Download PDF African-Americans have more rigidity of the aorta, the major artery supplying oxygen-rich blood to the body, than Caucasians and Hispanics, according to a study by UT Southwestern Medical Center cardiologists. The finding is important because African-Americans are the group at greatest risk of high blood pressure and organ damage caused by high blood […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Researchers at from the Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center have found that the BRCA1 gene is required for the survival of blood forming stem cells, which could explain why patients with BRCA1 mutations do not have an elevated risk for leukemia. The stem cells die before they have an opportunity to transform […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF A research team has developed a first-of-its-kind soft, flexible microfluidic device that easily adheres to the skin and measures the wearer\’s sweat to show how his or her body is responding to exercise.Continue Reading ...
Download PDF In the first study of its kind, environmental health scientists and neuroscientists examined the effects of the compound bisphenol S (BPS) on maternal behavior and related brain regions in mice. They found subtle but striking behavior changes in nesting mothers exposed during pregnancy and lactation and in their daughters exposed in utero.Continue Reading ...
Download PDF A relatively high intake of dietary cholesterol, or eating one egg every day, are not associated with an elevated risk of dementia or Alzheimer\’s disease. Furthermore, no association was found in persons carrying the APOE4 gene variant that affects cholesterol metabolism and increases the risk of memory disorders, report researchers at conclusion of […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Healthcare consumers, policy and insurance organizations rely heavily on hospital ranking reports, but how accurate are they? Do differences in patient preferences for life-sustaining treatments that exist between different hospitals affect how hospitals are ranked?Continue Reading ...
Download PDF A new study estimates the number of deaths that can be linked to differences in education, and finds that variation in the risk of death across education levels has widened considerably.Continue Reading ...
Download PDF A procedure to treat acid reflux could help prevent chronic rejection in lung transplant patients, according to a new study.Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Well-known autism and pain proteins are likely co-conspirators. Sensory problems are common to autism spectrum disorders. Some individuals with autism may injure themselves repetitively – for example, pulling their hair or banging their heads – because they\’re less sensitive to pain than other people. New research points to a potential mechanism underlying pain […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Dementia with Lewy bodies is a progressive disease that causes hallucinations, decline in mental abilities, rigid muscles, slow movement and tremors. With symptoms similar to Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease, a correct diagnosis can be difficult. A new study shows that a lack of shrinkage in the area of the brain called the […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF A teenage pregnancy prevention program involving a baby simulator does not appear to have any long-term effect on reducing the risk of teenage pregnancy, according to the first randomized controlled trial to test the effectiveness of this intervention. In fact, the study found that teenage girls who took part were more, not less, […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Tests that measure the sense of smell may soon become common in neurologists\’ offices. Scientists have been finding increasing evidence that the sense of smell declines sharply in the early stages of Alzheimer\’s, and now a new study confirms that administering a simple \’sniff test\’ can enhance the accuracy of diagnosing this dreaded […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Gazing at art can help future doctors and nurses hone observation skills and avoid bias, finds new research. \”Observation is key to diagnosis, and art can teach students to slow down and really look,\” said a bioethicist and medical anthropologist who is a co-author of the study. \”Art is a powerful tool for […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Early screening for SCID combined with infection prophylaxis and subsequent treatment can prevent severe or deadly infections.Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Red meat intake was strongly associated with an increased risk of kidney failure among Chinese adults in Singapore who were followed for an average of 15.5 years, a new report suggests. No association was found with intakes of poultry, fish, eggs, or dairy products, while soy and legumes appeared to be slightly protective.Continue Reading ...
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