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New findings suggest opportunity to focus on safe opioid use and disposal among older adults

Mon, 07/30/2018 - 19:10
Nearly a third of older adults have received a prescription for an opioid pain medicine in the past two years, but many of them didn't get enough counseling about the risks that come with the potent painkillers, how to reduce their use, when to switch to a non-opioid option, or what to do with leftover pills, a new poll finds.

Researchers discover various mechanisms of resistance to cancer therapy

Mon, 07/30/2018 - 18:38
An international research team under the co-direction of the University of Bern and the Netherlands Cancer Institute has discovered various mechanisms of resistance to cancer therapy. The findings help researchers to understand the self-repair of cancer cells after a therapy and thus help to fight resistant tumours more efficiently.

New technology can help people with hearing loss better understand speech

Mon, 07/30/2018 - 18:29
Future hearing aid users will be able to target their listening more accurately thanks to new Danish technology. A researcher from Aalborg University uses machine learning to teach a computer programme how to remove unwanted noise and enhance speech.

Being overweight may set the stage for heart disease later in life

Mon, 07/30/2018 - 17:46
Even as a young adult, being overweight may cause higher blood pressure and thicken heart muscle, setting the stage for heart disease later in life, according to new research in the American Heart Association's journal Circulation.

New device uses single drop of blood to diagnose mild traumatic brain injury

Mon, 07/30/2018 - 15:06
Every year in Europe, three million people are admitted into hospitals for suspected mild traumatic brain injury cases. Yet 90% of these patients will be able to return home safely, as no trauma has been detected.

Study finds tick bite meat allergy as most common cause of anaphylaxis

Mon, 07/30/2018 - 14:42
An increase in the Lone Star tick population since 2006, and the ability to recognize the ticks as the source of "alpha gal" allergy to red meat has meant significantly more cases of anaphylaxis being properly identified.

Football training helps improve bone health in 55-70-year-olds with prediabetes

Sun, 07/29/2018 - 06:40
Football scores from all angles for untrained middle-aged and elderly women and men with prediabetes. This is the conclusion from a study carried out in the Faroe Islands by football researchers and physiologists from the Department of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics at the University of Southern Denmark and the University of the Faroe Islands.

New study provides insight into how stimulant treatments for ADHD work

Sun, 07/29/2018 - 06:29
Stimulant medications are an effective treatment for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. In the classroom, parents and teachers say that medications like methylphenidate can reduce symptoms and improve behavior.

QUT researchers conclude that men do suffer from Postcoital Dysphoria

Sat, 07/28/2018 - 18:14
A world-first study by QUT researchers concludes men can and do suffer from Postcoital Dysphoria which results in feelings of sadness, tearfulness or irritability following sex.

Patients who underwent blood, marrow transplants may be at high risk of premature death

Sat, 07/28/2018 - 18:02
While blood and marrow transplants can save the life of a pediatric cancer patient, research out of the University of Alabama at Birmingham found that those patients may be at an increased risk of premature death even years or decades after the procedure as compared with the general population.

Major genome science study offers insights into cardiac electrical diseases

Sat, 07/28/2018 - 17:36
New knowledge about biological processes related to the heart's electrical activity has been gained through a major genome science study. The research had the largest sample size ever of a project of this type.

Researchers use magnetic surgical cement for spinal fractures and targeted drug delivery

Sat, 07/28/2018 - 17:35
Patients with spinal fractures caused by tumors or osteoporosis usually undergo a procedure called kyphoplasty, where the fracture is filled with surgical cement.

Drug that treats diabetes found to exert powerful check on macrophages in controlling inflammation

Sat, 07/28/2018 - 17:33
When tissue is damaged, one of the body's first inflammatory immune-system responders are macrophages, cells which are commonly thought of as "construction workers" that clear away damaged tissue debris and initiate repair.

Discovery opens up new ways to tackle growing threat of untreatable gonorrhea

Sat, 07/28/2018 - 08:41
Good news in the battle against the growing threat of drug-resistant “super gonorrhea”: Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and their collaborators in the United Kingdom have discovered a new way that the bacteria that cause gonorrhea resist the body’s immune defenses.

New study aims to develop nucleoside therapy as treatment for mitochondrial depletion syndromes

Sat, 07/28/2018 - 08:40
Hundreds of types of mitochondrial disease affect up to 38 million people worldwide, yet there are very few effective treatments, forcing patients and doctors to rely on symptom management to battle the serious and potentially fatal genetic disorder that starves the body’s cells of energy.

Survey: Blood cancers still take longer time for diagnosis than other types of cancer

Sat, 07/28/2018 - 08:36
A survey of patients treated for cancer on the NHS in England shows that blood cancers are still taking longer to be diagnosed than other types of cancer.

Researchers investigate reason for increase in bariatric surgery wait times

Sat, 07/28/2018 - 01:18
Diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol and borderline high blood pressure, Dana Hayes pursued bariatric surgery in hopes of living a healthier life.

Pairing online patient dashboard with 'nudges' to doctors triples statin prescribing rates

Sat, 07/28/2018 - 01:04
Pairing an online patient dashboard with "nudges" to doctors tripled statin prescribing rates in a clinical trial led by Penn Medicine researchers.

New study analyzes dense breast notification and insurance legislation

Sat, 07/28/2018 - 00:56
Increased awareness of breast tissue density masking cancer and thus decreasing the diagnostic sensitivity of mammography has brought about relevant state-level policies.

LYVE-1 protein on macrophages found to be key to artery health

Sat, 07/28/2018 - 00:52
Arteries such as the aorta actively transport oxygenated blood, nutrients and cells throughout the body to keep our tissues functioning normally. Damage to the arteries can result in life-threatening cardiovascular diseases.