Longer duration of breastfeeding was associated with a lower risk of diabetes among mothers later in life, according to a 30-year observational study. Among more than 1,200 young white and black women (mean age 24.2), increasing lactation duration was associated with a graded 25% to 47% relative reduction in the incidence of diabetes, even after […]Continue Reading ...
Patients with atopic dermatitis (AD) – also known as eczema – often face a tough, uphill battle for treatment. Symptoms include severe itching, scaly rashes, extreme dry skin and inflammation. Those who suffer from AD spend sleepless, itchy nights fearing they have nowhere to turn and their symptoms may never resolve. This creates therapeutic challenges […]Continue Reading ...
January 17, 2018 International medical imaging IT and cybersecurity company Sectra announces that Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), one of the most renowned orthopaedic hospitals in the US, has ordered Sectra’s 3D pre-operative planning solution. The software will provide HSS orthopaedic surgeons with advanced tools to enhance visualization of complex cases with the goal of […]Continue Reading ...
January 17, 2018 Symptoms of this disease are different in women which delays diagnosis A recent study has indicated that women who start menstruating at the age of 11 or earlier, or enter menopause before 47 have a higher risk of heart disease and stroke. Some other factors that were associated with elevated odds of […]Continue Reading ...
With President Trump expected to undergo a physical examination tomorrow, much discussion has centered around whether the exam should include some sort of psychiatric examination or cognitive assessment. Concerns were raised about the 71-year-old president’s mental fitness after he reportedly forgot names of old friends and repeated stories several times. Trump responded by tweeting that […]Continue Reading ...
January 16, 2018 A collaborative study conducted by the Division of Hemostasis and Thrombosis at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and the Wyss Institute at Harvard University suggests that parmodulins may provide anti-inflammatory and anti-thrombotic protection to endothelial cells, without interfering with blood clotting. Credit: Illustration Forest/Shutterstock.com This discovery makes parmodulins an attractive new […]Continue Reading ...
Action Points A correlation between CT scanning and nephrectomy has been found, especially in larger hospital regions with more than 50,000 Medicare patients, in an assessment of >15 million Medicare claims from across the U.S. Note that during the 5-year study period, 43% of Medicare beneficiaries had either a chest or abdominal CT, with the […]Continue Reading ...
January 15, 2018 The team lead by Sílvia Vilares Conde, from CEDOC-NOVA Medical School, in collaboration with the pharmaceutical company Galvani Bioelectronics, demonstrated through findings in rats that is possible to restore insulin sensitivity and glucose homeostasis, by modulating electrically the carotid sinus nerve, the sensitive nerve that connects the carotid body with the brain. […]Continue Reading ...
January 17, 2018 UConn engineers have created a biodegradable pressure sensor that could help doctors monitor chronic lung disease, swelling of the brain, and other medical conditions before dissolving harmlessly in a patient’s body. The UConn research is featured in the current online issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The small, […]Continue Reading ...
January 17, 2018 A recent study conducted by the TEDDY (The Environmental Determinants of Diabetes in the Young) international research team has identified six novel gene regions in children who are at risk of type 1 diabetes. Credit: Kateryna Kon/Shutterstock.com The polymorphisms were found in young people who already had type 1 diabetes as well […]Continue Reading ...
NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Dec. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a global research and development-based biopharmaceutical company, today announced positive top-line results from the Phase 3 SELECT-MONOTHERAPY clinical trial. This ongoing study evaluated upadacitinib (ABT-494), an investigational oral JAK1-selective inhibitor, as a monotherapy treatment in patients with moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who […]Continue Reading ...
(HealthDay)—Gene therapy may have the potential to eradicate HIV in people infected with the virus, new animal research suggests. The science centers around the use of “chimeric antigen receptor” (CAR) genes. In laboratory work with monkeys, these engineered cells have destroyed HIV-infected cells for more than two years, scientists reported. “Theoretically, the goal is to […]Continue Reading ...
larotrectinib Treatment for Solid Tumors Loxo Oncology Initiates Rolling Submission of New Drug Application to U.S. Food and Drug Administration for Larotrectinib for the Treatment of TRK Fusion Cancers STAMFORD, Conn., Dec. 20, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Loxo Oncology, Inc. (Nasdaq:LOXO), a biopharmaceutical company innovating the development of highly selective medicines for patients with genetically […]Continue Reading ...
Angry AIDS activists are urging western and central Africa to step up the fight against HIV, saying millions of people, especially children, are at risk from complacency and underfunding. A six-day conference in Africa has thrown a stark light on the problems in a region whose two dozen nations extend from Mauritania in the north […]Continue Reading ...
January 17, 2018 Obese, middle-age men and women who had bariatric surgery have half the death rate of those who had traditional medical treatment over a 10-year period, reports a study that answers questions about the long-term risk of the surgery. The study was by Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and the Clalit Research […]Continue Reading ...
- Lactation May Lower T2D Risk in Younger Women
- New Atopic Dermatitis Yardstick provides practical guidance and management insights
- New biodegradable pressure sensor could help monitor serious health conditions
- HSS orders Sectra’s 3D pre-operative planning solution for improving patient outcomes
- Study identifies six new genes regions associated with diabetes
- Women do not receive timely diagnosis for heart disease
- AbbVie’s Upadacitinib Shows Positive Results as Monotherapy in Phase 3 Rheumatoid Arthritis Study, Meeting All Primary and Key Secondary Endpoints
- Should President Trump’s Physical Include a Cognitive Screen?
- Could gene therapy someday eliminate HIV?
- Researchers identify new anti-inflammatory drug target
- Loxo Oncology Initiates Rolling Submission of New Drug Application to U.S. Food and Drug Administration for Larotrectinib for the Treatment of TRK Fusion Cancers
- Trunk Imaging Tied to Higher Nephrectomy Risk
- Campaigners incensed at failings in Africa AIDS war
- Research opens door to development of new treatment for type 2 diabetes
- Bariatric surgery extends lifespan in obese patients, shows study
- Bristol-Myers Squibb Receives FDA Approval for Opdivo (nivolumab) as Adjuvant Therapy in Patients with Completely Resected Melanoma with Lymph Node Involvement or Metastatic Disease
- Ewww Moments in the ER: That’s Improbable!
- Methods from optogenetics, machine learning should help improve treatment options for stroke patients
- Booze may help or harm the heart, but income matters
- Three-dimensional organization of genome plays key role in gene expression, cell fate