:15
Patients with psychosis have accelerated aging of two brain networks important for general cognition—the frontoparietal network (FPN) and cingulo-opercular network (CON)—according to a new study in Biological Psychiatry.

Children should not be allowed smartphones in bed or at mealtimes, say experts

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 19:09
The UK's chief medical officers are calling on parents to ensure that the time children spend on phones and tablets does not interfere with their sleep, exercise and education.

New computer program may help identify and label spinal segments during real-time surgeries

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 17:56
Researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine report that a computer program they designed may help surgeons identify and label spinal segments during real-time operating room procedures and avoid the costly and potentially debilitating consequences of operating on the wrong segment.

Teenage motherhood may have multigenerational effects

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 17:54
The grandchildren of adolescent mothers have lower school readiness scores than their peers, according to a study published February 6, 2019 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Elizabeth Wall-Wieler of Stanford University, USA, and colleagues at the University of Manitoba.

Blood-clotting factor may cause Alzheimer's disease

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 17:45
A protein known for its role in forming blood clots has been found to cause the characteristic cognitive decline of Alzheimer's disease.

Smoking cannabis may increase sperm count

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 17:27
A new study has found that men who have smoked cannabis at some point in their lives have higher sperm counts than men who have never smoked the drug.

Osaka University-centered study finds concerning trends in cervical cancer and treatment response

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 14:15
Cervical cancer rates can be greatly reduced through preventive measures against the human papillomavirus along with proactive cancer screening. Japan may be showing how ignoring that knowledge could prove hazardous, as it is the only advanced economy in which the cervical cancer rate is increasing. New research adds further nuance to this situation.

Intense glucose therapy via IV insulin did not improve stroke outcomes, study finds

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 13:37
Intravenous insulin did not improve stroke outcomes compared to standard blood sugar control using insulin shots - answering a worldwide debate about the best way to control glucose in stroke patients.

Combination treatment lowers risk of ischemic stroke recurrence

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 13:32
Stroke survivors taking a combination of the blood thinner cilostazol with aspirin or clopidogrel had a lower risk of ischemic stroke recurrence than those who received aspirin or clopidogrel alone, according to late breaking science presented at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2019, a world premier meeting for researchers and clinicians dedicated to the science and treatment of cerebrovascular disease.

Lowering blood pressure in the ambulance with nitroglycerin patch did not improve stroke outcomes

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 13:27
Lowering blood pressure in the ambulance with a nitroglycerin patch for suspected stroke didn't lessen post-stroke disability, according to late breaking science presented at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2019, a world premier meeting for researchers and clinicians dedicated to the science and treatment of cerebrovascular disease.

New solutions needed to improve care and reduce cost of high-need, high-cost patients

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 13:26
By many estimates, only 5% of U.S. patients are high-need, high-cost, yet they account for about 50% of health care spending.

UNC-led scientists receive $5.1 million grant to combat cervical cancer in Malawi

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 13:23
Backed by a $5.1 million grant, University of North Carolina and University of Malawi College of Medicine physicians and scientists will launch a multi-pronged effort to combat cervical cancer in Malawi, a country in sub-Saharan Africa where cervical cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among women.

MUSC researchers examine the way estrogen affects drug addiction

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 13:20
Male rats have held steady as the focus of most addiction studies in the past. But as the field begins to take female rats into account, scientists see that drugs like methamphetamine affect the sexes differently, suggesting the basis for a change in addiction treatment.

Creative solutions to enhance patient's point of view in neuromuscular research

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 13:18
The old-fashioned paternalistic relationship between doctors and patients has gradually evolved into a more collaborative one in the era of patient-centered medicine.

'Satellite' stem cells more likely to develop into fat cells after rotator cuff tears

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 13:16
Why are fat deposits more likely to occur after tears of the shoulder's rotator cuff, compared to other types of muscle injuries? An increased propensity of stem cells within with rotator cuff muscles to develop into fat cells may explain the difference, reports a study in the February 6, 2019 issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery.

Researcher studies how sickle cell disease affects blood flow and oxygen delivery

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 13:06
Sickle Cell Disease is rare but devastating. Due to a genetic mutation affecting hemoglobin, the component of the red blood cell that carries oxygen, a reduced amount of oxygen is supplied to vital tissues and organs.

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