Is this email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser.
 
Newswise MedWire - Medical News for Journalists
Newswise MedWire
Monday, October 30, 2017

Public Edition | newswise.com

Medical
(54 New)
 

Medical News

30-Oct-2017


Minorities Less Likely to Have Breast Reconstruction, But Not for the Reason Many Think

Minority women are far less likely to undergo breast reconstruction than white women, even if they live in the same area and have similar insurance.

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

The American Journal of Surgery


ISPOR's 20th Annual European Congress to Focus on the Evolution of Value in Health Care

ISPOR released the final program and speakers for its upcoming 20th Annual European Congress scheduled for 4-8 November 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland, UK.

– International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR)

ISPOR Annual European Congress, Nov-2017


Fred Hutch Tip Sheet: New Take on Prostate Cancer Screening; Fruit Fly Obesity; Nanoparticles for Gene Therapy; TCRs for Relapsing Leukemia and More

The October tip sheet from Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center includes story ideas about a new take on prostate cancer screening; fruit fly obesity; nanoparticles for gene therapy; TCRs for relapsing leukemia and more. Each tip links to more deta...

– Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

29-Oct-2017


Zika Transmission, Overcoming Resistance to Immunotherapy, ASCB's E.E. Just Award, Proteins of the Ear, and More in the Cell Biology News Source

The latest research and features in cell biology in the Cell Biology News Source

– Newswise

28-Oct-2017


Sexual Harassment at Work, STDs Report Experts, Prostate Cancer Treatment, and More in the Sex and Relationships News Source

The latest research and features on sex in the Sex and Relationships News Source

– Newswise


In Landmark Report, Public Health Leaders Outline Steps for Urgent Action on Opioids

The report, “The Opioid Epidemic: From Evidence to Impact,” maps out a blueprint for national action on the epidemic and details dozens of concrete, evidence-based steps for everyone working to fight the opioid crisis in America – from the heal...

– Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health


Building trust in government.

NMSU government professor Christa Slaton's research focuses on ethics in government.


Expert Available

– New Mexico State University (NMSU)

includes video

27-Oct-2017


Allergists Examine “Webside Manner”

How does an allergist communicate effectively with his or her patient when they’re not in the same room with the person being examined? The issue of improving “webside” manner – is one topic in a panel discussion on telemedicine during the Am...

– American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)

American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting, October 26-30

Embargo expired on 27-Oct-2017 at 00:05 ET


Dogs May Protect Against Childhood Eczema and Asthma

“Good dog!” Two studies being presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting show there may be even more reason to love your dog. The first study shows babies born in a home with a dog – du...

– American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)

American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting, October 26-30

Embargo expired on 27-Oct-2017 at 00:05 ET


Eczema Plus Family History Can Mean a Longer Hospital Stay for Kids with Asthma

Asthma and allergies are related, and many people who suffer from asthma have allergies that trigger their asthma. Research being presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology’s (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting examines the r...

– American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)

American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting, October 26-30

Embargo expired on 27-Oct-2017 at 00:05 ET


New Treatments Help Those with Mild, Moderate and Severe Eczema

If you think only infants suffer from eczema, think again. The uncomfortable, itchy rash that most people relate to babies and young children occurs frequently in adults. Although many adults with atopic dermatitis (commonly known as eczema)develop t...

– American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)

American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting, October 26-30

Embargo expired on 27-Oct-2017 at 00:05 ET


What Pediatricians Tell Parents About Early Peanut Introduction to Prevent Allergy

Guidelines to help parents introduce peanut-containing products to infants to prevent peanut allergies aren’t being discussed. New research presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting shows ...

– American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)

American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting, October 26-30

Embargo expired on 27-Oct-2017 at 00:05 ET


Late-Breaking Research: Almost Half of Food Allergies in Adults Appear in Adulthood

Late-breaking research on food allergies being presented at the ACAAI Annual Scientific Meeting. Data shows almost half of all food-allergic adults reported one or more adult-onset food allergies.

– American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)

ACAAI Annual Meeting October 26-30, 2017

Embargo expired on 27-Oct-2017 at 00:00 ET


Late Breaking Food Allergy Research Suggests 21 Percent Increase in Childhood Peanut Allergy Since 2010

Late-breaking research being presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Annual Scientific Meeting suggests that peanut allergy in children has increased 21 percent since 2010, and that nearly 2.5 percent of U.S. children may ...

