• By News Medical   -   Oct 21, 2019

    SAFER MINING PRACTICES CAN HELP REDUCE LEAD POISONING

    A pilot program to introduce safer mining practices in Nigerian gold mining communities has reduced blood lead levels by 32% according...

  • By News Medical   -   Oct 21, 2019

    INCREASE IN AIR POLLUTION LEVELS LINKED TO MORE PREMATURE MORTALITY IN THE U.S

    In the United States, annual average levels of fine particulate matter-PM2.5, a measure of solid particles and liquid droplets that...

    Pollution
  • By News Medical   -   Oct 21, 2019

    FASTING MAY INCREASE MOTIVATION FOR EXERCISE BY SURGING "HUNGER HORMONE" GHRELIN

    Researchers have found that when mice are provided with limited access to food, the levels of food and satiety hormone ghrelin rises....

    Food
  • By News Medical   -   Oct 21, 2019

    NEW PORTABLE EXOSUIT TO IMPROVE RUNNING AND WALKING PERFORMANCE

    While walking may not seem like a burden for most people, for others, this simple task can often feel exhausting.

  • By News Medical   -   Oct 21, 2019

    NEW DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION HUB LAUNCHED TO ADDRESS DISPARITIES IN HEALTH CARE

    The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai - an international leader in medical and scientific training, biomedical research, and...

  • By News Medical   -   Oct 21, 2019

    DISCOVERY ABOUT DNA-REELING BACTERIA CAN HELP INFORM STRATEGIES TO STOP BACTERIAL INFECTION

    A new study from Indiana University has revealed a previously unknown role a protein plays in helping bacteria reel in DNA in their...

  • By News Medical   -   Oct 21, 2019

    LINK FOUND BETWEEN GENETIC VARIATIONS AND SIZE OF THE BRAINSTEM, OTHER SUBCORTICAL STRUCTURES

    Researchers have found a link between 48 common genetic variations and the size of the brainstem and other subcortical structures deep...

    Brain
  • By News Medical   -   Oct 21, 2019

    NAM LAUNCHES NEW COMPETITION SEEKING BREAKTHROUGH INNOVATIONS TO EXTEND HUMAN LIFE

    The National Academy of Medicine, in collaboration with eight global organizations representing more than 40 countries and territories,...

  • By News Medical   -   Oct 21, 2019

    PLURIPOTENT STEM CELLS HELP ADVANCE UNDERSTANDING OF HOW HUNTINGTON'S DISEASE DEVELOPS

    Huntington's disease is a fatal hereditary disease for which there is no cure. A novel study from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los...

    Cures
  • By News Medical   -   Oct 21, 2019

    HAPTOGLOBIN BINDS HEMOGLOBIN THAT CAUSES BRAIN DAMAGE AFTER CEREBRAL HEMORRHAGE

    Patients who survive a cerebral hemorrhage may suffer delayed severe brain damage caused by free hemoglobin, which comes from red blood...

    Brain
  • By News Medical   -   Oct 21, 2019

    PREGNANT WOMEN WITH ANEMIA MORE LIKELY TO NEED BLOOD TRANSFUSIONS AFTER CESAREAN DELIVERY

    Pregnant women with anemia are twice as likely to need blood transfusions after a cesarean delivery, as those without the condition,...

    Pregnant
  • By News Medical   -   Oct 21, 2019

    BETA-BLOCKERS DO NOT REDUCE RISK OF COPD EXACERBATIONS

    New research from scientists at the University of Alabama at Birmingham published in the New England Journal of Medicine has found...

  • By News Medical   -   Oct 21, 2019

    RESEARCHERS IDENTIFY NEW MECHANISM BY WHICH CANCER CELLS BECOME RESISTANT TO FERROPTOSIS

    An international team of researchers has found a different way cancer becomes resistant to chemotherapy, suggesting a new target for...

    Drugs, Cancer
  • By News Medical   -   Oct 21, 2019

    PATTERNS UNIQUE TO THE STRIATUM OBSERVED IN PEOPLE WITH HUNTINGTON'S DISEASE

    The part of the brain that selectively degenerates in people with Huntington's disease , called the striatum, is almost entirely destroyed...

    Brain
  • By News Medical   -   Oct 21, 2019

    NEW METHOD MAY OFFER EFFECTIVE TREATMENT FOR PANCREATIC CANCER WITH FEWER SIDE EFFECTS

    Pancreatic cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer-related deaths worldwide. Patients with pancreatic cancer often receive chemotherapy...

    Cancer
  • By News Medical   -   Oct 21, 2019

    HIGH CONSUMPTION OF DAIRY PRODUCTS LINKED TO INCREASED PROSTATE CANCER RISK

    A high consumption of dairy products, like milk and cheese, appears to be associated with an increased risk of prostate cancer, according...

    Prostate, Cancer
  • By News Medical   -   Oct 21, 2019

    NEUTROPHIL EXTRACELLULAR TRAPS COULD CAUSE ORGAN DAMAGE IN MALARIA

    Malaria is one of the world's deadliest infectious diseases: a small mosquito bite delivers numerous malaria parasites into the bloodstream....

    Flu
  • By News Medical   -   Oct 21, 2019

    PEPTIDE-BASED NANOPARTICLES CAN SUPPRESS PANCREATIC CANCER GROWTH WITHOUT ADVERSE EFFECTS

    Despite advances in cancer survival, more than 90 percent of people with pancreatic cancer die within five years. Most patients with...

    Tumors, Cancer
  • By News Medical   -   Oct 21, 2019

    PARENTS OF ADULTS WITH EPILEPSY FACE WIDE ARRAY OF ISSUES WITH VERY LITTLE SUPPORT

    Barbara Kalinoski takes charge of things. She's been chair of the school board. President of the Laurentian Lakes Chapter of the North...

    Face
  • By News Medical   -   Oct 21, 2019

    AACI LAUNCHES CURATED ONLINE COLLECTION OF CANCER ADVOCACY RESOURCES

    The Association of American Cancer Institutes is excited to announce the launch of a curated online collection of cancer advocacy resources....

    Cancer