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Cognitive behavioral therapy can help children with autism manage emotional challenges

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 09:00
New research from York University's Faculty of Health shows cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) can help children with autism manage not only anxiety but other emotional challenges, such as sadness and anger.

MGH researchers identify risk factors for drug overdose in youth with substance use disorders

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 08:54
A team of Massachusetts General Hospital investigators has identified factors that may increase the risk of drug overdose in adolescents and young adults. In their report published online in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, the researchers describe finding that more than a quarter of those seeking treatment at Addiction Recovery Management Service, an MGH-based outpatient substance-use-disorder treatment program for youth ages 14 to 26, had a history of at least one overdose.

Cardiovascular disease may only be a matter of time for people with healthy obesity

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 08:49
People who are 30 pounds or more overweight may want to slim down a bit even if they don't have high blood pressure or any other heart disease risk, according to scientists at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

Home-based exercise program found ineffective for patients with peripheral artery disease

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 08:23
A home-based exercise program, consisting of wearable devices and telephone coaching, did not improve walking ability for patients with peripheral artery disease, according to a new Northwestern Medicine study.

Researchers identify novel pathway in development of AML with poor prognosis

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 08:16
Acute myeloid leukemia is a cancer of the blood and bone marrow that comprises 1% of all new cancer cases and almost 2% of cancer deaths in the U.S. The five-year survival rate for the disease is less than 20%.

Stress may induce neurotransmitter switching that contributes to chemical imbalances in the brain

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 08:12
Five years ago, a team of University of California San Diego neurobiologists published surprising findings describing how rats' brain cells adopted new chemical codes when subjected to significant changes in natural light exposure--much as humans suffer from "winter blues," the type of depression known as seasonal affective disorder.

UNC-Chapel Hill receives new award to help improve health of North Carolinians

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 07:44
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been awarded $58.1 million from the National Institutes of Health to renew its five-year Clinical and Translational Science Award Program to help improve the health of North Carolinians.

Study highlights potential of stem cells derived from adults in regenerative medicine

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 07:32
Donor age does not appear to influence the functionality of stem cells derived from adult body tissues, concludes a new review. The analysis of research on induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) finds that not only are typical signs of aging reversed in iPSCs, but cells derived from both older and younger donors show the same ability to differentiate into mature body cells.

Elevated immune function during childhood linked to stunted growth

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 01:06
Elevated immune function during childhood results in as much as 49 percent growth reduction in Ecuador's indigenous Shuar population, researchers reported in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Researchers discover new gene associated with aortic aneurysms

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 01:00
An interdisciplinary team of researchers has identified a new gene linked to human aortic aneurysms. By combining comprehensive genetic studies in the fruit fly, dataset searches and analysis of diseased human aortic tissue, the researchers shed light on mechanisms not previously known to be associated with this devastating disease.

Studies provide advanced knowledge about renal cancer

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 00:52
Cell, the most prestigious international journal in the field of biology, is today publishing a set of three papers on renal cancer. Among the authors of these papers is Dr José Ignacio López, head of the Pathological Anatomy Service of University Hospital Cruces and tenured lecturer in Pathological Anatomy at the UPV/EHU's Faculty of Medicine and Nursing.

Five best practices to help reduce unplanned acute care for cancer patients

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 00:46
Unnecessary emergency department visits and hospitalizations are debilitating for patients with cancer and far too common - and costly - for the United States health care system.

Perceived stress decreases for most women over 15-year span, study finds

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 00:38
While some research suggests that midlife is a dissatisfying time for women, other studies show that women report feeling less stressed and enjoy a higher quality of life during this period.

Music interventions decrease anxiety and pain of invasive surgery

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 00:16
Music can reduce the anxiety and pain of invasive surgery, according to an analysis of all relevant randomized controlled trials published since 1980.

Researchers develop low-cost, portable laboratory on a phone to detect infections

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 00:11
Washington State University researchers have developed a low-cost, portable laboratory on a phone that works nearly as well as clinical laboratories to detect common viral and bacterial infections.

Early treatment improves leg ulcer healing rates

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 23:57
Treating leg ulcers within two weeks by closing faulty veins improves healing by 12 percent compared to standard treatment, according to new findings.

Hippo pathway plays essential role in embryonic development of the mouse heart

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 23:45
Using a technology that provides a 'high-resolution view' of the status of individual cells, a team of researchers has gained new insights into the embryonic development of the mouse heart.

Women who find purpose and meaning in life less likely to have anxiety, study shows

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 17:09
People who feel in control of their lives and who find purpose and meaning in life are less likely to have anxiety disorders even when going through the toughest times, according to a study led by the University of Cambridge.

EMBL scientists develop new illumination method to manage neuropathic pain

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 16:56
Imagine that the movement of a single hair on your arm causes severe pain. For patients with neuropathic pain - a chronic illness affecting 7 to 8% of the European population, with no effective treatment - this can be a daily reality.

Study underscores need for resistance training in older women to fight effects of aging

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 16:50
Regular physical activity may help older women increase their mobility, but muscle strength and endurance are likely to succumb to the effects of frailty if they haven't also been doing resistance training.