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Feces transplantation is effective and provides economic benefits

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 12:00
Healthy donor feces is a life-saving therapy. In addition, the treatment provides huge cost savings. When used in the right intestines, feces transplantations saves at least USD 1.2 million (EUR 1.1 million) each time fifty patients are treated for the deadly diarrhea infection Clostridium difficile at a public hospital.

Study: Some women are biologically more resilient than others to PTSD

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 11:55
Childhood trauma is known to increase the risk of post-traumatic stress disorder in adulthood, especially for women, but the biological reasons for this correlation remain largely unknown.

Diagnostic stewardship strategy reduces inappropriate testing

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 11:06
Programming a hospital's electronic health record system to provide information on appropriate use of a costly gastrointestinal panel and to block unnecessary orders reduced inappropriate testing by 46 percent and saved up to $168,000 over 15 months, according to a study published today in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, the journal of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America.

Acupuncture can be a wonderful tool for preventing number of diseases

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 10:34
Well-recognized for its therapeutic effects, acupuncture is increasingly being appreciated for its ability to promote wellness and contribute to the prevention of a broad range of conditions.

Study provides evidence that blood tests can detect Alzheimer’s risk

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 21:56
A new study confirms that a simple blood test can reveal whether there is accelerating nerve cell damage in the brain.

Pregnant women with type 1 diabetes are at greater risk of preterm birth

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 21:51
Pregnant women with type 1 diabetes are at increased risk of delivering their baby prematurely. The risk increases as blood sugar levels rise, however women who maintain the recommended levels also risk giving birth prematurely.

Just 20 minutes of exercise may offset the health effects of sitting down all day

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 21:31
A new study suggests that engaging in physical activity for 20 to 40 minutes a day could offset the mortality risks associated with sitting down all day.

Hypnosis may offer a genuine alternative to painkillers

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 21:11
New research shows that hypnosis can reduce pain by up to 42% and may offer a genuine alternative to painkillers.

Sleep loss greatly interferes with job performance

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 21:09
Losing just 16 minutes of sleep could be the difference between a clear-headed day at the office or one filled with distractions.

Study shows how elderberry fruit can help fight against influenza

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 21:06
Folk medicines and herbal products have been used for millennia to combat a whole range of ailments, at times to the chagrin of modern scientists who have struggled to explain their medicinal benefits.

Parkinson's sufferers regain mobility with new implant

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 21:01
A new implant that boosts the signals sent from the brain to the limbs has been found to significantly improve mobility in people living with Parkinson’s disease.

Opening blocked arteries may be lifesaver for older heart attack patients

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 18:58
Among heart attack patients 75 years and older, the oldest of those patients were less likely than younger patients to receive a procedure to open blocked arteries.

Improved WIC food packages reduced obesity risk for children, study finds

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 17:39
Sweeping changes designed to make a major federal food assistance program more nutritious for low-income families were effective in reducing obesity risk for 4-year-olds who had been on the program since birth, according to a new study by researchers from Tulane University, the University of California, Los Angeles, and PHFE WIC.

Study investigates how early blindness shapes sound processing

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 17:32
Adults who lost their vision at an early age have more refined auditory cortex responses to simple sounds than sighted individuals, according to new neuroimaging research published in JNeurosci.

Thiazide use linked with reduced risk of low energy fractures in people with Alzheimer's

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 17:29
The use of thiazide diuretics was associated with a decreased risk of low energy fractures in people with Alzheimer's disease, a new study from the University of Eastern Finland shows.

UVA researchers shed light on why C. difficile infections are so dangerous

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 17:28
A new discovery about dangerous C. difficile diarrhea has identified a new way that the bacteria – and possibly others like it – cause severe disease.

Blood test can help match cancer patients to early phase clinical trials

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 16:43
Scientists could help match cancer patients with no other treatment options to clinical trials with experimental medicines, by analyzing the genetic faults in a sample of their blood, according to research published in Nature Medicine today (Monday).

New approach to repair defects in fetal membranes could prevent life-long medical conditions

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 16:32
Researchers from Queen Mary University of London and University College London have developed a new approach to repair defects in fetal membranes which could prevent life-long medical conditions and disabilities associated with preterm birth.

Mediterranean diet protects against overeating and obesity

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 13:48
Eat as much as you want and not gain weight? Sounds too good to be true.

NUS scientists uncover novel biomarkers linked with ‘chemobrain’

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 13:41
Cognitive impairment associated with cancer, also known as "chemobrain", has gained recognition as a complication of the disease and its treatment, as it can negatively affect the daily lives of cancer patients and survivors.

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