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By comparing needles to mosquitoes, new model offers insights into Hepatitis C solutions

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] -- By comparing needles and syringes to disease-carrying mosquitoes, an innovative mathematical model of how the Hepatitis C virus spreads is…

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Comparing opioid prescription fills after surgery across countries

Bottom Line: Higher proportions of patients in the United States and Canada filled opioid prescriptions after surgery compared with Sweden. This analysis examined differences in…

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New study confirms the long-term benefits of a low-fat diet

SEATTLE -- September 4, 2019 -- A team led by researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center has identified several women's health benefits from a…

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Has racial/ethnic representation changed among US medical students?

Bottom Line: This analysis reports black, Hispanic and American Indian or Alaska Native students remain underrepresented in allopathic medical schools when compared with the U.S.…

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Discovered a molecule that regulates the development of cancer in a variety of tumors

Sonia Guil, leader of the Regulatory and Chromatin RNA group of Josep Carreras Leukemia Research Institute, and Lourdes Farré of ProCURE (Idibell) have discovered an…

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Is childhood criminal justice exposure associated with risk of poor adult mental health?

Bottom Line: A childhood history of both personal involvement in the juvenile justice system and parental incarceration was associated with a greater likelihood of depression,…

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Study shows BioCell collagen can visibly reduce common signs of skin aging within 12 weeks

In one of the most substantial studies of a skin health supplement, BioCell Collagen®, was found to visibly reduce common signs of skin aging, including…

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Pain medication use by children after common surgeries

Bottom Line: About 400 caregivers reported pain medication use by children after common surgeries such as hernia, elbow fracture, appendectomy or adenoid removal in this…

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Emergency department openings and closures impact resources for heart attack patients

A new study has found that hospital emergency room closures can adversely affect health outcomes for heart attack patients at neighboring hospitals that are near…

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Champalimaud Vision Award: Recognizing institutions combating blindness in Brazil

4 September 2019 - Lisbon, Portugal - The 2019 António Champalimaud Vision Award is presented to the Instituto da Visão - IPEPO, the Altino Ventura…

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Researchers develop a tool for rapid breakdown of cellular proteins

Cellular functions depend on the functionality of proteins, and these functions are disturbed in diseases. A core aim of cell biological research is to determine…

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NIH, Cincinnati Children’s scientists develop possible strategy for cancer drug resistance

Scientists from the National Institutes of Health and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center have devised a potential treatment against a common type of leukemia that…

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New peanut allergy treatment shows effectiveness and safety

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - SEPTEMBER 4, 2019 - People allergic to peanuts may have a new way to protect themselves from severe allergic reactions to…

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Emoji buttons gauge emergency department sentiments in real time

Simple button terminals - featuring "emoji" reflecting a range of emotions and sentiments -- stationed around emergency departments (EDs) are effective in monitoring doctor and…

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Depression breakthrough

Major depressive disorder - referred to colloquially as the 'black dog' - has been identified as a genetic cause for 20 distinct diseases, providing vital…

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Vast majority of dementia patients don’t receive specialty diagnosis and care, study finds

In the first large study to examine the diagnosis of dementia in older Americans over time, researchers found the vast majority never meet with a…

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Single traumatic brain injury can have long-term consequences for cognition

A single incidence of traumatic brain injury (TBI) can lead to long-lasting neurodegeneration, according to a study of 32 individuals. In addition to clarifying the…

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80% cut in antibiotics entering Thames is needed to avoid surge in superbugs

The amount of antibiotics entering the River Thames would need to be cut by as much as 80 per cent to avoid the development and…

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Potential vaccine treats and prevents deadly streptococcal toxic shock

A new vaccine developed by Griffith University Institute for Glycomics researchers has the potential to treat and prevent toxic shock caused by invasive streptococcal disease,…

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Genetic factors influencing adult obesity take effect in early childhood

Body mass index (BMI) in infants, children and adults is influenced by different genetic factors that change as we age, according to a major new…

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Heart failure deaths are highest in the poorest US counties

DALLAS, Sept. 4, 2019 -- People living in counties with high rates of poverty are more likely to die from heart failure compared to people…

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Protein tangles linked with dementia seen in patients after single head injury

Scientists have visualised for the first time protein 'tangles' associated with dementia in the brains of patients who have suffered a single head injury. This…

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Electronic glove offers ‘humanlike’ features for prosthetic hand users

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - People with hand amputations experience difficult daily life challenges, often leading to lifelong use of a prosthetic hands and services. An…

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Johns Hopkins launches Center For Psychedelic Research

A group of private donors has given $17 million to start the Center for Psychedelic and Consciousness Research at Johns Hopkins Medicine, making it what's…

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Research into Parkinson’s disease: Binding-protein prevents fibril proliferation

Protein aggregates have been observed in the nerve tissue of patients with Parkinson's disease which consist of individual components (monomers) of the protein α-synuclein which…

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WSU study to examine health benefits of outdoor preschools

SEATTLE, Wash. - As preschoolers across the nation head into classroom buildings for the start of the school year, more than 300 Seattle area children…

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Who benefits from a defibrillator?

