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Female, rural physicians retiring earlier than previously thought in British Columbia

1 hour 54 min ago
Physicians in British Columbia are retiring earlier than previously thought and many are reducing their working hours in the years leading up to retirement, found new research published in CMAJ.

Study finds percutaneous coronary intervention as recommendable treatment for left main coronary artery disease

1 hour 58 min ago
The treatment of left main coronary artery disease by percutaneous coronary intervention is associated with a smaller risk of severe cardiovascular events than coronary artery bypass grafting in the weeks following surgery.

Mayo Clinic researchers find emojis to be helpful in assessing patients' quality of life

3 hours 1 min ago
In findings presented to the American Society of Hematology, Mayo Clinic researchers found that using emojis instead of traditional emotional scales were helpful in assessing patients' physical, emotional and overall quality of life.

St. Jude gene therapy offers hope for infants with 'bubble boy' disease

3 hours 24 min ago
Early evidence suggests that gene therapy developed at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital will lead to broad protection for infants with the devastating immune disorder X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency disorder.

Air pollution exposure before or after conception linked to increased risk of birth defects in children

3 hours 37 min ago
Women exposed to air pollution just prior to conception or during the first month of pregnancy face an increased risk of their children being born with birth defects, such as cleft lip or palate or abnormal hearts.

Children born to women with rheumatoid arthritis have increased risk for chronic diseases

3 hours 50 min ago
New research reveals that children born to women with rheumatoid arthritis face an increased susceptibility for certain chronic diseases. The findings, which appear in Arthritis Care & Research, should be used to increase awareness among pediatricians and general practitioners.

Soy foods, cruciferous vegetables may reduce breast cancer treatment’s side effects

4 hours 2 min ago
Consuming soy foods (such as soy milk, tofu and edamame) and cruciferous vegetables (such as cabbages, kale, collard greens, bok choy, Brussels sprouts, and broccoli) may be associated with a reduction in common side effects of breast cancer treatment in breast cancer survivors, say a team of scientists led by Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Research shows that e-cigarettes serve as gateway to traditional smoking

5 hours 6 min ago
Young adults who use electronic cigarettes are more than four times as likely to begin smoking tobacco cigarettes within 18 months as their peers who do not vape, according to new University of Pittsburgh research.

New genetic model identified for predicting outcomes in patients primary myelofibrosis

6 hours 23 min ago
A group of investigators from Mayo Clinic and multiple academic research centers in Italy have identified a genetic model for predicting outcomes in patients with primary myelofibrosis who are 70 years or younger and candidates for stem cell transplant to treat their disease.

New methodology developed to capture human rights dimensions in public health work

6 hours 50 min ago
When measuring the success of public health work -- from immunizations to family planning services -- experts rely on sets of standardized indicators. But these indicators often neglect the voices and human rights of people who use the services, according to USC researchers.

Canola oil linked to worsening of Alzheimer’s

7 hours 4 min ago
Canola oil has been marketed as a healthy cooking oil choice because of the low levels of saturated fats that is seen in it. Now a new study has revealed that consumption of canola oil could be linked to worsening of memory functions and learning ability in patients with Alzheimer’s disease.

Bi-annual MRI beats mammograms in detecting breast cancer among women with genetic risk

7 hours 8 min ago
Intensive surveillance including a dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI) exam every six months was far more effective in detecting breast cancer in younger women with a high-risk genetic profile than an annual mammogram, according to a research team based at the University of Chicago Medicine and the University of Washington, Seattle.

Two immunotherapy approaches for multiple myeloma show hope

7 hours 11 min ago
Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania's Abramson Cancer Center have developed two experimental immunotherapy methods that include one chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell therapy for the treatment of multiple myeloma patients who were not responding to other treatments.

Study highlights potential for reducing greenhouse gas emissions in health care settings

8 hours 11 min ago
The first analysis of the carbon footprint of surgical suites at three hospitals in the UK, Canada and the USA highlights that the choice of anesthetic gases used in surgery can be a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions from operating theaters.

Cancer risk with birth control pills emerges again in latest study

12 hours 16 min ago
A large published study that was reported in the journal New England Journal of Medicine, showed that there is a small but significant risk of breast cancer associated with regular use of hormonal birth control pills.

Discrimination experiences affect health of both people in relationship

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 10:24
Discrimination not only harms the health and well-being of the victim, but the victim's romantic partner as well, indicates new research led by a Michigan State University scholar.

Mount Sinai study uses adaptive optics to examine retinal eye damage from solar eclipse

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 10:18
In a first-of-its-kind study, Mount Sinai researchers are using adaptive optics (AO) to analyze retinal eye damage from the August solar eclipse on a cellular level. The research could help doctors develop a deeper understanding of this rare condition, called solar retinopathy, which has no currently accepted treatment.

Many discarded donor kidneys could be used for transplantation

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 10:12
When researchers examined information on pairs of kidneys from the same donor in which 1 kidney was used but the other was discarded, the kidneys that were used tended to perform well even though they were similar in quality to their partner kidneys that were not used.

Anti-impotence drug found to be ineffective at improving outcomes for IUGR pregnancies

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 10:07
A University of Liverpool led international clinical trial has found an anti-impotence drug to be ineffective at improving outcomes for pregnancies complicated by fetal growth restriction.

Salk scientists unravel mystery about how the spinal cord deals with different information

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 10:03
We think of our brain as masterminding all of our actions, but a surprising amount of information related to movement gets processed by our spinal cord.