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Combining MRI and blood tests to avoid unnecessary prostate biopsies

Fri, 03/29/2024 - 11:26
MRI of the prostate, combined with a blood test, can help determine if a prostate lesion is clinically significant cancer, new research suggests.

Uncovering gender-specific genetic alterations in cancer

Fri, 03/29/2024 - 11:04
Recent research spearheaded by Chunmei Cui at the State Key Laboratory of Vascular Homeostasis and Remodeling, Peking University, China, casts a new light on the nuanced interplay between gender and cancer, uncovering significant sex-specific disparities in copy number alterations (CNA) across various cancer types.

Research highlights low health literacy among one-third of people with moderate to severe TBI

Fri, 03/29/2024 - 10:23
Low health literacy is a problem for a substantial proportion of people with moderate to severe traumatic brain injury (TBI), according to research published in The Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation (JHTR).

Second-generation melanoma vaccine prolongs survival of patients with skin cancer

Fri, 03/29/2024 - 10:15
A second-generation melanoma vaccine being developed at UVA Cancer Center improves long-term survival for melanoma patients compared with the first-generation vaccine, new research shows.

Research highlights health risks posed by 2,6-DHNPs in drinking water

Fri, 03/29/2024 - 09:42
2,6-DHNPs, a group of disinfection byproducts (DBPs), are raising alarm bells for public health. These bad actors in the water world are tougher and more toxic than many other pollutants, making it hard for typical water cleaning methods to get rid of them.

Study reveals strong bidirectional relationship between perinatal depression and premenstrual disorders

Fri, 03/29/2024 - 09:34
Women affected by premenstrual disorders have a higher risk of perinatal depression compared with those who do not, according to research published March 28th in the open access journal PLOS Medicine.

Research reveals genetic factors in cerebral palsy development

Fri, 03/29/2024 - 09:12
A Canadian-led study has identified genes which may be partially responsible for the development of cerebral palsy.

Study examines meat consumption's impact on mortality risk in the frail

Fri, 03/29/2024 - 08:08
How meat consumption influences the risk of death in frail populations.

Having a ruff day? Study says spending time with dogs can help

Fri, 03/29/2024 - 07:26
How interacting with dogs affects the emotions and psychophysiology of humans using an electroencephalogram.

Study reveals obesity's link to increased risk of multiple sclerosis and ischemic stroke

Fri, 03/29/2024 - 06:58
The genetic relationship between body mass index (BMI) and multiple neurological diseases.

Women's skin study shows distinct chemical changes in response to psychological stress

Fri, 03/29/2024 - 06:25
The volatile organic compounds (VOCs) generated by the skin in response to psychological stress.

Sit less, live healthier: Trial shows blood pressure drops with less sitting

Fri, 03/29/2024 - 05:13
Whether reducing sitting time could effectively improve blood pressure (BP) among older adults.

Study suggests revising pregnancy weight gain guidelines for obese women

Thu, 03/28/2024 - 23:53
The guidelines for weight gain during pregnancy in obese women have long been questioned. New research from Karolinska Institutet supports the idea of lowering or removing the current recommendation of a weight gain of at least 5 kg.

Childhood obesity linked to over double the risk of developing multiple sclerosis

Thu, 03/28/2024 - 23:49
New research to be presented at this year's European Congress on Obesity in Venice, Italy (12-15 May) shows that having obesity in childhood is associated with a more than doubling of the risk of later developing multiple sclerosis.

Sweeteners do not increase hunger and help lower blood sugar, study finds

Thu, 03/28/2024 - 23:47
Replacing sugar with artificial and natural sweeteners in foods does not make people hungrier – and also helps to reduce blood sugar levels, a significant new study has found.

Higher COVID-19 hospitalization and mortality rates in MS patients despite vaccination

Thu, 03/28/2024 - 23:45
New real-world research being presented at this year's European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID 2024) in Barcelona, Spain (27-30 April) reveals that people living with multiple sclerosis (MS) face a much higher risk of being hospitalised and dying from COVID-19 than the general population.

Bridging the gap in stroke care with virtual rehabilitation

Thu, 03/28/2024 - 23:35
A stroke often impacts a person's ability to move their lower body from the hips down to the feet.

Statins linked to slight diabetes risk but benefits outweigh the concerns

Thu, 03/28/2024 - 23:29
Statin use is associated with a moderate, dose-dependent increase in the risk of new-onset diabetes, particularly in individuals close to the diabetes threshold, yet the cardiovascular benefits of statin therapy remain substantial.

Enhancing patient empowerment in plastic surgery through social media

Thu, 03/28/2024 - 23:19
For patients considering or undergoing plastic and reconstructive surgery (PRS) procedures, using social media to gather information and answer questions can enhance patient empowerment – potentially leading to increased autonomy and better decision-making, reports a study in the April issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Personalizing exercise to fight obesity: Study finds genetics influence effectiveness

Thu, 03/28/2024 - 23:01
A recent study in JAMA Network Open reveals that genetic risk influences how physical activity interventions counter obesity, suggesting a personalized approach to exercise based on one's genetic makeup might be more effective in managing obesity.

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