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Specific cerebral circuitry bridges chemical changes and behavioral expressions in PTSD

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 13:15
Specific cerebral circuitry bridges chemical changes deep in the brain and the more outward behavioral expressions associated with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which could lead to more objective biomarkers for the disorder, according to a comprehensive review of rapidly changing data published June 22 in The New England Journal of Medicine.

Genetic factors play significant role in causing ALS, study reveals

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 12:54
Up to 90 percent of people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) report that they have no family history of the disease.

Microscopic fungus exacerbates Crohn's disease symptoms, mice study shows

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 11:31
A microscopic fungus called Candida tropicalis triggered gut inflammation and exacerbated symptoms of Crohn's disease, in a recent study conducted at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

Higher paternal age translates into geekier sons !

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 11:28
A new study has found that men who delay having children are more likely to have “geekier” sons. The “Geek Index” devised by the King's College London was tested on kids of older fathers and it found that these kids were more intelligent and focused and less bothered about being included and fitting in. The mothers did not seem to have an impact and daughters too did not have an impact from being born to older fathers says the study.

Researchers identify key protein that helps trigger ketamine's rapid antidepressant effects

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 11:24
UT Southwestern Medical Center scientists have identified a key protein that helps trigger ketamine's rapid antidepressant effects in the brain, a crucial step to developing alternative treatments to the controversial drug being dispensed in a growing number of clinics across the country.

Negative body image perceptions related to increased tobacco, alcohol use among teenagers

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 11:14
How teenagers perceive their appearance, including their body image, can have significant impacts on health and wellness.

Scientists develop new algorithm to decipher how immune system recognizes and binds antigens

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 11:01
Scientists from St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center have developed an algorithm that functions like a Rosetta Stone to help decipher how the immune system recognizes and binds antigens.

Insurance expansion improves overall health and reduces mortality, analysis shows

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 10:05
There is strong evidence that expanding health insurance increases access to care, improves health in a variety of ways, and reduces mortality, according to Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health researchers who analyzed a decade's worth of evidence on the effects of insurance coverage on health.

Study: Population aging likely to end in China, USA, and Germany

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 09:48
Population aging could peak by 2040 in Germany and by 2070 in China, according to a new study published in the journal PLOS ONE, which combines new measures of aging with probabilistic population projections from the UN. In the USA, the study shows very little population aging at all in the coming century.

Researchers evaluate trends in emergency room use and treatment costs for shingles

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 09:25
Shingles, a common infection of the nerves that causes a painful rash or small blisters on the skin, is caused by a reactivation of the chicken pox virus.

Review highlights effective treatment options for managing patients with T2D and osteoporosis

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 08:26
Type 2 diabetes (T2D) and osteoporosis often coexist in patients, but managing both conditions can be a challenge.

Cycling to work can help reduce stress and improve performance, research finds

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 08:15
New research from Concordia's John Molson School of Business has found that cycling can help reduce stress and improve your work performance.

NKI's I-Portal devices can accurately measure mTBI symptoms, study shows

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 08:05
Neuro Kinetics, Inc., the global leader in clinical eye tracking and neural functional assessments, has co-authored a study indicating that a battery of OVRT (oculomotor, vestibular, and reaction time) tests, in combination with NKI's I-Portal devices, can accurately measure mTBI (concussion) symptoms both initially and during convalescence.

New 3D display could solve eye fatigue problems of  AR and VR devices

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 07:58
There is a great deal of excitement around virtual reality (VR) headsets that display a computer-simulated world and augmented reality (AR) glasses that overlay computer-generated elements with the real world.

Scientists discover biological fingerprint in children with tuberculosis meningitis

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 07:51
Children with tuberculosis meningitis - a brain and spinal cord infection that leads to disability and death -- have a biological fingerprint that can be used to assess the severity of the condition, help decide the best course of treatment, and provide clues for novel treatments, scientists at the Francis Crick Institute, Imperial College London and the University of Cape Town reveal.

New device removes medical alarm sounds to improve ICU patient recovery

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 07:47
A team of investigators at Vanderbilt University Medical Center wants to improve patient outcomes in Intensive Care Unit settings by silencing audible medical alarms in hospital rooms.

Researchers find new evidence that autoimmunity plays role in Parkinson's disease

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 07:42
Researchers have found the first direct evidence that autoimmunity- in which the immune system attacks the body's own tissues- plays a role in Parkinson's disease, the neurodegenerative movement disorder.

Extra virgin olive oil protects memory and helps prevent Alzheimer’s

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 07:31
In a landmark judgment, the Court of Justice of the European Union, yesterday ruled that courts could consider vaccines to be the reason for an illness despite the absence of any concrete evidence to support the connection.

New research uncovers brain mechanism that enables more efficient multitasking

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 23:23
Although "multitasking" is a popular buzzword, research shows that only 2% of the population actually multitasks efficiently. Most of us just shift back and forth between different tasks, a process that requires our brains to refocus time and time again -- and reduces overall productivity by a whopping 40%.

Simple blood test could improve treatment for many stage 2 colon cancer patients

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 23:18
​A simple blood test could improve treatment for more than 1 in 6 stage 2 colon cancer patients, suggests new Mayo Clinic research. The researchers also discovered that many patients who could benefit from the test likely aren't receiving it.

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