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Yoga and physical therapy effective in treating co-occurring sleep disturbance, back pain

21 hours 32 min ago
Yoga and physical therapy (PT) are effective approaches to treating co-occurring sleep disturbance and back pain while reducing the need for medication, according to a new study from Boston Medical Center.

25 years of research to fight cervical cancer

21 hours 40 min ago
According to the World Health Organization, cervical cancer is the fourth most common type of cancer affecting women worldwide. Currently, early screenings of pre-cancerous tissues and vaccination have proven to be the most effective treatment strategies.

Robotic kidney transplants produce survival outcomes among patients with obesity

21 hours 46 min ago
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago report that among patients with obesity, robotic kidney transplants produce survival outcomes comparable to those seen among nonobese patients.

New technology may offer alternative means of profiling tissues

Tue, 11/19/2019 - 23:58
Current cancer treatment courses often begin with tissue biopsies. Biopsies, however, which involve the physical resection of a small tissue sample, can lead to localized tissue injury, bleeding, inflammation, and stress, as well as increased risk of metastasis.

Cleveland Clinic receives NIH grant to study link between gut microbes, cardiometabolic diseases

Tue, 11/19/2019 - 23:46
The National Institutes of Health has awarded more than $12 million to Cleveland Clinic researchers to study the critical link between gut microbial pathways and the development of cardiometabolic diseases.

Scientists develop new therapy for acute myeloid leukemia

Tue, 11/19/2019 - 23:37
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory scientists, with chemists and cancer biologists from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, have developed a new therapy that extended the survival of mice with acute myeloid leukemia.

Majority of childhood sexual-abuse survivors meet the criteria for complete mental health

Tue, 11/19/2019 - 23:32
Most research on child sexual-abuse survivors focuses on negative consequences such as depression and suicide. A new study instead examines factors associated with resilience and flourishing among adult survivors.

Study shows link between use of NHB therapy and increased survival for patients with LVADs

Tue, 11/19/2019 - 23:28
A new Yale study shows that some patients being treated for severe heart failure with a battery-operated pump saw significant improvement after additionally using neurohormonal blockade (NHB) drug therapy.

Study reports complications relating to tongue-tie procedures in babies

Tue, 11/19/2019 - 23:24
Complications following a procedure to treat tongue-tie in babies are occurring that can result in admission to hospital, something a University of Otago pediatrician says needs to be better understood by both health practitioners and parents.

Prostate cancer patients receiving care at MultiD clinic more likely to be advised about treatment choices

Tue, 11/19/2019 - 23:15
Newly diagnosed prostate cancer patients have multiple standard-of-care treatment options available, but many are not fully informed of their choices.

Ketamine can decrease alcohol consumption in men, FSU researchers reveal

Tue, 11/19/2019 - 23:13
Research from Florida State University is giving physicians a better understanding of ketamine, a potentially useful tool in treating depression that still has unanswered questions.

CTF, DELopen jointly offer unique opportunities to neurofibromatosis research community

Tue, 11/19/2019 - 23:03
The Children's Tumor Foundation, an innovative and global neurofibromatosis (NF) research foundation announced today a collaboration with DELopen, a DNA-encoded library technology platform sponsored by WuXi AppTec, a leading global provider of R&D and manufacturing services enabling companies in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries.

Anal cancer diagnoses and death rates have increased dramatically over the last 15 years

Tue, 11/19/2019 - 22:22
Rates of new anal cancer diagnoses and deaths related to human papillomavirus, the most common sexually transmitted infection, have increased dramatically over the last 15 years, according to researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

MU researchers describe Down syndrome-associated catatonia

Tue, 11/19/2019 - 21:51
Down syndrome, due to an extra chromosome 21, occurs in 250,000 children and adults in the United States, making it the country's most common chromosomal disorder. Inherited heart defects, thyroid cancer, celiac disease and developmental disabilities are common Down syndrome complications.

Study of 'face blindness' provides clues to what goes wrong in the brain

Tue, 11/19/2019 - 21:10
People with prosopagnosia, or "face blindness," have trouble recognizing faces -- even those of close friends and family members.

Certain traditional soup broths possess antimalarial properties

Tue, 11/19/2019 - 20:13
Researchers have found that some soups have antimalarial properties and can interrupt the life cycle of a malarial parasite.

Longitudinal study finds no cognitive decline or memory loss related to statin use

Tue, 11/19/2019 - 19:48
A study has demonstrated that the rate of memory decline in users of statin, was not significantly different to a control.

Study shows how a potent psychedelic changes our waking brain waves

Tue, 11/19/2019 - 18:08
Scientists have peered inside the brain to show how taking DMT affects human consciousness by significantly altering the brain's electrical activity.

Many high schools report challenges when implementing and enforcing state concussion laws

Tue, 11/19/2019 - 17:55
All 50 U.S. states enacted concussion laws between 2009-2014 to mitigate the consequences of concussion. While details of the laws vary from state to state, all state laws address three main factors: concussion education; removal from play after suspected concussion; and return-to-play requirements.

Cannabis cannot be used as a replacement drug for people with opioid use disorder

Tue, 11/19/2019 - 16:05
There has been interest in cannabis being used as a replacement drug for people with opioid use disorder, but research at McMaster University has found it doesn't work.