Download PDF The 2016 Monitoring the Future (MTF) annual survey results released from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) reflect changing teen behaviors and choices in a social media-infused world. The results show a continued long-term decline in the use of many illicit substances, including marijuana, as well as alcohol, tobacco, and misuse of some […]Continue Reading ...
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Download PDF PD-1 inhibitor is safe, shrank tumors or stabilized disease in most patients The PD-1 inhibitor pembrolizumab, a cancer immunotherapy drug, shrank or halted growth of tumors in 76 percent of patients with pleural mesothelioma, a rare and deadly form of cancer that arises in the outer lining of the lungs and internal chest […]Continue Reading ...
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Download PDF Xbox Kinects could be used in the future to assess the health of patients with conditions such as cystic fibrosis. Normally found in the hands of gamers rather than medics the Microsoft sensors could be used to assess the respiratory function of patients. Researchers at the Institute of Digital Healthcare, WMG, University of […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Churches and other faith-based communities are an untapped resource that health-care providers should consider when suggesting treatment options for African-American and Latina mothers who have histories of postpartum depression (PPD), according to the findings of a newly published study by a University at Buffalo-led research team. \”There is nothing ambiguous about it,\” said […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF People hospitalized due to an encounter with a law enforcement officer are more likely to have a mental illness, have longer hospitalizations, more injuries to the back and spine, and greater need for extended care than those hospitalized due to altercations with other civilians. The findings, based on 10 years of Illinois hospitalization […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease whereby the body\’s own immune system attacks the joints. New research suggests there may be a link between mothers with the autoimmune disorder and their children who develop epilepsy. Rheumatoid arthritis in the mother may lead to childhood epilepsy, study suggests. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune […]Continue Reading ...
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Download PDF SMi Group will return to London with their 11th annual Paediatric Clinical Trials conference taking place on the 20-21 March 2017. The 2017 programme for Paediatric Clinical Trials will review the latest developments leading to the advancement of paediatric medicines. This will be achieved through an array of sessions hosted by leaders and […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Mucus in the body is natural and a very important part of how the body works. Tissues produce mucus to line and protect the mouth, nose, sinuses, throat, lungs, and gut. Most times, mucus is clear and thin. However, illness, diet, or environmental factors can sometimes increase mucus consistency. Mucus can even change […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Dentists are less likely to prescribe antibiotics after they receive a personalised report detailing their past prescription rates, according to a randomised controlled trial of UK dentists published in PLOS Medicine, by Linda Young, NHS Education for Scotland, UK, Jan Clarkson, University of Dundee and Craig Ramsay, Health Services Research Unit, University of […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Sunlight allows us to make vitamin D, credited with healthier living, but a surprise research finding could reveal another powerful benefit of getting some sun. Georgetown University Medical Center researchers have found that sunlight, through a mechanism separate than vitamin D production, energizes T cells that play a central role in human immunity. […]Continue Reading ...
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