Credit: CC0 Public Domain Cedars-Sinai investigators have developed a simpler and more accurate method of estimating body fat than the widely used body mass index, or BMI, with the goal of better understanding obesity. The new method is highlighted in a study published in Scientific Reports, one of the Nature journals. “We wanted to identify […]Continue Reading ...
First-year medical student Quan Tran came to the rally because her father was held up at gunpoint walking home from a BART station in Oakland, and she sees gun violence as an epidemic. Rebecca Smith-Coggins, MD, a professor of emergency medicine, came because she has seen the damage from firearms in three decades of practicing […]Continue Reading ...
Shirley Avedon, 90, had never been a cannabis user. But carpal tunnel syndrome that sends shooting pains into both of her hands and an aversion to conventional steroid and surgical treatments is prompting her to consider some new options. “It’s very painful, sometimes I can’t even open my hand,” Avedon said. So for the second […]Continue Reading ...
For the first time ever, an international research group detected alterations in capillary blood flow around the face caused by body position change. This became possible through the use of imaging photoplethysmography. Using this method, scientists can examine blood vessels located in the carotid system in order to, for example, investigate the cerebral blood flow […]Continue Reading ...
FRIDAY, Sept. 14, 2018 — For patients undergoing rhinoplasty, postoperative opioid refills are extremely rare, according to a research letter published online Sept. 6 in JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery. Rosh K.V. Sethi, M.D., M.P.H., from Harvard Medical School in Boston, and colleagues conducted a retrospective review of 173 patients who underwent rhinoplasty to examine opioid […]Continue Reading ...
In approaching the subject of ethics in precision health for a recent journal he edited, fifth-year Stanford medical student Jason Neil Batten aimed to spark discussions of the challenges clinicians face amid a fast pace of innovation in medical research, diagnostics and treatment. Batten, a graduate fellow at the Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics, said […]Continue Reading ...
A research team at the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country has analyzed how zebrafish are affected in the long term by exposure to silver particles Silver nanoparticles are increasingly being used in consumer products, such as clothing and personal care products, in the medical and pharmaceutical industry, and in the food industry. That is why […]Continue Reading ...
FRIDAY, Sept. 14, 2018 — Could that morning cup of joe bring a health boost to people battling kidney disease? According to new research involving nearly 5,000 people with chronic kidney disease, a hike in daily caffeine intake appeared to lower their odds of an early death. The benefit remained “even after considering other important […]Continue Reading ...
LEO Pharma A/S, a global leader in medical dermatology, and MorphoSys AG today announced an expansion of their existing strategic alliance to include peptide-derived therapeutics. The objective of the alliance is to identify novel, peptide-derived therapeutics for unmet medical needs that will be valuable additions to both companies’ pipelines. This alliance expands the existing partnership […]Continue Reading ...
Researchers have identified compounds that could prevent malaria parasites from being able to infect mosquitoes, halting the spread of disease. Preventing transmission of malaria is a key part of efforts to eliminate the disease. A person can be cured of the disease using drugs that wipe out the replicating form of the parasite, but still […]Continue Reading ...
In the aftermath of Hurricane Florence and continued challenging conditions across much of the state, UNC Health Care has extended its offer of free access to its virtual care service, UNC Urgent Care 24/7. Free access will be available for persons physically located in the State of North Carolina through Sunday, September 23rd at 11:59 […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: Pixabay I asked my three-year-old, curly-headed son if he knew where corn came from. “Yes. The store,” he said tilting his head downward, keeping his eyes on mine. I chuckled a bit, reminding myself to stay in mom mode and that I was talking to a little guy. “The store” wasn’t a response I […]Continue Reading ...
Just like humans, plants have an immune system that helps them fight off infections. Plant immunity has some important differences: they don’t make antibodies and can’t fight off the same bug more quickly months or years later. However, plant cells can identify pathogens and react to them, often by producing a burst of reactive oxygen […]Continue Reading ...
Soot and dust alters thyroid development in fetuses before they are born in smoggy cities, raising concern about health impacts later in life, new USC research shows. It means before a doctor cuts the umbilical cord or a parent hugs a baby or a sibling gazes at the newest member of the family, the caress […]Continue Reading ...
A nutritional analysis of cannibalism and treating kidney stones on roller-coasters were research projects honored by tongue-in-cheek awards at Harvard University Thursday, designed to make you laugh first, and think later. The prize? A fake, ten-trillion-dollar bill from Zimbabwe and the opportunity to give a 60-second acceptance speech before being timed out by an eight-year-old […]Continue Reading ...
- Researchers develop more accurate measure of body fat
- Doctors and students rally to support gun violence research, education
- LEO Pharma and MorphoSys announce expansion of strategic alliance to develop peptide-derived drugs
- Seniors in pain hop aboard the canna-bus
- New compound could prevent malaria parasites from maturing inside mosquito
- Scientists find alterations in blood flow in response to body position change
- UNC Health Care extends free access to virtual care service in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence
- Opioid Refills Rare After Rhinoplasty
- Corn, obesity, and navigating healthy eating choices as a parent
- Journal editor aims to prompt thoughtful review of ethics in precision health
- Researchers identify key step in how plant cells respond to pathogens
- Researchers analyze how exposure to silver nanoparticles affects zebrafish
- Study shows air pollution may be bad for the fetus
- Coffee May Have Another Perk for Kidney Patients
- Tongue-in-cheek Nobels honor nutritional analysis of cannibalism, roller-coaster kidney stones treatment
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