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April 28, 2015

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April 28, 2015

Patient Portals Could Widen Health Disparities

Apr. 28, 2015 — Online patient portals are increasingly important for doctor-patient communication and access to health care information. But patient portals could widen the gap in health disparities. Patients with ... read more

Breast Milk Sharing Among Friends, Relatives Likely Increasing, but Still Risky

Apr. 28, 2015 — A new study offers insight into the attitudes around the growing -- and unregulated -- practice of breast milk sharing. Results indicate that friends and relatives are sharing breast milk with each ... read more

Apr. 28, 2015 — Bullying adversely affects children in later life more than being maltreated, according to new research. A new study shows that children who have been bullied by peers suffer worse in the longer term ... read more

A Glitch in the Recycling: Study Identifies Key Factor in the Neural Death That Causes Parkinson's Disease

Apr. 28, 2015 — In studying the molecular biology of brain development, a team of researchers has discovered how disruption of a developmental mechanism alters the very nerve cells that are most affected in ... read more

Apr. 28, 2015 — Women may have a more difficult time than men in recovering from concussion, according to a new study. Concussion, also known as mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI), is a common medical problem ... read more

Apr. 28, 2015 — Until now, the proteins known as ubiquitin receptors have been associated mainly with protein degradation, a basic cell cleaning process. A new function now described for the protein dDsk2 links ... read more

Maternal Overweight, Obesity Increases Risk of Type 1 Diabetes in Children When Neither Parent Has Diabetes

Apr. 27, 2015 — A study of more than 1.2 million children in Sweden has concluded that children of parents with any type of diabetes are more likely to develop type 1 diabetes (T1D), and that maternal overweight and ... read more

Family Break-Up Linked to Heightened Risk of Psychosomatic Problems in Teens

Apr. 27, 2015 — Parental separation or divorce is linked to a heightened risk of psychosomatic problems among the children in the family, indicates new research. But joint custody seems to be less problematic than ... read more

Study Demonstrates Potential of Rapid Whole-Genome Sequencing in Critically Ill Infants

Apr. 27, 2015 — The early results of the clinical usefulness of rapid whole-genome sequencing in neonatal and pediatric intensive care units (NICUs and PICUs) has been presented by researchers. The STAT-Seq test ... read more

Apr. 27, 2015 — Over 3000 children were treated in U.S. emergency departments in 2012 for eye injuries related to paintball guns, airsoft guns, BB guns and pellet guns, which are popular non-powder guns. A new ... read more

Testosterone Replacement Therapy: Which Is Best?

Apr. 27, 2015 — Intramuscular injection of testerosterone replacement therapy confers greater health benefits and lower cardiovascular risks than transdermal administration by skin patch or gel, a new study ... read more

Studies Yield Mixed Findings on High-Dose Flu Vaccine for Elders

Apr. 27, 2015 — Is the high-dose version of the flu vaccine more effective than the standard dose for older folks? A new study says yes, but only for the 'oldest old': those 85 or older. For those between ... read more

Malaria Parasite Causes Red Blood Cell Changes, Study Suggests

Apr. 27, 2015 — A model of a malaria-infected red blood cell may lead to better ways to treat malaria, according to a team of engineers and molecular biologists who investigated how this parasite infection causes ... read more

Nerve Cells, Blood Vessels in Eye 'Talk' to Prevent Disease

Apr. 27, 2015 — Nerve cells and blood vessels in the eye constantly 'talk' to each other to maintain healthy blood flow and prevent disease, scientists say. The study has implications for treating diseases ... read more

Breakthrough in Understanding Canavan Disease

Apr. 27, 2015 — Investigators have settled a long-standing controversy surrounding the molecular basis of an inherited disorder that historically affected Ashkenazi Jews from Eastern Europe but now also arises in ... read more

Apr. 27, 2015 — An international team of scientists has discovered what amounts to a molecular reset button for our internal body clock. Their findings reveal a potential target to treat a range of disorders, from ... 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 — Researchers have discovered how an abundant class of RNA genes, called lncRNAs can regulate key genes. By studying an important lncRNA, called Xist, the scientists identified how this RNA gathers a ... read more

Augmenting a Gas Naturally in Our Bodies Fights RSV Infection

Apr. 27, 2015 — Hydrogen sulfide, a gas produced naturally within our bodies, reduces the severity of respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, a new study shows for the first time. When someone has a RSV infection, his ... read more

Apr. 27, 2015 — Researchers have trained a computer to crunch big biomedical data in order to recognize how genes work together in human tissues. Combining genomic data from 38,000 experiments, this research group ... read more

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