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Study finds substantial variation in cardiovascular risk across India

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 14:44
The average 10-year risk of developing cardiovascular disease varies widely among India’s states, ranging from 13.2% to 19.5%, with substantial variation across socio-demographic groups according to a study published this week in PLOS Medicine by Pascal Geldsetzer and Rifat Atun of Harvard University, and colleagues.

Weight loss helps reverse effects of atrial fibrillation in obese people

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 14:05
Australian research shows for the first time that obese people who are suffering from atrial fibrillation can reduce or reverse the effects of the condition by losing weight.

Kidney donation among carefully-selected older adults poses minimal risks

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 13:50
With increasing organ demand, living kidney donation from older donors has become more common. A new Clinical Transplantation study indicates that kidney donation among carefully-selected adults over 60 years of age poses minimal perioperative risks and no added risk of long-term kidney failure.

Study links annual haze with increased hospitalizations for respiratory problems

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 13:33
For more than a decade, Southeast Asia has faced annual haze due to a combination of human activity, natural fires, and climatic factors. A new study published in Respirology reveals that the annual haze is associated with increased hospital admissions for respiratory problems.

Study opens new window into cellular events that occur in the brain during absence seizures

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 13:17
At first, the teacher described her six-year-old student as absentminded, a daydreamer. The boy was having difficulty paying attention in class. As the teacher watched the boy closely, she realized that he was not daydreaming. He often blanked out for a few seconds and wouldn't respond when she called his name. On occasion, he would blink a lot and his eyes would roll up.

Alcohol and marijuana use linked to heightened risk of condomless sex in young adults

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 13:13
Young persons who use alcohol and/or marijuana experience heightened likelihood of condomless sex, according to a new study published in The American Journal on Addictions. This increased likelihood was greater for women than for men on days with alcohol or marijuana use, each alone but especially when combined.

Study: Effects of atrial fibrillation can be reduced or reversed by losing weight

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 13:11
Australian research shows for the first time that obese people who are suffering from atrial fibrillation can reduce or reverse the effects of the condition by losing weight.

Study identifies factors that contribute to vaginal dryness

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 13:09
It's a common problem that only gets worse during the menopause transition; yet, no one wants to talk about it, and even fewer women are doing anything to correct it.

New study sheds light on role of vitamin D in healthy pregnancy

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 13:08
For a pregnancy to proceed to term, early modulation of the immunologic response is required to induce tolerance to the fetus.

Study explores current understanding of human physiology, pathology, trauma and surgery in space

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 13:07
With renewed public interest in manned space exploration comes the potential need to diagnose and treat medical issues encountered by future space travellers.

Targeting cells involved in blood vessel formation could hinder brain tumor growth

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 13:04
A type of highly malignant brain tumor contains a large number of cells involved in the formation of new blood vessels, helping it proliferate and spread.

Parent-Child Interaction Therapy can reduce depression rates in children

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 12:58
Children as young as 3 can be clinically depressed, and often that depression recurs as kids get older and go to school.

Study points to dangers of feeding non-dairy drink to infants

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 12:53
A brief report published in Acta Paediatrica points to the dangers of replacing breast milk or infant formula with a non-dairy drink before one year of age.

Circulating bone turnover markers not linked to hip fracture risk, shows study

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 12:48
The evidence that circulating levels of markers of bone turnover correlate with hip fracture risk among postmenopausal women is limited.

Religious involvement has no significant effect on misuse of prescription opioids, study finds

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 11:11
Does going to church help people avoid struggles with opioid abuse? New research from Florida State University says no.

Monash study reveals why older people have reduced immune responses to cancer therapy

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 09:54
It's called the Silver Tsunami - the increased incidence of cancer with aging, combined with the rapidly aging population means that the Australian health system needs to prepare for an onslaught of cancer diagnoses.

Scientists identify novel genes linked with infantile forms of schizophrenia

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 09:04
Scientists at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital and McGill University have identified novel genes associated with a specific form of schizophrenia.

Lifestyle intervention could normalize unhealthy behaviors that lead to cancer, chronic disease

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 08:59
Does this sound like someone you know? He or she spends too much time in front of screens, gets little exercise and eats a diet high in fat and low in fruits and vegetables.

Preconception binge drinking may have negative effect on future offspring

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 08:56
A rat model found preconception binge drinking may have negative consequences on future offspring's growth, social interactions and pubertal development, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of the Endocrine Society.

Loyola Medicine study: Floppy eyelids linked to sleep apnea

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 08:52
A Loyola Medicine study is providing further evidence that floppy eyelids may be a sign of sleep apnea.