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Marijuana use during adolescence increases risk of depression and suicidal thoughts

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 11:44
Marijuana is commonly used by teenagers but not much is known about how that use might impact mood and risk of suicide later in life.

Discovery of a 'master switch' within the immune system

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 11:20
Researchers Professor Graham Lord, from The University of Manchester and colleagues have found that a specific part of the immune system could have the tools that may help in the therapy of some major diseases such as diabetes, cancer, multiple sclerosis, Crohn’s disease and other autoimmune diseases.

Study proposes new approach that cures multidrug-resistant TB in conflict-affected communities

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 11:09
A high proportion of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis cases can be cured in conflict-affected communities with molecular diagnostics, shorter treatment periods and socioeconomic incentives, according to the results of a large, long-term study in the Democratic Republic of Congo led by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health and Stellenbosch University in South Africa, in collaboration with the DRC National Tuberculosis Program.

Sleep could be the best medicine to fight off an infection

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 11:07
Sleep has been underrated as the best medicine to fight off disease say researchers working on a new study. The study titled, “Gαs-Coupled Receptor Signaling and Sleep Regulate Integrin Activation of Human Antigen-Specific T Cells,” was published this week in the Journal of Experimental Medicine.

Study identifies protein regulator that induces Th17 cells to cause multiple sclerosis

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 10:51
Inflammatory and autoimmune diseases such as psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, and multiple sclerosis (MS) are a major healthcare burden worldwide and are life-altering conditions for afflicted patients.

New machine learning method predicts if atypical ductal hyperplasia will turn cancerous

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 10:29
Atypical ductal hyperplasia is a breast lesion associated with a four- to five-fold increase in the risk of breast cancer.

Study finds no association between antiepileptic drug use and dementia risk

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 10:14
Epilepsy is a common neurological condition with a prevalence of around 2%. Many antiepileptic drugs are available to prevent epileptic seizures, allowing up to 80 percent of patients to become seizure-free.

Breast pumps could be transmitting asthma-causing bacteria in babies, finds study

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 09:09
Mothers across the world use breast pumps to pump put the milk that is fed to their babies. A new study has revealed that these pumps may not be safe and may be contaminated with bacteria that can cause asthma in the babies later in life. The results of this study were published in the latest issue of the journal Cell Host & Microbe.

Cannabis use as a teenager linked to depression later in life

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 09:05
A new study has shown that at least 400,000 cases of adults with depression in the US could have been avoided if greater measures were in place to discourage teenage use of cannabis. The results of this new study were published this week in the latest issue of the journal JAMA Psychiatry.

Young cannabis users have increased risk of depression and suicidal behavior

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 01:10
Adolescent cannabis use has been linked to an increased risk of depression and suicidal behavior in young adulthood, according to the first meta-analysis by a team of scientists at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre and McGill University, in collaboration with the University of Oxford and Rutgers University-Camden, which is published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry today.

DDT exposure linked to increased breast cancer risk for all women through age 54

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 01:10
All women exposed to high levels of DDT are at increased risk for breast cancer through age 54, but the timing of cancer risk depends on when they were first exposed, according to a new study published today in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

Exercise gives a better brain boost to older men than women

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 01:04
New research suggests that the relationship between physical and brain fitness varies in older adults by virtue of their sex. The study is published ahead of print in the Journal of Applied Physiology.

Recurring UTIs may mask symptoms of bladder or kidney cancer

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 00:52
Women with bladder or kidney cancer may lose out on a prompt diagnosis if they are already being regularly treated for recurring urinary tract infections (UTIs), according to new research presented at Cancer Research UK's Early Diagnosis Conference in Birmingham today (Wednesday).

Cannabis use among adolescents linked with increased risk of depression in adulthood

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 00:47
While there has been a lot of focus on the role of cannabis use in psychosis, there has been less attention on whether cannabis use is associated with an increased risk of common mental health disorders, such as depression and anxiety.

Movement impairments in autism can be reversed through behavioral training

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 23:57
Researchers from Cardiff University have established a link between a genetic mutation and developmental movement impairments in autism.

Study discovers new therapy for aggressive blood cancer

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 23:51
Acute myeloid leukemia is the most common form of acute leukemia. It is characterized by an increase of malignant myeloid progenitor cells at the expense of mature blood cells.

PTSD alone does not explain the increased risk of cardiovascular disease in veterans

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 23:36
Post-traumatic stress disorder by itself does not explain the increased risk of cardiovascular disease in veterans with this condition.

Western diet may increase the risk of ‘deadly sepsis’, warn experts

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 22:17
A new study suggests that the Western diet may increase the risk of severe sepsis and mortality from the infection.

Breast cancer screening age should be lowered to 35 for those with a family history

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 20:32
Thousands of women who have a family history of breast cancer should be screened from the age of 35, rather than the current eligibility age of 40.

Study shows blindfolds could improve doctors’ leadership in pediatric resuscitation

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 20:23
Doctors’ leadership in pediatric resuscitation improved most when they wore a blindfold during simulation training