The researchers implanted the deep brain stimulation systems in the patients’ medial forebrain bundle (blue) of the brain, a part of the brain’s reward system. Credit: University of Freiburg – Medical Center Full size Patients suffering from severe, treatment-resistant depression can benefit not only acutely but also the long term from deep brain stimulation, as […]Continue Reading ...
A new study has revealed that sugary drinks or drinks that are artificially sweetened (SSB or sugar sweetened beverages) are bad for heart health. Drinking two or more of these drinks per day can lead to a 31 percent raised risk of early death due to heart disease explain the researchers. Image Credit: Monkey Business […]Continue Reading ...
In what is believed to be a first-of-its-kind systematic look at pregnancy frequency and outcomes among imprisoned U.S. women, researchers from Johns Hopkins Medicine say almost 1,400 pregnant women were admitted to 22 U.S. state and all federal prisons in a recent year. They also found that most of the prison pregnancies — over 90 […]Continue Reading ...
A new study has found that teenagers and youngsters who are treated with amphetamines such as Adderall are at a greater risk of developing psychosis compared to patients who are on other drugs such as Ritalin. The results of the study were published in the latest issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. The […]Continue Reading ...
[khn_slabs slabs=”898461″] Your wonderfully entertaining compiler of “The Friday Breeze,” Brianna Labuskes, is off today, so I’m jumping in to keep you abreast of this week’s vital health care news. Here’s what I found most fascinating, some of it far away from the headlines. Let’s dive into my “Department of Health Studies,” where I found […]Continue Reading ...
Patients suffering from severe, treatment-resistant depression can benefit not only acutely but also the long-term from deep brain stimulation, as researchers from the Medical Center – University of Freiburg and their colleagues from the University Hospital Bonn demonstrate in a current study. The team used thin electrodes to stimulate a deep-seated part of the reward […]Continue Reading ...
Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued warning letters to two breast implant manufacturers for failure to comply with their requirements, under their premarket approval orders, to conduct post-approval studies to assess the long-term safety and risks of their silicone gel-filled breast implants. The FDA issued warning letters to Mentor Worldwide LLC of Irvine, […]Continue Reading ...
lemborexant Treatment for Insomnia Eisai and Imbrium Therapeutics Announce U.S. FDA Filing Acceptance of New Drug Application for Lemborexant for the Treatment of Insomnia TOKYO and STAMFORD, Conn. – March 12, 2019 – Eisai Co., Ltd. (CEO: Haruo Naito, “Eisai”) and Imbrium Therapeutics L.P. (Imbrium Therapeutics), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company and operating subsidiary of Purdue […]Continue Reading ...
Water is a source of concern for disseminating the bacteria Legionella pneumophila and Mycobacterium avium, which cause lung disease (legionellosis and pulmonary nontuberculous mycobacterium disease, respectively). A new Journal of Applied Microbiology study has examined the presence of these microbes in tap water from residences and office buildings across the United States. The occurrence ofL. […]Continue Reading ...
RADNOR, Pa., March 06, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Marinus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:MRNS) (“Marinus” or “Company”), a biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the development of innovative therapeutics to treat epilepsy and neuropsychiatric disorders, today announced that it is initiating a single global pivotal Phase 3 clinical study (Violet Study) evaluating oral ganaxolone in children with PCDH19-related epilepsy […]Continue Reading ...
Seven types of bacteria and certain immune factors in a woman’s vagina and cervix may be responsible for increasing the risk of spontaneous preterm birth (sPTB) or protect against it, according to a new study from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Results […]Continue Reading ...
Drug therapy may effectively treat a potentially life-threatening condition associated with cirrhosis and other chronic liver diseases, according to a new study by Mayo Clinic researchers. The study was posted in March on Gastroenterology, the online journal of the American Gastroenterological Association. Print publication is scheduled for July. While therapies have been available to treat […]Continue Reading ...
Seemingly harmless fluid-filled spaces around the cerebral small vessels, commonly seen on brain MRIs in older adults, are now thought to be associated with more compromised cognitive skills, according to a Vanderbilt University Medical Center study published in Neurology. The new findings challenge longstanding beliefs that these areas – known as perivascular spaces – are […]Continue Reading ...
When it comes to losing weight, doctors’ messages to their patients can make a powerful difference, according to new research from Duke University. Participants in the study had only modest weight loss when doctors gave generic advice such as “you should exercise more.” They fared much better when doctors instead provided specific instructions. “Just telling […]Continue Reading ...
A new report shows older people benefit from improved physical and mental health in retirement communities, resulting in cost savings to the NHS. Findings from the independent study into healthy aging carried out by Aston and Lancaster Universities showed that residents living within a charity’s retirement communities: are more physically active (75% increase in exercise) […]Continue Reading ...
- Hidden differences between pathology of CTE and Alzheimer’s disease discovered
- Knowing causative genes of osteoporosis may open door to more effective treatments
- Toilet-seat based cardiovascular monitoring system getting ready to begin commercialization
- New model for intensive care identifies factors that send ill patients to ICU
- Recommendations Issued for HSCT in Multiple Myeloma
- Deep brain stimulation provides sustained relief for severe depression
- “Statistical significance” may soon be a thing of past?
- Researchers track effects of epigenetic marks carried by sperm chromosomes
- AHA News: Family Adopts Three Children With Three Different Heart Conditions
- Research into opioid painkillers could provide clues for safer drug development
- Lung cancer survivor recounts her lifetime struggles
- Radial and femoral approach for PCI achieve similar results in terms of survival
- Study sheds light on the optimal timing of coronary angiography in NSTEMI patients
- Excess hormones could cause a condition that can lead to blindness in women, study finds
- Dramatic shifts in first-time opioid prescriptions bring hope, concern
- Antidepressant drugs may not work when neurons are out of shape
- TTUHSC El Paso to establish endowed chair in neurology through a major grant
- New device approved by FDA for treating patients with moderate-to-severe heart failure
- People with peripheral artery disease have lower Omega-3 Index, shows research
- Trigger warnings have minimal impact on how people respond to content, shows research