It’s no secret that many teenagers stay up late to scroll through social media or catch up with friends on phones. And 56 percent of parents of teens who have sleep troubles believe this use of electronics is hurting their child’s shut-eye. Forty-three percent of parents report that their teen struggles to fall asleep or […]Continue Reading ...
(HealthDay)—Higher rates of β-blocker use are seen among women with preeclampsia and asthma, according to a study published in the July issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology. Whitney A. Booker, M.D., from Columbia University in New York City, and colleagues examined whether the diagnosis of asthma correlated with the use of uterotonic and antihypertensive medications for […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain The emerging field of diabetology—a sub-specialty of endocrinology focused on the treatment of people with diabetes—is intended to address an emerging crisis in health care: Nearly one-third of Americans has a type 2 diabetes diagnosis or has prediabetes. Compounding this problem, numbers of endocrinologists, the physicians who specialize in treating diabetes, […]Continue Reading ...
Sleep apnea is a common sleep disorder that is associated with an increased prevalence of cardiovascular disease, hypertension, diabetes and other chronic health disorders. About 80 to 90 percent of individuals with sleep apnea are undiagnosed and a large number of them are African-Americans. A new study by investigators at Brigham and Women’s Hospital determined […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Despite increased attention to opioid abuse, prescriptions have remained relatively unchanged for many U.S. patients, research led by Mayo Clinic finds. The research, published in The BMJ, shows that opioid prescription rates have remained flat for commercially insured patients over the past decade. Rates for some Medicare patients are leveling but […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 29, 2018 — Most infants born in 2015 started breastfeeding, but many stopped earlier than recommended, according to a report card published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC compiled data on breastfeeding practices and supports in all states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the U.S. […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 29, 2018 — The terminology used to describe small papillary thyroid cancers (PTCs) may affect patients’ anxiety levels and treatment choices, according to a study published online Aug. 23 in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery. Brooke Nickel, M.P.H., from the University of Sydney, and colleagues performed a randomized crossover study of 550 Australian […]Continue Reading ...
(HealthDay)—Weight loss depends on eating fewer calories than your body uses up. But when you eat those calories could make a difference that you’ll see on the scale. An Italian study found that you can boost weight loss by about 25 percent just by eating 70 percent of each day’s calories between breakfast and lunch, […]Continue Reading ...
The figure shows how the two variables are linked. Credit: European Journal of Public Health Recent trends show that primary reason for the measles outbreak affecting several European countries is the decline in vaccination coverage. The spread of anti-scientific theories has been blamed, but it’s not the only reason. A new study conducted by Bocconi […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 5, 2018 — Fostamatinib produces clinically meaningful responses in adults with immune thrombocytopenia (ITP), according a study published in the July issue of the American Journal of Hematology. James Bussel, M.D., from Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City, and colleagues conducted two parallel phase 3 trials in which patients with persistent/chronic ITP […]Continue Reading ...
According to latest data from The Lancet Global Health released today, over one in four adult worldwide (28 percent or 1.4 billion people) leads a physically inactive life. In some countries around three fourths of all adults do not get adequate exercise, finds the study. Coach Potato. Image Credit: James Steidl / Shutterstock The study […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 29, 2018 — Greater nationwide awareness of the fungal infection Valley fever (coccidioidomycosis) is needed, according to a report published in the August issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Emerging Infectious Diseases. Kaitlin Benedict, from the CDC in Atlanta, and colleagues conducted enhanced surveillance in 14 states in 2016 […]Continue Reading ...
(HealthDay)—The number of ADHD diagnoses among children has risen dramatically in the past two decades, going from 6 percent to 10 percent, a new report shows. However, it’s still an open question whether all of these diagnoses represent a true increase in ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) among kids, said senior researcher Dr. Wei Bao. […]Continue Reading ...
A newly developed rapid imaging protocol quickly and cheaply diagnosed heart ailments in patients in Peru, according to new research in Journal of the American Heart Association, the Open Access Journal of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. In Peru, cardiovascular disease affects 3.2 million (16 percent of the adult population), leading to a significant […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 22, 2018 — Poverty is a major reason black and Hispanic children with some types of cancer have lower survival rates than white patients, a new study finds. Researchers examined U.S. government data on nearly 32,000 black, Hispanic and white children who were diagnosed with cancer between 2000 and 2011. For several cancers, […]Continue Reading ...
- Established Alzheimer’s Risk Gene Has a New Role
- Hospitalization after antibiotic initiation found to be higher for people with Alzheimer’s disease
- Many children with special healthcare needs do not have access to ‘PCMH-concordant’ care
- Investigational nasal influenza vaccine tested in children and teens
- Lymphatic vessels surrounding the brain play crucial role in multiple sclerosis, research suggests
- New fiber laser-based ultrasound sensor may have potential applications in medical diagnostics
- Protect your heart and health during ‘dog days’ of summer
- Faculty receive awards for promise in biomedical research, clinical care | News Center
- Digital games for CVD-related self-management improve exercise capacity and energy expenditure
- Adding PET scans to CT imaging can change treatment for women with cervical cancer
- Human brains may be wired to prefer lying on the couch, suggests research
- Zika virus vaccine shows promise for treatment of fatal glioblastoma
- Theravance Biopharma and Mylan to Report New Data from Phase 3 Studies of Yupelri (revefenacin) in Oral Presentation at European Respiratory Society International Congress 2018
- INSiGHT identifies unique retinal regulatory genes
- Diversity, science leadership grants awarded to student-faculty pairs | News Center
- Many parents blame electronics for sleep problems among teens
- Researchers study neuronal activity in brain that prevents individuals from doing physical activity
- Purifying Proteins from Mammalian Cell Culture
- Researchers map 3D structure of toxic proteins used by Pseudomonas aeruginosa to trigger infection
- Outcome of ACL reconstruction related to the way you move post-surgery