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May 5, 2015

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May 5, 2015

Researchers Hope to Improve Dental Health by Changing Caregiver's Behavior

May 4, 2015 — Studies have long associated low-income areas with poor oral health. But dental researchers have sensed that other factors related to income may be at work -- in particular, education level. So they ... read more

Study Results Promising for Hepatitis C Patients Awaiting or Completing Liver Transplant

Apr. 30, 2015 — Hepatitis C patients who are awaiting a liver transplant or have completed one are a difficult group to cure because hepatitis C can come back after transplant. A recent trial showed that a large ... read more

Impaired Sleep Linked to Lower Pain Tolerance

Apr. 30, 2015 — People with insomnia and other sleep problems have increased sensitivity to pain, reports a new study. The effect on pain tolerance appears strongest in people who suffer from both insomnia and ... read more

Researchers Use 'Knockout Humans' to Connect Genes to Disease Risk

Apr. 30, 2015 — Researchers are helping to make precision medicine a reality by sequencing entire exomes of people to assess chronic disease risk and drug efficacy. For years, scientists have been using a method ... read more

Fresh Whole Blood Reduces Possible Complications in Pediatric Heart Surgery Patients

Apr. 30, 2015 — Using fresh whole blood from single donors is better than using component blood from multiple donors in pediatric heart surgery patients, new research ... read more

Traumatic Events, Financial Struggles May Threaten Women's Heart Health

Apr. 29, 2015 — Traumatic life events such as losing a child or a spouse increased the chances of a heart attack by more than 65 percent among middle-aged and older women regardless of heart disease risk factors or ... read more

Urine Profiles Provide Clues to How Obesity Causes Disease

Apr. 29, 2015 — Being overweight or obese is associated with higher risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes and cancer, but the mechanisms connecting body fat and disease are not well understood. Scientists have ... read more

Young Adults Born Preterm May Live With Lungs of Elderly

Apr. 29, 2015 — Adult survivors of preterm births may have a lung capacity that resembles the healthy elderly or casual smokers by the time they reach their early 20s, according to a new ... read more

Five-Year Survivors of Esophageal Cancer Still Face Low but Constant Risks

Apr. 29, 2015 — According to the American Cancer Society, in 2015 about 17,000 new cases of esophageal cancer will be diagnosed, and about 15,600 people will die from the disease. While the 5-year survival rate in ... read more

Gene Variants Show Potential in Predicting Rheumatoid Arthritis Disease Outcomes

Apr. 29, 2015 — Scientists have identified a new way in which genotyping can be used to predict disease outcomes among sufferers of rheumatoid ... read more

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Increases the Risk of Sudden Cardiac Death

Apr. 29, 2015 — People suffering from the common lung disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), have an increased risk of sudden cardiac death (SCD), according to new research. The large study of 15,000 ... read more

Improving the Effect of HIV Drugs by the Use of a Vaccine

Apr. 29, 2015 — A vaccine containing a protein necessary for virus replication can boost an HIV-infected patient's immune system, according to clinical research. This boost can result in increased effectiveness ... read more

Uk Coalition Government Derailed Efforts to Reduce Salt in Food

Apr. 28, 2015 — A poor diet is the leading cause of death and disability worldwide. Large amounts of salt, for example, are added to food by industry and eating too much can raise blood pressure, a major factor ... read more

Lack of Safety at School, Poverty Linked to Childhood Obesity

Apr. 28, 2015 — A lack of safety at school is one of the correlates of childhood obesity, say researchers. The researchers came to their conclusions by reviewing data provided by 1,234 Quebec youths who had just ... read more

Apr. 28, 2015 — Most female service members who experience sexual assault are unlikely to seek post-assault health care, at least in the short term, suggests a new ... read more

Resolvin D1 Reduces Post-Heart-Attack Heart Failure

Apr. 27, 2015 — Mice that are given the lipid Resolvin D1 after experimental heart attacks have substantially reduced amounts of inflammation and heart failure. Resolvin D1 is naturally produced in the body as a ... read more

Apr. 27, 2015 — In a study that looked at a handful of quality measures for chronic disease care, veterans who used both Veterans Affairs care and a Medicare Advantage plan during 2008 or 2009 did no better or worse ... read more

Apr. 27, 2015 — The month of May brings many things, among them Mother's Day, tulips, and Lyme Disease Awareness campaigns. But according to a disease ecologist, if we want to get a leg up on tick-borne illness ... read more

HIV Prevention and Risk Behaviors Follow Weekly Patterns

Apr. 27, 2015 — The peak time for seeking information on topics related to HIV, such as prevention and testing, is at the beginning of the week, while risky sexual behaviors tend to increase on the weekends, ... read more

Musculoskeletal Outcomes from Study on Adolescent Bariatric Surgery Safety

Apr. 27, 2015 — Outcomes regarding musculoskeletal disease among severely obese adolescents participating in a recent study have been presented by researchers. Investigators note that while pediatric obesity is more ... read more

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