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New study highlights predictors that prevent from achieving remission in early RA

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 12:50
The results of a study presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology report that obesity in women and current smoking in men were the strongest predictors of not achieving remission in early rheumatoid arthritis within a year.

Study demonstrates increased levels of gum disease in people at risk of rheumatoid arthritis

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 12:46
The results of a study presented at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology demonstrates increased levels of gum disease, and disease-causing bacteria, in individuals at risk of rheumatoid arthritis.

New studies help elucidate role of sleep in chronic pain

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 12:43
The results of two studies presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology provide insight into the role of sleep in chronic pain.

Chronic use of opioids related to increased risk of fracture nonunion

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 12:38
Dr. Robert Zura, Professor and Chair of Orthopaedic Surgery at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, was part of a research team reporting that not only may opioid use increase the risk of bone fractures, but opioids may also impair healing.

Study highlights potential use of blood biomarkers as diagnostic tool for sleep apnea

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 12:20
The Dove Medical Press journal, Nature and Science of Sleep, has published a study that highlights the potential use of blood biomarkers as a diagnostic tool for obstructive sleep apnea.

Researchers link red meat sensitivity spread by ticks with heart disease

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 11:54
University of Virginia School of Medicine researchers have linked sensitivity to an allergen in red meat - a sensitivity spread by tick bites - with a buildup of fatty plaque in the arteries of the heart.

Accelerated brain maturation linked to stress in childhood

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 16:23
A new has found that stress experienced in the early stages of childhood accelerates the maturation of particular regions of the brain in early adolescence.

Vitamin D and Diabetes: What You Need To Know

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 15:15
Dr. Cedric Garland discusses the results of a 12-year cohort study which showed that vitamin D3 can prevent type 1 diabetes in 80 percent of cases.

Engineers create first 3D computer model to show breast duct development

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 09:04
Working with hundreds of time-lapse videos of mouse tissue, a team of biologists joined up with civil engineers to create what is believed to be the first 3D computer model to show precisely how the tiny tubes that funnel milk through the breasts of mammals form.

Study provides insights into genetics underlying debilitating pediatric kidney disease

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 08:59
New research provides insights into the genetics underlying a debilitating kidney disease in children. The findings, which appear in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, could lead to new diagnostics and, ultimately, treatments.

Early birds less likely to develop depression

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 08:55
Middle-to-older aged women who are naturally early to bed and early to rise are significantly less likely to develop depression, according to a new study by researchers at University of Colorado Boulder and the Channing Division of Network Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston.

Fat and carb rich foods preferred by the brain

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 07:43
We might all be aware of the harmful effects of junk food on health. This does not stop our brains from craving fat-rich and sugar loaded foods finds a new study. The study titled, “Supra-Additive Effects of Combining Fat and Carbohydrate on Food Reward,” was published today in the latest issue of the journal Cell Metabolism.

Landmark Mediterranean diet study from 2013 retracted

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 05:32
Mediterranean diet has been known to be one of the best diets that most nutritionists and diet experts swear by. It includes fruits, vegetables, nuts, oily fish and olive oil and is supposedly the best for the heart.

Scientists identify new subtype of prostate cancer

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 01:43
Researchers led by the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center have identified a new subtype of prostate cancer that occurs in about 7 percent of patients with advanced disease.

Researchers uncover racial differences in debilitating itchy skin condition

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 01:37
An international team led by Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers has conducted what is believed to be the largest detailed published study of people with a poorly understood skin condition known as prurigo nodularis.

Study shows link between financial literacy and hospitalization risk in older adults

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 01:32
Could being more knowledgeable about finances help to keep you out of the hospital? Older adults with higher financial literacy are at lower risk of being hospitalized, reports a study in the July issue of Medical Care. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

MSU scientists discover early cause of intestinal inflammation

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 01:28
Michigan State University scientists have identified an early cause of intestinal inflammation, one of the first stages of inflammatory bowel disease and irritable bowel syndrome, which afflict around 11 percent of the world's population.

Researchers identify 161 genetic factors for myopia

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 01:24
The international Consortium for Refractive Error and Myopia recently published the worldwide largest genetic study of myopia in Nature Genetics. Researchers from the Gutenberg Health Study at the Medical Center of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz participated in this study, which identified 161 genetic factors for myopia.

Genetic testing of prostate tumors could identify likely responders to immunotherapy

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 01:21
Scientists have identified a pattern of genetic changes that could pick out men with advanced prostate cancer who are likely to benefit from immunotherapy.

Scientists locate neurons involved in fear reduction in long-term trauma

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 23:42
As reported in the journal Science, the researchers found that a reduction in long-lasting trauma (remote fear) is connected to the activity of the same group of neurons that are involved in storing the memories in the first place.

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