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July 7, 2015

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July 7, 2015

Aspirin May Delay Growth of Asbestos-Related Cancer

July 7, 2015 — Aspirin may help mesothelioma patients, a new study suggests. The finding could eventually give doctors and patients a potential new tool to fight against this devastating disease, which kills about ... read more

New Blood Pressure Guidelines May Lead to Under Treatment of Older Adults

July 6, 2015 — In 2014, the Joint National Committee released the eighth update to the blood pressure guidelines (JNC8P). These guidelines included a controversial decision to change the blood pressure goal that ... read more

New Test Could Predict Arthritis Drug Failure in Patients

July 3, 2015 — It may be possible to predict early which rheumatoid arthritis patients will fail to respond to the biologic drugs given to treat them, a study of 311 patients has found. These findings could help ... read more

Genes May Not Be to Blame for Link Between Migraine, Heart Disease

July 2, 2015 — Genes may not be to blame for the increased risk of heart disease some studies have shown in people with migraine, especially those with migraine with aura, new research shows. Aura are sensations ... read more

Digesting Bread and Pasta Can Release Biologically Active Molecules

July 2, 2015 — Biologically active molecules released by digesting bread and pasta can survive digestion and potentially pass through the gut lining, suggests new research. The study reveals the molecules released ... read more

One in Four People Prescribed Opioids Progressed to Longer-Term Prescriptions

July 1, 2015 — Opioid painkiller addiction and accidental overdoses have become far too common across the United States. To try to identify who is most at risk, researchers studied how many patients prescribed an ... read more

Boys More Likely to Have Antipsychotics Prescribed, Regardless of Age

July 1, 2015 — Boys are more likely than girls to receive a prescription for antipsychotic medication regardless of age, researchers have found. Approximately 1.5 percent of boys ages 10-18 received an ... read more

Improving Sleep Quality Has Pain Control Benefits

July 1, 2015 — Sleep disruption appears to be associated with altered pain processing and central sensitization, according to research. For the study, participants with knee pain were recruited from the community ... 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 — From the founding of America, the Fourth of July has been synonymous with fireworks. A new study quantifies the surge in fine particulate matter -- particles that are two and one half microns in ... read more

Spouses, Relatives of Celiac Disease Patients at Risk for Autoimmune Diseases

June 30, 2015 — Both spouses and first-degree relatives of patients with celiac disease are at increased risk of nonceliac autoimmune disease, according to a study. While the excess risk found in celiac first-degree ... read more

June 30, 2015 — The cause of celiac disease has been found, researchers claim. Experts estimate that 1% of people have celiac disease. This is a partly hereditary disease that may place considerable strain on ... read more

Hepatitis C: Life-Threatening Barriers in Access to Breakthrough Drugs in US

June 29, 2015 — Most states violate federal Medicaid law because they deny coverage for sofosbuvir, a new and highly effective treatment to cure hepatitis C. According to a team of researchers who examined Medicaid ... read more

PTSD, Traumatic Experiences May Raise Heart Attack, Stroke Risk in Women

June 29, 2015 — Women with severe PTSD or traumatic events may have a 60 percent higher lifetime risk of cardiovascular disease. The study is the first to examine trauma exposure, PTSD, and onset of cardiovascular ... read more

Too Exhausted to Fight, Immune System May Harm the Body They Are Supposed to Protect

June 29, 2015 — An 'exhausted' army of immune cells may not be able to fight off infection, but if its soldiers fight too hard they risk damaging the very body they are meant to be protecting, suggests new ... read more

Genes Add Risk to Depression

June 29, 2015 — People born with a particular gene variant have a greater risk of developing depressions, a recent study shows. Depression has been relatively under-researched, and clinicians are not, generally, ... read more

Osteoporosis Linked With Heart Disease in Older People

June 29, 2015 — Scientists have discovered a link between coronary heart disease and osteoporosis, suggesting both conditions could have similar causes. In one of the first studies of its kind to use a special ... read more

New Detection Method for a Key Drug Resistant Hepatitis C Virus Mutation

June 29, 2015 — A rapid, sensitive, and accurate method to detect drug resistant hepatitis C virus (HCV) mutants has been developed. Researchers have established a system to rapidly and accurately measure the ... read more

New Strategies, Solutions to Fight Pediatric Asthma

June 27, 2015 — Low flu vaccination rates, medication compliance and limited access to primary care providers have contributed to the high pediatric asthma rates in California, researchers conclude. This new study ... read more

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