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Monday, February 5, 2018

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Landmark Firefighter Health Study Leads to Improved Support

The South Australian Metropolitan Fire Service (MFS), in conjunction with the University of Adelaide, has conducted a landmark study into the mental and physical health of its firefighters.

– University of Adelaide

Executive Summary of the MFS Health and Wellbeing Study

Parental Enrollment in Medicaid Yields Increase in Preventive Health Care for Children

Enrolling in Medicaid may have health benefits not only for low-income parents but also for their children, according to a Johns Hopkins analysis of over 50,000 parent-child pairs.

– Johns Hopkins Medicine


Engineers Use Natural Protein as Nanoshuttle for Anti-Cancer Vaccines

Clinical application of cancer fighting nanovaccines has been hampered by complications in large-scale manufacturing, quality control, and safety. Biomedical developed nanovaccines that bind to the albumin protein naturally present in the body. The a...

– National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

Nat Commun, Dec-2017

Device Keeps Donor Kidneys Healthy Outside the Body Until Transplant

A deceased donor kidney has been preserved and kept healthy outside the body in a device that mimics the body’s physiological functions and successfully transplanted into a human, for the first time in North America.

– University Health Network (UHN)


Patients Who Achieve Short-Term Weight Loss Before Bariatric Surgery Have Better Outcomes

Patients who lose some excess weight prior to weight loss surgery achieve greater weight loss after surgery, and also experience shorter hospital stays and shorter procedures, according to Journal of American College of Surgeons study findings.

– American College of Surgeons (ACS)

Journal of the American College of Surgeons

Embargo expired on 02-Feb-2018 at 11:00 ET

Bats Cooperative Breeding, Small Changes Cause Big Losses, Rescued Raptors, and More in the Wildfires News Source

The lastest research and experts on Wildfires in the Wildfires News Source

– Newswise

Uncovering the Long-Term Health Impact of Playing in the NFL

In 1987, National Football League players went on strike. As a response, NFL teams scrambled to fill their rosters with “replacement players,” individuals who had some experience with college or professional football, but who weren’t part of NF...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania


Allegheny County Office of the Medical Examiner

In just two years, the powerful opioid fentanyl went from nonexistent to detected in more than 1 in 7 stamp bags analyzed by the Allegheny County Office of the Medical Examiner.

– Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

Public Health Reports; DOI

Cellular 'Powerhouses' May Explain Health Effects of Stress – Psychosomatic Medicine Journal Outlines Role of Mitochondria

How does psychological stress translate into physical health effects? A key piece of the puzzle may be found in specialized cellular structures known as mitochondria, according to a pair of articles in the January issue of Psychosomatic Medicine: Jou...

– Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Psychosomatic Medicine

High Exposure to Radiofrequency Radiation Linked to Tumor Activity in Male Rats

High exposure to radiofrequency radiation (RFR) in rodents resulted in tumors in tissues surrounding nerves in the hearts of male rats, but not female rats or any mice, according to draft studies from the National Toxicology Program (NTP). The exposu...

– National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)

Language Matters in End-of-Life Conversations

In general, the term “medical futility” applies when, based on data and professional experience, no further treatments, procedures or tests will provide benefit and may, in fact, be more burdensome and create undue suffering for the patient and t...

– University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

Perspectives in Biology and Medicine

Adolescents Not Susceptible to Cigarette Smoking Are Using E-Cigarettes

Researchers found that adolescents not susceptible to smoking cigarettes and who thought e-cigarettes were less harmful were more likely to use e-cigarettes. This UNC study found that 26 percent of those surveyed were at high risk for future e-cigare...

– University of North Carolina Health Care System

Preventing Chronic Disease

Mount Sinai Researchers Find Grape-Derived Compounds Capable of Promoting Resilience Against Stress-Induced Depression

New study used DNA epigenetic mapping to analyze novel inflammatory mechanisms influencing brain circuitry associated with depression

– Mount Sinai Health System

Nature Communications

University Hospitals in Cleveland Recruits Top Scientist to Lead Research at UH Seidman Cancer Center

Announcement of deputy director for research at University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center in Cleveland.

