Month: December 2017

 

Butler Hospital launches international Alzheimer’s disease prevention study

The Memory and Aging Program at Butler Hospital, a member of Care New England and a major teaching affiliate of The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, enrolled one of the initial participants in an international Alzheimer’s disease (AD) prevention study.

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Researchers find link between brain structure and hallucination proneness, musical aptitude

New research published in Schizophrenia Research conducted at the University of Liverpool links brain structure to an individual’s likelihood of experiencing hallucinations and to their musical aptitude.

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Generic versions of Viagra coming this week

Drug manufacturer Pfizer is coming up with a cheaper and generic version of their erectile dysfunction pill Viagra this week.

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Solar retinopathy or sun damage to the eyes – a case report

A case report titled, “Acute Solar Retinopathy Imaged With Adaptive Optics, Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography, and En Face Optical Coherence Tomography”, appeared in the journal JAMA Ophthalmology, where the authors describe the damage caused by the sun’s rays to the eyes of a woman who viewed the recent solar eclipse without adequate eye protection. This type of eye damage is termed acute solar retinopathy.

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Cancer risk with birth control pills emerges again in latest study

A large published study that was reported in the journal New England Journal of Medicine, showed that there is a small but significant risk of breast cancer associated with regular use of hormonal birth control pills.

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Novel compound along with checkpoint inhibitors may enhance immune response in melanoma patients

A novel compound may restore immune response in patients with melanoma, according to a study presented at the ESMO Immuno Oncology Congress 2017.

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Discrimination experiences affect health of both people in relationship

Discrimination not only harms the health and well-being of the victim, but the victim’s romantic partner as well, indicates new research led by a Michigan State University scholar.

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Steps to take for preventing dry eye in cold weather

As cold winter months arrive, many people will live in dry, indoor conditions with the heat on all day, which contributes to the season’s being the most common time people complain about dry, itchy and watery eyes.

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Mount Sinai study uses adaptive optics to examine retinal eye damage from solar eclipse

In a first-of-its-kind study, Mount Sinai researchers are using adaptive optics (AO) to analyze retinal eye damage from the August solar eclipse on a cellular level. The research could help doctors develop a deeper understanding of this rare condition, called solar retinopathy, which has no currently accepted treatment.

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Many discarded donor kidneys could be used for transplantation

When researchers examined information on pairs of kidneys from the same donor in which 1 kidney was used but the other was discarded, the kidneys that were used tended to perform well even though they were similar in quality to their partner kidneys that were not used.

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