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Survey: Majority of Current Gun Owners Support the Sale of Personalized Guns

A new study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that almost four out of five current gun owners support the sale of both traditional and personalized guns through licensed dealers. However, only 18 percent ...

– Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Preventive Medicine

Embargo expired on 10-Jun-2019 at 00:05 ET

Vivian Li Joins the Rutgers School of Public Health

The Rutgers School of Public Health is excited to announce that Vivian (Wei) Li, PhD, will be joining the department of biostatistics and epidemiology as an assistant professor in August.

– Rutgers School of Public Health

How to Improve Care for Patients with Disabilities? We Need More Providers Like Them

It is common for patients to prefer seeking care from a clinician similar to them — such as of the same gender, ethnicity and culture — who can relate to their experiences and make treatment plans that work better for their lives. To meet these p...

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

New England Journal of Medicine

Giving babies antacids could put them at risk for bone fractures during childhood

Infants who are given antacids in their first year of life are more likely to fracture a bone later as a child, according to a new study published June 7 in Pediatrics.

– Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)



Study Links Poor Sleep with Poor Nutrition

Many Americans get less than the recommended amount of sleep, and many do not consume the recommended amounts of important vitamins and minerals. A new study suggests the two factors may be connected.

– American Society for Nutrition (ASN)

Nutrition 2019, June 8-11, 2019

Embargo expired on 09-Jun-2019 at 13:45 ET

Sun-Exposed Oyster Mushrooms Help Patients Fight Tuberculosis

In a new study, researchers show that sun-exposed oyster mushrooms offer a readily available source of vitamin D that can help TB patients respond better to anti-TB drugs by improving immune response.

– American Society for Nutrition (ASN)

Nutrition 2019, June 8-11, 2019

Embargo expired on 09-Jun-2019 at 15:45 ET

Policies Encouraging Healthy Eating Could Greatly Cut Cancer-Related Costs

The foods we eat can play an important role in preventing cancer. New modeling research presented at Nutrition 2019 shows that policies using taxes or warning labels to encourage healthier eating could reduce the number of people who develop cancer, ...

– American Society for Nutrition (ASN)

Nutrition 2019, June 8-11, 2019

Embargo expired on 09-Jun-2019 at 12:45 ET

New Research on Diet and Supplements During Pregnancy and Beyond

The foods and nutrients a woman consumes while pregnant have important health implications for her and her baby. Nutrition 2019, the annual meeting of the American Society for Nutrition, will feature new research on prenatal vitamins, infant suppleme...

– American Society for Nutrition (ASN)

Nutrition 2019, June 8-11, 2019

Embargo expired on 09-Jun-2019 at 13:45 ET

Do Policies Targeting Sugary Drinks Pay Off?

Drinks with added sugar, also known as sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs), are one of the largest sources of added sugar in the American diet and a major contributor to obesity. SSBs include non-diet sodas, flavored juice drinks, sports drinks, sweeten...

– American Society for Nutrition (ASN)

Nutrition 2019, June 8-11, 2019

Embargo expired on 09-Jun-2019 at 12:45 ET

Large international study finds diabetes drug cuts cardiovascular and kidney problems

A clinical trial that followed more than 9,900 people in 24 countries has found that the drug dulaglutide reduced cardiovascular events and kidney problems in middle-aged and older people with Type 2 diabetes. During more than five years of follow...

– McMaster University

The Lancet

Embargo expired on 09-Jun-2019 at 19:30 ET

Mayo Clinic 的研究表明,遗传信息可以促使女性接受癌症预防治疗


– Mayo Clinic



– Mayo Clinic


Millions of Cardiovascular Deaths Attributed to Not Eating Enough Fruits and Vegetables

Preliminary findings from a new study reveal that inadequate fruit and vegetable consumption may account for millions of deaths from heart disease and strokes each year. The study estimated that roughly 1 in 7 cardiovascular deaths could be attribute...

– American Society for Nutrition (ASN)

Nutrition 2019, June 8-11, 2019

Embargo expired on 08-Jun-2019 at 09:35 ET

Food for Thought: Studies Reveal Diet’s Role in Children’s Brain Health

Eating well, drinking enough water and taking certain supplements have all been shown to positively affect brain function in adults. Less is known about how these factors affect children. At Nutrition 2019, the annual meeting of the American Society ...

– American Society for Nutrition (ASN)

Nutrition 2019, June 8-11, 2019

Embargo expired on 08-Jun-2019 at 08:45 ET

Research Reveals How Diet Influences Diabetes Risk

Could changing what we eat lower the chances of developing type 2 diabetes? Studies presented at Nutrition 2019 will examine how consuming certain foods, vitamins and even the order in which we eat can affect blood sugar levels and risk of developing...

