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AI transforms colonoscopy: Boosting detection rates, slashing miss rates in cancer screening

Sun, 12/03/2023 - 23:22
Researchers in China have demonstrated through a systematic review and meta-analysis that AI-based methods significantly enhance adenoma detection rates and reduce miss rates during colonoscopies, potentially improving colorectal cancer screening and reducing mortality.

Revolutionary 'anthrobots' from human cells: A leap in healing and drug delivery

Sun, 12/03/2023 - 22:45
In a groundbreaking study, scientists have developed "anthrobots" from adult human lung cells, capable of autonomous movement and initiating wound healing in human neurons.

Gut microbe Lactobacillus found to bolster stress resilience, new study reveals

Sun, 12/03/2023 - 21:12
Study demonstrates that the gut microbe Lactobacillus helps maintain normal levels of the cytokine interferon-gamma (IFNγ), providing protection against stress-induced disruptions in a mouse model. The findings suggest Lactobacillus's crucial role in building resilience to environmental stressors, highlighting its potential in treating mood disorders.

Scientists unlock secrets of preeclampsia

Fri, 12/01/2023 - 15:03
Preeclampsia is a mysterious condition that occurs in about one of 10 pregnancies without any early warning signs.

Lung-MAP: A beacon of hope for lung cancer patients

Fri, 12/01/2023 - 14:55
The unique public-private partnership that for almost a decade has undergirded the first National Cancer Institute (NCI)-sponsored precision medicine clinical trial in lung cancer can serve as a model for future clinical research that is more rapid, innovative, and inclusive.

18-month meditation program improves psychological wellbeing in seniors

Fri, 12/01/2023 - 14:48
Following an 18-month meditation programme can improve the wellbeing of older adults, finds a new randomised controlled trial by an international team co-led by UCL.

Researchers explore the optimal timing, dosage of B-12 supplements during pregnancy and lactation

Fri, 12/01/2023 - 14:33
Babies and children need vitamins, including vitamin B-12, to help their brains and bodies develop and grow.

Adverse childhood experiences may increase the odds of muscle dysmorphia in young people

Fri, 12/01/2023 - 14:25
A new study published in Clinical Social Work Journal found that adolescents and young adults who experienced adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) before the age of 18 were significantly more likely to experience symptoms of muscle dysmorphia.

Brain peptide identified as key player in heavy alcohol drinking

Fri, 12/01/2023 - 14:12
Alcohol is the most common addictive substance in the world. Every year in the U.S. excessive alcohol use costs $249 billion and causes approximately 88,000 deaths, as well as various chronic diseases and social issues.

Study finds racial disparity in the utilization of crucial prostate cancer therapy

Fri, 12/01/2023 - 13:51
A new study led by investigators at the UCLA Health Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center found Black men diagnosed with more advanced stages of prostate cancer are significantly less likely to be prescribed novel hormone therapy than other racial and ethnic groups – including white or Latino men – despite the therapy being proven to effectively control the growth of prostate tumors and extend the lives of men with the disease.

Combining AI, ctDNA, and histopathology for improved treatment stratification in colorectal cancer

Fri, 12/01/2023 - 13:18
Combining artificial intelligence-generated digital pathology tools, conventional histopathological assessment and circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) analysis can improve treatment stratification of patients with colorectal cancer after surgery.

Novel screening tool and emotional recovery program may provide mental health support for trauma patients

Fri, 12/01/2023 - 13:10
A novel screening tool helps to identify hospitalized trauma patients at high risk for later mental health problems, and an emotional recovery program for trauma patients is feasible, according to two studies published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons (JACS).

Study reveals how different ways to experience empathy affect our willingness to help others

Fri, 12/01/2023 - 13:04
In a world grappling with deep-seated division and social upheaval, empathy has become more critical than ever.

Poverty and poor housing linked to increased risk of mobility issues after COVID-19

Fri, 12/01/2023 - 12:57
New research from the Texas A&M University School of Public Health suggests that those who live with ongoing poverty and poor housing conditions are more likely to develop new mobility issues following a COVID-19 infection.

Study provides insights into long-term consequences of neonatal listeriosis

Fri, 12/01/2023 - 12:50
Maternal-fetal listeriosis is a severe disease that can lead to miscarriage, premature birth or serious neonatal infection.

Fitness video games may misrepresent exercise intensity for people with diabetes

Fri, 12/01/2023 - 12:44
The authors of a new study are warning people with type-1 diabetes to use fitness video games with caution.

Flexible parental leave policies key for immigrant integration: Study

Fri, 12/01/2023 - 12:36
Mothers who took parental leave part-time or for shorter periods were more likely to engage in income-generating activities or pursue education.

A child-centric approach is the blueprint for building thriving communities, study shows

Fri, 12/01/2023 - 12:22
Communities can prosper by providing attentive education and social services to their youngest residents -; but the challenge is for leaders to work together.

Unraveling the link between fatty acid metabolism and microcirculatory impairments in diabetes

Fri, 12/01/2023 - 12:06
Announcing a new article publication for Cardiovascular Innovations and Applications journal. Diabetes mellitus is a chronic metabolic disorder characterized by elevated blood glucose levels resulting from impaired insulin secretion or insulin resistance.

New insights on optimizing housing for individuals with spinal cord injury

Fri, 12/01/2023 - 11:59
Housing that fails to meet the needs of people with disabilities may have far-reaching consequences. Living situations that impede independence and community integration, for example, can adversely affect health and wellbeing over the long term.