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Infant sleep problems can be linked to mental disorders in adolescence

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 03:56
Specific sleep problems among babies and very young children can be linked to mental disorders in adolescents, a new study has found.

UMass Amherst biostatistician awarded federal grants to support research on pandemic forecasting

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 03:50
University of Massachusetts Amherst biostatistician Nicholas Reich has been awarded grants from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to support innovation and expansion in his groundbreaking pandemic forecasting work.

Novel drug could protect the brain during and after stroke

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 03:28
Neuroscientists at the University of Pittsburgh Brain Institute have identified a novel drug that could protect the brain during and after a stroke.

Clinical-grade wearables provide continuous on-body sensing for COVID-19

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 03:22
Although it might be tempting to rely on your fitness tracker to catch early signs of COVID-19, Northwestern University researchers caution that consumer wearables are not sophisticated enough to monitor the complicated illness.

Women with breast cancer diagnosed at earlier stage in states with expanded Medicaid coverage

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 03:07
In a new study by Yale Cancer Center, researchers have demonstrated that in states with expanded Medicaid coverage through the Affordable Care Act a higher percentage of women with breast cancer had their disease diagnosed at an early stage.

Researchers develop a potential treatment approach for Pelizaeus-Merzbacher disease

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 03:01
A team led by Case Western Reserve University medical researchers has developed a potential treatment method for Pelizaeus-Merzbacher disease (PMD), a fatal neurological disorder that produces severe movement, motor and cognitive dysfunction in children.

Exercise can slow or prevent macular degeneration

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 02:51
Exercise can slow or prevent the development of macular degeneration and may benefit other common causes of vision loss, such as glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy, new research suggests.

Inflammatory changes in tumors can cause drug resistance in blood vessels

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 02:32
Scientists at Hokkaido University and collaborators have identified how inflammatory changes in tumors caused by chemotherapy trigger blood vessel anomalies and thus drug-resistance, resulting in poor prognosis of cancer patients.

Study: Even moderate exercise during pregnancy boosts benefits of breastmilk for babies

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 23:36
A new study led by researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and College of Medicine finds even moderate exercise during pregnancy increases a compound in breast milk that reduces a baby's lifelong risks of serious health issues such as diabetes, obesity and heart disease.

Researchers develop biomedical device for use in regenerative medicine

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 20:22
The UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country has developed a sustainable biomedical device from food industry by-products for use in regenerative medicine

Repeated sampling of FIB-4 score can increase the prediction of future liver cirrhosis

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 20:19
Repeated measurements of the biomarker FIB-4 in the blood every few years can predict the risk of developing severe liver disease, according to a new study from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden published in the Journal of Hepatology.

Inflammatory changes in tumors can cause drug resistance in cancer blood vessels

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 20:15
Scientists at Hokkaido University and collaborators have identified how inflammatory changes in tumors caused by chemotherapy trigger blood vessel anomalies and thus drug-resistance, resulting in the poor prognosis of cancer patients.

Air pollution may lead to interstitial lung diseases

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 20:06
More research must be done to investigate the role of air pollution on the epigenome in patients with interstitial lung diseases (ILDs), in order to develop strategies that minimize the effects of these pollutants, according to a new article published online in the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

Study: Lifetime discrimination can raise the risk of hypertension in African Americans

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 20:03
Lifetime discrimination is a chronic stressor that may increase the risk for hypertension also known as high blood pressure, in African Americans, according to new research published today in Hypertension, an American Heart Association journal.

Alzheimer’s drug could be re-purposed to reverse blood vessel damage in diabetes

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 15:56
Drugs that were developed to treat Alzheimer’s Disease could be re-purposed to prevent - or even reverse - the damage done to the blood vessels in people who are obese or suffer from type 2 diabetes, according to new research.

Early-intervention helps parents to manage toddlers with challenging behaviors

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 15:10
A play-based therapy aimed at helping parents manage children’s behavior has seen long-lasting results in a live trial.

Irresistin: a ‘Poison Arrow’ to Defeat Antibiotic Resistance

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 13:37
News-Medical speaks to Dr. James Martin and Dr. Zemer Gitai from Princeton University about their research which led to the discovery of a new antibiotic.

Menopause can increase risk of metabolic syndrome, shows study

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 12:11
Perimenopause is a time when women become more vulnerable to a number of health problems. A new study based on data from the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging identified menopause as a risk factor for the development of metabolic syndrome or some of its components, including hypertension, central obesity, and high blood sugar. Study results are published online today in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS).

Depression is prevalent during menopause, confirms study

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 12:08
Depression has been shown to be prevalent during menopause, affecting as many as 70% of women transitioning into menopause.

Researchers to receive Real-World Data Impact Award to advance patient-centric research

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 12:02
Three American Cancer Society researchers will receive the Real-World Data Impact Award to advance patient-centric research, the ACS and Flatiron Health announced today.

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