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February 24, 2017

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February 24, 2017

What Effect Does Prenatal and Postpartum Maternal Depression Have on Children?

Feb. 24, 2017 — The results of a large study do not support the notion that prenatal and postpartum maternal depression is particularly detrimental to children's psychological development. Instead, the most ... read more

Estrogen Therapy Shown Effective in Reducing Tooth and Gum Diseases in Postmenopausal Women

Feb. 22, 2017 — Estrogen therapy has already been credited with helping women manage an array of menopause-related issues, including reducing hot flashes, improving heart health and bone density, and maintaining ... read more

Feb. 22, 2017 — The sudden onset of kidney problems often serves as a warning for doctors to discontinue patients' use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), sold under brand names Prevacid, Prilosec, Nexium and ... read more

Mediterranean Diet May Decrease Pain Associated With Obesity

Feb. 21, 2017 — Eating a Mediterranean diet could decrease the chances an overweight person will experience regular pain, new research ... read more

Cocaine Addiction Leads to Build-Up of Iron in Brain

Feb. 21, 2017 — Cocaine addiction may affect how the body processes iron, leading to a build-up of the mineral in the brain, according to new research. The study raises hopes that there may be a biomarker -- a ... read more

Genome Studies Point to Common Disease Mechanisms in Cardiovascular and Other Diseases

Feb. 21, 2017 — Nearly half of all hereditary risk factors of a coronary artery disease are also associated with entirely different diseases, such as schizophrenia, chronic inflammatory bowel disease or migraines, ... read more

Feb. 20, 2017 — A tiny snail may offer an alternative to opioids for pain relief. Scientists have found a compound that blocks pain by targeting a pathway not associated with opioids. Research in rodents indicates ... read more

Long-Term Heavy Drinking May Age Arteries Over Time

Feb. 20, 2017 — Heavy alcohol drinking habits over the years may prematurely age arteries, especially in men, putting them at an increased risk for heart disease, compared to consistently moderate ... read more

Long-Term Outcomes Following Stem Cell Transplant for Multiple Sclerosis

Feb. 20, 2017 — A new study examines the long-term outcomes of patients with aggressive forms of multiple sclerosis (MS) who failed to respond to standard therapies and who underwent autologous hematopoietic stem ... read more

Workshop Identifies Complex Health Problems Among Zika-Affected Infants

Feb. 20, 2017 — Children exposed to Zika virus in the womb may face complex health and developmental problems as they grow older, according to discussions at a National Institutes of Health ... read more

Personalized Physical Therapy Brings Relief for Lower Back Pain

Feb. 17, 2017 — Impaired movement control may result in chronic lower back pain. A new study shows that the combination of manual therapy and exercise is an excellent way to combat movement control impairment in the ... read more

Discovery of Genetic 'Switch' Could Help to Prevent Symptoms of Parkinson's Disease

Feb. 17, 2017 — A genetic 'switch' has been discovered, which could help to prevent or delay the symptoms of Parkinson's disease, report ... read more

ICU Care for COPD, Heart Failure and Heart Attack May Not Be Better

Feb. 17, 2017 — Does a stay in the intensive care unit give patients a better chance of surviving a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or heart failure flare-up or even a heart attack, compared with care ... read more

Feb. 17, 2017 — Scientists have known for decades that drastically restricting certain nutrients without causing malnutrition prolongs health and lifespan in a wide range of species, but the molecular mechanisms ... read more

Feb. 17, 2017 — Nonsense-mediated RNA decay (NMD) is a processing pathway in cells that, like a broom, cleans up erroneous RNA. Biomedical scientists report that they have come up with a method in the lab that ... read more

Solving the Puzzle of Alzheimer's Disease

Feb. 16, 2017 — A new study examines if a compound called AC253 can inhibit a 'rogue' protein called amyloid. The protein is found in large numbers in the brains of Alzheimer's patients and is ... read more

B Vitamins Reduce Schizophrenia Symptoms, Study Finds

Feb. 16, 2017 — A review of worldwide studies has found that add-on treatment with high-dose B vitamins -- including B6, B8 and B12 -- can significantly reduce symptoms of schizophrenia more than standard treatments ... read more

Postmenopausal Hormone Therapy Exceeding Ten Years May Protect from Dementia

Feb. 16, 2017 — Postmenopausal estrogen-based hormone therapy lasting longer than ten years was associated with a decreased risk of Alzheimer's disease in a large study. The study explored the association ... read more

Dual-Drug Combination Shows Promise Against Diabetic Eye Disease in Animal Model

Feb. 16, 2017 — A two-drug cocktail provided better protection against diabetes-related vision loss than a single drug during testing in rat models, a team of researchers has ... read more

Feb. 15, 2017 — New clues to the link between Nodding syndrome, a devastating form of pediatric epilepsy found in specific areas of east Africa, and a parasitic worm that can cause river blindness have now been ... read more

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