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Researchers develop low-cost plastic sensors to monitor wide range of health conditions

Sat, 06/23/2018 - 06:42
An international team of researchers have developed a low-cost sensor made from semiconducting plastic that can be used to diagnose or monitor a wide range of health conditions, such as surgical complications or neurodegenerative diseases.

Dynamic model helps make predictions about gut microbiome

Sat, 06/23/2018 - 06:17
The human gut is teeming with microbes, each interacting with one another in a mind-boggling network of positive and negative exchanges. Some produce substances that serve as food for other microbes, while others produce toxins -; antibiotics -; that kill their neighbors.

Research consortium wins £2.9 million to help tackle antibacterial resistance in Thailand

Sat, 06/23/2018 - 06:04
Antimicrobial resistance and specifically antibacterial resistance is a growing threat to human health and economic development across the globe. In Thailand, ABR was estimated to cause 38,000 deaths. The predicted economic loss on the country was 1.2 billion USD in 2010

Schizophrenia patients account for over 1 in 10 suicide deaths, study shows

Sat, 06/23/2018 - 05:57
A new CAMH and Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences study shows that people with schizophrenia account for more than 1 in 10 cases of suicide in Ontario and that young people are disproportionately affected.

Overdose risk increases five-fold with concurrent opioid and benzodiazepine use

Sat, 06/23/2018 - 05:44
In the first 90 days of concurrent opioid and benzodiazepine use, the risk of opioid-related overdose increases five-fold compared to opioid-only use among Medicare recipients, according to a new study from the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy, published today in JAMA Network Open

Study highlights inadequate effort of health care insurers to combat opioid epidemic

Sat, 06/23/2018 - 05:38
Health care insurers including Medicare, Medicaid and major private insurers have not done enough to combat the opioid epidemic, suggests a study led by researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

DNA patterns in circulating blood cells can help identify spastic cerebral palsy

Sat, 06/23/2018 - 05:27
A Delaware team including Erin Crowgey, PhD, associate director of Bioinformatics with Nemours Biomedical Research, has published a study in the peer-reviewed journal BMC Bioinformatics, showing that DNA patterns in circulating blood cells can be used to help identify spastic cerebral palsy (CP) patients.

Pioneering exercise program improves physical, mental health of elderly people living in care homes

Sat, 06/23/2018 - 05:23
If the number of people over 65 currently accounts for 22% of the total population in the Basque Autonomous Community (region), predictions indicate that this percentage will rise to 30% by 2030.

LSTM led consortium receives grant to investigate how human behavior impacts AMR

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 19:25
An LSTM led consortium called DRUM has been awarded £3 million to investigate the way in which human behaviour drives the emergence and spread of antimicrobial resistance

Study suggests proteinuria lowering as important target in managing pediatric CKD

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 19:19
In a study of children with chronic kidney disease, blood pressure medications reduced protein excretion in the urine, which was linked with a lower risk of disease progression.

Study: Broken shuttle protein may hinder learning in patients with brain disorders

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 19:16
Unable to carry signals based on sights and sounds to the genes that record memories, a broken shuttle protein may hinder learning in patients with intellectual disability, schizophrenia, and autism.

Researchers discover drug compound that inhibits movement of cancer cells

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 19:15
Fighting cancer means killing cancer cells. However, oncologists know that it's also important to halt the movement of cancer cells before they spread throughout the body.

Administering nitric oxide gas after heart surgery may decrease risk of kidney problems

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 19:13
Administration of nitric oxide gas during and for 24 hours following heart surgery decreased the risk of patients developing acute and chronic kidney problems, a randomized, controlled trial conducted in China found.

Normalization of 'plus-size' body shapes may prevent recognition of health risks of obesity

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 19:06
New research warns that the normalization of 'plus-size' body shapes may be leading to an increasing number of people underestimating their weight - undermining efforts to tackle England's ever-growing obesity problem.

New review outlines current state of sex-sensitive issues linked to heart failure drugs

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 18:53
Heart failure is almost as common in women as men, but its characteristics vary by sex.

Unusual cell-to-cell communication in glioblastoma promotes aggressiveness and therapy resistance

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 18:27
A surprising form of cell-to-cell communication in glioblastoma promotes global changes in recipient cells, including aggressiveness, motility, and resistance to radiation or chemotherapy.

Study sheds light on new function of neural plasticity and confirms presence of neural reservoirs

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 18:22
A recent study has shed light on a new function of neural plasticity and confirms the presence of a 'reservoir' of neurons which are added to the networks during adult life and not during the developmental stage, as is normally the case.

Four cups of coffee a day shown to protect heart muscle

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 18:01
A new study has shown that drinking four cups of coffee a day can protect against heart muscle damage, through the effect of caffeine on a protein called p27.

Scientists develop unique program to predict a form of Parkinson's disease

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 17:08
Russian scientists develop a "predictor" of Parkinson's disease forms

Inaccurate measurement of sodium intake may account for paradoxical results, study suggests

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 16:51
Eating foods high in salt is known to contribute to high blood pressure, but does that linear relationship extend to increased risk of cardiovascular disease and death?