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Middlemen who save $$ on medicines — but maybe not for you
NEWS MEDICAL Guess who's back grabbing headlines? Pharmacy benefit managers — those companies that serve as middlemen in the prescription drug pipeline. 8 hours
Scientists identify cell types underlying schizophrenia
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden and University of North Carolina, USA, have identified the cell types underlying schizophrenia in a new study published in Nature Genetics. The findings offer a roadmap for the development of... 8 hours
Increase in local temperature correlates with higher degree of antibiotic resistance, finds study
NEWS MEDICAL Bacteria have long been thought to develop antibiotic resistance largely due to repeated exposure through over-prescribing. But could much bigger environmental pressures... 8 hours
Fish-eating habits of pregnant women not linked to autistic traits in their children
NEWS MEDICAL A major study examining the fish-eating habits of pregnant women has found that they are not linked to autism or autistic traits... 8 hours
Treg infusions show promise in slowing progression of ALS
NEWS MEDICAL Recent research from Houston Methodist Hospital showed that a new immunotherapy was safe for patients with ALS and also revealed surprising results that could bring hope to patients who have... 8 hours
Study finds age-related racial disparities in youth suicide
NEWS MEDICAL New research suggests the suicide rate is roughly two times higher for black children ages 5-12 compared with white children of the same age group. The study, funded by the National Institute... 8 hours
Neurological protein found to protect against inflammatory diseases
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers have identified a protein involved in the activation of macrophages that protects against inflammatory disorders such as sepsis and inflammatory bowel disease. 11 hours
Mobile application could help monitor diabetes
NEWS MEDICAL A Master’s student has developed a mobile application that enables people with diabetes to keep track of how well they are managing their condition. 11 hours
Researchers reveal mechanisms of periodic paralysis in people with rare genetic disorder
NEWS MEDICAL A rare genetic disorder in which people are suddenly overcome with profound muscle weakness is caused by a hole in a membrane protein that... 12 hours
New tool gives hope for women with fistula injuries
NEWS MEDICAL The health care systems in the United States and other industrialized countries have outgrown many of the childbirth-related injuries that are still very problematic in poor countries. 12 hours
Multidisciplinary clinic can provide quality care for low-income patients with lung conditions
NEWS MEDICAL A new study demonstrates that a comprehensive and multidisciplinary clinic for low-income and homeless individuals with respiratory disease can decrease no-show rates and provide... 12 hours
Researchers create tool to determine patient's response to immunotherapy drugs
NEWS MEDICAL Understanding that not all bladder cancers are the same, researchers at the University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center have created a tool that may help them... 12 hours
AACN brings together over thousands of nurses for annual conference
NEWS MEDICAL The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses brings together thousands of nurses this week in Boston at its annual National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition with the theme... 12 hours
Study finds increase in number of calls to US Poison Control Centers about ADHD medication exposures
NEWS MEDICAL A new study conducted by the Center for Injury Research and Policy and the Central Ohio... 12 hours
In-hospital opioid prescribing may increase post-discharge opioid use, shows study
NEWS MEDICAL Patients who receive an opioid for most of their hospital stay and patients who are still taking an opioid within 12 hours of being discharged from the hospital... 13 hours
Multidisciplinary lung clinic can provide quality care for low-income patients
NEWS MEDICAL A new study demonstrates that a comprehensive and multidisciplinary clinic for low-income and homeless individuals with respiratory disease can decrease no-show rates and provide quality care that is... 13 hours
Study: Exercising for 4-5 days per week is needed to keep the heart young
NEWS MEDICAL Participating in exercise 4-5 days per week is necessary to keep your heart young, according to new research published in... 13 hours
Few parents use simple strategies to protect kids from food poisoning, reports study
NEWS MEDICAL No parent wants to come home from a picnic or restaurant with a little one whose stomachache turns into much worse. 13 hours
Higher exposure to carbon monoxide in utero increases risk of poor lung function in infants
NEWS MEDICAL Exposure to elevated levels of carbon monoxide in utero increases infants' risk of poor lung function at one... 13 hours
New case report reveals negative clinical impact of using biotin supplement
NEWS MEDICAL A new case report in the Journal of the Endocrine Society documents how a patient's use of a common biotin supplement, also known as vitamin B7,... 13 hours
Researchers discover new disease mechanism in chronic tobacco smokers
NEWS MEDICAL Research published in the journal Clinical Science suggests that an immune signaling protein called interleukin-26 is increased among chronic smokers with lung disease and this involvement reveals disease mechanisms of... 14 hours
When is insurance not really insurance? When you need pricey dental care.