– American Society for Nutrition (ASN)

Nutrition 2019, June 8-11, 2019

Embargo expired on 08-Jun-2019 at 12:00 ET

What is the World Drinking? Study Reveals Global Intake of Major Beverages

The beverages we drink represent a substantial source of our daily calories and nutrients, yet standardized methods for tracking beverage consumption have been limited. In the latest and most comprehensive assessment of worldwide beverage consumption...

– American Society for Nutrition (ASN)

Nutrition 2019, June 8-11, 2019

Embargo expired on 08-Jun-2019 at 12:00 ET


Rapidly Removing Fluid from Critically Ill Patients in Kidney Failure Linked to Increased Risk of Death

The faster fluid is removed using continuous dialysis from patients with failing kidneys, the higher the likelihood they will die in the next several months, according to a study published today in JAMA Network Open by University of Pittsburgh School...

– Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

JAMA Network Open

Embargo expired on 07-Jun-2019 at 11:00 ET

The Nicotine in E-cigarettes Appears to Impair Mucus Clearance

E-cigarette vaping with nicotine appears to hamper mucus clearance from the airways, according to new research published online in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

– American Thoracic Society (ATS)

American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine

Embargo expired on 07-Jun-2019 at 00:15 ET

Weight-Loss Patients at Higher Risk of Death From Substance Use Disorders

The death rate from drug- and alcohol-related causes in people who’ve had Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery is nearly triple that of the general public, according to University of Pittsburgh research published today in Surgery for Obesity and Relate...

– Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases; U01 DK066557, U01-DK66667, UL1-RR024996, M01RR-00037, U01-DK66471, U01-DK66526, U01-DK66585, UL1-RR024153, U01-DK66555

Autism linked to less empathy in general population -- but that may not be a bad thing

Researchers have conclusively shown that people with autistic traits show less empathy and reduced understanding of other people's feelings in a new study out today from the University of Bath and King's College London (1000 BST Friday 7 June 2019). ...

– University of Bath

Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders

Estudo descobre que terapia medicamentosa pode retardar o início dos sintomas do mieloma

O maior estudo randomizado envolvendo mieloma múltiplo latente sugere que a lenalidomida, uma droga contra o câncer, pode retardar o início dos sintomas do mieloma, de acordo com pesquisadores da Mayo Clinic.

– Mayo Clinic

The Best Tendon Choice for ACL Repair: Five-Year Follow-Up Study

Three different types of tendon grafts all provide good long-term outcomes in patients undergoing reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) of the knee, reports a study in the June 5, 2019 issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery. Th...

– Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery

Mental and Physical Health Drive Employee Productivity

Mental and physical health are the most important factors affecting workplace productivity, reports an open-access paper in the June Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

– Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine

Estudo descobre que marcadores de DNA podem ser valiosos na detecção precoce do câncer colorretal

Novos estudos sobre a detecção precoce do câncer colorretal e o impacto da terapia celular na qualidade de vida estão entre as várias apresentações da Mayo Clinic no encontro anual da Sociedade Americana de Oncologia Clínica em Chicago.

– Mayo Clinic

Informação genética pode encorajar mulheres a aceitar tratamento preventivo de câncer, mostra estudo da Mayo Clinic

Estudos mostram que o risco de câncer de mama pode ser reduzido pela metade com o uso de tamoxifeno e raloxifeno no transcorrer de cinco anos, e também de inibidores de aromatase. No entanto, mulheres com alto risco de desenvolver câncer de mama t...

– Mayo Clinic

Naloxone access law in Pennsylvania falls short

A study finds that only one-third of pharmacies in Philadelphia carry naloxone nasal spray, a medication used to rapidly counter the effects of opioid overdose, and that many of the pharmacies that do carry the drug require patients to have a physici...

– University of Illinois at Chicago

JAMA Network Open

تظهر دراسة أجرتها مؤسسة Mayo Clinic أن المعلومات الوراثية يمكن أن تشجع النساء على قبول علاج السرطان الوقائي

تشير الدراسات إلى أن خطر الإصابة بسرطان الثدي يمكن أن ينخفض إلى النصف من خلال استخدام دورة مدتها خمس سنوات من تاموكسيفين أو رالوكسيفين، و...

– Mayo Clinic

تظهر الدراسة أن مؤشرات الحمض النووي قد تكون لها قيمتها في الكشف المبكر عن سرطان القولون والمستقيم


– Mayo Clinic

Late-Breaking Science Announced for TVT 2019

The Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) has announced that TVT 2019, the Structural Heart Summit, will feature four studies which will be presented as Late-Breaking Science on Friday, June 14th. TVT 2019 is a practical course featuring the lates...

– Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF)


Is sex primarily a strategy against transmissible cancer?

One of the greatest enigmas of evolutionary biology is that while sex is the dominant mode of reproduction among multicellular organisms, asexual reproduction appears much more efficient and less costly.


Plos Biology

Embargo expired on 06-Jun-2019 at 14:00 ET

Do Medical-Alert Bracelets Benefit Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease?

• In a study of patients with chronic kidney disease who did or did not wear medical-alert bracelets or necklaces, the frequency of safety events—or unintended harm from medical therapy—reported at annual visits was not different in the 2 group...

– American Society of Nephrology (ASN)


Embargo expired on 06-Jun-2019 at 17:00 ET

More Than 1 Million New Curable Sexually Transmitted Infections Every Day

Every day, there are more than 1 million new cases of curable sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among people aged 15-49 years, according to data released today by the World Health Organization.

– World Health Organization (WHO)

WHO Bulletin

Embargo expired on 06-Jun-2019 at 11:00 ET

UCLA researchers identify three-drug combination that helps curb the growth of deadly type of skin cancer

A UCLA-led research team has pinpointed a three-drug combination that could prove to be an effective new therapy for people with a specific type of advanced melanoma.

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

Nature Medicine

Embargo expired on 06-Jun-2019 at 11:00 ET

Ultrasound Method is First to Restore Dopaminergic Pathway in Brain at Early Stages of Parkinson's Disease

Researchers have developed a technique that could open up new ways to facilitate targeted drug delivery into the brain, enabling drugs to treat brain diseases more focally. They used transcranial, focused ultrasound and intravenously injected microbu...

– Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science

Journal of Controlled Release print June 10 2019

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Caffeine and Exercise Performance, HITT and Type 2 Diabetes, Physical Activity and Sedentary Time and More from the Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports & Science®

If you're looking for health and fitness story ideas, view these research highlights from the June 2019 issue of Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise®, ACSM’s flagship journal. ACSM is the largest sports medicine and exercise science organizati...

– American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

Scientists Recreate Blood-Brain Barrier Defect Outside the Body

Scientists can't make a living copy of your brain outside your body. That's the stuff of science fiction. But in a new study, they recreated a critical brain component, the blood-brain barrier, that functioned as it would in the individual who provid...

– Cedars-Sinai

Cell Stem Cell, June 6, 2019

Hot Water Soak as Effective as Exercise for People with Peripheral Artery Disease

Hot water therapy may help manage peripheral arterial disease (PAD)—a common condition affecting blood flow to the arms and legs—just as well as exercise, according to new research. The findings could help people with PAD, who find exercise is di...

– American Physiological Society (APS)

American Journal of Physiology—Heart and Circulatory Physiology

Big Step in the Right Direction:

A study published in The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing shows that Claire Temple, a nurse character in the Marvel cinematic universe and the cast of Call the Midwife, on BBC and PBS are portraying nurses in groundbreaking ways.

– UCLA School of Nursing

The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing

Importance of Reproducibility in Science; Dieldrin and Disrupted DNA Methylome; Novel Ach’ase Reactivators; and More Featured in June 2019 Toxicological Sciences

Papers on dieldrin and disrupted DNA methylome, novel ach’ase reactivators, developmental neurotoxicity screening, and sex effects in ozone-mediated airway dysfunction are featured in latest issue of Toxicological Sciences.

– Society of Toxicology

Toxicological Sciences, Volume 169 Issue 2, June 2019

Avenues of Fear

NIMH-supported research led by a University at Albany psychologist investigates age and gender factors for fear learning in the brain.

– University at Albany, State University of New York

A Guide to Understanding Gender Identity

As more people become aware of the transgender and gender-nonconforming experience, many may be uncertain about the terminology used by these communities. A NewYork-Presbyterian expert breaks down some of the terms that are used to describe the spect...

– New York-Presbyterian Hospital

When It Looks Like Dementia But Isn’t: Epilepsy Not Just a “Children’s Disease”

When Guy Bradley began having episodes of memory loss and confusion, doctors suspected a stroke or dementia. Instead, an EEG showed that the 69-yeard old epilepsy, which is frequently missed in older patients because it's presumed to be a "children'...

– University of Kentucky

Enjoy the Journey: Avoid Travel Aches and Pains This Summer

Whether you are traveling alone, on business or on your way to a sunny resort with your family this summer, long hours in a car or on an airplane can leave you stressed, tired, stiff and sore. ACA offers tips to alleviate some of the common aches and...

