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May 26, 2015

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May 26, 2015

Ozone Antiseptic Shows Potential for Treating Severe Gum Infections

May 26, 2015 — A powerful new antiseptic agent, called ozone nanobubble water, holds promise for the treatment of periodontitis, or severe gum infections, according to new ... read more

New UK Research 'Challenges the Assumption That Arthritis Patients Take Their Medication Regularly'

May 26, 2015 — 40% of UK arthritis patients scored low on an adherence questionnaire at least once during their time in a recent study, indicating that they might not be taking their expensive biological therapies ... read more

Attitudes About Complementary and Alternative Medicine Predict Use Among Cancer Patients

May 26, 2015 — Attitudes and beliefs about complementary and alternative medicines (CAM) were found to be a better predictor of CAM usage than socio-demographic factors alone – such as race, sex, or education – ... read more

Surgical Skills Lab and Dissection Curricula Train Neurosurgical Residents

May 26, 2015 — A surgical skills laboratory and corresponding dissection curricula were established in the Department of Neurosurgery at the Cleveland Clinic in the 2011-2012 academic year. The authors describe how ... read more

Apr. 15, 2015 — A new, ex vivo lung cancer model that mimics the process of tumor progression has been invested by researchers. The "4-D" model is created by removing all the cells from a vertebrate lung, ... read more

Frailer Older Patients at Higher Risk of Readmission or Death After Discharge from Hospital

May 25, 2015 — Frailer older patients are at higher risk of readmission to hospital or death within 30 days after discharge from a general internal medicine ward, but health care professionals can assess who is at ... read more

May 25, 2015 — Certain special fats found in blood are essential for human brain growth and function, new research suggests. New published studies show that mutations in the protein Mfsd2a causes impaired brain ... read more

'Pain Sensing' Gene Discovery Could Help in Development of New Methods of Pain Relief

May 25, 2015 — A gene essential to the production of pain-sensing neurons in humans has been identified by an international team of researchers. The discovery could have implications for the development of new ... read more

Complex Signaling Between Blood, Stem Cells Controls Regeneration in Fly Gut

May 25, 2015 — Having a healthy gut may well depend on maintaining a complex signaling dance between immune cells and the stem cells that line the intestine. Scientists report significant new insight into how these ... read more

Researchers Unveil New Gene Subgroup in Prostate Cancer

May 25, 2015 — Prostate cancer researchers have drawn a molecular portrait that provides the first complete picture of localized, multi-focal disease within the prostate and also unveils a new gene subgroup driving ... read more

May 25, 2015 — For two decades cancer researchers have looked unsuccessfully for ways to develop compounds to restore the function of mutant p53 proteins. Now a team of researchers has discovered that eliminating ... read more

May 25, 2015 — Diabetes is the fastest growing metabolic disease in the world. A new study has shown that traditional Aboriginal and Indian plant extracts could be used to manage the disease and may also have ... read more

May 25, 2015 — A new adjustable female shoe based on a new memory shape composite of leather and Nitinol material, is now available. The new material allows fitting the shoe to the foot shape, after obtaining ... read more

May 25, 2015 — Researchers have created a "brainstorm barometer" that allows computers to calculate the brain functions of very premature babies during their first hours of life. The new research method ... read more

Revolutionary Therapeutic Dental Adhesives With the Aptitude to Remineralize the Resin-Dentine Bonding Interface Through Biomimetic Processes

May 25, 2015 — Dental health researchers report that clinical minimally invasive treatments require the elimination of dental caries-infected tissues in order to stop the progression of bacteria to the pulpal ... read more

Depression Associated With 5-Fold Increased Mortality Risk in Heart Failure Patients

May 23, 2015 — Moderate to severe depression is associated with a 5-fold increased risk of all cause mortality in patients with heart failure, according to research. The results show that risk was independent of ... read more

Helmet Add-Ons May Not Lower Concussion Risk in Athletes

Feb. 25, 2015 — Football helmet add-ons such as outer soft-shell layers, spray treatments, helmet pads and fiber sheets may not significantly help lower the risk of concussions in athletes, according to a new ... read more

Cognitive Impairment Predicts Worse Outcome in Heart Failure

May 24, 2015 — Cognitive impairment predicts worse outcome in elderly heart failure patients, reveals research. Patients with cognitive impairment had a 7.5 times greater risk of call cause death and heart failure ... read more

36-Percent Increase in Pediatric Patients Treated With Proton Therapy, New Survey Shows

May 23, 2015 — Results from an American survey indicate a steady increase in the number of pediatric patients who are being treated with proton radiation therapy for cancerous and non-cancerous tumors. Based on a ... read more

Obesity, Mood Disorders Increase Peripartum Cardiomyopathy Risk

May 23, 2015 — Anxiety, depression and bipolar disorder doubles the risk of peripartum cardiomyopathy during childbirth, while obesity leads to a 1.7-fold increase, researchers report. Women with common ... read more

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