NEWS MEDICAL I'm 61 years old and a San Francisco homeowner with an academic position at the University of California-Berkeley, which provides me with comprehensive health... 16 hours
ACR urges legislative action on access and cost barriers in rheumatologic care
NEWS MEDICAL Rheumatologists and rheumatology health professionals convened on Capitol Hill this week to urge legislative action on pressing policy issues affecting rheumatology care during the... 17 hours
Brain stimulation shows promise in treating obesity by reducing food cravings
NEWS MEDICAL Stimulating the brain to alter its intrinsic reward system shows promise in the treatment of obesity, according to results presented in Barcelona at the European Society... 17 hours
Ozone exposure at birth linked to increased risk of developing asthma in childhood
NEWS MEDICAL A long-term study of the health of Canadian children has found that exposure to ozone (O3), a common air pollutant, at birth... 18 hours
Ultrasound guidelines can reliably differentiate between pediatric thyroid nodules that require biopsy
NEWS MEDICAL A Loyola Medicine study has found that new ultrasound guidelines can reliably identify pediatric patients who should be biopsied for thyroid cancer. 18 hours
Analysis of lymph node dissection shows no overall survival benefit in renal carcinoma patients
NEWS MEDICAL An analysis of lymph node dissection in renal cell carcinoma that has not spread to other organs indicates the procedure... 18 hours
Study: Prediabetic patients with OSA could lower their resting heart rates by using CPAP
NEWS MEDICAL Patients with prediabetes who also have obstructive sleep apnea may improve their resting heart rate, an important measure of cardiovascular... 18 hours
Speakers announced for National Medicines Symposium 2018
NEWS MEDICAL NPS MedicineWise is pleased to announce the keynote speakers for the 10th National Medicines Symposium (NMS) - Population to Personal Health Care: The Future is Now. 18 hours
New study shows declines in prostate cancer screening, diagnoses and treatment
NEWS MEDICAL A new study reveals declines in prostate cancer screening and diagnoses in the United States in recent years, as well as decreases in the use of... 18 hours
New airway transplantation technique shows promising results in lung cancer patients
NEWS MEDICAL An early study suggests it may be feasible to use human aortic grafts preserved by freezing to rebuild windpipe and airway sections removed because of disease. 18 hours
Reducing exposure to hormone interfering chemicals may mitigate obesity risk
NEWS MEDICAL Everyday products carry environmental chemicals that may be making us fat by interfering with our hormones, according to research presented in Barcelona at the European Society of Endocrinology... 19 hours
Biomarker blood test does not appear to curb antibiotic overuse, shows new study
NEWS MEDICAL Overall antibiotic use was not curbed by giving physicians the results of biomarker tests in patients with suspected lower respiratory tract infections,... 19 hours
Scientists collate evidence for mismatch between past evolutionary adaptation and modern lives
NEWS MEDICAL The transition to modernity - largely driven by the Industrial Revolution - provided us with easier access to food and clean water, with antibiotics,... 19 hours
Early-onset cannabis use linked to further drug abuse problems
NEWS MEDICAL What a difference a year or two can make: If you started smoking marijuana at the start of your teens, your risk of having a drug abuse problem by age... 19 hours
UA physicians developing new tool to detect urethral blockage
NEWS MEDICAL Physicians at the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson are developing a new tool that detects urine, or urethral, blockage. 19 hours
Intermittent fasting may increase diabetes risk, shows study
NEWS MEDICAL Fasting every other day to lose weight impairs the action of sugar-regulating hormone, insulin, which may increase diabetes risk, according to data presented in Barcelona at the European Society of Endocrinology annual... 19 hours
Fasting diets could raise risk of diabetes say experts
NEWS MEDICAL One of the new fangled diets include fasting frequently to lose weight. A team of researchers speaking at the European Society of Endocrinology’s annual meeting at Barcelona last weekend have... 19 hours
CT scan still effective to determine thrombectomy treatment in stroke, study shows
NEWS MEDICAL A study led by a neurologist from McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston showed that a computed... 19 hours
Higher belly fat levels linked to greater risk of vitamin D deficiency
NEWS MEDICAL Higher levels of belly fat are associated with lower vitamin D levels in obese individuals, according to data presented in Barcelona at the European... 20 hours
Reduction in heart disease risk factors could help prevent frailty among older adults
NEWS MEDICAL New research has shown that older people with very low heart disease risks also have very little frailty, raising the possibility that... 20 hours
Unique nanotechnology method to simplify skin disease diagnosis
NEWS MEDICAL In a new SLAS Technology auto-commentary, two authors of an article recently published in Nature Biomedical Engineering ("Abnormal Scar Identification with Spherical Nucleic Acid Technology" – www.nature.com/articles/s41551-018-0218-x) share more insight into their... 20 hours
Birth rate decline driven by waiting longer to have children, cost of infertility treatment
NEWS MEDICAL The U.S. fertility rate dropped to a record low for the second year in a row, federal officials announced Thursday.... 20 hours
Congo to start vaccinating populations against Ebola today to combat outbreak
NEWS MEDICAL Congo is facing a new Ebola outbreak and the health officials have announced that starting today, (Monday 21st May 2018), response teams would begin administering an... 20 hours
New technique allows researchers to control heart cells growing in a dish
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and their collaborators have developed a technique that allows them to speed up or... 20 hours
New guidelines may help pathologists to more accurately classify and diagnose invasive melanoma
NEWS MEDICAL In a new study, researchers have developed updated guidelines for classifying a serious form of skin cancer called invasive melanoma. The American... 20 hours
Incorporation of AI could transform cancer diagnosis in UK - PM May
NEWS MEDICAL According to Prime Minister Theresa May, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is soon to change the scene in cancer and other disease diagnosis. She is to... 20 hours
Researcher aims to develop virtual biopsy tool for early melanoma detection
NEWS MEDICAL With Skin Cancer Awareness Month upon us, Colorado State University researcher Jesse Wilson is accelerating research to improve imaging and detection of melanoma, the most deadly... 21 hours
HCM mutation prevents the heart from increasing pumping force, study shows
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers from Washington State University have discovered how a genetic mutation linked to hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) disrupts the heart's normal function. 21 hours
Researchers use MR spectroscopy to investigate mechanisms behind targeted treatment for gliomas
NEWS MEDICAL Using a novel imaging method, a Massachusetts General Hospital research team is investigating the mechanisms behind a potential targeted treatment for a subtype of... 21 hours
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