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  1. White House seeks support for last-ditch Obamacare repeal bid

    09.20 / 07:52 medicalxpress.com Medicalxpress.com - Medecine
    The White House scrambled Tuesday to win over Republicans skeptical of their party's latest plan to overhaul Obamacare, in a last-ditch effort to make good on President Donald Trump's pledge to dismantle his predecessor's health…
  2. Drug-resistant infections are a 'global health emergency': WHO

    09.20 / 06:54 medicalxpress.com Medicalxpress.com - Medecine
    Resistance to antibiotic drugs is a "global health emergency" that threatens the progress made by modern medicine, the head of the UN's health agency warned as a new report was published…
  3. Treatment of heart attack patients depends on history of cancer

    09.20 / 06:54 medicalxpress.com Medicalxpress.com - Medecine
    Treatment of heart attack patients depends on their history of cancer, according to research published today in European Heart Journal: Acute Cardiovascular Care. The study in more than 35 000 heart attack patients found they were less likely to receive recommended drugs and interventions, and more likely to die in hospital if they had cancer than if they did…
  4. The big question: Will cancer immune therapy work for me?

    09.20 / 06:54 medicalxpress.com Medicalxpress.com - Medecine
    Dennis Lyon was a genetic train wreck. Cancer was ravaging his liver, lungs, bones and brain, and tests showed so many tumor mutations that drugs targeting one or two wouldn't do much good. It seemed like very bad news, yet his doctors were…
  5. Early guidance can help future moms fight fear of childbirth

    09.20 / 06:54 medicalxpress.com Medicalxpress.com - Medecine
    Caesarean deliveries in most developed countries, including Canada, are at least 10 to 20 per cent higher than recommended by the World Health Organization, and many efforts to decrease unnecessary C-sections have failed. But a new University of British Columbia study suggests that providing women with early knowledge about pregnancy and childbirth could help reduce these…
  6. Seniors with Type 2 diabetes may have increased risk for fracture

    09.20 / 06:54 medicalxpress.com Medicalxpress.com - Medecine
    Though seniors with type 2 diabetes (T2D) tend to have normal or higher bone density than their peers, researchers have found that they are more likely to succumb to fractures than seniors without T2D. In a new study published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, researchers from Hebrew SeniorLife's Institute for Aging Research found older adults with type 2 diabetes had deficits in cortical bone—the dense outer surface of bone that forms a protective layer around the internal c…
  7. PTSD linked with increased lupus risk

    09.20 / 04:02 medicalxpress.com Medicalxpress.com - Medecine
    In a study published in Arthritis & Rheumatology, trauma exposure and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in civilian women were strongly associated with increased risk of developing lupus, an autoimmune…
  8. India has avoided 1 million child deaths since 2005, new study concludes

    09.19 / 22:58 medicalxpress.com Medicalxpress.com - Medecine
    India has avoided about 1 million deaths of children under age five since 2005, driven by significant reductions in mortality from pneumonia, diarrhea, tetanus and measles, according to new research published…
  9. PET imaging tracks Zika virus infection, disease progression in mouse model

    09.19 / 20:41 medicalxpress.com Medicalxpress.com - Medecine
    For the first time, scientists have used Positron Emission Tomography (PET) imaging to study brain inflammation following Zika virus infection in mice, according to a study recently published online in the journal Molecular Imaging and Biology. The technology has the added benefit of allowing investigators to study the progression of the disease over…
  10. Hepatitis A outbreak seen in Los Angeles County

    09.19 / 20:41 medicalxpress.com Medicalxpress.com - Medecine
    Public health authorities on Tuesday declared an outbreak of the highly contagious liver disease hepatitis A in Los Angeles County, the third California region to see significant infections this…
  11. Cancer treatment can affect your food preferences

    09.19 / 20:41 medicalxpress.com Medicalxpress.com - Medecine
    (HealthDay)—Cancer therapies often change patients' sense of taste, which may affect what they like to eat, according to a nutrition e…
  12. Managing negative emotions can help pregnant smokers quit

    09.19 / 20:41 medicalxpress.com Medicalxpress.com - Medecine
    A new study by scientists in the University at Buffalo's Research Institute on Addictions has shown that pregnant smokers are more likely to quit if they can learn to manage negative emotions that lead to…
  13. Lack of trust less of a barrier to clinical trial participation, say minority populations

    09.19 / 20:41 medicalxpress.com Medicalxpress.com - Medecine
    Significantly fewer African-Americans, Hispanics, Asians and non-Hispanic whites say 'lack of trust' is a reason why individuals do not participate in clinical trials, indicating a more favorable perception of this research. In a recent public opinion survey commissioned by Research!America, the percentage of respondents citing 'lack of trust' as a reason declined by as much as 15% among minority groups and the population overall, compared to the results of a 2013 survey—50% of A…
  14. Monthly feedback linked to improved colonoscopy quality

    09.19 / 19:38 medicalxpress.com Medicalxpress.com - Medecine
    (HealthDay)—Monthly feedback significantly improves colonoscopy quality measures, but quarterly feedback does not, according to a study published online Sept. 11 in Gastroenterology and H…
  15. FDA OKs Glaxo's inhaler, first one to combine three medicines

    09.19 / 18:36 medicalxpress.com Medicalxpress.com - Medecine
    The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first inhaler combining three medicines to ease breathing in patients with emphysema or chronic…
  16. Clear tactics, but few easy solutions, for hospitals combating ransomware

    09.19 / 18:36 medicalxpress.com Medicalxpress.com - Medecine
    Especially cruel hackers know that lives are on the line when they hold a hospital's computer systems hostage, as they did in the May 12 attack dubbed WannaCry, which locked down many overseas hospitals with the demand for a ransom. In a new article in the Annals of Internal Medicine, three medical and legal experts delineate the many steps hospitals can take to prevent and respond to attacks, but note that some strategies won't be easy to accomplish and that full security is likely…
  17. Metabolomic profiles differ with macular degeneration

    09.19 / 18:36 medicalxpress.com Medicalxpress.com - Medecine
    (HealthDay)—Patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) have altered plasma metabolomic profiles compared with those without the condition, according to a study published online Sept. 12 in O…
  18. Research redefines proteins' role in the development of spinal sensory cells

    09.19 / 18:36 medicalxpress.com Medicalxpress.com - Medecine
    A recent study led by Samantha Butler at the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at UCLA has overturned a common belief about how a certain class of proteins in the spinal cord regulate the formation of nervous system cells—called neurons—during embryonic development. These findings could one day inform the creation of stem cell-based therapies that restore the sense of touch in paralyzed pat…
  19. Half of repeat antibiotics in Australia extend initial Rx

    09.19 / 18:36 medicalxpress.com Medicalxpress.com - Medecine
    (HealthDay)—Half of repeat antibiotic dispensings in Australia are used to extend the initial course, according to a study published online Sept. 11 in the Journal of Pharmacy Practice and R…
  20. States expand investigation of opioid makers, distributors

    09.19 / 17:36 medicalxpress.com Medicalxpress.com - Medecine
    Attorneys general from most states are broadening their investigation into the opioid industry as a nationwide overdose crisis continues to claim thousands of…