Global demand exists for new ways to reduce antibiotic use, given the urgent public health threat of antibiotic resistance. A scientific paper published [today] in European Journal of Public Health reports that those who take probiotics as a preventative measure are less likely to receive antibiotic prescriptions. The systematic review, which was authored by an […]Continue Reading ...
A new USC Dornsife study indicates that aging may have originated at the very beginning of the evolution of life, at the same time as the evolution of the first genes. “This could be a game changer for research on longevity and aging. It may also be relevant to the scientific discussions surrounding CRISPR9 gene […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: Photographee.eu/Shutterstock Asked what they know about attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, many people will likely tell you that it mostly affects children, and mostly boys. However, recent research has shown that neither of these perceptions is entirely true. There is a striking difference in the sex of children diagnosed with ADHD, with boys more […]Continue Reading ...
What are Lyme disease tests? Lyme disease is an infection caused by bacteria carried by ticks. Lyme disease tests look for signs of infection in your blood or cerebrospinal fluid. You can get Lyme disease if an infected tick bites you. Ticks can bite you anywhere on your body, but they usually bite in hard-to-see […]Continue Reading ...
A new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) suggests that Huntington’s disease may take effect much earlier in life than was previously believed, and that a new drug may be key in controlling the disease. “This could be a good start to developing new promising treatments for Huntington’s disease, […]Continue Reading ...
Women may need a more nutrient-rich diet to support a positive emotional well-being, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University at New York. Mounting evidence suggests that anatomical and functional differences in men’s and women’s brain dictate susceptibility to mental disease. However, little is known about the role of dietary patterns in gender-specific […]Continue Reading ...
Recent UMass Amherst graduate Lindsey Russo and her advisor Brian Whitcomb in the School of Public Health and Health Sciences report that walking may help women to improve their chances of becoming pregnant, a result of their recent study to better understand modifiable factors such as physical activity that may affect a woman’s ability to […]Continue Reading ...
Aug 23 2018 Kwashiorkor, one of the most extreme forms of malnutrition, is estimated to affect more than a hundred thousand children annually. The condition can make a starving child look healthy to the untrained eye, which makes it difficult to study and track. As a result, it has largely been overlooked by the scientific […]Continue Reading ...
Could ADHD be a key to identifying future risk of Parkinson’s and Parkinson-like diseases? Credit: University of Utah Health While about 11 percent of children (4-17 years old) nationwide have been diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), the long-term health effects of having ADHD and of common ADHD medications remains understudied. Researchers at University of […]Continue Reading ...
A long-established treatment used around the world to help troubled young people and their families tackle behavioral problems may not be as effective as its practitioners claim – a new study reveals. Functional Family Therapy (FFT) is a short-term, evidence-based intervention provided at over 270 sites worldwide – mostly within the US, but also in […]Continue Reading ...
Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Surgery for August 2018. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal articles, as well as the FDA approvals and regulatory changes that are the most likely to affect clinical practice. Preemptive Analgesia May Cut Post-Op Pain in Anorectal […]Continue Reading ...
A new study suggests that an intervention to reduce supine sleep in late pregnancy may promote maternal and fetal health. Results show that median time spent sleeping supine was reduced significantly from 48.3 minutes during the control night to 28.5 minutes during the intervention night. Improvement was observed in both maternal and fetal parameters during […]Continue Reading ...
Polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy (PCV) is a disease primarily affecting the vascular layer of blood vessels in the choroid (pronounced CORE oid), resulting in damage to the overlying retina where the photoreceptor cells responsible for vision reside (see illustration). Download Fact Sheet Symptoms Patients with PCV often experience blurred vision or a blind spot in (or […]Continue Reading ...
Human skin cancer cells (blue) with IgE antibody Bound to them (red). Credit: Imperial College London The components of the immune system that trigger allergic reactions may also help protect the skin against cancer, suggest new findings. The research, led by Imperial College London, highlights previously unknown skin defences—and could open avenues for developing new […]Continue Reading ...
August 2018 Print this issue A study found that many people treated for a concussion may not receive follow-up care that could improve their health. A concussion is a mild brain injury. It results from a bump, blow, or jolt to the head. Most people recover quickly from a concussion, but some have symptoms for […]Continue Reading ...
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- Global Climate Action Summit: A focus on kids and climate
- Targeted Lung Denervation procedure significantly reduces COPD problems
- FDA-approved ‘safe’ daily BPA exposure may contribute to insulin resistance
- Research finds physical connection between the brain’s fluid reservoirs and meningeal lymphatics
- UCalgary study could help physicians make better treatment decisions for stroke
- Biomedical review finds failure rates in some surgical mesh treatments to be unacceptably high
- Researchers develop more accurate measure of body fat
- Doctors and students rally to support gun violence research, education
- LEO Pharma and MorphoSys announce expansion of strategic alliance to develop peptide-derived drugs
- Seniors in pain hop aboard the canna-bus
- New compound could prevent malaria parasites from maturing inside mosquito
- Scientists find alterations in blood flow in response to body position change
- UNC Health Care extends free access to virtual care service in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence
- Opioid Refills Rare After Rhinoplasty
- Corn, obesity, and navigating healthy eating choices as a parent
- Journal editor aims to prompt thoughtful review of ethics in precision health
- Researchers identify key step in how plant cells respond to pathogens
- Researchers analyze how exposure to silver nanoparticles affects zebrafish