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Elsevier announces the launch of Personalized Medicine in Psychiatry

(Elsevier) Elsevier, the information analytics company specializing in science and health, today announced the launch of Personalized Medicine in Psychiatry, a new journal dedicated to advancing basic, clinical and therapeutic knowledge of personalized medicine in psychiatry.

Discrimination contributes to pediatric asthma rates in African American and Latino youth

(Elsevier Health Sciences) In a new study published in CHEST, investigators found that African American children who reported experiencing discrimination had almost twice the probability of having asthma than their peers who did not experience/report discrimination. Show More Summary

Elsevier selected to publish Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia

(Elsevier) Elsevier, the information analytics company specializing in science and health, today announced that it will be the new publisher of Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia beginning in the spring of 2017.

New blood test offers potential for faster, targeted treatment of non-small-cell lung cancer

(Elsevier Health Sciences) Identification of a specific genetic mutation in patients with non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) helps clinicians select the best treatment option. Potential NSCLC patients usually undergo invasive tissue biopsy, which may often be unnecessary and delays treatment. Show More Summary

A potential cure for metastatic prostate cancer? Treatment combination shows early promise

(Elsevier Health Sciences) In the past, all forms of metastatic prostate cancer have been considered incurable. In recent years, the FDA has approved six drugs for men with metastatic disease, all of which can increase survival. In a...Show More Summary

Study identifies a genetic link to susceptibility and resistance to inflammatory bowel disease

(Elsevier Health Sciences) Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), characterized by chronic relapsing inflammation of the gut, is a common problem in the industrialized world. However, how IBD develops remains unknown. There is currently no cure and treatment options are costly and limited to alleviating symptoms. Show More Summary

Attitudes vary across groups regarding meal choice in restaurants

(Elsevier Health Sciences) Differences in opinions between parents and children and executives of restaurant chains represent a challenge in terms of promoting healthy eating habits. In order to better understand those opinions, researchers...Show More Summary

Industry and occupation affect flu vaccination coverage

(Elsevier Health Sciences) Not surprisingly, healthcare workers are almost twice as likely to get flu vaccines as those in other occupations. However, fewer than 30 percent of workers in other occupations in frequent contact with the...Show More Summary

Significant increase in number of women tested for BRCA gene, but many high-risk patients still missing out

(Elsevier Health Sciences) Previously, mainly women with a history of cancer were referred for genetic testing, but as awareness has grown, more low-risk women are undergoing BRCA testing. A new study in the American Journal of Preventive...Show More Summary

Journal of Dairy Science® honors most prolific authors

(Elsevier Health Sciences) As part of the centennial celebration for the Journal of Dairy Science, individuals who have authored or coauthored 100 or more papers in the journal will be inaugurated into JDS Club 100 at the 2017 American Dairy Science Association® Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Show More Summary

'Low-content' nutritional claims on packaged goods misleading for consumers

(Elsevier Health Sciences) Today, supermarket shelves are filled with products that make a variety of claims related to their perceived health benefits. Because there is no uniformity to what these statements mean, consumers are often left confused and ill informed. Show More Summary

Study indicates promising new approach to prevent and treat cholesterol gallstones

(Elsevier Health Sciences) A new study in The American Journal of Pathology reports on a promising new approach to prevent and treat cholesterol gallstone disease (CGD) that reduces the biliary output of cholesterol via activation of receptors present in tissues of the liver and small intestine.

To screen or not to screen for lung cancer?

(Elsevier Health Sciences) Lung cancer screening using a low-dose CT scan can be a lifesaving test for high-risk patients. While it offers clear benefits, incidental findings and radiation exposure mean there are some potential risks associated with yearly screening. Show More Summary

College students' perception of dietary terms could help nutrition education

(Elsevier Health Sciences) Researchers from the University of Hawaii and Brigham Young University set out to determine college students' perception of the terms real meal, meal, and snack and how those perceptions might enable more effective nutrition education.

New avalanche and snow burial practice guidelines released by wilderness medical society

(Elsevier Health Sciences) Each year, there are over 150 avalanche fatalities in the US and Europe, with most deaths occurring among recreational groups that include skiers, snowboarders, snowmobilers, and mountaineers. The Wilderness...Show More Summary

Hospital floors may pose a larger health risk than previously thought

(Elsevier Health Sciences) Hospital room floors may be an overlooked source of infection, according to a study published in the March issue of the American Journal of Infection Control, the official journal of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC). Show More Summary

Depression puts psoriasis patients at significantly greater risk of psoriatic arthritis

(Elsevier Health Sciences) Psoriasis is a lifelong disease that is associated with significant cosmetic and physical disability and puts patients at increased risk for many major medical disorders. A multidisciplinary team of researchers...Show More Summary

E-cigarettes popular among smokers with existing illnesses

(Elsevier Health Sciences) In the US more than 16 million people with smoking-related illnesses continue to use cigarettes. According to a new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, current and former smokers who suffer...Show More Summary

Public health experts celebrate 30 years of CDC's prevention research solutions for communities with health disparities

(Elsevier Health Sciences) It has been 30 years since CDC created the Prevention Research Centers (PRC) Program, currently a network of 26 academic institutions across the US dedicated to moving new discoveries into the communities that need them. Show More Summary

Fructose consumption linked to the increase of liver disease among adolescents and children

(Elsevier Health Sciences) Recent research suggests that dietary fructose intake may increase serum uric acid concentrations and that both uric acid concentration and fructose consumption may be increased in individuals with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Show More Summary

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