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July 26, 2016

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July 26, 2016

Medicaid Expansion Increased Medicaid Enrollment Among Liver Transplant Recipients

July 26, 2016 — Researchers have found that Medicaid expansion increased Medicaid enrollment among people who received liver transplants funded by commercial ... read more

Health Insurance Coverage Is Associated With Lower Odds of Alcohol Use by Pregnant Women

July 26, 2016 — Researchers have studied the relationship between health insurance coverage and tobacco and alcohol use among reproductive age women in the US, and whether there were differences according to ... read more

Overlooked Benefit of Successful Healthy Lifestyle Programs: Improved Quality-of-Life

July 26, 2016 — The value of a healthy lifestyle isn't only reflected by the numbers on the scale or the blood pressure cuff. Researchers have demonstrated that it can also be measured through improved ... read more

Major New Study Provides Important Insights for Effective Treatment of Heart Failure With pEF

July 26, 2016 — The number of patients hospitalized with HFpEF is now comparable to those with traditional heart failure with a reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) and is projected to exceed that of HFrEF within the ... read more

July 26, 2016 — Zika virus, it is thought, can cause microcephaly, a birth defect where a baby's head is smaller than usual. Additionally, it is associated with Guillain-Barré syndrome, a neurological disorder ... read more

July 26, 2016 — A regulatory protein named ERI-1 helps ensure that all cells in a tissue remain identical to one another, a research team has discovered for the first time. The work involved an unusual collaboration ... read more

Researchers Identify Protein Role in Pathway Required for Ebola Replication

July 26, 2016 — A newly identified requirement of a modified human protein in ebolavirus replication, may unlock the door for new approaches to treating ... read more

Study Links Gymnastics Equipment to Exposure to Flame-Retardant Chemicals

July 26, 2016 — As the summer Olympics get underway, a new study reports that popular gymnastics training equipment contains mixtures of flame-retardant chemicals that have been linked to increased risks of ADHD, ... read more

Childhood Illness Not Linked to Higher Adult Mortality

July 26, 2016 — Exposure to infections in early life does not have long-lasting consequences for later-life survival and reproduction, a new biological study has ... read more

Can a Brain Scan Early in a Period of Stress Predict Eventual Memory Loss?

July 26, 2016 — New research shows that even a brief period of stress -- as few as three days -- can cause the hippocampus to start shrinking. This shrinking of the hippocampus -- a change in the brain's ... read more

Elite Cyclists Are More Resilient to Mental Fatigue

July 26, 2016 — As British cyclist Chris Froome celebrates his third Tour de France victory, research shows for the first time that elite endurance athletes have superior ability to resist mental fatigue. The new ... read more

Survival, Surgical Interventions for Children With Rare, Genetic Birth Disorder

July 26, 2016 — Among children born with the chromosome disorders trisomy 13 or 18 in Ontario, Canada, early death was the most common outcome, but 10 percent to 13 percent survived for 10 years, according to a ... read more

Trends in Late Preterm, Early Term Birth Rates and Association With Clinician-Initiated Obstetric Interventions

July 26, 2016 — Between 2006 and 2014, late preterm and early term birth rates decreased in the United States and an association was observed between early term birth rates and decreasing clinician-initiated ... read more

Task Force Maybe Too Stringent in Not Yet Recommending Melanoma Screening

July 26, 2016 — Two clinical experts question a USPSTF determination that there isn't enough evidence to recommend that clinicians visual screen for skin cancer, such as ... read more

Study Compares Cognitive Outcomes for Treatments of Brain Lesions

July 26, 2016 — Among patients with one to three brain metastases, the use of stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) alone, compared with SRS combined with whole brain radiotherapy, resulted in less cognitive deterioration ... read more

Evidence Insufficient to Make Recommendation Regarding Visual Skin Examination by a Clinician

July 26, 2016 — The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has concluded that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of visual skin examination by a clinician to screen ... read more

Americans Worried About Using Gene Editing, Brain Chip Implants and Synthetic Blood

July 26, 2016 — Many in the general public think scientific and technological innovations bring helpful change to society, but they are more concerned than excited when it comes to the potential use of emerging ... read more

Why Baby Boomers Need a Hepatitis C Screening

July 26, 2016 — Hepatitis C affects a disproportionate amount of older Americans, born between 1945-1965. A new strategy is helping them get ... read more

'Gestational Sleep Apnea': Wake Up to a New Diagnosis

July 26, 2016 — Approximately one quarter of pregnant women may suffer from Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), the recurrent cessation or limitation of normal breathing during sleep, new research suggests. In addition ... read more

New Era in Global Fightback Against Deadly Antibiotic Resistance

July 26, 2016 — 2016 marks the year a ‘long overdue’ scientific fightback against the threat of antibiotic resistance finally gets ... read more

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