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– University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center


Patients and Doctors Often Disagree in Evaluation of Surgical Scarring

When it comes to the physical scars surgery leaves behind, a new study shows patients and doctors often don’t assess their severity the same way. Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania found patients and ...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

JAMA Facial and Plastic Surgery

Embargo expired on 01-Feb-2018 at 11:00 ET

Zeroing in on Dopamine

Harvard Medical School scientists have identified the molecular machinery responsible for secretion of the neurotransmitter dopamine, opening door for new strategies to precision target dopamine release.

– Harvard Medical School

Embargo expired on 01-Feb-2018 at 12:00 ET

Bacteria Play Critical Role In Driving Colon Cancers

Patients with an inherited form of colon cancer harbor two bacterial species that collaborate to encourage development of the disease, and the same species have been found in people who develop a sporadic form of colon cancer, a study led by a Johns ...

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

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Embargo expired on 01-Feb-2018 at 14:00 ET

Hunger Overrides Sense of Fullness After Weight Loss

Bethesda, Md. (February 1, 2018)—The levels of hormones that control hunger and fullness(satiety) both rise after weight loss, but individuals may only experience an increase in hunger, according to a new study. The study is published ahead of prin...

– American Physiological Society (APS)

American Journal of Physiology—Endocrinology and Metabolism

Study Shows Evidence of Severe and Lingering Symptoms in Some after Treatment for Lyme Disease

In a study of 61 people treated for the bacteria that causes Lyme disease, Johns Hopkins researchers conclude that fatigue, pain, insomnia and depression do indeed persist over long periods of time for some people, despite largely normal physical exa...

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

Frontiers in Medicine

Belief in Conspiracy Theories Associated with Vaccine Skepticism

People who believe Princess Diana was murdered or that John F. Kennedy’s assassination was an elaborate plot are more likely to think that vaccines are unsafe, despite scientific evidence to the contrary, according to research published by the Amer...

– American Psychological Association (APA)

Health Psychology

Why Basal Cell Tumors Return When Drug Treatment Stops

A new study pinpoints a mechanism that controls how basal cell cancers respond to treatment and offers new ideas for controlling this disease when it gets tricky.

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Cancer Cell; R21CA209166; R00AR059796; R01AR065409; R01CA087837; P30CA046592

Mayo Clinic的研究发现,每天站立几个小时能帮助您减重

据在“欧洲预防性心脏病学杂志”(European Journal of Preventive Cardiology)上发表的一项Mayo Clinic的研究显示,长期而言,每天站立而不是坐六小时可以帮助人们减轻体重。 该文资深作者,Mayo Cli...

– Mayo Clinic

European Journal of Preventive Cardiology

UCLA Researchers Link a Relatively Unknown Gene to Early Emergence of Blood Diseases

UCLA researchers, in collaboration with the University of Iowa, discovered the contribution of a specific gene in the proper development of blood cells that give rise to hematopoietic stem cells. The findings identify a potential target for the devel...

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

Cell Reports

Phone-Delivered Therapy Reduces Depression in People Living with HIV

Interpersonal psychotherapy is a common, in-person treatment for depression, but new research from the University of Georgia found that this type of one-on-one therapy can be successfully delivered over the telephone.

– University of Georgia

Annals of Behavioral Medicine

New International Practice Guidelines for Tamoxifen Treatment Based on CYP2D6 Genotype

An international group of clinicians and scientists representing the Clinical Pharmacogenetics Implementation Consortium (CPIC) published the first-ever clinical practice guideline for using CYP2D6 genotype to guide tamoxifen therapy in Clinical Phar...

– Mayo Clinic

Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics

Simmons Cancer Center Researchers Part of Historic CAR-T Breakthrough

A historic study involving researchers from UT Southwestern’s Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center demonstrates the effectiveness of CAR-T therapy, which uses genetically modified immune cells to treat acute lymphoblastic leukemia in child...

– UT Southwestern Medical Center

New England Journal of Medicine

Study: Chaplains Crucial for Advance Care Planning in Medical Practice

In a study, 80 percent of participants completed an advance directive after meeting with a chaplain as part of a doctor’s appointment

– Rush University Medical Center

JAMA Internal Medicine

Family Impact of Congenital Zika Syndrome Likely to Last a Lifetime

The impact of congenital Zika syndrome on families will be substantial and will last a lifetime, given its severity and uncertainty about long-term outcomes for infants.

