March 20, 2018 Reproductive hormones that develop during puberty are not responsible for changes in social behavior that occur during adolescence, according to the results of a newly published study by a University at Buffalo researcher. “Changes in social behavior during adolescence appear to be independent of pubertal hormones. They are not triggered by puberty, […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, March 21, 2018 — A resurgence of mumps among young American adults is likely as the protection provided by childhood vaccinations weakens, researchers warn. “Vaccination is the centerpiece of current public health strategy against mumps,” said study co-author Joseph Lewnard, a postdoctoral research fellow with the Harvard School of Public Health’s Center for Communicable […]Continue Reading ...
A trial led by the University of Birmingham has found that two types of blood thinning drugs are safe to use in patients with an irregular heartbeat when they are undergoing surgery aimed at stopping the condition. The anticoagulant drugs, called Apixaban and Vitamin K antagonists (VKAs), also may have a positive impact on a […]Continue Reading ...
March 22, 2018 Patients who discharge themselves from hospital should be viewed more positively say researchers, who discovered sympathy for their decision among hospital staff. One doctor said: “…if patients are ill, where they want to be is at home where they feel most comfortable.” Approximately 2% to 3% of patients discharge themselves from hospital […]Continue Reading ...
WASHINGTON — The Senate voted 65-32 early Friday morning to approve a $1.3-trillion spending bill intended to keep the government funded through the end of September, avoiding a third government shutdown this year. President Trump signed the bill Friday afternoon after suggesting that he might veto it because it didn’t address immigration issues to his […]Continue Reading ...
March 23, 2018 An international team of researchers led by Lucio Miele, MD, PhD, Professor and Chair of Genetics at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, and Justin Stebbing, BM BCh MA, PhD, Professor of Cancer Medicine and Medical Oncology at Imperial College of Medicine in London, has found new genetic mutations that promote […]Continue Reading ...
NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., March 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — AbbVie (NYSE:ABBV), a global research and development-based biopharmaceutical company, in cooperation with Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: NBIX), announced that the Phase 3 ELARIS UF-II study (M12-817) of elagolix met its primary endpoint. Results from the second of two pivotal Phase 3 studies demonstrated at month six that […]Continue Reading ...
A graphic showing how the papSEEK test detects tumor DNA. Tumor cells from ovarian or endometrial cancers shed and are carried into the uterine cavity and endocervical canal, where they can be collected with the Tao brush or the pap brush. Credit: Y. Wang et al., Science Translational Medicine (2018) Pap tests have helped drive […]Continue Reading ...
Action Points Note that this study was published as an abstract and presented at a conference. These data and conclusions should be considered to be preliminary until published in a peer-reviewed journal. ORLANDO — Newborns with high levels of unmetabolized folic acid had a higher risk for food allergy later in childhood than newborns with […]Continue Reading ...
March 22, 2018 Older adults often complain about forgetting, but Penn State psychologists suggest that another problem may be misremembering. In a study, the researchers found that as people age, they may be more likely to rely on a type of memory — called schematic memory — that helps them remember the gist of an […]Continue Reading ...
By Kate Bass, BScMarch 22, 2018 The potential for human brain imaging escalated this week with the revealing of a novel wearable brain scanner that can provide accurate images whilst the subject is moving. Credit: Daisy Daisy/Shutterstock.com Magnetoencephalography (MEG) is a functional neuroimaging technique used for both research into brain function and diagnosis of neurological […]Continue Reading ...
Dr. Maya Guglin chaired a study demonstrating the effectiveness of beta blockers and ACE inhibitors to prevent cardio toxicity in certain breast cancer patients. Credit: Uk HealthCare Data released today from a large multi-center study provides a view into the effectiveness of two drugs used to prevent heart problems resulting from breast cancer treatment. The […]Continue Reading ...
March 22, 2018 A scientific paper has revealed that some nutrients found in food may help reduce the symptoms of psychotic illness, when used in the early stages of treatment. The systematic review, led by Dr Firth, honorary Research Fellow at The University of Manchester and Research Fellow at NICM Health Research Institute, Western Sydney […]Continue Reading ...
For the past 30 years, a little-known U.S. health agency has supported and produced volumes of groundbreaking research on how to make healthcare safer, less wasteful, and more effective. Dubbed “the little federal agency that could,” the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has accomplished this feat with a small fraction of the budgets […]Continue Reading ...
March 20, 2018 Men have a substantially greater hospital readmission risk during the first three months following a firearm injury hospitalization compared to women. While this overall risk was no longer observed at six months after the initial hospitalization, the risk of renal failure and cardiovascular readmissions among males was more than three times greater […]Continue Reading ...
- Pubertal hormones not responsible for changes in social behavior during adolescence
- Waning Vaccine Protection May Be Driving Rise in U.S. Mumps Cases
- Folic Acid in Utero Tied to Food Allergy Risk
- Trial shows safety of drugs for irregular heartbeat patients undergoing treatment
- Penn State psychologists shed light on false memories in older adults
- Patients who self-discharge should be viewed more positively, say researchers
- Wearable brain scanner enables brain imaging whilst moving
- Trump Signs $1.3 Trillion Spending Bill, Averts Shutdown
- Two drugs prevent heart problems in breast cancer patients
- Research provides better understanding of how some cancer cells resist treatment
- Certain nutrients found in food may help reduce symptoms of psychotic illness
- AbbVie Announces Positive Topline Results from Second Phase 3 Study Evaluating Investigational Elagolix in Women with Uterine Fibroids
- AHRQ Is in Trouble | Medpage Today
- Could a pap test spot more than just cervical cancer?
- Men have greater hospital readmission risk following firearm injury, study shows
- Pediatric psychologist shares 11 warning signs of childhood depression
- OncoBreak: ‘I Was Normal Once’; Ending Cervical Cancer; Mammo Controversy
- Gum Disease by the Numbers
- Studies show tool can identify individual needs, supports to help youths with autism, intellectual disabilities
- Study reveals cause of extreme nausea in pregnancy