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Certain traditional soup broths possess antimalarial properties

Tue, 11/19/2019 - 20:13
Researchers have found that some soups have antimalarial properties and can interrupt the life cycle of a malarial parasite.

Longitudinal study finds no cognitive decline or memory loss related to statin use

Tue, 11/19/2019 - 19:48
A study has demonstrated that the rate of memory decline in users of statin, was not significantly different to a control.

Study shows how a potent psychedelic changes our waking brain waves

Tue, 11/19/2019 - 18:08
Scientists have peered inside the brain to show how taking DMT affects human consciousness by significantly altering the brain's electrical activity.

Many high schools report challenges when implementing and enforcing state concussion laws

Tue, 11/19/2019 - 17:55
All 50 U.S. states enacted concussion laws between 2009-2014 to mitigate the consequences of concussion. While details of the laws vary from state to state, all state laws address three main factors: concussion education; removal from play after suspected concussion; and return-to-play requirements.

Cannabis cannot be used as a replacement drug for people with opioid use disorder

Tue, 11/19/2019 - 16:05
There has been interest in cannabis being used as a replacement drug for people with opioid use disorder, but research at McMaster University has found it doesn't work.

Surgery can improve survival rate for oldest patients with early stage lung cancer

Tue, 11/19/2019 - 14:32
Many patients with early stage lung cancer who are age 90 years and older do not receive treatment; however, surgery in this nonagenarian population should be considered because it could significantly increase the chances for 5-year survival, according to research published online today in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery.

Radiation from CT scans can increase risk of leukemia, thyroid cancer

Tue, 11/19/2019 - 13:18
A new study in JNCI Cancer Spectrum finds that exposure to radiation from CT scans is associated with higher risks of developing thyroid cancer and leukemia.

'Lean' adoption at public hospitals has improved finances and efficiency, reports survey

Tue, 11/19/2019 - 08:55
Over half of public hospitals in the United States have adopted the "Lean" management strategy, leading to improvement in financial performance and efficiency, reports a national survey in the November/December issue of the Journal of Healthcare Management, an official publication of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Researchers develop new technology to inhibit the development of Alzheimer's disease

Tue, 11/19/2019 - 08:50
Researchers at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology and their partners at Bar Ilan University have developed new technology to inhibit the development of Alzheimer's disease.

Six world-class research teams to focus towards new frontiers in metabolism

Tue, 11/19/2019 - 08:40
The Azrieli Foundation, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the International Development Research Centre, and the Israel Science Foundation are pleased to announce the recipients of the Joint Canada-Israel Health Research Program's 5th call for proposals.

Researchers identify new mechanism to resist fungal infection in cells

Tue, 11/19/2019 - 08:38
Indiana University researchers have identified a mechanism involving the body's ability to resist fungal infection. The work could help advance research on cancer therapies that use the body's own immune system to fight disease.

Virtual 'moonwalk' causes distortions in spatial memory

Tue, 11/19/2019 - 08:30
In order to remember where important events happened, or how to get from A to B, our brains form mental "maps" of our environment. An important component of these mental maps are the so-called grid cells.

Healthful dietary patterns may reduce the risk of acquired hearing loss

Tue, 11/19/2019 - 08:02
Investigators from Brigham and Women's Hospital have found that eating a healthy diet may reduce the risk of acquired hearing loss.

No symptoms? No thyroid testing!

Tue, 11/19/2019 - 05:26
The Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care has published new recommendations that rule out the need to do a thyroid screening test “just because” if the patient doesn’t have symptoms of thyroid abnormality, is an adult, isn’t pregnant, and has no risk factors for thyroid disease. This should put to rest any doubts that thyroid screening is a part of a routine check-up.

Treatment for coronary heart disease is just as good as stents or bypass

Tue, 11/19/2019 - 05:17
After 4 whole decades of thinking that invasive treatment (stenting or bypass surgery) for a local block in an artery due to cardiovascular (CV) disease could extend life and preserve heart health in patients who also had advanced kidney disease, the world just turned upside down.

How HIV self-testing affects diagnosis and behaviour in MSM

Tue, 11/19/2019 - 05:06
Men who have sex with men (MSMs) are among the most high-risk groups for acquiring and transmitting HIV infection. A new study published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicinesays that the rate of detection of new infections is more than doubled when self-testing is available. This could increase access to early treatment and thus interrupt the chain of transmission among MSMs.

New drug combo may improve pancreatic cancer therapy

Tue, 11/19/2019 - 04:55
A new study by scientists at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute have discovered a combination of two cancer-fighting drugs that successfully worked on pancreatic tumor in mice, shrinking them significantly, and paving the way for a speedy clinical trial designed to test their efficacy in humans.

Legislation and rising incidence of vaccine preventable diseases – the connection explored

Tue, 11/19/2019 - 04:15
There have been repeated reports of outbreaks of “vaccine-preventable disease” or VPDs across United States over the past few years. A new research letter was published this week in the JAMA Pediatrics. It was titled, “Association of Vaccine-Preventable Disease Incidence With Proposed State Vaccine Exemption Legislation.”

Switching to e-cigarettes could help smokers with heart disease

Tue, 11/19/2019 - 03:52
A study has revealed that switching from traditional cigarettes to e-cigarettes could help patients with heart disease within a few weeks. The study from the University of Dundee promotes quitting smoking.

Research shows substantial health benefit of shifting to clean energy sources in Africa

Tue, 11/19/2019 - 03:15
With economies and populations surging, an industrial revolution is inevitable on the African continent. The question is, what's going to power it?

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