Month: September 2017

 

Increase in physical activity boosts breast cancer survivors’ mental processing speed

It is estimated that up to 75 percent of breast cancer survivors experience problems with cognitive difficulties following treatments, perhaps lasting years. Currently, few science-based options are available to help.

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Research at KU to receive $2.3 million grant for studying motor deficits in ASD

While much research has been devoted to the social and communication issues that define autism spectrum disorders (ASD), much less is known about motor deficits that affect the majority of, if not all, individuals with ASD.

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Researchers discover ‘recycled’ genes in mammalian genome

One often hears about the multitude of genes we have in common with chimps, birds or other living creatures, but such comparisons are sometimes misleading. The shared percentage usually refers only to genes that encode instructions for making proteins — while overlooking regulatory genes, which nonetheless make up a large part of the genome.

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Study compares missed nursing care in NICUs for high and low fractions of black infants

Everybody wants a healthy life for their baby. Black babies are more likely to be born prematurely, which puts them at risk for death and developmental problems. In fact, a third of all infant deaths are preterm-related.

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Researchers pinpoint significant link between educational attainment and HIV risk behavior

African-American men who have sex with men remain at heightened risk for HIV infection and account for the largest number of African-Americans living with HIV/AIDS. It has long been understood that there is a clear and persistent association between poverty, transactional sex behavior, and HIV risk.

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Lower-than-normal TSH levels linked to increased risk of thyroid cancer

There is an increased risk of thyroid cancer associated with lower-than-normal thyroid hormone levels, a finding that could have a major impact on patients fighting the disease.

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Scientists discover markers for progressive multiple sclerosis

Scientists have uncovered two closely related cytokines — molecules involved in cell communication and movement — that may explain why some people develop progressive multiple sclerosis (MS), the most severe form of the disease.

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Baycrest study could pave way to affordable, easy-to-use treatment for MCI patients

Baycrest will embark on the first study combining music therapy with brain stimulation to improve memory among patients with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI).

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Are you a Thinker, Craver, Socializer, Foody or Freewheeler? New Australian dieting study

Two thirds of all Australian adults are overweight or obese leading to more than one disease complications such as a diabetes and heart disease. Management of weight includes one of the two tried and tested methods – maintaining a healthy diet regimen and regular exercise. It is most commonly seen that most people give up on their diet regimens and plans within a few days or weeks of starting on them and researchers at CSIRO have looked into why people give up their diets.

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