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Dermatology providers show interest in recommending cannabinoids to patients

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 10:44
The cannabis plant and its derivatives have been used in medicinal treatments for millennia. With the recent legalization of medical marijuana in 33 states across the country, as well as Washington, D.C., several specialties are weighing the possibilities of integrating cannabinoids into patient therapies, including dermatology.

Scientists discover cellular mechanism that triggers pneumonia in humans

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 10:23
The situation is relatively common, especially in winter. You come down with the flu, which lasts longer than usual. A few days later, you discover you have pneumonia.

New UGA study points to optimal hypertension treatment for stroke patients

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 10:16
Aggressive treatment of hypertension in stroke patients could do more harm than good in the long term, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Georgia.

Researchers compare health outcomes for VA and non-VA hospitals

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 10:10
The Veterans Health Administration is the largest integrated health care system in the United States, providing care at 1,243 health care facilities, including 172 VA Medical Centers and 1,062 outpatient sites.

Four dried fruits have lower glycemic index than starchy foods, study finds

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 10:05
People with diabetes and followers of diets based on the glycemic index can enjoy dried fruits knowing they do not cause a blood sugar spike compared to starchy foods such as white bread, suggests a study published in the journal Nutrition and Diabetes.

Researchers aim to identify and target high blood pressure indicators

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 01:04
High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a leading cause of stroke and heart attacks worldwide - and one in four people have it.

Study finds upward link between alcohol consumption and physical activity in college students

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 01:00
Upending conventional wisdom that physical activity can be a healthy deterrent to alcohol consumption, University of Houston Moores professor of psychology Clayton Neighbors is examining the relationship between the two in college students. In prior work, Neighbors concluded that as activity goes up, so does drinking.

Caffeine plus another compound in coffee may fight Parkinson’s disease

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 00:54
Rutgers scientists have found a compound in coffee that may team up with caffeine to fight Parkinson's disease and Lewy body dementia - two progressive and currently incurable diseases associated with brain degeneration.

Treating patients with hypertension induced albuminuria

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 00:48
Albuminuria is a renal disease that is found to be independently associated with cardiovascular and renal problems without any links to diabetes. In latest ESC/ESH guidelines, microalbuminuria has been related to hypertension-mediated organ damages.

Novel personalized medicine tool for assessing inherited colorectal cancer syndrome risk developed

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 00:44
An international team of researchers led by Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah has developed, calibrated, and validated a novel tool for identifying the genetic changes in Lynch syndrome genes that are likely to be responsible for causing symptoms of the disease.

Researchers explore how glial cells develop in the brain from neural precursor cells

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 00:32
Two types of cells are active in the brain: nerve cells and glial cells. The latter have long been regarded primarily as supportive cells, but it is increasingly recognized that they play an active role in the communication between neurons in the brain.

Breast tumors recruit bone marrow cells to boost their growth, study reveals

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 00:27
Tel Aviv University researchers have discovered that breast cancer tumors boost their growth by recruiting stromal cells that originate in bone marrow.

Experts address sleep disorders following traumatic brain injury

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 00:09
Disorders of sleep are some of the most common problems experienced by patients after traumatic brain injury. It is important to recognize and treat these problems early to allow for optimal cognitive recovery, but because they are so common, the importance of treating them is often underestimated.

Scientists find answers to how cancer spreads

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 23:59
How does cancer spread? While studying human brain tumor cells, a team of scientists at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre found some answers to this crucial, yet so far unanswered question.

Researchers gain new insights into pediatric tumors

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 23:12
Peripheral nervous system tumors are one of the most common types of childhood tumors. While some of these tumors, known as neuroblastoma, disappear on their own without treatment, others will continue to grow even despite intensive treatment.

Study uncovers 11 new genes associated with epilepsy

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 23:08
The largest study of its kind, led by international researchers including scientists at RCSI, has discovered 11 new genes associated with epilepsy.

High-intensity interval exercise could help combat cognitive dysfunction in obese people

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 22:54
It's fast-paced, takes less time to do, and burns a lot of calories. High-intensity interval exercise is widely recognized as the most time-efficient and effective way to exercise.

Visual inspection alone is insufficient to diagnose skin cancer

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 21:19
A Cochrane review of the accuracy of skin cancer diagnostics has found that visual inspection of suspicious lesions is insufficient to ensure an accurate diagnosis.

DDT in Alaskan fish shown to increase risk of cancer

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 21:05
A new study has found that children in Alaska who consume a lot of fish from rivers fed by the Eastern Alaska Mountain Range may be at an increased risk of cancer.

Episodic memory tests help in predicting brain atrophy and Alzheimer’s disease

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 18:36
Use of two episodic memory tests help in predicting brain atrophy and Alzheimer’s disease, as indicated by a study carried out at the University of Helsinki and the University of California. Researchers suggest that comprehensive use of memory tests could improve the diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment due to Alzheimer’s disease.