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Change in type of breathing tube used for resuscitation can improve odds of survival

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 12:04
A new study showed that a change in the type of breathing tube paramedics use to resuscitate patients with sudden cardiac arrest can significantly improve the odds of survival and save thousands of lives.

New parental training program improves toddlers' reactions to mildly stressful situations

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 11:57
A parental training program for families referred to Child Protective Services improved toddlers' unconscious reactions to mildly stressful situations, as well as improving parents' behavior, according to a new study by researchers at the University of California, Davis and the University of Washington.

The connection between brain anatomy, genes and obesity

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 11:53
Clinicians should consider how the way we think can make us vulnerable to obesity, and how obesity is genetically intertwined with brain structure and mental performance, according to new research.

Cardiac arrest patients resuscitated with new breathing tube more likely to survive, finds study

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 11:47
When paramedics resuscitated cardiac arrest patients with a new type of breathing tube, their patients were more likely to survive, according to a University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston-led study in today's JAMA.

Study shows that clinical diagnosis is not best predictor of avoidable hospitalization

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 11:42
The care of long-term nursing home patients can be fragmented by hospitalizations and re-hospitalizations, which are especially burdensome for frail older adults.

Researchers develop better options to treat peripheral artery disease

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 11:31
Cristina Sabliov, LSU Biological and Agricultural Engineering professor, and Tammy Dugas, professor in the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine's Department of Comparative Biomedical Sciences, have joined forces to fight peripheral artery disease, or PAD, an ailment affecting 8 million Americans.

Brief yet acute stressors have lasting effects, study finds

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 11:22
Little is known about how brief yet acute stressors – such as war, natural disasters and terror attacks – affect those exposed to them, though human experience suggests they have long-term impacts.

New mathematical model helps understand transmission of drug-resistant malarial parasites

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 11:17
A new mathematical model for malaria shows how competition between parasite strains within a human host reduces the odds of drug resistance developing in a high-transmission setting.

New approach to assess kidney tumors could prevent patients from undergoing unnecessary surgery

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 11:13
A research team from Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center has discovered a way to use computed tomography imaging to assess kidney tumors that test positive for the biomarker CD117 and accurately determine before surgery, whether the tumor is benign or malignant.

Beaumont study shows significant heart health benefits with regular moderate exercise

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 11:05
A new Beaumont Health study featured in the July issue of "Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise," the official journal of the American College of Sports Medicine, has found that middle-aged and older women who exercise moderately to vigorously, three times a week for at least 30 minutes, were able to significantly reduce cardiac risk factors in just six months.

Scientists build model that predicts how temperature affects spread of Ross River virus

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 10:57
Scientists have built a model that predicts how temperature affects the spread of Ross River virus, a common mosquito-borne virus in Australia, according to a report in the journal eLife.

Crowdsourcing campaigns improve HIV testing in China, study finds

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 10:54
Approximately 14 million people living with HIV worldwide have yet to be tested, impacting the effectiveness of HIV treatment and prevention programs.

Researchers identify neutrophil progenitor in the bone marrow of mice and humans

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 10:29
Neutrophils-;short-lived, highly mobile and versatile-;outnumber all other immune cells circulating through the blood stream.

New wearable sensor helps patients with bipolar disorder safely monitor lithium levels

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 10:26
Patients living with bipolar disorder and depression will soon be able to use a unique wearable sensor to safely monitor their lithium drug levels.

Scientists reveal how immune system strives to protect the lungs of infants with flu

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 10:20
The immune system appears to put a premium on maintaining lung function in infants infected with the influenza virus by mounting a rapid response to repair damaged cells, according to research led by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The findings appear today in the scientific journal Immunity.

Study examines young adults' perceptions of complete and fragmentary blackouts

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 10:14
Blackouts refer to partial or complete memory loss of events that occur while individuals are drinking. These individuals maintain consciousness during the event and may even be able to engage in complex behaviors such as conversing or driving.

Cannabis use and mental illness link found

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 09:38
A large new study has found that people with mental ailments such as schizophrenia are more genetically inclined to use cannabis.

New breathing tube for treating out-of-hospital cardiac arrest could save more lives

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 08:47
A study comparing two breathing tubes used by paramedics during out-of-hospital cardiac arrest shows that the King laryngeal tube was superior to the more commonly used endotracheal tube.