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Protracted problems walking among hip surgery patients

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(University of Gothenburg) People who have undergone hip surgery with total hip arthroplasty often experience no difficulty in walking -- but for some, mobility actually is impaired long after surgery. Research under way at Sahlgrenska Academy is focusing on how advanced motion analysis can lead to improvements for patients.

People with prosthetic arms less affected by common illusion

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(University of Exeter) People with prosthetic arms or hands do not experience the 'size-weight illusion' as strongly as other people, new research shows.

Speech analysis software predicted psychosis in at-risk patients with up to 83 percent accuracy

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(The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine) Computer-based analyses of speech transcripts obtained from interviews with at-risk youths were able to predict which youths would later develop psychosis within two years, with an accuracy of up to 83 percent. Show More Summary

Not just a stem cell marker

(King Abdullah University of Science & Technology (KAUST)) The protein CD34 is predominantly regarded as a marker of blood-forming stem cells but it helps with migration to the bone marrow too.

Virus shown to be likely cause of mystery polio-like illness

(University of New South Wales) A major review by UNSW Sydney medical researchers has identified strong evidence that a virus called Enterovirus D68 is the cause of a mystery polio-like illness that has paralysed children in the US, Canada and Europe. The study is published in the journal Eurosurveillance.

Cavity prevention approach effectively reduces tooth decay

(University of California - San Francisco) A scientifically based approach that includes a tooth-decay risk assessment, aggressive preventive measures and conservative restorations can dramatically reduce decay in community dental practices, according to a study by researchers at UC San Francisco.

Finding unravels nature of cognitive inflexibility in Fragile X syndrome

(New York University) Mice with the genetic defect that causes Fragile X syndrome (FXS) learn and remember normally, but show an inability to learn new information that contradicts what they initially learned, shows a new study by a team of neuroscientists.

Study reveals abnormalities in infants born in withdrawal after opioid exposure in utero

(Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center) A new study of infants born in withdrawal due to opioid exposure in utero shows a dramatic increase in torticollis -- an abnormal twisting of the neck. Many of the infants also had plagiocephaly -- a flattening of the head often seen in conjunction with torticollis.

Depressive symptoms linked to shorter survival in patients with head and neck cancer

(Wiley) In a study of patients with head and neck cancer, even mild depressive symptoms were associated with poorer overall survival.

Want a healthier population? Spend less on health care and more on social services

(Canadian Medical Association Journal) Increased social spending was associated with health improvements at the population level, while health spending increases did not have the same effect, according to a large new Canadian study in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).

The world's most powerful acoustic tractor beam could pave the way for levitating humans

(University of Bristol) Acoustic tractor beams use the power of sound to hold particles in mid-air, and unlike magnetic levitation, they can grab most solids or liquids even small insects. For the first time University of Bristol engineers...Show More Summary

Changing GP opening hours might be unlikely to ease rising burden of A&E visits

(Imperial College London) A new study has found no correlation between satisfaction with GP opening hours and the number of visits to A&E in England.

Epilepsy linked to brain volume and thickness differences

(University College London) Epilepsy is associated with thickness and volume differences in the grey matter of several brain regions, according to new research led by UCL and the Keck School of Medicine of USC.The largest-ever neuroimaging...Show More Summary

Alcohol consumption in late teens can lead to liver problems in adulthood

(Elsevier) Alcohol is the leading cause of liver cirrhosis and liver-related deaths. Results of a large long-term study in Sweden have confirmed that drinking during late adolescence could be the first step towards liver problems in adulthood and that guidelines for safe alcohol intake in men might have to be revised downwards, reports the Journal of Hepatology.

Infant mortality rates in Texas vary dramatically from one zip code to the next

(The University of Texas System) Infant mortality rates in Texas vary dramatically even across neighboring zip codes, according to a new analysis and mapping tool from researchers at The University of Texas System and UT Health Northeast. Show More Summary

Cells lacking nuclei struggle to move in 3-D environments

(UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center) A study led by UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers and published in the Journal of Cell Biology examined the role of the physical structure of the nucleus in cell movement through different surfaces.

Can stem cell exosome therapy reduce fatal heart disease in diabetes?

(University of Alabama at Birmingham) Removal of dead or dying heart muscle cells after a heart attack is crucial. Researchers have preliminary data that diabetes impairs this removal, and this impairment may be the reason diabetes increases the risk for cardiovascular disease, including heart failure. Show More Summary

Length of opioid prescription spell highest risk for misuse after surgery

(Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center) With opioid overdoses now a leading cause of nonintentional death in the United States, data show most of these deaths can be traced back to an initial prescription opioid. A new study led by investigators...Show More Summary

'Explosive evolution' of techniques to restore blood flow to the brain

(Loyola University Health System) Recent decades have seen an 'explosive evolution' of techniques to restore blood flow to areas of the brain endangered by stroke or clogged arteries, according to a report by Loyola Medicine neurologists and neurosurgeons.

Wiley Partners with Association of Health Care Journalists (AHCJ) to provide member access to health

(Wiley) The Association of Health Care Journalists (AHCJ) has enhanced its partnership with global research and learning company, John Wiley and Sons Inc., (NYSE:JW-A) (NYSE:JW-B) to provide members with access to the full collection of journals published on Wiley Online Library.

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