Research from the School of Population Health and Environmental Sciences has shown that the number of people having strokes has fallen 43% between 2000 and 2015. Stroke is a serious condition that occurs when blood supply to part of the brain is cut off. Strokes are thought to affect 100,000 people per year in the […]Continue Reading ...
Only a small proportion of cases of dementia are thought to be inherited – the cause of the vast majority is unknown. Now, in a study published today in the journal Nature Communications, a team of scientists led by researchers at the University of Cambridge believe they may have found an explanation: spontaneous errors in […]Continue Reading ...
In Europe 120 million people live with rheumatic or musculoskeletal diseases. The European League Against Rheumatism, EULAR, calls for people to come together on World Arthritis Day (12th October) to raise awareness of rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases (RMDs). EULAR’s Don’t Delay, Connect Today Campaign aims to improve early diagnosis and timely access to care to […]Continue Reading ...
Brown University researchers have uncovered new clues about the progression of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), a surprisingly common disease that causes the death of motor neurons that control voluntary muscles such as those involved in walking, talking, chewing or breathing. A team led by Anne Hart, a professor of neuroscience at Brown, discovered that two […]Continue Reading ...
FRIDAY, Sept. 28, 2018 — Living with a potentially disabling condition like multiple sclerosis (MS) can be difficult, but new research suggests patients get better at dealing with it over time. “There’s an aging paradox in healthy adults. We expect people who are older to be more depressed and anxious because of aging processes [such […]Continue Reading ...
The final version of the massive opioid bill Congress released Wednesday would grant the Food and Drug Administration new powers to crack down on drug imports, but it also includes a provision — nearly killed in the Senate — to shield people who are just trying to buy cheaper, needed prescription medication from other countries. […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 26, 2018 — Most people carrying genes that put them at risk for cancer don’t realize it, new research suggests. Genetic screenings of more than 50,000 people found that more than 80 percent of those who carry a known gene variant for breast, ovarian, prostate or pancreatic cancer were unaware of their risk. […]Continue Reading ...
South San Francisco, CA — September 24, 2018 — Genentech, a member of the Roche Group (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY), today announced results for its investigational medicine entrectinib, from an integrated analysis of the pivotal Phase II STARTRK-2, Phase I STARTRK-1 and Phase I ALKA trials, which showed that entrectinib shrank tumors (objective response […]Continue Reading ...
Does fast food contribute to depression? Can a healthy diet combat mental illness? In an unusual experiment, James Cook University researchers in Australia have found that among Torres Strait Islander people the amount of fish and processed food eaten is related to depression. A JCU research team led by Professors Zoltan Sarnyai and Robyn McDermott […]Continue Reading ...
Oct 9 2018 Diabetes UK’s ‘Making Hospitals Safe for People with Diabetes’ report, released today (08/10/2018), has revealed concerning inadequacies in care for diabetes inpatients. The report calls for hospitals to adopt six key requirements which would make them safe for people with diabetes, lead to significantly improved patient experiences and shorter lengths of stay. […]Continue Reading ...
Some people can adjust to environmental stressors to avoid depression. Women need to do this more than men to avoid getting depressed. The researchers used ‘winter blues’ (SAD) as a model for depression, and were able to show that some people – in spite of being genetically predisposed to depression – are more resilient in […]Continue Reading ...
Sep 24 2018 The link between smoking and multiple sclerosis (MS) is “clearer than ever”, the MS Society has announced. Not only are people who smoke more likely to develop MS, smoking can also speed up how fast people with MS become disabled. Ahead of October’s annual ‘Stoptober’ campaign, an independent research review by the […]Continue Reading ...
A counselor listens to and advises a client. Credit: NIAID An intervention designed to facilitate treatment for HIV and substance use was associated with a 50 percent reduction in mortality for people living with HIV who inject illicit drugs, a study has found. In addition, the people who received the intervention were nearly twice as […]Continue Reading ...
Machine learning, also known as artificial intelligence, could be a useful tool for predicting how well people at high risk of psychosis or with recent onset depression will function socially in the future, an international research study has found. The research team, led in Australia by Professor Stephen Wood from Orygen, the National Centre of […]Continue Reading ...
Sep 24 2018 In the modern world, people cooperate with other people including strangers all the time. We give blood, tip providers of various services, and donate to charity despite the fact that there is seemingly nothing in it for us. Now, researchers reporting in Current Biology on September 20 who’ve studied Hadza hunter-gatherer people […]Continue Reading ...
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- Modeling Non-Numerical Data in Systems Biology
- Research aims to address health disparities in African-American men
- Human and cattle decoys trap outdoor-biting mosquitoes in malaria endemic regions
- High Circulating Prolactin Level Inversely Linked to T2DM Risk
- Study finds gene variant predisposes people to both Type 2 diabetes and low body weight
- Metrohm software products make it easy to comply with ALOCA and ALCOA+ guidelines
- Network of doctors identify the cause of 31 new conditions
- Notable improvement in brain cancer survival among younger patients but not much for elderly
- Scientists shed light on roles of transcription factors, TP63 and SOX2, in squamous cell carcinoma
- Costs of Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program may be higher than expected reimbursement
- Misuse of prescription opioids or benzodiazepines associated with suicidal thoughts
- New research seeks to address sex disparities in women’s health
- C-Section Rates Have Nearly Doubled Since 2000: Study
- Talking to Your Kids About STDs
- New classification of periodontal and peri-implant diseases and conditions
- Herbert D. Kleber, Pioneer in Addiction Treatment, Dies at 84
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