The Alzheimer’s Association has awarded more than $800,000 to support the SPRINT MIND 2.0 Study, which will further investigate the impact of intensive blood pressure treatment on reducing risk of dementia. The newly funded study will continue and extend follow up of the SPRINT MIND trial participants. SPRINT MIND, which published its results Monday, January […]Continue Reading ...
In the African component, we see smaller estimated pre-admixture effective sizes for Cuba (150,000) and Mexico (100,000) than for the Dominican Republic (700,000), suggesting that the African ancestors of the former two populations came from smaller sub-populations of Africa than the African ancestors of the latter two populations. In the European component we see smaller […]Continue Reading ...
March 20, 2018 The Department of Health and Social Care, NHS England and Genomics England today announced reaching the 50,000 whole human genome sequences landmark within the 100,000 Genomes Project. It is a milestone that sets the UK on track to fully realize the potential of genomic medicine, deliver better care for patients and establish […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 28, 2018 — The number of transgender people in the United States who’ve had gender-affirming surgery has risen with the expansion of insurance coverage for the procedures, a new study finds. There are an estimated 1.4 million transgender adults in the United States. Their gender identity differs from their biological sex, prompting some […]Continue Reading ...
March 1, 2018 Bottom Line: Genital surgery increased among transgender patients seeking gender-affirming surgeries and most patients paid out of pocket for the procedures. Why The Research Is Interesting: Many transgender patients may seek gender-affirming interventions to have unison between self-identified gender, physical appearance and function. Gender-affirming interventions can include hormone therapy and surgical procedures […]Continue Reading ...
March 2, 2018 In the wake of a natural disaster, displaced families face a number of hardships that may lead to poor health and nutrition. In these conditions, babies and mothers are particularly vulnerable, but their unique feeding needs are often overlooked in disaster relief efforts. A new study from the University of Georgia highlights […]Continue Reading ...
March 2, 2018 Myriad Teams Up with Fight Colorectal Cancer to Support the #StrongArmSelfie Social Media Campaign throughout March Myriad Genetics, Inc., a leader in molecular diagnostics and personalized medicine, continues to demonstrate an unmatched commitment to hereditary cancer risk assessment and genetic testing during National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. As the third most commonly […]Continue Reading ...
Dr. Jonathon Rendina, an Assistant Professor at Hunter College and Director of Quantitative Methods at Hunter’s Center for HIV Educational Studies & Training, and Dr. Jeffrey Parsons, Distinguished Professor at Hunter and Director of CHEST, have published a new paper in the Journal of the International AIDS Society focused on gay and bisexual men’s perceptions […]Continue Reading ...
March 20, 2018 Wales has joined the 100,000 Genomes Project, the Welsh Government announced today. The project, now a UK-wide initiative, seeks to transform patient care, encourage genomic discovery and drive a thriving genomics sector. Dr Jayne Spink, Chief Executive, Genetic Alliance UK and Vaughan Gething AM, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Services. Photo […]Continue Reading ...
March 2, 2018 A joint 7-year cohort study of 2039 patients in both Singapore’s restructured hospitals and New Zealand’s hospitals, revealed answers to key questions about the epidemiology of heart failure. The study recently published in the European Heart Journal, set out how two distinct forms of heart failure previously considered similar in prevalence and […]Continue Reading ...
News Release Tuesday, February 6, 2018 NIH-funded research examined over 6,000 children to determine prevalence of FASD ranged from 1.1 to 5 percent. A study of more than 6,000 first-graders across four U.S. communities has found that a significant number of the children have fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD), with conservative rates ranging from 1 […]Continue Reading ...
Background Children younger than 5 years of age – especially those younger than 2 years old – are at high risk of serious flu-related complications. CDC estimates that since 2010, flu-related hospitalizations among children younger than 5 years ranged from 7,000 to 26,000 in the United States. Many more have to go to a doctor, […]Continue Reading ...
February 27, 2018 About 3 out of 4 Americans agree that smoking cigarettes causes health problems, but public perception of the risks posed by smoking may be declining, according to a Duke Health study published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence. From 2006 to 2015, the number of Americans who said smoking a pack […]Continue Reading ...
March 2, 2018 Pediatric asthma is the most common chronic childhood condition and a leading cause of pediatric hospital admissions. New study findings published in the March issue of Hospital Pediatrics shows improved personalized inpatient assessments can enhance the accuracy of the prescribed asthma therapy a child receives. Asthma can be severely disabling and even […]Continue Reading ...
March 1, 2018 Patients should continue low fluid and salt intake Doctors advised to prescribe once daily medications Ramadan fasting can be safe for patients with heart failure, according to research presented today at the 29th Annual Conference of the Saudi Heart Association (SHA29), held 1 to 3 March in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Experts from […]Continue Reading ...
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