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Soft bedding responsible for majority of sleep-related infant deaths, study reveals

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 23:00
Almost 70% of babies who died from sleep-related suffocation between 2011 and 2014 did so because of soft bedding, a new study reveals.

Study finds worse health-related quality of life among transgender adults

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 22:28
Transgender adults were more likely to report worse health-related quality of life compared with cisgender adults.

Asia's diabetes epidemic increases risk of death among women, middle-aged people

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 22:25
Diabetes has reached epidemic proportions in Asia and has dramatically increased the risk of premature death, especially among women and middle-aged people, a multinational study led by Vanderbilt University researchers has found.

Brain areas linked to memory and emotion aid odor navigation in humans

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 22:09
Species like dogs and rodents use their sense of smell to navigate toward desirable items and places and away from those they should avoid.

MIT scientists reverse some behavioral symptoms of rare neurodevelopmental disorder

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 21:55
Williams Syndrome, a rare neurodevelopmental disorder that affects about one in 10,000 babies born in the United States, produces a range of symptoms including cognitive impairments, cardiovascular problems, and extreme friendliness, or hypersociability.

Survey: Half of all American workplaces offer health and wellness programs

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 21:16
Workplace health promotion programs are increasing in the U.S., according to researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Gillings School of Global Public Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and RTI International.

Researchers are developing brand-new method to cure brain tumors

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 21:13
Scientists from Far Eastern Federal University in cooperation with colleagues from Blokhin Russian Cancer Research Center, Switzerland, and Sweden for the first time studied proteins, which constitute WNT signaling pathway of the cancer stem cells of glioblastoma multiforme (GBM CD133+ CSCs), one of the most aggressive brain tumors.

Johns Hopkins study reports overdiagnosis of schizophrenia

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 20:59
In a small study of patients referred to the Johns Hopkins Early Psychosis Intervention Clinic (EPIC), Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers report that about half the people referred to the clinic with a schizophrenia diagnosis didn't actually have schizophrenia.

First-of-its-kind study highlights lethal impact of medical emergencies worldwide

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 19:14
In 2015, about half of the world's 28 million human deaths were the result of medical emergencies, with the bulk of the burden borne by poorer nations, according to a statistical analysis of information from nearly 200 countries by a Johns Hopkins Medicine researcher.

Study uncovers reasons for poor mental health in bisexual people

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 19:09
The largest study of bisexual people in the world to date, led by La Trobe University, has examined why bisexual people experience higher rates of psychological distress than heterosexual and homosexual people.

Researchers identify new allergen responsible for allergy to durum wheat

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 18:55
An international team of researchers, in which a female researcher from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid is involved, has identified one of the main causes of food allergy in the Mediterranean area.

Many cancer patients use marijuana and prescription opioids, study reveals

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 12:48
A new study reveals that many people with cancer use marijuana, and rates of use in the U.S. have increased over time.

Study provides new insight into how obesity, insulin resistance can affect cognition

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 11:19
Obesity can break down our protective blood brain barrier resulting in problems with learning and memory, scientists report.

Study seeks to better understand the genetic causes for hypospadias

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 10:28
Daniel Casella, M.D., a urologist at Children's National, was honored with an AUA Mid-Atlantic Section William D. Steers, M.D. Award, which provides two years of dedicated research funding that he will use to better understand the genetic causes for hypospadias.

Opioid dose variability could lead to increased risk of overdose, study suggests

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 09:56
Patients prescribed opioid pain medications whose doses varied over time were 3 times more likely to experience an overdose than patients prescribed stable opioid doses, according to an observational study from Kaiser Permanente published today in JAMA Network Open.

Smoking cessation during pregnancy associated with reduced risk of preterm birth

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 09:51
There is an important association between maternal cigarette smoking cessation during pregnancy and risk of preterm birth, according to a new Dartmouth-led study published in JAMA Network Open.

Researchers discover why women get autoimmune diseases far more often than men

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 09:32
It's one of the great mysteries of medicine, and one that affects the lives of millions of people: Why do women's immune systems gang up on them far more than men's do, causing nine times more women to develop autoimmune diseases such as lupus?

Marijuana users weigh less compared to non-users

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 08:57
New evidence from Michigan State University suggests that those who smoke cannabis, or marijuana, weigh less compared to adults who don't.

Bacteria play a role in the development of stomach ulcers in pigs

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 08:47
Stomach ulcers are common in pigs, like they are in humans. Until recently, the cause of this disease was unclear.

Light-intensity physical activity associated with healthy brain aging

Fri, 04/19/2019 - 22:23
Incremental physical activity, even at light intensity, is associated with larger brain volume and healthy brain aging.