Farm work is a known risk factor for occupational exposure to pollutants linked to obstructive airway diseases like COPD, but a new report from the CDC finds an elevated risk of exposure in rural workers with no connection to the agricultural industry. When researchers from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) compared […]Continue Reading ...
TUESDAY, Nov. 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Seniors with a fractured hip need surgery as soon as possible or they could suffer life-threatening complications, a new Canadian study concludes. Having surgery within 24 hours decreases the risk of hip fracture-related death. It also lowers odds of problems such as pneumonia, heart attack and blocked arteries, […]Continue Reading ...
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December 14, 2017 Many years ago, researchers began to discover the properties of action videogames for the improvement of visual attention and learning processes. What was not so clear were the specific benefits that could be derived from this form of entertainment, nor that the specific action videogames contribute to combat dyslexia, an alteration of […]Continue Reading ...
The FDA granted full approval for the first “follow-on” version of short-acting insulin lispro, to be sold as Admelog and indicated for improving glycemic control, the agency announced Monday. The approval covers use in adults with type 2 diabetes, as well as in adults and children at least 3 years old with type 1 diabetes. […]Continue Reading ...
Action Points Note that this questionnaire-based study of patients with systemic sclerosis found near universal complaints of lower-urinary tract symptoms, with a large number of patients complaining of severe symptoms. Be aware that these symptoms were not associated with severity of skin disease. Nearly all patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc) report lower urinary tract symptoms […]Continue Reading ...
December 11, 2017 The Memory and Aging Program (MAP) at Butler Hospital, a member of Care New England and a major teaching affiliate of The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, enrolled one of the initial participants in an international Alzheimer’s disease (AD) prevention study. The study is investigating whether an oral medication, known […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Barrow Neurological Institute researchers have completed additional experiments that validate the identification of five new genes linked to Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) – also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. The new study results, validated through five different methods, were published in a full length manuscript in Acta Neuropathologica, validating earlier findings […]Continue Reading ...
Syringe filled with 3 mL of long-acting cabotegravir. Credit: ViiV Healthcare The first large-scale clinical trial of a long-acting injectable medication for HIV prevention in sexually active women has begun. The study in southern and eastern Africa will examine whether a long-acting form of the investigational anti-HIV drug cabotegravir injected once every eight weeks can […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain In the world of health care spending policy, it usually works that as Medicare goes so goes private insurance on matters of managing the cost and quality of care. But new research from the University of Michigan reported in the December issue of Health Affairs suggests that when it comes to […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 13, 2017 — Teens are more likely to behave badly — lie, steal, vandalize, use drugs — if they live in areas with heavy air pollution, a study of children living in greater Los Angeles suggests. Younger kids exposed to increased levels of air pollution tended to have delinquency scores similar to teens […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: National Institutes of Health Nearly one in three 12th graders report past year use of some kind of vaping device, raising concerns about the impact on their health. What they say is in the device, however, ranges from nicotine, to marijuana, to “just flavoring.” The survey also suggests that use of hookahs and regular […]Continue Reading ...
An Amish farmer uses a horse drawn harrow in a field on his farm near Wilson, Wisconsin The first genetic mutation that appears to protect against multiple aspects of biological aging in humans has been discovered in an extended family of Old Order Amish living in the vicinity of Berne, Indiana, report Northwestern Medicine scientists. […]Continue Reading ...
It’s always important to ask what the evidence is with any new technology in healthcare, including medical education. Recent advances in virtual reality (VR) tech offer the potential for engaging, interactive learning experiences for medical students and residents, but is there actually any evidence to support this? A recent study in the Journal of Oral […]Continue Reading ...
December 15, 2017 Working together with researchers in the Université Paris-Sud in France and University Medical Centre Göttingen in Germany, ICREA Research Professor Toni Gabaldón and his team at the Centre for Genomic Regulation in Barcelona read the genetic code of 33 separate strains of the yeast Candida glabrata, the second most common cause of […]Continue Reading ...
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- NIH launches HIV prevention trial of long-acting injectable medication in women
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- Scientists explore effectiveness of action video games to combat dyslexia
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- FDA Says ‘Yes’ to Short-Acting Insulin Admelog
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- Lower Urinary Symptoms Occur in Almost All Patients with SSc
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- Researchers validate five new genes responsible for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
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- New high precision machine-learning model could help accelerate drug discovery
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