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Researchers find new way to protect stem cells from inflammation during wound repair

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 10:32:54 -0400

Scientists have found a new way to protect stem cells from harsh inflammation during wound repair. In a study recently published in the journal Cytotherapy, researchers in India discovered that treating mice with a common anti-inflammatory drug called celecoxib promoted stem cell survival and healing when they injected the cells into wounds.



Study finds no convincing evidence to support link between PPI use and dementia risk

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 10:08:51 -0400

Several studies have reported associations between proton-pump inhibitor (PPI) use and dementia. New research published on July 18 in Gastroenterology, the official journal of the American Gastroenterological Association, puts these claims to rest.



Targeting risk factors throughout life stages could prevent 35% of dementia cases, study reveals

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 10:03:54 -0400

A study published in The Lancet, on July 20th 2017, reveals that 1 out of 3 dementia cases are preventable when risk factors are targeted beginning from childhood.



Depression among heart attack survivors can be deadly, yet is often ignored

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 09:04:45 -0400

Clyde Boyce has been hospitalized 14 times in the past four years. Boyce, 61, survived two strokes and five operations to unblock arteries around his heart, including three procedures in which doctors propped open his blood vessels with stents. He takes 18 pills a day and gets injections every two weeks with a powerful drug to lower cholesterol.



Methicillin use not to blame for MRSA, say researchers

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 09:00:00 -0400

The introduction of methicillin into clinical practice is not what caused the emergence of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), report researchers. According to a collaborative study by the University of St Andrews, University of Dundee and the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, MRSA existed long before clinicians started using the antibiotic.



Family factors play critical role in shaping child's temperament

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 08:59:33 -0400

A new study indicates that a child's temperament may be influenced by maternal postpartum depression, maternal sensitivity, and family functioning.



Study identifies key risk factors for elbow, shoulder injuries in professional baseball pitchers

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 08:48:05 -0400

Increasing numbers of elbow-related injuries in professional baseball pitchers has led to research studying risk factors, especially those that can be modified and adjusted to help prevent lost playing time.



Research shows surgery as effective, safe option to treat patients with pectoralis major tendon ruptures

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 08:43:23 -0400

Surgery is an effective and safe option to treat patients with pectoralis major tendon (PMT) ruptures, generally demonstrating a low risk of re-rupture and complications, according to research presented today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's Annual Meeting in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.



Young patients who suffer patellar dislocations at higher risk of recurring injuries, study finds

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 08:39:03 -0400

Young patients who suffer patellar dislocations are at a higher risk of recurring dislocations, especially long-term after their initial injury, according to research presented today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's Annual Meeting in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Researchers received the Herodicus Award, presented to the best resident paper featured at the meeting, and determined by the Herodicus Society.



Risk of caesarean reduced by healthy diet and physical activity during pregnancy, study finds

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 07:02:00 -0400

A new study published by The BMJ, on 19th July 2017, states that encouraging healthy diets and physical activity during pregnancy can restrict excess gain of weight as well as reduce the chance of having caesarean sections.