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August 25, 2016

Aug. 25, 2016 — People with a family member who had an aortic dissection—a spontaneous tear in one of the body’s main arteries—should take note of the age that family member was when the aortic dissection ... read more

Number of Tuberculosis Cases in India Is Double Current Estimates, Says New Study

Aug. 25, 2016 — The number of cases of tuberculosis (TB) in India may be up to two to three times higher than current estimates, suggests a new study. TB is a bacterial infection, spread through inhaling tiny ... read more

Designing Better Ways to Let Go of Digital Memories Than 'Delete'

Aug. 25, 2016 — Researchers are looking at better ways of helping grieving people let go of emotionally-charged digital content after the death of loved ones or the break-up of ... read more

Aug. 25, 2016 — The performances of our brain like thinking, remembering, perceiving and motion control can only arise through the interaction of the network of nerve cells. Now, neuroscientists show how nerve cells ... read more

Aug. 25, 2016 — New research has shown how a cell surface molecule, Lymphotoxin ? receptor, controls entry of T-cells into the thymus, and as such presents an opportunity to understanding why cancer patients who ... read more

Aug. 25, 2016 — A major therapeutic challenge, the retinal prostheses that have been under development during the past ten years can enable some blind subjects to perceive light signals, but the image thus restored ... read more

Aug. 25, 2016 — Beads, disks, bowls and rods: scientists have demonstrated the first methodological approach to control the shapes of nanovesicles. This opens doors for the use of nanovesicles in biomedical ... read more

Aug. 25, 2016 — Pollution levels inside cars were found to be up to 40% higher while in traffic jams or at a red traffic light compared to free-flowing traffic conditions, new research indicates. The World Health ... read more

New Study Questions Timing in Mitral Valve Repairs

Aug. 25, 2016 — Doctors say new research is showing that patients who suffer from isolated mitral valve regurgitation may need surgery before symptoms ... read more

MRI-Guided Focused Ultrasound Effective to Treat Essential Tremor

Aug. 24, 2016 — Treatment with MRI-guided focused ultrasound significantly improves tremors and quality of life in patients with essential tremor (ET), the most common movement disorder, according to a new ... read more

Conflicts Subverting Improved Health Conditions in Eastern Mediterranean Region

Aug. 24, 2016 — Improved health conditions and life expectancy over the past 20 years in the Eastern Mediterranean Region are being subverted by wars and civil unrest, according to a new scientific ... read more

You Want Shorter ER Stays? Bring in the Nurses

Aug. 24, 2016 — Protocols allowing nurses to administer certain types of treatment in the emergency department can dramatically shorten length of stay for patients with fever, chest pain, hip fractures and vaginal ... read more

Diet, Exercise, Both: All Work Equally to Protect Heart Health

Aug. 24, 2016 — For those who need to lose weight, taking off a few pounds by dieting, exercising or both is powerful protection against cardiovascular ... read more

Seniors With More Continuity of Care Use the ER Less

Aug. 24, 2016 — Seniors with traditional Medicare coverage who have more continuity of care -- defined as consistently seeing the same physician in an outpatient setting -- have lower chances of visiting an ... read more

Enigmatic Molecules Maintain Equilibrium Between Fighting Infection, Inflammatory Havoc

Aug. 24, 2016 — Special RNA molecules called long non-coding RNAs are key controllers for maintaining immune health when fighting infection or preventing inflammatory disorders. The discovery offers a potential drug ... read more

Chew on This: How We Believe Our Meat Is Raised Can Influence How It Tastes

Aug. 24, 2016 — Our beliefs about how farm animals are raised -- whether on 'factory farms' or in more humane conditions -- can shape our meat-eating experience, from how we think it smells and tastes to ... read more

Asthma Risk Increases When Child Had Bronchiolitis

Aug. 24, 2016 — Asthma risk increased 17 times when children who had bronchiolitis in the first two years of life also had a common variation of the Plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 gene, new research ... read more

Aug. 24, 2016 — A smart helmet that can help diagnose concussions in football players is being developed by medical students. Using the smart helmet, the team hopes players of all ages will be taken off the field ... read more

Scientists Track Metabolic Pathways to Find Drug Combination for Pancreatic Cancer

Aug. 24, 2016 — Cancer researchers have long observed the value of treating patients with combinations of anti-cancer drugs that work better than single drug treatments. Now, in a new study using laboratory-grown ... read more

Concussions and Brain Injury: Can Omega-3 Intake Aid in Brain Health Recovery?

Aug. 24, 2016 — The treatment of concussions and traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a clinical challenge. Clinical studies thus far have failed to identify an effective treatment strategy when a combination of targets ... read more

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