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September 26, 2016

Healthcare Leaders Recommend Restructuring Health Care System to Better Serve Needs of U.S. Throughout 21st Century

Sep. 26, 2016 — To keep up with the evolving needs of our nation’s health and health care system, a series of papers recommends restructuring the U.S. health care system in ways that will support more efficient, ... read more

Fear of Stigma or Sanction Keeps Many Doctors from Revealing Mental Health Issues, Study Finds

Sep. 22, 2016 — Even as doctors across America encourage their patients to share concerns about depression, anxiety and other concerns, a new study suggests the doctors may be less likely to seek help for those same ... read more

Thinking Outside the Insulin Box

Sep. 19, 2016 — Loss of physical strength due to muscle deterioration is a complication for people living with Type 1 diabetes that's often overlooked. New research shows it shouldn't be. Two recent ... read more

Rare Genetic Condition May Provide Insights on Parkinson’s and Other Late-Onset Diseases

Sep. 19, 2016 — A new article suggests that an enzyme deficiency seen in the lysosomal storage disorder Krabbe’s disease may point to new mechanisms underlying certain late-onset neurodegenerative diseases such as ... read more

Minimal Residual Disease Status, Outcomes in Patients With Multiple Myeloma

Sep. 19, 2016 — A new study examines the assessment of minimal residual disease in patients newly treated for multiple myeloma as a factor in survival ... read more

People With Epilepsy Face Increased Risks of Discrimination and Other Negative Life Events

Sep. 19, 2016 — In a recent analysis, people with epilepsy were seven-fold more likely to have reported experiencing discrimination due to health problems than the general population. This risk was greater than ... read more

Health Coverage on the Rise for Those in the Justice System, Study Finds

Sep. 19, 2016 — During the first years of the Affordable Care Act, a new study finds, the rate of health insurance coverage rose significantly among people who in the past year had been arrested or were on probation ... read more

Sep. 19, 2016 — A two-way link between depression and gestational diabetes has been uncovered by researchers. Women who reported feeling depressed during the first two trimesters of pregnancy were nearly twice as ... read more

New Discoverymay Lead to Better Understanding, Treatment for Common Autoinflammatory Disease

Sep. 16, 2016 — A new mechanism for a bacterial toxin to inhibit inflammation has now been discovered, report scientists. The research shows that a toxin in Yersinia pestis, the bacterial agent of plague, targets ... read more

Sep. 16, 2016 — Why do some foodborne bacteria make us sick? A new study has found that pathogens in the intestinal tract cause harm because they benefit from immune system responses designed to repair the very ... read more

Sep. 16, 2016 — Both heredity and environmental factors influence our risk of cardiovascular disease. A new study shows now that the memory of a heart attack can be stored in our genes through epigenetic ... read more

Healthy Fat Stem Cells Can Protect Against Obesity-Associated Type 2 Diabetes

Sep. 16, 2016 — Obesity is responsible for the deaths of over three million people a year worldwide due to its associated diseases such as diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular disease. However, a subset of obese ... read more

How Workplace Stress Contributes to Cardiovascular Disease

Sep. 15, 2016 — A model has been created that illustrates how economic globalization may create stressful employment factors in high-income countries contributing to the worldwide epidemic of cardiovascular ... read more

Laughter-Based Exercise Program Has Health Benefits, Study Finds

Sep. 15, 2016 — Incorporating laughter into a physical activity program that is focused on strength, balance and flexibility could improve older adults’ mental health, aerobic endurance and confidence in their ... read more

Corydalis Yanhusuo Extract for Use as an Adjunct Medicine for Low to Moderate Chronic Pain

Sep. 14, 2016 — Root extracts from the flowering herbal plant Corydalis yanhusuo, or YHS, has widely used for centuries as a pain treatment. Yet few studies have investigated how it works on different forms of pain, ... read more

Sep. 14, 2016 — Cells in the immune system of patients with multiple sclerosis behave differently from those of healthy individuals. Researchers have exploited this difference to develop a method that can predict ... read more

Families Caring for an Aging America

Sep. 13, 2016 — The demand for family caregivers for adults who are 65 or older is increasing significantly, and family caregivers need more recognition, information, and support to fulfill their responsibilities ... read more

Sep. 13, 2016 — One way chronic stress appears to cause depression is by increasing levels of a protein in the brain that decreases the availability of an important chemical that regulates our mood, scientists ... read more

Research Evaluates Risk Factors for Postpartum Depression in Mothers of Preterm Infants

Sep. 13, 2016 — Postpartum depression is the most common complication of pregnancy and childbirth, affecting up to 15 percent of all women within the first three months following delivery. Research has shown that ... read more

Cancer Bests Zika as Top Health Care Concern, National Health Checkup Finds

Sep. 13, 2016 — While Zika remains a hot topic in the news, a new survey reveals that Americans believe the country’s most significant health care challenge is cancer. In fact, the survey findings report ... read more

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