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July 1, 2015

July 1, 2015 — Three-quarters of the population will get an itchy red rash if exposed to the urushiol oil inside poison ivy's leaves, stem and roots. One-quarter of people will not have any reaction to ... read more

Evaluation of NK1 Antagonists for Emesis Prevention in Oxaliplatin Chemo: SENRI Trial

July 1, 2015 — The SENRI trial has opened the window to evaluate NK1 antagonists for emesis prevention in patients taking oxaliplatin chemotherapy, results of a new ... read more

People With Epilepsy Can Benefit from Smartphone Apps to Manage Their Condition

July 1, 2015 — While many people with epilepsy can control their seizures with medication, those unpredictable and involuntary changes in behavior and consciousness can be limiting for others. Neurologists ... read more

Does Radiation from X-Rays and CT Scans Really Cause Cancer?

June 30, 2015 — In recent years, there has been widespread media coverage of studies purporting to show that radiation from X-rays, CT scans and other medical imaging causes cancer. But such studies have serious ... read more

Hospital-Wide Program for Delirium, Alcohol Withdrawal and Suicide/harm Impacts Readmission Rates

June 30, 2015 — In a new report, clinicians describe the implementation and effectiveness of a hospital-wide clinical improvement initiative for acute care patients at risk for delirium, alcohol withdrawal and ... read more

Protein's Impact on Colorectal Cancer Is Dappled

June 30, 2015 — Researchers have discovered a cell signaling pathway that appears to exert some control over initiation and progression of colorectal cancer, the third leading cause of cancer-related death in the ... read more

Folate Biomarkers Determined

June 30, 2015 — An international paper on folate biomarkers is part of an initiative to provide evidence-based guidance for the global nutrition and public health community. The comprehensive study on folate, an ... read more

Targeting Mistreatment of Women During Childbirth

June 30, 2015 — Scientists have synthesized qualitative and quantitative evidence to form a clearer picture of the extent and types of mistreatment that occurs during childbirth in health facilities. Such ... read more

Innovative Imaging Study Shows That the Spinal Cord Learns on Its Own

June 30, 2015 — The spinal cord engages in its own learning of motor tasks independent of the brain, according to an innovative imaging study. The results of the study may offer new opportunities for rehabilitation ... read more

Women's Faces Get Redder at Ovulation, but Human Eyes Can't Pick Up on It

June 30, 2015 — Past research shows men find female faces more attractive at peak fertility. A new study shows an increased redness of women's face skin at the most fertile point of ovulatory cycle, but just ... read more

Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy Significantly Improves Low Back Pain in Postpartum Women

June 30, 2015 — Osteopathic manipulative therapy decreased postpartum low back pain by over 70 percent in women who had given birth at least three months before beginning treatment, according to a new ... read more

June 30, 2015 — Mice that have a genetic version of mitochondrial disease can easily be mistaken for much older animals by the time they are nine months old: they have thinning grey hair, osteoporosis, poor hearing, ... read more

June 30, 2015 — People with blue eyes might have a greater chance of becoming alcoholics, according to a unique new study by genetic ... read more

Should Drinking Water Be Centralized or Decentralized?

June 30, 2015 — A Canadian civil engineering graduate evaluates claims that more centralized US-style regulation of drinking water would improve outcomes for Canadians. The paper finds limited support for these ... read more

June 30, 2015 — Researchers who developed a high-speed form of atomic force microscopy have shown how to image the physical properties of live breast cancer cells, for the first time revealing details about how ... read more

Cardiac Survival Rates Around 6 Percent for Those Occurring Outside of a Hospital

June 30, 2015 — Cardiac arrest strikes almost 600,000 people each year, killing the vast majority of those individuals, says a new report. Following a cardiac arrest, each minute without treatment decreases the ... read more

For Women With Bipolar Disorder, Sleep Quality Affects Mood

June 30, 2015 — Poor sleep is associated with negative mood in women with bipolar disorder, according to researchers. Bipolar disorder is a brain disorder that causes unusual shifts in mood, energy, activity levels ... read more

Healthy Diet Linked to Lower Death Rates Among Low-Income Residents in Southeastern USA

June 30, 2015 — Eating a healthy diet was linked with a lower risk of dying from heart disease, stroke, cancer or other diseases among a population of low-income individuals living in the Southeastern U.S., ... read more

Similarities Between Embryos, Breast Tumors Identified

June 30, 2015 — It may seem incredulous, but breast tumors may have something in common with embryos, at least in mice, say researchers. Tumors that resemble six-day-old mouse embryos are more prone to metastasize ... read more

June 30, 2015 — The first study of its kind measuring the brain's role in mediating caloric intake following alcohol consumption among women shows that alcohol exposure sensitizes the brain's response to ... read more

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