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Opioid poisoning rates higher and in a more diverse population, study shows

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 11:41
A cohort study by Stony Brook University researchers of all payer hospital data on Long Island combined with census data indicates that opioid poisoning (OP) levels almost doubled from 2010 to 2016.

New study welcomes TGA’s decision to step back from prohibiting poppers

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 11:35
Young gay and bisexual men are frequent users of alkyl nitrites, or poppers, but few show signs of addiction, risky consumption habits or other psychosocial problems, a study shows.

Nursing home care prices rise faster than other medical care and consumer prices

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 11:11
One of the largest studies on out-of-pocket costs for nursing home care finds prices are high and rising faster than other medical care and consumer prices, reports a team of health policy researchers.

Study finds no link between infant deaths and exposure to waste incinerators

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 10:57
Researchers have found no link between exposure to emissions from municipal waste incinerators and infant deaths or reduced foetal growth.

MIT engineers design pliable, 3-D-printed mesh materials

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 10:28
Hearing aids, dental crowns, and limb prosthetics are some of the medical devices that can now be digitally designed and customized for individual patients, thanks to 3-D printing.

New study shows clear link between cannabis use and brain alterations

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 10:18
A once understudied topic now shows a clear link between cannabis use and brain alterations, whereby chronic use may lead to poor conflict resolution skills

Targeted therapies benefit many elderly patients with metastatic kidney cancer

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 10:06
Many elderly patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma-who are often underrepresented in clinical trials to treat the kidney cancer-are seeing overall survival benefits from treatment with targeted therapies, according to a new study from Penn Medicine researchers published this month in JAMA Network Open.

Restrictive approach to blood cell transfusions safe for patients undergoing cardiac surgery

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 09:48
In a recent clinical trial of higher risk patients undergoing cardiopulmonary bypass surgery, a restrictive approach to blood cell transfusions resulted in fewer transfusions without putting patients at increased risk of acute kidney injury.

High levels of acid in processed foods could affect fetus' developing brain

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 08:37
With the number of children diagnosed with autism on the rise, the need to find what causes the disorder becomes more urgent every day. UCF researchers are now a step closer to showing the link between the food pregnant women consume and the effects on a fetus' developing brain.

New genetic marker linked to higher risk of premenopausal breast cancer

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 08:24
University of Alberta researchers have added a new genetic marker to the breast cancer map, helping to expand the list of genetic mutations clinicians can watch for in cancer screenings.

Study reveals link between WTC dust and prostate cancer

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 08:03
World Trade Center responders with prostate cancer showed signs that exposure to dust from the World Trade Center site had activated chronic inflammation in their prostates, which may have contributed to their cancer, according to a study by Mount Sinai researchers in Molecular Cancer Research in June.

Psoriasis patients frequently use complementary or alternative therapies to treat their symptoms

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 06:02
Patients with psoriasis frequently use complementary or alternative therapies to treat their symptoms, according to survey results published by dermatologists from the George Washington University in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.

Low-carb diet may reverse metabolic syndrome independent of weight loss

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 05:43
A low-carb diet may have benefits for people at risk of developing type 2 diabetes even if they don't lose any weight, a new study suggests.

Upbeat music can make rigorous exercise seem less tough, research shows

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 05:24
New research coming out of UBC's Okanagan campus demonstrates that upbeat music can make a rigorous workout seem less tough. Even for people who are insufficiently active.

Researchers find link between chronic pain and alterations in the gut microbiome

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 05:14
Scientists have found a correlation between a disease involving chronic pain and alterations in the gut microbiome.

Research opens door to better treatment for common cause of diarrhea

Thu, 06/20/2019 - 23:44
One of the most common causes of diarrhea worldwide – accounting for millions of cases and tens of thousands of deaths, mostly of small children – is the parasiteCryptosporidium.

Scientists identify early signs of Parkinson’s disease years before symptoms develop

Thu, 06/20/2019 - 19:58
Scientists have identified the earliest signs of Parkinson’s disease in the brain up to 20 years before patients present with any symptoms.

Scientists find link between chronic pain and gut microbiome

Thu, 06/20/2019 - 19:54
Scientists have found a correlation between a disease involving chronic pain and alterations in the gut microbiome.

'Substantial' decline in obesity rates among pre-schoolers in the US

Thu, 06/20/2019 - 19:46
Obesity rates among pre-schoolers who receive government food aid are in decline, according to data extracted from a US nutrition program

People who worked long hours have higher risk of stroke, shows study

Thu, 06/20/2019 - 19:46
People who worked long hours had a higher risk of stroke, especially if they worked those hours for 10 years or more, according to new research in the American Heart Association's journal Stroke.