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Pilot interview study reports a wide variation in long COVID symptom types and severity and awareness about the disease

Rss Feed - Tue, 01/31/2023 - 07:57
Researchers reported the findings from a pilot interview study that was conducted to gain insights into the new and persistent symptoms experienced by long coronavirus disease (COVID) patients and to obtain data for the study design and participant recruitment for the Real-time Assessment of Community Transmission-Long COVID (REACT-LC) study.

The impact of common viral infections on blood-brain barrier function and insulin sensitivity

Rss Feed - Tue, 01/31/2023 - 06:47
A new study discusses the impact of several human viruses on blood-brain barrier function and insulin sensitivity.

Data-driven algorithm predicts deep brain stimulation parameters for Parkinson’s treatment

Rss Feed - Tue, 01/31/2023 - 06:36
Researchers assesses the effects of stimulation parameters suggested by a recently published data-driven algorithm (StimFit) based on neuroimaging data.

Impaired glucose tolerance and cardiovascular risk factors associated with fertility problems

Rss Feed - Tue, 01/31/2023 - 06:26
The present study provided strong evidence that supported the hypothesis that hyperinsulinemia and glucose intolerance cause infertility in women.

Study assesses the sensitivity, specificity of rapid antigen tests and PCR tests for Omicron variant of COVID-19

Rss Feed - Mon, 01/30/2023 - 21:46
Testing plays a crucial role in humanity's strategy to mitigate the effects of widespread COVID-19 infection. However, given multiple options for testing and the emergence of the highly contagious Omicron variant, how do we choose which test to use?

Study: COVID-19 is a significant cause of death in children and young people in the U.S.

Rss Feed - Mon, 01/30/2023 - 21:37
COVID-19 was the underlying cause of death for more than 940,000 people in the US, including over 1,300 deaths among children and young people aged 0–19 years.

Study opens new avenue to make ECGi a routine clinical application tool for detecting cardiac arrhythmia

Rss Feed - Mon, 01/30/2023 - 20:10
For almost a hundred years, the primary way to diagnose a patient with cardiac arrhythmia has been using a standard electrocardiogram (ECG).

Study finds link between tumor microbiome and immune system in sarcoma patients

Rss Feed - Mon, 01/30/2023 - 20:06
In a significant new study, UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers have uncovered a link between a patient's microbiome and their immune system that can potentially be used to improve the treatment of soft tissue sarcoma.

New discovery about microglia heralds myriad possibilities for treating neurodegenerative diseases

Rss Feed - Mon, 01/30/2023 - 18:56
Combating Alzheimer's and other neurodegenerative diseases by inserting healthy new immune cells into the brain has taken a leap toward reality.

Researchers discover mechanism underlying the development and intensification of cancer treatment-related pain

Rss Feed - Mon, 01/30/2023 - 18:49
A combination of chemotherapy and drugs that stimulate the immune system to combat cancer is increasingly used to control progression of the disease in patients.

UT Southwestern physician-scientist wins NIH award to support heart regeneration research

Rss Feed - Mon, 01/30/2023 - 18:41
UT Southwestern physician-scientist Hesham Sadek, M.D., Ph.D., has received the prestigious National Institutes of Health Outstanding Investigator Award to support his ongoing research into mechanisms behind heart regeneration that could lead to treatments for heart failure.

Liver cancer treatment can place significant financial burden on patients, analysis shows

Rss Feed - Mon, 01/30/2023 - 18:33
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the most common type of liver cancer, can place a significant financial burden on patients, according to an analysis led by a researcher at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

Scientists explore potential new ways to prevent and treat optic nerve hypoplasia

Rss Feed - Mon, 01/30/2023 - 17:50
As the number of children born with a vision-impairing condition known as optic nerve hypoplasia (ONH) increases, scientists with the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC are investigating potential ways to prevent and treat the disease.

Incidence of sports-related sudden cardiac arrest is rare among older adults

Rss Feed - Mon, 01/30/2023 - 13:38
The annual incidence of sports-related sudden cardiac arrest in older adults is rare: 2 to 3 cases per 100,000 people.

Young adults with depression and poor mental health more likely to develop cardiovascular disease

Rss Feed - Mon, 01/30/2023 - 13:08
Young adults who feel down or depressed are more likely to develop cardiovascular disease (CVD) and have poor heart health, according to a new study led by Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers who analyzed data from more than a half million people between the ages of 18 and 49.

New research changes the paradigm of how people think about graft-versus-host disease

Rss Feed - Mon, 01/30/2023 - 13:01
New research challenges the prevailing hypothesis for how donor stem cell grafts cause graft-versus-host disease, or GVHD, and offers an alternative model that could guide development of novel therapies.

Study aims to better understand the effect of spinal cord stimulation on chronic pain and sleep

Rss Feed - Mon, 01/30/2023 - 11:37
Often debilitating, chronic pain is one of the most common reasons individuals seek medical help. About 65 million adults in the United States are affected by chronic pain.

Poll: 13% of Americans aged 50 to 80 show signs of food addiction

Rss Feed - Mon, 01/30/2023 - 11:21
Whether you call them comfort foods, highly processed foods, junk foods, empty calories or just some of Americans' favorite foods and drinks, a sizable percentage of older Americans have an unhealthy relationship with them, according to a new poll.

Study shows how arthritis affects people's working lives

Rss Feed - Mon, 01/30/2023 - 10:22
The typical person living with arthritis in the UK is 20% less likely to be in work than their equivalent without the condition, new research shows.

How have home testing kits affected official reporting of COVID-19 cases in the US?

Rss Feed - Mon, 01/30/2023 - 09:50
Researchers gathered patient’s patients’ self-reported data about the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic from across the United States of America (USA).