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Isobar Compression receives SBRI research contract to advance treatment for venous leg ulcers

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 14:48
Isobar Compression, the world’s only exact-fit compression garment, has been awarded a research contract from the Small Business Research Initiative for Healthcare, to assist in a feasibly study in primary care for the treatment of venous leg ulcers.

Accenture survey highlights healthcare data breaches among English consumers

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 14:42
One in eight consumers in England (13 percent) have had their personal medical information stolen from technology systems, according to results of a new survey from Accenture.

Study reveals promising results for primary liver cancer patients treated with SIR-Spheres Y-90 resin microspheres

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 14:31
Patients with advanced or inoperable Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC) who usually received one or two treatments with liver-directed SIR-Spheres Y-90 resin microspheres in the 459-patient French SARAH study had similar survival compared to patients who received standard twice-daily systemic treatment with sorafenib, but with less than half the number and significantly fewer severe treatment-related adverse effects and significantly better Quality of Life, according to data presented here at The International Liver Congress™ 2017.

Many studies overlook hearing loss when assessing doctor-patient communication

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 14:28
Doctors believe that communication with those under their care is important, but most studies of communication between physicians and older adults do not mention that hearing loss may affect this interaction. The findings come from a review published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

Epigenetic changes detectable at birth linked to risk of obesity

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 12:54
These changes, known as epigenetic modifications, control the activity of our genes without changing the actual DNA sequence. One of the main epigenetic modifications is DNA methylation, which plays a key role in embryonic development and the formation of different cell types, regulating when and where genes are switched on.

Study identifies expression of tumor antigen as marker for aggressive ovarian cancer

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 12:40
Patients who expressed the tumor antigen NY-ESO-1 had more aggressive cancers and were more likely to die early from their disease, according to a large study conducted by Roswell Park Cancer Institute researchers and published online ahead of print in the journal Gynecologic Oncology.

Scientists use modern techniques to investigate how silver poisons pathogenic microbes

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 12:24
Silver and other metals have been used to fight infections since ancient times. Today, researchers are using sophisticated techniques such as the gene-editing platform Crispr-Cas9 to take a closer look at precisely how silver poisons pathogenic microbes-; and when it fails.

Vitamin A combined with high-fat diet may lead to increased risk for obesity and diabetes

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 12:17
Vitamin A is an essential nutrient that the human body needs to function properly. But new research presented today at the American Physiological Society annual meeting at Experimental Biology 2017 in Chicago suggests that normal levels of vitamin A within a high-fat diet can negatively affect expression of liver genes associated with glucose and fat metabolism.

High-intensity training without adequate recovery may lead to bone resorption in elite rowers

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 12:09
Bone mineral density, an indicator of bone strength, typically increases with regular exercise, acting as a protective mechanism against bone fractures and osteoporosis.

Study: Prostate cancer patients willing to pay up to $2,000 for new high-tech biopsy technique

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 11:44
Prostate cancer patients are willing to pay up to $2,000 of their own money for a new high-tech biopsy technique that significantly improves accuracy, according to a study published in the journal Urology Practice.

Adult street racers 5 times more likely to crash their vehicle than other drivers, study shows

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 11:29
Ontarians who have street-raced at least once in the past year are five times more likely than other drivers to have crashed their vehicle at some point during those 12 months.

Higher spending for cancer surgery may indicate worse patient care

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 11:14
Higher costs for complex cancer surgery may be an indicator for worse -- rather than better -- quality of care, according to new research by experts at Rice University and the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Cold weather increases risk of mortality in Texas, study finds

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 11:05
Cold weather increases the risk of mortality in Texas residents, according to researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Public Health. The findings were recently published in the journal Environmental Pollution.

Researchers discover genes linked to resilience against brain pathologies

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 10:49
The pathologies (damage) in the brain that stroke, Alzheimer's disease and other neurological conditions cause in older adults only partially explain the memory loss, reduced reasoning ability and other cognitive impairments that result from these conditions. Little is known about why the effects of brain pathology vary between people who develop it.

Children with obesity face four-fold greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 08:34
Children with obesity face four times the risk of developing type 2 diabetes compared to children with a body mass index in the normal range, according to a study published in the Journal of the Endocrine Society.

Changes in estrogen can trigger atypical functioning in memory circuit of women with gene variant

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 08:29
Fluctuations in estrogen can trigger atypical functioning in a key brain memory circuit in women with a common version of a gene, NIMH scientists have discovered.

Consuming less sodium not linked to lower blood pressure, study finds

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 08:19
A new study that followed more than 2,600 men and women for 16 years found that consuming less sodium wasn't associated with lower blood pressure. The new findings call into question the sodium limits recommended by the current Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

Study evaluates effectiveness of deep brain stimulation for treatment-resistant schizophrenia patients

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 07:18
Winner of the Best International Abstract Award, Laura Salgado Lopez, MD, presented her research, A Pilot Study of Deep Brain Stimulation in Treatment-resistant Schizophrenia, during the 2017 American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Scientific Meeting.

Study provides new understanding of molecular mechanisms that impact intellectual disability

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 07:07
Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute have shown that a protein helps balance nerve cell communication.

New research shows how foot's impact during walking regulates blood supply to the brain

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 07:00
You probably know that walking does your body good, but it's not just your heart and muscles that benefit. Researchers at New Mexico Highlands University found that the foot's impact during walking sends pressure waves through the arteries that significantly modify and can increase the supply of blood to the brain.