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Brief test can help determine whether drugs, talk therapy work better for treating anxiety

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 06:23
Clinicians and patients often struggle to find the right treatment for anxiety, sometimes cycling through various therapies for months before the patient begins to feel their symptoms improve.

Researchers seek to understand role of novel protein in tumor metastasis

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 06:08
Metastasis, the process in which a tumor spreads to other parts of the body, is responsible for 90% of deaths from tumors. It is the greatest challenge to a cancer patient's survival. Metastatic spread occurs in several steps, these include that tumor cells become mobile and cross into and out of blood vessels.

Research identifies 'invisible infertile' group missing from reproductive health survey data

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 05:54
New research from Lancaster University has identified the 'invisible infertile', a group of marginalized people missing from survey data sources because they do not fit neatly into popular notions of who is at risk of infertility.

Simple blood test shows promise to predict risk of breast cancer relapse

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 22:28
A simple blood test that detects tumor cells circulating in the blood shows promise as a new way to predict high or low risk of a breast cancer relapse.

3D mini brains put researchers on a fast track to repair the nervous system

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 19:08
The Houston Methodist Research Institute is making mini brains from human stem cells that put researchers on a fast track to repair the nervous system after injury or disease of the brain and spinal cord.

IUPUI researchers receive $1.8 million grant to develop potential treatments for hydrocephalus

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 19:03
No drug treatment exists for hydrocephalus, the buildup of fluid known as "water on the brain" that can occur at any age.

Family members who do not carry inherited mutation have higher risk of melanoma

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 18:52
In families who carry certain inherited mutations that increase the risk for melanoma, members who do not carry the mutation also have an increased risk of melanoma, a study from Karolinska Institutet published in Genetics in Medicine reports.

Research brings scientists one step closer to understanding development of ALS

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 18:21
University of Michigan-led research brings scientists one step closer to understanding the development of neurodegenerative disorders such as ALS.

Interim survey results indicate low levels of CVD risk awareness among people with type 2 diabetes

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 15:46
Today the International Diabetes Federation presented the interim results of the first ever multi-country online survey on CVD risk awareness and knowledge among people living with type 2 diabetes, indicating low levels of awareness and limited dialogue between patients and healthcare professionals.

Prenatal and early-life consumption of sugary drinks may increase risk of mid-childhood asthma

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 15:36
Children between the ages of 7 and 9 may be at greater risk for developing asthma if they consumed high amounts of fructose in early childhood or their mothers drank a lot of sugar-sweetened beverages while pregnant, according to new research published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society.

Optogenetics research sheds new light on social-spatial learning

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 13:55
Ilana Witten didn't set out to study spatial learning. She thought she was investigating how mice socialize--but she discovered that in mouse brains, the social and the spatial are inextricably linked.

Using digital devices before bed may contribute to sleep and nutrition problems in children

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 13:01
It may be tempting to let your kids stay up late playing games on their smartphones, but using digital devices before bed may contribute to sleep and nutrition problems in children, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers.

Study identifies mechanism that could explain early link between sound input and cognitive function

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 09:02
Some expectant parents play classical music for their unborn babies, hoping to boost their children's cognitive capacity. While some research supports a link between prenatal sound exposure and improved brain function, scientists had not identified any structures responsible for this link in the developing brain.

Patient bedside remains important component of medical education for students

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 08:39
A new web-based tool aimed at improving experiential learning for medical students has demonstrated that learning occurs in patient rooms and in other areas within the hospital, including workstations.

Stress in early life may raise risk of heart disease in adulthood

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 08:23
Stress in early life may change the immune response in the kidneys, increasing the risk of heart disease later in life, according to a new study. The paper, published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology- Renal Physiology, was chosen as an APSselect article for December.

Researchers identify challenges to understanding and classifying mental disorders

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 08:13
Mental illnesses, such as major depression, bipolar disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder, affect nearly 1 in 5 adults in the United States, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Many aspects of these illnesses remain something of a mystery, despite the progress made in understanding them by researchers studying these disorders in the last half century.

Coordinated approach in emergency care of heart attacks saves lives

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 08:08
Coordinating the response to heart attacks among emergency responders and hospitals reduces the time to treatment and saves lives -- even on a large, regional scale, according to a study led by the Duke Clinical Research Institute with support from the American Heart Association.

Bacteria may be involved in progression of cancers in the mouth, study suggests

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 07:53
Scientists at the School of Dental Science in Trinity have made an important discovery involving bacteria and a pre-cancerous growth called oral leukoplakia which can precede oral cancer.

High risk of burnout, depression, and low quality of life found among health care workers

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 06:38
The current financial crisis has heavily impacted the public sector in Europe and, to a greater extent, in countries in which the public system has higher costs.

Climate change expert outlines specific ways to tackle air pollution in China

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 06:33
More must be done to tackle air pollution in China, according to a leading climate change expert in a new study published today in the journal Atmospheric and Oceanic Science Letters.