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  1. Blowing smoke? E-cigarettes might help smokers quit

    07.26 / 22:59 medicalxpress.com Medicalxpress.com - Medecine
    People who used e-cigarettes were more likely to kick the habit than those who didn't, a new study…
  2. FDA panel: Not enough data to OK "abuse-deterrent" opioid

    07.26 / 21:52 medicalxpress.com Medicalxpress.com - Medecine
    A panel of Food and Drug Administration advisers voted against approving a new opioid painkiller with a unique feature for deterring abuse: It releases a deep-blue dye if someone tries to get high by crushing, chewing or snorting…
  3. Accounting for human immune diversity increases clinical relevance of fundamental immunological research

    07.26 / 21:52 medicalxpress.com Medicalxpress.com - Medecine
    Mouse models have advanced our understanding of immune function and disease in many ways but they have failed to account for the natural diversity in human immune responses. As a result, insights gained in the lab may be lost in translation. In their latest study, researchers at La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology, developed a new approach to model human immune variation in the lab that overcomes the limitations of traditional mouse…
  4. WeConnect's app helps addicts navigate the journey to recovery

    07.26 / 21:52 medicalxpress.com Medicalxpress.com - Medecine
    Daniela Luzi Tudor was running her first tech startup in California when her co-founder confronted her: Tudor needed to get help for a drug and alcohol addiction. Until she did, her co-founder said, their close friendship would have to take a step…
  5. Phase 3 trial confirms superiority of tocilizumab to steroids for giant cell arteritis

    07.26 / 21:52 medicalxpress.com Medicalxpress.com - Medecine
    A phase 3 clinical trial has confirmed that regular treatment with tocilizumab, an inhibitor of interleukin-6, successfully reduced both symptoms of and the need for high-dose steroid treatment for giant cell arteritis, the most common form of blood-vessel inflammation. Results of the trial are being published in the New England Journal of Medicine and were the basis for the Food and Drug Administration's approval of tocilizumab to treat giant cell arteritis in…
  6. Man's mammogram: AP writer gets test usually done on women

    07.26 / 20:53 medicalxpress.com Medicalxpress.com - Medecine
    When I arrived for my first mammogram it didn't take long for my sense of secrecy to…
  7. This 'smart pill' can help patients remember their meds

    07.26 / 20:53 medicalxpress.com Medicalxpress.com - Medecine
    Forget to take your medication? Now you can get a reminder to find your pills - sent by the pill…
  8. Using birth control before starting a family

    07.26 / 20:53 medicalxpress.com Medicalxpress.com - Medecine
    Dear Mayo Clinic: My husband and I are both in our early 20s and would like to wait about five years to begin our family. What type of birth control would you recommend? Does using birth control for a long time make it harder to conceive down the…
  9. As more adults are diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, radiologists look for patterns

    07.26 / 20:53 medicalxpress.com Medicalxpress.com - Medecine
    Marked improvements have been made over the past few decades in managing cystic fibrosis, but as more adults are diagnosed with the disease radiologists can do more to monitor the wide spectrum of CF in adults, including nonclassic imaging findings, according to an article published in the July 2017 issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology…
  10. ACA reduced disparities in health care access, report shows

    07.26 / 20:53 medicalxpress.com Medicalxpress.com - Medecine
    The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has helped to close the gap in health care access between residents of poor and higher-income households, a new report by Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) researchers…
  11. Hyaluronic acid filler deemed safe, effective for neck lines

    07.26 / 19:52 medicalxpress.com Medicalxpress.com - Medecine
    (HealthDay)—Hyaluronic acid (HA) filler injection seems to be efficacious and safe for the treatment of horizontal neck lines, according to research published online July 20 in the Journal of Cosmetic D…
  12. Health benefits of healthy lifestyle quantified in U.S.

    07.26 / 19:52 medicalxpress.com Medicalxpress.com - Medecine
    (HealthDay)—For people age 50 years and older, having a favorable behavioral profile is associated with increased life expectancy and delayed onset of disability compared with the whole U.S. population, according to a study published online July 19 in Health A…
  13. Left ventricular mass index predicts all-cause mortality

    07.26 / 19:52 medicalxpress.com Medicalxpress.com - Medecine
    (HealthDay)—Left ventricular (LV) mass index independently predicts all-cause mortality and the need for revascularization in patients undergoing invasive coronary angiography, according to a study published online July 19 in JACC: Cardiovascular I…
  14. Infection is most common complication of prostate biopsy

    07.26 / 19:52 medicalxpress.com Medicalxpress.com - Medecine
    (HealthDay)—The most common complication of prostate biopsy is infection, with mild bleeding also reported, according to an update of the American Urological Association White Paper published in the August issue of The Journal of U…
  15. DAWN of a new day for stroke patients as study promises new options and a wider treatment window

    07.26 / 19:52 medicalxpress.com Medicalxpress.com - Medecine
    Results of the first study showing some acute stroke patients could benefit from neuroendovascular surgery 6 to 24 hours after a stroke will be presented at the Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery's (SNIS) 14th Annual…
  16. Teaching an old brain new tricks

    07.26 / 18:53 medicalxpress.com Medicalxpress.com - Medecine
    (HealthDay)—You might pride yourself on your ability to multitask. But research shows that brain health may suffer when multitasking involves many gadgets, such as surfing the web or playing a video game on your phone while you're also watching T…
  17. Opioid abuse down in younger americans, but up among older adults

    07.26 / 18:53 medicalxpress.com Medicalxpress.com - Medecine
    (HealthDay)—While opioid abuse has fallen among younger Americans, the same cannot be said for older adults, a new government report s…
  18. Time to catch up on reading, writing ... and routine shots

    07.26 / 18:53 medicalxpress.com Medicalxpress.com - Medecine
    (HealthDay)—Of all the items on your child's back-to-school checklist, getting vaccinated is probably your kid's least favorite. But those shots are essential for keeping children healthy, pediatricians s…
  19. Post-stroke patients reach terra firma with new exosuit technology

    07.26 / 18:53 medicalxpress.com Medicalxpress.com - Medecine
    Upright walking on two legs is a defining trait in humans, enabling them to move very efficiently throughout their environment. This can all change in the blink of an eye when a stroke occurs. In about 80% of patients post-stroke, it is typical that one limb loses its ability to function normally—a clinical phenomenon called hemiparesis. And even patients who recover walking mobility during rehabilitation retain abnormalities in their gait that hinder them from participating in many a…
  20. Stem cell therapy attacks cancer by targeting unique tissue stiffness

    07.26 / 18:53 medicalxpress.com Medicalxpress.com - Medecine
    A stem cell-based method created by University of California, Irvine scientists can selectively target and kill cancerous tissue while preventing some of the toxic side effects of chemotherapy by treating the disease in a more localized…