Pregnant women face a much greater risk of having a fatal, but less common, type of stroke caused by bleeding into the brain, according to results of two studies presented by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) at the International Stroke Conference 2019. A study led by senior author Farhaan Vahidy, […]Continue Reading ...
Juul’s notorious youth-targeting ads have attracted heated criticism from public health officials and media since its emergence in 2015. But now, e-cigarette health expert, Robert Jackler, MD, professor and chair of otolaryngology at Stanford, is providing evidence to suggest that Juul’s influence on the industry has shifted more than just the consumer base, it’s changing the norms […]Continue Reading ...
Miquell Miller‘s journey from the Bahamas, where she was born, to Stanford included a stop in New Orleans. There, as an undergraduate at Dillard University, Miller, MD, who is now a resident in surgery, had the opportunity to come to Stanford for the summer through the SSRP-Amgen Scholars Program, which exposes underrepresented college students interested in STEM […]Continue Reading ...
When Juul first put its e-cigarettes on the market, it brought a new level of nicotine to the industry: Most brands that predate Juul contained e-liquids that were 1 to 2 percent nicotine by volume, whereas Juul pods are marketed as containing 5 percent (by weight), which is equivalent to 5.9 percent by volume — […]Continue Reading ...
In an effort to reduce chronic pain, many people look for hope by paying $20 to thousands of dollars for a tube of prescription topical pain cream or gel. Now, results of a rigorous federally funded study mandated by Congress shows no statist significant statistically significant difference between relief offered by these creams and placebos, […]Continue Reading ...
Affecting an estimated one in eight people older than 75, aortic valve stenosis – a narrowing of the heart’s main artery – makes the heart work harder to supply the body with blood, potentially limiting patient’s activity levels and quality of life. Ultimately, aortic stenosis can lead to stroke, arrhythmia, heart failure and death. Expecting […]Continue Reading ...
Placebo effects do not only occur in medical treatment – placebos can also work when psychological effects are attributed to them. Researchers from the University of Basel’s Faculty of Psychology reported these findings in the journal Scientific Reports, based on three studies with over 400 participants. Psychotherapy and placebos are both psychological interventions that not […]Continue Reading ...
Mental health and suicide are not just adult issues. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide rates have tripled over the last 15 years among girls 10 to 14 years of age in the United States. More detailed analyses of the data only paint a bleaker picture for some minority populations. Asian […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 6, 2019 — It’s a common gynecological finding: A growth on an ovary, which turns out to be a benign cyst. Is surgical removal necessary? Not always, according to data from a new study of more than 1,900 such cases in which outcomes were tracked for two years post-diagnosis. The team behind the […]Continue Reading ...
Hormone concentrations during early fetal development — that may affect the child’s development and increase the mother’s risk for breast and ovarian cancer years later — are significantly affected by maternal age, body mass index and race rather than lifestyle, according to a Rutgers study. The findings appear in Maternal and Child Health Journal. The […]Continue Reading ...
A new physical effect has been demonstrated at the University of Bath after 40 years of pursuit by physicists around the world, which could lead to advancements in chemical manufacturing efficiency, miniaturization and quality control in personalized pharmaceuticals. For the first time ever the research team in the Department of Physics was able to use […]Continue Reading ...
A new Journal of Applied Social Psychology study investigates the associations between workplace sexism, sense of belonging at work, mental health, and job satisfaction for women in male-dominated industries. In the study of 190 women from a large Australian trade union that represented mainly male-dominated jobs, organizational sexism and interpersonal sexism were associated with a […]Continue Reading ...
Not long after Donald Trump was elected president, descriptive reports began rolling in: Demand for long-acting, reversible contraception (LARCs) such as intrauterine devices (IUDs) and implants seemed to be on the rise. But was this trend based on a real shift in women’s use of LARCs or just due to normal fluctuations in interest in […]Continue Reading ...
During a study spanning nearly a decade, researchers at The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Houston Methodist Research Institute and Houston Methodist Cancer Center have linked the protein clusterin – for the first time — to many different facets of cardiometabolic syndrome risk through its actions in the liver. Cardiometabolic syndrome (CMS) is a […]Continue Reading ...
Johns Hopkins researchers have found that rhomboid enzymes, which are special proteins that cut other proteins, are able to break the “cellular speed limit” as they move through the cell membrane. Rhomboid enzymes do this by warping their surroundings, letting them glide quickly from one end of the membrane to another. Individual rhomboid proteins being […]Continue Reading ...
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