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October 24, 2016

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October 24, 2016

Iron-Deficiency Anemia in Ulcerative Colitis: Many Patients Don't Get Testing, Treatment

Oct. 24, 2016 — Many patients with ulcerative colitis don't receive recommended testing and treatment for the common problem of iron deficiency anemia, reports a new ... read more

Oct. 24, 2016 — A specific detoxification compound, glutathione, helps resist the toxic stresses of everyday life – but its levels decline with age and this sets the stage for a wide range of age-related health ... read more

Oct. 24, 2016 — Depression is generally considered to be a specific and consistent disorder characterized by a fixed set of symptoms and often treated with a combination of psychotherapy and medication. However, the ... read more

Oct. 24, 2016 — The superbug MRSA uses decoys to evade a last-resort antibiotic, reveals new research. The findings suggest potential new ways of tackling the bacteria, such as interfering with the ... read more

Calcium Induces Chronic Lung Infections

Oct. 24, 2016 — The bacterium <em>Pseudomonas aeruginosa</em> is a life-threatening pathogen in hospitals. About ten percent of all nosocomial infections, in particular pneumonia, are caused by this ... read more

Don't Believe Your Eyes

Oct. 24, 2016 — Visual hallucinations ... everyone has heard of them, and many people have experienced the sensation of "seeing" something that isn't there. But studying the phenomenon of ... read more

'Middle England' Faces Lowest Psychosis Risk

Oct. 24, 2016 — The risk of developing a psychotic disorder such as schizophrenia is highest for young people, men, ethnic minorities and people living in urban areas and poorer neighborhoods, an English study ... read more

New Effort Aims to Prevent Surgery-Related Opioid Addiction Across Michigan

Oct. 24, 2016 — With 40 percent of opioid medications in Michigan prescribed by surgeons, a team has launched an effort to encourage safer prescribing across the state, and a map of drug takeback ... read more

Expanding the Role of Hospitalist Physician Assistants Achieves Similar Clinical Outcomes, Costs Less

Oct. 24, 2016 — More and more medical centers are relying on hospitalists -- hospital-based internal medicine specialists who coordinate the complex care of inpatients. Now, an 18-month study comparing two ... read more

Stem Cells Also Rust

Oct. 24, 2016 — Oxygen in the air is well known to cause damaging rust on cars through a process known as oxidation. Similarly, a research group has now identified that certain cells during embryonic development ... read more

How Sweet It Is: Artificial Sweeteners in Blood

Oct. 24, 2016 — A recent study measured how much artificial sweetener is absorbed into the blood stream by children and adults after drinking a can of diet ... read more

High Profile Facebook Post Provides Insights Into Pro And Anti-Vaccination Beliefs

Oct. 24, 2016 — One of the challenges to understanding the concerns behind vaccine hesitancy is that very seldom are people with worries about vaccines and vaccine advocates brought together in the same space, ... read more

Active Agent from the Caribbean Sea Cucumber Could Improve Treatment for Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma

Oct. 24, 2016 — Researchers have discovered a new option for treating malignant pleural mesothelioma. For the first time in the world, they were able to show in a preclinical study, both in the cell culture and in ... read more

Oct. 22, 2016 — A team of scientists has discovered that rare neurological syndromes for which there was no cause can be the result of variations in the gene ATAD3A. The study sheds light on the causes of these ... read more

Oct. 22, 2016 — Taking a pill that prevents the accumulation of toxic molecules in the brain might someday help prevent or delay Alzheimer's disease, according to ... read more

Fake IDs Are a Red Flag for Problem Behaviors

Oct. 21, 2016 — Have you heard of the CNN effect? There is also a “fake ID effect:” This is when a fake piece of identification facilitates later harms. Researchers already know that underage college students ... read more

Measuring the Forces of Biology

Oct. 21, 2016 — Biology, at the nitty-gritty level of motor proteins, DNA, and microtubules, takes its cue from physics. But while much is known about the biological components that form such cellular stuctures, ... read more

Inflammation Triggers Unsustainable Immune Response to Chronic Viral Infection

Oct. 21, 2016 — Scientists have discovered a fundamental new mechanism explaining the inadequate immune defense against chronic viral infection. These results may open up new avenues for vaccine development, say ... read more

Would People Be Happier (and Healthier) If We Could Make Broccoli Taste Like Chocolate?

Oct. 21, 2016 — At the second annual International Society of Neurogastronomy Symposium, scientists, doctors, chefs and food scientists discuss flavor perception and quality of life for people who can't enjoy ... read more

The Importance of the Amount of Physical Activity on the Risk of Developing Type 2 Diabetes

Oct. 21, 2016 — New research reveals the importance of both the amount and timing of physical activity in reducing the risk of developing type 2 diabetes (T2D), as well as aiding the management of the disease in ... read more

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