Month: January 2018

 

Study offers way to predict onset of lung disease in children with cystic fibrosis

Cystic fibrosis (CF) shortens life by making the lungs prone to repeated bacterial infections and associated inflammation.

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Overweight female kidney donors of childbearing age may have greater preeclampsia risk

Female kidney donors who are overweight may be at a greater risk for preeclampsia during pregnancy, according to a new study.

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Enzyme discovery provides new horizon of therapeutic opportunities across disease spectrum

Doctors have long treated heart attacks, improved asthma symptoms, and cured impotence by increasing levels of a single molecule in the body: nitric oxide.

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New smartphone app successfully enables remote monitoring of surgical wounds

A new smartphone app called WoundCare is successfully enabling patients to remotely send images of their surgical wounds for monitoring by nurses.

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CBT is cost-effective treatment in primary care setting, Kaiser Permanente study finds

Cognitive behavioral therapy delivered in a primary care setting is a cost-effective way to treat adolescents with depression who decline or quickly stop using antidepressants, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published today in the journal Pediatrics.

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UCLA researchers describe herpes virus structure associated with Kaposi’s sarcoma

UCLA researchers have provided the first description of the structure of the herpes virus associated with Kaposi’s sarcoma, a type of cancer.

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DNA study sheds light on longstanding puzzle of cell division

Scientists have solved a longstanding puzzle of how cells are able to tightly package DNA to enable healthy cell division.

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Scientists find how potential new eczema treatment could also alleviate asthma

Scientists from VIB-UGent have discovered insights for a possible new therapy for eczema that also reduces the severity of asthma

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Older hospitalized patients less likely to be tested for influenza

This year’s flu season is shaping up to be an especially serious one, and it’s important for clinicians to promptly recognize, diagnosis, and treat influenza in hospitalized patients, especially in vulnerable populations such as older individuals.

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Study provides more evidence for link between increased cancer risk and advanced gum disease

Data collected during a long-term health study provides additional evidence for a link between increased risk of cancer in individuals with advanced gum disease, according to a new collaborative study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center and Tufts University School of Medicine and Cancer Center.

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