Implantable defibrillators can save lives, but also harbor risks. A major European study headed by three researchers from the Technical University of Munich (TUM), LMU…

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UA awarded $1.4M grant for program that supports sleep apnea patients

TUCSON, Ariz. - University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson Professor Sairam Parthasarathy, MD, has been awarded nearly $1.4 million for a peer-support program…

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Self-monitoring solution in mobile app can help uncontrolled asthma

A study by researchers at Karolinska Institutet shows that a treatment adjustment algorithm based on lung function and symptoms in a mobile phone can be…

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Hardship during the Great Recession linked with lasting mental health declines

People who suffered a financial, housing-related, or job-related hardship as a result of the Great Recession were more likely to show increases in symptoms of…

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Medical imaging rates continue to rise despite push to reduce their use

Despite a broad campaign among physician groups to reduce the amount of imaging in medicine, the rates of use of CT, MRI and other scans…

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Vitamin D: How much is too much of a good thing?

When bare skin is exposed to sunlight, it makes Vitamin D, which is needed by our bodies to absorb calcium and ensure strong, healthy bones.…

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Overweight kids actually eat less right after stressful events

ANN ARBOR--People often react to stress by binging on sweets or fattening comfort foods, cravings fueled by the appetite-stimulating stress hormone cortisol. But overweight adolescents--considered…

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‘Frontiers in Clinical Drug Research – Anti Allergy Agents’, indexed in Scopus

The eBook, 'Frontiers in Clinical Drug Research - Anti Allergy Agents', published by Bentham eBooks, has been accepted for inclusion in Scopus. Scopus is the…

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Fetching water increases risk of childhood death

Water fetching is associated with poor health outcomes for women and children, including a higher risk of death - according to new research from the…

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Scientists use advanced imaging to map uncharted area of genome

AURORA, Colo. (Sept. 3, 2019) - Using advanced imaging techniques, researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have mapped a previously uncharted region…

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New AI technology for advanced heart attack prediction

Technology developed using artificial intelligence (AI) could identify people at high risk of a fatal heart attack at least 5 years before it strikes, according…

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Researchers identify biomarker to predict if someone infected with malaria will get sick

Immunological signatures can predict whether malaria-infected children will develop fever or other symptoms, suggests a study publishing September 3 in the journal Immunity . Surprisingly,…

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Mouthwash use could inhibit benefits of exercise, new research shows

Exercise is known to reduce blood pressure - but the activity of bacteria in our mouths may determine whether we experience this benefit, according to…

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Groundbreaking U of M Medical School muscle regeneration research receives nearly $1 million grant

MINNEAPOLIS, MN- September 3, 2019 -The University of Minnesota (U of M) Medical School is at the forefront of developing a cell-based therapy for Duchenne…

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Diabetes and heart attack is a particularly risky combination

Paris, France - 3 Sept 2019: After a heart attack, patients with diabetes are at greater risk of heart failure and subsequent death than those…

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Winners of ESMO 2019 awards announced

Lugano, Switzerland, 3 September 2019 - The European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO), the leading organisation for medical oncology, has revealed the 2019 winners of…

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Diet’s effect on gut bacteria could play role in reducing Alzheimer’s risk

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Sept. 3, 2019 - Could following a certain type of diet affect the gut microbiome - the good and bad bacteria that…

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Surgical masks as good as respirators for flu and respiratory virus protection

DALLAS - Sept. 3, 2019 - Researchers may finally have an answer in the long-running controversy over whether the common surgical mask is as effective…

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Patients with cardiac devices do not adhere to driving ban

Paris, France - 3 Sept 2019: Nearly one-third of patients with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) resume driving despite it being medically contraindicated - a…

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World-first cardio trial shows shorter wait times and admissions

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA: A major new study led by Flinders University Professor Derek Chew shows that up to 70% of patients presenting to Australian hospital emergency…

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A breakthrough in imaginative AI with experimental validation to accelerate drug discovery

September 3rd, 2019, London, UK: Deep Knowledge Analytics salutes its parent company, Deep Knowledge Ventures, in the landmark Nature Biotechnology publication of its portfolio company,…

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National study seeks earlier diagnosis of ATTR cardiac amyloidosis in minorities

BOSTON - Researchers at Boston Medical Center (BMC) and Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), in collaboration with Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC), are…

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Colour-change urine test for cancer shows potential in mouse study

A simple and sensitive urine test developed by Imperial and MIT engineers has produced a colour change in urine to signal growing tumours in mice.…

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Discovered a factor that predicts long survival in brain tumor

The discoveries in the cellular and molecular biology of cancer, the development of drugs against specific genetic mutations, and the emergence of immunotherapy are allowing…