– American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)

ACAAI Annual Meeting is October 26-30, 2017

Embargo expired on 27-Oct-2017 at 00:00 ET


Physicians React to Flu Forecasts, Recommend Preparing Now for Flu Season

Australia has seen its worst flu season on record and could indicate a rough season for the United States.


Expert Available

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

Embargo expired on 27-Oct-2017 at 00:00 ET

includes video


Last Unknown Structure of HIV-1, a Novel Compound, Blood Equality, and More in the AIDS and HIV News Source

The latest research, features, and experts on HIV and AIDS.

– Newswise


Study of Dura Mater Lesions Debunks Myths of Post-Dural Puncture Headache

According to research published in Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, the type of needle used in certain kinds of anesthesia is not linked to post-dural puncture headache.

– American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA)

Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine


Multiple Pain Medicine Techniques Found to Reduce Pain and Need for Opioids Following Knee Replacement Surgery

According to research published in Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, using more than one type of pain medicine to target different pain pathways has been shown to decrease pain while reducing side effects of knee replacement surgery.

– American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA)

Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine


Hand Surgeons Provide Update on Wild Animal Bites

Injuries from wild animals are relatively uncommon, with a risk of unusual infections and other potentially severe complications, according to a paper in the November issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the ...

– Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery


Zika Virus Infects Developing Brain by First Infecting Cells Meant to Defend Against It

Researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine, with colleagues in Brazil, report that the Zika virus is transmitted from mother to fetus by infected cells that, ironically, will later develop into the brain’s first and pr...

– University of California San Diego Health

Human Molecular Genetics


Overcoming Resistance to Immunotherapy

For some cancer patients, the road to remission and healing can have its share of speed bumps. That’s particularly true of patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who develop a secondary, or acquired, resistance to immunotherapy, which ini...

Expert Available

– Yale Cancer Center


Some Factors That May Skew Your PSA Test Results

The PSA test does not specifically check for prostate cancer itself, but rather for the presence of a molecule in the blood naturally made by the prostate.Here are common factors to be aware of that could change your PSA test results.

Expert Available

– University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

26-Oct-2017


Kidney Transplantation May Prolong the Survival of Patients on Long-Term Dialysis

• In a recent analysis of individuals on dialysis for at least 10 years, those who then received a kidney transplant lived longer than those who stayed on dialysis. • Transplant recipients were at higher risk of death for 180 days after transpl...

– American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology

Embargo expired on 26-Oct-2017 at 17:00 ET


AJPH Supplement Examines How Climate Change Is Harming Our Health

In this special supplement, AJPH examines the impact of climate change on public health.

– American Public Health Association (APHA)

American Journal of Public Health AJPH

Embargo expired on 26-Oct-2017 at 16:00 ET


Details Uncovered in Development of Immune Cell Implicated in Cancer, Autoimmune Diseases

Scientists understand new details about the development of Th17, a type of immune cell that is believed to play a complex role in cancer, and is also implicated in autoimmune diseases.

– University of North Carolina Health Care System

Nature, Oct-2017


Hypertension in Women: Review Calls for More Data to Improve Treatment

Women account for half of all cases of high blood pressure (hypertension) in the U.S., yet the majority of hypertension research focuses on men. A review of more than 80 studies highlights sex differences in hypertension-related kidney (renal) disea...

– American Physiological Society (APS)

American Journal of Physiology—Renal Physiology


Mutation in Fallopian Tube Lesions May Help Catch Ovarian Cancer Years Earlier

Screening for tumor cells in the fallopian tubes of women at high-risk for ovarian cancer may help detect the cancer years before it develops further, suggests a new study co-led by researchers at Penn Medicine and published online this week in Natur...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Nature Communications


Blood Flow in the Developing Heart Guides Maturation of Heart Valves

Congenital heart valve defects are the most common type of birth defect, the majority of which have no clear genetic cause, suggesting that epigenetic factors play an important role. Now, researchers have found that the shear force of blood flow agai...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Developmental Cell; R01HL094326, T32HL007954, R0111770, R01116997


Good Long-Term Improvement after 'Reverse' Shoulder Replacement in Patients Under 60

For younger patients with severe damage to the rotator cuff muscles, a "reverse" shoulder replacement provides lasting improvement in shoulder function, according to a study in The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery. The journal is published in partners...

– Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery


For College Men, Low Awareness of HPV Risk – Education May Help Increase Vaccination Rate

Male collegiate athletes have high rates of risk factors for infection with the cancer-causing human papillomavirus (HPV), but have low HPV vaccination rates and low awareness of their personal health risks, according to a study in the November issue...

– Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

The Nurse Practitioner


Food Allergy Lab Fits on Your Keychain

More than 50 million Americans have food allergies and often just trace amounts of allergens can trigger life-threatening reactions. Now, researchers have developed a $40 device that fits on a key chain and can accurately test for allergens, like glu...

– National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

ACS Nano, Aug-2017; EB004626, EB010011, HL113156, CA205322


Mistakes in How Proteins of the Ear are Built Contribute to Early Hearing Loss

Researchers found mutations in a master-switch protein called Epithelial Splicing Regulatory Protein 1 in individuals with a type of congenital hearing loss. In general, what connects most of the unexplained hearing-loss cases is that protein buildin...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Developmental Cell; R01 DC006254, R01 DE024749, U01 HG006546, R01 AG046544


Regional Anesthesia Linked to Improved Outcomes for Breast Cancer Patients

According to research published in Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, the use of regional anesthesia is associated with lower levels of inflammation and a better immune response in breast cancer surgery patients.

– American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA)

Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine


Case Western Reserve Research Advance May Prevent a Form of Hereditary Hearing Loss

A research advance co-led by Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine’s Kumar Alagramam, PhD, may stop the progression of hearing loss and lead to significant preservation of hearing in people with Usher syndrome type III, a form of hered...

– Case Western Reserve University

Scientific Reports; Usher III Initiative; Maniglia Endowed Funds; R01-DC010816


WVU Researcher Examines Mindfulness

The mindfulness movement has grown in popularity over the past two decades, but research on its effectiveness is still catching up. According to a West Virginia University neuroscientist, increasing the precision of mindfulness research can multiply ...

– West Virginia University

Perspectives on Psychological Science DOI: 10.1177/1745691617709589


The Brain Region for Balance, Movement Also Involved in Processing Traumatic Memories

The cerebellum is activated in patients using the neuro-emotional technique (NET) to alleviate stress from traumatic cancer-related memories.

– Thomas Jefferson University

Journal of Cancer Survivorship


Pharmacists Offer Recommendations for Managing Shortages of Small-Volume Parenteral Solutions

ASHP (American Society of Health-System Pharmacists) and the University of Utah Drug Information Service have developed a fact sheet that provides an outline of potential actions for healthcare organizations to consider in managing shortages of small...

– ASHP (American Society of Health-System Pharmacists)


Vanderbilt Leads International Effort to Develop Universal Flu Vaccine

Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center are leading an international effort to develop a universal influenza vaccine that would protect everyone against all strains of the flu anywhere in the world.

– Vanderbilt University Medical Center


No Tricks, Just Treats as Loyola's NICU Babies Celebrate Halloween

Babies born in Loyola's neonatal intensive care unit wear costumes for Halloween.

– Loyola University Health System

MedWire Policy and Public Affairs


Top Nursing Organizations Push for CRNA Full Practice Authority in VA

22 Nursing Organizations have come together to help Veterans alleviate wait times for surgical services.

– American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA)


American Society of Anesthesiologists Supports Trump Administrations’ Declaration of Opioid Crisis as Public Health Emergency

ASA today announced its support of President Donald J. Trump’s announcement officially declaring the opioid crisis a public health emergency. The ASA applauds the president’s administration for taking this important step toward addressing drug a...

– American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

MedWire Announcements


Bradley E. Chipps Installed as ACAAI President, Todd A. Mahr Elected President-Elect

Bradley E. Chipps, MD, Sacramento, CA, was installed as president of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) at the ACAAI Annual Scientific Meeting in Boston on October 30.Todd A. Mahr, MD, LaCrosse, WI, was elected ACAAI presi...

– American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)

Embargo expired on 30-Oct-2017 at 00:05 ET


The American Society of Nephrology Honors Leaders in the Fight Against Kidney Diseases

• Five leaders in the kidney health community are being honored by the American Society of Nephrology (ASN), the world’s largest organization of kidney disease specialists. • The award winners will be honored at ASN Kidney Week, the world’s...