– RTI International

Pediatrics, Feb. 2018

On World Cancer Day, National Comprehensive Cancer Network Joins the Call for Equal Access to Reduce Premature Cancer Deaths by 25%

• World Cancer Day 2018 highlights the global equity gap in accessing early detection, treatment, and care services • UICC calls for more equal access to reduce premature cancer and non-communicable disease deaths by 25% by 2025 in line with WHO...

– National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®)

Loyola Medicine, Cook County Train 30 Police Departments on Using Narcan® to Combat Opioid Crisis

More than 1,900 officers from 30 police departments will soon be equipped to administer Narcan® when they encounter someone overdosing from opioids, thanks to a collaboration between Loyola Medicine and the Cook County Department of Homeland Securi...

– Loyola University Health System

Hackensack Meridian Health One of Few Health Networks in Country to Offer Innovative Treatment of Carotid Artery Disease

― Hackensack Meridian Health’s academic medical centers, Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack, NJ and Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune, NJ, are just two of only a few hospitals in the country and two of only three ...

– Hackensack Meridian Health

Pre-Clinical Research Aided by Customized Collection Capabilities

Conversant Bio™ has partnered with Streck to provide cancer researchers with customized clinical plasma samples that are research-ready, allowing researchers to focus on their studies and not their sample collection processing and logistics.

– Streck

How We Balance Motherhood and Cardiothoracic Surgery

Just ahead of National Women Physicians Day on February 3, STS celebrates two of its member surgeons, Drs. Mara Antonoff and Leah Backhus, and their story of balancing the tough job of being mothers and their “day jobs” as cardiothoracic surgeons...

– The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

MedWire Announcements

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey Doctors Named ‘Tops’ in Women’s Health

Several physicians at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey have earned recognition as a ‘Top Doctor for Women’s Health’ by Inside Jersey magazine, which recently released its annual listing.

– Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Joins National Consortium to Study Use of Stem Cells in Treating a Rare Cardiac Defect

Children's Hospital Los Angeles has announced participation in the first-ever clinical trial using stem cells from umbilical cord blood to delay or even prevent heart failure in children born with a rare congenital heart defect, called hypoplastic le...

– Childrens Hospital Los Angeles

Embargo expired on 05-Feb-2018 at 03:00 ET

Roswell Park’s Dr. Alan Klitzke Named 2018 President of the American College of Nuclear Medicine

The American College of Nuclear Medicine (ACNM) has named Alan Klitzke, MD, FACNM, as its 47th president.

– Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

Children's Hospital Los Angeles CEO Elected Chairman of California Children's Hospital Association

Affirming his ongoing commitment to protect children's health and the role of children's hospitals in medical care, Children's Hospital Los Angeles President and CEO Paul S. Viviano has been elected chair of the California Children's Hospital Associa...

– Childrens Hospital Los Angeles

Rutgers School of Public Health Faculty Receives ASPPH Early Career Public Health Research Award

Rutgers School of Public Health faculty, Olivia A. Wackowski, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor in the Department of Social and Behavioral Health Sciences, has been selected as the recipient of the 2018 Association of Schools & Programs of Public Health ...

– Rutgers School of Public Health

Penn Nursing Professor Named Editor-in-Chief of Research in Nursing & Health

The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing’s (Penn Nursing) Eileen T. Lake, PhD, RN, FAAN, the Jessie M. Scott Endowed Term Chair in Nursing and Health Policy, Associate Professor of Nursing, Associate Professor of Sociology, and the Associat...

– University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

Sharma named Vice Chair of SWOG Breast Committee

Priyanka Sharma, M.D., a breast cancer medical oncologist at The University of Kansas Cancer Center, has been named vice chair of SWOG’s Breast Committee.

– University of Kansas Cancer Center

Bringing UC San Diego’s Healthy Diet and Natural Medicine Research into the Spotlight

UC San Diego celebrates the launch of the Krupp endowment at the new Centers for Integrative Health, thanks to Richard N. Krupp’s philanthropic legacy, which may be realized at over $30 million in the coming years.

– University of California San Diego





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