• By News Medical   -   Mar 7, 2021

    SPECIFIC BRAIN REGIONS RESPOND OPPOSINGLY TO EMOTIONS LINKED WITH LONELINESS AND WISDOM

    Research over the last decade has shown that loneliness is an important determinant of health. It is associated with considerable physical...

    Brain
  • By News Medical   -   Mar 7, 2021

    STUDY: MONOCLONAL ANTIBODY 'COCKTAIL' EFFECTIVE AGAINST ALL KNOWN COVID-19 VARIANTS

    A monoclonal antibody "cocktail" developed at Vanderbilt University Medical Center to neutralize the COVID-19 virus is effective against...

  • By News Medical   -   Mar 7, 2021

    STUDY PROPOSES A NEW, NONINVASIVE WAY TO DETECT KIDNEY TRANSPLANT REJECTION

    Patients can spend up to six years waiting for a kidney transplant. Even when they do receive a transplant, up to 20 percent of patients...

  • By News Medical   -   Mar 7, 2021

    EIGHT HALLMARKS OF ENVIRONMENTAL EXPOSURES THAT CONTRIBUTE TO DISEASE

    A new review of existing evidence proposes eight hallmarks of environmental exposures that chart the biological pathways through which...

    Stress, Pollution
  • By News Medical   -   Mar 7, 2021

    NEW SYSTEM TO AUTOMATICALLY EXTRACT ADVERSE DRUG REACTIONS FROM ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS

    Patients' electronic health records convey crucial information. The application of natural language processing techniques to these...

    Drugs
  • By News Medical   -   Mar 7, 2021

    AFRICAN AMERICAN BREAST CANCER SURVIVORS NEED TO BE BETTER INFORMED ABOUT CVD RISK

    African American breast cancer survivors are four times more likely to die from breast cancer than women of all other races and ethnicities,...

    Cancer, Breast, Breasts
  • By News Medical   -   Mar 7, 2021

    PEOPLE WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY MORE LIKELY TO DIE FROM COVID-19 THAN GENERAL POPULATION

    Intellectual disability puts individuals at higher risk of dying earlier in life than the general population, for a variety of medical...

    Disability
  • By News Medical   -   Mar 7, 2021

    ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE CAN PREDICT RISK OF NEW-ONSET ATRIAL FIBRILLATION AND AF-RELATED STROKE

    A team of scientists from Geisinger and Tempus have found that artificial intelligence can predict risk of new atrial fibrillation...

    Stroke
  • By News Medical   -   Mar 7, 2021

    STUDY IDENTIFIES WORRYING TRENDS BETWEEN TEENAGE SCREEN USE AND LOWER PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

    Two thirds of children use more than one screen at the same time after school, in the evenings and at weekends as part of increasingly...

  • By News Medical   -   Mar 7, 2021

    NEW, EFFICIENT METHOD FACILITATES ANTIBODY DEVELOPMENT

    In recent years, therapeutic antibodies have transformed the treatment of cancer and autoimmune diseases.

    Cancer
  • By News Medical   -   Mar 7, 2021

    RESEARCHERS DISCOVER HOW ADHESIONS FORM IN THE ABDOMEN

    Adhesions are scars in the abdomen, which can occur after surgery, often have serious consequences. Now, researchers from the University...

    Hospital
  • By News Medical   -   Mar 7, 2021

    MULTIDRUG-RESISTANT S. AUREUS STRAINS MAY BE SPREADING BETWEEN PIGS, FARMWORKERS IN NORTH CAROLINA

    DNA sequencing of bacteria found in pigs and humans in rural eastern North Carolina, an area with concentrated industrial-scale pig-farming,...

  • By News Medical   -   Mar 7, 2021

    ROBOTIC SYSTEMS GAIN PATIENT APPROVAL FOR CONTACTLESS CARE

    In the age of COVID-19, mobile robotic telehealth systems could help clinicians and patients interact without contact. Last spring,...

    Hospital
  • By News Medical   -   Mar 7, 2021

    SOCIAL SUPPORT FOR MOTHERS OF PATIENTS WITH EATING DISORDERS MAY HELP IMPROVE MOTHERS' MENTAL HEALTH

    Although caregivers of patients with eating disorders usually experience a heavy caregiving burden, the effects of social support on...

  • By News Medical   -   Mar 7, 2021

    RESEARCH REVEALS GENDER DISPARITIES IN COVID-19 CLINICAL TRIAL LEADERSHIP

    Less than one-third of COVID-19 clinical trials are led by women, which is half the proportion observed in non-COVID-19 trials, according...

    Hospital
  • By News Medical   -   Mar 7, 2021

    NEW COMPUTERIZED TEST CAN RAPIDLY SCREEN FOR BOTH DEMENTIA AND MILD COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT

    As the global population ages, the rate of dementia is increasing worldwide. Given that early detection is critical for treatment,...

  • By News Medical   -   Mar 7, 2021

    RESEARCHERS IDENTIFY HUMAN BCAS3 AND C16ORF70 AS NOVEL AUTOPHAGIC PROTEINS

    Autophagy is an intracellular degradation process of cytosolic materials and damaged organelles. Researchers at Ubiquitin Project of...

  • By News Medical   -   Mar 7, 2021

    JAPANESE STUDY SHOWS HOW HEAVY SNOWFALL REDUCES SERIOUS ROAD INJURIES

    Heavy snowfall slows things down and makes it harder to get from point A to point B. But snow clouds have a silver lining-heavy snow...

  • By News Medical   -   Mar 7, 2021

    FDA PLANS TO FURTHER REDUCE TOXIC ELEMENTS IN FOODS FOR BABIES AND YOUNG CHILDREN

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration takes exposure to toxic elements, such as arsenic, mercury, cadmium and lead, in the food supply...

    Plan, Baby, Drugs, Food
  • By News Medical   -   Mar 7, 2021

    COMBINED LIVER-CYTOKINE HUMANIZATION ENHANCES HUMAN RED BLOOD CELL PRODUCTION AND SURVIVAL

    In a new study by the Yale Department of Immunobiology and Yale Cancer Center, researchers report combined liver and growth factor...

    Cancer