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Appropriate and acceptable health checks can help improve outcomes in people experiencing homelessness

Thu, 08/11/2022 - 00:23
Appropriate and acceptable health checks for people experiencing homelessness can help reduce long-term physical and mental stresses, a new study shows.

Traditional Chinese medicine reduces severity of radiation-induced gastrointestinal mucositis in rats

Thu, 08/11/2022 - 00:02
For tens of thousands of Australians who receive radiotherapy as part of their cancer treatment, mucositis is a serious side effect that may cause inflammation, ulcers, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting, abdominal pain and bloating.

How ultraprocessed foods affect gut microbiome and health

Wed, 08/10/2022 - 23:02
Researchers describe the association between the consumption of ultraprocessed foods and chronic medical conditions.

Pressure ulcers' number and severity found to be underreported by U.S. nursing homes

Wed, 08/10/2022 - 22:23
Researchers at the University of Chicago have found that the number and severity of pressure ulcers suffered by Medicare residents in U.S. nursing homes is substantially underreported, leading to unreliable data that many consumers use to determine where to receive long- or short-term care.

Prenatal bisphenol A exposure may affect brain volume in children

Wed, 08/10/2022 - 22:03
Scientists report that gestational exposure to low levels of bisphenol A may induce structural alterations in some fetal brain regions.

A low-energy, high FODMAP diet in prediabetes and diabetes?

Wed, 08/10/2022 - 21:54
Researchers summarize the available knowledge on FODMAPs and suggest that they can play a role in the prevention and treatment of diabetes.

Research may lead the way to a simpler treatment for cancer

Wed, 08/10/2022 - 21:50
Sometimes too much of a good thing is not good at all. Inhibiting the function of the PD-1 protein, which blocks immune function, has shown high therapeutic efficacy in cancer immunotherapy.

Older adults with atrial cardiopathy may have higher dementia risk

Wed, 08/10/2022 - 21:14
Older adults with atrial cardiopathy (a major, often undetected cardiac cause of stroke) may be at increased risk of developing dementia, according to new research led by Johns Hopkins Medicine.

Scientists discover new target for treatment of premature aging disorders

Wed, 08/10/2022 - 21:10
A stretch of DNA that hops around the human genome plays a role in premature aging disorders, scientists at the Salk Institute and King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia have discovered.

Specific factors may affect physical and mental quality of life among people with multiple sclerosis

Wed, 08/10/2022 - 21:03
Quality of life is a measure of a person's level of comfort, health and happiness. For people with multiple sclerosis (MS), a new study has found there are specific factors that may affect a person's physical and mental quality of life.

Leisure activities may help lower the risk of dementia

Wed, 08/10/2022 - 20:59
Leisure activities, such as reading a book, doing yoga and spending time with family and friends, may help lower the risk of dementia, according to a new meta-analysis published in the August 10, 2022, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

Blood-based biomarkers can accurately predict a patient's risk of death or disability after TBI

Wed, 08/10/2022 - 20:48
A study funded by the National Institutes of Health found that biomarkers present in the blood on the day of a traumatic brain injury (TBI) can accurately predict a patient's risk of death or severe disability six months later.

Epidural lidocaine injections show promise for treating psoriasis

Wed, 08/10/2022 - 19:02
Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory, debilitating skin disorder. Although there is no cure for psoriasis, several treatment options can inhibit inflammation and relieve signs and symptoms of this disease.

Refined analysis method provides new insights into the dominance transition of Omicron sublineages

Wed, 08/10/2022 - 18:57
Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden present the results of a refined clinical COVID-19 test, which has been used to track the spread of the Omicron variant in real time in the Swedish population.

Study uncovers new prognostic marker for multiple sclerosis severity

Wed, 08/10/2022 - 18:47
It is essential to assess the severity of multiple sclerosis (MS) in order to choose appropriate therapeutic measures, but this cannot be reliably done using existing methods.

Research identifies unique vulnerabilities in ALT cancers that can serve as novel therapeutic targets

Wed, 08/10/2022 - 18:25
In a study recently published in Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, a team of researchers led by C. Patrick Reynolds, M.D., Ph.D., director for the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine Cancer Center, sought to expand upon his lab's previous research that showed ALT tumors identified by a biomarker known as C-circles share a common biology that confers vulnerabilities to be exploited for cancer therapy.

Scientists explore ecological firewalls for the containment of synthetic microbes

Wed, 08/10/2022 - 17:53
In a new study, researchers described ecological firewalls (EFWs) to contain synthetic microbes.

Researchers describe case report of male monkeypox patient

Wed, 08/10/2022 - 17:20
In a new case study, researchers described the case of a male patient with monkeypox.

Abnormal size or functioning in the heart's left atrium may increase dementia risk

Wed, 08/10/2022 - 12:49
Structural or functional abnormalities within the heart's left atrium, with or without symptoms, may increase a person's risk of developing dementia later in life by 35%, according to new research published today in the Journal of the American Heart Association, an open access, peer-reviewed journal of the American Heart Association.

Formulary restrictions may increase the risk of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation

Wed, 08/10/2022 - 12:42
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a major risk factor for stroke, and for decades the anticoagulant warfarin was the standard treatment for lowering that hazard. However, numerous drug and food interactions make warfarin burdensome for patients.