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Emergency departments prove fertile ground for smoking cessation success

Thu, 03/28/2024 - 19:11
The Cessation of Smoking Trial in the Emergency Department (COSTED) study demonstrates that a brief intervention including e-cigarette starter kits can significantly help smokers in emergency departments quit, offering a new avenue to tackle smoking rates and associated health inequalities.

Traditional overnight pulse oximeter readings may be insufficient to predict TC-MRBs, finds study

Thu, 03/28/2024 - 09:56
The predictive power of numerous sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) parameters.

How do acetylsalicylic acid and warfarin interact with various nutrients?

Thu, 03/28/2024 - 09:04
45 drug-nutrient interactions (DNIs) that modify micro-nutritional status, particularly focusing on how acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) and warfarin may affect patients through various mechanisms.

Assistance dogs may detect PTSD flashbacks via breath

Thu, 03/28/2024 - 08:11
Dogs' sensitive noses can detect the early warning signs of many potentially dangerous medical situations, like an impending seizure or sudden hypoglycemia.

AI tool predicts lethal heart rhythm with 80% accuracy

Thu, 03/28/2024 - 07:57
In a Leicester study that looked at whether artificial intelligence (AI) can be used to predict whether a person was at risk of a lethal heart rhythm, an AI tool correctly identified the condition 80 per cent of the time.

Research from NY highlights pollution as a key factor in rising cancer rates among youth

Thu, 03/28/2024 - 06:31
Cancer incidence trends among adults in the New York State (NYS) and associations with common population-level exposures.

Researchers identify increased brain tumor risk with specific contraceptive use

Thu, 03/28/2024 - 06:02
The intracranial meningioma risk associated with progestogen use.

Delirium linked to tripled dementia risk in older adults, Australian study finds

Thu, 03/28/2024 - 05:22
The relationship between delirium and new-onset dementia among older adults with no dementia diagnosis.

Food allergies' broad impact on quality of life demands greater awareness

Thu, 03/28/2024 - 01:20
Review article in Frontiers in Nutrition examines the multifaceted impacts of food allergies on individuals' economic, psychological, and social quality of life, highlighting the need for increased awareness and support for affected people.

ChatGPT shines in medical summary task, struggles with field-specific relevance

Thu, 03/28/2024 - 01:04
Study assesses ChatGPT's capability to summarize medical abstracts, revealing high efficiency in producing concise, accurate summaries but highlighting challenges in accurately assessing article relevance to specific medical fields.

Long-term use of certain progestogen drugs may raise risk of intracranial meningioma

Wed, 03/27/2024 - 23:56
Prolonged use of certain progestogen hormone drugs is associated with an increased risk of developing a type of brain tumor known as an intracranial meningioma, finds a study from France published by The BMJ today.

Older people with delirium three times more likely to develop dementia

Wed, 03/27/2024 - 23:53
University of Queensland researchers have found older patients who experience delirium are three times more likely to develop dementia.

Google Street View predicts heart disease risk based on neighborhood features

Wed, 03/27/2024 - 23:51
Researchers have used Google Street View to study hundreds of elements of the built environment, including buildings, green spaces, pavements and roads, and how these elements relate to each other and influence coronary artery disease in people living in these neighborhoods.

Unhoused people face elevated dementia rates compared to general population

Wed, 03/27/2024 - 23:20
Dementia in unhoused people was 1.9 times greater than the general population, with a higher prevalence for age groups younger than 85 years, according to new research from Lawson Health Research Institute and ICES.

Delirium increases dementia risk and mortality in older patients

Wed, 03/27/2024 - 23:07
Delirium is a strong risk factor for dementia and death among older people, finds the largest study of its kind published by The BMJ today.

Newly discovered molecule may be a potential therapeutic target for triple-negative breast cancer

Wed, 03/27/2024 - 23:02
A team of researchers from Hiroshima University has discovered a molecule that promotes the production of cancer cells. This molecule may prove to be a potential therapeutic target in the treatment of triple-negative breast cancer, an aggressive form of breast cancer.

Managing the rise in STIs among older adults

Wed, 03/27/2024 - 22:50
A new research review presented at a pre-congress day for this year's European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID 2024, Barcelona, 27-30 April) will look at how to manage the rise in sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in older people, such as gonorrhea, syphilis, and genital warts.

Sensory neurons play pivotal role in orchestrating tissue repair and regeneration

Wed, 03/27/2024 - 22:30
Researchers from Monash University and Osaka University have unveiled a groundbreaking discovery regarding the pivotal role of sensory neurons in orchestrating tissue repair and regeneration, offering significant promise for patients with poorly healing tissues and diabetes.

Navigating school attendance: Parents weigh physical and mental health in decisions

Wed, 03/27/2024 - 22:29
Study explores how parents decide whether their children should attend school or stay home due to sickness, revealing a cautious approach when in doubt, and highlights the significant consideration of mental health alongside physical well-being.

Family dog interaction boosts physical activity in children with developmental disabilities

Wed, 03/27/2024 - 22:25
By engaging regularly with their family dog and teaching it a series of tricks and commands, children with developmental disabilities experienced a significant increase in their daily physical activity, a new study from Oregon State University researchers found.