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September 4, 2015

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September 4, 2015

Sep. 3, 2015 — A study has found bile acids may prolong survival in models of prion disease. The study examines the use of two bile acids as possible therapeutic treatments for prion disease. The research found ... read more

Spine Surgery: Findings Could Cut Costs for Osteoporosis Patients, Facilities

Sep. 2, 2015 — New findings from an interventional radiology department have shown that a more expensive option isn’t necessarily more effective for spine ... read more

Cirrhosis, Antibodies Increase Risk of Poor Outcome for Autoimmune Hepatitis Patients

Sep. 1, 2015 — New research reports that cirrhosis at first diagnosis and antibodies for the soluble liver antigen/liver pancreas antigen (SLA/LP) are major risk factors for poor short- and long-term outcome in ... read more

Vitamin A Implicated in Development of Alcoholic Liver Disease

Sep. 1, 2015 — With a name like 'Alcoholic Liver Disease,' you may not think about vitamin A as being part of the problem. That's exactly what scientists have shown, however, in a new research ... read more

Another Way Urate May Protect Against Parkinson's Disease

Sep. 1, 2015 — A study from members of the research team investigating whether increasing blood levels of the antioxidant urate can slow the progression of Parkinson's disease has found that the ... read more

Medication Improves Measure of Kidney Disease in Patients With Diabetes

Sep. 1, 2015 — Among patients with diabetes and kidney disease, most receiving an angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor or an angiotensin receptor blocker, the addition of the medication finerenone compared with ... read more

Treatment With Life-Saving Drugs Increases but Still Suboptimal in Ischemic Heart Disease

Sep. 1, 2015 — Treatment with life-saving medications has increased over the past 10 years in ischemic heart disease but levels are still suboptimal, according to the first results a new study. Statin prescriptions ... read more

Possible New Weapon Against PTSD

Sep. 1, 2015 — Animals who underwent chronic stress prior to a traumatic experience engaged a distinctive brain pathway that encodes traumatic memories more strongly than in unstressed animals, new research ... read more

Women in Poor Areas Twice as Likely to Develop Clinical Anxiety as Men

Aug. 31, 2015 — Women living in poor areas in the UK are almost twice as likely to develop clinical anxiety as women in richer areas. However, whether men lived in poorer or richer areas made no difference to their ... read more

Organized Self-Management Support Eases Chronic Depression

Aug. 31, 2015 — In a randomized trial, people with chronic or recurrent depression benefited from self-management support that included regular outreach care management and a self-care group with a combined ... read more

Aug. 31, 2015 — Multiple System Atrophy, a neurodegenerative disorder with similarities to Parkinson's disease, is caused by a newly discovered type of prion, according to two new research ... read more

Benefits for COPD Patients Using Digital Health Application

Aug. 31, 2015 — COPD patients who used a digital health application to report their daily symptoms and received same-day treatment recommendations from their health care provider experienced fewer and less severe ... read more

Lyme Disease Testing: Canadians May Receive False-Positives from Some US Labs

Aug. 31, 2015 — Lyme disease is becoming increasingly common in Canada, and Canadians with Lyme disease symptoms may seek diagnoses from laboratories in the United States, although many of the results will be ... read more

Examining Service Delivery, Patient Outcomes in Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program

Aug. 31, 2015 — Outpatient human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) health care facilities funded by the federal Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program were more likely to provide case management, mental health, substance abuse and ... read more

Prasugrel Associated With Increased Major Bleeding in High-Risk Patients With Stable Coronary Artery Disease

Aug. 31, 2015 — Prasugrel-based dual antiplatelet therapy is associated with increased major bleeding after stent implantation for high-risk patients with stable coronary artery disease, according to a secondary ... read more

Depressed Patients Have More Frequent Chest Pain Even in the Absence of Coronary Artery Disease

Aug. 31, 2015 — Depressed patients have more frequent chest pain even in the absence of coronary artery disease, according to results. The findings suggest that pain and depression may share a common neurochemical ... read more

Inner-City Neighborhood May Affect Risk of Developing of Heart Disease, Research Finds

Aug. 31, 2015 — The inner-city neighborhood in which someone lives may affect his or her risk of developing or dying from cardiovascular disease, a new research paper ... read more

Study Quells Concerns About NAID Safety

Aug. 31, 2015 — In older patients with arthritis and no history of cardiovascular disease, chronic use of any non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug appears safe from a cardiovascular and gastrointestinal stand-point, ... read more

Gene Regulating Severity of Tissue Damage Caused by Rheumatoid Arthritis Identified

Aug. 31, 2015 — Scientists have identified a new protein (C5orf30) which regulates the severity of tissue damage caused by rheumatoid arthritis, an autoimmune disease that causes inflammation, pain, stiffness and ... read more

Surprise Cardiac Finding Predicts Future Risk

Aug. 30, 2015 — In patients with chronic ischemic heart disease, a small left ventricle with thick walls, is the strongest predictor of morphologic remodelling, which is generally considered a first step towards ... read more

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