Climate change could pose extreme danger for Muslim pilgrimage, study finds  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
For the world's estimated 1.8 billion Muslims — roughly one-quarter of the world population — making a pilgrimage to Mecca is considered a religious duty that... more
Study sheds light on emergence and spread of drug-resistant malaria parasites in Africa  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
In the first continent-wide genomic study of malaria parasites in Africa, scientists have uncovered the genetic features of Plasmodium falciparum parasites that... more
Researchers take important step towards preventing cancer metastasis  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Researchers at the Paul Scherrer Institute, together with colleagues from the pharmaceutical company F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG, have taken an important step towards the development of an agent against the metastasis of... more
New study reveals mechanism of ultraviolet-induced skin breakdown  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
The sunscreen industry has been plugging the use of various sun-protective creams for decades, ever since researchers found that certain skin cancers, including malignant melanoma, were due to sunlight-induced skin damage. more
Updated recommendations for treatment of patients with axial spondyloarthritis released  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Today, the American College of Rheumatology, in partnership with the Spondylitis Association of America and the Spondyloarthritis Research and Treatment Network, released the 2019 Update of the Recommendations... more
Combination therapy for rheumatoid arthritis may lead to higher remission rates  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Researchers at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and RTI International, a nonprofit research institute, recently found that patients with early rheumatoid arthritis (RA) may... more
Heart attack patients with mild cognitive impairment less likely to receive proven treatment  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
A new study finds people who have mild cognitive impairment (MCI), which lies on the continuum of cognitive decline between normal cognition... more
Psychiatric disorders are prevalent among adults and kids with kidney failure  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
New research indicates that psychiatric illnesses are common in children and adults with kidney failure, and hospitalizations for such illnesses are associated with a higher risk... more
KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: All about Medicare  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Before "Medicare for All," there was just Medicare, the very popular program that serves 60 million Americans age 65 and older or younger people with certain disabilities. more
Worsening air pollution linked to poor mental health  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
According to a new large-scale study, rising air pollution can be associated with not just physical problems such as heart and lung diseases but also mental health problems such as depression, schizophrenia... more
New study reveals exosome-mediated communication between mother and baby  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
During pregnancy, the mother and the baby communicate in a variety of ways. For instance, signals from the fetus are crucially involved in the initiation of labor and delivery. more
Slow electrons to fight cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Ion beams are often used today in cancer treatment: this involves electrically charged atoms being fired at the tumor to destroy cancer cells. more
Study finds genetic links to childhood obesity across different ethnicities  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
An international team of researchers who analyzed data across multiple ethnicities has produced the largest genetic study to date associated with common childhood obesity. more
Computer model could be used to quickly evaluate new drugs for sickle cell disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
A team of Brown University researchers has developed a new computer model that simulates the way red blood cells become... more
Research team develops microbiome-based index for assessing skin health  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Microbiomes aren't just for understanding and modulating gut health - skin, our largest organ, hosts a vibrant and complex microbiome that can provide health insights. An international research team has... more
Reliable response of cortical neurons amidst noise and chaos  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Neurons communicate with each other by sending out rapid pulses of electrical signals called spikes. At first glance, the generation of these spikes can be very reliable: when an isolated... more
Study: Lower levels of specific dietary vitamins and antioxidants associated with frailty  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Researchers from The Irish Longitudinal Study on Aging at Trinity College Dublin have shown in the largest study to date that lower levels of... more
Vaping promotes the same cellular responses found in smokers with emphysema  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
E-cigarette "vaping" is widely assumed to be safer than cigarette smoking, but scientists at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine have uncovered evidence suggesting... more
Weight loss before arthroplasty improves some outcomes in patients with morbid obesity  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
In patients with morbid obesity, losing 20 pounds before knee replacement surgery (arthroplasty) leads to fewer hospital days and other outcome improvements, reports a... more
Fasting reduces inflammation and improves chronic inflammatory diseases, study finds  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Fasting regimens have gained public and scientific interest in recent years, but fasting shouldn't be dismissed as a fad. In a study published in Cell, Mount Sinai researchers... more
New model developed to optimize and personalize radiotherapy for cancer patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
A personalized approach to cancer treatment has become more common over the last several decades, with numerous targeted drugs approved to treat particular tumor types with... more
Anxiety, depression associated with increased opioid use following surgery  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Surgeons wielding their life-saving scalpels, laparoscopic tools, or other implements to repair or remove what ails their patients understand all too well that pain is an unavoidable part of the... more
Ludwig study uncovers novel vulnerability in MYC-driven cancers  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
A Ludwig Cancer Research study has uncovered a novel vulnerability in tumors that are driven by a common cancer gene known as MYC. Such cancers, it found, are highly dependent on the... more
Virginia Tech professor wins NSF grant to study biofilm formation in bacteria  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Should I stay or should I go? This is a common question people ask themselves in their journey through life, but bacteria are also... more
