Pain Treatments Less Effective for Those with Irritable Bowel

University of Adelaide researchers have discovered that the immune system is defective in people suffering from irritable bowel syndrome, which is a major reason why sufferers have ongoing issues with pain.

– University of Adelaide|20-Aug-2014 4:00 PM EDT

Combined Drugs and Therapy Most Effective for Severe Nonchronic Depression

The odds that a person who suffers from severe, nonchronic depression will recover improve substantially when treated by drugs and therapy.

– Vanderbilt University|20-Aug-2014 4:00 PM EDT

Common Infections Tied to Some Stroke Risk in Kids

A new study suggests that colds and other minor infections may temporarily increase stroke risk in children. The study found that the risk of stroke was increased only within a three-day period between a child’s visit to the doctor for signs of infection and having the stroke.

– University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)|20-Aug-2014 4:00 PM EDT

Study: Colds May Temporarily Increase Stroke Risk in Children

A new study suggests that colds and other minor infections may temporarily increase stroke risk in children. The study is published in the August 20, 2014, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

– American Academy of Neurology (AAN)|20-Aug-2014 4:00 PM EDT

Pica in Pregnant Teens Linked to Low Iron

In a study of 158 pregnant teenagers in Rochester, NY, nearly half engaged in pica – the craving and intentional consumption of ice, cornstarch, vacuum dust, baby powder and soap, and other nonfood items, reports a new Cornell study. Moreover, such teens had significantly lower iron levels as compared with teens who did not eat nonfood substances.

– Cornell University|20-Aug-2014 3:00 PM EDT

Think like a Pro While on the Go: How to Have Fun and be Safe in the Stands at Tennis Matches

Some ace tips for the audience.

– Mount Sinai Medical Center|20-Aug-2014 3:00 PM EDT

UW Spinoff Aims to Hit the Mark Precisely with Brain-Scanning Tool

As brain surgeons test new procedures and drugs to treat conditions ranging from psychiatric disorders to brain cancer, accuracy is becoming an ever-greater issue. In treating the brain, the state of the art today starts with images from a magnetic resonance (MR) scanner, usually made a few days before surgery. To bring the full promise of MR into the operating room, UW-Madison professor Walter Block has formed a company called InseRT MRI to develop software that allows surgeons to observe the brain in real time on an MR machine during surgery.

– University of Wisconsin-Madison |20-Aug-2014 2:25 PM EDT

Water Leads to Chemical That Gunks Up Biofuels Production

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Trying to understand the chemistry that turns plant material into the same energy-rich gasoline and diesel we put in our vehicles, researchers have discovered that water in the conversion process helps form an impurity which, in turn, slows down key chemical reactions.

– Pacific Northwest National Laboratory|20-Aug-2014 2:00 PM EDT
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