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AI detects congestive heart failure with one heartbeat

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 03:33
A new study has reported success in identifying severe heart failure in 100% of cases using a single heartbeat recording from an electrocardiogram (ECG).

Papilloma viruses capable of spreading via blood

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 03:14
Human Papilloma Virus or HPV has been known to be transmitted between humans via sexual contact and HPV has been known to be a sexually transmitted disease or STD. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that HPV is one of the commonest STDs among humans.

Long acting reversible contraceptives placed on same day could cut costs

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 02:55
Researchers from the Indiana University School of Medicine have studied the utility of making available a long acting reversible contraceptive for teenagers on the same day. They write that this small measure of making these contraceptives available on the same day could save the insurance providers a significant amount of money.

Mount Sinai awarded $1.7 million to study how bladder cancer affects 'natural killer' cells

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 01:51
The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai has been awarded nearly $1.7 million in grant funding from the U.S. Department of Defense to study how bladder cancer affects certain types of white blood cells called "natural killer" cells, or NK cells, which control and limit tumor growth.

Cancer patients who miss an appointment more likely to die within 12 months of diagnosis

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 01:36
Cancer patients who miss an urgent referral appointment for their symptoms are 12% more likely to die within 12 months of diagnosis, a major new study has found.

Scientists discover new drug target for fatal lung condition

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 01:29
Scientists have identified a molecular pathway that contributes to the development of pulmonary arterial hypertension, a severe, often fatal condition that has no cure.

'Time-outs' not linked to harmful effects in children

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 01:21
It's an age-old debate: are time-outs bad for kids?

Habitual tea drinking improves brain health, study shows

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 01:17
A recent study led by researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) revealed that regular tea drinkers have better organized brain regions – and this is associated with healthy cognitive function – compared to non-tea drinkers.

Artificial intelligence helps improve diagnosis of head and neck cancers

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 01:06
Researchers from Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin and the German Cancer Consortium have successfully solved a longstanding problem in the diagnosis of head and neck cancers.

Metastatic colorectal cancer patients with certain BRAF mutations may respond to anti-EGFR therapy

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 00:43
Patients with metastatic colorectal cancer harboring a subset of non-V600 mutations in the BRAF gene, known as class 3 BRAF mutations, were more likely to respond to anti-EGFR treatment.

Heart attack patients with gradual symptom onset take longer to call emergency

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 00:36
Heart attack symptoms can be gradual or abrupt and both situations are a medical emergency. That's the main message of research published today in the European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology.

Economic hardship over consecutive years accelerates aging

Thu, 09/12/2019 - 23:14
Genetics, lifestyle and environment are all factors that somehow influence when and how we all age. But the financial situation is also important.

Home-based exercise has a positive effect on people with Parkinson's disease

Thu, 09/12/2019 - 23:02
Even though exercise is known to be healthy, many people find it difficult to maintain an exercise program for a longer time.

Scientists attempt to cure HIV using CRISPR, with varying results

Thu, 09/12/2019 - 22:27
Scientists have used the gene-editing technology CRISPR in an attempt to cure a person infected with HIV, with some success.

Scientists discover major regulator of schizophrenia that is active during early development

Thu, 09/12/2019 - 22:19
Researchers have discovered a gene that acts as a master regulator of schizophrenia during the early stages of human brain development.

Research reveals new molecular mechanisms that contribute to plasticity of the adult brain

Thu, 09/12/2019 - 22:12
The team's findings describe for the first time the changes that take place in the genetic material of excitatory neurons in the hippocampus of adult mice when they activate.

Optimal strategy for making multi-alternative decisions

Thu, 09/12/2019 - 19:21
Our brains are constantly faced with different choices: Should I have a chocolate éclair or macaroon? Should I take the bus or go by car? What should I wear: a woolen sweater or one made of cashmere? When the difference in quality between two choices is great, the choice is made very quickly.

Researchers explore remodeling of cardiac tissues post-aortic valve replacement

Thu, 09/12/2019 - 18:40
University of Colorado Boulder engineers and faculty from the Consortium for Fibrosis Research & Translation at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have teamed up to develop biomaterial-based "mimics" of heart tissues to measure patients' responses to an aortic valve replacement procedure, offering new insight into the ways that cardiac tissue re-shapes itself post-surgery.

Trump administration's 'public charge' rule jeopardizes health care

Thu, 09/12/2019 - 17:34
The Trump administration's "public charge" rule, which would subject legal immigrants to a public charge determination if they use public health, nutrition and housing benefits for which they are eligible, represents a major threat to health, according to a "friend of the court" brief filed Sept. 10.

New approach enables the body to produce specific antibodies

Thu, 09/12/2019 - 17:20
Researchers at KU Leuven in Belgium have developed a technique to make sheep produce new antibodies simply by injecting the DNA building blocks.