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Harvard Medical School expert calls for protection of critical gains made in cancer care under ACA

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(Harvard Medical School) As the White House moves forward with its efforts to repeal Obamacare, it should strive to preserve -- and further boost -- these important advances, according to an introduction penned by Harvard Medical School professor health care policy expert Nancy Keating, who served as guest editor for the issue.

Brain anatomy differs in people with 22q genetic risk for schizophrenia, autism

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(University of California - Los Angeles) Study characterizes, for the first time, brain differences between people with a specific genetic risk for schizophrenia and those at risk for autism, and the findings could help explain the biological underpinnings of these neuropsychiatric disorders.

MSU doctor to help eradicate malaria in Malawi with $8.5 million grant

(Michigan State University) Terrie Taylor, Michigan State University Distinguished Professor of internal medicine and an osteopathic physician, will use a 7-year, $8.5 million federal grant to study why previous malaria prevention and eradication methods in Malawi Africa have been unsuccessful and how progress can be made.

Jefferson researcher identifies targets for better anti-thrombotic medicine

(Thomas Jefferson University) Blood thinners, such as aspirin, reduce the risk of thrombus formation but also interfere with the initial clot formation that is essential for preventing blood loss from the wounds. Now researchers have...Show More Summary

Nearly 500 dupporters joined ATS rally on Capitol Hill: Lab coats for lungs

(American Thoracic Society) In an ATS 2017 International Conference first, respiratory health professionals and patients joined other conference attendees at a rally near the Capitol on Tuesday, May 23 to voice their concerns about recent...Show More Summary

New online database has answers on mitochondrial disorders

(Michigan State University) Providing answers - or at least more information - to the most difficult medical questions is the aim of medical scientists. And how research findings are translated and made available can be as important as the discoveries themselves.

Recreational cannabis, used often, increases risk of gum disease

(Columbia University Medical Center) Recreational use of cannabis -- including marijuana, hashish, and hash oil -- increases the risk of gum disease, says a study by Columbia University dental researchers.

Two types of empathy elicit different health effects, Penn psychologist shows

(University of Pennsylvania) Research led by a University of Pennsylvania psychologist finds that our bodies respond differently depending on the perspective we take when helping someone who is suffering. Stepping into the perspective...Show More Summary

Three types of work stress increasing in the US, according to SUNY downstate researchers

(SUNY Downstate Medical Center) Two stressful work characteristics, low job control and 'job strain' -- that is, high-demand, low-control work -- have been increasing in the US since 2002. The findings may explain why declines in cardiovascular disease and related mortality have slowed.

Baycrest's VP research awarded ORION Leadership Innovation Award

(Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care) Dr. Randy McIntosh, Vice President of Research at Baycrest and Director of the Rotman Research Institute (RRI), recognized for outstanding innovation through his work leading the Virtual Brain Project.

Zika reached Miami at least four times, Caribbean trravel likely responsible

(Scripps Research Institute) With mosquito season looming in the Northern Hemisphere, doctors and researchers are poised to take on a new round of Zika virus infections. Now a new study by a large group of international researchers led...Show More Summary

Zika virus spread undetected for many months, NIH-supported study finds

(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) Genetic analysis of samples collected as the Zika virus spread throughout the Americas after its introduction show that the virus circulated undetected for up to a year in some regions before it came to the attention of public health authorities. Show More Summary

Near real-time genomic sequencing maps introduction and spread of Zika virus in US

(US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases) A new study by a multi-national research team, including scientists from the US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID), explains how Zika virus entered the United States last year and how it might re-enter the country this year. The study was published online today in the journal Nature.

Mindfulness-focused childbirth education leads to less depression

(University of Wisconsin-Madison) A study this month from researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) shows mindfulness training that addresses fear and pain during childbirth can improve women's childbirth experiences and reduce their depression symptoms during pregnancy and the early postpartum period.

EuroPCR 2017, the world-leading course for cardiovascular interventions

(PCR) EuroPCR 2017, the official annual meeting of the European Association for Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions (EAPCI), pushed back barriers in bringing together young and established interventional cardiologists to learnShow More Summary

Noted experts critically evaluate benefits of medical marijuana for treatment of epilepsy

(Elsevier) Although cannabis had been used for many centuries for treatment of seizure disorders, medical use became prohibited in the 20th century. However, with the loosening of laws regarding medical marijuana, research and clinical use of marijuana-derived substances are increasing. Show More Summary

Does new cash-out option in sports betting increase risk for problem gamblers?

(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) The increasingly popular cash-out feature in online sports betting is a game-changer, but instead of just giving gamblers more control over their bets, it may increase the risk of problem gamblers losing control over their wagers.

AGS raises serious concerns on cuts to geriatrics in 2018 budget proposal

(American Geriatrics Society) The American Geriatrics Society voiced deep concern for proposed cuts to geriatrics health professions programs, healthcare research, Medicaid, and a range of services benefiting us all as we age -- all cuts outlined by President Trump in his full budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2018, which begins on Oct. 1, 2017.

Parents' divorce increases risk of health disorders in children

(FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology) The children's well-being is usually one of the biggest concerns when a couple gets a divorce. Scientists at the universities of Santiago de Compostela and Vigo have carried out...Show More Summary

Program helps reduce risk of delirium, hospital length of stay for older patients undergoing surgery

(The JAMA Network Journals) Older patients who underwent major abdominal surgery and received an intervention that included nutritional assistance and early mobilization were less likely to experience delirium and had a shorter hospital stay, according to a study published by JAMA Surgery.

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