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Discovery of potential biomarker for Huntington's disease may help postpone disease onset

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 23:29
A new discovery of a potential biomarker for Huntington's disease (HD) could mean a more effective way of evaluating the effectiveness of treatments for this neurological disease.

Study shows that modified baby formula does not prevent type 1 diabetes in kids

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 23:14
The long-awaited results from the first large international trial to try to prevent type 1 diabetes shows that modified baby formula in which cow's milk proteins have been split does not prevent type 1 diabetes in children with genetic risk factors for the condition, according to researchers at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, the coordinating center for the U.S. arm of the study.

Arterial stiffness improves with high doses of vitamin D supplementation, study finds

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 23:05
In just four months, high-doses of vitamin D reduce arterial stiffness in young, overweight/obese, vitamin-deficient, but otherwise still healthy African-Americans, researchers say.

New study explores role of sexuality in long-term outcome of eating disorders

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 22:47
A new study published in the current issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics explores the role of sexuality in the long-term outcome of anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa.

Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy found to be effective in reducing tinnitus severity

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 22:45
A randomized controlled trial published in the current issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics discloses the effectiveness of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy as a treatment for chronic tinnitus.

Suicidal ideations, attempts linked to opioid use and pain sensitivity in elderly

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 22:41
A new study published in the current issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics suggests that suicidal ideations and suicide attempts are linked to opioid use and pain sensitivity in the elderly.

Macrophages play major role in helping early breast cancer cells spread even before tumor develops

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 22:36
Mount Sinai researchers have discovered that normal immune cells called macrophages, which reside in healthy breast tissue surrounding milk ducts, play a major role in helping early breast cancer cells leave the breast for other parts of the body, potentially creating metastasis before a tumor has even developed, according to a study published in Nature Communications.

Research reveals how fiber in the diet contributes to colonic health

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 22:00
If you are concerned about your health, you should also think about what your gut bacteria consume. Dietary fiber is a key source for their nutrition.

Food cues make health warnings on eating choices ineffective

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 17:14
Obesity has become a major health issue due to the current 'obesogenic' environment in which unhealthy food is both easy and cheap to purchase.

Diabetes drug holds promise of being developed into new treatment for Alzheimer's

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 12:25
A drug developed for diabetes could be used to treat Alzheimer's after scientists found it "significantly reversed memory loss" in mice through a triple method of action.

Experts report new guidelines for clinical trial design in patients with brain metastases

Sat, 12/30/2017 - 12:06
Clinical trials of new anti-cancer therapies have often excluded patients whose disease has spread to the brain or central nervous system (CNS) or, if such patients were allowed on trial, trials have often failed to clearly capture information on the drug's effect in the brain.

Researchers propose different approach to beat antibiotic-resistant superbugs

Sat, 12/30/2017 - 11:45
Got a sore throat? The doctor may write a quick prescription for penicillin or amoxicillin, and with the stroke of a pen help diminish public health and your own future health by helping bacteria evolve resistance to antibiotics.

Quitting smoking found to be one of the toughest New Year's resolutions

Sat, 12/30/2017 - 10:51
Most New Year's resolutions fail. A study, from the United Kingdom's Royal Society of Public Health, found that that "quitting smoking is the most difficult resolution to keep.

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