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Research reveals biological processes that underlie comorbidity between Alzheimer's disease and cancer

Tue, 07/04/2017 - 07:45
Patients with Alzheimer's disease have a higher risk of developing glioblastoma and a lower risk of lung cancer.

Male fish mutating into females - A toxicological fallout from remnants of human medicines in the ecosystems

Tue, 07/04/2017 - 07:38
According to lead researcher in the field of ecotoxicology, human medicines that end up in the ecosystem are causing mutations in the male fish that mutate them into females. Professor Charles Tyler, fish physiologist and eco-toxicologist from Exeter University, has warned that more and more scientists should work on the exact impact of these drugs and chemicals on nature and marine animals.

Study suggests link between concussion and increased risk of abnormal menstrual patterns

Mon, 07/03/2017 - 21:49
A study of nearly 130 girls and young women suggests concussion was associated with increased risk of having two or more abnormal menstrual bleeding patterns, according to an article published by JAMA Pediatrics.

Potentially harmful nanoparticles found to be present in infant formula products

Mon, 07/03/2017 - 19:27
The study commissioned by Friends of the Earth (FoE) has found that six out of six infant formula samples tested contained nanoparticles, which are believed by FoE to be harmful. However the potential health risks of nanoparticles are disputed by others, who claim there is insufficient evidence to support this.

Study reveals safety of patient-administered sedatives during mechanical ventilation

Mon, 07/03/2017 - 18:07
New research takes a novel approach to traditional, clinician-only sedative delivery, finding that select critically ill patients can safely self-administer sedatives to manage their anxiety during mechanical ventilation.

Researchers provide new tool for non-invasive detection of nuclear spins in molecules

Mon, 07/03/2017 - 17:50
Researchers at the University of Melbourne have demonstrated a way to detect nuclear spins in molecules non-invasively, providing a new tool for biotechnology and materials science.

Research identifies main factors that influence low birth weight in Nepal

Mon, 07/03/2017 - 16:49
According to research, 27% of all children born in Nepal have low birth weight and over three-quarters of the new born deaths in Nepal occur in these low birth weight babies.

New portable device can quickly find markers of sepsis from single drop of blood

Mon, 07/03/2017 - 16:29
A new portable device can quickly find markers of deadly, unpredictable sepsis infection from a single drop of blood.

Finnish mothers carry rare gene variants that protect them from pre-eclampsia, study finds

Mon, 07/03/2017 - 14:46
Researchers at the University of Helsinki, in cooperation with two research groups in the United States, have discovered that some Finnish mothers carry rare gene variants that protect them from pre-eclampsia, also known as toxaemia of pregnancy.

Researchers identify link between childhood psychiatric disorders and later risk of addictions

Mon, 07/03/2017 - 11:54
Children's health and well-being while growing up can be indicators of the potential health issues they may encounter years later.

Early radiosurgery could make big difference to lives of patients with trigeminal neuralgia

Mon, 07/03/2017 - 11:51
Doctors should consider radiosurgery earlier for patients with severe facial pain, according to a new study in the International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics (the "Red Journal") - the official journal of the American Society for Radiation Oncology.

Study: Increase in air pollution cuts victims' life expectancy by 9-11 years

Mon, 07/03/2017 - 11:44
One of the benefits to cutting fossil fuel consumption is lowering air pollution. A new study in the August issue of Ecological Indicators shows that, on average, an increase in pollution particles in the air of 10 micrograms per cubic meter cuts victims' life expectancy by 9-11 years - more than previously thought.

Novel technique to monitor nerve function could transform the way doctors perform surgeries

Mon, 07/03/2017 - 11:34
In a first-of-its-kind study, Mount Sinai researchers have discovered a novel technique to monitor laryngeal and vagus nerve function while patients are under anesthesia during otolaryngology and neurosurgery procedures.

Study reveals radiation therapy advantage for patients with right-sided colorectal tumors

Mon, 07/03/2017 - 11:17
For patients with colorectal cancer that has metastasized to the liver, having a primary tumor on the left side, as opposed to the right side of the colon, is known to be a significant advantage in terms of treatment response.