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Automated calls more effective in increasing adoption of smoke alarms than Facebook ads

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 19:15
A new study from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found automated phone calls were far more effective than Facebook ads in getting Baltimore City residents to request a smoke alarm through the city's free installation program.

Researchers develop model that predicts changes in BUP exposure during pregnancy

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 19:06
Buprenorphine (BUP) is approved for the treatment of opioid addiction. The current dosing regimen of BUP in pregnant women is based on recommendations designed for non-pregnant adults, but physiological changes during pregnancy may alter BUP exposure and efficacy.

Research: Task-based fMRI experiments with typical sample sizes are only modestly replicable

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 19:00
Small sample sizes in studies using functional MRI to investigate brain connectivity and function are common in neuroscience, despite years of warnings that such studies likely lack sufficient statistical power.

Study: Immunization with beneficial bacteria can have long-lasting anti-inflammatory effects on the brain

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 18:51
Immunization with beneficial bacteria can have long-lasting anti-inflammatory effects on the brain, making it more resilient to the physical and behavioral effects of stress, according to new research by University of Colorado Boulder scientists.

Researchers transplant lab-grown neural cells in mice with spinal injuries to improve breathing

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 18:15
Researchers from Drexel University College of Medicine and the University of Texas at Austin improved respiratory function in rodents with spinal cord injuries after successfully transplanting a special class of neural cells, called V2a interneurons.

Targeting strategy may pave way for improved drug delivery to cancer cells

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 18:10
Bioengineers may be able to use the unique mechanical properties of diseased cells, such as metastatic cancer cells, to help improve delivery of drug treatments to the targeted cells, according to a team of researchers at Penn State.

Collaborative research team seeks to collapse a tiny pocket between cardiac cells

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 17:53
A collaborative research team is on a quest to collapse a tiny pocket between cardiac cells that can cause big problems. Called the perinexus, the structure spans only tenths of a millimeter -- all the space it needs to disrupt a person's heartbeat.

Human behavior and corporate culture may have impact on hygiene, food safety

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 17:51
Leadership and efficient communication in food companies have a large impact on hygiene and food safety, as proven by research at Ghent University.

AFA awards grant to Stony Brook Medicine to improve drug development for Alzheimer's disease

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 17:37
The Alzheimer's Foundation of America is awarding $206,184 over the next three years to Stony Brook Medicine to support an innovative Positron Emission Tomography imaging research project that will compare neurons from healthy controls and those with Alzheimer's disease in an effort to improve drug development.

Mobile health technology has potential to transform prevention, management of heart disease

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 17:29
Mobile health technology has the potential to transform the way we prevent and manage heart disease, but there are unanswered questions about how to optimize this technology and maintain engagement with patients, according to a review of randomized clinical trials published in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology.

Mucus appears to protect flu virus when it becomes airborne, shows study

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 17:22
Mucus and other airway secretions that are expelled when a person with the flu coughs or exhales appear to protect the virus when it becomes airborne, regardless of humidity levels, a creative experiment conducted by the University of Pittsburgh and Virginia Tech discovered.

Study finds high insurance denial rates for life-saving hepatitis C drugs in the U.S.

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 15:09
The number of insurance denials for life-saving hepatitis C drugs among patients with both private and public insurers remains high across the United States, researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania reported in a new study published in the journal Open Forum Infectious Diseases.

Web-based salt education program helps reduce salt intake among children

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 14:39
Consuming excessive salt during childhood is associated with cardiovascular health risk factors, yet the effectiveness of education- and behavior-based strategies to lower salt usage among children has not been fully researched.

Naturally occurring antibody can block inflammation in mice, finds study

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 14:37
Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine discovered that they can block inflammation in mice with a naturally occurring antibody that binds oxidized phospholipids, molecules on cell surfaces that get modified by inflammation.

Study finds impact of negative, positive social media experiences on depressive symptoms

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 14:34
Negative experiences on social media carry more weight than positive interactions when it comes to the likelihood of young adults reporting depressive symptoms, according to a new University of Pittsburgh analysis.

Prolonged stress can have adverse impact on sperm quality, study reveals

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 14:15
Prolonged stress, such as that experienced during military conflict, can have an adverse impact on sperm quality, according to a new study by researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) and Soroka University Medical Center in Beer-Sheva, Israel.

Machine learning approach can accurately detect lymphedema among breast cancer survivors

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 14:11
Machine learning using real-time symptom reports can accurately detect lymphedema, a distressing side effect of breast cancer treatment that is more easily treated when identified early, finds a new study led by NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing and published in the journal mHealth.

Two-drug combination provides more reliable, effective care for women suffering miscarriage

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 14:01
A combination of the drugs mifepristone and misoprostol can help bring closure to some women and their families suffering from miscarriage, and reduces the need for surgical intervention to complete the painful miscarriage process.

Researchers develop potential treatment for Parkinson’s disease

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 13:49
Researchers have shown that a form of vitamin B3 called nicotinamide riboside may offer a possible treatment for Parkinson’s disease.

Study examines practitioner views on twitter-based food borne illness reporting tool

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 13:17
Foodborne illness is a serious and preventable public health problem, affecting one in six Americans and costing an estimated $50 billion annually.