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August 29, 2016

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August 29, 2016

Blinding Disease in Canines and Humans Shares Causative Gene, Pathology

Aug. 29, 2016 — Scientists report that they've directly compared the disease course of a blinding ciliopathy between humans and dogs and found remarkable ... read more

Many Adults Who Screen Positive for Depression Don't Receive Treatment

Aug. 29, 2016 — A new study suggests gaps exist in the treatment of depression with many individuals who screen positive for the mental health disorder not receiving treatment, according to a new ... read more

Artificial Intelligence Expedites Breast Cancer Risk Prediction

Aug. 29, 2016 — Researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) software that reliably interprets mammograms, assisting doctors with a quick and accurate prediction of breast cancer risk. The AI computer ... read more

Peptide Mutants May Help to Identify Vulnerability in Tumor Cells

Aug. 29, 2016 — Researchers have presented an algorithm to detect mutant proteins based on mass spectrometry data and the results of exome sequencing. Using this new approach, the scientists have discovered unique ... read more

Patients With Moderate to Severe TBI Twice as Likely to Die from an Unintentional Injury

Aug. 29, 2016 — Research examining adults with moderate to severe TBI who participated in rehabilitation showed that they were twice as likely to die from an unintentional injury that occurred following their TBI. ... read more

Melanoma: Mechanisms of BRAF-Inhibitor Resistance Deciphered

Aug. 29, 2016 — BRAF mutation occurs in between 40% and 50% of metastasising melanomas (skin cancers), boosting tumour growth. Patients with metastasising melanomas and who display BRAF mutation can be treated with ... read more

Mediterranean Diet Associated With Lower Risk of Early Death in Cardiovascular Disease Patients

Aug. 29, 2016 — The Mediterranean diet is associated with a reduced risk of death in patients with a history of cardiovascular disease, according to results from the observational ... read more

Defibrillators Could Save Many More Lives If Associated With Basic Life Support Education

Aug. 29, 2016 — Automatic external defibrillators fail to save lives when the public does not have basic life support education, according to new research. The study found that public access defibrillation programs ... read more

Traffic Accidents Increased by 50 Percent in Patients With Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator

Aug. 29, 2016 — The risk of traffic accidents is increased by 50 percent in patients with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator compared to age and gender matched controls, according to a Danish nationwide ... read more

iPads as Effective as Sedatives for Children Before Operations

Aug. 29, 2016 — New research shows that allowing children to use iPads to distract them before surgery requiring general anesthesia is as effective at lowering their anxiety as conventional ... read more

Asthma Care Costs UK at Least £1.1 Billion Each Year, Study Shows

Aug. 29, 2016 — Asthma costs the UK health service at least 1.1 billion pounds each year, research has ... read more

Parkinson's Study Could Pave Way for Early Detection Test

Aug. 29, 2016 — A test that can detect Parkinson's disease in the early stages of the illness has moved a step ... read more

Naciam: N-Acetylcysteine Offers a Post-MI Boost

Aug. 28, 2016 — The addition of intravenous (IV) N-acetylcysteine (NAC) to IV glyceryl trinitrate (GTN) significantly reduced infarct size by approximately one third in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary ... read more

Nebivolol Prevents Anthracycline-Induced Cardiotoxicity

Aug. 28, 2016 — Nebivolol prevents anthracycline-induced cardiotoxicity, according to new ... read more

Up to 80 Percent of Heart Failure Patients Denied Therapy to Reduce Hospitalization and Early Death

Aug. 28, 2016 — A study in nearly 15,000 heart failure patients has found that up to 80 percent may not be receiving treatment at doses proven to reduce hospitalizations and improve survival. The research highlights ... read more

Heart Failure in the Elderly Set to Triple by 2060

Aug. 28, 2016 — Heart failure in the elderly is set to triple by 2060, according to new ... read more

Tackling Cardiac Toxicity of Anticancer Therapies

Aug. 27, 2016 — Researchers are tackling the cardiac toxicity of anticancer ... read more

New Oral Anticoagulants Provide Same Stroke Prevention as Warfarin but Cause Less Bleeding

Aug. 27, 2016 — The new oral anticoagulants provide the same stroke prevention as warfarin but cause less intracranial bleeding, reports an observational study in more than 43,000 ... read more

Direct Catheter-Based Thrombectomy Equal to Bridging Thrombolysis in Ischemic Stroke

Aug. 27, 2016 — Direct catheter-based thrombectomy is equally effective to bridging thrombolysis in the treatment of acute ischemic stroke, according to new ... read more

Alcohol-Related Hospitalization Associated With Doubled Stroke Risk in Atrial Fibrillation

Aug. 27, 2016 — Alcohol-related hospitalization is associated with a doubled risk of ischemic stroke risk in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation, according to a new study. The observational study was ... read more

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