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Proton pump inhibitors do not increase risk for dementia or Alzheimer's disease

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 22:58
Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are medications used to treat digestive problems such as ulcers and reflux disease by reducing the body's production of the acid that helps us digest food.

UCSF-led study finds high rate of autism symptoms in children with Tourette syndrome

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 22:45
Around one in five children with Tourette syndrome, a neurological disorder characterized by involuntary movements and vocalizations, met criteria for autism in a study headed by UC San Francisco.

Study shows how high fat diets can alter gut bacteria to combat harmful inflammation

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 22:37
Researchers at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have shown a high fat diet may lead to specific changes in gut bacteria that could fight harmful inflammation--a major discovery for patients suffering from Crohn's disease.

Popular prostate drug has negative impact on men's overall health, study suggests

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 22:29
Treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) with the commonly prescribed Avodart (Dutsteride) may put men at an increased risk for diabetes, elevated cholesterol levels, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and worsening erectile dysfunction.

Scientists resolve 3D protein structures to combat dangerous infectious diseases

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 20:14
An international team of scientists including the Computation Institute has determined the 3-D atomic structures of more than 1,000 proteins that are potential targets for drugs and vaccines to combat some of the world's most dangerous emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases.

Single-parent kids have lower levels of wellbeing, life satisfaction in adulthood, study shows

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 20:03
People who grew up in single-parent families have lower levels of wellbeing and life satisfaction in adulthood, according to new research by the University of Warwick.

Study finds some insulin production in almost half of diabetes patients

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 19:52
Some insulin is still produced in almost half of the patients that have had type 1 diabetes for more than ten years.

Moderate physical activity linked to healthy glucose metabolism in the brain

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 19:43
People at risk for Alzheimer's disease who do more moderate-intensity physical activity, but not light-intensity physical activity, are more likely to have healthy patterns of glucose metabolism in their brain, according to a new UW-Madison study.

College students with disabilities binge drink more often than non-disabled peers, study finds

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 17:17
A new study finds that college students with disabilities binge drink more often than their non-disabled student peers.

Study finds breastfeeding could lower a mothers risk of a heart attack or stroke later in life

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 16:52
A new study published in the American Heart Association has found that the risk of a heart attack or stroke is reduced later in life in mothers who breastfeed their babies.

New algorithm shortens drug discovery times from years to months

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 16:49
An algorithm developed at the Hebrew University cuts through the immense number of possible solutions to shorten drug discovery times from years to months.

UCLA-led study reveals possibility of CMV and HIV transmission from mothers to infants

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 15:44
HIV-positive women with cytomegalovirus, or CMV, in their urine at the time of labor and delivery are more than five times likelier than HIV-positive women without CMV to transmit HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, to their infants, according to a UCLA-led study.

New study explores interpersonal synchronization in context of pain and touch

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 15:26
Fathers-to-be, take note: You may be more useful in the labor and delivery room than you realize. That's one takeaway from a study released last week that found that when an empathetic partner holds the hand of a woman in pain, their heart and respiratory rates sync and her pain dissipates.

Study: New brain-based memory recognition technology may be one step closer to court

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 15:15
In most crime scenes, there is some information that is known only by investigators and the actual perpetrator.

Scientists develop novel enzyme technology that prevents formation of biofilms

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 15:10
Have you ever heard of biofilms? They are slimy, glue-like membranes that are produced by microbes, like bacteria and fungi, in order to colonize surfaces.

Researchers study Lassa fever patient's immune response and viral persistence

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 15:04
When an American nurse working in West Africa became ill with Lassa fever and was evacuated to the U.S. for treatment in 2016, it provided a rare opportunity.

Text messaging provides effective support in improving care for HIV, tuberculosis patients

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 14:46
Mobile phone text messaging is a powerful tool for improving quality of care, as shown by José António Nhavoto in his doctoral thesis in informatics at örebro University. He has developed and tested a method in Mozambique, helping patients with severe diseases to follow through with their treatments.

Researchers discover unknown enzyme in pathogens responsible for African sleeping sickness

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 14:34
The life-threatening African trypanosomiasis, also called sleeping sickness, is caused by protozoa of the species Trypanosoma brucei. A team at the Biocentre of the Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg in Bavaria, Germany, studies the pathogens and has now reported exciting news: The trypanosomes have a so far unknown enzyme which does not exist in humans and other vertebrates. This makes it a promising target for therapy.

Study explores secondhand smoke exposure rates among nonsmoking adult cancer survivors

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 14:03
From 1999/2000 to 2011/2012, exposure to secondhand smoke among nonsmoking adult cancer survivors declined from 39.6 percent to 15.7 percent, but rates of exposure were higher among those with a history of a smoking-related cancer and those living below the federal poverty level compared with those with other types of cancer and those with the highest incomes, respectively.

New approach finds statistical evidence that ancient gene variants contribute to autism

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 13:40
The way you measure things has a lot to do with the value of the results you get. If you want to know how much a blueberry weighs, don't use a bathroom scale; it isn't sensitive enough to register a meaningful result.

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