When the clocks “fall back” this year on Nov. 2, don’t let gaining an extra hour rob you of needed sleep. There’s plenty you can do now to establish healthy sleep habits and make it easier to reset your internal clock.
– Columbia University School of Nursing|20-Oct-2014 6:00 AM EDT
An international research collaboration led by UC San Francisco researchers has identified a genetic variant common in Latina women that protects against breast cancer.
– University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)|20-Oct-2014 5:00 AM EDT
A newly published study shows how often adults make mistakes when giving medication to children. The study, led by researchers at Nationwide Children’s Hospital found that medication errors occur in a child every eight minutes in the United States, on average, and the numbers are increasing.
– Nationwide Children's Hospital|20-Oct-2014 12:15 AM EDT
Research Reveals Likelihood and Onset of Multiple Sclerosis Diagnosis Among Patients with Inflammatory Eye Disease
The results of the largest retrospective study of multiple sclerosis (MS) in uveitis patients has revealed that nearly 60 percent of patients with both diseases were diagnosed with each within a five-year span. The study is being presented today at AAO 2014, the 118th annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. While it has long been known that there is an association between the eye condition and MS, this is the first study to provide a detailed description of the relative onset of uveitis and MS and to calculate the likelihood of an MS diagnosis among uveitis patients.
– American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)|19-Oct-2014 3:00 PM EDT
At least 2 percent of people over age 40 and 5 percent of people over 70 have mutations linked to leukemia and lymphoma in their blood cells, according to new research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
– Washington University in St. Louis|19-Oct-2014 1:00 PM EDT
While megakaryocytes are best known for producing platelets that heal wounds, these “mega” cells found in bone marrow also play a critical role in regulating stem cells according to new research from the Stowers Institute for Medical Research. In fact, hematopoietic stem cells differentiate to generate megakaryocytes in bone marrow. The Stowers study is the first to show that hematopoietic stem cells (the parent cells) can be directly controlled by their own progeny (megakaryocytes).
– Stowers Institute for Medical Research|19-Oct-2014 1:00 PM EDT
The first tear duct implant developed to treat inflammation and pain following cataract surgery has been shown to be a reliable alternative to medicated eye drops, which are the current standard of care, according to a study presented today at AAO 2014, the 118th annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. The device, known as a punctum plug, automatically delivers the correct amount of postoperative medication in patients, potentially solving the issue of poor compliance with self-administering eye drops.
– American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)|19-Oct-2014 12:05 PM EDT
New Test Scans All Genes Simultaneously to Identify Single Mutation Causing Child’s Rare Genetic Disease
A JAMA study found that sequencing the DNA of children with mystery genetic disorders produced a definitive diagnosis in 40 percent of UCLA’s most complex cases--a quantum leap from the field’s 5-percent success rate 20 years ago.
– University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences|18-Oct-2014 11:00 AM EDT
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