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Being around dogs from early age may lessen chance of developing schizophrenia as adult

Wed, 12/18/2019 - 23:12
Ever since humans domesticated the dog, the faithful, obedient and protective animal has provided its owner with companionship and emotional well-being. Now, a study from Johns Hopkins Medicine suggests that being around "man's best friend" from an early age may have a health benefit as well -- lessening the chance of developing schizophrenia as an adult.

Traffic-related air pollution increases risk of hypertension in pregnant woman

Wed, 12/18/2019 - 22:58
A new report from the National Toxicology Program (NTP) suggests that traffic-related air pollution increases a pregnant woman's risk for dangerous increases in blood pressure, known as hypertension.

Aarhus University professor receives grant to develop a new form of cell therapy

Wed, 12/18/2019 - 22:44
Associate Professor Menglin Chen has received a major grant from the Carlsberg Foundation to develop a completely new method of regenerating brain and heart cells.

Study: People living in more deprived areas have greatest risk of hospitalization

Wed, 12/18/2019 - 22:31
People who live in areas of higher than average deprivation are more likely to be admitted to hospital and to spend longer in hospital, according to new research from the University of Cambridge.

Scientists evaluate HIV/AIDS, diabetes and organ transplant drugs as possible therapies for Alzheimer's

Wed, 12/18/2019 - 22:08
More than ever before, Alzheimer's researchers understand that a variety of approaches will be needed - most likely used in combination - for effective treatment of the disease.

High lipoprotein(A) levels in people with type 1 diabetes add to elevated risk of cardiovascular disease

Wed, 12/18/2019 - 21:47
High blood levels of the lipid lipoprotein(a) in people with type 1 diabetes add to the already elevated risk of developing cardiovascular disease, researchers from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden report in a paper published in the prestigious journal Diabetes Care.

Animal-assisted therapy could have substantial impact on people's health but more research is needed

Wed, 12/18/2019 - 21:18
The impact of animal-assisted interventions for both patients and health services could be substantial, but more rigorous research is needed, says Dr Elena Ratschen and Professor Trevor Sheldon from the University of York.

Concussion among college students more likely off sports field than on

Wed, 12/18/2019 - 21:10
Concussion rates among college students are higher than previously thought and are more likely to happen off the sports field.

Pregnant women living with HIV may not receive the recommended treatment

Wed, 12/18/2019 - 21:05
Pregnant women with HIV may not receive medications that are in line with current recommendations, according to a recent study.

New analysis finds link between air pollution and depression, suicide risk

Wed, 12/18/2019 - 21:05
People exposed to higher levels of air pollution are more likely to experience depression or die by suicide, finds a new analysis led by UCL.

Pregnant teens have higher rates of depression and substance use

Wed, 12/18/2019 - 20:30
Researchers from Lawson Health Research Institute and Brescia University College found that teenage pregnant women are more likely to live in poverty, have poorer mental health and have higher rates of substance use.

Yale researchers identify cellular chicanery that jumpstarts cancer

Wed, 12/18/2019 - 20:11
The progression of cancer has been studied extensively, and the key steps in this journey have been well mapped, at least in some solid tumors: Lesions to genes that confer risk of cancer accumulate and alter normal cell behaviors, giving rise, scientists believe, to early stage cancer cells that eventually swamp normal cells and become deadly.

Study finds air pollution increases suicide risk and depression

Wed, 12/18/2019 - 19:29
Cutting air pollution could significantly reduce global rates of depression, a new study finds.

CRC screening rates doubled among people below 50 after release of updated ACS guidelines

Wed, 12/18/2019 - 19:23
Recent colorectal cancer screening rates more than doubled among people ages 45 to 49 in the months after the release of updated American Cancer Society guidelines recommending screening in that age group, according to a new study.

Harmful alcohol consumption pattern may damage heart tissue

Wed, 12/18/2019 - 18:22
A pattern of harmful alcohol consumption, or heavy drinking, increases level of blood biomarkers indicating heart tissue damage, according to new research published today in the Journal of the American Heart Association, the open access journal of the American Heart Association.