Is this email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser.
 
Newswise MedWire - Medical News for Journalists
Newswise MedWire
Monday, November 6, 2017

Public Edition | newswise.com

Medical
(96 New)
 

Medical News

06-Nov-2017


Firearm Injuries Becoming More Severe

New research presented today at APHA’s 2017 Annual Meeting and Expo revealed that the severity of firearm injuries has increased over the past 20 years.

– American Public Health Association (APHA)

APHA’s 2017 Annual Meeting and Expo

Embargo expired on 06-Nov-2017 at 00:05 ET


Breakthrough Center for Gender, Equity & Leadership Launches at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business

The University of California, Berkeley’s Haas School of Business today announced the opening of the Center for Gender, Equity & Leadership (CGEL), to foster leadership, support deep faculty research, and advance meaningful corporate change.

– University of California, Berkeley Haas School of Business

Embargo expired on 06-Nov-2017 at 09:00 ET


Higher Air Pollution in Cities Tied to Higher Mortality

New research presented today at APHA’s 2017 Annual Meeting and Expo examined the burden of air pollution and its association with mortality in Chinese cities.

– American Public Health Association (APHA)

APHA’s 2017 Annual Meeting and Expo

Embargo expired on 06-Nov-2017 at 00:05 ET


Mapping Brain Connectivity with MRI May Predict Outcomes for Cardiac Arrest Survivors, Study Finds

A new study led by Johns Hopkins researchers found that measures of connectivity within specific cerebral networks were strongly linked to long-term functional outcomes in patients who had suffered severe brain injury following a cardiac arrest.

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

Radiology

05-Nov-2017


Marijuana and Alcohol Negatively Impact Lifetime Achievement in Young Adults

New research presented today at APHA’s 2017 Annual Meeting and Expo examined the effect of marijuana use and dependence on life achievement in young adults.

– American Public Health Association (APHA)

APHA’s 2017 Annual Meeting and Expo

Embargo expired on 05-Nov-2017 at 00:05 ET


Windows into the Brain, Ancient Reflex, Double Vision Report, and More in the Vision News Source

The latest research and feature news on vision in the Vision News Source

– Newswise

04-Nov-2017


Biologic Use During Pregnancy May Not Increase Opportunistic Infection Risks in Infants

Using a biologic therapy to manage rheumatoid arthritis may not significantly increase an infant’s risk for developing opportunistic infections like pneumonia, meningitis, and tuberculosis, according to new research findings presented this week at ...

– American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting; Abstract

Embargo expired on 04-Nov-2017 at 19:30 ET


Obesity Associated With Higher Degree of Synovitis in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

Excess weight is linked to a higher degree of synovitis in people with rheumatoid arthritis and can affect their treatment response, according to new research findings presented this week at the 2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting in San Diego.

– American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting; Abstract

Embargo expired on 04-Nov-2017 at 19:30 ET


Omega-3 and Omega-6 Fatty Acid Intake May Affect Lupus Outcomes

Higher intake of omega-3 fatty acids was associated with better sleep quality and a decrease in depressive symptoms in lupus patients, among other patient-reported outcomes, according to new research findings presented this week at the 2017 ACR/ARHP ...

– American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting; Abstract

Embargo expired on 04-Nov-2017 at 19:30 ET


Women Who Discontinue Bisphosphonates for Two Years or More Have Higher Hip Fracture Risk

Women who took a drug holiday from using bisphosphonates for more than two years have a significantly higher risk of a hip fracture compared to others who continued their treatment, according to new research findings presented this week at the 2017 A...

– American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting; Abstract

Embargo expired on 04-Nov-2017 at 19:30 ET


Low Vitamin D Linked to Higher Risk of Renal Disease in Lupus

Low levels of vitamin D were associated with higher rates of end-stage renal disease in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus, or lupus, according to new research findings presented this week at the 2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting in San Diego.

