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Study highlights need for more research in primary care and family medicine

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 08:36
As medicine continues to shift toward evidence-based practice, some primary care providers may have a difficult time finding quality evidence to support their clinical decisions, according to a new study from the University of Georgia.

Synergistic drug pairing: New approach to combat MDR bacterial infections

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 08:33
Antibiotics were the wonder drug of the 20th century, but persistent use and over-prescription have opened the door that has allowed bacteria to evolve resistance.

Meaningful information can help create long-term memories

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 08:25
When trying to memorize information, it is better to relate it to something meaningful rather than repeat it again and again to make it stick, according to a recent Baycrest Health Sciences study published in NeuroImage.

Researchers, leaders to address challenges faced by developing countries at Sustainable Earth 2017

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 08:19
Leading figures addressing the many and varied challenges faced by developing countries will be attending a major conference at the University of Plymouth.

Bristol scientist develops novel ophthalmic device that could prevent vision loss worldwide

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 08:13
Dr Shelby Temple, from the University of Bristol's School of Biological Sciences, has been named Innovator of the Year 2017 for his ground-breaking work into polarization and macular degeneration.

Animal model of Gulf War illness hints at possible ways to mitigate symptoms

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 07:14
When hundreds of thousands of American troops deployed to the Persian Gulf in 1990 and 1991 in what is now called the First Gulf War, they were exposed to a variety of chemicals.

Faulty BRCA genes and their linkage to breast and ovarian cancer: Study

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 07:00
A new large scale study has focussed on faulty BRCA genes and their linkage to breast and ovarian cancer. The research could help doctors counsel and advise their patients in a more definitive way in terms of treatment as well as lifestyle changes that could minimize cancer risk.

Lungs of highly active older adults remain strong during physical activity

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 01:00
Highly active older adults experience no limitations in the lungs' capacity to exchange gases (lung-diffusing capacity) during physical activity, researchers have found. The study is published in the Journal of Applied Physiology.

Use of non-invasive ventilation decreases mortality in children with respiratory distress, study finds

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 00:48
A study by researchers at Columbia University Medical Center and the Mailman School of Public Health found that applying continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), a form of non-invasive ventilation, decreased mortality in children with respiratory distress.

African plant extract could pave way for new drug to treat Alzheimer's disease

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 00:41
A plant extract used for centuries in traditional medicine in Nigeria could form the basis of a new drug to treat Alzheimer's disease, researchers at The University of Nottingham have found.

Study: DBS shows promise for treating patients with post-stroke pain syndrome

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 00:36
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) of the ventral striatum/anterior limb of the internal capsule is safe and feasible in addressing the affective component of pain in patients with post-stroke pain syndrome.

NIH renews major grant for UW-led research center to understand malaria in India

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 23:18
The National Institutes of Health has renewed a major grant that funds a University of Washington-led research center to understand malaria in India.

UAlberta EMPATHY program reduces depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts, study finds

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 23:09
A University of Alberta pilot program designed to promote mental health skills in youth significantly lessened cases of depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts.

Late bedtime linked to lower perceived control of obsessive thoughts

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 22:57
A late bedtime is associated with lower perceived control of obsessive thoughts, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York.

Penn study points to novel therapeutic strategy for preventing severe tooth decay in toddlers

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 22:49
Though most tooth decay can be blamed on bacteria, such as Streptococcus mutans, the fungus Candida albicans may be a joint culprit in an alarmingly common form of severe tooth decay affecting toddlers known as early childhood caries.

Steaming freshwater fish reduces presence of cyanotoxins, study shows

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 22:42
A group of researchers from the Area of Toxicology in the Department of Nutrition and Bromatology. Toxicology and Legal Medicine at the University of Seville has published a globally pioneering study that shows that steaming freshwater fish for more than two minutes reduces the presence of cylindrospermopsin, a cyanotoxin, by up to 26%. However, if boiled, the reduction is smaller, 18%, with the corresponding increase in risk for the consumer.

New tool may predict chances for cognitive deficits in people with Parkinson's disease

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 22:31
Parkinson's disease (PD) is commonly thought of as a movement disorder, but after years of living with PD approximately twenty five percent of patients also experience deficits in cognition that impair function.

Researchers find link between lutein levels in the eye and cognition, achievement in childhood

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 22:22
Researchers can look into your eyes to determine whether you're getting your lutein, a pigment found in green leafy vegetables that is known to accumulate in the brain.

International team to set how gene therapies in hemophilia should be measured for effectiveness

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 22:15
An international team involving dozens of stakeholders from patients and policy makers to payers and government agencies are getting together to set how gene therapies in hemophilia should be measured for effectiveness.

Study reveals new detailed understanding about GABA neurodevelopment in schizophrenia

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 21:38
New research by scientists at the University of Pittsburgh provides an unprecedented level of resolution and insight into disturbances in cortical GABAergic microcircuits, which are thought to underlie cognitive impairments in schizophrenia.

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