Download PDF FRIDAY, Aug. 10, 2018 — For adults aged 60 to 64 years, greater light physical activity (PA) and moderate-to-vigorous intensity PA and less sedentary time are associated with more favorable cardiovascular profiles, according to a study published online Aug. 8 in the Journal of the American Heart Association. Ahmed Elhakeem, Ph.D., from the […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF PET scan of a human brain with Alzheimer’s disease. Credit: public domain The decadeslong search for effective ways to treat or prevent Alzheimer’s disease is littered with failures, leaving 5.7 million Americans already stricken with this form of dementia without a lifeline. The rest of us are left to hope we won’t be […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF August 14, 2018 Scientists at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have developed a powerful method for characterizing the broad patterns of genetic contributions to traits and diseases. The new method provides a “big picture” of genetic influences that should be particularly helpful in designing future genetic studies and understanding potential for […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Credit: CC0 Public Domain A class of proteins that has generated significant interest for its potential to treat diseases, has for the first time, been shown to be effective in reducing relapse, or drug-seeking behaviors, in a preclinical study. Published online in July in Biological Psychiatry, the University at Buffalo research reveals important […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF By Sally Robertson, BScAugust 14, 2018 A study conducted by researchers at Boston University School of Medicine in collaboration with scientists working on the Alzheimer’s Disease Sequencing Project (ADSP) has revealed new genetic variations involved in the development of Alzheimer’s disease. Image Credit: whitehoune / Shutterstock Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF August 13, 2018 Even though adolescents make up 26 percent of the population in developing countries, their health claimed a meager 1.6 percent of global development assistance between 2003 and 2016, according to a newly published study led by researchers at Harvard Medical School. The findings, which appear Aug. 10 in JAMA Network […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF In this May 7, 2018 photo, Lizabeth Loud, 32, works out at the FAF Gym in Holbrook, Mass. Loud says her month, when forced into treatment for her heroin and prescription painkiller addiction, was the start of a personal turnaround. She’s been sober about a year and a half. But critics, including many […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF August 13, 2018 Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is believed to provide pain relief and help improve joint function in degenerative joint disease, but a new study has shown that it does not act by promoting stem cell proliferation or enhance the cartilage formation capabilities of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs). The effects of PRP treatment […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF August 14, 2018 Immunovia AB announced today that in a new collaborative study with a major global pharma company, Immunovia ́s innovative blood-based testing platform, IMMray™ could differentiate healthy controls from non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) samples with a 95 % accuracy. Accounting for nearly 14% of all new cancers, NSCLC is one […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF FRIDAY, Aug. 10, 2018 — People with type 1 diabetes have a much greater risk of serious heart problems and early death, especially if they were diagnosed before age 10, new research suggests. But the study only found an association, and didn’t prove cause and effect. More than 27,000 type 1 diabetics in […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF For the past four years cardiologist Josh Knowles, MD, PhD, has been treating patients at Stanford who have a little-known but common genetic heart disease called familial hypercholesterolemia, or FH, an often undiagnosed condition that causes lifelong high cholesterol. FH is thought to be the cause for 17,500 heart attacks each year among people under […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF August 9, 2018 Accountable care organizations were among the key initiatives of the Affordable Care Act, designed to help control soaring Medicare costs. ACOs were expected to save the government nearly $5 billion by 2019, according to the Congressional Budget Office. It hasn’t come anywhere close. On Thursday, the Trump administration proposed an […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF August 14, 2018 University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center launched a new clinical trial for CAR-T, joining a select group of hospitals offering the therapy and a smaller group of hospitals manufacturing the CAR-T cells. CAR-T therapy has been called a “living drug” and is part of a rapidly emerging immunotherapy approach called adoptive […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Milk used to be simple. Your local dairy, say Berkeley Farms, delivered it to your doorstep. But now we are faced with an unfathomable array: nonfat, low-fat or whole milk? Almond, soy, rice, hemp or oat milk? From goats or cows? With or without lactase? Raw or pasteurized? Plain or flavored? There’s even […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF August 14, 2018 With increasing efforts being made to address the current global obesity epidemic, wearable devices and mobile health (“mHealth”) technology have emerged as promising tools for promoting physical activity. However, current literature seems to indicate that these new technologies may serve best as part of a larger overall health plan, rather […]Continue Reading ...
- Cardiac Profiles Up With Exercise, Less Sitting in Early Old Age
- Precision medicine offers a glimmer of hope for Alzheimer’s disease
- Immunovia’s new blood-based testing platform accurately detects non-small cell lung cancer
- New method provides a ‘big picture’ of genetic influences on traits and diseases
- Early Onset Type 1 Diabetes Linked to Heart Disease, Shorter Life
- SMURF1 provides targeted approach to preventing cocaine addiction relapse
- Genetic testing pushed for hereditary high cholesterol disease
- Researchers discover new genes involved in Alzheimer’s Disease
- Medicare to overhaul ACOs but critics fear fewer participants
- Adolescent health projects receive meager percentage of global funding, study finds
- University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center launches new CAR-T therapy trial
- In the addiction battle, is forced rehab the solution?
- Busting myths about milk – Scope
- Platelet-rich plasma does not enhance cartilage formation capabilities of stem cells
- Wearable devices and ‘mhealth’ technology emerge as promising tools for better health
- Clinical study suggests new treatment direction for head and neck cancer in heavy smokers
- Phase 2 Clinical Data Published Showing Summit’s Ridinilazole Preserved Gut Microbiome of Patients with CDI
- Cardiac progenitor cells undergo a cell fate switch to build coronary arteries
- Study identifies potential guidance to treat gastric cancer patients
- Revealed: The molecular mechanism underlying hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, or “workaholic heart”