– American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting; Abstract

Embargo expired on 04-Nov-2017 at 19:30 ET


Diversity Rate & Poor Access to Health Professionals May Influence Lupus Therapy Adherence

Adherence to lupus therapy may be lower among Medicaid beneficiaries who live in areas with higher proportions of African-American individuals, fewer hospitals and less access to health professionals, according to new research findings presented at t...

– American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting; Abstract

Embargo expired on 04-Nov-2017 at 19:30 ET


New Data Released on Relationship Between Obesity and Spondyloarthropathy Outcomes

Obese patients with axial spondyloarthropathy have worse disease outcomes, including higher disease activity, worse physical function and lower quality of life, according to new research findings presented this week at the 2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meetin...

– American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting; Abstract

Embargo expired on 04-Nov-2017 at 19:30 ET


Shock-Wave Therapy Successfully Treats Finger Ulcers in Scleroderma Patients

Extracorporeal shock-wave therapy at low energy levels showed promise as a new treatment for digital ulcers in patients with systemic sclerosis, or scleroderma, according to new research findings presented this week at the 2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meetin...

– American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting; Abstract

Embargo expired on 04-Nov-2017 at 19:30 ET


Age, CRP Levels Predict Success in Tapering of Biologics in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

Rheumatoid arthritis patients in remission may experience more successful tapering of their biologic drugs if they meet a certain set of factors, according to new research findings presented this week at the 2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting in San Diego....

– American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting; Abstract

Embargo expired on 04-Nov-2017 at 19:30 ET


Positive Sacroiliac MRI Scans Often Observed Among Healthy People and Frequent Runners

While MRI scans of the sacroiliac joints positive for inflammation are not always specific in patients with axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA), their prevalence in healthy individuals demonstrates the importance of additional diagnostic measures for axS...

– American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting; Abstract

Embargo expired on 04-Nov-2017 at 19:30 ET


Obesity Linked to Lower Remission, Higher Disability in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

Patients with rheumatoid arthritis whose body-mass index scores are higher have lower rates of remission and higher rates of disability, according to new research findings presented this week at the 2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting in San Diego.

– American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting; Abstract

Embargo expired on 04-Nov-2017 at 19:30 ET


Opioids & Antidepressants Linked to Higher Fracture Risk in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

Opioids and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, a widely used group of antidepressants, are both associated with higher risk of osteoporotic fractures for patients with rheumatoid arthritis, according to new research findings presented at the 20...

– American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting; Abstract

Embargo expired on 04-Nov-2017 at 19:30 ET


Methotrexate Drug Holiday Improves Flu Vaccine Efficacy in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

People with RA who stop taking methotrexate treatment for just two weeks after they have a seasonal flu shot can improve the vaccine’s efficacy without increasing RA disease activity, according to new research findings presented this week at the 20...

– American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting; Abstract

Embargo expired on 04-Nov-2017 at 19:30 ET


Obesity Linked with Depressive Symptoms & Increased Disease Activity in Women With Lupus

Obesity is independently associated with worse patient-reported outcomes in women with systemic lupus erythematosus, including disease activity, depressive symptoms, pain and fatigue, according to new research findings presented this week at the 2017...

– American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting; Abstract

Embargo expired on 04-Nov-2017 at 19:30 ET


Spine Osteoarthritis Patients & Those Under 65 More Likely to Use Opioids to Manage Pain

A large percentage of patients with end-stage knee, hip and spine osteoarthritis use opioids to manage their chronic pain, especially those who are younger or have symptoms of depression, according to new research findings presented this week at the ...

– American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting; Abstract

Embargo expired on 04-Nov-2017 at 19:30 ET


Joint Damage in Healthy Military Recruits May Mimic Spondyloarthropathies

MRI scans of healthy military recruits showed sacroiliac joint damage similar to that found in axial spondyloarthritis after six weeks of intensive physical training, reinforcing the importance of exercising caution when interpreting MRI results.

– American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting; Abstract

Embargo expired on 04-Nov-2017 at 19:30 ET


Digital Coaching Increases RA Patients' Medicine Adherence & Health While Reducing Flares

A 12-week, digital health coaching program with personalized support from a dedicated health coach improved well-being and decreased symptoms for participants with rheumatoid arthritis, according to new research findings presented this week at the 20...

