Supplementing breastfed infants with activated Bifidobacterium infantis has a positive effect on their gut microbes, UC Davis researchers found. The microbes are associated with health benefits. Credit: Karin Higgins/UC Davis Supplementing breastfed infants with activated Bifidobacterium infantis (B. infantis) bacteria had a positive impact on babies’ gut microbes for up to a year, according to […]Continue Reading ...
By Liji Thomas, MDAugust 17, 2018 An intriguing new study has marked the beginning of the answer to a medical mystery: why is it that some people with classic markers for Alzheimer’s Disease never show any signs of dementia throughout their life? Image Credit: SpeedKingz / Shutterstock Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most widespread form […]Continue Reading ...
August 17, 2018 New research from Indiana University suggests that computer models used to predict the spread of epidemics from climate change — such as crop blights or disease outbreaks — may not take into account an important factor in predicting their severity. A study recently published in the journal Ecology has found that pathogens […]Continue Reading ...
By Sally Robertson, BScAugust 16, 2018 A new report from the Hastings Center has advised against the genomic sequencing of all newborns, a venture that researchers and clinicians have been debating since the cost of sequencing began to decrease. Image Credit: Vit Kovalcik / Shutterstock Although genomic sequencing could potentially facilitate a lifetime of individualized […]Continue Reading ...
Sun Pharma Announces FDA Approval of Cequa (cyclosporine) Ophthalmic Solution to Treat Dry Eye Disease MUMBAI, India & PRINCETON, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– August 16, 2018 — Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (Reuters:SUN.BO, Bloomberg:SUNP IN, NSE:SUNPHARMA, BSE:524715, “Sun Pharma” and includes its subsidiaries and/or associate companies) today announced that Sun Pharma has received approval for Cequa (cyclosporine ophthalmic […]Continue Reading ...
August 17, 2018 Researchers in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Johns Hopkins Medicine report that a computerized study of 36 healthy adult volunteers asked to repeat the same movement over and over became significantly faster when asked to repeat that movement on demand–a result that occurred not because they anticipated the movement, […]Continue Reading ...
August 19, 2018 In 2008, a contaminant eluded the quality safeguards in the pharmaceutical industry and infiltrated a large portion of the supply of the popular blood thinner heparin, sickening hundreds and killing about 100 in the U.S. It took a team of researchers led by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to confirm the […]Continue Reading ...
August 19, 2018 Aretha Franklin died of a neuroendocrine pancreatic tumor, a rare disease where patients often exhibit few symptoms at first. Now more than ever, it’s time to raise awareness around endocrine cancers and prevention. Endocrine Society Member, Steven K Libutti, MD, FACS, Director, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, is an expert on […]Continue Reading ...
August 17, 2018 Bottom Line: Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was associated with an overall increase in people filling prescriptions for buprenorphine with naloxone, which is a treatment for opioid use disorder, as well as an increase in people filling prescriptions for opioid pain relievers (OPRs) paid for by Medicaid in a […]Continue Reading ...
Barbara Ostfeld, Thomas Hegyi and Sunanda Gaur (not pictured) discovered that Indian-Americans have a very low rate of sudden unexpected infant deaths compared to other population groups. Credit: Nick Romanenko/Rutgers University Indian-Americans have the highest percentage of sleeping with their babies among ethnic groups in New Jersey but the lowest rate of sudden unexpected infant […]Continue Reading ...
August 19, 2018 A woman’s overall health before conception can impact her pregnancy and the health of her fetus. “Half of all pregnant women in the United States are overweight or obese, increasing the mother’s risk of pregnancy complications, including gestational diabetes, preeclampsia, fetal anomalies, premature birth, C-section and fetal demise,” says Amy Rothberg, M.D., […]Continue Reading ...
C. elegans, seen here as hundreds living on a plate viewed through the lens of a microscope, share roughly half their genes with humans. Credit: University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa Diseases have a spectrum of risk, even those partially embedded in genes such as Parkinson’s disease. Less than 10 percent of those with Parkinson’s can […]Continue Reading ...
August 17, 2018 How much do you change between high school and retirement? The answer depends on whether you’re comparing yourself to others or to your younger self. The results of a new study, the first to test how personality might change over 50 years and relying on the same data source at both time […]Continue Reading ...
August 19, 2018 Mayo Clinic implemented a patient blood-management program in 2010 on its Rochester campus and has since experienced a 35-percent reduction of blood transfusions, improving patient outcomes and achieving significant savings. Using best practices from the program, Mayo Medical Laboratories, the global reference laboratory of Mayo Clinic, collaborated with National Decision Support Company […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 15, 2018 — Implementation of state legislation relating to human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination is not associated with changes in adolescent sexual behaviors, according to a study published online Aug. 13 in Pediatrics. Erin E. Cook, M.P.H., Sc.D., from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston, and colleagues conducted a difference-in-difference […]Continue Reading ...
- Bifidobacteria supplement colonizes gut of breastfed infants
- Why patients with Alzheimer’s markers never develop the condition
- ACA’s Medicaid expansion associated with increase in prescriptions for opioid use disorder treatment
- Important factor may be missing in models used to predict spread of epidemics from climate change
- Indian-Americans have fewer sudden infant deaths, study finds
- Experts advise against universal genomic screening of newborns
- New trial to investigate whether weight loss before conception can make mom and baby healthier
- Sun Pharma Announces FDA Approval of Cequa (cyclosporine) Ophthalmic Solution to Treat Dry Eye Disease
- Researchers examining Parkinson’s resilience
- Researchers find mechanism that prepares brain to replicate repeated actions
- Those who are emotionally stable when young may remain the most stable as they age
- URI professor develops simpler and quicker method for detecting impurity in heparin
- Mayo Medical Laboratories and NDSC collaborate to develop new patient blood-management solution
- Insight into endocrine cancers and treatment options
- HPV Legislation Doesn’t Impact Teen Sexual Behaviors
- Exenatide treatment alleviated symptoms of depression in patients
- Tufts researchers win grant to study integration of genomic sequencing into neonatal care
- Novel finger-prick test can help prevent toxoplasmosis
- Cosmetic Procedures Boost Well-Being, Poll Shows
- Responsive parenting intervention results in lower BMIs through age three