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August 30, 2016

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August 30, 2016

Antipsychotic Medications Linked to Increased Risk of Pneumonia in Persons With Alzheimer's Disease

Aug. 30, 2016 — Antipsychotic medications are associated with an increased risk of pneumonia in persons with Alzheimer's disease, according to new research. The risk of pneumonia was the highest at the ... read more

Progress in Refining the Genetic Causes of Schizophrenia

Aug. 29, 2016 — An international study has made advances in understanding the ways in which genetic risk factors alter gene function in schizophrenia. The study combined genetic sequence information with measures of ... read more

Molecular Switch May Sensitize Triple-Negative Breast Cancers to Immunotherapy

Aug. 29, 2016 — A new study offers compelling evidence that enzyme PRL-3 is 'switch' in TNF-R1 pathway, determining whether pathway helps cancer cells survive or die when challenged with ... read more

Five-Year Study Reveals Patients Operated on at Night Twice as Likely to Die as Patients Who Have Daytime Operations

Aug. 29, 2016 — New research shows that patients who have surgery during the night are twice as likely to die as patients operated on during regular working ... read more

Aug. 29, 2016 — Scientists found high concentrations of toxins linked to neurodegenerative diseases in the fins and muscles of 10 species of sharks. The research team suggests that restricting consumption of sharks ... read more

Characteristic Chemical Signature for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Identified

Aug. 29, 2016 — Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a mysterious and maddening condition, with no cure or known cause. But researchers, using a variety of techniques to identify and assess targeted metabolites in ... read more

Radiologists Detect Breast Cancer in 'Blink of an Eye'

Aug. 29, 2016 — Visual attention researchers showed radiologists mammograms for half a second and found that they could identify abnormal mammograms at better than chance levels. They further tested this ability ... read more

Aug. 29, 2016 — Football players are more likely to suffer from heat-related illness during the first two weeks of practice, especially those in the Southeastern ... read more

Use It or Lose It: Stopping Exercise Decreases Brain Blood Flow

Aug. 29, 2016 — Researchers examined cerebral blood flow in master athletes (ages 50-80 years) before and after a 10-day period during which they stopped all exercise. Using MRI brain imaging techniques, they found ... read more

Blinding Disease in Canines and Humans Shares Causative Gene, Pathology

Aug. 29, 2016 — Scientists report that they've directly compared the disease course of a blinding ciliopathy between humans and dogs and found remarkable ... read more

Majority of Older Adults in Jail Have Distressing Health Symptoms

Aug. 29, 2016 — According to the study, of the older inmates, 49 percent said they experience poor or fair health, 20 percent have chronic lung disease, and 54 percent have trouble performing daily activities such ... read more

Alzheimer's: Nicotinic Receptors as a New Therapeutic Target

Aug. 29, 2016 — Studies have indicated that nicotine may be beneficial for memory function. Scientists are set out to shed further light on the properties attributed to nicotine by determining the precise structure ... read more

Outpatient Bloodstream Infections Costly for Pediatric Transplant and Cancer Patients

Aug. 29, 2016 — Pediatric stem cell transplant and cancer patients often are discharged from the hospital with an external central venous line for medications that parents or other caregivers must clean and flush ... read more

Many Adults Who Screen Positive for Depression Don't Receive Treatment

Aug. 29, 2016 — A new study suggests gaps exist in the treatment of depression with many individuals who screen positive for the mental health disorder not receiving treatment, according to a new ... read more

Artificial Intelligence Expedites Breast Cancer Risk Prediction

Aug. 29, 2016 — Researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) software that reliably interprets mammograms, assisting doctors with a quick and accurate prediction of breast cancer risk. The AI computer ... read more

ERs After Obamacare: More Patients, Fewer on-Call Specialists

Aug. 29, 2016 — The average monthly emergency department visit increased by 5.7 percent in Illinois after the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, although the population remained essentially flat. In ... read more

Why People With Type O Blood Are More Likely to Die of Cholera

Aug. 29, 2016 — People with blood type O get sicker from cholera than people of other blood types. Researchers have found that cholera toxin activates a key molecule more strongly in people with blood type O than ... read more

Peptide Mutants May Help to Identify Vulnerability in Tumor Cells

Aug. 29, 2016 — Researchers have presented an algorithm to detect mutant proteins based on mass spectrometry data and the results of exome sequencing. Using this new approach, the scientists have discovered unique ... read more

Patients With Moderate to Severe TBI Twice as Likely to Die from an Unintentional Injury

Aug. 29, 2016 — Research examining adults with moderate to severe TBI who participated in rehabilitation showed that they were twice as likely to die from an unintentional injury that occurred following their TBI. ... read more

Aug. 29, 2016 — Researchers report their studies on the synthesis of a newly discovered 'game-changing' antibiotic, teixobactin in a new article. This underlies potential application and development of the ... read more

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