THURSDAY, Feb. 15, 2018 — Many believe alcohol poses a greater danger to health than marijuana, a new study out of Oregon suggests. Researchers surveyed more than 1,900 adults in Oregon before that state legalized recreational marijuana use in 2015. The study found that 52.5 percent thought alcohol was more harmful to health than marijuana, […]Continue Reading ...
Note that some links may require subscriptions. Reaction to Purdue’s promise to halt OxyContin marketing to prescribers: “20 years late” and “a little bit not honest.” (NPR) FDA advisory committees today will review a new indication for liposomal bupivacaine (Exparel) and a new hydrocodone product formulated with promethazine to limit nausea and vomiting. One lot […]Continue Reading ...
February 20, 2018 An innovative e-Health solution, based on an interactive Internet platform, has been developed to support senior citizens in improving their lifestyle to prevent cardiovascular disease, cognitive decline and dementia. Researchers from the HATICE trial presented the solution in a pre-press article published in Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease 62(2). The HATICE trial is […]Continue Reading ...
February 20, 2018 Blacks have a higher incidence of stroke and stroke-associated disability than whites. However, few studies have evaluated racial differences in stroke before a diagnosis of atrial fibrillation (AF). A new report published in HeartRhythm examined stroke risk in the short term prior to a diagnosis of AF. Investigators determined that, although blacks […]Continue Reading ...
February 19, 2018 Researchers from Osaka University develop sensing method with the potential to significantly contribute to early detection of cancer and diabetes The use of terahertz (THz) waves for biosensing is currently receiving considerable attention. THz waves are able to detect molecular vibrations and rotations, without using labels that can affect the properties of […]Continue Reading ...
February 20, 2018 New research on why the influenza vaccine was only modestly effective in recent years shows that immune history with the flu influences a person’s response to the vaccine. Low effectiveness of the flu vaccine is often blamed on problems with how the vaccine is designed and produced. Sometimes the flu strains chosen […]Continue Reading ...
By Sally Robertson, BScFebruary 20, 2018 The charity Target Ovarian Cancer has warned of an “alarmingly low rate of awareness” among women that persistent bloating is a major symptom of ovarian cancer. Credit: siam.pukkato/ Shutterstock.com Out of 1,142 women across the UK who responded to a survey by YouGov, only 34% said they would visit […]Continue Reading ...
By Dr Ananya Mandal, MD,February 19, 2018 A new study has shown that symptoms of heart attack may often be missed among women aged 55 years or less as these symptoms may be less common than the traditional chest pains. The study reveals that over half of the physicians who attend to these women may […]Continue Reading ...
February 19, 2018 Every cell in your body responds to the hormone insulin, and if that process starts to fail, you get diabetes. In an unexpected finding, scientists at Joslin Diabetes Center have identified four viruses that can produce insulin-like hormones that are active on human cells. The discovery brings new possibilities for revealing biological […]Continue Reading ...
February 20, 2018 One of the biggest challenges in treating prostate cancer is distinguishing men who have aggressive and potentially lethal disease from men whose cancer is slow-growing and unlikely to metastasize. For years, prostate-specific antigen (PSA) level, cancer grade and tumor stage have been used to sort prostate cancer patients into risk groups established […]Continue Reading ...
February 20, 2018 Exercising more reduces the risk of diabetes and could see seven million fewer diabetic patients across mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, according to new research. Researchers have found that higher levels of Leisure-time Physical Activity (LTPA), such as walking, jogging or running, are linked to a lower risk of diabetes in […]Continue Reading ...
February 19, 2018 A groundbreaking new wearable designed to be worn on the throat could be a game-changer in the field of stroke rehabilitation. Developed in the lab of Northwestern University engineering professor John A. Rogers, in partnership with Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, the sensor is the latest in Rogers’ growing portfolio of stretchable electronics that […]Continue Reading ...
Schematic design for an implantable artificial kidney device, using iliac vessels for arterial blood inflow and venous return, with ultrafiltratate draining into the bladder. Credit: Shuvo Roy, UCSF Creating an artificial implantable kidney would be an epic advance in medicine and could address a chronic shortage of donor kidneys needed for transplant. Researchers have been […]Continue Reading ...
February 19, 2018 Approximately once a month, our skin completely renews itself. If this highly coordinated process goes awry, it can lead to a variety of skin diseases, ranging from skin cancer to psoriasis. Cells lining such organs as skin and the gut, lungs, and many other organs (collectively called epithelial tissue) rely on a […]Continue Reading ...
February 19, 2018 It takes an average of 3.5 years to diagnose celiac disease in patients who do not report gastrointestinal symptoms, a Loyola Medicine study has found. Patients who reported gastrointestinal symptoms were diagnosed in an average of 2.3 months. The study by senior author Mukund Venu, MD, and colleagues is published in the […]Continue Reading ...
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- Another piece to the puzzle in naked mole rats’ long, cancer-free life
- Scientists identify four viruses that can produce insulin-like hormones
- New e-Health solution developed to prevent cardiovascular disease, dementia in senior citizens
- New genetic risk score could help guide screening decisions for prostate cancer
- Study finds higher risk of stroke among blacks with atrial fibrillation than whites
- Physical activity could be used as strategy for diabetes prevention
- Researchers develop sensing method for early detection of cancer and diabetes
- New wearable electronics could be game-changer for stroke rehabilitation
- Immune history influences person’s response to flu vaccine
- Serenity Now! Learn to Have Patience with Patients
- Computer simulation addresses the problem of blood clotting
- Persistent bloating can be a sign of ovarian cancer, warns charity
- Key protein involved in epigenetic regulation of gene expression guides skin cell renewal
- Heart attack symptoms often missed in women
- Diagnosis of celiac disease takes 3.5 years for patients who do not report GI symptoms
- Study reveals functional dynamics of ion channels
- Study explores link between mortality risk and combustible tobacco use
- ‘She Trusted Me, and I’d Turned Her Away’