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AI used to instantly and accurately measure blood flow

Sat, 02/15/2020 - 03:17
Artificial intelligence has been used for the first time to instantly and accurately measure blood flow, in a study led by UCL and Barts Health NHS Trust.

Study finds inadequate testing for Tennessee infants exposed to hepatitis C

Sat, 02/15/2020 - 03:13
Most Tennessee infants exposed to hepatitis C at birth are not later tested to see if they acquired the virus, according to a study by researchers at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt and the Vanderbilt Center for Child Health Policy.

Promising molecule could stop or slow Parkinson’s

Fri, 02/14/2020 - 23:07
A promising molecule has offered hope for a new treatment that could stop or slow Parkinson’s, something no treatment can currently do.

Sex-differences in airway anatomy develop during puberty, study reveals

Fri, 02/14/2020 - 23:06
Sex differences in airway size are not innate, but likely develop because of hormonal changes around puberty, reports a new study by the University of Waterloo.

Study: Survival rates have improved after kidney transplantation during childhood

Fri, 02/14/2020 - 20:28
An analysis of information from Australia indicates that survival after kidney transplantation during childhood has improved drastically over the last 40 years, led by decreases in deaths from cardiovascular disease and infection.

Forgiveness combined with acetaminophen can alleviate social pain

Fri, 02/14/2020 - 20:11
Most everyone experiences the pain of social rejection at some point in their lives. It can be triggered by the end of a romantic relationship, losing a job or being excluded by friends.

Antibiotic resistance poses a growing risk during pandemics

Fri, 02/14/2020 - 19:36
Researchers investigating the drug prescription response to a "superbug" enzyme that renders bacteria resistant to antibiotics are available to discuss why such resistance is posing a growing risk during pandemics such as the current coronavirus.

Approval processes for clinical practice guideline create conflict of interest

Fri, 02/14/2020 - 19:06
Most clinical practice guidelines in the U.S. are created by medical specialty societies. While there is widespread awareness of the potential for intellectual and financial conflict of interest by individual panel members, there is little recognition of the potential for the processes used by guideline panels to create conflict of interest.

Tourists place endangered mountain gorillas at risk of disease transmission

Fri, 02/14/2020 - 18:58
Researchers at Ohio University have published a new study in collaboration with Ugandan scientists, cautioning that humans place endangered mountain gorillas at risk of disease transmission during tourism encounters.

Smelling your romantic partner’s T-shirt improves sleep efficiency

Fri, 02/14/2020 - 18:43
Forget counting sheep. If you really want a good night's sleep, all you may need is your romantic partner's favorite T-shirt wrapped around your pillow.

Daily intake of non-fried potato linked to better diet quality compared to refined grains

Fri, 02/14/2020 - 18:36
Potatoes are often equated with refined grains due to their carbohydrate content. Yet, potatoes contain fiber, resistant starch, and key micronutrients that Americans need more of in their diet.

Light touch on the skin loses its pleasure in people with migraine

Fri, 02/14/2020 - 18:27
A recent study published in the journal Cephalalgia, the official journal of the International Headache Society, builds on the sensorial characteristics of migraine patients.

BU study highlights the need for more state-level alcohol control laws

Fri, 02/14/2020 - 18:18
A new Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) study finds a substantial increase in the number and strength of state laws to reduce impaired driving over the last 20 years, while laws to reduce excessive drinking remained unchanged.

Study provides a detailed molecular snapshot of endometrial cancer

Fri, 02/14/2020 - 18:01
A study published Feb. 13 in Cell provides an unprecedented look at the dozens of molecular steps that occur to bring about endometrial cancer, commonly known as uterine cancer.

Study examines benefits and barriers of Prescription Drug Lists for asthma medications

Fri, 02/14/2020 - 17:55
A new study led by the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute examines the benefits and barriers of Prescription Drug List coverage for preventive asthma medications.

Shale drilling activity linked to high rates of gonorrhea and chlamydia in Texas

Fri, 02/14/2020 - 17:45
Researchers at the Yale School of Public Health have found that rates of two sexually transmitted infections, gonorrhea and chlamydia, are 15% and 10% higher, respectively, in Texas counties with high shale drilling activity ("fracking"), compared to counties without any fracking.

Study finds no advantage in using two antibiotics to treat MRSA infections

Fri, 02/14/2020 - 17:16
A world-first clinical trial has called into question the effectiveness of using more than one antibiotic to treat the deadly 'super-bug', Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus Bacteremia, commonly known as Golden Staph.

Bariatric surgeries may change patients' sensitivity to and absorption of alcohol

Fri, 02/14/2020 - 16:32
A new study of 55 women found that two of the most popular forms of bariatric surgery - Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy - may dramatically change patients' sensitivity to and absorption of alcohol.

Text messaging helps improve access to prenatal health information, study finds

Fri, 02/14/2020 - 16:26
Pregnant urban African American and immigrant Afro-Caribbean women are more likely to receive the prenatal health information they need if they are given access to mhealth apps like Text4baby.

OB-GYNs recommend low-dose aspirin for all patients to prevent preeclampsia

Fri, 02/14/2020 - 09:23
Lowering the risk of developing a life-threatening condition while pregnant is as simple as taking low-dose aspirin every day, according to OB-GYNs at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.