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New Australian initiative helps emergency clinicians to improve patient care

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 11:26
An Australian initiative is successfully helping emergency doctors and nurses develop better treatments, diagnostics and services for improving patient care.

New study helps doctors better understand high blood pressure in pregnant women

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 11:16
According the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 6 - 8% of pregnant women experience hypertension. High blood pressure during pregnancy is associated with a number of risks to the woman and fetus, including low-birth weight infants, preterm birth, problems with the placenta, heavy bleeding, heart defects and other congenital anomalies, and in the most severe cases death.

Severe facial trauma victims can improve speech by face transplant surgery

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 11:09
A new case study out of New York University's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development finds that face transplant surgery in patients who have experienced severe facial trauma can improve speech production

New mouse model replicates development and progression of Type I diabetes

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 11:00
Researchers at The University of Toledo have found a new way to replicate in lab mice the development and progression of Type I diabetes, a breakthrough that has the potential to reshape how the chronic disease is studied.

Physical coordination more beneficial in larger groups, finds study

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 10:50
Researchers at Tokyo Institute of Technology, Imperial College London and the University of Tokyo have demonstrated that physical coordination is more beneficial in larger groups.

New research disproves previous assumptions of how looks influence personality

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 10:39
To what extent is our personality an adaptation to our appearance or even our physique? A team of scien-tists at the University of Göttingen has investigated this question.

Social stigmas surrounding HPV could put women off going for cervical screening

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 10:14
The social stigmas and myths surrounding the human papilloma virus (HPV) could make women anxious, including raising fears about their partners' fidelity and putting them off going for cervical screening, according to research presented at Cancer Research UK's Early Diagnosis Conference in Birmingham today.

Millions of British people breathe toxic air travelling to GPs

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 10:03
A new study finds that one thirds of all the NHS surgeries in UK are situated in areas where the levels of air pollution are high.

Researchers discover mechanism on how body's antimicrobial shield regulates microbiome

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 10:02
The microbiome in our intestine plays a vital role in people's health and the immune system. Any lack of balance there has not only been linked to chronic inflammatory intestinal inflammation, but also type 2 diabetes and other diseases

Comparison of cancer genes across species helps prioritize targets for new cancer therapies

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 09:41
Cancer genes in mucosal melanoma, a rare and poorly understood subtype of melanoma, have been compared in humans, dogs and horses for the first time by scientists at the Wellcome Sanger Institute and their collaborators.

Children are grossly underdiagnosed for sleep disordered breathing, research reveals

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 21:23
Children are grossly underdiagnosed for sleep disordered breathing, which includes obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), and the symptoms may be wrongly attributed to behavior issues, according to research in the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association.

Study examines hospital readmissions for women with postpartum psychiatric diseases

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 21:16
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, approximately 15% of women develop postpartum depression. Postpartum psychiatric diseases occur on a continuum and extreme manifestations are life-threatening and require hospitalization.

Researchers examine link between OSA and inflammation, organ damage

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 21:09
Voyagers no longer embark in search of the storied Fountain of Youth, but the quest for longevity is still very much alive for researchers.

Scientists discover new mechanism by which sleep supports the immune system

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 20:51
Getting enough sleep is vital to supporting our immune system in fighting off pathogens - so much is common knowledge. But what we don't know is how exactly sleep affects certain immune functions.

Low physical fitness during adolescence associated with later receipt of disability pension

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 19:24
Obesity or low physical fitness during adolescence is strongly associated with disability pension later in life. This is shown in a study of more than one million Swedish men, published in Annals of Internal Medicine by researchers at Karolinska Institutet.

Newly discovered genetic disorder opens way for future diabetes drugs

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 19:20
Knowledge of a newly discovered genetic disorder, which means that a person cannot produce the protein TXNIP (thioredoxin interacting protein) in their cells, can open for the development of new diabetes drugs.

Study assesses role of personal styles for predicting identity change from early adulthood to midlife

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 19:15
Identity formation is a major developmental task in adolescence but continues throughout adulthood. Significant individual differences, however, emerge.

Pill that reverses brain damage could be on the horizon

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 18:57
Researchers have made important progress in designing a drug that could recover brain function in cases of severe brain damage due to injury or disease.

Contraceptive pill may impair women's ability to recognize emotions

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 18:49
A new study suggests that a woman’s ability to read emotions may be negatively impacted by the contraceptive pill.

Over-abundance of energy to cells could increase cancer risk

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 17:05
It's well-known that obesity, diabetes and chronic inflammation are major risk factors for cancer. But just how cancer evolves in people with these diseases -- and why a healthy diet and exercising regularly can help prevent it -- is poorly understood.