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New pain management program sends 92% cancer surgery patients home with no opioids

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 13:06
A specialized pain management program for patients who underwent robotic surgery for urologic cancers resulted in just eight percent going home with narcotics after discharge, compared to 100 percent who would have received them without this enhanced recovery protocol.

Important differences found in characteristics, progression of lupus among racial/ethnic groups

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 12:59
In the first epidemiologic study comparing lupus among four major racial/ethnic groups, researchers found that, following a lupus diagnosis, Blacks, Asians/Pacific Islanders, and Hispanics are at increased risk of developing problems related to the kidneys, the neurological system, and the blood.

Study offers unique methods to determine individual's metal exposure and nutrition status

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 12:47
Some of the metals people are exposed to everyday - even through typical activities such as eating and drinking water - have been linked to cancer, Parkinson's disease and other serious illnesses.

Study finds high trace metal exposure among pregnant women living near fracking wells in Canada

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 12:41
The Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology last week revealed the findings of a 2016 pilot study that measured pregnant women's exposure to environmental contaminants in northeastern British Columbia, an area of intensive natural-gas production through hydraulic fracturing.

EHEs may be no safer than traditional charcoal-based hookahs, study reveals

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 12:19
Waterpipe tobacco smoking, otherwise known as "hookah" or "shisha," is becoming increasingly popular worldwide, especially among youth.

Higher education associated with later onset of Alzheimer's-related accelerated cognitive decline

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 12:08
Exercising the brain by learning and thinking is known to improve cognition. Now a new study by Stony Brook University researchers reveals that higher education is associated with later onset of Alzheimer's-related accelerated cognitive declines.

Study finds hypertension in children exposed to flower pesticides

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 12:03
In a study published online May 21, 2019 in the journal Environmental Research, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine found higher blood pressure and pesticide exposures in children associated with a heightened pesticide spraying period around the Mother's Day flower harvest.

New modeling study estimates cancer burden associated with poor diet among American adults

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 11:57
A new modeling study estimates the number, proportion, and type of specific cancers associated with the under or overconsumption of foods and sugar-sweetened beverages among American adults.

People undergoing surgery are getting older at faster rate, analysis reveals

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 11:36
A new BJS analysis reveals that people undergoing surgery in England are getting older at a faster rate than the general population.

Genetic variation in heart valve cells of developing fetus creates mitral valve prolapse

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 11:20
Genetic variation in heart valve cells of the developing fetus create the blueprint for the later development of mitral valve prolapse, according to the cover story of today's Science Translational Medicine.

Blood donations could hold clues to dangerous genetic cholesterol condition

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 11:17
What if your blood donation held clues to a dangerous genetic cholesterol condition that could also affect the health of your loved ones?

New technology helps reduce cost and time needed to do common laboratory tests

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 11:07
A desire for a simpler, cheaper way to do common laboratory tests for medical diagnoses and to avoid "washing the dishes" led University of Connecticut researchers to develop a new technology that reduces cost and time.

University of Miami establishes AIDS Research Center to curb HIV epidemic

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 10:56
The United Nation's goal of ending AIDS around the world by 2030 is undeniably ambitious, but within tantalizing reach.

Researchers discover new hybrid molecules that could act as anti-cancer agents

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 10:47
Researchers from NYU Abu Dhabi's (NYUAD) chemistry program and colleagues from the University's biology program have developed and studied the biological activity of five new, metal-organic hybrid knotted molecules, termed metal-organic trefoil knots (M-TKs).

Researchers study reason for burden of HLBS disorders in south rural communities

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 10:45
People born in rural communities in the South, especially in southern Appalachia and the Mississippi Delta, may live shorter and less healthy lives than their counterparts elsewhere in the country, in part due to a high burden of heart, lung, blood and sleep disorders.

Study finds dog breeds and physical traits that pose highest risk of biting with severe injury

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 10:42
New research at The Ohio State University College of Medicine and The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center identifies dog breeds and physical traits that pose the highest risk of biting with severe injury.

Marijuana use episodes among couples increase likelihood of intimacy events

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 10:39
Marijuana use episodes among couples who frequently use the drug increase the likelihood of experiencing intimacy events, according to the results of a University at Buffalo-led study.

Scientists identify target to ‘tone down’ hyper-active immunity to influenza infection

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 10:30
For most people, the influenza A virus, commonly known as the flu, is cleared from the body by our own immune system.

People with bipolar disorder more likely to later develop Parkinson's disease

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 10:24
People who have bipolar disorder may be more likely to later develop Parkinson's disease than people who do not have bipolar disorder, according at a study published in the May 22, 2019, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

Researchers identify new anti-aging compounds among FDA-approved drugs

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 10:17
Researchers from Gero, Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech), Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT), and University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) collaborated to derive a transcriptomic signature of aging, which they confirmed using large transcriptomic databases.