Drinking 100% fruit juice has many positive attributes for children, report finds  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
A new report published in the July issue of the Journal of the American College of Nutrition by pediatrician Dr. Robert D. Murray supports... more
Fatigue symptoms in Parkinson's disease linked to reduction in diastolic blood pressure  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
In a novel research study published in the Journal of Parkinson's Disease, investigators found that fatigue symptoms in Parkinson's Disease are associated with low... more
Kawasaki Medical University installs first MILabs E-Class U-SPECT6/CT in Japan  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Kawasaki Medical University, Yokohama’s research hub for state-of-the-art medical science and services has acquired anultra-high-resolutionE-ClassU-SPECT6/CT system for preclinical imaging. more
Patient out-of-pocket prices reduce primary care medical consultations  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
When young adults pass the age limit for paying patient co-payments, or out-of-pocket prices, their medical consultations in primary care decrease by 7 percent, a study shows. The groups affected most are... more
Lessons from animal brains can help artificial intelligence to overcome difficult barriers  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Artificial intelligence (AI) still has a lot to learn from animal brains, says Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory neuroscientist Anthony Zador. Now, he's hoping that... more
Enzyme induced by stress associated with liver cancer growth  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
An enzyme induced by stress to help reduce production of damaging free radicals is also used by liver cancer to regulate two major cell proliferation pathways that enable the cancer... more
Study calls for screening of all first-degree relatives of celiac disease patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Parents, siblings and children of people with celiac disease are at high risk of also having the disease, according to a Mayo Clinic study.... more
High-intensity step training may better improve walking ability in stroke survivors  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
High-intensity step training that mimics real-world conditions may better improve walking ability in stroke survivors compared to traditional, low-impact training, according to new research published in... more
Pittcon Accepting Applications for 2020 Pittsburgh Conference Memorial National College Grants  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
The Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy (Pittcon) and its co-sponsoring technical societies, the Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh (SSP) and the Society for Analytical... more
Single course of antibiotics may boost colon cancer risk  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
In an extensive "data mining" analysis of British medical records, researchers at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center conclude that taking even a single course of antibiotics might boost--albeit slightly--the... more
Shopping abroad for cheaper medication? Here’s what you need to know  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
In its effort to temper the sky-high prices Americans pay for many vital medications, the Trump administration last month unveiled a plan that would legalize the... more
RNA sequencing data added to robust study of Parkinson's disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
A team at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, in collaboration with The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, has just added a crucial new element... more
Study uncovers cause of asthmatic lung spasms  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Researchers at Rutgers and other institutions have discovered how muscle contraction (bronchospasm) in the airway, which cause breathing difficulty in people with asthma, occur by creating a microdevice that mimics the behavior of the... more
Short course webinar: Analytical data treatment using the Excel Analysis ToolPak  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
You're in luck! Pittcon is offering a short course webinar with Dr. Mark Stauffer on September 19th from 9:00 am to 11:00 am IST. more
Study explores obstacles to treating opioid use disorder with an effective medication  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
In an effort to find ways to improve long-term outcomes for people with opioid use disorder, University of Massachusetts Amherst epidemiology researcher Elizabeth Evans... more
New insights into protein transport could help define strategies for treating eye disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Many forms of vision loss stem from a common source: impaired communication between the eye and the brain. And at the root... more
Critical improvements to functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy enhance brain imaging  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
In an article published today in the peer-reviewed, open-access SPIE publication Neurophotonics, "High density functional diffuse optical tomography based on frequency domain measurements improves image quality and spatial... more
New computational modeling technology to noninvasively assess likelihood of heart attack  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
The National Science Foundation has awarded $550,000 to fund a collaborative new research project to develop a noninvasive, computational modeling technology for assessing the likelihood of... more
'Kissing loops' in lncRNA essential for tumor suppressor function  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Human cells - like those of many other organisms - have developed mechanisms to protect us from cancer. more
UC San Diego researchers identify new therapeutic approach to kill cancer cells  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Epithelial cancers, such as cancers of the lung and pancreas, use the ανβ3 molecule to gain drug resistance to standard cancer therapies and to... more
Patient-reported experiences have potential for driving improvements in hospital care  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Patient-reported experiences have potential for driving improvements in the quality of hospital care, according to a new study in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology, published by Elsevier. more
BU researcher receives NIH grant to study childhood adversity and later life health outcomes  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Lewina Lee, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine and clinical research psychologist at the National... more
Improvement of PTSD symptoms linked to reduced type 2 diabetes risk  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Traumatic experiences may affect a person in different ways. In some, these traumatic events may not pose a negative impact, but for others, they develop a... more
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