– American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting; Abstract

Embargo expired on 04-Nov-2017 at 19:30 ET


Online Education Tool Helps Teens With Juvenile Arthritis Improve Quality of Life

An internet-based health education and self-management program that offers monthly calls with health coaches improved health-related quality of life for participating teens with juvenile idiopathic arthritis, according to research presented at the 20...

– American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting; Abstract

Embargo expired on 04-Nov-2017 at 19:30 ET


New Method to Preserve Tissue Yields More Viable Cells for Rheumatoid Arthritis Research

A new method for acquiring viable cells from cryopreserved tissue samples could provide researchers with a model for collecting and analyzing samples from different study sites to conduct more centralized research.

– American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting; Abstract

Embargo expired on 04-Nov-2017 at 19:30 ET


Young Athletes Commonly Develop Bone Marrow Edema in the Joints of the Lower Spine

Young athletes commonly develop bone marrow edema in their sacroiliac joints, and this damage is most frequent in the posterior lower ilium according to new research findings presented this week at the 2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting in San Diego.

– American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting; Abstract

Embargo expired on 04-Nov-2017 at 19:30 ET


Use of Cytometry to Analyze Tissue May Aid Discovery of Rheumatoid Arthritis Therapies

A newly developed tool to analyze the cellular and molecular profiles of synovial tissue and peripheral blood may help unlock clues about rheumatoid arthritis and lead to better therapies, according to new research findings presented this week at the...

– American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting; Abstract

Embargo expired on 04-Nov-2017 at 19:30 ET


Medical Consultation Via Mobile App Lowers Costs and Delays for Arthritis Patients

Researchers in China have developed a new online consultation tool for rheumatic disease patients, which may strengthen the interaction between doctors and patients and lead to more efficient management of chronic illness.

– American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting; Abstract

Embargo expired on 04-Nov-2017 at 19:30 ET


New RISE Registry Dashboard Will Help Rheumatologists Monitor MIPS Quality Scores

Quality measures reported by rheumatology practices using the RISE registry significantly varied in the first quarter of 2017, with financial repercussions for practices through the new Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), according to resear...

– American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting; Abstract

Embargo expired on 04-Nov-2017 at 19:30 ET


New Clinical Guideline for Treatment of Psoriatic Arthritis Presented at 2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting

Authors of the new American College of Rheumatology (ACR) / National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF) treatment guideline for psoriatic arthritis (PsA) will present their draft recommendations during a session at the 2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting this week ...

– American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting

Embargo expired on 04-Nov-2017 at 19:30 ET


European League Against Rheumatism and American College of Rheumatology Present New SLE Classification Criteria at the 2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting

EULAR & ACR will present the draft of new classification criteria for systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) during a session at the 2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting this week in San Diego, California, at the San Diego Convention Center.

– American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting

Embargo expired on 04-Nov-2017 at 19:30 ET


A History of Kidney Stones May Contribute to Certain Complications During Pregnancy

• In young women, a history of kidney stones was associated with metabolic and hypertensive complications. • Results from the study will be presented at ASN Kidney Week 2017 October 31–November 5 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in Ne...

– American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

ASN Kidney Week 2017

Embargo expired on 04-Nov-2017 at 17:30 ET


Study Finds Racial/Ethnic Differences in Link Between Depression and Early Death in Kidney Disease Patients

• In white patients with chronic kidney disease, those with depressive symptoms had a higher risk of early death than those without depressive symptoms. This risk was much lower after accounting for use of anti-depressants, however. • In black...

– American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

ASN Kidney Week 2017

Embargo expired on 04-Nov-2017 at 10:30 ET


VA Patients Face Disparities in Kidney Transplantation

• From 2004 to 2016, VA patients had lower rates of transplantation compared with patients with Medicare or private insurance. • VA patients also had a higher rate of mortality on the waiting list compared with privately insured patients. • R...

