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Finnish researchers find accumulation of gene mutations in some patients with rheumatoid arthritis

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 16:07
Gene mutations accumulating in cells are typical of the development of cancer. Finnish researchers found that a similar accumulation of mutations occurs also in some patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

Fathers' increased involvement with caregiving linked to decreased odds of childhood obesity

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 16:00
Fathers are becoming more involved with raising children, but limited research has examined their association with childhood obesity.

New research reveals evidence on diet of most remote European ancestors

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 15:43
The 'Homo antecessor', a hominin species that inhabited the Iberian Peninsula around 800,000 years ago, would have a mechanically more demanding diet than other hominin species in Europe and the African continent.

Type I interferons could have role in natural improvement of RA during pregnancy

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 15:01
An international US-Danish team of scientists, led by Damini Jawaheer, Ph.D. at the UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute, has identified a possible link between type I interferons and a natural improvement of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) during pregnancy.

Adherence to NCCN Guidelines spares breast cancer patients from unnecessary tests

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 14:42
According to SEER data, more than 260,000 women were diagnosed with breast cancer in the United States in 2016, most of whom were diagnosed with early-stage (stage I or II) disease.

Researchers examine formation of functional amyloids by bacteria in real time

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 13:41
A team of scientists from the VIB lab of Han Remaut and the lab of Yves Dufrêne at UCL Louvain-La-Neuve collaborated on a study of functional amyloids -protein aggregates with the typical amyloid structure that do not lead to disease but rather serve a dedicated biological function.

Deficits in attention and executive functioning linked to frequency of alcohol, drug use

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 13:31
Impairments in processing and using information that help with decision-making and planning simple tasks such as grocery shopping are linked with one's frequency of alcohol or drug use according to a new study.

Study explores digital technology preferences and needs of young cancer patients

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 13:23
There is considerable scope to develop digital resources by means of which teenagers and young adults living with cancer can receive information and connect with both professionals and fellow patients.

Classifying emergency department visits based patient's chief complaint can help identify falls

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 13:10
When individuals visit the emergency department after falling, they may receive a diagnosis reflecting the injury sustained -- such as fractures, contusions, etc. -- without mention of how the injury came about.

Breast implants linked to abnormal ECG recordings

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 13:05
Breast implants may impede an electrocardiogram (ECG) and could result in a false heart attack diagnosis, according to research presented today at EHRA EUROPACE - CARDIOSTIM 2017.

Asymptomatic atrial fibrillation patients have higher rate of previous stroke, study finds

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 12:57
Newly diagnosed asymptomatic atrial fibrillation patients have a higher rate of previous stroke than those with symptoms, according to results from the GLORIA-AF Registry presented today at EHRA EUROPACE - CARDIOSTIM 2017.

Shared decision-making essential to optimal treatment and quality of life for patients with MS

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 12:30
One of the cornerstones of multiple sclerosis treatment is shared decision-making between patients and their doctors and nurses, according to a cover article in the journal Practical Neurology.

Researchers highlight need for paradigm shift in management of type 2 diabetes

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 12:23
Heart disease is a leading cause of death worldwide and exacerbated by type 2 diabetes, yet diabetes treatment regimens tend to focus primarily on blood sugar maintenance.

Patients with advanced illness should have more options for end-of-life care

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 12:12
End-of-life care for patients with advanced illness is not only emotionally taxing for all involved, but also costly. Conventional models admit patients to hospice or palliative care only if their life expectancy is within a six-month window.

Study suggests sons of older fathers have characteristics of ‘geeks’

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 11:22
Sons of older fathers are more intelligent, more focused on their interests, and less concerned about fitting in, all characteristics typically seen in "geeks," according to research conducted at The Seaver Autism Center for Research and Treatment at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and published on June 20 in the journal Translational Psychiatry.

Expert explains why onions bring tears to your eyes

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 11:10
According to the National Onion Association (yes, that's a thing), approximately 170 countries grow onions, and it's estimated that 9.2 million acres of onions are harvested annually around the world.

Researchers design new system that enables speedy analysis of laparoscopic procedures

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 10:46
Laparoscopy is a surgical technique in which a fiber-optic camera is inserted into a patient's abdominal cavity to provide a video feed that guides the surgeon through a minimally invasive procedure.

Post-ICU glucose management in critically ill patients may have positive impact on outcomes

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 10:11
Monitoring and maintaining glucose levels of critically ill patients after admission from ICU through general care and discharge from the hospital may have positive impact on outcomes, according to findings published in the July 7, 2017 issue of the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings.

Vast numbers of peripheral genes can influence diseases, Stanford researchers suggest

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 09:05
A core assumption in the study of disease-causing genes has been that they are clustered in molecular pathways directly connected to the disease. But work by a group of researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine suggests otherwise.

New joint research initiative to introduce social robotics, artificial intelligence into clinical health care

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 08:57
McMaster and Ryerson universities today announced the Smart Robots for Health Communication project, a joint research initiative designed to introduce social robotics and artificial intelligence into clinical health care.