Growing evidence suggests women may be at increased risk of certain physiological changes associated with Alzheimer disease (AD). This study examined nearly 300 clinically normal adults (average age 74) for deposits in the brain of the protein tau, a marker of AD, as measured by positron emission tomography. Women showed more tau in a region […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: Sima Dimitric/Flickr New research shows that a comprehensive, coordinated care program for people with dementia and their caregivers significantly decreased the likelihood that the individuals would enter a nursing home. The study also shows that the program saved Medicare money and was cost-neutral after accounting for program costs. The research, conducted at the UCLA […]Continue Reading ...
Scientists have revealed how a protein produced by HIV-1 plays a broader role in suppressing the immune system’s response to infection than previously thought. Their findings could help inform more effective treatment strategies for HIV, including those aimed at activating the dormant virus in patients before subsequently eliminating it. The study, published in eLife, comes […]Continue Reading ...
Feb 7 2019 COCIR welcomes the adoption of the European Commission’s recommendation on a European Electronic Health Record (EHR) exchange format. As Europe’s leading trade association for the medical imaging, radiotherapy, health ICT and electromedical industries, COCIR is pleased that the Commission has taken up COCIR’s recommendations extend the information exchange of patient summaries and […]Continue Reading ...
A key element of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s mission is focused on helping to ensure that all products we regulate, including drugs available to consumers, are safe and of high quality. This means working to ensure greater accountability in our nation’s drug supply chain. As part of these efforts, today, the agency is […]Continue Reading ...
While the pipeline of new antibiotics has improved over the past six years, momentum in the development of new infection-fighting agents remains inadequate and could take a significant downturn without new incentives, a report released in Clinical Infectious Diseases shows. The report, an update of progress toward the Infectious Diseases Society of America’s 10 x […]Continue Reading ...
Jessica McDermott, M.D., and colleagues show 7 percent opioid use six months after head and neck cancer treatment ends. Credit: University of Colorado Cancer Center Cancer patients are often prescribed pain medications, for example during recovery from surgical procedures. However, for many cancer patients, the use of opioid pain medications during treatment can be a […]Continue Reading ...
Clinicians who use smartphones to capture photographs of patients’ eyes risk misdiagnosis if they base their decisions on objective data extracted from non-calibrated cameras, according to new research published this week in the Nature journal Scientific Reports. Clinicians increasingly use smartphones in conjunction with ophthalmic imaging equipment, such as the eyepiece of a slit lamp, […]Continue Reading ...
Gov. Gavin Newsom has proposed bold steps to ensure more Californians have health coverage, but a new report underscores that his success may depend in part on large-scale investments to expand the state’s health care workforce. A coalition of health, labor and education leaders, in a report released Monday, cited a dearth of health care […]Continue Reading ...
Researchers have found that the brain stores detailed information of a missing hand decades after amputation, regardless of whether amputees still experience phantom hand sensations. Their study, published in eLife, revealed detailed hand information in the brains of amputees compared with people who had been born with a missing hand. The research could pave the […]Continue Reading ...
Wake Forest School of Medicine to coordinate nationwide study of lifestyle effects on cognitive function in older adults Researchers in Finland recently found that lifestyle choices can help older adults stay mentally sharp. Now scientists at Wake Forest School of Medicine hope to find confirmatory evidence this is indeed the case by coordinating a large, […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Dear Mayo Clinic: How can you tell when a headache requires additional diagnostic testing? A: Headaches come with a wide range of accompanying symptoms and severity. Most often, they are due to a primary headache disorder, such as a tension-type headache or migraine. In older adults, most headaches are still primary […]Continue Reading ...
Male rats have held steady as the focus of most addiction studies in the past. But as the field begins to take female rats into account, scientists see that drugs like methamphetamine affect the sexes differently, suggesting the basis for a change in addiction treatment. “The brain changes when you’ve been addicted to methamphetamine,” said […]Continue Reading ...
People taking the protein supplement L-norvaline should be aware of its potential for harm, scientists say. L-norvaline is an ingredient widely used in body building supplements and is promoted as a compound that can boost workouts and aid recovery. Similar compounds have been linked to neurodegenerative diseases and a study on human cells, by scientists […]Continue Reading ...
Serological group B streptococci (GBS) are common bacteria, which usually remain unnoticed. This is also the case for the almost 20% of pregnant women with vaginal or anal colonization of GBS. The bacteria pose a risk for the babies, however: In the worst case, an infection at birth can cause sepsis or meningitis in the […]Continue Reading ...
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