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Hundreds of dietary supplements shown to contain unapproved drugs

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 19:03
An investigation has found that hundreds of over-the-counter dietary supplements contain unapproved pharmaceutical ingredients.

Study uses novel approach to investigate genetic origins of mental illnesses

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 17:32
A study in Biological Psychiatry has established a new analytical method for investigating the complex genetic origins of mental illnesses using brain cells that are grown in a dish from human embryonic stem cells.

Intensive care patients’ muscles less able to use fats for energy

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 16:22
The muscles of people in intensive care are less able to use fats for energy, contributing to an extensive loss of muscle mass, finds a new study co-led by King's College London, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust and University College London.

Study uncovers important role of PRMT1 in dilated cardiomyopathy

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 15:17
In a study published in iScience, Professor Akiyoshi Fukamizu of the Life Science Center for Survival Dynamics, Tsukuba Advanced Research Alliance (University of Tsukuba, JAPAN) and the research group reported a new work on discovery of the important role of PRMT1 in dilated cardiomyopathy.

Nutritional quality of breakfast linked to cardiovascular and metabolic risk factors in children

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 15:06
Researchers at the Institute for Innovation and Sustainable Development in the Food Chain of the Public University of Navarre have published a piece of research in which they show that the nutritional quality of breakfast is associated with significant cardiovascular and metabolic risk factors in overweight children (even in those who are fit and who do exercise every day).

Notable improvement in brain cancer survival among younger patients but not much for elderly

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 15:03
A new study from Helsinki University Hospital, University of Helsinki and the Finnish Cancer Registry shows that survival after glioblastoma has improved since the millennium. The improvement in survival was, however, modest in elderly patients, raising concerns whether current treatment strategies are optimal for this patient group.

UA professor receives NSF grant to develop antifouling materials for medical implants

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 13:25
Jie Zheng, Ph.D., a chemical and biomolecular engineering professor at The University of Akron, recently received a grant from the National Science Foundation for research that will focus on the development of functional biomaterials involved in medical implants.

Purdue researchers develop new chemical process to find better drug 'fits' for patients

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 13:15
When a medication doesn't "fit" the body quite right, the results can be devastating. Such is the case for thalidomide, which was prescribed in the 1950s and 1960s as a sedative or hypnotic, even for pregnant women.

Leading hip-hop videos depict use of tobacco and marijuana products, study finds

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 13:07
Over the past decade, hip-hop music has become a world-wide phenomenon and, in 2017, surpassed rock as the biggest music genre in the United States.

Survey results highlight the need for better communication between patients and HCPs about bacterial vaginosis

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 13:01
According to an online survey, although healthcare providers report sharing crucial information on bacterial vaginosis with patients, the associated risks of the condition remain a mystery to many women, indicating a significant disconnect.

Study: Only 59% of young adults undergoing surgery are fluid responsive

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 12:41
Cheetah Medical, a Massachusetts-based leader in non-invasive fluid management devices, today announced study results leveraging Cheetah Medical technology were presented at the American Society of Anesthesiologists ANESTHESIOLOGY 2018 annual meeting in San Francisco, held from October 13-17.

Drinking concentrated rosemary extract can boost memory by up to 15%, shows research

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 10:48
New research published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology, has shown that drinking a concentrated rosemary extract drink, No 1 Rosemary Water, can boost cognitive and memory performance by up to 15%.

Many people have trouble understanding differences between OCD and OCPD

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 10:44
The general public has trouble understanding differences between obsessive compulsive disorder and obsessive-compulsive personality disorder, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University at New York.

New blood test for pediatric brain tumor patients offers safer approach than surgical biopsies

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 10:32
A new blood test for children with brain tumors offers a safer approach than surgical biopsies and may allow doctors to measure the effectiveness of treatment even before changes are identified on scans, according to research led by UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals and Children’s National Health System.

New family planning app found to be as effective as modern methods

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 10:31
Early results from a first-of-its-kind study suggests that typical use of a family planning app called Dot is as effective as other modern methods for avoiding an unplanned pregnancy.

Birth mode may have acute effects on neurodevelopment, study suggests

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 10:20
Cesarean-born mice show altered patterns of cell death across the brain, exhibiting greater nerve cell death than vaginally delivered mice in at least one brain area, a finding by Georgia State University researchers that suggests birth mode may have acute effects on human neurodevelopment that may lead to long-lasting changes in the brain and behavior.

Scientists use virtual reality to show how people's perception of food can be altered by surroundings

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 10:17
Humans not only relish the sweet, savory and saltiness of foods, but they are influenced by the environment in which they eat. Cornell University food scientists used virtual reality to show how people's perception of real food can be altered by their surroundings, according to research published in the Journal of Food Science.

Costs of Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program may be higher than expected reimbursement

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 09:57
For some healthcare providers - especially those serving racial/ethnic minority and low-income patients - the costs of delivering a new Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program may be much higher than the expected reimbursement, reports a study in the November issue of Medical Care.

Non-invasive brain stimulation sheds light on neurobiology underlying implicit bias

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 09:52
BIDMC Research Briefs showcase groundbreaking scientific advances that are transforming medical care.

Study pinpoints new marker that can predict Crohn’s disease subtype

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 09:44
Crohn's disease, a chronic inflammatory condition of the intestinal tract, has emerged as a global disease, with rates steadily increasing over the last 50 years.