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Study reveals how abdominal fat could increase cancer risk

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 06:06
It's been well established that obesity is a contributor to cancer risk, but how it actually causes cancer is still a question that hasn't been fully explained.

Researchers aim to develop dynamic therapeutics for combating antiviral drug resistance

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 05:58
Antiviral drug resistance has long been a problem in modern society. As viruses evolve, they develop resistance to antiviral drugs, which become less effective at treating diseases such as influenza.

LGB older adults found to be in poorer health than heterosexuals

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 00:06
Lesbian and bisexual older women are more likely than heterosexual older women to suffer chronic health conditions, experience sleep problems and drink excessively, a new University of Washington study finds.

Almost every fourth hospital patient suffers from diabetes, study finds

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 23:57
One in four patients in a university hospital suffers from diabetes (22 percent), and again as many suffer from prediabetes (24 percent).

ARDS survivors often leave hospital ICU with prolonged post-intensive care syndrome

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 22:53
Patients who survive acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) often leave a hospital intensive care unit with debilitating mental, physical, or cognitive problems that may limit their quality of life.

Study finds no link between exercise in mid-life and cognitive fitness in later years

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 22:37
A study led by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health researchers that tracked activity levels of 646 adults over 30 years found that, contrary to previous research, exercise in mid-life was not linked to cognitive fitness in later years.

Acid-sensing receptor may have significant relevance to physiological response in panic disorder

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 22:36
Panic disorder is a syndrome characterized by spontaneous and recurrent episodes of incapacitating anxiety. It typically emerges during adolescence or early adulthood and can take an exhausting emotional and physical toll on the body.

Study finds that 21% of mothers do not disclose PPMD symptoms to healthcare providers

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 22:22
A recent study from North Carolina State University finds that 21 percent of recent mothers experiencing postpartum mood disorders (PPMDs), such as anxiety and depression, do not disclose their symptoms to healthcare providers.

Rare transition metal can simplify design and preparation of antibody therapies

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 22:12
Rice University scientists have developed a method to efficiently modify natural antibodies that can deliver drugs to target cells. Adding a little extra metal is the key.

Study may lead to new therapy options for treatment resistant, relapsed endometrial cancer

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 21:49
A team of Cleveland Clinic researchers have discovered a key pathway that leads to recurrence and treatment resistance in endometrial cancer, providing the potential for much needed new therapies for women with limited options.

Bacterial infections may trigger dysregulation of blood formation

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 21:26
It has been thought that only immune cells would act as the line of defense during bacterial infection. However, recent research has revealed that hematopoietic stem cells, cells that create all other blood cells throughout an individual's lifetime, are also able to respond to the infection.

Popular high-intensity interval training leads to endorphin release in the brain

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 21:07
Finnish researchers at the University of Turku have revealed that exercise-induced endorphin release in the brain depends on the intensity of the exercise. Endorphin release induced by exercise may be an important mechanism which affects exercise motivation and maintenance of regular physical activity.

London Freemasons award grant to medical charity to support scientists looking to cure brain tumors

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 20:16
Pioneering charity Brain Tumour Research has been awarded a £150,000 grant over three years by London Freemasons.