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Scientists identify chemicals in urine that are specific to overactive bladder

2 hours 52 min ago
Millions of people might eventually be spared the embarrassment and extreme isolation caused by wetting themselves, thanks to new research.

Administering immunotherapy alongside chemoradiation for advanced NSCLC appears to be safe and tolerable

3 hours 2 min ago
Research from Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey shows administering the immunotherapy drug pembrolizumab together with chemotherapy given at the same time as radiation treatment (chemoradiation) is safe and tolerable as a first-line therapy for patients with stage 3 non-small cell lung cancer.

UAH research could have broad implications for immunotherapy and cancer treatment

3 hours 30 min ago
Research into engineering artificial organs that mimic the functions of human lymph nodes at The University of Alabama in Huntsville has garnered one of its professors a $507,777 National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Program Award.

Simulation-based training helps doctors deliver bad news more effectively to patients

4 hours 3 sec ago
We've all feared hearing a doctor say, "We need to talk." It's even scarier if the physician is robotic, speaks in jargon or isn't clear about next steps.

UV technology eliminates more than 96% of pathogens in ORs and on medical equipment

4 hours 7 min ago
Ultraviolet technology developed by the New York-based firm PurpleSun Inc. eliminates more than 96 percent of pathogens in operating rooms and on medical equipment, compared to 38 percent using manual cleaning methods that rely on chemicals to disinfect surfaces, according to a study published this month in the American Journal of Infection Control.

Study highlights the need to promote fair, standardized measurement of cardiovascular care quality

5 hours 15 min ago
In a new study published today in JAMA Cardiology, a team of researchers led by Rishi Wadhera, MD, MPP, MPhil, an investigator in the Smith Center for Outcomes Research in Cardiology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, found that hospitals that received awards from the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology for the delivery of high-quality care for acute myocardial infarction and heart failure were more likely to be financially penalized under value-based programs than other hospitals.

Survey reveals trends in condom use to prevent STIs and pregnancy

5 hours 22 min ago
Researchers at McMaster University have peered into the most intimate moments of sexually active women and men across Canada to ask if they're using condoms, all in an effort to gather data that could inform decisions around public health and sex education.

Bundled-payment program for hip and knee replacement has not led to 'cherry-picking' of patients

5 hours 30 min ago
A pilot program introducing bundled payments for hip and knee replacement (HKR) in Medicare patients hasn't led hospitals to "cherry-pick" healthier patients at lower risk of complications, reports a study in the February 19, 2020 issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery.

Faster stroke treatment in specialized ambulances reduces patients' disability

5 hours 43 min ago
Treating stroke patients in specialized ambulances speeds treatment and reduces patients' disability, according to late breaking science presented today at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2020.

Study finds higher risk of poisoning at the beginning and after end of methadone treatment

6 hours 12 min ago
A new study, led by RCSI researchers, has found that patients receiving methadone treatment are most at risk of overdosing in the month following the end of methadone treatment and during the first four weeks of treatment.

Harmful levels of metal linked to DNA damage found in the urine of e-cigarette users

6 hours 48 min ago
Researchers at the University of California, Riverside, have completed a cross-sectional human study that compares biomarkers and metal concentrations in the urine of e-cigarette users, nonsmokers, and cigarette smokers.

Study shows main gates for coronavirus importation in Africa

7 hours 2 min ago
Egypt, Algeria and Republic of South Africa are the African countries most at risk for coronavirus COVID-19 importation in the continent, due to high air traffic with the contaminated Chinese provinces.

Researchers decode the science behind good lighting

7 hours 16 min ago
Researchers at UW Medicine have decoded what makes good lighting - lighting capable of stimulating the cone photoreceptor inputs to specific neurons in the eye that regulate circadian rhythms.

Using a simple model to study how serotonin modulates behavior

7 hours 27 min ago
In popular experience the story of how serotonin modulates the brain might seem simple: pop an antidepressant, serotonin levels go up, mood improves. But neuroscientists acknowledge how little they know about how the neurotransmitter affects circuits and behavior in the incredibly complex human brain.

New study expands the knowledge on tumor-suppressor role of HERC proteins

8 hours 5 min ago
The RAF protein could be a therapeutical target to treat the tumor growth in regulated pathways by the p38 protein, according to a new study published in the journal Scientific Reports by a team of experts of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences of the University of Barcelona and the Bellvitge Institute for Biomedical Research.

Finding new clues to combat glioblastoma

8 hours 31 min ago
Glioblastoma is an aggressive, killer disease. While victims of this fast-moving brain tumor comprise only about 15% of all people with brain cancer, its victims rarely survive more than a few years after diagnosis.

Researchers reveal new vulnerability in MYC-driven lymphomas

8 hours 46 min ago
Walter and Eliza Hall Institute researchers have revealed a new vulnerability in lymphomas that are driven by one of the most common cancer-causing changes in cells.

A positive example set by parents promotes fruit and vegetable consumption among children

8 hours 52 min ago
A positive example set by both the mother and the father promotes the consumption of vegetables, fruit and berries among 3-5-year-old children, according to a new study from the University of Eastern Finland.

Low socioeconomic status associated with certain kidney diseases

9 hours 6 min ago
A new study found an inverse association between socioeconomic status and certain kidney diseases. The findings appear in an upcoming issue of CJASN.

Study finds racial, ethnic disparities in stroke prevention among patients undergoing dialysis

9 hours 11 min ago
In a study of patients with kidney failure and atrial fibrillation, racial/ethnic minorities experienced higher rates of stroke compared with non-Hispanic White patients, and they were less likely to fill prescriptions of stroke-preventive medications.