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Pregnancy history may be linked to cognitive function in older women, finds study

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 23:55
Healthy cognitive aging is a public health priority, especially as the US population grows older. Until now, not much has been known about the link between pregnancy history and cognitive function in older women. A new study finds that there does not appear to be a link.

New method based on neurofeedback may reduce anxiety

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 23:50
A new method for reducing anxiety based on neurofeedback has beenvalidated in the current issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics.

Study explores whether alcohol consumption can have an effect on arthritis

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 23:46
Several previous studies have demonstrated that moderate alcohol consumption is linked with less severe disease and better quality of life in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, but a new Arthritis Care & Research study suggests that this might not be because drinking alcohol is beneficial.

Most pills contain common allergens, warn experts

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 22:02
Pills or oral medications contain inactive ingredients such as gluten that may be responsible for dangerous side effects, concludes a new study.

Mental health problems in young adults on the rise

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 21:56
A new study has revealed that mental health problems among young adults and adolescents are on the rise.

Breast cancer relapse predictor tool may soon be a reality

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 20:34
Researchers have developed a tool by which they can predict accurately the time when breast cancer is likely to return.

Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis have similar impacts on patients

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 13:55
Osteoarthritis has traditionally been viewed as a highly prevalent but milder condition when compared with rheumatoid arthritis, and some may believe that it is part of a normal aging process requiring acceptance, not treatment.

Skin diseases may be more prevalent than previously thought

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 13:52
Skin diseases are ranked as the fourth most common cause of human illness, but many affected people do not consult a physician. A new Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology study estimates the prevalence of skin diseases outside the typical medical setting.

Complications during birth may increase risk of later social anxiety in children

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 13:49
A new study published in Infant and Child Development indicates that complications during birth may increase the risk that children will develop social anxiety by their pre-teen years.

Study examines impact of high altitude exposure on memory

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 13:46
Oxygen is essential for maintaining normal human brain function, and living at high altitudes can lead to deficits in cognition such as attention and memory.

Combined immunosuppression may be effective, safe in treating older patients with Crohn’s disease

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 13:41
Combining medications that suppress the immune system has been successful in treating young patients with Crohn's disease, but some physicians have been reluctant to use this strategy in older patients because of concerns about safety.

Individuals with infection history have higher risk of developing Sjögren's syndrome

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 13:20
Individuals with a history of infection had a two-fold increased risk of developing Sjögren's syndrome in a Journal of Internal Medicine study. Respiratory, skin, and urogenital infections were most prominently associated with this increased risk.

Nursing home residents benefit from individualized multi-component exercise program

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 13:09
In a Journal of the American Geriatrics Society study of residents at nursing homes, those who participated in a six-month program of individualized and progressive multicomponent exercise at moderate intensity experienced fewer falls than those in a control group that participated in routine activities.

Drinking hot tea associated with increased risk of esophageal cancer

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 13:08
Previous studies have revealed a link between hot tea drinking and risk of esophageal cancer, but until now, no study has examined this association using prospectively and objectively measured tea drinking temperature.

Royal Holloway professors to lead new to research into curing Neurofibromatosis type 1

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 13:03
Linda Popplewell, Lecturer in Biomedical Sciences, and world-renowned Professor George Dickson, from the School of Biological Sciences, both at Royal Holloway, will lead a team looking for a treatment for NF1, a genetic disorder that causes tumors to form on nerve tissue.

Major scientific study of wound care dressings wins 'Best Clinical or Preclinical Research Award'

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 12:58
UNIVERSITY of Huddersfield researchers have taken part in an award-winning project that will enable healthcare companies to develop and supply more effective wound dressings.

Women with undiagnosed diabetes in pregnancy more likely to experience stillbirths

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 12:53
Women who develop diabetes in pregnancy but are not diagnosed are much more likely to experience stillbirth than women without the condition, according to new research.

New study aims to reduce online sexual exploitation of children

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 12:42
On March 26th, the Karolinska Institutet and Karolinska University Hospital in Swedenare launching a new study aimed at reducing online sexual exploitation of children. Recruitment of study participants will take place in forums on the encrypted part of the internet called the darknet.

Scientists identify generation of key immune response in mice on introducing solid food

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 12:32
Microbes colonize all body surfaces and help to balance the immune system. In newborn infants, gut microbiota is first conditioned by breast milk components.

Older people living in retirement communities benefit from improved health

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 12:30
A new report shows older people benefit from improved physical and mental health in retirement communities, resulting in cost savings to the NHS.