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Researchers devise new approach for measuring tendon tension

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 17:00
For athletes and weekend warriors alike, returning from a tendon injury too soon often ensures a trip right back to physical therapy.

Consuming protein supplements with meals, rather than between meals, may promote weight control

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 16:51
A new systematic review of available evidence appearing in Nutrition Reviews indicates that consuming protein supplements with meals may be more effective at promoting weight control than consuming supplements between meals in adults following a resistance training regimen.

New combination therapy could improve survival in children with high-risk neuroblastoma

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 16:14
Investigators at the Children's Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases at Children's Hospital Los Angeles provide preclinical evidence that the presence of tumor-associated macrophages--a type of immune cell--can negatively affect the response to chemotherapy against neuroblastoma.

Expression of long non-coding RNAs can result in high levels of specific proteins involved in cancer

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 16:08
A Danish-German research team has shown that not only the where and when of long non-coding RNA expression is important for their function but also the how.

Key signaling protein in Huntington's disease found to have deleterious effects on heart function, shows study

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 15:51
Researchers investigating a key signaling protein in Huntington's disease describe deleterious effects on heart function, going beyond the disease's devastating neurological impact.

Study illustrates emerging role for telemedicine in disaster response

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 13:23
Direct-to-consumer telemedicine is a viable way to deliver medical care in the days following a natural disaster, although most people who use such services do so for routine matters rather than disaster-caused illnesses, according to a new RAND Corporation study.

Hospital patients are more interested in tracking their health data, research shows

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 13:17
New research shows that patients in the hospital are eager to collaborate with clinicians to track their health data.

Repurposing existing antiviral drugs for multiple infections

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 13:11
Zika virus. Ebola virus. Influenza. SARS and MERS corona viruses. Existing and emerging viral diseases are an increasing problem, particularly in developing countries. The World Health Organization has called for better control of viral diseases, but developing drugs for this purpose can be challenging.

Study explains how colon cancer cells spread to the liver

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 11:10
Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer worldwide and the third-leading cause of cancer-related deaths. The main cause of death in patients with colorectal cancer is liver metastasis, with nearly 70% of patients eventually developing a liver tumor.

Researchers find link between pneumonia in older people and PPI prescriptions

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 10:45
Researchers at the University of Exeter have found a statistical link between pneumonia in older people and a group of medicines commonly used to neutralize stomach acid in people with heartburn or stomach ulcers.

Experimental drug for rheumatoid arthritis prevents side effect of stem cell transplants

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 10:38
An investigational drug in clinical trials for rheumatoid arthritis prevents a common, life-threatening side effect of stem cell transplants, new research from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis shows.

Study shows gene variations associated with malaria risk

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 10:35
Many people of African heritage are protected against malaria by inheriting a particular version of a gene, a large-scale study has shown.

Regular soaking in hot tub improves health outlook in obese women with PCOS

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 10:29
According to new research, obese women with polycystic ovary syndrome may be able to improve their health outlook with a particularly enjoyable form of therapy: regular sessions in a hot tub.

Bariatric surgery successes pave way for new type 2 diabetes treatment

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 10:19
Bariatric surgery has long yielded almost immediate health benefits for patients with type 2 diabetes, and new findings on the reasons for remission may be the key to developing drug alternatives to surgery.

Girls with type 2 diabetes have high frequency of menstrual irregularities

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 10:06
Girls diagnosed with type 2 diabetes have a high frequency of menstrual irregularities, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

New app could improve safety of cannabis use

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 09:59
Although cannabis, also known as marijuana, has been shown to impair memory, reaction time and attention, it is difficult to assess this impairment in a natural setting. Researchers have developed a prototype app called 'Am I Stoned' that could help cannabis users understand how the drug is affecting them through a series of phone-based tasks.

Study explains why intense exercise curbs appetite

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 09:53
Ever wonder why intense exercise temporarily curbs your appetite? In research described in today's issue of PLOS Biology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine researchers reveal that the answer is all in your head-;more specifically, your arcuate nucleus.

Preantral zinc deficiency may affect fertility months

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 09:20
An estimated 10 percent of couples in the U.S. struggle with infertility. While a variety of factors can make it difficult for some people to get pregnant, ovulation disorders are a leading cause of female infertility.

Low mental energy may affect older adults' walking ability more than physical fatigue

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 09:14
Low "mental energy" may affect walking patterns in older adults more than physical fatigue. New research about the relationship between walking ability and self-reported mood will be presented today at the American Physiological Society annual meeting at Experimental Biology 2018 in San Diego.

Special recovery program for thoracic surgery patients decreases healthcare costs and opioid use

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 09:09
A special recovery program for thoracic surgery patients developed and implemented at the University of Virginia Health System is getting patients home sooner while decreasing both healthcare costs and opioid use, a review of the first year of the program shows.