– American Chiropractic Association

Minimally Invasive Procedure Fixes Hole in Heart

Texas Tech Physicians of El Paso now performs a safe and minimally invasive treatment for a heart birth defect that affects up to 25% of people.

– Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso

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The Medical Minute: Healthy babies start with healthy moms

Athletes invest hours practicing before a big game. Runners train for months leading up to a marathon. A mother-to-be should likewise prepare herself for the mental and physical rigor of pregnancy, labor and caring for a newborn.

Expert Available

– Penn State Health

MedWire Announcements

ISPOR Announces 2019-2020 Board of Directors

ISPOR, the professional society for health economics and outcomes research, announced the results of its recent elections and its 2019-2020 Board of Directors.

– ISPOR—The Professional Society for Health Economics and Outcomes Research

NIH Grant Funds $23 Million Study of Diseases Affecting People Living with HIV

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded a seven-year, $23 million grant to researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Health System to study HIV and the chronic illnesses that often accompany HIV infection, includin...

– Albert Einstein College of Medicine


Socially Determined Wins First LifeBridge Health and CareFirst Innovation Challenge: Startup Takes Home $50,000

The winner of the inaugural LifeBridge Health and CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (CareFirst) Innovation Challenge is Socially Determined, a digital startup developing the science of social determinates of health (SDOH) and implementing community-base...

– LifeBridge Health

Harvard Medical School Announces 2019 Media Fellowships

Harvard Medical School’s Media Fellowship program, now entering its 22nd year, is accepting applications for Fall 2019.

– Harvard Medical School

Bloomberg School Announces 2019 Bloomberg Fellows Cohort

The Bloomberg American Health Initiative at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is announcing its 2019 cohort of Bloomberg Fellows, each drawn from an organization working on one of five health challenges facing the nation: addiction ...

– Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

HHS Fetal Tissue Research Ban Threatens Progress Toward Cure for HIV, Other Life-threatening Diseases

The Department of Health and Human Services’ announcement Wednesday that it will halt funding for research involving the use of human fetal tissue conducted within the National Institutes of Health

– Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and the HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA)

Sanjay B. Maggirwar, PhD, MBA, to Chair the GW Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Tropical Medicine

Sanjay B. Maggirwar, PhD, MBA, has been selected to serve as chair of the Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Tropical Medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences

– George Washington University

Lakefront Bariatrics Accredited as Comprehensive Center

Lakefront Bariatrics of Chicago has received a national accreditation indicating it meets the highest standards for patient safety and quality of care.

– Loyola University Health System

Henry Ford Stroke Centers Earn American Heart Association Quality Awards

All five of Henry Ford Health System's hospitals that are equipped to treat stroke recently earned an American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Get With The Guidelines™ recognition, which recognizes the hospitals' commitment to ensurin...

– Henry Ford Health System

Researchers use digital tools, technology to predict schizophrenia

They will explore novel risk identification methods such as digital phenotyping.

– University of Georgia

GW Launches Correctional Health Administration Online Master's Program

The George Washington University has announced a first-of-its kind online program for a Master of Science in Health Sciences in Correctional Health Administration. This program is designed to prepare graduates to lead health care initiatives for inca...

– George Washington University

Mercy Medical Center Holds Ceremonies to Officially Unveil Resona 7 Ultrasound Technology at Hospital’s Vascular Center

Mercy Medical Center, a 144-year-old, university affiliated medical facility with a national reputation for women’s health, recently hosted a reception and ribbon-cutting to unveil five premium Resona 7 ultrasound systems from Mindray, Paul R. Luca...

– Mercy Medical Center, Baltimore

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National Surgical Care Program Opens Enrollment for Hospitals to Implement Enhanced Recovery Pathways

AHRQ Safety Program for Improving Surgical Care and Recovery announces its next enrollment period as it expands its perioperative care program for decreasing surgical patients’ complications and speeding their recoveries.

– American College of Surgeons (ACS)


Dr. Michael Kuettel, ASTRO Board member, appointed to CMS Advisory Panel on Hospital Outpatient Payment

Michael Kuettel, MD, MBA, PhD, FASTRO, a member of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Board of Directors, has been appointed to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Advisory Panel on Hospital Outpatient Payment (HOP). ...

– American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)

More than 270 Mount Sinai Physicians Named to New York Magazine’s 2019 “Best Doctors” Issue

Mount Sinai Health System physicians held 275 spots on New York magazine’s annual "Best Doctors" issue, released on May 30.

– Mount Sinai Health System





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