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A new technology in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) in a California hospital is able to predict the risk of life-threatening infections up to 24 hours before they appear in severely premature or critically ill infants. Infection is the leading cause of death in this fragile patient…
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Genetic proof has been provided by scientists of the Jewish roots of the Bene Israel community in the western part of India. According to their oral history, the Bene Israel people descended from 14 Jewish survivors of a shipwreck on India's Konkan shore. The exact timing of this event and the…
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Eating a meal of seafood or other foods containing omega-3 fatty acids at least once a week may protect against age-related memory loss and thinking problems in older people, according to a team of researchers.
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Ever search desperately for something, then realize you were looking straight at it the whole time? Research indicates that vision is controlled by the part of the brain associated with thinking. And in sight, too, it can be absent minded.
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The team studied a group of children and teens ages 10 to 17 who were in lifestyle management programs – either for weight management or lipid disorders. The study looked at whether the videogame habits of the group had an impact on sleep habits, obesity and cardio-metabolic health.
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The latest drugs that treat the blood-borne illness hepatitis C can cure it, but their price tag remains a point of contention for insurers and government health care officials. A series of studies show multiple long-term benefits of financing the cure for patients and early screening.
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The true incidence of hazing in youth sports is unknown because victims don't report the mistreatment or fail to recognize it as hazing, according to a review of scientific literature on the subject.
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There is no decline over time in the accuracy of medical staff who analyze mammogram scans for indications of breast cancer, new research shows. The study investigated whether detection rates dropped towards the end of each batch of mammogram readings.
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Scientists are considering an emotion detector which, potentially, can tell whether a person really finds you attractive on a first date.
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A research team has developed a non-invasive 3-D virtual heart to help doctors determine who faces the highest risk of a life-threatening arrhythmia and would benefit from a defibrillator implant.
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Investigators evaluated the efficacy of the drug macitentan in reducing the number of new digital ulcers in patients with systemic sclerosis. Systemic sclerosis is a chronic multisystem autoimmune disease and multiorgan disease affecting the connective tissue of the skin and several internal…
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Everyone has been there. No sooner did you or your child touch that old wooden bench when a small sliver of wood slides into the skin – causing a surprising amount of pain. Fortunately, say dermatologists, splinters are easy to remove with the proper tools and technique.
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Sometimes the one thing we want isn't available and we have to settle for second best -- instead of picking the closest substitute, new research suggests we'd be better off picking a not-so-similar alternative. Findings from a series of studies indicate that even though people tend to prefer the…
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A new study demonstrates the importance and challenge of treating people at high risk of stroke. However, it did not find that the drug ticagrelor was better than aspirin, the current standard, in reducing the risk of stroke, heart attack, or death in patients presenting with transient ischemic…
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For decades, scientists have searched for ways to design new proteins that can serve specific purposes in medicine, research, and industry. Now, researchers have developed a method that creates novel proteins by stitching together pieces of already existing proteins. The technique, called SEWING,…
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Only about 65 percent of homicides in the United States are solved -- down 15 percent from the mid-1970s -- but a new study examines how some police departments are getting it right.
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New study sheds further light on the idea that schizophrenia is a sensory disorder and that individuals with the condition are impaired in their ability to process stimuli from the outside world. The findings may also point to a new way to identify the disease at an early stage and before symptoms…
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Scientists have discovered a new species of bacteria, Mycobacterium mungi, that causes tuberculosis (TB) and is transmitted through the skin and nose of banded mongoose in Northern Botswana. The findings radically changes scientists understanding of how tuberculosis can be transmitted.
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When cancer cells are able to block the function of a gene called NLRC5, they are able to evade the immune system and form tumors, according to research. The discovery indicates NLRC5 as a novel biomarker for cancer patient survival and therapeutic response, as well as a potential target for new…
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General pediatric surgical care can now be administered at outpatient centers specializing in the care and treatment of children, research indicates.
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Researchers report that global elimination of HIV is possible, if countries use the strategy planned by the World Health Organization and the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS. This 'treatment as prevention' approach has brought the HIV epidemic in Denmark to the brink of elimination, the…
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In this blog post, Dr. Partap Khalsa discusses NCCIH priorities for pain research and highlights promising avenues of investigation.
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Running barefoot is better than running with shoes for your working memory, according to a new study. The study is the first to show that running barefoot leads to better cognitive performance than running with shoes.
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New findings regarding the pathology of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) are bringing researchers closer to identifying the cause of this disabling illness. CFS -- sometimes known as ME (myalgic encephalomyelitis) -- is a complex illness characterized by impaired memory and concentration, metabolic,…
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A nanoparticle commonly used in food, cosmetics, sunscreen and other products can have subtle effects on the activity of genes expressing enzymes that address oxidative stress inside two types of cells, a new study shows.
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