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Study unravels molecular mechanism behind autoimmune and inflammatory diseases

Tue, 03/17/2020 - 19:41
A study by the research team of Prof. Geert van Loo (VIB-UGent Center for Inflammation Research) has unraveled a critical molecular mechanism behind autoimmune and inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn's disease, and psoriasis.

Vitamin D increases chances of regaining mobility after hip fracture

Tue, 03/17/2020 - 17:35
Senior citizens who are not vitamin D deficient have a better chance of walking after hip fracture surgery, according to a Rutgers-led study.

Having gender-affirming IDs may improve mental health among transgender adults

Tue, 03/17/2020 - 08:09
Having gender-affirming documents, such as a passport, driver's license, or birth certificate, may improve mental health among transgender adults, according to findings published today in The Lancet Public Health from researchers at Drexel University's Dornsife School of Public Health.

Immunotherapy combination can shrink viral reservoir in HIV model

Tue, 03/17/2020 - 07:53
Stimulating immune cells with two cancer immunotherapies together can shrink the size of the viral "reservoir" in SIV-infected non-human primates treated with antiviral drugs, researchers have concluded.

Key antibiotic used for treating drug-resistant TB does not work as expected

Tue, 03/17/2020 - 07:09
Crick and Imperial researchers have found that a key antibiotic widely used to treat drug-resistant tuberculosis does not work as expected - a finding which could be used to develop new drugs.

Experts offer recommendations on radiology preparedness during COVID-19 crisis

Tue, 03/17/2020 - 07:01
Today, the journal Radiology published the policies and recommendations of a panel of experts on radiology preparedness during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) public health crisis.

Researchers solve the riddle of superbug toxin damage to gut

Tue, 03/17/2020 - 06:55
A powerful Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute (BDI) collaboration has revealed that a bacterial superbug can prevent stem cells in the gut from carrying out their vital role of regenerating the inner lining of the intestine.

Anesthesia standards for coronavirus-infected patients requiring emergency surgery

Tue, 03/17/2020 - 06:50
Physicians describe the standardized procedure of surgical anesthesia for patients with COVID-19 infection requiring emergency surgery to minimize the risk of virus spread and reduce lung injury in a Letter to the Editor published in Surgical Infections, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. publishers.

Study examines e-cigarette use by women during preconception and/or pregnancy

Tue, 03/17/2020 - 06:44
A new study of 1,365 racially/ethnically diverse, low-income pregnant women found that 4% reported e-cigarette use.

Breast milk may help protect preemies from developing sepsis

Tue, 03/17/2020 - 06:39
A component of breast milk may help protect premature babies from developing sepsis, a fast-moving, life-threatening condition triggered by infection.

Accurate diagnosis of appendicitis in the emergency department may be more challenging

Tue, 03/17/2020 - 06:24
While symptoms of appendicitis may be common, a new study suggests that accurately diagnosing the condition in the emergency department may be more challenging.

Eating fish 1-3 times a week in pregnancy beneficial for the child

Tue, 03/17/2020 - 06:16
Pregnancy is a time when the mother’s diet becomes essential not only for reasons of proper nutrition but to avoid harm to or enhance the development of the child. Now a new study published in the journal JAMA Network Open in March 2020 shows that mothers who ate one to three servings of fish a week while they were pregnant gave birth to children with a better metabolic profile compared to those mothers who ate little or no fish at this time.

Young adults vape without knowing what's in their e-cigarettes

Tue, 03/17/2020 - 05:50
A new study shows that young adults often use e-cigarettes without being aware of what is in them or which brand they are using. The study, published online in March 2020 in the Journal of Adolescent Health, raises concerns about the labeling and regulation of vaping products.

'Natural killer' cells could help stop progression of Parkinson's disease

Tue, 03/17/2020 - 01:38
Researchers at the University of Georgia's Regenerative Bioscience Center and their colleagues have found that "natural killer" white blood cells could guard against the cascade of cellular changes that lead to Parkinson's disease and help stop its progression.

Undetected cases largely responsible for rapid spread coronavirus outbreak

Tue, 03/17/2020 - 00:27
Undetected cases, many of which were likely not severely symptomatic, were largely responsible for the rapid spread of the COVID-19 outbreak in China, according to new research by scientists at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.

Review finds fear as major factor behind people’s reluctance to participate in clinical research

Tue, 03/17/2020 - 00:05
Fear is a major factor behind people's reluctance to take part in clinical research, such as trials to test new medicines and treatments, a global review has found.

Most New York State residents feel not at risk of contracting coronavirus

Mon, 03/16/2020 - 23:19
A new CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy (CUNY SPH) survey released today found that 60% of New York State residents believe their chances of contracting the novel Coronavirus are low or very low.

Fish consumption during pregnancy associated with improved metabolic health of children

Mon, 03/16/2020 - 23:02
To eat or not to eat fish is a question that has long concerned pregnant women. Now, a new USC study shows that children whose mothers ate fish from one to three times a week during pregnancy were more likely to have a better metabolic profile -- despite the risk of exposure to mercury -- than children whose mothers ate fish rarely (less than once a week).

Researchers discover a new mechanism of long-lasting pain relief

Mon, 03/16/2020 - 22:53
A group of researchers from Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin has discovered a new mechanism of long-lasting pain relief.

Family member deportation increases risk of suicidal thoughts among Latino adolescents

Mon, 03/16/2020 - 22:39
Latino/a adolescents with a family member who was detained or deported beginning as early as 2017 were at high risk of suicidal thoughts, early alcohol use, and risky behaviors that can lead to school failure and chronic health problems.