Download PDF In a person with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, chemical or physical differences in the brain can lead to a variety or a combination of symptoms, including inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a brain disorder that is estimated to affect between 5-11 percent of children in the United States. […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Around one in five bowel cancer patients diagnosed after an emergency presentation have displayed at least one cancer \’alarm symptom\’ in the year leading up to their diagnosis, according to a Cancer Research UK-funded study published in the British Journal of Cancer. The study found that \’red flag\’ symptoms were much more common […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF A genetic association with facial asymmetry in an ancient cavefish have been identified by researchers, a natural trait that may solve mysteries surrounding facial asymmetries in humans – conditions such as cleft palate or hemifacial microsomia. This exciting discovery by Joshua Gross, a University of Cincinnati assistant professor for the Department of Biological […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Loyola researchers have identified a tumor gene that may help to predict survival outcomes in patients with cancer of the mouth and tongue. If the gene is expressed (turned on), patients are 4.6 times more likely to die at any given time, according to a study by researchers at Loyola Medicine and Loyola […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF More than half of patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) become asymptomatic after catheter ablation, reports the largest study of the procedure published in European Heart Journal. AF is the most common heart rhythm disturbance and incidence is rising. It is estimated that there will be 14 to 17 million patients with AF in […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Some cancer cells have a trick up their sleeve to avoid cell death: boosting maintenance of telomeres, the protective \”end caps\” on chromosomes, a research team led by Jackson Laboratory (JAX) Professor Roel Verhaak reports in Nature Genetics. The findings open avenues for functional studies that may yield insight into how to steer […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF In research conducted in rats, investigators have shown for the first time the effect of rotator cuff tendon overuse, or tendinopathy, on surrounding tissues. Such overuse is among the major causes of shoulder pain and discomfort in athletes, laborers, older adults, and those who use a repetitive overhead motion in daily activities. Untreated […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Bilirubin is formed by the breakdown of red blood cells in the body. The liver helps to excrete it. The levels of bilirubin in the blood can indicate the health of the liver. High levels of bilirubin can lead to jaundice. This disorder is easily recognizable due to a yellowing of the skin […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Largest randomized trial finds second round of chemotherapy or stem cell transplant does not improve progression-free survival. Trial results being presented during the 58th American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting and Exposition in San Diego suggest two therapies that are often added to standard therapy in patients with multiple myeloma do not […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Research could enable earlier detection of prion diseases This magnified image of the small intestine shows specialized structures called Peyer\’s patches — which are part of the body\’s immune system. Researchers have shown how deadly proteins called prions — which cause variant CJD in people and BSE in cows — invade the body […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF First nationwide study shows 15 percent of people in these facilities suffer from injurious falls, and females were most at risk. An elderly woman catches her foot on a small area rug. Credit: Texas A&M Health Science Center Falls are one of the leading causes of injury-related death among elderly people. So finding […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF February 2, 2017 at 3:49 AM AF is a common cardiac rhythm disturbance that can lead to severe consequences such as stroke and heart failure. AF can be triggered by various stressful conditions and about 30% of patients undergoing cardiac operations suffer from post-operative AF. Harri Hemilä from the University of Helsinki, Finland, […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Even before tumors develop, breast cancer cells with a few defined molecular alterations can spread to organs, remain quiet for long periods of time, and then awaken to form aggressive, deadly breast cancer metastasis, says a team of investigators led by researchers at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and the University […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF The flu (influenza) is a seasonal respiratory illness that comes on suddenly, most often with fever, body aches and a dry cough. Flu season spans as early as October and can last as late as May, peaking between December and February. There is some variety in how the flu presents itself, depending on […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Viral changes make current situation more complex Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5 viruses of Eurasian origin continue to circulate and evolve in North American wild birds. The U.S. Geological Survey and U.S. Department of Agriculture published the genetic analysis of a mixed-origin HPAI H5N1 avian flu virus in the journal Genome Announcements. […]Continue Reading ...
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