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Arthritis drugs not fast enough

11 years ago from Science Alert

New research has found the current approach to treating rheumatoid arthritis may be too slow to stop the disease damaging joints.

Child Obesity Seen as Warning of Heart Disease

11 years ago from NY Times Health

A new study finds evidence that children who are obese or have high cholesterol show warning signs of heart disease.

High non-fasting triglyceride risk studied

11 years ago from UPI

COPENHAGEN, Denmark, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- A Danish study suggests high non-fasting triglyceride levels can not only increase the risk of heart attack but also increase the risk...

New hope for HIV treatment: Cells exhausted from fighting HIV infection can be revitalized

11 years ago from Biology News Net

Researchers at the University of Toronto and the University of California, San Francisco, have revealed new hope for HIV treatment with the discovery of a way to 'rescue' immune cells...

New Nanofibers Developed by Technion Researchers May Lead to Scar-Free Healing

11 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

Researchers at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology have developed a strong, flexible, bio-material that may be used someday to close wounds with minimal scarring and rejection by the immune system....

Babies placed in incubators decrease risk of depression as adults

11 years ago from

Babies who receive incubator care after birth are two to three times less likely to suffer depression as adults according to a new study published in the journal Pyschiatry Research...

Bone cancer treatment ineffective, despite promising laboratory data

11 years ago from

Ewing sarcoma is the second most common type of primary bone cancer seen in children and young adults. Patients with relapsed or refractory Ewing sarcoma have a poor outcome with...

Vision screening law for older Floridians associated with lower fatality rates in car crashes

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A vision screening law targeting Florida drivers age 80 and older appears to be associated with lower death rates from motor vehicle collisions in this age group, despite little evidence...

Crossing the digital divide

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What will motivate the elderly, the chronically ill and the medically underserved to use interactive information technology systems to actively help manage their own health problems? What barriers have prevented...

New performance measures refine tools for improving care of heart attack patients

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A new set of clinical performance measures will help doctors and hospitals give the best possible care to heart attack patients by providing up-to-date tools for gauging how closely they're...

Three clinical features identified to avoid misdiagnosis of TIAs

11 years ago from

For mini-strokes, or transient ischemic attacks (TIAs), both overdiagnosis and underdiagnosis can be perilous. Overdiagnosis neglects the real underlying illness. Underdiagnosis leaves a patient at risk of a full-fledged stroke....

Caring for the caregiver: Redefining the definition of patient

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One quarter of all family caregivers of Alzheimer's disease patients succumb to the stress of providing care to a loved one and become hospital patients themselves, according to an Indiana...

New Insights Into Thalidomide-birth Defect Episode

11 years ago from Science Daily

Scientists in Germany have discovered why the medication thalidomide appeared safe in animal tests before going on the market 50 years ago, only to cause perhaps the most extensive outbreak...

Rerouting urinary nerves may help spina bifida

11 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- It's a delicate and daring experiment: Could doctors switch a leg nerve to make it operate the bladder instead? Families of a few U.S. children whose spina...

Strong Education Blunts Effects Of Alzheimer's Disease, Study Suggests

11 years ago from Science Daily

A test that reveals brain changes believed to be at the heart of Alzheimer's disease has bolstered the theory that education can delay the onset of the dementia and cognitive...

Statins: the Aspirin of the 21st century?

11 years ago from CBC: Health

Health officials hail the power of a class of drugs called statins. There's evidence they can dramatically reduce your risk of developing cardiovascular disease.

Reynolds Foundation Awards UT Southwestern Grant to Strengthen Physicians' Training in Geriatric Medicine

11 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

A grant for nearly $2 million from the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation to UT Southwestern Medical Center will allow educators to expand geriatric training in the medical school curriculum.

TWAS — torch bearer for science in the developing world

11 years ago from SciDev

Twenty-five years after TWAS was set up, Yojana Sharma examines whether it is any nearer to achieving its ambitious goals

A new way to remove unwanted heparin from blood

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Scientists in Poland are reporting development of a potential new way to quickly remove the anticoagulant heparin from patients' blood in order to avoid unwanted side effects that can happen...

Mind: When All Else Fails, Blaming the Patient Often Comes Next

11 years ago from NY Times Health

Lots of patients elude doctors’ clinical skill and therapeutic cleverness. That’s often when the trouble starts.

Cases: In a Eulogy, Finding a Person, Not a Patient

11 years ago from NY Times Health

With the time pressures of medical practice it can be easy to ignore the sorts of things that make a patient into a real person.

Really?: The Claim: Soy Can Lower Cholesterol

11 years ago from NY Times Health

Soy foods have been credited with all sorts of health benefits. Can they lower cholesterol?

Personal Health: The Possibilities in Hypnosis, Where the Patient Has the Power

11 years ago from NY Times Health

Hypnosis has been mired in controversy for two centuries, and its benefits are often overstated, but it can help patients.

Panel Faults F.D.A. on Stance That Chemical in Plastic Is Safe

11 years ago from NY Times Health

A scientific panel has issued a blistering report saying the F.D.A. ignored important evidence in reassuring consumers about the safety of bisphenol-A.

Personal Best: Clues to Help Explain the Frequency of Injuries

11 years ago from NY Times Health

There are clues that suggest some people really are injury prone.

Vital Signs: Having a Baby: Depression Linked to Premature Deliveries

11 years ago from NY Times Health

Pregnant women with symptoms of depression are at increased risk for premature delivery, a new study has found.

Global Update: Deadly New Virus Thought to Be Contained

11 years ago from NY Times Health

A new virus that causes fatal hemorrhagic fevers has been discovered in southern Africa.

Age Is Not A Key Factor In Cancer Survival, But Clinical Trials Exclude Older Patients

11 years ago from Science Daily

Age is not an independent factor in cancer survival rates and should not influence decisions about how to treat older patients, according to a new study.