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March 1, 2017

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March 1, 2017

Intestinal Bacteria Alter Gut and Brain Function, Study Shows

Mar. 1, 2017 — The goal of a new study was to explore whether fecal microbiota from human IBS patients with diarrhea has the ability to influence gut and brain function in recipient mice. Using fecal transplants, ... read more

Mar. 1, 2017 — A new study harnesses social media data to explore -- in their own words -- the reasons people use e-cigarettes and why they started vaping in the first place. Nearly half of people say they began ... read more

Allergies? Probiotic Combination May Curb Your Symptoms, New Study Finds

Mar. 1, 2017 — As we head into allergy season, you may feel less likely to grab a hanky and sneeze. That's because new research shows a probiotic combination might help reduce hay fever symptoms, if it's ... read more

Improved Gene Expression Atlas Shows That Many Human Long Non-Coding RNAs May Actually Be Functional

Mar. 1, 2017 — Scientists have generated a comprehensive atlas of human long non-coding RNAs with substantially improved gene models, allowing them to better assess the diversity and functionality of these RNAs. ... read more

Elderly People Who Choose the Wrong Shoes Have a Lower Quality of Life

Mar. 1, 2017 — As people get older, they experience changes in their foot morphology. If they do not change their shoe size along with these transformations, older people - most of whom choose the wrong shoes - ... read more

In Select Patients With Gunshot Wounds, No Operation Is Sometimes a Better Option

Mar. 1, 2017 — At one time, trauma surgeons considered an operation mandatory to treat gunshot wounds to the abdomen, but a study has found that in selected patients, avoiding an operation -- a practice known as ... read more

Mar. 1, 2017 — Thanks to electronic health records and online portals, more and more patients have access to the notes their clinicians write about their health care visits. A new study offers insight into the ... read more

Mar. 1, 2017 — Enzymes behave differently in a test tube compared with the molecular scrum of a living cell. Chemists have now been able to simulate these confined natural conditions in artificial vesicles for the ... read more

Mar. 1, 2017 — Compared to white fat, brown body fat burns through energy at an extraordinary rate. However, until now the proportion of brown fat in humans was thought to be quite small. Now a study has shown that ... read more

Telephone-Based Collaborative Care Program Eases Anxiety

Mar. 1, 2017 — A telephone-delivered collaborative care program for treating panic and generalized anxiety disorders in primary care is significantly more effective than doctors' usual care at improving ... read more

Mar. 1, 2017 — Results of a small study of adults with autism has added to evidence that their brains can learn to compensate for some language comprehension challenges that are a hallmark of the disorder in ... read more

Racial Gap in Children's Asthma Linked to Social Inequality

Mar. 1, 2017 — African-American and poor children in the United States suffer disproportionately from asthma. But according to a new study, racial and socio-economic gaps in the proportion of children in Houston ... read more

Fine-Tuned Microscopy Technique Offers Breakthrough Imaging of Melanoma

Mar. 1, 2017 — Researchers have recently refined a classic Raman-based technique and succeeded in imaging the two dominant melanin molecules -- a breakthrough that could lead to new understandings and, critically, ... read more

Exploring the Cause of Chronic Lung Transplant Rejection, in a Quest to Stop It

Mar. 1, 2017 — Researchers have investigated the scarring process in the lungs of recent lung transplant patients in hopes of finding novel therapies to stop this dangerous process that leads to graft ... read more

Study Finds Single, Escalated Dose of Brachytherapy Radiation May Be a Safe and Effective Treatment for Localized Prostate Cancer

Mar. 1, 2017 — Results from a new prospective clinical trial indicate that high-dose-rate (HDR) brachytherapy administered in a single, 19 Gray (Gy) treatment may be a safe and effective alternative to longer ... read more

New TB Drug Candidates Developed from Soil Bacteria

Mar. 1, 2017 — A new treatment for TB set to be developed using compounds derived from bacterium that live in soil, according to international collaboration of researchers. A new compound – created from soil ... read more

Drug Used to Treat Weak Bones Associated With Micro-Cracks

Mar. 1, 2017 — A type of drug used to treat weak bones is associated with an increased risk of 'micro-cracks' in bone, according to new ... read more

Study Brings Hope of a New Treatment for Asthma Sufferers

Mar. 1, 2017 — Improved treatments for people with severe asthma are a ‘step closer’ after a research team identified a breakthrough in the cause of airway ... read more

US Workers Without Paid Sick Leave More Likely to Forego Preventive Health Care

Mar. 1, 2017 — More than 20 million Americans have gained health insurance coverage through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and do not have to pay for 15 preventive screenings recommended by the US Preventive ... read more

Tailored Preventive Oral Health Intervention Improves Dental Health Among Elderly

Mar. 1, 2017 — A tailored preventive oral health intervention significantly improved the cleanliness of teeth and dentures among elderly home care clients. In addition, functional ability and cognitive function ... read more

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