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New stimulation method increases hope for improving disorders of consciousness

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 18:14
To diagnose patients with severe brain injuries reliably, their state of consciousness has to be evaluated several times with suitable tools.

New 3D imaging technique could improve arthritis treatment

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 17:56
A team of engineers, physicians and radiologists have developed an algorithm that could change the way that the severity of arthritis is assessed and treated.

New study focuses on best, cost effective practices to bridge treatment gap for brain disorders

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 17:52
Up to eight out of ten patients with a brain disorder remain untreated or inadequately treated. But what is the best practice - and above all, most cost effective - healthcare interventions to bridge the treatment gap? This was the focus of the European Brain Council's study entitled The Value of Treatment which was discussed at the Congress of the European Academy of Neurology in Lisbon.

Studies provide insight into molecular changes prior to onset of arthritis

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 16:51
The results of two studies presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2018) provide insight into molecular changes prior to the onset of arthritis which could inform future novel diagnostics and early therapeutic interventions.

Diabetes diagnosis may come with increased risk of pancreatic cancer for African-Americans, Latinos

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 16:47
Each year, more than one million Americans are diagnosed with adult-onset diabetes mellitus, also known as type 2 diabetes. The new diagnosis comes with a long list of potential complications: high blood pressure, nerve damage, kidney disease, stroke, glaucoma and more.

Three experts from The Tinnitus Clinic contribute to major review on pulsatile tinnitus

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 14:34
Three specialists from the leading provider of tinnitus treatments in the UK have joined experts from Whipps Cross University Hospital to deliver a paper on the causes, assessment, and management of a less common but more troublesome form of the condition.

Bone density scans could help determine likelihood of cardiovascular disease

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 14:18
Routine bone density scans already performed on Australians to identify their risk of fractures could now also be used as an early warning for heart attack or stroke.

Link between frailty and mortality remains unchanged despite lower death rates, study finds

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 14:14
A study published today in Age and Ageing, the scientific journal of the British Geriatrics Society, found that despite death rates in the UK now being much lower than in the 1990s, the relationship between higher levels of frailty and mortality remains unchanged. Reduced mortality rates in older age appear to apply to those with little frailty, while older people with higher levels of frailty are not seeing a benefit.

Sleep disorders appear to be first sign of serious neurological diseases

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 14:08
Sleep disorders are often the first sign of serious neurological diseases. Neurologists should inquire extensively about the quality of their patients' sleep.

Women with higher vitamin D blood levels have lower risk for breast cancer

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 14:07
Results from a new study published today in PLOS ONE shows women who have higher vitamin D blood levels have a significantly lower risk for breast cancer.

People with heart problems do not take enough exercise, shows study

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 14:06
Evidence shows that people with existing heart problems or who are at risk of developing them, are ignoring medical advice and not taking enough exercise.

Technology breakthrough could enable detection of fetal genetic abnormalities in early pregnancy

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 13:45
A wide range of fetal genetic abnormalities could soon be detected in early pregnancy thanks to a world-first study led by University of South Australia researchers using lab-on-a-chip, non-invasive technology.

Zika Virus: What Does the Future Hold?

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 13:42
Following the Zika virus epidemic that swept across Brazil between 2015-2016, Dr. Julia Clarke and her team begun working to establish the long-term effects of Zika, and recently discovered that TNF-a inhibitors can be used to prevent microencephaly.

Novel compound as effective as FDA-approved antibiotics for treating deadly infections

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 13:24
Purdue University researchers have identified a new compound that in preliminary testing has shown itself to be as effective as antibiotics approved by the Food and Drug Administration to treat life-threatening infections while also appearing to be less susceptible to bacterial resistance.

Study suggests state-of-the-art genomic testing for routine autopsy of stillbirths

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 13:15
Pregnancy loss and the death of a newborn baby are devastating events, and as of today around 25% of these perinatal deaths are unexplained despite autopsy.

Childhood, adult obesity raise risk of developing hip and knee osteoarthritis

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 13:11
The results of a study to be presented at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology suggest childhood and adult obesity increase the risk of developing hip osteoarthritis and knee OA but not hand OA.

Study finds gender differences in pathophysiology of Parkinson's disease

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 13:07
Not only do women appear to be better protected than men from Parkinson's disease, the associated pathophysiology also shows gender differences. This is a finding of a study from Slovenia, presented at the Congress of the European Academy of Neurology in Lisbon.

Award granted to Neem Biotech to develop antimicrobial intervention for chronic lung infections

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 13:06
Neem are working on a novel approach to antimicrobial resistance, which involves preventing the formation of and disrupts mature biofilms that are produced by bacteria such as Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus.

Recent-onset type 2 diabetes may be early expression of pancreatic cancer

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 12:59
A new study in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, published by Oxford University Press, indicates that recent-onset type 2 diabetes may be early expression of pancreatic cancer.

Gut microbiome may be potential contributor to depression, anxiety in people with obesity

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 12:58
Like everyone, people with type 2 diabetes and obesity suffer from depression and anxiety, but even more so.