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May 27, 2016

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May 27, 2016

Lipid Testing Underutilized in Adults Taking Antipsychotic Medications

May 24, 2016 — Too few adults taking antipsychotic medications are being screened for abnormalities in lipids, which include cholesterol and triglycerides, new research finds. The biggest gap in screening is among ... read more

One in Four Patients Develop Heart Failure Within Four Years of First Heart Attack

May 24, 2016 — One in four patients develop heart failure within four years of a first heart attack, according to a new study in nearly 25,000 patients. Risk factors included older age, greater socioeconomic ... read more

Extreme Preemies Disadvantaged in Employment, Income, Self-Esteem, Marriage and More by Their 30s

May 23, 2016 — Extremely low birth weight (ELBW) babies who survive are more likely to be disadvantaged in employment, income, self-esteem, marriage and more by the time they reach their 30s. A longitudinal study ... read more

May 23, 2016 — Scientists have shown in a mouse model that the epigenetic* modification of the Igfbp2 gene observed in the young animal precedes a fatty liver in the adult animal. In addition, young animals with ... read more

Blood Test Uncovers Undiagnosed Diabetes in Hospital Patients With High Blood Sugar

May 23, 2016 — A retrospective review of medical records found the HbA1C test, commonly used to diagnose and manage diabetes, can effectively detect hidden disease among hospital patients with hyperglycemia, ... read more

One-Third of Heart Failure Patients Do Not Return to Work

May 22, 2016 — One-third of patients hospitalized with heart failure for the first time have not returned to work one year later, reveals a new study in nearly 12.000 ... read more

May 19, 2016 — A simple and environmentally friendly method for extracting RNA from the cells of bacteria, plants and animals for detecting viruses has been developed by a research ... read more

New Research Could Personalize Medicine for Arthritis Patients

May 19, 2016 — Recently, a team of scientists examined the whole-joint gene expression by RNA sequencing at one day, one, six and 12 weeks after injury. The team used a new, non-invasive tibial compression mouse ... read more

High Levels of Protein P62 Predict Liver Cancer Recurrence

May 19, 2016 — High levels of the protein p62 in human liver samples are strongly associated with cancer recurrence and reduced patient survival, scientists have discovered. In mice, they also found that p62 is ... read more

May 19, 2016 — Prediabetes is associated with increased risk of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, dementia and cancer. However, the disease risk considerably varies among subjects. Scientists have now summarized ... read more

Strategy for Depleting Immune Cells Implicated in Asthma-Associated Inflammation

May 19, 2016 — Investigators identified human CRTh2 (hCRTh2), a protein expressed on several immune cell populations that are implicated in asthma, as a possible therapeutic ... read more

Lyme Disease Early-Detection Test Is Effective, Study Shows

May 19, 2016 — After three years and 300 patients, researchers have proof that their early-detection urine test for Lyme disease works. In the case of Lyme disease, some patients may still have active cases but ... read more

Early-Capture HIV Study Allows for Characterization of Acute Infection Period

May 18, 2016 — Scientists have enrolled and intensively followed a cohort of high-risk individuals, tracking their HIV status and characterizing the disease through the acute stages of HIV ... read more

One-Third of Global Burden of Mental Illness Occurs in China and India, Experts Highlight Need for Action

May 18, 2016 — A third of the global burden of disease for mental, neurological and substance use disorders occurs in India and China -- more than in all high-income countries combined -- yet most people with ... read more

Drug Used for Pain, Anxiety May Be Linked to Birth Defects

May 18, 2016 — A drug commonly used to treat pain, epilepsy, anxiety and other brain health disorders may be associated with an increased risk of major birth defects, according to a new ... read more

From Drug of Abuse to a Glimpse Into Depression

May 18, 2016 — Ketamine, a synthetic analogue of PCP, has recently taken the spotlight as a novel, fast-acting antidepressant. However, experts say that more research on usage of ketamine as an antidepressant is ... read more

Big Data, Better Care for Chronic Kidney Disease Patients

May 18, 2016 — A team of physicians and computer scientists is using merged electronic health records to improve care and clinical outcomes for patients with chronic kidney disease, which affects some 26 million ... read more

May 18, 2016 — Patients with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) develop more severe critical illness and have higher mortality than patients with non-MERS severe acute respiratory infection (SARI), according ... read more

Novel Gene Therapy Shows Potential for Lung Repair in Asthma

May 18, 2016 — A new study has demonstrated a way to deliver a nanoparticle-based gene therapy, in order to repair lungs damaged by chronic allergic asthma and to reduce inflammation that causes asthma attacks. The ... read more

Researchers Shed Light on Pathway from Virus to Brain Disease

May 18, 2016 — Why people on immunosuppressant drugs for autoimmune conditions have a higher incidence of an often-fatal brain disease may be linked to a mutation in a common virus, according to ... read more

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