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  1. Researchers identify intervention strategies to curb consumption of energy drinks

    10.06 / 01:58 www.news-medical.net News-medical.net -Health
    Because many countries allow the sale of energy drinks to young people, identifying ways to minimize potential harm from energy drinks is critical. A new study published in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior provided unique insights into intervention strategies suggested by young people themselves to reduce…
  2. Multivitamin use during pregnancy could protect children from autism with intellectual disabilities

    10.06 / 01:58 www.news-medical.net News-medical.net -Health
    Children whose mothers took multivitamins during pregnancy are roughly 30 percent less likely to develop autism with a co-occurring intellectual disability, according to a new Drexel University-led…
  3. Researchers pinpoint genetic drivers of diffuse large B cell lymphoma

    10.06 / 01:58 www.news-medical.net News-medical.net -Health
    Lymphoma is the most common blood cancer, but the diagnosis belies a wildly diverse and little understood genetic foundation for the disease that hampers successful…
  4. Antibody-based Zika virus therapeutic protects monkeys from infection, study shows

    10.06 / 01:58 www.news-medical.net News-medical.net -Health
    Using blood samples from an individual previously infected with Zika virus, scientists funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health, have developed an antibody-based Zika virus therapeutic that protected monkeys from…
  5. Researchers find genetic variation linked to effects of prenatal alcohol exposure

    10.06 / 01:58 www.news-medical.net News-medical.net -Health
    Researchers at the University of Helsinki, Finland, have found a genetic variation, which associates with the damage caused by maternal alcohol consumption. This genetic variation clarifies the role of genetic factors in the alcohol-induced developmental disorders and could be useful in future…
  6. Medicaid patients with melanoma more likely to experience surgical treatment delays

    10.04 / 18:09 www.news-medical.net News-medical.net -Health
    A retrospective review of several thousand melanoma cases in North Carolina found that Medicaid patients were more likely to experience surgical treatment delays than patients with private insurance, according to a study by University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center…
  7. Research suggests that resistance training may prevent age-related tendon problems

    10.04 / 18:09 www.news-medical.net News-medical.net -Health
    A study published online in The FASEB Journal suggests that resistance training may prevent age-related tendon problems, such as ruptures and…
  8. Researchers find link between lower health literacy level and longer hospital stay after surgery

    10.04 / 18:09 www.news-medical.net News-medical.net -Health
    Among more than 1,200 patients who underwent major abdominal surgery, a lower health literacy level was associated with a longer hospital length of stay, according to a study published by JAMA…
  9. New study reveals novel gene involved in maintaining body weight

    10.04 / 18:09 www.news-medical.net News-medical.net -Health
    A new study published online in The FASEB Journal reveals a novel gene involved in maintaining body weight. Specifically, the study suggests that GTRAP3-18 interacts with pro-opiomelanocortin (POMC) in the hypothalamus to regulate food intake and blood glucose…
  10. Blood test for HPV could help identify cancer patients suitable for lower treatment doses

    10.04 / 18:09 www.news-medical.net News-medical.net -Health
    A blood test for the human papillomavirus, or HPV, may help researchers forecast whether patients with throat cancer linked to the sexually transmitted virus will respond to treatment, according to preliminary findings from the University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer…
  11. UCLA researchers develop new method to rapidly measure cell's stiffness and size

    10.04 / 15:05 www.news-medical.net News-medical.net -Health
    UCLA biophysicists have developed a new method to rapidly determine a single cell's stiffness and size -- which could ultimately lead to improved treatments for cancer and other…
  12. Las Vegas tragedy prompts examination of hospital’s capacity to treat victims

    10.04 / 15:05 www.news-medical.net News-medical.net -Health
    Las Vegas is not only a glittering strip of casinos and hotels but a fast-growing region with more than 2 million residents — and one hospital designated as a highest-level trauma c…
  13. 'First-in-man' clinical trial protocols often not guided by pharmacology, analysis shows

    10.04 / 15:05 www.news-medical.net News-medical.net -Health
    A new analysis published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology indicates that 'first-in-man' clinical trial protocols in the Netherlands often lack a consistent consideration of pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic aspects in establishing drug…
  14. MRI and ultrasound can detect fetal brain damage caused by Zika in utero

    10.04 / 15:05 www.news-medical.net News-medical.net -Health
    Clinicians managing Zika-affected pregnancies should use magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in addition to standard ultrasound (US) because the more detailed MRI images can reveal more extensive areas of damage to the developing fetal brain, according to research presented during IDWeek…
  15. Cancers linked to obesity account for 40% of all cancers in the US, report states

    10.04 / 13:52 www.news-medical.net News-medical.net -Health
    Being obese or overweight is linked to an increased risk of developing 13 types of cancer, according to the latest Vital Signs report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Cancer Institute. These cancers accounted for approximately 40% of all cancers diagnosed in the US, in…
  16. Inexpensive soy filters could lead to better air purification

    10.04 / 13:52 www.news-medical.net News-medical.net -Health
    Air pollution is a major public health issue worldwide. Filters can help improve the quality of the air we breathe, but they also contribute to landfill when they are finished with and thrown away, as they are often made of…
  17. Drug treatment reduces gout flares in clinical study

    10.04 / 13:08 www.news-medical.net News-medical.net -Health
    As reported in the journal Arthritis & Rheumatology, the drug febuxostat reduced gout flares in a double-blind, placebo-controlled study of 314 adults with early…
  18. Asthma linked to increased risk of complications during pregnancy and childbirth

    10.04 / 13:08 www.news-medical.net News-medical.net -Health
    Women with asthma suffer more often from preeclampsia (PE) and run a higher risk of giving birth to underweight babies. These and other complications during pregnancy and delivery can not be explained by hereditary or environmental factors, according to a study from Karolinska Institutet published in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In…
  19. Researchers test benefit of 'smart' shoe insole for patients with knee osteoarthritis

    10.04 / 12:23 www.news-medical.net News-medical.net -Health
    Osteoarthritis, in the simplest sense, is wear and tear of the cartilage (connecting tissue) of the joints, which results in bones rubbing together, causing pain and stiffness. While other factors, such as genetics, can affect the progression of osteoarthritis, the less strain a person puts on his or her joints, the less likely the cartilage is to…
  20. Sports-related concussion symptoms last longer for adolescent girls, study suggests

    10.04 / 12:23 www.news-medical.net News-medical.net -Health
    A new study published in the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association suggested that the concussion symptoms suffered by adolescent female athletes last twice as long as their male…