February 28, 2018 Although obesity has been considered a risk factor for more-severe cases of the flu, a new study found that it is not a risk factor for severe acute respiratory illnesses, including the flu, in children or adults. The prospective study, conducted by doctors at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, is published in […]Continue Reading ...
February 28, 2018 Women diagnosed with preeclampsia during pregnancy were significantly more likely to develop high blood pressure, diabetes or high cholesterol within five years compared with women who did not have preeclampsia, in a study being presented at the American College of Cardiology’s 67th Annual Scientific Session. The study is among the first to […]Continue Reading ...
February 27, 2018 Some people with a certain type of hearing loss may be more likely to also have the memory loss and thinking problems called mild cognitive impairment, according to a preliminary study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 70th Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, April 21 to […]Continue Reading ...
ATLANTA — After a 2-year absence, FluMist is back on the 2018-2019 influenza vaccine schedule, following a vote from the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) here. The panel also gave a unanimous endorsement to the Heplisav-B vaccine against hepatitis B virus. ACIP members voted 12-2 to include the live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV) […]Continue Reading ...
By Dr Ananya Mandal, MDFebruary 22, 2018 Researchers have studied the effects of a low fat versus and low carbohydrate diet over one year in overweight and obese individuals and come up with some insights into their genetic makeup as well as responses to these diets. The study titled, “Effect of Low-Fat vs Low-Carbohydrate Diet […]Continue Reading ...
February 21, 2018 New evidence from a study at the Stanford University School of Medicine might dismay those who have chosen sides in the low-fat versus low-carb diet debate. Neither option is superior: Cutting either carbs or fats shaves off excess weight in about the same proportion, according to the study. What’s more, the study […]Continue Reading ...
February 14, 2018 Job loss following early-stage breast cancer diagnosis is associated with race and insurance status, but not with any clinical or treatment-related factors, finds a new study from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis. Not only were an African-American patient or an uninsured patient four times more likely to leave […]Continue Reading ...
February 27, 2018 Research scientist Jianxiong Jiang, PhD, doesn’t just want to treat acquired epilepsy…he hopes to prevent it. “Epilepsy is a common neurological condition that afflicts nearly three million Americans and 50 to 60 million people globally. The disease is featured by epileptic seizures due to unusual hypersynchronization and hyperexcitability of a group of […]Continue Reading ...
Expectant mothers have long complained of inattention, forgetfulness and reduced cognitive functioning during pregnancy. They weren’t wrong. Credit: www.shutterstock.com So-called “baby brain” refers to increased forgetfulness, inattention, and mental “fogginess” reported by four out of five pregnant women. These changes in brain function during pregnancy have long been recognised in midwifery folklore, but our new […]Continue Reading ...
February 24, 2018 Michael “Shawn” Findley, a 44-year-old amputee with a wiring harness emerging from his upper left arm, is working with a UT Southwestern team to help change the way robotic hand biofeedback occurs. Ultimately, he hopes this research may lead to the closest thing to feeling in the hands of every amputee. A […]Continue Reading ...
February 22, 2018 The outcome of viral myocarditis is closely associated with the immune response of the affected individual. An inhibitor of the immunoproteasome, a protein degradation complex in immunocompetent cells, reduces the extent of the inflammation and thus also the damage to the heart during myocarditis. Scientists of the German Centre for Cardiovascular Research […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 14, 2018 — One of the main features of Obamacare — providing insurance for adults under age 26 through their parents’ health plan — allowed many pregnant young women to obtain prenatal care, new research shows. The study looked at nearly 1.4 million births for 24- and 25-year-old women in the United States […]Continue Reading ...
February 14, 2018 A trip to the dentist or orthodontist usually instills a sense of dread in most patients, and that’s before the exam even begins. Add to that the fear of oral surgery with a painful recovery, and many people will avoid these visits at all costs. Now, one group reports a pre-clinical study […]Continue Reading ...
By Dr Ananya Mandal, MDFebruary 14, 2018 A new study reveals that persons who have been diagnosed with influenza confirmed with laboratory diagnostic tests, are around six times more likely to be admitted for acute myocardial infarction (AMI) or heart attack within a week compared to their risk before they had had the flu. The […]Continue Reading ...
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