– American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

ASN Kidney Week 2017

Embargo expired on 04-Nov-2017 at 17:30 ET


Air Pollution Causes Millions of Cases of Kidney Disease Each Year

• The estimated global burden of chronic kidney disease attributable to fine particulate matter is more than 10.7 million cases per year. • Results from the study will be presented at ASN Kidney Week 2017 October 31–November 5 at the Ernest N....

– American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

ASN Kidney Week 2017

Embargo expired on 04-Nov-2017 at 17:30 ET


Reflux Medications Linked to Chronic Kidney Disease and Kidney Failure

• In an analysis of published studies, individuals who used proton pump inhibitors had a 33% increased relative risk of developing chronic kidney disease or kidney failure when compared with non-users. • Results from the analysis will be present...

– American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

ASN Kidney Week 2017

Embargo expired on 04-Nov-2017 at 10:30 ET


Biologics Do Not Increase the Risk of Second Malignancy in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

Treatment with biologics does not increase the risk of a second malignancy in rheumatoid arthritis patients who have a history of cancer, according to new research findings presented this week at the 2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting.

– American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

Abstract; 2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting

Embargo expired on 04-Nov-2017 at 19:30 ET


Novel Treatment May Benefit Patients with Metabolic Acidosis and Kidney Disease

• A new study demonstrated that TRC101, a hydrochloric acid binder for the treatment of metabolic acidosis associated with chronic kidney disease, provided a rapid and sustained average increase in serum bicarbonate. • All adverse effects were m...

– American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology

Embargo expired on 04-Nov-2017 at 17:30 ET


High-Impact Clinical Trials Yield Results That Could Improve Kidney Care

The results of numerous high-impact clinical trials that could affect kidney-related medical care will be presented at ASN Kidney Week 2017, October 31–November 5 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, LA.

– American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

ASN Kidney Week 2017

Embargo expired on 04-Nov-2017 at 11:30 ET


Puerto Rico's Health Centers, Guide to Going Meatless on Monday, Obesity-Cancer Link, and More in the Public Health News Source

The latest research, experts and features in Public Health in the Public Health News Source

– Newswise


Vicente Torres, M.D., Ph.D., Discusses New Findings on Tolvaptan as Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease Treatment

A phase 3 trial studying the effects of tolvaptan has found that the drug slowed the rate of decline in kidney function in patients with the most common form of polycystic kidney disease, a condition with no cure.

Expert Available

– Mayo Clinic

NEJM

03-Nov-2017


Insomnia Linked with Early Death and Kidney Dysfunction

• Insomnia was linked with increased risks of early death, rapid kidney function decline, and kidney failure in a group of US veterans. • Results from the study will be presented at ASN Kidney Week 2017 October 31–November 5 at the Ernest N. M...

– American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

ASN Kidney Week 2017

Embargo expired on 03-Nov-2017 at 10:30 ET


NightTime Blood Pressure May Predict Risk of Kidney Failure in Children with Kidney Disease

• Among children with impaired kidney function, those with high blood pressure at night experienced a faster time to kidney failure than children with normal blood pressure. This decline was even more pronounced in patients with high blood pressu...

– American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

ASN Kidney Week 2017

Embargo expired on 03-Nov-2017 at 10:30 ET


In Hypertensive Patients, Greater Blood Pressure Drops May Harm the Kidneys

• In patients treated for hypertension, greater reductions in mean blood pressure were linked with reduced kidney function. • Results from the analysis will be presented at ASN Kidney Week 2017 October 31–November 5 at the Ernest N. Morial Con...

– American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology; ASN Kidney Week 2017

Embargo expired on 03-Nov-2017 at 17:30 ET


Non-Medical Factors Affect Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Kidney Transplant Wait-Listing

• In a recent analysis, African American patients were less likely to be wait-listed than White patients.  This difference was influenced by factors including age, comorbidities, socio-economic status, being on dialysis, having a living donor, tra...

