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Are your tampons poisoning you? Study findings 16 metals in widely available tampon brands

Mon, 07/08/2024 - 03:51
The presence of metals in tampons commonly used by menstruating women.

AI model revolutionizes dementia diagnosis with high accuracy across multiple data sources

Mon, 07/08/2024 - 02:03
Researchers developed an AI model using multimodal data to accurately diagnose different types of dementia, enhancing early and personalized treatment.

Innovative hospice transition program boosts timely care for terminal patients

Mon, 07/08/2024 - 01:53
For patients who are in the final stages of both gradual and sudden terminal illnesses, hospice care can provide safe, comfortable, and dignified care at the end of life.

New model could help inform the risks and benefits of fish consumption during pregnancy

Mon, 07/08/2024 - 01:51
A new model developed by researchers could help inform guidelines and improve evidence-based advice on the risks and benefits of fish consumption, especially during pregnancy.

Discovery of TRPC5 gene's role in obesity and postnatal depression offers hope for new treatments

Mon, 07/08/2024 - 01:48
Scientists have identified a gene which, when missing or impaired, can cause obesity, behavioral problems and, in mothers, postnatal depression. The discovery, reported today in Cell, may have wider implications for the treatment of postnatal depression, with a study in mice suggesting that oxytocin may alleviate symptoms.

Excessive pregnancy weight gain linked to prolonged labor, Japanese study reveals

Mon, 07/08/2024 - 01:39
Researchers found that excessive weight gain during pregnancy significantly increases the risk of prolonged labor in Japanese women, emphasizing the importance of monitoring weight gain to prevent complications.

Teenagers using both tobacco and cannabis face higher mental health risks

Mon, 07/08/2024 - 01:31
Researchers found that concurrent use of tobacco and cannabis among U.S. teenagers is linked to higher levels of mental health problems, including anxiety, depression, and aggressive behaviors.

Scientists identify over 5000 high-risk cancer gene variants

Mon, 07/08/2024 - 01:24
Over 5,000 genetic variants that enable certain cancers to thrive have been identified by scientists, along with a potential therapeutic target to treat or even prevent these cancers from developing.

COVID-19 vaccination linked to reduced symptomatic child asthma

Mon, 07/08/2024 - 01:19
Researchers found that higher COVID-19 vaccination rates are linked to reduced asthma symptoms in children, highlighting broader health benefits of vaccination during the pandemic.

Subjective cognitive decline predicts future dementia risk, study finds

Sun, 07/07/2024 - 23:12
A study in JAMA Psychiatry finds that subjective cognitive decline (SCD) significantly predicts the risk of mild cognitive impairment (MCI), Alzheimer's disease (AD), and all-cause dementia in older adults.

Neuromuscular training reduces chemotherapy-induced neuropathy and improves patient outcomes

Sun, 07/07/2024 - 22:52
Researchers found that neuromuscular training significantly reduces the incidence and severity of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy, improving patient quality of life and treatment outcomes.

Machine learning identifies cancer-driving mutations at CTCF binding sites

Sun, 07/07/2024 - 22:46
Researchers developed a machine learning tool, CTCF-INSITE, to identify mutational hotspots at persistent CTCF binding sites across various cancers, highlighting their role in genomic structure disruption and cancer progression.

Cutting-edge tools and practices revolutionize gut microbiome research

Sun, 07/07/2024 - 22:35
Research explores cutting-edge tools and best practices for studying gut microbial community metabolism, aiming to enhance our understanding and manipulation of the human gut microbiome for better health outcomes.

Novel antiviral protein SAMD9L blocks HIV-1 and other lentiviruses

Sun, 07/07/2024 - 22:19
Researchers discovered that interferon-stimulated SAMD9L restricts HIV-1 and other lentiviruses by inhibiting viral translation and endosomal trafficking, while SAMD9 enhances HIV-1 replication.

Targeted vitamin D supplementation may lower depression risk for deficient individuals, study finds

Sun, 07/07/2024 - 21:19
Targeted vitamin D supplementation for those with low levels can reduce the risk of depression, but shows no significant impact on chronic pain or other conditions.

Study suggests shift work increases risk of premature ejaculation in men

Sun, 07/07/2024 - 20:42
A recent study links shift work and shift work sleep disorder (SWSD) to an increased risk of premature ejaculation (PE) in male workers. The findings highlight how sleep disruptions and prolonged shift work impact reproductive health.

Study suggests cryptocurrency owners share unique psychological and political traits

Sun, 07/07/2024 - 20:31
A recent study links cryptocurrency ownership to various political, psychological, and social traits. Findings show strong correlations with conspiratorial thinking, extremist political views, and 'dark' personality traits like narcissism and psychopathy.

England sees shifting mortality trends with obesity: Cardiovascular deaths decline, neurological and respiratory deaths rise

Sun, 07/07/2024 - 20:13
Obesity-related mortality rates in England show complex trends between 2004 and 2019. While overall mortality rates among obese individuals declined, the study highlights shifting causes of death, including an increase in neurological and respiratory deaths.

Breakthrough humanized mouse model offers new insights for immunotherapy development

Fri, 07/05/2024 - 19:03
A breakthrough for biomedical research promises new insight into immunotherapy development and disease modeling.

Smoking identified as key factor in accelerated cognitive decline

Fri, 07/05/2024 - 13:07
Smoking may be among the most important lifestyle factors affecting how quickly our cognitive skills decline as we age, suggests a new study led by UCL researchers.