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Researchers uncover potential clue to halt destruction of nerve cells in people with ALS

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 20:04
A special focus on rogue proteins may hold future promise in stopping the progression of nerve cell destruction in people who have amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or frontotemporal dementia.

E-cigarettes contaminated with dangerous microbial toxins

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 19:24
Researchers have discovered that many popular e-cigarette products are contaminated with microbial toxins that are known to cause a range of health problems

Obesity linked to a reduction in gray matter

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 19:07
A new study suggests that obesity may be associated with changes in brain structure, including reduced brain volumes in certain areas.

Researchers to develop prebiotics from non-edible forest and sea resources

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 18:52
With the help of forest residues such as sawdust, branches and tops and cellulose from sea squirts, researchers in Biochemical Process Engineering at Luleå University of Technology, want to make our stomach to feel better.

Children often turn to sugary drinks instead of water, increasing the risk of obesity

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 18:34
A new study has found that children who do not drink water often choose to drink sugary beverages instead, increasing their calorie intake and risk of obesity.

Daily life disability before hip replacement may predict poor post-operative outcomes

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 18:30
A new Johns Hopkins Medicine study looking at medical records of more than 43,000 U.S. adults with hip-joint damaging osteoarthritis suggests that those who cannot perform daily activities independently before total hip replacement surgery are more likely to have poorer outcomes after surgery.

People with low socioeconomic position more likely to receive worse end of life care

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 18:19
In high-income countries, people with low socioeconomic position are more likely to receive poor quality end of life care and die in hospital, according to a large meta-analysis by Joanna Davies of King’s College London, UK, and colleagues, published this week in PLOS Medicine.

Texting helps improve medication adherence, health outcomes for patients with schizophrenia

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 18:18
Texting patients with schizophrenia and their lay health supporters in a resource-poor community setting is more effective than a free-medicine program alone in improving medication adherence and reducing relapses and re-hospitalizations, according to a study published April 23 in the open-access journal PLOS Medicine by Wenjie Gong of Central South University in Hunan, China, Dong (Roman) Xu of Sun Yat-sen University Global Health Institute, Guangdong, China and colleagues.

Oncotype DX-guided treatment could reduce cost for breast cancer care, study suggests

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 14:25
A new study suggests that Oncotype DX-guided treatment could reduce the cost for the first year of breast cancer care in the U.S. by about $50 million (about 2 percent of the overall costs in the first year).

Bacterial and fungal toxins found in popular electronic cigarettes

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 14:22
Popular electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) products sold in the U.S. were contaminated with bacterial and fungal toxins, according to new research from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Making Laboratories More Efficient with the Most Modern LIMS on the Market

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 14:04
In this interview, Robert Voelkner, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at LabVantage Soultions talks to News-Medical about their new product the LabVantage 8.4 LIMS.

Screenings, interventions, and referrals can help adolescents overcome substance abuse

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 13:22
Kaiser Permanente researchers find long-term benefits for patients and health organizations that employ screenings, interventions, and referrals.

Time-restricted eating shows promise for controlling blood glucose levels

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 13:18
By restricting the time period during which they could eat, researchers have seen promising results for controlling blood glucose levels in men at risk of type 2 diabetes.

Exploring novel strategies to heal damage after a heart attack

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 13:10
For people who survive a heart attack, the days immediately following the event are critical for their longevity and long-term healing of the heart's tissue.

Simple mobility test helps predict hospital readmission in elderly heart attack patients

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 13:06
Close to 20% of elderly adults who have suffered a heart attack will be readmitted to the hospital within 30 days. Performance on a simple mobility test is the best predictor of whether an elderly heart attack patient will be readmitted, a Yale-led study reports.

Study: Women tend to underreport snoring and underestimate its loudness

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 12:53
A new study of adults who were referred for evaluation of a suspected sleep disorder suggests that women tend to underreport snoring and underestimate its loudness.

Cancer drugs reprogram genes in breast tumors to prevent endocrine resistance, finds study

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 12:37
Treating breast tumors with two cancer drugs simultaneously may prevent endocrine resistance by attacking the disease along two separate gene pathways, scientists at the University of Illinois found in a new study.

Newly identified skin-gut communication helps illuminate link between food allergy and eczema

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 12:34
Scratching the skin triggers a series of immune responses culminating in an increased number of activated mast cells--immune cells involved in allergic reactions--in the small intestine, according to research conducted in mice.

Greater spousal life satisfaction associated with lower mortality risk

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 12:21
Research suggests that having a happy spouse leads to a longer marriage, and now study results show that it's associated with a longer life, too. The study was published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.

Cochrane Review looks at different ways to use nicotine replacement therapies

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 12:11
New evidence published in the Cochrane Library provides high quality evidence that people who use a combination of nicotine replacement therapies (a patch plus a short acting form, such as gum or lozenge) are more likely to successfully quit smoking than people who use a single form of the medicine.