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Researchers use new imaging technique to produce digital reconstruction of eye tissues

Thu, 12/03/2020 - 10:14
A new study by scientists at the University of Southampton has made a breakthrough that could help the search for treatments against age related sight loss.

Study links declines in working-class jobs to suicide, deaths of despair

Thu, 12/03/2020 - 07:57
Declines in blue-collar jobs may have left some working-class men frustrated by unmet job expectations and more likely to suffer an early death by suicide or drug poisoning, according to a study led by sociologists at The University of Texas at Austin.

Chronic kidney disease strongly associated with COVID-related hospitalization

Thu, 12/03/2020 - 07:52
An analysis of Geisinger's electronic health records has revealed chronic kidney disease to be the leading risk factor for hospitalization from COVID-19.

Circadian gene mutation increases increases drug-taking behaviors in mice

Thu, 12/03/2020 - 07:49
A mutation in the gene regulating circadian rhythms increases self-administration of cocaine in mice, University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences researchers found in a paper published today in the Journal of Neuroscience.

Testing intensity has greatest influence on COVID-19 transmission

Thu, 12/03/2020 - 07:34
Lacking vaccines, countries have relied on multiple non-pharmaceutical interventions to control COVID-19 transmission.

Carrot-based Japanese herbal medicine may improve muscle complications associated with COPD

Thu, 12/03/2020 - 07:08
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a lung disease caused by long-term inhalation of harmful gases such as cigarette smoke.

New insight into role of autophagy in controlling SARS-CoV-2 infection

Thu, 12/03/2020 - 06:53
A team of researchers at the University of Manitoba in Canada said that nanoparticle targeting of autophagy at the sites could be a potent tool to effectively overcome COVID-19 while preventing the common adverse effects of the drug.

Immune system differences, better blood vessel health could protect children from severe COVID-19

Thu, 12/03/2020 - 06:44
Differences in the immune systems and better blood vessel health were among the factors protecting children from severe COVID-19, according to a new review.

CDC to reduce quarantine period from 14 days to 7 to 10 days

Thu, 12/03/2020 - 06:40
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), along with other health agencies such as the World Health Organization (WHO), recommend that people who may have been in close contact with a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) case should undergo quarantine for 14 days.

Study finds link between brain’s network connections and epilepsy-related atrophy

Thu, 12/03/2020 - 06:32
An international study has found a link between the brain's network connections and grey matter atrophy caused by certain types of epilepsy, a major step forward in our understanding of the disease.

Combination of exercise and mindfulness training can help alleviate fatigue in cancer survivors

Thu, 12/03/2020 - 06:20
Researchers at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign have found that a combination of exercise and mindfulness training can help reduce fatigue in breast cancer survivors.

Surprising discovery reveals new target for aggressive lung adenocarcinoma

Thu, 12/03/2020 - 06:15
Targeted therapies are currently available for about one-third of people with lung adenocarcinoma, the most common kind of lung cancer.

Atrial fibrillation patients should avoid heavy alcohol consumption, warns study

Thu, 12/03/2020 - 06:08
Fourteen drinks a week is linked with a higher risk of health problems including stroke and embolism in patients with atrial fibrillation, according to research published in EP Europace, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology.

Brexit offers opportunities to strengthen UK's tobacco control measures

Thu, 12/03/2020 - 06:05
Brexit offers the UK opportunities to strengthen its world-leading tobacco control measures, by creating greater flexibility to respond to industry action and market developments, according to new research from the University of Bath.

Emergence of new zoonotic infections like SARS-CoV-2 is inevitable

Thu, 12/03/2020 - 05:58
A team of researchers at the ICAR-Indian Veterinary Research Institute explored the role of animals, the veterinary, and associated zoonotic links of SARS-CoV-2 and prevention and control strategies based on 'One Health' approaches. The research is published in the journal Veterinary Quarterly.

The UK approves Pfizer vaccine for December 2020 roll out

Thu, 12/03/2020 - 05:47
The UK approves Pfizer vaccine and schedules phased vaccination process, commencing December 2020.

Physical activity could mitigate some of the menopause symptoms

Thu, 12/03/2020 - 05:45
Women being treated for cancer often experience menopause quite suddenly with common symptoms, such as hot flashes, amplified more than had menopause occurred naturally.

Study finds disparity in telemedicine use during the pandemic among head and neck cancer patients

Thu, 12/03/2020 - 05:42
The use of telemedicine services has shown to be exceptionally effective in meeting the health care needs of patients throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Brown researchers receive federal grant to track adverse impacts of vaccines in elderly residents

Thu, 12/03/2020 - 05:35
As the U.S. moves toward the highly anticipated approval of the first COVID-19 vaccines, residents of nursing homes and other long-term care facilities are likely to join health care workers as groups who will be among the earliest vaccine recipients in most states.

Personality growth in young adulthood provides real-world career benefits

Thu, 12/03/2020 - 05:29
Data analysis of a 12-year longitudinal study examining the importance of personality changes during young adulthood indicates personality growth has real-world career benefits.