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Simple cognitive task after brain injury improves memory function, study finds

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 00:49
Concern is growing about the danger of sports-related concussions and their long-term impact on athletes. But physicians and healthcare providers acknowledge that the science is evolving, leaving questions about rehabilitation and treatment options.

Methadone or buprenorphine associated with reductions in opioid related mortality

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 00:46
A National Institutes of Health-funded study found that treatment of opioid use disorder with either methadone or buprenorphine following a nonfatal opioid overdose is associated with significant reductions in opioid related mortality.

Autistic teens who are bullied have higher rates of depression

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 00:38
Teenagers with difficulties in social communication, including autism have higher rates of depressive symptoms, especially if they are being bullied.

Hypnosis may help reduce fear, anxiety in children undergoing treatment for cancer

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 00:31
Hypnosis could help to reduce the fear of medical procedures in children and young people with cancer.

Persistent psychological stress contributes to development and progression of vision loss

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 00:23
Persistent psychological stress, which is widely recognized as a consequence of vision loss, is also a major contributor to its development and progression, according to a study now published in the EPMA Journal, the official journal of the European Association for Predictive, Preventive, and Personalized Medicine.

Follow-up study confirms success of physiological test for autism

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 23:57
One year after researchers published their work on a physiological test for autism, a follow-up study confirms its exceptional success in assessing whether a child is on the autism spectrum.

Scientists discover new mechanism controlling multiple sclerosis risk

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 23:37
While the DNA sequence remains the same throughout a person's life, the expression of the encoded genes may change with time and contribute to disease development in genetically predisposed individuals.

Study finds combined risk of death and developing cancer to be lowest in light drinkers

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 23:33
A new study, led by Dr Andrew Kunzmann, researcher from the School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences at Queen's University Belfast, has found the combined risk of death and developing a number of cancers is lowest in light drinkers, consuming less than one drink per day, and increases with each additional drink per week.

Patients with mild Alzheimer's disease over age 65 continue to derive benefit from DBS-f treatment

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 22:50
An age group analysis of data from the ADvance trial has shown that participants over the age of 65 continue to derive the most benefit from Deep Brain Stimulation of the fornix, as observed in the data from the phase 2 findings (12 - 24 months) of the Phase II trial.

Combining two anti-malarial vaccines could greatly reduce number of infections

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 22:41
Using two experimental anti-malarial vaccines, which work in different ways, can greatly reduce the number of malaria infections in animal studies.

Common ingredient in toothpaste and hand wash could contribute to antibiotic resistance

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 22:34
A common ingredient in toothpaste and hand wash could be contributing to antibiotic resistance, according to University of Queensland research.

Mayo Clinic researchers find genetic mutations that increase person's risk for pancreatic cancer

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 22:21
Six genes contain mutations that may be passed down in families, substantially increasing a person's risk for pancreatic cancer. That's according to Mayo Clinic research published in the June 19 edition of the JAMA.

Inhibiting epigenetic proteins with drugs could prevent development of breast cancer

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 22:12
Researchers at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Toronto have discovered that epigenetic proteins promote the proliferation of mammary gland stem cells in response to the sex hormone progesterone.

Low blood levels of vitamin D linked to increased risk of interstitial lung disease

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 22:08
Reviewing medical information gathered on more than 6,000 adults over a 10-year period, Johns Hopkins researchers have found that lower than normal blood levels of vitamin D were linked to increased risk of early signs of interstitial lung disease.

Study finds IV acetaminophen to be no more effective than oral counterpart for colectomy patients

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 19:40
Intravenous acetaminophen is no more effective than oral acetaminophen for patients undergoing colorectal procedures, Mount Sinai researchers report in a first-of-its-kind study.

Gene signature could improve early diagnosis of TB

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 17:59
Researchers have identified a gene signature that could determine whether a person is going to develop TB, months before they show any symptoms.

Researchers discover pesticide-free way to limit mosquitoes and reduce spread of West Nile virus

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 17:56
Researchers at the University of Waterloo may have discovered a new, pesticide-free way to limit mosquito populations in some area and reduce the spread of the West Nile virus.

Study: Rheumatoid Arthritis patients with depression have increased risk of disease flare

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 15:53
Research from the Department of Inflammation Biology, School of Immunology & Microbial Sciences has shown there is an increased risk of disease flare in Rheumatoid Arthritis patients who suffer from depression.

New study finds increase in use of alternative medicines among children

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 14:24
A new study published in JAMA Pediatrics shows that since 2003, the use of alternative medicines, such as herbal products and nutraceuticals, among children has doubled.

CytoReason builds largest reference of immune-focused inter-cellular communications

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 13:38
New data published in Nature Biotechnology, represents the largest ever analysis of immune cell signaling research, mapping more than 3,000 previously unlisted cellular interactions, and yielding the first ever immune-centric modular classification of diseases.