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April 26, 2017

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April 26, 2017

Decrease in Cardiovascular Diseases Benefits Persons With Diabetes

Apr. 25, 2017 — The incidence of cardiovascular diseases in Sweden has decreased sharply since the late 1990s. This research included almost three million adult Swedes. In relative terms, the biggest winners are ... read more

Young Adults With Uncomplicated Epilepsy Fare as Well as Their Siblings

Apr. 24, 2017 — A 15-year follow-up study of young adults with epilepsy found that those with uncomplicated epilepsy who were seizure-free for five years or more did as well as their siblings without epilepsy in ... read more

'Alarmingly High' Risk of Death for People With Opioid Use Disorder in General Medical Care

Apr. 24, 2017 — Almost one-fifth of patients with opioid use disorder (OUD) in a large healthcare system died during a four-year follow-up period, reports a new ... read more

Brain's Power to Adapt Offers Short-Term Gains, Long-Term Strains

Apr. 24, 2017 — Like air-traffic controllers scrambling to reconnect flights when a major hub goes down, the brain has a remarkable ability to rewire itself after suffering an injury. However, maintaining these new ... read more

Cancer in the Family: One Spouse's Diagnosis Can Lower Household Income

Apr. 24, 2017 — Caring for a husband or wife with cancer significantly diminishes family income, according to researchers who tracked changes in employment and income among working-age couples in ... read more

Metastatic Breast Cancers: Characterizing the Profile of Metastases for Improved Treatment

Apr. 24, 2017 — A new study offers a better understanding of the progression of breast cancer. The conclusions could have an impact on care for patients suffering from a metastatic breast cancer. This is one of the ... read more

Maternal High-Fat Diet May Increase Offspring Risk for Liver Disease

Apr. 24, 2017 — A new mouse study suggests that exposure to a high-fat diet in the womb and immediately after birth promotes more rapid progression of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease later in life. Nonalcoholic ... read more

Unravelling a Mystery Cause of Multiple Sclerosis

Apr. 24, 2017 — Ahead of MS Awareness Week, an international team of researchers has discovered a new cellular mechanism -- an underlying defect in brain cells -- that may cause the disease, and a potential hallmark ... read more

When Liver Immune Cells Turn Bad

Apr. 21, 2017 — A high-fat diet and obesity turn 'hero' virus-fighting liver immune cells 'rogue,' leading to insulin resistance, a condition that often results in type 2 diabetes, according to ... read more

'Connshing Syndrome' Named as a New Cause of High Blood Pressure

Apr. 21, 2017 — A new cause of high blood pressure has been identified by researchers, which could lead to major changes in managing the disease, say authors of a new ... read more

Medical History Reveals Multiple Sclerosis Begins to Impact Patients Sooner

Apr. 21, 2017 — People with multiple sclerosis can show signs of something wrong five years before the onset of disease, much earlier than previously thought, according to a new analysis of health records from ... read more

Scientists ID Two Molecules That Inhibit Proteins Involved in Chronic Inflammatory Disease

Apr. 20, 2017 — Scientists have identified two small molecules that could be pursued as potential treatments for chronic inflammatory diseases. Researchers singled out the molecules using a new drug screening ... read more

Apr. 20, 2017 — The lungs secrete a specialized enzyme capable of destroying chitin, without which chitin particles inhaled from the environment can accumulate in the airways and trigger inflammatory lung disease, ... read more

Scientists Uncover Details on the Rise of a Tick-Borne Disease on Long Island

Apr. 20, 2017 — Scientists report elevated levels of a pathogen responsible for the tick-borne disease babesiosis in Suffolk County, New York, where rates are the highest in the ... read more

Medicaid Expansion Linked With Increase in Prescriptions Filled for Chronic Conditions

Apr. 20, 2017 — During the first one and a half years of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the number of prescriptions filled by adults using Medicaid coverage increased by 19 percent in states that expanded Medicaid ... read more

Periodic Model Predicts Spread of Lyme Disease

Apr. 20, 2017 — Lyme disease is among the most common vector-borne illnesses in North America, Europe, and some parts of Asia. A spirochete bacterium called Borrelia burgdorferi causes the disease, and blacklegged ... read more

Inhaled Steroids May Increase Pneumonia Risk in People With Asthma

Apr. 20, 2017 — Use of inhaled corticosteroids was linked with an increased risk of pneumonia in a study of individuals with asthma, say ... read more

The Difficult Choices: Managing Chronic Pain While Avoiding Opioid Abuse

Apr. 19, 2017 — Rather than being considered a miracle pill that magically takes away pain, prescription opioids are increasingly being seen as a precursor to heroin addiction and the cause of potentially deadly ... read more

Homing in on Plaque-Causing Protein in ALS and Dementia

Apr. 19, 2017 — Scientists have made advances in understanding how damaging plaques build up in neurodegenerative illnesses like ALS and ... read more

Poor Sleep in Anxiety, Depression May Make It Harder to See Positive

Apr. 18, 2017 — The dorsal anterior cingulate cortex may have to work harder to modify negative emotional responses in people with poor sleep who have depression or anxiety, new research ... read more

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