– American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

ASN Kidney Week 2017

Embargo expired on 03-Nov-2017 at 10:30 ET


Caffeine Consumption May Help Kidney Disease Patients Live Longer

• In patients with chronic kidney disease, there was a dose-dependent inverse association between caffeine consumption and early death. • Results from the analysis will be presented at ASN Kidney Week 2017 October 31–November 5 at the Ernest N...

– American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

ASN Kidney Week 2017

Embargo expired on 03-Nov-2017 at 10:30 ET


New Drug Combination Therapy for Cystic Fibrosis Shows Promise

Studies show a two-drug combination therapy for cystic fibrosis, using tezacaftor and ivacaftor, is effective. UAB researchers say triple combination therapy is close behind.

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

NEJM, Nov. 3, 2017

Embargo expired on 03-Nov-2017 at 10:30 ET


The Rural Healthcare Gap, Caregiver Burnout, Is Fixing Obamacare Feasible, and More in the Healthcare News Source

The latest research, features and announcements in healthcare in the Healthcare News Source

– Newswise


Closing the Rural Health Gap: Media Update from RWJF and Partners on Rural Health Disparities

Rural counties continue to rank lowest among counties across the U.S., in terms of health outcomes. A group of national organizations including the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the National 4-H Council are leading the way to close the rural hea...

– Newswise

Virtual Press Briefing - Closing the Rural Health Gap


Study Gives Rare Look at Genetics of HSV1 Transmission from Father to Son

A new study explores how herpes simplex virus might change when passed from one individual to another, information that may prove useful in future development of therapeutics and vaccines.

– Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Scientific Reports


Kicking the Habit, Online

Online social networks designed to help smokers kick the tobacco habit are effective, especially if users are active participants, according to a new study from the University of Iowa and the Truth Initiative, a nonprofit anti-tobacco organization.

– University of Iowa

PLOS ONE


Mothers and Newborns Found to Absorb Chemicals Common in Everyday Products

New research published today suggests that chemicals commonly used in consumer products are being absorbed by pregnant mothers and their newborns. The study, a collaboration between investigators at The Deirdre Imus Environmental Health Center® at H...

– Hackensack Meridian Health


Designs by UAB Professor in Demand Around the World

Video by: UAB Visual Content Works by artist Erin Wright, MFA, which touch on topics from democracy to organ donation, are making a global impact. Wright is a professor of graphic design at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, in the College of A...

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

includes video


Standard Antidepressant May Not Help Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease

A clinical trial involving hundreds of participants has shown that one of the most frequently prescribed antidepressants may not benefit millions of patients who also have chronic kidney disease.

– UT Southwestern Medical Center

JAMA


Queen’s University Belfast Research Could See Exercise as a Prescribed Medicine

Queen’s University Belfast are taking part in a global trial to test whether exercise should be prescribed to treat patients with advanced prostate cancer.

– Queen's University Belfast


November Is Diabetes Awareness Month

Mount Sinai Experts Weigh In on Self-Management, Treatment Options, Reversing the Disease and the Newest Advances in Diabetes Research

– Mount Sinai Health System


Career Ended by Devastating Crash, Cyclist Turns Toward Treating Sepsis

Sinead Miller was a pro cyclist at the top of her game, a lifelong athlete with unrivaled discipline and drive, when a traumatic brain injury ended her career. She drew upon that determination to earn a biomedical engineering Ph.D. and create a devic...

– Vanderbilt University

W81XWH-13-1-0397

includes video


For Diabetics, Planning Is Key to a Healthy Thanksgiving

For people with diabetes, the keys to enjoying a safe and healthy Thanksgiving dinner are pre-planning and moderation.

Expert Available

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

02-Nov-2017


Researchers Identify Potential Autoantigen in Aggressive Form of Kidney Disease

• A particular protein is found in abundance in the kidneys of patients with an aggressive form of kidney disease called fibrillary glomerulonephritis. The discovery may improve diagnosis, and eventually, treatment. • The protein was identified ...

– American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN)

Embargo expired on 02-Nov-2017 at 17:30 ET


Sugar-Sweetened Drinks Raise Risk of Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome

Regularly drinking sugar-sweetened beverages such as soda and juice contributes to the development of diabetes, high blood pressure and other endemic health problems, according to a review of epidemiological studies published in the Journal of the En...

