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Study Shows Probiotics Can Prevent Sepsis in Infants

A research team at the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Public Health has determined that a special mixture of good bacteria in the body reduced the incidence of sepsis in infants in India by 40 percent at a cost of only $1 per infant.

BU researcher receives AHA grant to improve cardiovascular treatments

(Boston University Medical Center) Vijaya B. Kolachalama, Ph.D., assistant professor of medicine at Boston University School of Medicine, has received a Scientist Development grant from the American Heart Association.

Study: Long-term testosterone therapy improves urinary, sexual function and quality of life

(Boston University Medical Center) A new study shows a significant improvement in both sexual and urinary function as well as quality of life for hypogonadal men who undergo long-term testosterone replacement therapy.

ARCADIA Trial Will Test Link Between Stroke and a Common Heart Condition

A new clinical trial led by investigators at NewYork-Presbyterian, Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) and Weill Cornell Medicine aims to identify and treat what may be a common underlying cause of recurrent strokes.

Ohio State Cancer researchers validate a clinical test for fusion genes

(Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center) An assay that identifies a genetic change called gene fusions in solid tumors has been developed and validated. The assay is called OSU-SpARKFuse (Ohio State University-Spanning Actionable RNA Kinase Fusions). Show More Summary

Research review recommends eliminating widely ordered blood test for diagnosing heart attacks

(Johns Hopkins Medicine) Researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Mayo Clinic have compiled peer-reviewed evidence and crafted a guideline designed to help physicians and medical centers stop the use of a widely ordered blood test that adds no value in evaluating patients with suspected heart attack.

Research Review Recommends Eliminating Widely Ordered Blood Test for Diagnosing Heart Attacks

Researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Mayo Clinic have compiled peer-reviewed evidence and crafted a guideline designed to help physicians and medical centers stop the use of a widely ordered blood test that adds no value in evaluating patients with suspected heart attack.

"After the [white nationalist] rally at a city park was dispersed, a car plowed into a crowd near the city’s downtown mall, killing at 32-year-old woman..."

"Some 35 were injured; at least 19 in the car crash, according to a spokeswoman for the University of Virginia Medical Center. The authorities did not immediately say whether the episode was related to the white nationalists’ demonstration, but several witnesses and video of the scene suggested that it might have been intentional. Show More Summary

1 dead after car plows into group at white nationalist rally in Virginia

VIRGINIA – A hospital official says one person has died and 19 were injured after a car plowed into a group of protesters in Charlottesville. University of Virginia Medical Center spokeswoman Angela Taylor confirmed the death to The Associated Press. The mayor of Charlottesville said via Twitter on Saturday that he is “heartbroken” to announce […]

Patients have had their surgeries cancelled because of the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville

Ahead of the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, the University of Virginia Medical Center cancelled all elective surgeries scheduled for Saturday, according to The Daily Progress, a daily newspaper for the Charlottesville area. Show More Summary

Test Uses Nanotechnology to Quickly Diagnose Zika Virus

Currently, testing for Zika requires that a blood sample be refrigerated and shipped to a medical center or laboratory, delaying diagnosis and possible treatment. Now, Washington University in St. Louis researchers have developed a test that quickly can detect the presence of Zika virus in blood. Show More Summary

Test uses nanotechnology to quickly diagnose Zika virus

(Washington University School of Medicine) Currently, testing for Zika requires that a blood sample be refrigerated and shipped to a medical center or laboratory, delaying diagnosis and possible treatment. Now, Washington University in St. Show More Summary

Researchers call for new consistent, robust standards for the development of meta-analyses

(University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center) The American Heart Association (AHA) published a scientific statement to provide recommendations for physicians and researchers who wish to do meta-analyses, journal editors who publish them, and health care professionals who wish to use them to make decisions about patient care.

Unstable housing to cost health care system estimated $111 billion over 10 years, study finds

(Boston University Medical Center) Unstable housing among families with children will cost the United States an estimated $111 billion in health and education expenditures over the next ten years, according to new research published by Children's HealthWatch based at Boston Medical Center.

Out-of-pocket costs exceed what many insured cancer patients expect to pay

(Duke University Medical Center) A third of insured people with cancer end up paying more out-of-pocket than they expected, despite having health coverage, researchers at the Duke Cancer Institute have found. The data showed that costs...Show More Summary

Vanderbilt?Testing New System to Keep Donor Hearts Viable Longer

Vanderbilt University Medical Center is one of nine centers across the United States to participate in the EXPAND Heart Pivotal Trial, which has the potential to change the way donor hearts are preserved and transported to recipient...

First winged mammals from the Jurassic period discovered

(University of Chicago Medical Center) Two 160-million-year-old mammal fossils discovered in China show that the forerunners of mammals in the Jurassic Period evolved to glide and live in trees. With long limbs, long hand and foot fingers,...Show More Summary

1 in 12 doctors accepts payment from pharmaceutical companies related to opioids

(Boston University Medical Center) One in twelve physicians -- and nearly one in five family medicine physicians -- accepted payments from pharmaceutical companies related to opioids, according to a new study out of Boston Medical Center's Grayken Center for Addiction Medicine.

How the tongue keeps its tastes straight

(Columbia University Medical Center) New research at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) has revealed how special molecules help the tongue communicate with the brain to identify the correct taste. Using this knowledge, scientists were able rewire the taste-system of mice to perceive sweet stimuli as bitter tastes, and vice versa. Show More Summary

American Thyroid Association Awards Research Grant to Lawrence A. Shirley, MD, MS, FACS, Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

The American Thyroid Association has awarded a 2017 Research Grant to Lawrence A. Shirley, MD, MS, FACS, Assistant Professor of Surgical Oncology, Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. Dr. Shirley's project is entitled "Impact of BRAF-Mutated Papillary Thyroid Cancers on Cancer-Associated Fibroblast Genotype and Phenotype."

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