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July 29, 2016

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July 29, 2016

Pain Often Improves in Older Veterans, Study Shows

July 28, 2016 — Older military veterans frequently show improvements in pain intensity over time. However, opioids, some mental health conditions and certain pain diagnoses are associated with lower likelihood of ... read more

Indicators of Parkinson's Disease Risk Found in Unexpected Places

July 27, 2016 — Clues that point toward new risk mechanisms for developing Parkinson's disease are hiding in some unusual spots, according to a new ... read more

Gene Therapy for Metabolic Liver Diseases Shows Promise in Pigs

July 27, 2016 — With a shortage of donor organs, medical researchers are exploring therapeutic strategies for patients with debilitating liver diseases. Researchers are testing a new approach to correct metabolic ... read more

ADHD Medication Reduces Risky Behavior in Children, Teens, Research Finds

July 27, 2016 — New research provides some of the first evidence that medications taken by millions of American children to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder offer long-term ... read more

Discovery of Biomarkers for the Prognosis of Chronic Kidney Disease

July 27, 2016 — Currently, there is no effective method to predict the prognosis of chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients. Researchers have now found that measuring D-amino acids, which present only trace in human, ... read more

Treating Pain Without Feeding Addiction: Study Shows Promise of Non-Drug Pain Management

July 27, 2016 — A new study shows the potential for patients who have both addiction issues and chronic pain to get relief from an approach that combines behavioral therapy and social support to help them manage ... read more

Gene Therapy Developed for Muscle Wasting

July 27, 2016 — A discovery could save millions of people suffering from muscle wasting ... read more

Placental Syndromes Increase Women's Short-Term Risk for Cardiovascular Diseases

July 26, 2016 — The short-term risk of developing cardiovascular disease following a first pregnancy is higher for women experiencing placental syndromes and poor pregnancy outcomes, a study reports. The researchers ... read more

New Evidence: How Amino Acid Cysteine Combats Huntington's Disease

July 26, 2016 — Researchers have reported they have identified a biochemical pathway linking oxidative stress and the amino acid cysteine in Huntington's ... read more

July 26, 2016 — A new appreciation for the interplay between two cell nucleus proteins that lead both intertwined and separate lives is helping researchers better understand fatty liver disease, report ... 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

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

New Genetics Clues Into Motor Neuron Disease

July 26, 2016 — Researchers have contributed to the discovery of three new genes which increase the risk of motor neuron disease, opening the door for targeted ... read more

Novel Statistical Method Captures Long-Term Health Burden of Pediatric Cancer Cures

July 25, 2016 — Researchers have developed a metric that showed therapy-related cardiovascular disease takes a heavier toll on pediatric Hodgkin lymphoma survivors than previously ... read more

New Gene Variants Present in Three Percent of All ALS Patients

July 25, 2016 — Variations in a gene with multiple functions in neurons are present in approximately 3 percent of all cases of ALS in North American and European populations, both sporadic and familial, making it ... read more

Predicting the Risk for Developing Pneumonia in Older Adults

July 25, 2016 — Researchers have developed a 'prediction score' to help healthcare professionals determine which older adults might be most at risk for developing ... read more

Study Identifies Potential New Avenue for Treating Pompe Disease

July 25, 2016 — Researchers have identified a potential new avenue for treating Pompe disease, a rare condition caused by the build-up of glycogen, a storage form of sugar, in cardiac and skeletal muscle, the liver ... read more

Alzheimer's Disease in HIV-Positive Patient

July 25, 2016 — The first case of Alzheimer's disease diagnosed in an HIV-positive individual has been documented. The finding in a 71-year-old man triggers a realization about HIV survivors now reaching the ... read more

Pokémon Go Could Ease Type 2 Diabetes Burden

July 25, 2016 — Millions of people around the world have started to play Pokémon Go, a virtual reality treasure hunt where players must walk to places within the real world and catch, train and battle monsters ... read more

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