– Endocrine Society

Journal of the Endocrine Society

Embargo expired on 02-Nov-2017 at 14:00 ET


Treating Menopausal Symptoms Can Protect Against Stress’ Negative Effects

Menopausal hormone therapy may shield women from stress’ negative effects on some types of memory, according to a small-scale study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

– Endocrine Society

Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism

Embargo expired on 02-Nov-2017 at 14:00 ET


Computer Program Helps Doctors Detect Acute Kidney Injury Earlier to Save Lives

Embedding a decision support tool in the hospital electronic health record increases detection of acute kidney injury, reducing its severity and improving survival. The results address one of the most costly and deadly conditions affecting hospitaliz...

– Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

Journal of the American Society of Nephrology

Embargo expired on 02-Nov-2017 at 17:30 ET


Bacteria in the Gut Modulates Response to Immunotherapy in Melanoma

Bacteria that live in the human digestive tract can influence how cancer responds to immunotherapy, opening a new avenue for research to improve treatment, a team led by researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center reports in the ...

– University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Science

Embargo expired on 02-Nov-2017 at 14:00 ET


Psoriasis and Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients are Prescribed Similar Drugs, Yet Psoriasis Patients Face Higher Liver Disease Risk

Compared to controls, patients with psoriasis (PsO) are at higher risk for serious liver disease than patients with rheumatoid arthritis – two autoimmune diseases often treated with similar drugs that can cause liver damage.

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Journal of Investigative Dermatology; K24-AR064310; K23-AR063764; K23-AR068433; T32-GM075766; T32-AR007465-32; K08-AA021424; R01 AA026302-01; P30 DK019525...

Embargo expired on 02-Nov-2017 at 17:00 ET


Sleeping Through the Snoring: Researchers ID Neurons That Rouse the Brain to Breathe

A common and potentially serious sleep disorder, obstructive sleep apnea affects at least one quarter of U.S. adults and is linked to increased risk of diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease. In a paper published today in the journal Neuron, re...

– Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Neuron; G. Harold and Leila Y. Mathers foundation; 2P01 HL095491; NS085477

Embargo expired on 02-Nov-2017 at 12:00 ET


Cosmetic Surgery on Social Media – Patients Rate Preferred Social Media Sites and Content

Plastic surgeons using social media to attract patients should know their audience's preferred social media platforms and the types of posts of greatest interest, according to a survey study in the November issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery...

– Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery


How Toxic Air Clouds Mental Health

University of Washington researchers have found a link between air pollution and psychological distress. The higher the level of particulates in the air, the UW-led study showed, the greater the impact on mental health. The study is believed to be t...

– University of Washington

Health & Place


Noninvasive Procedure Is Superior to Steroid Injection for Painful Knee Osteoarthritis

For patients with osteoarthritis of the knee, a minimally invasive procedure called cooled radiofrequency ablation (CRFA) provides better pain reduction and functional improvement compared to steroid injection of the knee, concludes a study in Region...

– Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Regional Anesthesia & Pain Medicine


Nicotine’s Hold: What the Gut and Gender Have to Do with It

Many people who smoke or chew tobacco can’t seem to escape nicotine’s addictive properties. Studies show that women in particular seem to have a harder time quitting, even with assistance, when compared to men. Now, scientists report in a mouse s...

– American Chemical Society (ACS)

Chemical Research in Toxicology


Saliva Proteins Could Explain Why Some People Overuse Salt

Many Americans consume too much salt. Now in a study appearing in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, scientists report that people who can easily taste salt have differing amounts of certain proteins in their saliva than those who are le...

– American Chemical Society (ACS)

Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry


UGA, Sanofi Pasteur Develop New Broadly Protective Vaccines for H3N2 Influenza

Researchers have developed a vaccine candidate that protects against multiple co-circulating strains of H3N2 influenza isolated over five seasons following testing in mouse and ferret models.

