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Researchers find new way to reduce bleeding in patients after bariatric surgery

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 13:47
Rutgers researchers have found a way to reduce bleeding in patients following bariatric surgery.

Certain psychiatric drugs may increase risk of pneumonia

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 13:15
A review of published studies indicates that use of benzodiazepines and benzodiazepine related drug, which are prescribed to treat various psychiatric diseases, may increase the risk of pneumonia.

Caution must be taken while prescribing opioid to tobacco users to prevent addiction

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 13:07
Tobacco is a known risk factor for the misuse of prescription opioids. In addition, concurrent use of opioids and sedative-hypnotics is a risk factor for opioid overdose or addiction.

RFID helps Kellogg providers to make visits meaningful for patients and reduce wait times

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 13:02
Technology that retailers use to make a shopping experience more efficient could also benefit your next eye appointment.

Study shows how specific mutations in SYNE1 gene may increase bipolar disorder risk

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 12:51
A new study by researchers at The Picower Institute for Learning and Memory at MIT finds that the protein CPG2 is significantly less abundant in the brains of people with bipolar disorder and shows how specific mutations in the SYNE1 gene that encodes the protein undermine its expression and its function in neurons.

Study finds reason for increased public resistance against vaccination

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 12:44
Why is it so challenging to increase the number of people who get vaccinated? How does popular resistance to vaccination remain strong even as preventable diseases make a comeback?

Heberden's nodes may be associated with knee osteoarthritis

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 12:37
Heberden's nodes are bony enlargements of the finger joints that are readily detectable in a routine physical exam and are considered hallmarks of osteoarthritis. A new Arthritis & Rheumatology study found that the presence of HNs may also indicate structural damage associated with knee osteoarthritis.

New study uncovers potential risks posed to infants by mothers with influenza

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 12:33
Pregnant women with influenza are more likely to experience complications, but how this affects infants is unclear. A new Birth Defects Research study uncovers the potential risks to infants.

PTSD linked with cardiovascular disease and cancer, study shows

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 12:28
Posttraumatic stress disorder was associated with cardiovascular disease and cancer, as well as the metabolic syndrome, in a new study.

Older age, obesity, and depression associated with chronic hip pain

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 12:25
In a representative sample of the German population, older age, obesity, and depressive disorder were associated with experiencing chronic hip pain.

Couples interventions may have beneficial effects for patients with diabetes

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 12:23
A new Diabetic Medicine study reveals that couples interventions may have beneficial effects for partners of individuals with type 2 diabetes.

Long-term postpartum obesity may be due to reprogramming of maternal energy metabolism

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 12:13
During normal pregnancy, mothers always gain body weight within a proper range. However, many women worry that extra pounds put on during pregnancy will not be lost after childbirth and, in fact, past studies have shown that excessive gestational weight gain is associated with immediate postpartum weight retention.

Novel technique detects new strains of microbes in human fecal microbiota after obesity surgery

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 12:11
Using a unique bioinformatics technique developed at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, UAB researchers have detected the emergence of new strains of microbes in the human fecal microbiota after obesity surgery.

Study: Rutin found in fruits and vegetables protect mice against snake venom

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 11:58
Rutin, a bioflavonoid found in certain vegetables and fruits, protects mice against snake venom by minimizing bleeding and inflammation, according to a study performed at the Butantan Institute, a research institution belonging to the government of São Paulo State in Brazil.

UC San Diego to conduct first U.S. clinical trial of intravenously administered bacteriophage therapy

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 11:50
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has accepted an Investigational New Drug application by physician-scientists at University of California San Diego School of Medicine to conduct the first U.S. clinical trial of an intravenously administered bacteriophage-based therapy.

FDA approves initiation of first-in-human trial of DNA-encoded monoclonal antibody

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 11:45
The Wistar Institute, along with partners Penn Medicine and Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc., announce that the FDA has approved the initiation of a first-in-human clinical trial investigating the safety and tolerability of a novel synthetic DNA-encoded monoclonal antibody therapeutic technology for the prevention of Zika virus infection.

KU researcher studies how estrogen may protect menisci between thighbone and shinbone

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 11:13
More than 30 million Americans suffer from osteoarthritis of the knee, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Researchers identify and overcome barrier in CRISPR gene editing to treat muscular dystrophy

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 11:04
The gene editing technique known as CRISPR is a revolutionary approach to treating inherited diseases. However, the tool has yet to be used to effectively treat long-term, chronic conditions.

People with ASD could be better at recognizing regret and relief in others finds study

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 10:31
A new study has shown that adults with ASD are better at detecting relief and regret on the faces of others compared to those who do not have the condition. The results of the study were published in the latest issue of the journal Autism Research.

Autism could be detected early using a hearing test finds research

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 10:21
New research shows that a simple non-invasive hearing test early in life could predict the diagnosis of autism. The results of this study, titled 'Structural and Functional Aberrations of the Auditory Brainstem in Autism Spectrum Disorder', is published in the latest issue of the The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association (JAOA).