With evidence growing that meditation can have beneficial health effects, scientists have sought to understand how these practices physically affect the body.
– University of Wisconsin-Madison |12/6/2013 4:00 PM EST
In one of the largest epidemiological studies of human gut bacteria and colorectal cancer ever conducted, a team of researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center has found a clear association between gut bacteria and colorectal cancer. The study, published today in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, discovered that colorectal cancer patients had fewer beneficial bacteria and more harmful bacteria than people without the disease.
– NYU Langone Medical Center|12/6/2013 4:00 PM EST
Epilepsy surgery is a very effective intervention for patients with treatment resistant epilepsy. The most successful and most common epilepsy surgery is temporal lobectomy, which produces seizure freedom in approximately two-thirds of patients. The strongest candidates for this type of surgery are those who have had treatment resistant epilepsy which includes 30-40 percent of all epilepsy cases. Even with this clear benefit, epilepsy specialists today reported at the Presidential Symposia during the American Epilepsy Society Annual Meeting, that the overall number of surgeries in adults, as well as the number of temporal lobectomies, has decreased from their peaks.
– American Epilepsy Society (AES)|12/6/2013 3:45 PM EST
Each year the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University challenges scientists to answer a thought-provoking question asked by 11-year-olds around the country. This year’s challenge to scientists will be announced on Wednesday, Dec. 11.
– Stony Brook University|12/6/2013 3:00 PM EST
For patients with stable coronary artery disease (CAD) who are not experiencing a heart attack and an abnormal stress test, treatment of their narrowed arteries by the common procedure of angioplasty may not provide additional benefits compared to drug therapy alone. This finding results from a survey of more than 4,000 patients with myocardial ischemia, or inadequate circulation, led by cardiologists at Stony Brook University School of Medicine. The survey results are published in the online first edition of JAMA Internal Medicine.
– Stony Brook University|12/6/2013 2:00 PM EST
Politics and religion are considered unsafe topics of conversation at parties. This holiday season, experts at UAB say avoiding one other topic – weight – can help everyone be more merry and bright.
– University of Alabama at Birmingham|12/6/2013 2:00 PM EST
PKM2 controls mitosis, saving cancer cells from death and promoting brain tumor growth
– University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center|12/6/2013 1:15 PM EST
Saint Louis University nursing instructor Julie Bertram found mental health nurses lend valuable perspective in treating troubled teens in foster care.
– Saint Louis University Medical Center|12/6/2013 1:00 PM EST
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