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The Medical News

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New partnership to address nutritional needs of young disaster victims

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 23:17:00 -0400

The Center for Global Health & Translational Science at Upstate Medical University is embarking on a partnership with ENSPICE Children's Foundation, an international foundation that is addressing nutritional needs of children brought on by disasters.

SNIFF study to examine safety, efficacy of nasal insulin for treating Alzheimer’s disease

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 23:12:00 -0400

Can insulin, the hormone used for nearly a century to treat diabetes, improve cognition, memory and daily function in people with mild cognitive impairment or mild dementia due to Alzheimer's disease? Rush University Medical Center is testing this innovative potential treatment as part of a new nationwide study.

Virtual environment education decreases anxiety before prostate cancer treatment

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 23:07:00 -0400

Radiation therapists and physicians know that education can reduce anxiety before radiation treatment but lack a standardized tool. In an effort to solve this problem, a multidisciplinary team from Jefferson College of Health Professions and Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson University conducted a pilot study to see if a virtual environment education program could reduce some of the anxiety their patients face.

Workplace barriers contribute to low rates of breastfeeding among mothers of new infants

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 23:02:10 -0400

For mothers of new infants, going back to work may pose a number of obstacles to continued breastfeeding. Workplace policies affecting the ability to breastfeed—and the role of nurse practitioners (NPs) in helping to overcome those obstacles—are the topic of a special article in The Nurse Practitioner, published by Wolters Kluwer.

Study offers new insights into transmission of dengue infections

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 22:50:06 -0400

Transmission of the mosquito-borne dengue virus appears to be largely driven by infections centered in and around the home, with the majority of cases related to one another occurring in people who live less than 200 meters apart, new research led by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the University of Florida suggests.

Increase in BRCA testing may not necessarily mean better diagnosis of women at risk, study suggests

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 22:41:57 -0400

More women are requesting BRCA gene testing associated with certain types of cancer thanks to increased interest in the procedure.

Neurosurgeons must advance strategies and adapt new ways to thrive in evolving healthcare industry

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 22:27:46 -0400

Neurosurgeons hoping to successfully navigate the rapidly changing healthcare industry must advance their strategies and adapt new ways of thinking in order to continue to thrive in an evolving environment.

Insilico Medicine to present research findings in AI for drug discovery at BioDataWorld West Congress

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 22:15:47 -0400

Insilico Medicine, a Baltimore-based Big Data analytics company applying deep learning techniques to drug discovery, biomarker development and human longevity research will present and chair a panel at the BioDataWorld West, San Francisco, April 26-27.

Study shows how antibiotics increase survival chances of bacteria

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 22:09:11 -0400

Antibiotics harm bacteria and stress them. Trimethoprim (TMP), an antibiotic, inhibits the growth of the bacterium Escherichia coli and induces a stress response.

Researchers study risk of thrombosis and bleeding in urological surgery

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 22:04:12 -0400

The international CLUE Working Group studied the risk of thrombosis and severe haemorrhage after urological cancer operations and other forms of urological surgery.