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Researchers identify superior blood-based biomarker for assessing sports-related concussions

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 08:47
A high-sensitive blood test can aid concussed hockey players when it might be safe to return to play. In a study published by the journal Neurology, researchers at Sahlgrenska Academy, Sweden, has identified a superior blood-based biomarker for assessing subtle brain injury.

Study shows effects of socioeconomic status on immune cells of children with asthma

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 08:35
There are considerable socioeconomic disparities in asthma control among children, but the molecular origins of these disparities are not well understood.

Drugs prescribed for newborns vary widely between NICUs, study finds

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 08:28
Little is known concerning how extensively drugs are prescribed to newborns in different neonatal intensive care units. A new British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology study of nearly 1,500 newborns admitted during 12 months to four different NICUs in The Netherlands found that drug use varies widely.

Study: Nearly three-quarters of commonly used medical scopes tainted by bacteria

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 08:20
In an ominous sign for patient safety, 71 percent of reusable medical scopes deemed ready for use on patients tested positive for bacteria at three major U.S. hospitals, according to a new study.

Contact precautions do not limit spread of drug-resistant bacteria in ICUs

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 00:44
Contact precautions, used in addition to the standard precautions, the basic level of infection control applied to all patients, did not limit or prevent the spread of drug-resistant bacteria in non-intensive care unit hospital wards, according to research presented at the 28th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases.

Relaxation after work could give better night’s sleep

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 00:26
If you've had a bad day at work thanks to rude colleagues, doing something fun and relaxing after you punch out could net you a better night's sleep.

Home-based treatment program offers robust and sustained relief for IBS patients

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 00:11
In the largest federally funded non-drug clinical trial for irritable bowel syndrome, patients with the most severe and persistent symptoms achieved robust and sustained relief by learning to control symptoms with minimal clinician contact. Led by University at Buffalo researchers in collaboration with colleagues at New York University and Northwestern University, the study was published online before print in Gastroenterology.

Prenatal marijuana use linked to increased chance of low birth weights

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 00:04
With marijuana use during pregnancy on the rise, a new study led by the Colorado School of Public Health shows that prenatal cannabis use was associated with a 50 percent increased likelihood of low birth weight, setting the stage for serious future health problems including infection and time spent in Neonatal Intensive Care Units.

New drug treatment could be promising therapeutic approach for millions with asthma

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 22:36
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School researchers identified a new treatment that could lead to more effective drug therapy for millions of individuals with asthma and other respiratory disorders such as chronic obstruction pulmonary disease.

Promising cell study may offer new opportunities for treating Parkinson's disease

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 22:27
For the first-time there is the prospect of medical doctors and researchers being able to alleviate the serious symptoms that follow with Parkinson's disease.

Exposure to toxin found in sheep may be linked to development of MS

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 22:17
Exposure to a toxin primarily found in sheep could be linked to the development of multiple sclerosis in humans, new research suggests.

Hacking 'drug trafficking' system could increase effectiveness of diabetes treatment

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 20:38
Making tiny changes to existing diabetes treatments can alter how they interact with cells, and potentially make the medicines more effective.

Clinical trial to examine stem cell therapy for treatment, prevention of complications after traumatic injury

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 20:30
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston has received funding through a public/private partnership for the first-ever clinical trial investigating a stem cell therapy for early treatment and prevention of complications after severe traumatic injury.

Future screening is more likely for people with false-positive cancer screening results

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 20:26
An analysis of electronic medical records indicates that patients who previously had a false-positive breast or prostate cancer screening test are more likely to obtain future recommended cancer screenings.

Targeted radiotherapy found to be a good option for women with early breast cancer

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 20:22
Quality of life for women treated with a more targeted radiotherapy treatment - called accelerated partial breast irradiation - is at least as good as quality of life for women treated with standard radiotherapy, according to research presented at the ESTRO 37 conference and published simultaneously in The Lancet Oncology.

Role of midbrain in encoding identity errors

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 19:47
When scientist Thorsten Kahnt was a high school student in Nuremberg, Germany, his friend Christian sported chin-length, curly brown hair. Then one day Christian appeared with newly buzzed hair, only half an inch long.

Scientists examine how specific eating patterns could help fight cancer and obesity

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 19:45
What we eat plays a significant role in our health. The Experimental Biology 2018 meeting (EB 2018) will showcase new research into how diet could be used to fight cancer and how specific eating patterns can encourage weight loss.

Probiotics can improve liver health, shows study

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 19:31
Increased awareness of the importance of the microbes that live in our gut has spurred a great deal of research on the microbiome and fueled a booming probiotics industry. A new study suggests probiotics can improve not only the health of our gut but liver health, as well.

Studies offer leads for new approaches to treat neurological problems

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 19:24
Technological advances have ushered in a new era of discovery in neuroscience. The Experimental Biology 2018 meeting will feature an array of research findings on the brain and nervous system.

Low concentrations of antibiotics can develop high antibiotic resistance in bacteria

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 19:17
Antibiotic-resistant bacteria are a global and growing problem in health care. To be able to prevent further development of resistance developing, it is important to understand where and how antibiotic resistance in bacteria arises.