The improvement in a patient’s hand tremor is checked during a focused ultrasound procedure. Credit: Harry Moxley | University of Virginia Health System A high-tech form of brain surgery that replaces scalpels with sound waves improved quality of life for people with Parkinson’s disease that has resisted other forms of treatment, a new study has […]Continue Reading ...
Australian emergency doctors are at the forefront of a large clinical study to assess how clinicians are treating sepsis. Funded by the Emergency Medicine Foundation — Australasia (EMF) and the Gold Coast Hospital Foundation, the study will help clinicians better understand how patients in Australia and New Zealand are currently managed and could lead to […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Working with researchers from Stanford University and St. Anna Children’s Cancer Research, researchers from Jürgen Pollheimer’s laboratory at the Medical University of Vienna’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology have now, for the first time, identified basic relationships of the cell cycle and cellular senescence in the human placenta. The main finding […]Continue Reading ...
Contrary to popular belief doing crossword puzzles and Sudoku puzzles on a regular basis cannot keep dementia away finds a new study. The study appears in the latest issue of the journal BMJ. Image Credit: Monkey Business Images / Shutterstock There have been several anecdotal reports that the more the brain is made to work, […]Continue Reading ...
In 2016, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) implemented a policy which requires grant applicants to “consider sex as a biological variable (SABV)” in vertebrate animal and human studies. A new study surveyed NIH study section members in 2016 and 2017 regarding their attitudes toward the policy and found that a majority of respondents thought […]Continue Reading ...
HIV infecting a human cell. Credit: NIH A study published in The Lancet HIV shows that HIV-2 is more pathogenic than previously demonstrated. The new findings indicate that early treatment should be applied to all patients with HIV, not only to those with HIV-1. “The study is unique in that we have followed cohort of […]Continue Reading ...
In a new study in the Journal of Cognitive, Affective & Behavioral Neuroscience researchers from the University of Surrey have discovered a link between meditation and how individuals respond to feedback. Participants in the study, a mixture of experienced, novice and non-meditators, were trained to select images associated with a reward. Each pair of images […]Continue Reading ...
The situation is relatively common, especially in winter. You come down with the flu, which lasts longer than usual. A few days later, you discover you have pneumonia. The relationship between influenza and pneumonia has long been observed by health workers. Its genetic and cellular mechanisms have now been investigated in depth by scientists in […]Continue Reading ...
The average outpatient visit in the United States costs nearly $500, according to a new scientific study. In addition, the average inpatient stay had a price tag in 2016 of more than $22,000. Both of these dollar amounts underscore a common understanding in the health profession: The US exceeds every other nation in total health […]Continue Reading ...
EMERYVILLE, Calif., Dec. 03, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Zogenix, Inc. (NASDAQ:ZGNX), a pharmaceutical company developing therapies for the treatment of rare diseases, announced today that late-breaking data will be presented on the use of its investigational drug, Fintepla® (ZX008; low-dose fenfluramine), in children and young adults with Dravet syndrome. These three presentations will include data […]Continue Reading ...
New findings from a team of Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine researchers reveal urban and rural differences in prenatal exposure to essential and toxic elements. The team’s finding were published Nov. 22 in The Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health. The research team of Jesse N. Cottrell, M.D., D’Andrea S. Thomas, M.S., […]Continue Reading ...
You probably overestimate just how far someone can push you before you reach your tipping point, new research suggests. No, we’re not talking about your emotional tipping point. A new study examined how far people thought they could lean over backwards before they would actually fall to the ground. When study participants were put into […]Continue Reading ...
Researchers at McLean Hospital will lead a five-year study to investigate the use of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) to treat severe agitation and aggression in people with Alzheimer’s disease. The study was made possible by a five-year grant, expected to total $11.8 million, from the National Institute on Aging (NIA) under award number R01AG06110001. Part of […]Continue Reading ...
Imagine a barking dog, a furry spider or another perceived threat and your brain and body respond much like they would if you experienced the real thing. Imagine it repeatedly in a safe environment and soon your phobia–and your brain’s response to it–subsides. That’s the takeaway of a new brain imaging study led by University […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain A Cleveland Clinic genetic analysis has found that obesity itself, not just the adverse health effects associated with it, significantly increases the risk of Type 2 diabetes and coronary artery disease. The paper was published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association Network Open. Coronary artery disease -and complications […]Continue Reading ...
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