Download PDF New research indicates that cancer survivors carry greater financial burdens related to medical debt payments and bills compared with individuals without a cancer history, with the greatest hardships in younger survivors. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the study also found that among privately insured survivors, […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF PSA-screening cuts deaths from prostate cancer by some 30%. This is shown by research based on data on 20,000 men monitored for more than two decades. The men’s initially measured PSA level proved highly significant as a predictor of future cancer risk. “This research is important because it shows the long-term effects of […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF THURSDAY, Jan. 17, 2019 — HFE p.C282Y homozygosity, the most common gene mutation causing hereditary hemochromatosis (type 1), is associated with other morbidity in men and women, according to a study published online Jan. 16 in The BMJ. Luke C. Pilling, from the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom, and colleagues conducted […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDFA new study by Columbia researchers suggests aspirin may lower stroke risk among middle-aged women with a history of preeclampsia.Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Bowel cancer screening often begins after the age of fifty. New statistics reveal that it should start earlier because bowel cancer is on the rise among younger population in Australia. The numbers appear in the latest issue of the journal of Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention. Image Credit: Shutterstock According to the new […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF NIH researchers discover that TGFβ signaling governs immune cell function in the eye A signaling pathway controlled by transforming growth factor beta (TGF-beta) could be involved in the progression of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Researchers at the National Eye Institute (NEI), part of the National Institutes of Health, have found that interrupting TGF-beta […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Practice thought to be good for health and to lower risk of lifestyle diseases Leaving a two-hour gap between the last meal of the day and bedtime doesn’t seem to be associated with any discernible difference in blood glucose levels among healthy adults over the long term, suggests Japanese research published in the […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF (HealthDay)—Use of the antiepileptic drug (AED) valproate during pregnancy is associated with an increased risk for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) among offspring, according to a study published online Jan. 4 in JAMA Network Open. Jakob Christensen, M.D., Ph.D., from Aarhus University Hospital in Denmark, and colleagues collected data from all live-born singleton children in […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF The Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine(LSTM) has been awarded £11.8 million by the UK government’s Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) for a grant to help improve the health of people living in informal settlements in low and middle-income countries. The UKRI GCRF Accountability for Informal Urban Equity Hub, or ARISE, will support precarious […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Early intervention can help children with autism to develop their communication skills. Credit: www.shutterstock.com, CC BY-ND Research suggests children can be reliably diagnosed with autism before the age of two. It also shows that many of the behavioural symptoms of autism are present before the age of one. These behaviours include decreased interest […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Exposure to certain chemicals such as phthalates, parabens or Bisphenol A could be associated with a decrease in blood pressure during pregnancy. This is one of the main conclusions of a study led by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), an institution supported by “la Caixa”, and published recently in the International […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF By focusing on the epigenetic changes that influence gene expression, scientists at the University of Buffalo have managed to reduce memory loss and improve cognitive function in a mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease. Sebastian Kaulitzki | Shutterstock In this paper, we have not only identified the epigenetic factors that contribute to the memory […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Jan 21 2019 Researchers have identified a cellular response to repeated concussions that may contribute to seizures in mice like those observed following traumatic brain injury in humans. The study, published in JNeurosci, establishes a new animal model that could help improve our understanding of post-traumatic epilepsy. Stefanie Robel, Oleksii Shandra and colleagues […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF THURSDAY, Jan. 17, 2019 — Speeding is a factor in nearly one-third of U.S. traffic deaths, but doesn’t get enough attention as a traffic safety issue, a new Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) report says. “If we want to get to zero deaths on our roads, we need to address speeding on a […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Heart attack survivors may think the worst is behind them. But many later develop heart failure, a progressive disease marked by shortness of breath and swelling of the legs. Symptoms can prevent patients from working, exercising, even picking up grandchildren. Heart failure occurs after a heart attack when enough of the heart muscle […]Continue Reading ...
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