Credit: CC0 Public Domain A large genomic study of nearly 275,000 people led by Penn Medicine researchers revealed new insights into genetic drivers of heavy drinking and alcohol use disorder (AUD), the uncontrollable pattern of alcohol use commonly referred to as alcoholism. In the largest-ever genome-wide association study (GWAS) of both traits in the same […]Continue Reading ...
The dust that settles throughout our homes and offices almost always contains bits of chemicals that can cause problems for the human endocrine system, scientists say. But a new study indicates that the microbes we track into buildings–the microscopic bacteria and other microorganisms that thrive on our skin and outdoors–can help break those chemicals down. […]Continue Reading ...
A new study led by a research team from Massachusetts Eye and Ear and Harvard Medical School describes how bacteria adapted to the modern hospital environment and repeatedly cause antibiotic-resistant bloodstream infections. Infections acquired by hospitalized patients are more often antibiotic-resistant than those that occur elsewhere, and hospitals invest considerable effort to prevent them. Despite […]Continue Reading ...
Kinesiology researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have received funding to compare the effects Kinesiology researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have received funding to compare the effects of tai chi and mindfulness meditation on both the physical balance and psychosocial well-being of people with multiple sclerosis both the physical balance and psychosocial […]Continue Reading ...
One in five Ontario children and youth suffer from a mental disorder, but less than one-third have had contact with a mental health care provider, says the Ontario Child Health Study (OCHS). Although those overall results echo a similar study from 1983, the new study found a much larger proportion of children and youth with […]Continue Reading ...
A large, multi-ethnic genome-wide association study (GWAS) of asthma identified novel associations with potential relevance for asthma susceptibility in older adults of diverse racial backgrounds. The study, “Large-scale, multi-ethnic genome wide association study identifies novel loci contributing to asthma susceptibility in adults,” appears in the April issue of the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. […]Continue Reading ...
A six-week transition period did not help wearers adjust to “maximal” running shoes, indicating that increased impact forces and loading rates caused by the shoe design do not change over time, a new study from Oregon State University – Cascades has found. The shoes, which feature increased cushioning, particularly in the forefoot region of the […]Continue Reading ...
The last thing on most teens’ minds is whether or not they want to have kids someday. But transitioning transgender adolescents are forced to consider whether to preserve their sperm or eggs at a young age. Whether or not they pursue fertility preservation is influenced by certain key factors, such as their family values, gender […]Continue Reading ...
Previous research has suggested that specific factors about the doctor performing colonoscopy – for example, a gastroenterologist versus a surgeon, female versus male – were associated with different rates of detection of precancerous polyps. However, a Cleveland Clinic-led research team found that those previously described differences among endoscopists are not true. Adjusting for a myriad […]Continue Reading ...
The United States Department of Justice says that annually around $3 billion is defrauded from seniors. Many of these tricksters use the telephone for their scams. What would not dupe a person with normal mental faculties often takes in seniors. A new study shows that elderly with mild cognitive impairment or early signs of dementia […]Continue Reading ...
In 2015, the government in the USA released the 2015–2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, which contained two contradictory statements: (1) “Cholesterol is not a nutrient of concern for overconsumption,” and (2) “Individuals should eat as little dietary cholesterol as possible while consuming a healthy eating pattern”. It is therefore no surprise that expert opinion on […]Continue Reading ...
Apr 16 2019 Male and female rats whose mother experienced a simulated viral infection during pregnancy display autism- and schizophrenia-like behaviors, according to a new follow-up study published in eNeuro. The researchers extended findings of their previous study of male animals to their female siblings. Maternal immune activation (MIA) is a risk factor for human […]Continue Reading ...
UT Southwestern researchers have found that a protein in the body’s innate immune system that responds to gut microbes can suppress the most common type of liver cancer. The study, published today in the journal eLife, determined that NLRP12, an innate immune sensor, has a protective effect against hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), a deadly human cancer […]Continue Reading ...
The Framingham Heart Study (FHS), the nation’s longest running cohort study with longitudinal analysis of cardiovascular disease, has been renewed for an additional six years and $38 million dollars from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI). The contract will support examining the elderly groups of the cohort study starting later this year in […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain First-year doctors, or interns, spend 87 percent of their work time away from patients, half of which is spent interacting with electronic health records, according to a new study from researchers at Penn Medicine and Johns Hopkins University. Of the 13 percent of time spent interacting with patients face-to-face, much of […]Continue Reading ...
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