– University of Georgia

Journal of Virology


Study Shows Azithromycin Overprescribed for Childhood Pneumonia

A combination of two antibiotics is often prescribed to treat community-acquired pneumonia in children but a JAMA Pediatrics study is now showing that using just one of the two has the same benefit to patients in most case

– Vanderbilt University Medical Center

JAMA Pediatrics


Mindfulness May Help Mothers Cope with Stress When Their Babies Have a Heart Condition

Mindfulness may offer an active coping mechanism for mothers faced with the stress of having a newborn diagnosed with congenital heart disease (CHD). Mindfulness, which aims to increase a person’s awareness and acceptance of daily experiences, is c...

– Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Journal of Pediatric Nursing, Aug. 12, 2017


Understanding the Complexities of Non-Invasive Prenatal Screening for Pregnant Women

As the use of non-invasive prenatal screening (NIPS) grows, there has been concern within the medical community that a poor understanding of this technique among clinicians and patients could negatively impact pregnancies. A review published today in...

– American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC)

The Journal of Applied Laboratory Medicine, Nov-2017


In Autism, Too Many Brain Connections May Be at Root of Condition

Mutations in a gene linked to autism in people causes neurons to form too many connections in rodents, according to a new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The findings suggest that malfunctions in communication betwee...

– Washington University in St. Louis

Nature Communications, Nov-2017; NS051255; ALTF 889-2011


Rutgers Reflects: Five Years Since Sandy

It has been five years since Hurricane Sandy claimed the lives of more than a hundred people and upended the lives of millions more along the mid-Atlantic coast. After the storm, New York City called upon the Rutgers School of Public Health to train ...

– Rutgers School of Public Health


Severe Headaches, Sudden Paralysis Lead to Life-Saving Removal of Brain Tumor at NYU Langone Hospital – Brooklyn

Diana Lipari, 36, was rushed to NYU Langone Hospital – Brooklyn where a series of radiological exams revealed a two-inch mass on her brain at the base of her skull. Dr. David Gordon performed life-saving neurosurgery.

– NYU Langone Hospital - Brooklyn


‘Super T Cells’ Engineered for Optimal Performance Drive New Roswell Park Gene-Therapy Approach

Researchers at Roswell Park Cancer Institute have initiated a clinical trial based on a unique two-pronged strategy for arming the immune system to more effectively attack cancer cells.

– Roswell Park Cancer Institute

R01CA164333; P30CA016056

includes video

MedWire Policy and Public Affairs


CMS Report on Radiation Therapy Payment Model Charts Path to Value-Based Cancer Care

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) today called on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to move forward urgently with the development of a radiation oncology alternative payment model (RO-APM) following a new report t...

– American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)

MedWire Announcements


American College of Rheumatology Announces 2017 Award Recipients

ACR announced the 2017 recipients of its Master of the ACR designation, Awards of Distinction, and Distinguished Fellow Award honors during the opening lecture of the 2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting in San Diego.

– American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting

Embargo expired on 04-Nov-2017 at 19:30 ET


Mark D. Okusa Elected President of the American Society of Nephrology

• The American Society of Nephrology (ASN), the world’s largest organization of kidney health professionals, has elected Mark D. Okusa, MD, FASN, as the next ASN President. • Dr. Okusa officially assumes his role as ASN President during the ...

– American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

ASN Kidney Week 2017

Embargo expired on 04-Nov-2017 at 09:00 ET


Rush Hospitals Continue Unbroken String of Top Scores for Safety

For the second time this year, all three Rush hospitals — Rush University Medical Center, Rush Oak Park Hospital and Rush-Copley Medical Center — have received an ‘A’ grade, the highest possible, from the Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit patient s...

– Rush University Medical Center


Humanitarian Paul Farmer Wins Prestigious MacLean Center Ethics Prize

Acclaimed physician and global health worker Paul Farmer, MD, PhD, is the winner of the 2017 MacLean Center Prize in Clinical Medical Ethics, the largest such award in the field.

