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Electing to induce labor at 39 weeks reduces the need for C-section

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 12:16
Inducing labor in healthy women at 39 weeks into their pregnancy reduces the need for cesarean section and is at least as safe for mother and baby as waiting for spontaneous labor.

Study: Exercise can help prevent relapses into cocaine addiction

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 11:55
Exercise can help prevent relapses into cocaine addiction, according to new research led by the University at Buffalo's Panayotis (Peter) Thanos, PhD.

Scientists identify drug that could reverse pulmonary arterial hypertension

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 11:41
Scientists at Stanley Manne Children's Research Institute at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago took a major step toward developing a new treatment for pulmonary arterial hypertension, a severe lung disease with a five-year survival rate of 50 percent.

Study to examine whether modulating gut bacteria can improve cardiac function in heart failure patients

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 09:58
A clinical study called the GutHeart Trial is poised to examine the potential relationship between the bacterial composition of the gut and inflammatory and metabolic pathways in the cardiovascular system.

Study explores if exercise can help prevent weight loss-induced bone loss in older adults

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 09:49
In a Journal of Bone and Mineral Research study of older adults with obesity who were cutting calories, an intervention that incorporated resistance training, aerobic training, or neither did not prevent bone loss associated with active weight loss.

Excessive sleep not good for health say researchers

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 09:15
Not getting enough sleep at night is associated with ill health and now researchers say that sleeping excessively may also not be a good idea. The study appears in the latest issue of the Journal of American Heart Association.

Kids spending more time on screens - increased obesity and heart disease risks

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 09:09
We know the harmful effects of long screen time for children and adolescents and now the American Heart Association has come up with a recommendation to limit screen time to no more than one to two hours per day for children and adolescents. The AHA says that longer screen times for children could raise their risk of future heart disease.

Study looks at boxer shorts versus underpants and sperm count

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 09:00
A new study from the Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health has shown that loose underwear such as boxers may be better for sperm counts in men when compared to tight ones such as briefs.

Study evaluates overlap in risk factors for substance initiation and SUD

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 08:55
Not all individuals who initiate use of a substance such as nicotine, alcohol, cannabis, and cocaine eventually develop a substance use disorder, indicating that the risk factors for substance use and for substance use disorder differ to some extent.

New review examines potential of medicinal cannabis to help treat intractable epilepsy

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 08:53
A new British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology review examines the potential of medicinal cannabis--or medical marijuana--for helping patients with intractable epilepsy, in which seizures fail to come under control with standard anticonvulsant treatment.

Study: Low-calorie diet causes different metabolic effects in women than in men

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 08:49
A low-calorie diet causes different metabolic effects in women than in men, a new Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism study suggests.

Parental factors associated with development of ADHD in children

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 08:47
A new study has identified adults' smoking and depression as family environmental factors associated with the development of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder in children.

UToledo study outlines how blue light accelerates blindness

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 08:43
Blue light from digital devices and the sun transforms vital molecules in the eye's retina into cell killers, according to optical chemistry research at The University of Toledo.

Soy-based whole foods may have positive impact on bone strength for women

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 08:33
Osteoporosis, decreased physical activity and weight gain are serious health concerns for postmenopausal women.

Preoperative oral care may benefit patients who undergo cancer surgery

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 08:26
Preoperative oral care by a dentist may help reduce postoperative complications in patients who undergo cancer surgery, according to a new BJS study.

Radical radiotherapy that reduces treatment to just 5 days could benefit men with prostate cancer

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 08:17
Early results from an innovative new clinical trial led by researchers from Queen's University Belfast have shown that men with prostate cancer could benefit from radical radiotherapy that delivers treatment in just five visits instead of the usual 37.

Exercise could limit risk of atrial fibrillation in obese people

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 08:14
Atrial fibrillation is an irregular and often rapid heart rate that can increase the risk of stroke, heart failure and other heart-related complications. It's more common in older people, and as it happens, in people who are obese.

New sensor allows scientists to measure cancer cell's response to chemotherapy drug

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 08:05
MIT chemical engineers have developed a new sensor that lets them see inside cancer cells and determine whether the cells are responding to a particular type of chemotherapy drug.

Study suggests link between probiotic use and “brain fogginess”

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 20:38
A study conducted at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University has shown that probiotic intake can result in a significant build-up of small intestine bacteria that leads to brain fogginess.

Taking cholesterol-busting pills can effectively treat brutal PAP

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 01:18
Researchers report in Nature Communications they figured out why air sacs in the lungs clog up with a thick substance called surfactant in a brutal disease called Pulmonary Alveolar Proteinosis, and they show taking cholesterol-busting pills called statins can effectively treat the disease.