Download PDF July 19, 2018 A payment system that provides financial incentives for hospitals that reduce health-care costs for Medicare patients did not lower costs as intended, according to a new study led by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The researchers assessed what is called a bundled-payment system, in which hospitals are […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF July 19, 2018 In a first of its kind randomized trial, researchers from the UCI School of Medicine found therapy dogs to be effective in reducing the symptoms of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children. The study’s main outcomes were recently published by the American Psychological Association in the Society of Counseling Psychology’s […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF July 19, 2018 A new study from researchers at Columbia University Irving Medical Center found that binge drinking impairs working memory in the adolescent brain. The study, in mice, explains why teenagers who binge drink are 15 times more likely to become alcoholics during adulthood. The study was published on July 4th in […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF July 19, 2018 Single-cell sequencing technologies are filling in fine details in the catalog of life. Researchers at the University of Connecticut Health Center (UConn Health) and The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) have identified 40 subtypes of retinal ganglion cells (RGCs) along with the genetic markers and transcription factors that differentiate them. Thanks to […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF July 20, 2018 Using genetic sequencing, scientists have revealed the complete DNA makeup of more than 100 aggressive prostate tumors, pinpointing important genetic errors these deadly tumors have in common. The study lays the foundation for finding new ways to treat prostate cancer, particularly for the most aggressive forms of the disease. The […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Dipen J. Parekh, M.D., chair of urology and director of robotic surgery at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, with the da Vinci Xi Surgical System. Credit: Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. The first comprehensive study comparing the outcomes of robotic surgery to those of traditional open surgery in any organ has […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF July 20, 2018 A troubled teenager is hospitalized with suicidal thoughts. The patient is diagnosed, medicated, and counseled by a team of experts. The teen is sent home a few days later, and the following week the parent finds the child’s bedsheets fashioned into a noose. The scenario is tragically common in the […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF July 20, 2018 Delivering a single injection of a scar-busting gene to the spinal cord of rats following injury promotes the survival of nerve cells and improves hind limb function within weeks, according to a study published April 2 in The Journal of Neuroscience. The findings suggest that, with more confirming research in […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF New research by Agnes van Minnen of Radboud University questions the importance and concept of the need for a dedicated therapist in treating post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Patients and therapists were equally positive when rating treatment given by multiple therapists. The research will be published in the European Journal of Psychotraumatology on 17 […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF July 20, 2018 Dying at home could be beneficial for terminally ill cancer patients and their relatives, according to research published in the journal BMC Medicine. The study shows that, according to questionnaires completed by their relatives, those who die at home experience more peace and a similar amount of pain compared to […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDFIn addition to focusing on curing or prolonging the life of patients with cancer, it is important to also address mental health aspects of cancer care, especially because there is an elevated incidence of death by suicide in this patient population.Continue Reading ...
Download PDF AIRPORT CITY, Israel, July 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — BioSight Ltd., a pharmaceutical development company focused on the development of targeted oncology drugs, announced today that it has received the FDA and the Israeli Ministry of Health clearance to launch a Phase 2b clinical trial of BST-236 for treatment of Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML). […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF July 20, 2018 Contrary to popular belief across college campuses, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) medications may fail to improve cognition in healthy students and actually can impair functioning, according to a study by researchers at the University of Rhode Island and Brown University. Study co-investigators Lisa Weyandt, professor of psychology and a […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF July 18, 2018 Researchers from the University of Liverpool have identified a new compound that protects against neurodegeneration in nematode worms. The discovery may enable novel treatments for human neurodegenerative diseases to be developed in the future. With the predicted growth of the global aging population, cases of age-associated neurodegenerative diseases such as […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF FDA Approves Nivestym (filgrastim-aafi), a Biosimilar to Neupogen July 20, 2018 – Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) today announced that the United States (U.S.) Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Nivestym (filgrastim-aafi), a biosimilar to Neupogen1 (filgrastim), for all eligible indications of the reference product. “The FDA approval of Nivestym marks an important step […]Continue Reading ...
- Bundled-payment system did not lower costs for serious medical conditions, shows study
- Therapy dogs found to be effective in reducing ADHD symptoms in children
- Could rotating multiple therapists better treat PTSD patients?
- Binge drinking impairs working memory in adolescent brain
- Dying at home could be beneficial for terminally ill cancer patients and their relatives
- Researchers identify subtypes of retinal ganglion cells using single-cell RNA sequencing
- Study uncovers opportunities to reduce death by suicide among cancer patients
- Genetic sequencing reveals new clues to aggressiveness of prostate cancer
- BioSight Launches a Phase 2b Clinical Trial of BST-236 as a First-Line Treatment of Acute Myeloid Leukemia
- First major study comparing robotic to open surgery published in The Lancet
- ADHD medications may fail to improve cognition in healthy college students, study shows
- Intervention program that includes a personalized app could benefit teens with suicidal thoughts
- Researchers identify new compound that protects against neurodegeneration
- Gene therapy may hold potential to treat people with spinal cord injuries
- FDA Approves Nivestym (filgrastim-aafi), a Biosimilar to Neupogen
- Surgeons have substantial impact on genetic testing in breast cancer patients who need it
- Species diversity can have positive and negative impacts on disease transmission
- Genome research suggests presence of enteric fever in medieval Europe
- Risk of Sensory Deficits Drops With Rising Gestational Age
- Mum’s sleep matters—the effect of sleep on an unborn baby