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Study explores link between work stress and increased cancer risk

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 23:25
In an International Journal of Cancer study of data on more than 280,000 people from North America and Europe, work stress was associated with a significantly increased risk of colorectal, esophagus, and lung cancers.

Weight history at ages 20 and 40 could help predict patients' future risk of heart failure

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 23:20
In a medical records analysis of information gathered on more than 6,000 people, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers conclude that simply asking older adult patients about their weight history at ages 20 and 40 could provide real value to clinicians in their efforts to predict patients' future risk of heart failure, heart attacks or strokes.

Virginia Tech and UC San Diego researchers team up to develop nonopioid drug for chronic pain

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 22:57
Researchers from the Virginia Tech School of Neuroscience are teaming with the University of California San Diego and the U.S. National Institutes of Health to develop a drug -- now in its earliest stages -- that can treat certain types of chronic pain without the addictive consequences of opioids.

DNA analysis finds that stethoscopes used in the ICU are teaming with bacteria

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 21:54
Researchers have found that stethoscopes carried by healthcare practitioners in an intensive care (ICU) setting are loaded with a wide range of bacteria.

Genetics study offers hope for new acne treatment

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 18:10
A discovery by researchers from the School of Basic & Medical Biosciences and NIHR Guy's and St Thomas' Biomedical Research Centre could lead to new treatments for severe acne. Scientists found 15 genome regions linked to developing the condition.

Moderate alcohol consumption linked with lower risk of hospitalization

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 17:11
A study of the Department of Epidemiology and Prevention of I.R.C.C.S. Neuromed, in collaboration with the Department of Nutrition of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, highlights that people who consume alcohol moderately (one glass of wine a day), in the general framework of Mediterranean diet principles, have a lower risk of being hospitalized compared to heavier drinkers, but also to the teetotallers.

New method helps better understand pathological development of ALS

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 16:49
The neurodegenerative disease ALS causes motor neuron death and paralysis. However, long before the cells die, they lose contact with the muscles as their axons atrophy.

Obsessive-compulsive disorder may protect individuals from obesity

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 15:52
A new study led by Amitai Abramovitch, assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at Texas State University, shows that individuals with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) are significantly less likely to become overweight or obese.

The EORTC Brain Tumor Group and Protagen AG collaborate to study immuno-competence of long-term glioblastoma survivors

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 15:48
The European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer Brain Tumor Group and Protagen AG today announced a collaboration to utilize Protagen’s Cancer Immunotherapy Array to identify autoantibody biomarkers that investigate the immunological profile and immuno-competence of long-term Glioblastoma survivors.

Insights into magnetotactic bacteria could guide development of biological nanorobots

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 15:46
Magnetotactic bacteria are a unique aquatic species which use magnetic nanoparticles as an internal compass to navigate

Study reveals role of brain mechanism in memory recall

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 13:17
Whether it's the pleasant experience of returning to one's childhood home over the holidays or the unease of revisiting a site that proved unpleasant, we often find that when we return to a context where an episode first happened, specific and vivid memories can come flooding back.

Targeting biochemical pathway may lead to new therapies for alleviating symptoms of anxiety disorders

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 12:55
According to some estimates, up to one in three people around the world may experience severe anxiety in their lifetime.

Whole-body imaging PET/MRI offers information to guide treatment options for prostate cancer

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 12:35
New research on prostate cancer staging shows that PSMA-targeted PET/MRI performs equally as well as currently used predictive tools to determine the risk for advanced disease.

Findings may open up new ways to treat dwarfism and other ER-stress-related conditions

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 12:28
Pseudoachondroplasia (PSACH) is a severe inherited dwarfing condition characterized by disproportionate short stature, joint laxity, pain, and early onset osteoarthritis.

SLU researchers explore how fetal exposure to inflammation can alter immunity in newborns

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 10:58
Saint Louis University researchers are studying how fetal exposure to inflammation can alter immune responses after birth.

NIH offers support for HIV care and prevention research in the southern United States

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 10:54
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases will fund a series of collaborations with medical research institutions in the southern United States to test new ways of implementing HIV treatment and prevention tools in counties with some of the highest rates of new HIV cases nationwide.

Link between poverty and obesity is only about 30 years old, study shows

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 10:39
It's a fact: poverty and obesity are intimately connected. But this relationship is only about 30 years old, according to a new study coauthored by UT researchers and published in Palgrave Communications, an open-access, online journal.

Sex work criminalization linked to incidences of violence finds study

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 09:21
A large new study has shown that sex work criminalization is associated with increased incidences of violence against them. Since most of the sex workers are unable to screen their potential clients and resort to obscure and hidden places, they are more vulnerable to crimes against them, finds the study.

Age and gender disparities found in use of bed nets to prevent malaria in sub-Saharan Africa

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 08:29
When households in sub-Saharan Africa don't have an adequate number of insecticide-treated bed nets, pregnant women and children under five are the most likely family members to sleep under the ones they have, leaving men and school-aged children more exposed to malaria, new Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs research suggests.

FSU study finds racial disparity among adolescents receiving flu vaccine

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 08:22
Black adolescents living in the United States tend to receive the influenza vaccine at significantly lower rates than their white and Hispanic counterparts, according to Florida State University researchers.