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Today's Healthcare News
May 19, 2019

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Electric Field-Based Dressing Helps Heal Wound Infections

Researchers have found a way to charge up the fight against bacterial infections using electricity. Scientists have developed a dressing that uses an electric field to disrupt biofilm infection in ... read more

Early Weight-Loss Surgery May Improve Type 2 Diabetes, Blood Pressure Outcomes

Despite similar weight loss, teens who had gastric bypass surgery were significantly more likely to have remission of both type 2 diabetes and high ... read more

Fecal Microbiota Transplant Found Safe and Effective in Children With C. Difficile

Fecal microbiota transplant (FMT), or the transfer of stool from a healthy donor to a patient, has been found effective in reversing severe, ... read more

Antibody Responses Vs. Ebola Keep Evolving in Survivors, Months After Recovery

Antiviral antibodies produced by survivors of Ebola infection continue to evolve and improve after recovery, according to a study of immune responses ... read more
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Children Who Use Asthma Tracking App Have Better Disease Control and Fewer Hospital Visits

An app that allows parents and doctors to monitor a child's asthma has a big impact on managing the disease. When families monitored symptoms with eAsthma Tracker and adjusted care accordingly, ... read more

Patients With Both Schizophrenia and Epilepsy Die Alarmingly Early

More than one in four patients with schizophrenia and epilepsy die before reaching the age of ... read more

Brain Network Activity Can Improve in Epilepsy Patients After Surgery

Successful epilepsy surgery can improve brain connectivity similar to patterns seen in people without ... read more

What Are the Neurological Side Effects of CAR T-Cell Therapy?

A team recently cataloged the neurological symptoms of patients who had received CAR T-cell therapy to better understand its neurotoxic side effects. While neurological symptoms were prevalent -- 77 ... read more

Why Lymphoma Patients May Become Resistant to Specific Therapy

Researchers have discovered a mechanism of drug resistance to Venetoclax®, also known as ABT-199, a BCL-2 targeting drug commonly used to treat chronic lymphocytic leukemia and acute myeloid ... read more

Big Data Helps Identify Better Way to Research Breast Cancer's Spread

Researchers are analyzing large volumes of data, often referred to as big data, to determine better research models to fight the spread of breast cancer and test potential drugs. Current models used ... read more

New Doctors' DNA Ages Six Times Faster Than Normal in First Year

Every summer, tens of thousands of newly minted doctors start the most intense year of their training: the first year of residency, also called the intern year. A new study suggests that the ... read more

For-Profit Dialysis Provider Charges Private Insurers 4 Times More Than Government Payers

Private insurers covering people receiving treatment for dialysis paid four times more than government insurance programs such as Medicare paid for the same service. Government programs paid, on ... read more

Five Rules to Tackle Antibiotic Resistance

Current efforts to tackle antibiotic resistance are 'not nearly radical enough,' a leading scientist ... read more

Newly Identified Bacteria-Killing Protein Needs Vitamin A to Work

People who have inadequate vitamin A in their diets are more susceptible to skin infection, yet how that vitamin affects skin immunity has been unclear. New research sheds some light on that mystery ... read more

When Does Clean Eating Become an Unhealthy Obsession?

Researchers say those who have a history of an eating disorder, obsessive-compulsive traits, dieting, poor body image, and a drive for thinness are more likely to develop a pathological obsession ... read more

Historically 'Safer' Tramadol More Likely Than Other Opioids to Result in Prolonged Use

Surgical patients receiving the opioid tramadol have a somewhat higher risk of prolonged use than those receiving other common opioids, new research finds. However, the Drug Enforcement ... read more

Humanwide Program Uses Data-Driven, Integrated Team Approach to Predict, Prevent Disease

A pilot program combining cutting-edge tools of biomedicine with a collaborative, team-based method, offers a new approach to personalized health care that captures the promise of Precision Health: ... read more

Researchers have found that higher levels of aneuploidy lead to much greater lethality among prostate cancer patients. This suggest a mechanism for how some prostate cancers become lethal, and could ... read more

Distracted Driving More Frequent Among Millennial Than Older Parents

Investigators sought to understand and compare the texting and driving patterns of millennial parents versus older ... read more

Misapplication of Opioid Guidelines?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is clarifying its guidelines on opioid prescribing, citing the findings of a review panel that many clinicians, policymakers and payers are misapplying ... read more

Bacteria's Role in Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections

A new finding shows that several species of bacteria reside in bladder tissue of postmenopausal women who experience recurrent urinary tract infections (RUTIs). The results represent the first ... read more

People Fail to Recognize Male Postnatal Depression

A new study shows that people are almost twice as likely to correctly identify signs of postnatal depression in women than in ... read more

Cancer Screening Rates Decline When Patients See Doctors Later in Day

Decision fatigue and doctors falling behind schedule may lead to lower cancer screening rates, a new study ... read more

Some Biologic Treatments for Psoriasis May Be Safer for Patients

Dermatologists found a decreased risk of infection in patients with psoriasis using some of the newer, more targeted medications compared to those taking methotrexate, a drug widely used since the ... read more

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