– American Society of Nephrology (ASN)


Call for Nominations: The Endocrine Society’s Award for Excellence in Science and Medical Journalism

The Endocrine Society is calling for nominations for the 11th annual Award for Excellence in Science and Medical Journalism. The award recognizes outstanding reporting that enhances public understanding of health issues pertaining to the field of end...

– Endocrine Society


Public-Private Consortium Aims to Cut Preclinical Cancer Drug Discovery from Six Years to Just One

Description: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research, GSK, and University of California San Francisco will combine vast data stores, supercomputing, and scientific expertise to reinvent the discovery ...

– Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Embargo expired on 27-Oct-2017 at 11:30 ET


Hundreds Attend “Tackling the Opioid Epidemic and More’’ event hosted by Hackensack Meridian Health and featuring Patrick J. Kennedy as Key Note Speaker

Hackensack Meridian Health, New Jersey’s most comprehensive health care network, hosted a symposium to update providers and the community on the network’s strategies to help those suffering from substance use disorders, an event that drew 450 peo...

– Hackensack Meridian Health


Stars Come Out for AARDA

Actors, singer-songwriters, musicians and others lend their talents to help end autoimmune disease

– American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (AARDA)


New Network Will Advance Treatments for Children

For a variety of reasons, medications and devices specifically developed for children have traditionally lagged behind similar products for adults. A new federally funded program intends to address these unmet medical needs by improving quality and e...

– Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

FD006297


Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Physicians Recognized in Latest Best Doctors in America List

Fifty-one Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School faculty physicians, part of Rutgers Health, were peer selected to the Best Doctors in America® List for 2017-2018. Only 4 percent of physicians in the United States earn this prestigious honor, as...

– Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School


Dream Team Aims to Intercept Pancreatic Cancer Before It Flourishes

Deeply entrenched and mature by the time it’s found, pancreatic cancer is one of the hardest to defeat. A Dream Team assembled by Stand Up to Cancer and led by an investigator at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center will test new ways...

– University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center


Press Registration for ACMG 2018 Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting is Now Open

Join journalists from around the world covering the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting, April 10 – 14, 2018 in Charlotte, NC

– American College of Medical Genetics (ACMG)


UC San Diego Health Researchers Help Launch Second Pancreas Cancer “Dream Team”

Scientists and physicians at Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego Health, in partnership with colleagues at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Texas, Johns Hopkins University in Maryland and elsewhere, have been awarded a $7 million grant over four years b...

– University of California San Diego Health


AACI, ACS, and CDC Recognize Pediatric Practices for High HPV Vaccination Rates

The Association of American Cancer Institutes, the American Cancer Society, Inc., and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center For Immunization and Respiratory Diseases announced 10 award winners as part of its HPV Vaccine I...

– Association of American Cancer Institutes (AACI)


Penn Researchers Awarded $3.75 Million to Study How Mealtimes Influence Human Health

Disrupting sleep-wake cycles from a predominantly daytime to a delayed eating lifestyle, -- i.e., skipping breakfast and making lunch the first meal of the day, plus eating late dinner, disrupts the body’s natural circadian (24-hour) rhythm, the c...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

1R01DK117488-01

Tips

CUSTOMIZE YOUR FAVORITES WITH "MY READING LIST"

MY CHANNELS  |  SAVED ARTICLES  |  MY SOURCES  |  MY EXPERTS

MORE CHANNELS:
JOURNAL NEWS   |  TRENDS AND TOP STORIES   |  LOCAL NEWS  |  MEDICAL and SCIENTIFIC MEETINGS

Support
 Subscribe / Unsubscribe
 Edit My Preferences
 Comments / Suggestions
 Contact Us
 
Services
 Newswise Home
 Newswise Contact Directory
 Expert Queries
 Presspass Application

More News from:

  Newswise

 American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

 University of Alabama at Birmingham

 American Physiological Society (APS)

 Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

 West Virginia University

 Washington University in St. Louis

 Duke Health

 American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

 University of California San Diego Health

 University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

 University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

 American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

 Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

 American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA)


Subscribe / Unsubscribe
Edit my preferences

© 2017 Newswise, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

215 E. 5th St. SW, Charlottesville VA 22903 | 434-296-9417

 Contact Us