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Study: Over two-thirds of people with high blood pressure go without treatment

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 10:14
Healthcare in low- and middle-income countries is poorly prepared for the increasing number of people with high blood pressure, with more than two-thirds of people affected going without treatment - a new study reveals.

Key metabolic changes found in patients with chemotherapy-related heart toxicity

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 10:04
More and more patients are being treated successfully for cancer. However, some cancer treatments that are very effective for breast cancer – medications like anthracyclines and trastuzumab – can cause heart dysfunction and lead to heart failure.

Alzheimer's gene may affect cognitive health before adulthood, study finds

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 09:39
The Apolipoprotein E (APOE) is a major cholesterol carrier that aids in lipid transport and injury repair in the brain. It packages cholesterol and other fats and moves them through the bloodstream. APOE polymorphic alleles are the major genetic factors for the risk of Alzheimer’s disease (AD).

Strong family bonding improves helps child's asthma

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 09:06
Want to help your child deal with asthma better? A new Northwestern University study says one way is to build a sturdy sense of family bonding, especially in dangerous neighborhoods.

Resveratrol found in grapes could help astronauts on Mars

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 08:51
For the first humans on landing on Mars, a natural ingredient resveratrol could help prevent muscle atrophy due to zero gravity says a report in the Frontiers in Physiology.

Researchers use Twitter and artificial intelligence to see who’s exercising

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 08:29
Social media captures demographic data on physical activity by using Twitter and artificial intelligence (AI), a new study shows.

Research sheds light on the bias toward people with disabilities

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 08:20
Needing to ride in a wheelchair can put the brakes on myriad opportunities - some less obvious than one might think. New research from Michigan State University sheds light on the bias people have toward people with disabilities, known as "ableism," and how it shifts over time.

Marshall University scientist wins new NIH grant for research on heart attack

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 01:51
Sandrine Pierre, Ph.D., associate scientific director at the Marshall Institute for Interdisciplinary Research, has received a new grant from the National Institutes of Health to further her research on myocardial infarction, known as a heart attack.

Positive family relationships can buffer children from poor asthma outcomes

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 01:47
Positive family relationships might help youth to maintain good asthma management behaviors even in the face of difficult neighborhood conditions, according to a new Northwestern University study.

Testosterone replacement therapy associated with increased risk of stroke, heart attack

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 01:38
Aging men with low testosterone levels who take testosterone replacement therapy are at a slightly greater risk of experiencing an ischemic stroke, transient ischemic attack, or myocardial infarction, especially during the first two years of use, reports a study appearing in The American Journal of Medicine, published by Elsevier.

Study reveals how aggressive prostate cancer metastasizes by evading the immune system

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 01:28
Researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have discovered how an aggressive form of prostate cancer called double-negative prostate cancer (DNPC) metastasizes by evading the the immune system.

Using mathematical model to trace brain transitions

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 01:13
Unique in its application of a mathematical model to understand how the brain transitions from consciousness to unconscious behavior, a study at The City College of New York's Benjamin Levich Institute for Physico-Chemical Hydrodynamics may have just advanced neuroscience appreciably.

Study shows link between gut microbiome health and successful joint replacement

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 01:02
Having healthy gut flora - the trillions of bacteria housed in our intestines - could lower the risk of infection following knee and hip replacement surgeries, while an unhealthy intestinal flora may increase the risk of infection.

Many women skip scientific conferences because of family obligations, study finds

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 00:58
For oncologists in the beginning of their career, scientific conferences present an opportunity to network, share their research, gain new knowledge and begin to advance in their career. But many women find themselves skipping these conferences because of family obligations, a new study finds.

Getting rid of chronic infections by waking up sleeping bacteria

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 00:46
Researchers in the group of Jan Michiels (VIB-KU Leuven Center for Microbiology) identified a mechanism of how sleepy bacteria wake up.

Estrogen is essential to maintain muscle stem cell health, research shows

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 00:40
New University of Minnesota Medical School research is the first to show that estrogen is essential to maintaining muscle stem cell health.

Maternal proximity to oil and gas areas associated with congenital heart defects in babies

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 00:27
Mothers living near more intense oil and gas development activity have a 40-70% higher chance of having children with congenital heart defects compared to those living in areas of less intense activity, according to a new study from researchers at the Colorado School of Public Health.

Researchers identify brain somatic mutations linked to Alzheimer's disease

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 00:13
Researchers have identified somatic mutations in the brain that could contribute to the development of Alzheimer's disease. Their findings were published in the journal Nature Communications last week.

Partial knee replacements are more cost effective and could save the NHS millions

Thu, 07/18/2019 - 23:32
New research from a randomized clinical trial published today in The Lancet and funded by the National Institute for Health Research shows that partial knee replacements (PKR) are as good as total knee replacements (TKR), whilst being more cost effective.

Chemotherapy drugs delivered using biodegradable paste can prolong survival in brain cancer

Thu, 07/18/2019 - 23:24
A combination of chemotherapy drugs during brain cancer surgery using a biodegradable paste, leads to long-term survival, researchers at the University of Nottingham have discovered.