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'Smart' surfaces to help blood-vessel grafts knit better, more safely

1 week ago from Science Daily

Researchers have created a new coating to prevent clotting and infection in synthetic vascular grafts, while also accelerating the body's own process for integrating the grafted vessels.

Artificial intelligence-based algorithm for intensive care of traumatic brain injury

1 week ago from Science Daily

A recent study presents the first artificial intelligence (AI) based algorithm that may be utilized in the intensive care unit for treating patients with severe traumatic brain injury.

What protects killer immune cells from harming themselves?

1 week ago from Science Daily

White blood cells, which release a toxic potion of proteins to kill cancerous and virus-infected cells, are protected from any harm by the physical properties of their cell envelopes, find...

Working-age Americans dying at higher rates, especially in economically hard-hit states

1 week ago from Science Daily

Mortality rates among working-age Americans continue to climb, causing a decrease in US life expectancy that is severely impacting certain regions of the United States, according to a new study....

Hydromethylthionine could slow cognitive decline: Minimum dose

1 week ago from Science Daily

Researchers have reported unexpected results of a pharmacokinetic analysis of the relationship between treatment dose, blood levels and pharmacological activity of the drug hydromethylthionine on the brain in over 1,000...

Guidebooks or grandmas? Where most moms get their pregnancy advice

1 week ago from Science Daily

A new study says pregnant women still rely on their mothers despite what many self-help guidebooks recommend.

Material for safer football helmets may reduce head injuries

1 week ago from Science Daily

Scientists have developed elastic microlattice pads that can withstand both single hits and a series of impacts better than existing state-of-the-art foams used in football helmets. Their research suggests that...

Additives result in higher toxins for vape users

1 week ago from Science Daily

Portland State University Chemistry Professor Rob Strongin led a research team to study what happens when additives are put into vaping products. Specifically, they studied the chemical reaction that takes...

Doctors should avoid co-prescribing benzodiazepines to opioid dependent patients

1 week ago from Science Daily

Doctors should avoid co-prescribing benzodiazepines to opioid dependent patients who are being treated with methadone or buprenorphine, also known as opioid agonist treatment (OAT), due to a three-fold increase in...

HIV: Overwhelming the enemy from the start

1 week ago from Science Daily

Virologists have identified a way to thwart HIV infection at its very early stages.

Four juveniles escape from detention in Nashville

1 week ago from UPI

Four teenagers, including two murder suspects, have escaped from the Davidson County Juvenile Detention Center in Nashville, Tenn.

Minimally invasive procedure relieves tremors in Parkinson's patients

1 week ago from Science Daily

A procedure that applies pulses of focused ultrasound to the brain is safe and effective for reducing tremors and improving quality of life in people with essential tremor or Parkinson's...

Study: Air pollution may increase glaucoma risk

1 week ago from UPI

High levels of air pollution may increase your chances of developing the vision-robbing illness glaucoma, a new study suggests.

How to reduce suicides on the psychiatric ward

1 week ago from LA Times - Health

Can hospitals actually stop people from dying by suicide? Experts say yes

Their kids died on the psych ward. They were far from alone, a Times investigation found

1 week ago from LA Times - Health

No single agency keeps tabs on the number of deaths at psychiatric facilities in California, or elsewhere in the nation. The Times submitted more than 100 public record requests to...

Is taking birth control as a teen linked to depression? It’s complicated

1 week ago from Sciencenews.org

“Does the pill cause depression?” the news headline asked. Prompted by a recent study that described a link between taking birth control pills as a teenager and depression in adulthood, the news got...

Meet Doris Peltier, an advocate for Indigenous women living with HIV

1 week ago from CBC: Health

Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week takes place Dec. 1-6. Doris Peltier hopes the week will help erase stigma about Indigenous women living with HIV.

'My biggest fear is people falling through the cracks': Doctors sound alarm about proposed billing changes

1 week ago from CBC: Health

The Alberta government has proposed a number of changes that would impact how doctors in Alberta schedule, bill and interact with their patients – and the "severity" of those changes has...

Former 'Bachelor' contestant Bekah Martinez pregnant with second child

1 week ago from UPI

Former "Bachelor" contestant Bekah Martinez announced via Instagram Thursday that she is expecting her second child.

Maltese businessman Yorgen Fenech charged with complicity in journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia's murder

1 week ago from UPI

Maltese businessman Yorgen Fenech pleaded not guilty Saturday to complicity in the 2017 murder of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia.

John Barrowman cancels some British Christmas tour shows after 'severe neck injury'

1 week ago from UPI

British-American singer and performer John Barrowman canceled some of his British Christmas tour shows Saturday due to a "severe neck injury."

Why does so much news seem negative? Human attention may be to blame

1 week ago from LA Times - Science

Physiologically, people are more triggered by negative news than positive news. Scientists see it in skin conductance levels and heart rate variability.

HIV prevention is making progress. And a breakthrough vaccine appears within reach

1 week ago from LA Times - Science

A spate of large-scale clinical trials has scientists hopeful about a vaccine to prevent HIV.

Q&A: How the future of medicine looks to the FDA's top drug regulator

1 week ago from LA Times - Science

A Q&A With Dr. Janet Woodcock, director of the FDA's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research.

Firefighter study links time spent at 9/11 site in New York with risk of heart problems

1 week ago from LA Times - Science

The sooner firefighters arrived at the World Trade Center site after the 9/11 attacks, and the longer they stayed, the greater their risk of heart problems.

Economic hardship tied to increase in U.S. suicide rates, especially in rural areas

1 week ago from LA Times - Science

An analysis of suicide rates throughout the U.S. found that counties with more gun shops saw a steeper increase in suicides between 1999 and 2016.

'It's not working': An FDA insider's view of where medical innovation falls short

1 week ago from LA Times - Science

Speaking at the Breakthroughs in Medicine conference, Dr. Janet Woodcock of the FDA explains why the drug pipeline isn't doing all it could for patients.

UCLA's Dennis Slamon wins Lasker Award for helping develop breast cancer drug

1 week ago from LA Times - Science

Five scientists have won prestigious medical awards for creating an innovative breast cancer treatment and discovering key players of the disease-fighting immune system.