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U.S. chain restaurants not improving nutritional quality of children's menus, study finds

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 13:22
U.S. chain restaurants participating in a National Restaurant Association initiative to improve the nutritional quality of their children's menus have made no significant changes compared with restaurants not participating in the program, according to a new study led by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Scientist receives $2.7 million DoD grant for research on veterans with chronic TBI

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 13:18
A researcher from the Center for BrainHealth at UT Dallas has been awarded a $2.7 million grant from the Department of Defense under the Joint Warfighter Medical Research Program.

Scientists identify molecular pathway in the brain that may help find better treatments for dementia

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 13:00
Rutgers University scientists have discovered a molecular pathway in the brain that may help provide answers to long-term memory problems in the elderly and aid researchers in identifying drug-based therapies to prevent dementia.

Risky opioid prescribing rates drop after new VA initiative, study finds

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 12:38
Fewer veterans received prescriptions for risky dosages of opioid painkillers after a national initiative took aim at reducing high doses and potentially dangerous drug combinations, a new study finds.

Researchers provide insights into how phages exhibit high level of precision in cell destruction

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 12:27
Phage therapy, which exploits the ability of certain viruses to infect and replicate within bacteria, shows promise for treating antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections.

IMF lending conditions impede West Africa's progress towards achieving universal health coverage

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 12:15
A new study suggests that lending conditions imposed by the International Monetary Fund in West Africa squeeze "fiscal space" in nations such as Sierra Leone - preventing government investment in health systems and, in some cases, contributing to an exodus of medical talent from countries that need it most.

Princeton University researchers find disparity in hospital admission rates for publicly insured children

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 12:09
Hospitals are less likely to admit children covered by public insurance such as Medicaid than privately insured children with similar symptoms, especially when hospitals beds are scarce.

Surveillance machinery in cells recognizes and destroys defective genetic material, research shows

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 11:35
New research out of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine describes a mechanism by which an essential quality control system in cells identifies and destroys faulty genetic material. The findings were published online December 23 in Nature Communications.

Antibiotics targeting brain’s inflammatory response may exacerbate cognitive deficits in children

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 11:26
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is one of the leading causes of disability and death in infants and children in the United States, with more than half a million affected annually, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

'Dementia gene' may offer protection against cognitive decline linked to parasitic diseases

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 11:13
New research published online in The FASEB Journal, suggests that carriers of the Apolipoprotein E4 allele, which is the single strongest genetic predictor of Alzheimer's disease and is associated with cognitive decline and cardiovascular disease, may have a reduced risk of cognitive decline associated with parasitic diseases.

MGH researchers identify gene mutations linked to rare congenital condition involving lack of nose

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 11:05
Researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital led a large, international research team that has identified gene mutations associated with a rare congenital condition involving the absence of a nose and often accompanied by defects involving the eye and reproductive systems.

Researchers develop performance measures to help hospitals improve warfarin management in patients

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 10:53
New performance measures have been developed for patients on warfarin that may save lives and money.

Researchers develop new imaging and catheterization technique to treat adults with lymphatic plastic bronchitis

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 09:28
Researchers who developed a safe and effective procedure to remove thick clogs in children's airways are now reporting similar success in adult patients. In this rare condition, called plastic bronchitis, patients develop thick, caulk-like casts that form in the branching paths of their airways.

Air pollution exposure and sedentary lifestyle pose serious health threats to children in China

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 09:20
Children and adolescents in mainland China are facing two serious and conflicting public health threats: ongoing exposure to air pollution and an increasingly sedentary lifestyle with little regular physical activity outside school.

Mayo Clinic scientists identify key molecule that helps protect the central nervous system against sepsis

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 09:12
No effective therapy exists today for sepsis, an inflammatory storm that afflicts about 3 million Americans a year - killing up to half.

Study may help clinicians predict outcome of common bariatric surgery

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 09:03
New findings published online in The FASEB Journal, may one day help clinicians predict the outcome of roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery.

Archaeologist discovers 800-year-old genomes from bacterial infection in Byzantine skeleton

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 08:57
Eight hundred years ago, in a hardscrabble farming community on the outskirts of what was once one of the fabled cities of the ancient world, Troy, a 30-year-old woman was laid to rest in a stone-lined grave.

Antioxidant may prevent development of NAFLD in offspring of obese mothers

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 08:47
In new research published online in The FASEB Journal, scientists show that the antioxidant pyrroloquinoline quinone may prevent the development of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in offspring.

Americans have shifted to self-directed programs for long-term care

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 08:44
The provision of long-term care in the U.S. has shifted from what was once a predominantly institutionally based system of care to one in which recipients can increasingly receive a range of both medical and supportive services at home and in the community, according to the latest edition of The Gerontological Society of America's Public Policy & Aging Report.

Researcher raises concern on young people assuming large responsibility in working life

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 08:22
Young people in working life see themselves as solo players responsible for maintaining their own work ability. They regard themselves as holding the ball when the job requires new knowledge and motivation, according to research from the Sahlgrenska Academy.