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March 21, 2019

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March 21, 2019

Visualizing Better Cancer Treatment

Mar. 20, 2019 — Researchers have engineered nanoscale protein micelles capable of both delivering chemotherapeutic drugs and of being tracked by MRI. The innovation allows researchers to administer therapy while ... read more

Gene Variant Associated With Cellular Aging

Mar. 20, 2019 — It is well known that psychiatric stress is associated with accelerated aging. Now, a new study shows that a gene mutation interacts with multiple types of psychiatric stress including post-traumatic ... read more

Improper Removal of Personal Protective Equipment Contaminates Health Care Workers

Mar. 20, 2019 — More than one-third of healthcare workers were contaminated with multi-drug resistant organisms (MDRO) after caring for patients colonized or infected with the bacteria, according to a new study. The ... read more

New Model for ICU Care Discovers Causes of Health Emergencies

Mar. 20, 2019 — A new model for intensive care can help identify preventable -- and previously overlooked -- factors that often send chronically ill patients to the intensive care unit ... read more

Skin Diseases Are More Common Than We Think

Mar. 20, 2019 — Skin diseases are ranked as the fourth most common cause of human illness, but many affected people do not consult a physician. A new study estimates the prevalence of skin diseases outside the ... read more

Does Alcohol Consumption Have an Effect on Arthritis?

Mar. 20, 2019 — Several previous studies have demonstrated that moderate alcohol consumption is linked with less severe disease and better quality of life in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, but a new study ... read more

Mar. 20, 2019 — Using data from computed tomography (CT) images, researchers may be able to predict which lung cancer patients will respond to chemotherapy, according to a new ... read more

Prescribing Healthy Food in Medicare/Medicaid Is Cost Effective, Could Improve Health

Mar. 19, 2019 — A team of researchers modeled the health and economic effects of healthy food prescriptions in Medicare and Medicaid. The study finds that health insurance coverage to offset the cost of healthy food ... read more

Deep Brain Stimulation Provides Sustained Relief for Severe Depression

Mar. 19, 2019 — Patients suffering from severe, treatment-resistant depression can benefit not only acutely but also the long-term from deep brain ... read more

3D Mammography Significantly Reduces Breast Biopsy Rates

Mar. 19, 2019 — The use of digital breast tomosynthesis, also known as 3D mammography, may significantly reduce the number of women who undergo breast biopsy for a non-cancerous lesion following an abnormal ... read more

Bartonella and Sudden-Onset Adolescent Schizophrenia

Mar. 18, 2019 — In a new case study, researchers describe an adolescent human patient diagnosed with rapid onset schizophrenia who was found instead to have a Bartonella henselae infection (associated with cat ... read more

Ultrasound Provides Precise, Minimally Invasive Way to Measure Heart Function in Children

Mar. 18, 2019 — Currently, a practical, precise, minimally invasive way to measure cardiac output or heart function in children undergoing surgery does not exist. New research illustrates how a novel minimally ... read more

Mar. 18, 2019 — Researchers have developed a technique to grow custom-fit bone implants to repair jawbone injuries from a patient's own ... read more

Google Research Shows How AI Can Make Ophthalmologists More Effective

Mar. 18, 2019 — As artificial intelligence continues to evolve, diagnosing disease faster and potentially with greater accuracy than physicians, some have suggested that technology may soon replace tasks that ... read more

Surgery Using Ultrasound Energy Found to Treat High Blood Pressure

Mar. 18, 2019 — A one-off operation that targets the nerves connected to the kidney has been found to maintain reduced blood pressure in hypertension patients for at least six months, according to the results of a ... read more

Refugee Women Have Healthier Pregnancies Than US Women -- Why? An Unhealthy US Culture

Mar. 18, 2019 — African refugee women experience healthier pregnancies than women born in the United States, despite receiving less prenatal care, found a recent ... read more

Ticagrelor Is as Safe and Effective as Clopidogrel After Heart Attack

Mar. 18, 2019 — Patients given clot busters to treat a heart attack fared equally well if they were given the standard blood thinning medication clopidogrel versus the newer, more potent drug ticagrelor, according ... read more

Fertility App 'Dot' Found to Be as Effective as Other Family Planning Methods

Mar. 18, 2019 — Results of a first-of-its-kind prospective study with a family planning app find it to be as effective as other modern methods for avoiding an unplanned pregnancy, according to ... read more

Lowering Blood Pressure Prevents Worsening Brain Damage in Elderly

Mar. 18, 2019 — Elderly people with high blood pressure, or hypertension, who took medicine to keep their 24-hour systolic blood pressure around 130 mm Hg for three years showed significantly less accumulation of ... read more

Pure Omega-3 Prescription Drug Markedly Reduces First, Repeat and Total CV Events

Mar. 18, 2019 — Taking a high dose of icosapent ethyl -- a pure and stable prescription form of the omega-3 fatty acid known as EPA -- significantly reduces the occurrence of first, subsequent and total ischemic ... read more

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