– University of Chicago Medical Center


HackensackAlliance ACO at Hackensack University Medical Center Ranked Third in the Nation for Outstanding Savings and Performance

For the fourth year in a row, the HackensackAlliance Accountable Care Organization (ACO) has realized its mission of providing high quality care to its Medicare patients while reducing health care expenditures. As a participant in the Medicare Shared...

– Hackensack Meridian Health


Mercy Medical Center First in Region to Acquire New Toshiba Aquilion One 640 Genesis CT Scanner

Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, MD, has acquired the Toshiba Aquilion One 640 Genesis CT scanner as part of the hospital’s ongoing efforts to enhance medical services for patients

– Mercy Medical Center, Baltimore


International Advocacy Organization for Stomach Cancer Research, Awareness, and Prevention brings "Spotlight on Stomach Cancer" to City of Hope

No Stomach For Cancer will host its fifth Spotlight on Stomach Cancer on Saturday, November 11 at the City of Hope's Cooper Auditorium in Duarte California.

– No Stomach For Cancer


The Heart Center at Nationwide Children's Hospital Receives Accreditations for Quality, Care and Outcomes

The Heart Center at Nationwide Children’s Hospital has recently received external validation as a national leader in cardiology care with several accreditations for outstanding quality, care and outcomes.

– Nationwide Children's Hospital


Penn Medicine’s Deborah Driscoll Receives Women’s Leadership Award from Association of American Medical Colleges

Deborah A. Driscoll, MD, the Luigi Mastroianni Jr. Professor and chair of the department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, has received the Group on Women in Medicine and Science (GWIMS...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania


UCLA Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Program receives The SCAN Foundation’s first Innovation in Health Care Award

The UCLA Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Program has received The SCAN Foundation’s first Innovation in Health Care Award. This year’s award recognized “Outstanding Partnerships: Meaningful Achievements, Measurable Outcomes.”

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


The Science of Consciousness

The Science of Consciousness (‘TSC’) is an interdisciplinary conference emphasizing broad and rigorous approaches to all aspects of the study and understanding of conscious awareness. Topical areas include neuroscience, philosophy, psychology, bi...

– Center for Consciousness Studies, University of Arizona, Department of Anesthesiology


Johns Hopkins Researchers Launch Interdisciplinary Effort for Breast Cancer

What do math, physics and engineering tell us about breast cancer? They could tell us a lot, say Johns Hopkins scientists. They’re using a $5 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to unite biologists, clinicians and engineers at the new ...

– Johns Hopkins Medicine


Penn Medicine Names Suzanne Rose, MD, MSEd as Senior Vice Dean for Medical Education in the Perelman School of Medicine

Suzanne Rose, MD, MSEd, a renowned leader in medical education, has been named senior vice dean for Medical Education in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania


Chicago Students to Get Hands-on Cancer Research Experience Through $1.9 Million Grant to UChicago Medicine

The University of Chicago Medicine received a $1.9 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to launch a two-year program to provide immersive laboratory and research training for high school and undergraduate students.

– University of Chicago Medical Center


Mechanical Engineering Faculty Member Awarded Grant by National Institutes of Health

Craig Snoeyink Craig Snoeyink, an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering in the Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering, has been awarded a grant by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) worth $385,900 that will allow...

– Texas Tech University


Mayo Clinic Names New Chief Financial Officer

After an extensive national search, Dennis Dahlen has been named chief financial officer, Mayo Clinic.

– Mayo Clinic

MedWire Marketplace


Easy Test to Find Out if You May Have Early Signs of Dementia or Alzheimer's

Douglas Scharre, director of the division of Cognitive Neurology at the The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, talks about a test you can take to determine if you may have the early signs of demential or Alzheimer's. He also talks about how...

– Ohio State University

includes video

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)

 Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

 Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

 University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

 University of Alabama at Birmingham

 University of Georgia

 Queen's University Belfast

 Washington University in St. Louis

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

 American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

 Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

 American Physiological Society (APS)

 Vanderbilt University

 UT Southwestern Medical Center

 Texas Tech University


Subscribe / Unsubscribe
Edit my preferences

© 2017 Newswise, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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

 Contact Us