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Imaging Stroke Risk in 4D

New MRI technique detects blood flow velocity to identify who is most at risk for stroke

Blood Pressure

Cells of the Immune System Implicated in High Blood Pressure-Related Dementia

High blood pressure transforms cells of the immune system that reside around cerebral blood vessels and normally protect the brain into agents of cognitive decline, according to new research from ... Full story

Heart disease

Follow-up by trained nurses helps myocardial infarction patients

The quality of life of elderly myocardial infarction patients can be significantly improved without extra costs by means of so-called case management following hospitalization. Health economists from the Helmholtz Zentrum ... Full story

Dementia

New tool to help predict dementia risk in older people

A machine learning method analyzing large amounts of health information has potential in assessing the risk of cognitively healthy older people for later dementia, according to research published in the ... Full story

Prostate Cancer

New evidence links inflammation and increased prostate cancer risk

Peter Bracke FINDINGS UCLA researchers have discovered a previously unrecognized type of progenitor cell that, though rare in most regions of the human prostate, is found in uncommonly high numbers in inflamed ... Full story

Disorders and Conditions

New Guidelines for Managing Hyperthyroidism and Other Causes of Thyrotoxicosis Published in Thyroid Journal

New Rochelle, NY — New evidence-based recommendations from the American Thyroid Association (ATA) provide guidance to clinicians in the management of patients with all forms of thyrotoxicosis (excessively high thyroid ... Full story

Drugs Approvals and Trials

New method improves stability, extends shelf life of protein drugs

Jessica Sieff Gaining access to important biopharmaceuticals needed to treat illnesses and autoimmune diseases is one of the biggest obstacles developing countries face. Costs can be astronomical where these medications are ... Full story

Ear, Nose and Throat

Researchers identify a gen involved in the encoding of sound

Recerca Researchers of the University of Barcelona have found, in humans, a gen involved in sound processing, an essential function for human communication. The study, published in the Journal of Neuroscience, ... Full story

Eyes and Vision

Zika and glaucoma linked for first time in new study

By Michael Greenwood (© stock.adobe.com) A team of researchers in Brazil and at the Yale School of Public Health has published the first report demonstrating that the Zika virus can cause glaucoma ... Full story

Life style and Fitness

Yo-Yo dieting dangerous even if you’re not overweight

•Losing and regaining weight repeatedly, known as weight cycling or yo-yo dieting, may increase the risk of death from heart disease among postmenopausal women. •The increased risk was for women who ... Full story

Lungs and Breathing

Anti-inflammatory molecule holds promise for acute lung injury

Sharon Parmet   A protein produced in low quantities in response to inflammation may help prevent death in people suffering from acute lung injury, research in laboratory mice suggests. “There is currently no cure ... Full story

ADHD

UC Study Looks at ADHD Treatment in Teens at Risk for Bipolar Disorder

CINCINNATI—A study at the University of Cincinnati (UC) will look at brain changes in adolescents with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, known as ADHD, before and after treatment with medication. ... Full story

Bipolar disorder

People with bipolar disorder more than twice as likely to have suffered childhood adversity

•Better understanding of risk factors that can be used to improve detection and treatment urgently needed •People with bipolar disorder are 2.63 times more likely to have suffered emotional, physical or ... Full story

Obesity

Pasteurised intestinal bacterium reduces effects of obesity and diabetes

The intestinal bacterium Akkermansia proves to offer enduring benefits for the intestines of overweight mice and diabetic animals. In experiments, the strengthening effects of this bacterium on the intestinal barrier ... Full story

Oral and Dental Health

Melbourne scientists publish evidence for world-first therapeutic dental vaccine

A world-first vaccine developed by Melbourne scientists, which could eliminate or at least reduce the need for surgery and antibiotics for severe gum disease, has been validated by research published ... Full story

Surgery and Rehabilitation

Biocoatings Preventing Rejection of Medical Implants, Being Developed at TPU

A group of students and doctorate students of Tomsk Polytechnic University are developing a bioactive coating for medical implants. Due to its properties, it will be able to “convince” the ... Full story

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