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Study: HCV-exposed infants not adequately screened, despite increased prevalence

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 23:07
Due to the opioid epidemic, hepatitis C virus is increasing among pregnant women, resulting in a greater risk of perinatal transmission and HCV infection among children.

New strategy found to delay onset of blindness in mice

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 22:55
More than 2 million people worldwide live with inherited and untreatable retinal conditions, including retinitis pigmentosa, which slowly erodes vision.

Researchers develop new methods to diagnose glaucoma and detect disease progression

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 22:54
Two new research studies demonstrate that imaging technologies can help to diagnose and detect the progression of glaucoma, one of the leading causes of blindness in the U.S.

Lightning may pose danger to patients receiving deep brain stimulation

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 22:42
​Patients receiving deep brain stimulation are warned that their neurostimulators may dysfunction when confronted by electromagnetic fields that can be generated by particular electrical devices found at work, home, and in the hospital.

Intelligent dressing system could help people with dementia in getting dressed

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 22:40
A new study published in JMIR Medical Informatics describes how a "smart home" prototype may help people with dementia dress themselves through automated assistance, enabling them to maintain independence and dignity and providing their caregivers with a much-needed respite.

Researchers develop novel theranostic procedure for treating ductal pancreatic adenocarcinoma

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 22:33
German researchers have developed a novel diagnostic and therapeutic (theranostic) procedure for patients with ductal pancreatic adenocarcinoma, a deadly cancer with an extremely poor prognosis (five-year survival rate of less than 5 percent) and limited treatment options. The study is featured in the May issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine.

Study reveals risk factors involved in early onset and severity of obesity in children

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 22:26
A family history of obesity, high blood pressure, high blood lipid levels, type 2 diabetes and coronary heart disease should all be considered high risk factors for the early onset and severity of obesity in children, reveals a new study.

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug ranked to be most effective in treating knee OA

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 22:22
An estimated 45 percent of people are at risk of developing knee osteoarthritis (OA) in their lifetime. According to a network meta-analysis research article published in the May 1, 2018 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug naproxen was ranked most effective in individual knee OA treatment for improving both pain and function, and is considered a relatively safe and low-cost treatment method.

Lymph node status after preoperative therapy determines survival of esophageal cancer patients

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 21:44
According to a new study, the status of lymph nodes rather than the status of the primary tumor following preoperative neoadjuvant chemotherapy or chemoradiation therapy is the most important factor that determines whether patients with locally advanced esophageal cancer will survive.

Undergraduate students design walker to overcome challenges of pediatric ICU patients

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 21:21
Critically ill children in pediatric intensive care units once were often heavily sedated and discouraged from any activities, including walking, to facilitate speedy recovery.

New technique developed to improve diagnosis of vision disorders

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 19:39
A new technique that could help improve diagnosis of vision disorders has been successfully tested at the University of Bradford, UK.

Study: Palliative care can improve seriously ill patient’s experience of care

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 19:35
Palliative care provided by specialist medical and nursing teams to patients with complex health needs significantly improves their experience of care, new research from Trinity College Dublin shows.

Wearable fitness trackers may be useful in evaluating and treating cancer patients, study shows

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 19:15
Wearable fitness trackers, such as Fitbits, that measure steps taken per day may be a useful tool to evaluate and help treat cancer patients, researchers at UT Southwestern's Simmons Cancer Center have shown.

Meat-based complementary foods may be beneficial for formula-fed infants, shows study

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 19:08
Meat, such as pork, can be an important source of much-needed protein in an infant's diet during the transition to solid foods, according to new research from the University of Colorado published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Researchers evaluate predictive value of stress testing and cardiac biomarkers in older women

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 19:04
Mayo Clinic researchers, reporting results of the SMART study, have shown that abnormal results on a stress electrocardiogram are an independent predictor of cardiovascular events such as heart attack, heart failure, hospitalization for chest pain, and death in perimenopausal or menopausal women.

Study: Dehydration prompts increased blood feeding by mosquitoes

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 19:02
When it's hot and dry, mosquitoes like nothing more than the refreshing taste of you.

Study examines effectiveness of MDMA-assisted psychotherapy in service personnel with PTSD

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 18:26
A new experimental study has tested the safety and effectiveness of MDMA-assisted psychotherapy in 26 service personnel with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Potential new treatments for dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 16:58
A study published has uncovered why clinical drug trials reducing proteins associated with the onset of Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia have been unsuccessful.

Non-aspirin NSAID use linked to shorter survival in patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 15:00
Ibuprofen, aspirin, and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications are among the most commonly utilized medications in the United States. Primarily for treating pain, inflammation, and preventing cardiovascular disease, NSAIDs' promising anti-cancer properties have been highlighted by a growing body of data in recent years.

Fat-controlling hormones increase metabolism in both exercise and cold

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 14:55
Sad but true, we don't all respond equally to exercise. Researchers at Joslin Diabetes Center have uncovered a new kind of clue to this variable response--a hormone whose levels in the bloodstream rise sharply in exercise as well as in cold.