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New review explores whether oral nutraceuticals benefit skin appearance

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 13:50
A review of published research conducted by nutrition scientists at the British Nutrition Foundation reveals a very limited evidence base to support some of the ingredients used in popular, and often costly, orally consumed beauty supplements, that promise ‘youthful’, ‘firm’ and ‘glowing’ skin.

Scientists discover new gene that may protect against heart disease

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 12:13
Scientists have identified a gene that may play a protective role in preventing heart disease. Their research revealed that the gene, called MeXis, acts within key cells inside clogged arteries to help remove excess cholesterol from blood vessels.

Women with depression and fatigue at increased risk for work-related injuries, study finds

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 12:11
Women who suffer from depression, anxiety, and fatigue are more likely to be injured at work, according to a new study published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine led by researchers from the Colorado School of Public Health's Center for Health, Work & Environment on the CU Anschutz Medical Campus.

Excess emissions can make serious contributions to air pollution, study shows

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 12:06
When Hurricane Harvey struck Texas in August, industrial facilities in the state shut down, then reopened a few days later. In doing so, they produced nearly 2,000 tons of "excess emissions" -- air pollutants in addition to what was allowed as part of their normal operation.

Stair climbing lowers blood pressure and builds leg strength in postmenopausal women

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 12:01
If you don't have the time or money for aerobic and resistance training, why not try climbing the stairs? A new study demonstrates that stair climbing not only lowers blood pressure but also builds leg strength, especially in postmenopausal women with estrogen deficiencies who are more susceptible to vascular and muscle problems.

Surgical infection in low-income nations linked to drug-resistant bacteria, research suggests

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 11:42
Patients having surgery in low-income countries are more likely to develop an infection than those in wealthier nations, which may be linked to drug-resistant bacteria, research led by the Universities of Birmingham, Edinburgh and Warwick suggests.

A new antibiotic Malacidin from soil kills resistant bacteria

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 11:10
Researchers have come up with a new class of antibiotics from soil. This novel antibiotic, called malacidin, is hailed as the next big thing because of its ability to work against many of the multidrug-resistant bacterial strains.

Flu raises risk of heart attacks

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 11:03
A new study reveals that persons who have been diagnosed with influenza confirmed with laboratory diagnostic tests, are around six times more likely to be admitted for acute myocardial infarction (AMI) or heart attack within a week compared to their risk before they had had the flu.

Kids under two at greater risk of flu related death

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 10:54
Seasonal flu deaths have been studied and it has been seen that since 2009, over the six seasons of flu with the H1N1 strain of the virus, children under 2 years of age are most likely to succumb. Less than one third of these babies that died had received a vaccination against the flu virus.

NIH releases unparalleled dataset from Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development study

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 09:51
The National Institutes of Health today released to the scientific community an unparalleled dataset from the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development study. To date, more than 7,500 youth and their families have been recruited for the study, well over half the participant goal.

Scientists unravel immune cascade that drives tissue damage, complications in chlamydia infections

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 09:32
Closing a critical gap in knowledge, Harvard Medical School scientists have unraveled the immune cascade that fuels tissue damage and disease development in chlamydia infection-;the most common sexually transmitted disease in the United States.

Researchers develop most sophisticated mini-livers to date

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 09:24
Scientists at Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine have developed the most sophisticated mini-livers to date.

Vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy could result in birth of obese children

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 09:11
Vitamin D deficiency in pregnant women could preprogram babies to grow into obese children and adults, according to a Keck School of Medicine of USC-led study.

Four-pronged approach can lead to healthy aging for older adults

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 09:04
Want to live a long and healthy life? Of course. Well, that's not going to just happen. It'll take some effort – especially if you're already 65 or older.

Mayo Clinic study finds increase in kidney stone cases

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 08:59
Kidney stones are a painful health condition, often requiring multiple procedures at great discomfort to the patient. Growing evidence suggests that the incidence of kidney stones is increasing steadily, especially in women.

New study to test safety, efficacy of MRI-guided focused ultrasound to treat Parkinson's disease

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 08:56
University of Maryland Medicine is leading a phase 3 study to test the safety and efficacy of using MRI-guided focused ultrasound on the brain in order to treat Parkinson's disease.

Light-activated cancer drugs without toxic side effects are closer to becoming reality

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 08:52
Future cancer drugs that are activated by light and don't cause the toxic side-effects of current chemotherapy treatments are closer to becoming a reality, thanks to new research made possible by the Monash Warwick Alliance, an intercontinental collaboration between the University of Warwick and Monash University.

Excessive screen exposure at age 2 can translate into less healthy lifestyle habits in adolescence

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 08:22
Watching too much television at age 2 can translate into poorer eating habits in adolescence and poorer performance in school, researchers at Université de Montréal's School of Psychoeducation have found.

Trial shows safety, feasibility of adding immunotherapy during chemoradiation for head and neck cancer

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 02:56
Analysis of a clinical trial, RTOG Foundation 3504, finds that nivolumab immunotherapy can be administered safely in conjunction with radiation therapy and chemotherapy for patients with newly diagnosed local-regionally advanced head and neck cancers.

Histamine levels substantially higher in homes infested by bed bugs, study shows

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 02:34
New research findings could turn perceptions of the already despised bed bug from nuisance pest into medically important threat.