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Rhode Island Hospital, Brown receive $800,000 grant to keep up fight against opioid epidemic

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 12:53
Researchers from Brown University and Rhode Island Hospital have been at the forefront of battling the opioid epidemic in Rhode Island, and a new $800,000 grant from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation will help them to keep up the fight.

Study: School-based HPV vaccination did not increase risky sexual behaviors among adolescent girls

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 12:31
Despite fears to the contrary, sexual behaviors of adolescent girls stayed the same or became safer after publicly funded school-based HPV vaccinations were introduced in British Columbia (BC), according to new research published in CMAJ.

Many parents still skeptical about safety and effectiveness of flu shot, survey finds

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 12:22
When a child gets the flu, they're not only sick in bed for a week or more, but the illness can also have serious and even life-threatening consequences.

Report: Half of parents say young children are afraid of doctor's visits

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 12:18
A trip to the pediatrician's office can be a nerve-wracking experience for both children and their parents, especially when efforts to calm young patients down dominate the visit.

Research provides a more complete picture of suffering caused by terrorist attacks

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 12:03
Terrorist attacks injure far more people than they kill, leaving victims with lost limbs, hearing loss, respiratory disease, depression and other issues. But little research has measured the impact of that damage beyond the number of people who are hurt.

Study reveals potential to monitor progression of Alzheimer’s disease by measuring brain antioxidant levels

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 11:55
In a breakthrough human study, anti-oxidant, glutathione, which protects the brain from stress, has been found to be significantly depleted in Alzheimer's patients compared to normal subjects.

Global health innovation system fails to deliver affordable treatments to patients, says report

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 11:40
NHS patients are being let down by a global health innovation system which fails to deliver the treatments they need at prices that government can afford, according to a new report led by Professor Mariana Mazzucato, Director of the UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose, in collaboration with STOPAIDS, Global Justice Now and Just Treatment.

Tobacco heating products cause less staining to teeth than conventional cigarettes

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 11:14
A study by scientists at British American Tobacco has shown that e-cigarettes and tobacco heating products cause significantly less staining to teeth than conventional cigarettes.

Human and cattle decoys trap outdoor-biting mosquitoes in malaria endemic regions

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 11:08
Host decoy traps which mimic humans or cattle by combining odor, heat and a conspicuous visual stimulus could be effective at measuring and controlling outdoor-biting mosquitoes in malaria endemic regions, according to a study published in the open access journal Parasites & Vectors.

Abnormal vision in childhood can affect development of brain areas responsible for attention

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 10:58
A research team has discovered that abnormal vision in childhood can affect the development of higher-level brain areas responsible for things such as attention.

Simple procedure could be efficacious intervention for failed back surgery

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 10:51
Failed back surgery (continued low back and leg pain after surgery) is relatively common. With each reoperation, success, as defined by pain reduction, becomes less likely and most patients do not improve.

Study: Neurons regulating reproductive hormone release have different activity in epileptic mice

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 10:45
Mice with epilepsy have altered patterns of neuron activity in the portion of the brain that controls the reproductive endocrine system, University of Illinois researchers report in a new study. Furthermore, the differences in neuron activity in female mice fluctuate across the reproductive cycle, the team found.

Study finds 43% drop in stroke rate

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 10:28
Research from the School of Population Health and Environmental Sciences has shown that the number of people having strokes has fallen 43% between 2000 and 2015.

Lab study shows effectiveness of potential therapy for treatment-resistant hypothyroidism

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 10:24
A new "metal-coordinated" drug-delivery technology potentially could be used to supplement the standard therapy for hypothyroidism, which affects nearly 10 million Americans, and many more patients worldwide, according to results of a study published in the journal Thyroid this month.

Researchers find potential treatment to halt premature labor and birth

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 10:20
Premature birth is the leading cause of infant death and disability in the U.S., and costs billions in dollars and heartache every year. Now, University of Connecticut researchers report in Reproductive Sciences a potential treatment that could stop many cases of premature labor and birth in their tracks.

Extension trial assesses benefit of switching from flash monitoring to RT-CGM for hypoglycemia

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 10:16
In follow-up to the I HART CGM study, which showed the benefit of real-time continuous glucose monitoring compared to flash monitoring for time spent in hypoglycemia among adults with type 1 diabetes at high hypoglycemia risk, researchers conducted an extension trial that assessed the effects of continuing RT-CGM or switching from flash to RT-CGM of the subsequent 8 weeks.

Study unravels how cancer stem cells use normal genes in abnormal ways

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 10:12
CDK1 is a "normal" protein - its presence drives cells through the cycle of replication. And MHC Class I molecules are "normal" as well - they present bits of proteins on the surfaces of cells for examination by the immune system.

Sugar, a “sweet” tool to understand brain injuries

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 05:30
Australian researchers have developed ground-breaking new technology which could prove crucial in treating brain injuries and have multiple other applications, including testing the success of cancer therapies.

Researchers explore whether open heart surgery affects cognitive abilities

Sat, 10/13/2018 - 08:02
Most people who need open heart surgery to repair damaged heart valves are aged 65 or older. The American Heart Association estimates that nearly 8 million people have had heart surgeries.

Research reveals new ways to better protect the kidneys from essential imaging tests

Sat, 10/13/2018 - 08:01
Every year millions of people undergo medical tests and procedures, such as coronary angiography, which use intravascular contrast dyes.

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