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September 24, 2016

Childhood Muscular Fitness and Adult Metabolic Syndrome

Sep. 24, 2016 — About 20-25 percent of adults have the metabolic syndrome and have increased risk of developing both cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. In a new longitudinal study, investigators examined ... read more

Does Physical Activity Lower the Risk of Bacterial Infections?

Sep. 24, 2016 — The risk of viral infections is known to be affected by physical activity, but little information is available regarding the more serious infections caused by bacteria. In a new study, investigators ... read more

Yoga May Not Count Toward 30 Minutes of Daily Physical Activity, but May Have Other Benefits

Sep. 24, 2016 — Hatha yoga is an increasingly popular form of physical activity and meditative practice in the U.S. It is important to understand the calorie cost and intensity of yoga in relation to the national ... read more

Supporting Employees to Stand Up, Sit Less and Move More

Sep. 24, 2016 — Employers can implement an intervention to substantially reduce the sitting time of office workers both during work hours and across the ... read more

Team Compares Effectiveness of Four PD-L1 Tests

Sep. 23, 2016 — In a recent study, a research team compared the performance of the four available PD-L1 assay tests. They found that one of the assays failed to reveal comparable levels of PD-L1, a tumor-promoting ... read more

Sep. 23, 2016 — In the future, our health may be monitored and maintained by tiny sensors and drug dispensers, deployed within the body and made from graphene -- one of the strongest, lightest materials in the ... read more

To Produce Biopharmaceuticals on Demand, Just Add Water

Sep. 23, 2016 — Researchers have created tiny freeze-dried pellets that include all of the molecular machinery needed to translate DNA into proteins, which could form the basis for on-demand production of drugs and ... read more

Vitamin B Levels During Pregnancy Linked to Eczema Risk in Child

Sep. 23, 2016 — Infants whose mothers had a higher level of a particular type of vitamin B during pregnancy have a lower risk of eczema at age 12 months, new research has shown. The study is the first to link ... read more

Pediatric Atopic Dermatitis May Benefit from Early Immune Intervention

Sep. 23, 2016 — An association between pediatric eczema and large abnormalities in non-lesional skin and multi T lymphocyte axes activation has been uncovered by ... read more

Unique Molecular Atlas of Pancreas Produced

Sep. 23, 2016 — The first molecular map of the genes that are active in the various cells of the human pancreas has now been produced by researchers. They have also revealed differences in genetic activity between ... read more

New Hope in Fight Against Aggressive, Often Hard to Treat Brain Tumor

Sep. 23, 2016 — A potential way of stopping one of the most aggressive types of brain tumor from spreading has now been identified by researchers, which could lead the way to better patient survival. Glioblastoma is ... read more

Ouch! Avoiding Failure Leads to Missed Opportunities for Children With ADHD

Sep. 23, 2016 — Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are potentially more exposed to reproaches than typically developing children, explain researchers. A behavioral experiment on reward and ... read more

Apple, Lettuce Can Remedy Garlic Breath

Sep. 23, 2016 — Garlic -- consumers either love or hate the taste, but one thing is for certain, no one likes it when the scent of it sticks around on their breath. Now, garlic lovers may have a new solution to ... read more

Precision Medicine Trial First of Its Kind to Show Benefit to Patients

Sep. 23, 2016 — A clinical trial for types of advanced cancer is the first of its kind to show that precision medicine – or tailoring treatment for individual people – can slow down the time it takes for a tumor ... read more

Specific Trauma Experiences Contribute to Women's Alcohol Use, Differs by Race

Sep. 22, 2016 — Trauma exposure has consistently been reported as a risk factor for alcohol use and related problems. Further, racial differences in alcohol use, alcohol use disorder (AUD), and trauma exposure ... read more

Older Adults With Long-Term Alcohol Dependence Lose Neurocognitive Abilities

Sep. 22, 2016 — Heavy drinking can lead to neurophysiological and cognitive changes ranging from disrupted sleep to more serious neurotoxic effects. Aging can also contribute to cognitive decline. Several studies on ... read more

100 Million Prescription Opioids Go Unused Each Year Following Wisdom Teeth Removal, Study Estimates

Sep. 22, 2016 — More than half of opioids prescribed to patients following surgical tooth extraction – such as the removal of impacted wisdom teeth – were left unused by patients, research shows. The authors say ... read more

Researchers Update Understanding of Damaging Liver Disease

Sep. 22, 2016 — A new article updates the medical community on a potentially devastating liver disease that afflicts approximately 29,000 Americans. Primary sclerosing cholangitis, or PSC, is a condition that ... read more

One Single Biopsy Not Sufficient to Guide Treatment Decisions in Prostate Cancer, Say Researchers

Sep. 22, 2016 — While the majority of prostate cancers are slow growing and not fatal, some are aggressive and lethal. Genomic fingerprinting can help predict a tumor's aggressiveness and tailor treatment ... read more

Melanoma Tumors Use Interferon-Gamma Mutations to Fight Immunotherapy

Sep. 22, 2016 — Melanoma tumors use genetic mutations in a prominent immune response pathway to resist the immunotherapy ipilimumab, researchers report. These findings open the door to testing an array of IFN-y ... read more

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