Rss Feed

Subscribe to Rss Feed feed
Latest Medical Research News and Research
Updated: 34 min 10 sec ago

Replenishing a protein could improve healing properties of stem cell therapy after heart attack

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 02:24
Researchers may have found a way to reduce ongoing heart damage that occurs long after a severe heart attack by improving the longevity of stem cells injected into the heart.

Simple toolkit improves quality of care in Indian hospitals

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 02:00
A simple toolkit of checklists, education materials and quality and performance reporting improved the quality of care but not outcomes in hospitals in the south Indian state of Kerala and may have the potential to improve outcomes of heart attacks and other major cardiovascular disease events in other settings, according to a new Northwestern Medicine study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Study identifies risk factors for sleep apnea in pregnant woman

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 01:56
Snoring, older age and obesity may increase a pregnant woman's risk for sleep apnea--or interrupted breathing during sleep--according to researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health.

Study finds decline in number of clinical trials funded by NIH

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 01:38
The number of clinical trials funded by the National Institutes of Health has declined since 2005, according to a new study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. During the same period, average trial sizes were observed to be smaller with only 10 percent of trials enrolling more than 500 participants.

Scientists suggest new strategy to inhibit untreatable, deadly nerve sheath tumors

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 00:52
Genomic profiling of mostly untreatable and deadly nerve sheath tumors led scientists to test a possible therapeutic strategy that inhibited tumor growth in lab tests on human tumor cells and mouse models, according to research in the journal Cancer Cell.

Study to track impact of Hurricane Harvey on pregnant moms

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 00:44
Johanna Bick, assistant professor of clinical psychology at the University of Houston, is launching a study of women who were pregnant during Hurricane Harvey, or who became pregnant within six months after, to track the role of stress in neonatal development and pregnancy outcomes and whether a simple online writing exercise can alleviate some of that anxiety.

New scanning technology could reduce number of biopsies on people with fatty liver disease

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 00:09
A study jointly led by the University of Birmingham and University of Edinburgh has revealed that a new scanning technology could almost halve the number of liver biopsies carried out on people with fatty liver disease.

New Blink Reflexometer could provide more objective measures of concussion severity

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 23:57
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that between 1.6 and 3.8 million concussions occur each year in the US. In addition, research indicates that nearly a quarter of annual traumatic brain injuries among children are sustained during high-contact/collision recreational activities or sports.

Participation of family members in basic care enhances healing of hospitalized patients

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 23:30
A voluntary program being spearheaded by Intermountain Healthcare that allows family members of hospitalized patients to participate in their care enhanced healing and reduced readmission rates, according to a new study published in the February issue of the medical journal, CHEST.

New review examines effectiveness of cupping therapy in athletes

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 23:22
Swimmer Michael Phelps's continued dominance at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics was accompanied by worldwide awareness of cupping. Cupping therapy has re-emerged as a potential approach to boost post-exercise metabolic recovery, reduce pain, and improve range of motion by increasing local microcirculation.

Researchers develop new method to map dopamine system in Parkinson's patients

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 20:41
With the aid of a PET camera, researchers from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have developed a new method for investigating the dopamine system in the brains of patients suffering from Parkinson's disease.

Cardiovascular risk factors may play greater role in sudden cardiac arrest among younger people

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 20:34
Obesity and other common cardiovascular risk factors may play a greater role in sudden cardiac arrest among younger people than previously recognized, underscoring the importance of earlier screening, a Cedars-Sinai study has found.

Study reveals the link between slow eating and low obesity

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 18:55
Study reveals that eating slowly, as well as avoiding eating 2 hours prior to going to sleep and after dinner snacks might all help reduce body weight. These adjustments are linked with lower obesity and weight (BMI), as well as smaller waist circumference.

Study reports longer survival for obese men with metastatic melanoma

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 18:04
Obese patients with metastatic melanoma who are treated with targeted or immune therapies live significantly longer than those with a normal body mass index, investigators report in a study published in Lancet Oncology of 1,918 patients in six independent clinical cohorts.

Opioid users have increased risk of invasive pneumococcal diseases

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 17:55
Opioid users have a significantly increased risk of infections severe enough to require treatment at the hospital, such as pneumonia and meningitis, as compared to people who don't use opioids.

Neurotransmitter glutamate plays role in alcohol cravings, IU-led study finds

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 15:05
A study led by Indiana University on neurochemical changes associated with alcohol addiction found that the neurotransmitter glutamate plays a role in some alcohol cravings.

Social benefits may ease financial burden experienced by parents of children diagnosed with cancer

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 15:01
A new study from Sweden found that social benefits often ease the financial burdens experienced by the parents of children recently diagnosed with cancer, but mothers experienced persistently lower income after benefits diminished.

IBBL joins new € 3.13 million project to promote personalized medicine in Europe

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 13:36
IBBL will over the next three years contribute to the Interreg project Codex4SMEs. The € 3.13 million project aims to build a transnational network to accelerate the development of so-called companion diagnostics by small and medium-sized businesses and hence to promote personalized medicine in Europe.

MMA athletes may put health at risk by using extreme weight loss techniques

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 13:32
Mixed martial arts athletes are potentially putting their health at risk by shedding almost 10kg in bodyweight in the lead up to fights, new research from Edith Cowan University has found.

Five minute treadmill test can predict risk of mortality, research finds

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 09:31
Queen's University researcher Louise de Lannoy has determined a short, five minute treadmill test can predict the risk of mortality. This risk is determined independent of other traditional risk factors including age, weight, blood pressure, smoking status, diabetes, cholesterol, and family history.