Month: December 2017

 

Sign-up deadline is Friday, but some people may get extra time

Open enrollment on the federal health law’s marketplace ends Friday, and most people who want a plan for next year need to meet the deadline.

Powered by WPeMatico

Oxford and Berlin create partnership to open up new research initiatives

The partnership will build on existing research links involving the five universities and create an environment for forging new projects in medicine, the sciences, humanities and social sciences among all partners.

Powered by WPeMatico

Children’s Colorado and RxRevu partner to help prescribers better meet needs of pediatric patients

Children’s Hospital Colorado (Children’s Colorado) and RxRevu, the leader in prescription-decision support, are collaborating to help prescribers better meet the needs of children by seamlessly incorporating antimicrobial-stewardship best practices into prescribers’ decision-making processes.

Powered by WPeMatico

Researchers developing smartphone app to help patients with eating disorders

With a new $50,000 award from the National Eating Disorders Association, a research team at the University of Kansas is developing a smartphone app for clinical use with patients receiving treatment for an eating disorder — the deadliest of all mental disorders.

Powered by WPeMatico

Self-efficacy in exercise adoption appears to positively influence female veterans with FM symptoms

For female Veterans with fibromyalgia (FM) symptoms, the impact of believing in their ability to begin and sustain a long-term exercise program appears to positively influence their results.

Powered by WPeMatico

New study explains why one identical twin more at risk for autoimmune diseases

It does not matter if you raise them the same, feed them the same, or dress them the same, any parent with identical twins knows their two children are remarkably different. Identical twins are identical in genes, but they are not identical in gene expressions, a difference due to epigenetics.

Powered by WPeMatico

Study investigates link between cortisol levels of ICU patients’ family members and anxiety

When a loved one has been hospitalized in intensive care for a critical illness, many family members experience anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress or other negative effects lasting months, according to new research led by Intermountain Medical Center in Salt Lake City.

Powered by WPeMatico

Researchers uncover novel strategy to program immune system for fighting cancer

Looking to bolster the body’s immune system in the fight against infection and cancer, researchers at the University of California San Diego and their colleagues have identified a promising new strategy to program the immune system to meet the pathogen or malignancy in the tissues where they first pose a threat.

Powered by WPeMatico

Study provides new insights into mechanism of tumor survival in glioblastoma

A Northwestern Medicine study, published in the journal Cancer Cell, has provided new insights into a mechanism of tumor survival in glioblastoma and demonstrated that inhibiting the process could enhance the effects of radiation therapy.

Powered by WPeMatico

Rice scientists develop method to identify patients at high risk of continued seizures before surgery

Surgery to remove a part of the brain to give relief to patients with epilepsy doesn’t always result in complete seizure relief, but statisticians at Rice University have developed a method for integrating neuroimaging scans to identify patients at high risk of continued seizures before the surgery takes place.

Powered by WPeMatico