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Study Finds Resilience Protects Against Risk for Developing Alcohol Use Disorders

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 11:05:50 EST

(image) Resilience considerably reduces risk for developing alcohol use disorders, according to a new study conducted by researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University and Lund University in Sweden.(image)



UTHealth Experts Take Part in U.S. Surgeon General's First Youth E-Cigarette Report

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 11:05:04 EST

Researchers from the Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health were the senior scientific editors for the first-ever U.S. Surgeon General's Report on E-Cigarette Use Among Youth and Young Adults, released today.(image)



Study Shows New Treatment Strategy in Head and Neck Cancer Not Better Than Current Standard of Care

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 11:00:00 EST

(image) Results of the largest Canadian clinical trial to date comparing standard treatment for locally advanced squamous cell head and neck cancer with an experimental treatment, did not show the new treatment is superior.(image)



More Complications, Less Satisfaction in Breast Cancer Patients Who Have Radiation and Implants

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 10:30:00 EST

(image) A new study finds that breast cancer patients who have implant reconstruction following radiation therapy had more complications from the surgery and were less satisfied with the result than women who had implants but no radiation.(image)



How to Mix the Perfect (Drug) Cocktail

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 10:05:55 EST

The fine art of mixing drug cocktails is incredibly complicated, with virtually infinite numbers of possible interactions and side effects. Now, a new model from the Weizmann Institute lab of Prof. Uri Alon lets scientists compare combinations of drugs to determine efficacy - a major step forward in personalized medicine.(image)



New Trial to Examine Use of Pre-Hospital Blood Products

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 10:05:48 EST

University of Warwick is collaborating with researchers at the NIHR Surgical Reconstruction and Microbiology Research Centre (SRMRC) to support a ground-breaking new study to investigate the effectiveness of giving patients blood products immediately after a major injury or trauma - before they reach hospital.(image)



$2 Million Grant Awarded to UAB to Continue Eye Care Research

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 10:05:44 EST

(image) Funding from a National Eye Institute award to the UAB School of Optometry will advance eye care research.(image)



Personalized Cancer Vaccine is Associated With Promising Outcomes for Patients with Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 10:05:34 EST

(image) A personalized cancer vaccine markedly improved outcomes for patients suffering from acute myeloid leukemia (AML), a potentially lethal blood cancer, in a clinical trial led by investigators at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). The product of a long-term collaboration among investigators at the Cancer Center at BIDMC and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, the vaccine stimulated powerful immune responses against AML cells and resulted in protection from relapse in a majority of patients, the team of researchers reported today in Science Translational Medicine.(image)



Contraception Influences Sexual Desire in Committed Relationships

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 10:05:11 EST

Estrogen or progesterone makes a difference in sexual desire(image)



American College of Radiology Names Gold Medalists, Honorary Fellows and Distinguished Achievement Awardee

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 10:00:04 EST

(image) The American College of Radiology (ACR) Board of Chancellors (BOC) selected three innovators as 2017 Gold Medalists for their extraordinary service to the College or radiology.(image)



Overcoming the Opioid Crisis in the Primary Care Setting

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 09:00:25 EST

(image) Through monitoring and dosing guidelines, provider education and training and better alternatives for patient pain management, medical group reduces monthly average of written pain medicine prescriptions by 20 percent, while the number of providers within the medical group grew by 22 percent and the number of patients grew by 12 percent.(image)



Deadline Extended for Nominations: the Endocrine Society's Award for Excellence in Science and Medical Journalism

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 09:00:07 EST

The Endocrine Society is extending the deadline for nominations for the 10th annual Award for Excellence in Science and Medical Journalism. The award recognizes outstanding reporting that enhances public understanding of health issues pertaining to the field of endocrinology. Entries will be accepted through Friday, December 16, 2016.(image)



Scientists Unlock Genetic Code of Diseased Lung Cells to Find New Treatments for IPF

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 09:00:00 EST

Researchers cracked the complete genetic code of individual cells in healthy and diseased human lung tissues to find potential new molecular targets for diagnosing and treating the lethal lung disease Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF). Scientists from Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, in collaboration with investigators at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, publish their findings Dec. 8 in the Journal of Clinical Investigation Insights (JCI Insight).(image)






The Medical Minute: Music Can Be Good Medicine

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 08:05:25 EST

(image) Music may not seem as potent as a pill, but in many cases, it's just what the doctor ordered.(image)



Researchers Link Dental Problems in Cleft Lip and Palate to Abnormal Salivary Glands

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 08:00:21 EST

A new study in the Journal of Dental Research suggests that dental problems commonly associated with cleft lip and palate may be caused by abnormalities in salivary glands and an imbalance of immune compounds in the mouth.(image)



Adhering to a Work Routine Helps Reduce Pressure in Protracted War Situations

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 06:05:15 EST

Two recently-published studies at the University of Haifa examined the connection between work routine and stress during the Second Lebanon War. The studies found that work routine reduced stress among residents of northern Israel during the war. The strongest effect was found among women and those obliged to come to their places of work.(image)



Microorganisms Isolated in Cave Helps Researchers Understand the Origins of Antibiotic Resistance

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 05:00:00 EST

Scientists examined one bacterium found 1,000 feet underground (called Paenibacillus) that demonstrated resistance to most antibiotics used today, including so-called 'drugs of last resort' such as daptomycin. These microorganisms have been isolated from the outside world for more than four million years within the cave.(image)






Brain Metastasis Persists Despite Improved Targeted Treatment for HER2 Breast Cancer

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 18:05:00 EST

(image) A study presented Wednesday at the 2016 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium examined the incidence of brain metastasis after diagnosis for three groups of patients with HER2-positive breast cancer.(image)



Genetic Alterations More Common in Tumors of Older Patients with Metastatic Breast Cancer

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 18:05:00 EST

(image) In a preliminary findings presented at the 2016 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, researchers reported that older patients were as likely as younger patients to receive targeted therapy and enroll in therapeutic trials based on their sequencing results.(image)



Scientists Developing Model to Predict if Chemotherapy Will Work for Aggressive Breast Cancer

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 18:05:00 EST

(image) In a study presented at the 2016 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, researchers report they developed a model that can predict which triple negative breast cancer patients will respond to chemotherapy.(image)



Statement From the American Dental Hygienists' Association on the Importance of Oral Health

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 17:05:01 EST

ADHA believes that integrating dental hygienists into the healthcare delivery system as essential primary care providers to expand access to oral health care will help improve the public's overall health. This is why proper dental hygiene diagnosis is critical in identifying and treating early risk factors for more serious health concerns.(image)



Researchers Discover Enzyme Crucial to Tumor Development

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 17:00:35 EST

Technion researchers have discovered a biological pathway that plays an important role in tumor development. The findings could lead to cancer-fighting drugs that work by shortening the half-life of select cancer-promoting proteins known as oncoproteins.(image)



Mayo Clinic Research Helps Refine Role of Gene Variants in Breast Cancer Risk

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 16:15:00 EST

Inherited pathogenic variants in protein coding genes BARD1 and RAD51D increase a woman's likelihood of developing breast cancer, according to research conducted at Mayo Clinic and presented today at the 2016 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.(image)