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HPV-negative cervical cancers are more aggressive with worse prognosis

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 07:49
Cervical cancer negative for the human papilloma virus (HPV) is rare but more aggressive: it is more frequently diagnosed at advanced stages, with more metastasis and reduced survival.

Employee wellness programs provide little health benefits

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 20:57
A new study suggests that employee wellness programs do not actually improve health outcomes for workers or reduce the amount of money that companies’ spend on healthcare.

Men who have a resting heart rate of 75 bpm are twice as likely to die early

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 20:39
Having a resting heart rate of 75 beats per minute (bpm) during middle-age may double the risk for early death, according to new research.

Victims of bullying have greater chances of mental health problems, unemployment in later life

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 18:15
Victims of bullying in secondary school have dramatically increased chances of mental health problems and unemployment in later life.

Study tests high-tech, non-pharmaceutical way to address ADHD and distractibility

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 16:10
Nearly 10 percent of children ages 2-17 in the U.S. have been diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder in the U.S., a condition marked by persistent inattention, hyperactivity, distractibility and sometimes impulsivity.

Rutgers researchers identify new factor essential for maintaining stem cells in the brain and gut

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 16:09
The organs in our bodies house stem cells that are necessary to regenerate cells when they become damaged, diseased or too old to function.

Universal late pregnancy ultrasound improves health of mothers, babies and could be cost saving

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 16:07
Offering universal late pregnancy ultrasounds at 36 weeks’ gestation eliminates undiagnosed breech presentation of babies, lowers the rate of emergency cesarean sections, and improves the health of mothers and babies.

Gut bacteria and pregnancy

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 12:45
Researchers from Bar-Ilan University have found that with pregnancy there is a change in the composition of gut bacteria in women. This could be associated with the changing hormonal status they speculate. The results of their study titled, “Progesterone Increases Bifidobacterium Relative Abundance during Late Pregnancy,” were published in the latest issue of the journal Cell Reports.

Partner status influences link between sexual problems and self-efficacy in breast cancer survivors

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 12:34
Vaginal dryness and painful intercourse are some of the more common adverse events of post-breast cancer treatment therapies and often lead to sexual dissatisfaction and an overall lower quality of life.

Research sheds light on how leukemia cells become resistant to drugs

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 12:31
Three children Alejandro Gutierrez, MD, treated for leukemia during his fellowship at Boston Children's Hospital still haunt him more than a decade later.

C-Path and CDISC release global Therapeutic Area Standard for HIV research

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 12:28
The Critical Path Institute and CDISC are pleased to announce the release of a global Therapeutic Area Standard that specifies how to structure commonly collected data and outcome measurements in clinical trials for HIV.

Microbiome science may help doctors to improve treatment for children with IBS

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 12:27
To improve the treatment of children with irritable bowel syndrome, investigators have developed a sophisticated way to analyze the microbial and metabolic contents of the gut.

Non-invasive vagus nerve stimulation improves disease symptoms in patients with rheumatoid arthritis

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 12:21
Bioelectronic medicine scientists at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research collaborated with counterparts from Academic Medical Center at University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands to carry out a series of pilot clinical studies to assess the effect of a novel bioelectronic stimulation.

Diabetic drug shows potential to be repurposed as heart disease treatment for non-diabetic patients

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 12:16
The commonly used diabetes drug metformin could reverse the harmful thickening of heart muscle that leads to cardiovascular disease, according to a study at the University of Dundee.

Texas A&M AgriLife becomes the newest member of NutriRECS international consortium

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 12:15
Texas A&M AgriLife has become the fifth and newest member of the NutriRECS international consortium.

PCV10 vaccine against pneumonia sharply reduces incidence of serious pneumococcal disease

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 12:11
A vaccine against Streptococcus pneumoniae, a major cause of childhood illness and mortality in the developing world, sharply reduced the incidence of serious pneumococcal disease among children in a large Kenyan community after it was introduced in 2011, according to a new study from researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Three studies show how tumors hijack the immune system to develop radiotherapy resistance

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 12:02
More than a decade ago, radiation oncologists noticed a nifty phenomenon: Sometimes radiation used locally against a tumor could excite the immune system to attack cancer systemically throughout the body.

Study to compare benefits of tai chi and mindfulness meditation on MS symptoms

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 11:52
Kinesiology researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have received funding to compare the effects of tai chi and mindfulness meditation on both the physical balance and psychosocial well-being of people with multiple sclerosis.

Study identifies novel loci contributing to asthma susceptibility in adults

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 10:58
A large, multi-ethnic genome-wide association study (GWAS) of asthma identified novel associations with potential relevance for asthma susceptibility in older adults of diverse racial backgrounds.

Researchers succeed in accelerating process of creating 3D images

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 10:51
Lensless microscopy with X-rays, or coherent diffractive imaging, is a promising approach. It allows researchers to analyze complex three-dimensional structures, which frequently exist in nature, from a dynamic perspective.