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New omega-3 therapy shows promise in treating newborn brain injuries

Tue, 06/11/2024 - 04:23
A novel therapeutic approach for neonatal hypoxic-ischemic (HI) brain injury.

Wildfire smoke linked to over 52,000 premature deaths in California, study reveals

Tue, 06/11/2024 - 00:10
Research shows wildfire PM2.5 exposure caused over 52,000 premature deaths in California from 2008 to 2018, with significant economic impacts.

Skin cancer awareness urged for sun-exposed elite swimmers

Mon, 06/10/2024 - 23:57
Only a small proportion of elite swimmers regularly checked their skin for signs of cancer despite being at increased risk, according to University of Queensland research.

Patient perspectives highlight urgent need for research on smell and taste disorders

Mon, 06/10/2024 - 23:53
Researchers and patient advocates from the Monell Chemical Senses Center, Smell and Taste Association of North America (STANA), and Thomas Jefferson University came together during the COVID-19 pandemic to incorporate patient voices in efforts to prioritize research areas focused on improving care for people with smell and taste disorders.

Study unlocks the secrets of mammalian longevity through DNA methylation analysis

Mon, 06/10/2024 - 23:47
Researchers developed DNA methylation-based models predicting maximum lifespan, gestation, and sexual maturity across 348 mammalian species, revealing key epigenetic markers of longevity.

Head injuries in stunt performers: Unveiling the silent crisis

Mon, 06/10/2024 - 23:22
In the heart-pounding action scenes of your favorite blockbuster, it's not always the A-list actor taking the risks but the unsung heroes-;stunt performers-;who bring those breathtaking moments to life.

Study identifies functional sex differences in specialized pain-producing nerve cells

Mon, 06/10/2024 - 23:19
Research suggests that males and females differ in their experience of pain, but up until now, no one knew why.

Substituting registered nurses with lower-wage staff in hospital care linked to poor outcomes

Mon, 06/10/2024 - 23:13
A new study published in Medical Care today showed that substituting registered nurses (RN) with lower-wage staff (e.g. licensed practical nurses, unlicensed assistive personnel) in hospital care is linked with more deaths, readmissions, longer hospital stays, poorer patient satisfaction, and higher costs of care.

Children exposed to tree and weed pollen at increased risk of respiratory health problems

Mon, 06/10/2024 - 23:03
A study published in the European Respiratory Journal has found children who are exposed to tree and weed pollen in urban environments are at increased risk of respiratory health problems, including asthma.

Ashwagandha boosts memory and mood in clinical trial

Mon, 06/10/2024 - 23:01
A clinical trial found that acute and 30-day Ashwagandha supplementation improves cognitive function and mood markers, showing significant benefits in memory, attention, and well-being without adverse effects.

Study reveals a key step to help the heart regenerate after myocardial infarction

Mon, 06/10/2024 - 22:50
A new study by investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), a founding member of the Mass General Brigham (MGB) healthcare system, reveals an important step to help the human heart regenerate after myocardial infarction (MI).

Western diet linked to higher wheezing rates in children

Mon, 06/10/2024 - 22:43
A recent study in Scientific Reports found a significant link between Western-style diets and increased wheezing in children, particularly among boys, but no connection to current asthma or medication use.

Can lifestyles changes reduce Alzheimer’s risk?

Mon, 06/10/2024 - 20:50
Intensive lifestyle changes significantly improve cognition and function in patients with mild cognitive impairment or early dementia due to Alzheimer’s disease over a 20-week period, showing promising results for non-pharmacological interventions.

Precision-guided treatment boosts outcomes in children with high-risk cancers

Mon, 06/10/2024 - 20:12
Study reveals that precision-guided treatment (PGT) improves outcomes in high-risk pediatric cancer patients, but clinical adoption remains low due to physician uncertainty and lack of long-term survival data.

Host RNA incorporation linked to chronic hepatitis E infection

Mon, 06/10/2024 - 07:14
If the virus incorporates host genetic segments into its genome, the infection may become chronic.

Abnormal aortic blood in the aorta flow linked to vessel wall inflammation and breakdown

Mon, 06/10/2024 - 07:01
Abnormal blood flow in the aorta is linked to inflammation and breakdown of the vessel wall in conditions where the aorta is dilated.

Early social anxiety in adolescents linked to later suicidal thoughts and depression

Mon, 06/10/2024 - 06:32
Adolescents who experience higher levels of social anxiety symptoms are more likely to report increased suicidal thoughts and other depressive symptoms two years later, according to new research.

New brain connectivity model predicts dementia years before diagnosis

Mon, 06/10/2024 - 06:27
Whether the default-mode network (DMN) effective connectivity can predict future dementia diagnosis at the individual level.

Evening exercise most effective in reducing blood sugar levels for overweight and obese adults

Mon, 06/10/2024 - 06:16
New research reveals that moderate to vigorous physical activity in the evening for sedentary adults with overweight and obesity is most beneficial in lowering daily blood sugar levels, according to a study published in Obesity, The Obesity Society's (TOS) flagship journal.

Lung cancer screening yields early diagnoses and increased cure rates in veterans

Mon, 06/10/2024 - 06:12
Among US veterans diagnosed with lung cancer through the Veterans Health Administration healthcare system, those who underwent screening before diagnosis were more likely to be diagnosed with earlier stage disease and had a higher cure rate than those who had not been screened.