How long will a total hip replacement last? A large study on total hip replacement (THR) has shown that six out of ten of these prosthetic devices continue to function well after 25 years. Eight out of ten knee replacements also last that long, according to the same study. In a statement, the researchers said, […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 6, 2019 — There are plenty of good reasons to seek a higher education, but avoiding Alzheimer’s disease probably isn’t one of them, new research suggests. The study found that a person’s level of education wasn’t related to the onset of memory and thinking (“cognitive”) troubles, or the rate at which dementia progressed. […]Continue Reading ...
Illustration of gene expression. Credit: Northwestern University Northwestern Medicine scientists have discovered two successful therapies that slowed the progression of pediatric leukemia in mice, according to three studies published over the last two years in the journal Cell, and the final paper published Dec. 20 in Genes & Development. When a key protein responsible for […]Continue Reading ...
Professor Julian Crane, from the Department of Medicine at the University of Otago, Wellington Giving a probiotic supplement to pregnant mothers and their infants significantly reduces the chances of a child developing eczema for the first 11 years of their life, researchers have shown. The probiotic Lactobacillus rhamnosus (HN001) given to mothers at a late […]Continue Reading ...
THURSDAY, Dec. 20, 2018 — For patients initiating oral anticoagulant therapy, the incidence of hospitalization for upper gastrointestinal bleeding is highest and lowest with rivaroxaban and apixaban, respectively, according to a study published in the Dec. 4 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. Wayne A. Ray, Ph.D., from the Vanderbilt University School […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain The gap between the life expectancy of the richest and poorest sectors of society in England is increasing, according to new research from Imperial College London. The research, published in the journal Lancet Public Health, also reveals that the life expectancy of England’s poorest women has fallen since 2011, in what […]Continue Reading ...
THURSDAY, Nov. 29, 2018 — Life expectancy in the United States has now declined for three years in a row, fueled largely by a record number of drug overdose deaths and rising suicide rates, new government statistics show. “It’s really the first time we’ve seen this multi-year drop” in decades, said Renee Gindi, chief of […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Young adults classified as obese in Australia can expect to lose up to 10 years in life expectancy, according to a major new study.New modelling from The George Institute for Global Health and the University of Sydney also predicts that 36.3 million years of life will be lost over the lifetime […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Stressful or traumatic experiences occurring in a child’s earliest years—birth to age 5—have been linked to reduced hippocampal volume in adolescence, according to a new Vanderbilt University report published in Developmental Science. “These findings tell us that there may be a ‘sensitive period’ in which stress is more likely to affect […]Continue Reading ...
According to the National Cancer Institute, patients diagnosed with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) between the years 1995 and 2001 had 15 percent chance of being alive 5 years later. For patients with stage IV disease, describing cancer that has spread to distant sites beyond the original tumor, that statistic drops to 2 percent. Now […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Researchers at Johns Hopkins have identified two patients with HIV whose immune cells behave differently than others with the virus and actually appear to help control viral load even years after infection. Moreover, both patients carry large amounts of virus in infected cells, but show no viral load in blood tests. […]Continue Reading ...
Northwestern Medicine scientists have discovered two successful therapies that slowed the progression of pediatric leukemia in mice, according to three studies published over the last two years in the journal Cell, and the final paper published Dec. 20 in Genes & Development. When a key protein responsible for leukemia, MLL, is stabilized, it slows the […]Continue Reading ...
Sleep hygiene, which includes practices like providing a cool and quiet sleeping environment or reading before bed time to help kids unwind, is increasingly popular among parents looking to ensure their children get a good night’s rest. But are these practices all they’re cracked up to be? University of British Columbia sleep expert and nursing […]Continue Reading ...
Sleep guidelines for children. Credit: University of British Columbia Sleep hygiene, which includes practices like providing a cool and quiet sleeping environment or reading before bed time to help kids unwind, is increasingly popular among parents looking to ensure their children get a good night’s rest. But are these practices all they’re cracked up to […]Continue Reading ...
TUESDAY, Nov. 20, 2018 — Dementia is associated with mortality in most older adults with Down syndrome, according to a study published online Nov. 19 in JAMA Neurology. Rosalyn Hithersay, from King’s College London, and colleagues examined the correlation between dementia associated with Alzheimer’s disease and mortality among 300 adults aged 36 years and older […]Continue Reading ...
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