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Lower BMI before obesity surgery predicts greater post-operative weight loss, study finds

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 18:23
Lower BMI before bariatric surgery predicts greater post-operative weight loss, a new study from the University of Eastern Finland finds.

Research findings could help improve treatment of anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorders

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 18:07
Traumatic experiences can become deeply entrenched in a person's memory. How can fears following a traumatic event be reduced in the long term and prevented from becoming a permanent stress-related disorder? Researchers at the Mainz University Medical Center have recently shed new light on these questions.

Study discovers link between meditation and how individuals respond to feedback

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 17:38
In a new study in the Journal of Cognitive, Affective & Behavioral Neuroscience researchers from the University of Surrey have discovered a link between meditation and how individuals respond to feedback.

Cloned antibodies show potential to treat, diagnose life-threatening fungal infections

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 17:18
Despite public health efforts, many people who get fungal infections in their blood streams die, even if they can be identified and treated with antifungal drugs. These therapies are often ineffective on their own and increasingly the infections are becoming resistant to treatment with some of the front line antifungal drugs.

Vitamin C supplementation for pregnant smokers may reduce harm to infants’ lungs

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 15:35
Vitamin C may reduce the harm done to lungs in infants born to mothers who smoke during their pregnancy, according to a randomized, controlled trial published online in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

Natural flavonoid is effective at treating leishmanisis infections, study shows

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 15:34
Current treatment options for the parasitic disease leishmaniasis are largely ineffective, expensive, and tend to be plagued by resistant parasites and side effects. Now, researchers reporting in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases have showed that a natural flavonoid is effective at treating Leishmania amazonensis infections.

Researchers identify potential diagnostic tool for Alzheimer’s disease

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 15:33
Researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine have identified in live human brains new radioactive “tracer” molecules that bind to and “light up” tau tangles, a protein associated with a number of neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer’s disease and other related dementias.

Study shows link between neighborhoods' socioeconomic status and dietary choices

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 15:19
A new study shows that living or moving to a neighborhood with a higher socioeconomic status is clearly associated with better adherence to dietary recommendations.

New tool swiftly provides accurate measure of patients' cognitive difficulties

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 15:09
A new tool, developed by researchers from the University of Adelaide, will assist clinicians to assess people suffering from major depressive disorder.

Filling research gaps could help develop more disability-inclusive workplaces

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 13:19
Filling key gaps in the research and understanding of the treatment of people with disabilities in the workplace could help improve employee success on the job and develop more disability-inclusive workplaces, a new review of disability research has shown.

Study explores how patients want to discuss symptoms with doctors

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 13:10
Sleep, pain, anxiety, depression, and low energy/fatigue (known collectively as SPADE for short) symptoms are extremely common, but often unrecognized and undertreated by primary care physicians.

Study: Some people with Type 2 diabetes may be testing their blood sugar more often than needed

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 13:04
For people with Type 2 diabetes, the task of testing their blood sugar with a fingertip prick and a drop of blood on a special strip of paper becomes part of everyday life.

Cartilage tissue engineering brings good news for patients with cartilage defects

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 12:48
Chondral defect is a kind of defect which refers to focal area damage to the articular cartilage. This defect also damages the bone which is lying underneath the cartilage.

New study could help inform research on preventing falls

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 12:37
You probably overestimate just how far someone can push you before you reach your tipping point, new research suggests.

Imagination can help overcome fear and anxiety-related disorders, shows study

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 12:29
Imagine a barking dog, a furry spider or another perceived threat and your brain and body respond much like they would if you experienced the real thing.

Avoidant grievers unconsciously monitor and block mind-wandering contents, study shows

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 11:43
People who are grieving a major loss, such as the death of a spouse or a child, use different coping mechanisms to carry on with their lives. Psychologists have been able to track different approaches, which can reflect different clinical outcomes.

Standardizing feeding practices improves growth trends for micro-preemies

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 11:30
Standardizing feeding practices, including the timing for fortifying breast milk and formula with essential elements like zinc and protein, improves growth trends for the tiniest preterm infants, according to Children's research presented during the Institute for Healthcare Improvement 2018 Scientific Symposium.

Researchers to study effects of electroconvulsive therapy on Alzheimer’s patients with aggression

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 11:30
Researchers at McLean Hospital will lead a five-year study to investigate the use of electroconvulsive therapy to treat severe agitation and aggression in people with Alzheimer's disease.

Sprayable gel could help prevent recurrences of cancer after surgery

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 10:56
Many people who are diagnosed with cancer will undergo some type of surgery to treat their disease -- almost 95 percent of people with early-diagnosed breast cancer will require surgery and it's often the first line of treatment for people with brain tumors, for example.

Slow-growing type of glioma may be vulnerable to immunotherapy, suggests study

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 10:50
Immunotherapy has proved effective in treating a number of cancers, but brain tumors have remained stubbornly resistant.