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Research finds particular subclass of 'bad cholesterol' is a much better predictor of heart attacks

Tue, 11/19/2019 - 01:03
New research at Ohio University shows that a particular subclass of low-density lipoproteins (LDL), also known as "bad cholesterol," is a much better predictor of potential heart attacks than the mere presence of LDL, which is incorrect more often than not.

Study shows effects of wartime stressors and mental health conditions among women veterans

Tue, 11/19/2019 - 00:58
Vietnam-era women veterans suffer with stress-related mental health conditions, including posttraumatic stress disorder, major depression and generalized anxiety disorder, more than four decades after their service.

Tailored T-cells safe, may be effective in preventing and treating multiple viral infections

Tue, 11/19/2019 - 00:51
Tailored T-cells specially designed to combat a half dozen viruses are safe and may be effective in preventing and treating multiple viral infections, according to research led by Children's National Hospital faculty.

Children born to women on HIV therapy more likely to have microcephaly, developmental delays

Tue, 11/19/2019 - 00:38
Children born to women on HIV therapy containing the drug efavirenz were 2 to 2.5 times more likely to have microcephaly, or small head size, compared to children born to women on regimens of other antiretroviral drugs, according to an analysis funded by the National Institutes of Health.

Heart pumps linked to complications in some patients who underwent stent procedures

Tue, 11/19/2019 - 00:08
In critically ill patients who require a heart pump to support blood circulation as part of stent procedures, specific heart pumps have been associated with serious complications, according to a new study led by cardiologists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

Counties experiencing most economic distress have highest heart disease mortality rates

Mon, 11/18/2019 - 23:58
Communities in the United States that experienced the most economic distress in the wake of the Great Recession saw a significant increase in death rates from heart disease and strokes among middle-aged people, according to a new multi-institution study led by researchers at Penn Medicine.

Research shows link between job losses during the Great Recession and drop in U.S. birth rates

Mon, 11/18/2019 - 23:50
New research published this month in the Southern Economic Journal reveals job losses during the Great Recession (2007-2009) may be partly responsible for the recent drop in U.S. birth rates.

'Dysbiosis' promotes the onset of colorectal cancer

Mon, 11/18/2019 - 23:32
The gastroenterology team at Henri-Mondor AP-HP Hospital and University Paris-Est Créteil, led by Professor Iradj Sobhani, together with teams from Inserm and the Institut Pasteur Molecular Microbial Pathogenesis Unit (U1202), led by Professor Philippe Sansonetti - holder of the Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Chair at the Collège de France -, have demonstrated that an imbalance in the gut microbiota, also known as "dysbiosis", promotes the onset of colorectal cancer.

Self-destructive mitochondria may set the stage for neurodegeneration in ALS

Mon, 11/18/2019 - 23:16
Northwestern Medicine scientists have discovered a new phenomenon in the brain that could explain the development of early stages of neurodegeneration seen in diseases such as ALS, which affects voluntary muscle movement such as walking and talking.

High-protein diets may affect kidney health

Mon, 11/18/2019 - 23:10
A high-protein diet is believed to be healthy. It is suggested that it keeps you fit, helps you to lose fat and to retain lean muscle mass. Avoiding carbohydrates and substituting them with proteins has become a leading dogma for all those who care for their looks and health.

BGU researchers discover gene that causes nighttime atrial fibrillation

Mon, 11/18/2019 - 23:00
Genetic studies spanning three generations of a Persian Jewish family by researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. have identified a gene that causes nighttime atrial fibrillation (AFib).

WHO announces two-year scheme to drive down the price of insulin

Mon, 11/18/2019 - 20:51
The World Health Organization plans to make insulin more affordable for the millions of people suffering from diabetes.

Newly discovered cell involved in rheumatoid arthritis could serve as treatment target

Mon, 11/18/2019 - 20:31
Researchers have made a discovery about a class of cells involved in rheumatoid arthritis that could instigate new treatments.

Researchers identify “mutational footprint” caused by chemotherapy that leads to side effects

Mon, 11/18/2019 - 20:13
Researchers have characterized the "mutational footprint" that results from chemotherapy and leads to long-term side effects.

Opioid dose tapering rates as much as six times higher than recommended

Mon, 11/18/2019 - 18:40
Stigma and safety fears have made daily dose tapering of opioid prescriptions more common. New research from UC Davis Health physicians, however, shows tapering can occur at rates as much as six times higher than recommended, putting patients at risk of withdrawal, uncontrolled pain or mental health crises.

Metabolic syndrome: New purpose for an existing drug

Mon, 11/18/2019 - 17:27
New drugs can be developed from old ones. This revolutionary pharmacological approach that has been gaining ground recently was confirmed by a study conducted by two major research centers of the University of Trento that was published today in Nature Communications.

Researchers identify possible new treatment strategy for progeria

Mon, 11/18/2019 - 17:18
Progeria is a very rare disease that affects about one in 18 million children and results in premature aging and death in adolescence from complications of cardiovascular disease.

High-fat maternal diet can cause life-long changes in the fetal brain

Mon, 11/18/2019 - 16:32
A study team at MedUni Vienna’s Center for Brain Research has found that high-fat maternal diets can cause life-long changes in the brain of the unborn offspring.

Study finds no benefits of screening for thyroid dysfunction in nonpregnant adults

Mon, 11/18/2019 - 12:42
A new guideline from the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care recommends against routine screening for thyroid dysfunction in nonpregnant adults without symptoms or risk factors.

Study: Almost 10% of diverse Latino populations meet the criteria for mild cognitive impairment

Mon, 11/18/2019 - 12:22
A study of over 6,300 Latinos of Dominican, Central American, Cuban, Mexican Puerto Rican and South American heritage estimates that nearly 10% of middle-age and older Latinos in the U.S. meet the criteria for mild cognitive impairment.