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Mental health symptoms associated with risky driving behaviors in novice teen drivers

Wed, 03/28/2018 - 08:00
Mental health symptoms related to attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and conduct disorder are associated with increased errors in a driving simulator and self-reported risky driving behaviors in adolescents, according to study in Nursing Research, published by Wolters Kluwer.

UC researcher granted patent for potential pulmonary infection treatment

Wed, 03/28/2018 - 07:52
A researcher in the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine has been granted a U.S. patent for a potential treatment for a pulmonary infection in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Discovery holds potential to pave way for new synergistic drug combinations

Wed, 03/28/2018 - 07:46
New data from a study led by researchers from the University of Minnesota Medical School could change how future antimicrobial drug combinations are discovered and developed.

Researchers measure whether transcranial direct current stimulation generates EFs in deep brain areas

Wed, 03/28/2018 - 07:38
A defining characteristic of stroke is the loss of motor control due to structural damage in specific brain areas. In fact, motor impairments (or deficits) are the number one complication after stroke.

Testosterone therapy not linked to rise in estrogen levels among transgender men

Wed, 03/28/2018 - 07:28
Testosterone therapy is not associated with a rise in estrogen levels among transgender men, according to a new study led by Boston Medical Center. In fact, the researchers observed an initial decline in estrogen levels, which later stabilized and remained within the normal range during the study's six-year period.

Study examines how use of sleep tracker data may improve patient-provider communication

Wed, 03/28/2018 - 07:26
According to a survey by Pew Research, nearly two-thirds of adults in the U.S. collect their own data on at least one health indicator through the use of tracking devices and apps, and it is estimated by industry analysts that over 30 million Americans have access to their sleep data.

New 'nanotweezers' could pave way for innovations in health monitoring and mobile technology

Wed, 03/28/2018 - 00:19
It's difficult to conceptualize a world where humans could casually manipulate nanoscale objects at will or even control their own biological matter at a cellular level with light.

Cannabis use linked to increased initiation of cigarette smoking among non-smokers

Wed, 03/28/2018 - 00:10
While cigarette smoking has long been on the decline, marijuana use is on the rise and, disproportionately, marijuana users also smoke cigarettes. A new study by researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health and the City University of New York reports that cannabis use was associated with an increased initiation of cigarette smoking among non-cigarette smokers.

Research reveals why older people struggle to get a good night’s sleep

Wed, 03/28/2018 - 00:03
New research has identified the way age impairs the ability of the circadian clock in mammals to re-set itself when exposed to light, resulting in disruption to sleeping patterns and consequent threats to wellbeing

International researchers present printed tattoo electrodes for long-term medical diagnostics

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 23:56
Electrodes for longterm monitoring of electrical impulses of heart or muscles in the form of temporary tattoos produced using an ink-jet printer. An international research group involving TU Graz, Austria, presents this novel method in Advanced Science.

Antibiotic use linked to higher risk of severe viral disease in mice

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 23:30
People infected with West Nile virus can show a wide range of disease. Some develop life-threatening brain infections. Others show no signs of infection at all. One reason for the different outcomes may lie in the community of microbes that populate their intestinal tracts.

Cell-penetrating 'nanodrills' could be new platform for intracellular drug delivery

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 22:23
Researchers at Oregon State University and Oregon Health & Science University have created new nanomaterials able to cross cell membranes, establishing a novel platform for the intracellular delivery of molecular drugs and other cargo.

Researchers develop microsensor that enables kidney dialysis to be customized

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 21:57
Researchers from Eindhoven University of Technology have developed a microsensor that makes it possible to directly monitor and adjust the composition of kidney dialysis fluid.

Johns Hopkins researchers make great strides in understanding biology behind pulmonary hypertension

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 21:52
Working with cells that line the innermost layer of the blood vessels, Johns Hopkins investigators say they have made a leap forward in understanding the underlying biology behind pulmonary hypertension, a dangerous type of high blood pressure in lungs that ultimately leads to right heart failure and death.

Honeybees may provide new clues to how the human brain works

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 21:48
Researchers from the University of Sheffield have discovered that looking at honeybees in a colony in the same way as neurons in a brain could help us better understand the basic mechanisms of human behavior.

Stigma associated with Alzheimer's may prevent people from getting early diagnosis, treatment

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 21:29
Stigma associated with Alzheimer's disease may be an obstacle for individuals to seek information about their risk of developing Alzheimer's disease and to participate in clinical studies that discover potential therapies.

Scientists discover abnormal brain networks in children with autism

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 21:29
A new study has shown that pre-school children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have abnormal connections between certain brain networks.

New AI method optimizes touchscreen interfaces for users with disabilities

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 21:21
Researchers at Aalto University, Finland, and Kochi University of Technology, Japan, developed a new algorithmic approach to user interface optimization that takes individual differences into account.

Study links essential oils to hormonal imbalances

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 21:03
A new study has found that common chemicals found in essential oils may have adverse health impacts, contrary to popular belief.

Childhood friendships may have protective influence on physical health in adulthood

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 20:30
Time spent with friends in childhood is associated with physical health in adulthood, according to data from a multi-decade study of men.