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November 27, 2015

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November 27, 2015

Native Americans Have Decreased Access to Kidney Transplants

Nov. 24, 2015 — Native Americans have decreased access to kidney transplants and are more likely to die while waiting for a kidney than whites according to new research. Long-term survival outcomes in Native ... read more

Fat Cells Originating from Bone Marrow Found in Humans

Nov. 24, 2015 — Fat cells produced by stem cells from the bone marrow may be linked to chronic illnesses like diabetes, cardiovascular disease, kidney disease and some cancers, researchers ... read more

Mental Health Risk for New Dads

Nov. 24, 2015 — Anxiety around the arrival of a new baby is just as common as postnatal depression, and the risks for men are nearly as high as for women, researchers have found. A mental health researcher reviewed ... read more

Early Childhood Bronchiolitis Increases Asthma Risk in Adulthood

Nov. 23, 2015 — People who have had bronchiolitis in early childhood have an increased risk of asthma at the age of 28-31 and a weaker health-related quality of life than their peers. In lung function tests, they ... read more

Evolution of Severely Immunosuppressed HIV Patients Depends on the Immunologic and Virologic Response

Nov. 23, 2015 — Health authorities recommend HIV-infected patients starting treatment as soon as possible after diagnosis, regardless of the level of immunosuppression and viral load. Even in the worst scenario, if ... read more

Nov. 23, 2015 — A mathematical model has been developed to forecast metastatic breast cancer survival rates using techniques usually reserved for weather prediction, financial forecasting and surfing the ... read more

Diabetes Drug Could Be Used to Combat Fatty Liver Disease, Research Shows

Nov. 19, 2015 — Findings from a new study present the possibility of new therapies for patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, for which there is no current licensed treatment. The trial was the first of ... read more

British Hospitals Face Serious Shortage of Liver Specialists

Nov. 19, 2015 — Fewer than one in three hospitals employ a full-time doctor who specializes in liver medicine, according to a survey of 144 hospitals in the UK. The results suggest that staffing levels for liver ... read more

Treatment for Sickle Cell Disease May Help Protect Patients' Kidney Function

Nov. 19, 2015 — After six months of treatment with hydroxyurea, sickle cell disease patients' kidney function, as measured by the urinary albumin/creatine ratio, improved significantly, report investigators at ... read more

Long-Term Outcomes in Childhood, Young Adult Cancer Survivors

Nov. 19, 2015 — Recent work has focused on long-term outcomes in survivors of childhood or young adult cancer. Among other findings, researchers found that cancer survivors had an overall increased relative risk for ... read more

New Insights in the Search for Treatments for Neurological Diseases

Nov. 19, 2015 — The fine details of a mechanism that provides more insight in the communication between neurons has been revealed by a team of scientists. The research has clarified how damaged synapses -- the ... read more

Gunshot Survivors in High-Crime Community Face Elevated Risk of Early Death, Study Shows

Nov. 18, 2015 — One in 20 survivors of gunshot violence in an urban area with high crime died within five years, mainly by homicide, according to the results of a study that tracked patients after they had been ... read more

Patient's Priorities in Treating Rare Muscular Dystrophy

Nov. 18, 2015 — A new study of individuals with myotonic dystrophy type 2 -- a rare form of muscular dystrophy -- has helped pinpoint the symptoms of the disease that are most important to patients. These findings ... read more

Researchers Harness Social Media to Explore Serious Side Effects of Pain Medication

Nov. 18, 2015 — Harnessing the power of social media, investigators have sifted through more than two billion tweets and online posts to study the harmful side effects of narcotics medication taken for chronic ... read more

Sex Reassignment Surgery May Be Better for Transgender Women’s Health Than Hormones Only

Nov. 18, 2015 — Transgender women may be at a higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes compared with men and women in the general population. New research finds that transgender women who ... read more

Nationwide Look at Diabetes in Mexico Paints Grim Picture

Nov. 18, 2015 — If diabetes in Mexico continues unchecked, at least one in three people, and as many as one in two, could be diagnosed with the disease in their lifetimes, suggests a new ... read more

Nov. 18, 2015 — Diabetes in elderly, lean animals has a different cause -- and potential treatment -- from obesity-associated type 2 diabetes, new research shows. Traditionally, diabetes has been grouped into the ... read more

Weekday Sleep Changes May Raise Risk of Diabetes, Heart Disease

Nov. 18, 2015 — Monday mornings could be harmful to your health. Even routine sleep changes such as waking up early for work during the week may raise the risk of developing metabolic problems such as diabetes and ... read more

New Strategy Reduces Side Effects in Parkinson's Treatment

Nov. 18, 2015 — A novel strategy and a drug lead has been discovered for reducing the side effects of uncontrolled movement caused by the drug levodopa, commonly used to treat the stiffness, tremors and poor muscle ... read more

Prevalence of Lifetime Drug Use Disorders Nearly 10 Percent in US

Nov. 18, 2015 — Nearly 10 percent of Americans, or more than 23.3 million people, have lifetime drug use disorder diagnoses arising from drug use in the past year or prior to that and many of these individuals were ... read more

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