THURSDAY, July 19, 2018 — Hand-holding and squeezing a stress ball do not provide anxiety reduction among patients during excisional removal of non-melanoma skin cancer, according to a study published online July 18 in JAMA Dermatology. Arianna F. Yanes, from Northwestern University in Chicago, and colleagues conducted a randomized trial involving 135 adults who required […]Continue Reading ...
A human neutrophil (grey) is interacting with Klebsiella pneumoniae (pink). A hypervirulent version of this pathogen is sparking increasing concern due to recent reports describing hypervirulent strains that are antimicrobial resistant. Credit: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Imagine a pathogen that infects completely healthy people and can cause blindness in one day and flesh-eating […]Continue Reading ...
July 23, 2018 Our genome is made up of 20,000 genes, all of which may cause disease. At present, 4,141 genes have been identified as being responsible for genetic abnormalities, leaving around 16,000 genes with unknown implication in disease. Researchers from the University of Geneva (UNIGE), Switzerland, – working in collaboration with scientists from Pakistan […]Continue Reading ...
July 18, 2018 A new Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute study assesses the increased growth of secondary interpretations of diagnostic imaging examinations in the Medicare population. The study is publishing online in the Journal of American College of Radiology (JACR). Rosenkrantz and team used aggregate Part B fee-for-service claims frequency and payment data from […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, July 18, 2018 — An FDA-approved supplement reduces episodes of severe pain in people with sickle cell disease, a new clinical trial shows. Endari, a medicine-grade version of the dietary supplement L-glutamine, reduced sickle cell patients’ number of acute pain crises by 25 percent compared with a placebo, the researchers found. In addition, the […]Continue Reading ...
July 20, 2018 A major cause of drug-resistant clinical yeast infections is the same species previously regarded as non-pathogenic and commonly used in the biotechnology and food industries. The study, published on July 19th in the open-access journal PLOS Pathogens, was led by Alexander Douglass of University College Dublin in Ireland. A phylogenetic tree of […]Continue Reading ...
July 23, 2018 The first dementia prevalence data from a large population of lesbian, gay and bisexual older adults was reported today at the 2018 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Chicago. Researchers from University of California, San Francisco and Kaiser Permanente Division of Research, Oakland, CA, examined the prevalence of dementia among 3,718 sexual minority […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain A team of researchers from several institutions in the Netherlands and Yale University in the U.S. has found evidence that suggests deep brain stimulation (DBS) can help treat type 2 diabetes. In their paper published in the journal Science Translational Medicine, the group describes what happened when a single patient with […]Continue Reading ...
A rise in global temperatures is expected to lead to an increase in suicides, new Stanford research suggests. The correlation between hot weather and a spike in suicides has long been known. But now, researchers led by economist Marshall Burke, PhD, have teased out the effects of temperature from the many other factors affecting suicide […]Continue Reading ...
By Sally Robertson, BScJuly 23, 2018 Researchers at Princeton University have used video imaging to capture the process by which “junk DNA” activates genes. Image Credit: pogonici / Shutterstock Junk DNA is the non-coding DNA that makes up more than 90% of the genetic material that is not in the form of genes. Although scientists […]Continue Reading ...
July 20, 2018 CRISPR, or clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats, are an essential part of bacterial immunity designed to defend against foreign DNA. In bacteria, CRISPR acts just like it does in human cells as a pair of scissors, in their case with the goal of cutting strands of infecting DNA. While researchers have […]Continue Reading ...
(HealthDay)—Even if it’s not visible to the naked eye, blood in the stool can be serious—a sign of a potentially fatal disease other than colon cancer, new research suggests. This could include circulatory, respiratory, digestive, blood, hormonal or neuropsychological diseases, the Scottish scientists said. A test that picks up unseen blood in feces, called a […]Continue Reading ...
July 18, 2018 Pancreatic cancer carries a very poor prognosis as most patients are diagnosed at an advanced stage. Now a new BJS (British Journal of Surgery) study indicates that breath analyses may help detect pancreatic cancer earlier, when curative treatments may be possible. For the study, investigators examined volatile organic compounds in breath samples […]Continue Reading ...
July 23, 2018 Children of mothers with type 1 diabetes are at significantly higher risk of being overweight and of exhibiting insulin resistance. This was published by scientists from Helmholtz Zentrum München and the Technical University of Munich in the journal ‘Diabetologia’. Type 1 diabetes is the most common metabolic disorder in childhood. But what […]Continue Reading ...
July 23, 2018 The EDC-MIXRISK project is exploring the health effects of a group of man-made substances that have been shown to disrupt the body’s endocrine system, the collection of hormone-producing glands that regulate growth and development, metabolism, reproduction and even mood and sleep patterns. They are referred to as endocrine disrupting chemicals, or EDCs. […]Continue Reading ...
- Hand-Holding, Stress Ball Don’t Cut Anxiety in Skin CA Removal
- Biomarker is discovered for a flesh-eating pathogen that can blind or kill healthy young people
- Global warming could lead to additional suicides, new research indicates
- Researchers investigate recessive genetic disorder that leads to childhood blindness
- Imaging study shows how junk DNA activates genes
- Study assesses increased growth of secondary imaging interpretations
- Researchers present evidence of phage cooperation when attacking CRISPR-containing bacteria
- Endari (L-Glutamine) Supplement May Ease the Pain of Sickle Cell Disease
- Hidden blood in feces may signal deadly conditions
- Yeast species used in biotechnology, food industries causes drug-resistant yeast infections
- Breath analyses may help detect pancreatic cancer earlier, study shows
- Study reports data on dementia prevalence in sexual minority older adults
- Children of mothers with type 1 diabetes at greater risk of being overweight
- Deep brain stimulation found to improve diabetes symptoms
- New project explores health effects of dangerous chemicals
- New breeding technologies could enhance shape, size, color, and health benefits of produce
- Pfizer announces FDA approval of biosimilar to Neupogen
- Key questions to consider for sustainable management of environmental risks in Europe
- Vaxart Announces Publication of the Phase 1 Results of its Oral Norovirus Tablet Vaccine in Journal of Clinical Investigation Insight
- Joslin researchers report excessive fetal growth despite well-controlled type 1 diabetes