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Single tau molecule holds clues to help diagnose neurodegeneration in its earliest stages

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 08:13
Scientists who recently identified the molecular start of Alzheimer's disease have used that finding to determine that it should be possible to forecast which type of dementia will develop over time - a form of personalized medicine for neurodegenerative diseases.

Innovative care model for children with ASD reduces use of behavioral drugs in ED

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 05:27
An innovative care model developed by Nemours Children's Hospital for children with autism spectrum disorders in the emergency department reduces the use of medication administered to kids who are prone to stress and sensory overload in this care setting.

Brazilian professors propose guidelines for therapeutic use of melatonin

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 05:21
Sixty years after melatonin was isolated and with more than 23,000 published studies showing the many functions of this hormone secreted by the pineal gland, guidelines should be discussed and established for its therapeutic use.

Study: Self-guided, internet-based therapy platforms effectively reduce depression

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 05:16
In a sweeping new study, Indiana University psychologists have found that a series of self-guided, internet-based therapy platforms effectively reduce depression.

Gut bacteria may modify effectiveness of anti-diabetes drugs

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 05:09
Why do orally-administered drugs for diabetes work for some people but not others? According to researchers at Wake Forest School of Medicine, bacteria that make up the gut microbiome may be the culprit.

Drug repositioning strategy identifies potential new treatments for epilepsy

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 05:03
Drug repositioning-- taking known drugs and identifying new applications for them--is an attractive concept for speeding up the process of bringing drugs to human testing for unmet medical needs.

Study: Parents spend more time talking with kids about mechanics of using mobile devices

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 04:52
Most parents would agree that one of the of the biggest modern parenting challenges is monitoring a child's online activity.

Study finds 117% increase in number of dementia sufferers in 26 years

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 04:49
An international group of collaborating scientists that includes HSE Professor Vasily Vlasov has analyzed data from 195 countries on the spread of Alzheimer's disease and other dementia between 1990 and 2016.

Macrophage cells could help repair the heart following a heart attack, study finds

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 04:26
Scientists at the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre have identified the type of cell key to helping the heart repair and potentially regenerate following a heart attack.

Paternal grandfather's access to food associated with grandson's mortality risk

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 04:08
A paternal grandfather's access to food during his childhood is associated with mortality risk, especially cancer mortality, in his grandson, shows a large three-generational study from Stockholm University. The reason might be epigenetic - that environmental exposures in one generation may influence health outcomes in following generations.

Study supports BMI as useful tool for assessing obesity and health

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 23:31
A new study from the University of Bristol supports body mass index as a useful tool for assessing obesity and health.

Relationship impairment appears to interfere with seeking mental health treatment in men

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 23:28
Relationship impairment (difficulty managing expectations and requirements within an intimate relationship) plays a role in explaining the association between symptom severity and those seeking treatment among post-9/11 military veterans. However, the role it plays is different for men and women.

Women and men with heart attack symptoms receive different care from EMS

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 23:24
Women are more likely than men to die of coronary heart disease, and past research has found that they are less likely to receive evidence-based therapies for heart attacks.

Study: People living near oil and gas wells show early signs of cardiovascular disease

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 23:13
Researchers at the Colorado School of Public Health have found a possible connection between the intensity of oil and gas exploration in an area and early indicators of cardiovascular disease among nearby residents.

Researchers identify immune cell subset that may drive chronic inflammation

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 23:09
For the first time, researchers have identified that an immune cell subset called gamma delta T cells that may be causing and/or perpetuating the systemic inflammation found in normal aging in the general geriatric population and in HIV-infected people who are responding well to drugs (anti-retrovirals).

Research findings could lead to new targets for cancer-fighting therapeutics

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 23:03
A molecular pathway that's frequently mutated in many different forms of cancer becomes active when cells push parts of their membranes outward into bulging protrusions, Johns Hopkins researchers report in a new study.

Study could lead to a potential new way of treating sepsis

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 22:47
Australian emergency doctors are at the forefront of a large clinical study to assess how clinicians are treating sepsis.

People who eat red meat have high levels of chemical associated with heart disease, study finds

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 22:34
Researchers have identified another reason to limit red meat consumption: high levels of a gut-generated chemical called trimethylamine N-oxide, that also is linked to heart disease.

Study provides new understanding of mysterious 'hereditary swelling'

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 22:21
An upper arm that swells to twice its normal size. A stomach that inexplicably swells up causing colic pain, vomiting or diarrhea. Or a life-threatening variant with severe swelling of the face, lips, tongue and larynx, bringing the risk of obstructed airways and death by suffocation.

Low-salt diet may be more beneficial for females than males

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 19:01
A low-salt diet may be more beneficial in lowering blood pressure in females than males, report scientists who found that while actual salt retention isn't higher in females, there is still an effect that drives pressure up.