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Newswise: History of insightful HIV research inspires neutron scattering approach to studying COVID-19
Released: 12-Jun-2020 5:45 PM EDT
History of insightful HIV research inspires neutron scattering approach to studying COVID-19
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

What began as novel investigations into HIV, abruptly pivoted to the novel coronavirus as it began to spread across the globe. Now, ORNL researchers are using neutrons to learn more about the SARS-CoV-2 protease—a protein enzyme that enables the virus to replicate within the human body. Insights on the protein structure and its behaviors will be used to create more accurate models for simulations in aims of finding drug inhibitors to block the virus’s ability to reproduce.

Newswise: “Prescribing Art” course teaches med students to recognize bias and better address racial disparities
Released: 12-Jun-2020 4:05 PM EDT
“Prescribing Art” course teaches med students to recognize bias and better address racial disparities
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Can art help doctors better understand their patients and address racial disparities? An innovative collaboration at the University of Alabama at Birmingham uses art to help medical students hone their observational skills, in order to make more accurate diagnoses. “Prescribing Art: How Observation Enhances Medicine” is a partnership between the School of Medicine, the Abroms-Engel Institute for Visual Arts and the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute.

Released: 9-Jan-2020 1:00 PM EST
Orthopaedic Surgeons Available to Comment on Musculoskeletal Healthcare News and Trends, Treatment Options, Fall Prevention and More
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)

University of Alabama's quarter back Tua Tagovailoa's hip injury. Stephen Curry's broken broken hand. 3-D printing technology that transformed a little girl's spine surgery. If you need an expert to discuss any of these timely topics, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) can provide expert sources to comment on musculoskeletal injury prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

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Released: 9-Apr-2019 9:00 AM EDT
Gardening This Spring? Dermatologists Share Tips to Prevent Skin Problems
American Academy of Dermatology

As the days get warmer and more people head outdoors to garden or do yard work, dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology are reminding the public to take a few precautions. Although gardening can be an enjoyable activity for many, they say, it can take a turn for the worse if you injure yourself, come into contact with a poisonous plant or have an allergic reaction.

Newswise: Closing the Rural Health Gap: Media Update from RWJF and Partners on Rural Health Disparities
8-Nov-2017 8:55 AM EST
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 health gap.

Released: 17-May-2016 9:05 AM EDT
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Released: 16-May-2016 10:05 AM EDT
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Released: 13-May-2016 9:05 AM EDT
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Released: 12-May-2016 2:05 PM EDT
Depressed Moms Not ‘in Sync’ with Their Kids, Children with ADHD Sleep Both Poorly and Less, Yeast Infection Linked to Mental Illness, and more in the Mental Health News Source

Depressed Moms Not ‘in Sync’ with Their Kids, Children with ADHD Sleep Both Poorly and Less, Yeast Infection Linked to Mental Illness, and more in the Mental Health News Source

Released: 11-May-2016 9:05 AM EDT
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Released: 9-Mar-2016 1:05 PM EST
ASCO to Hold Capitol Hill Briefing March 15 on The State of Cancer Care in America: 2016
American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)

The State of Cancer Care in America: 2016 report, to be released on March 15 by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), chronicles the current realities of the cancer care delivery system in the United States and examines trends in the oncology workforce and practice environment that are affecting patient care and access.

Released: 27-Jan-2016 4:05 PM EST
Maya Healers’ Conception of Cancer May Help Bridge Gap in Multicultural Settings Care
American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)

Understanding and integrating patients’ cultural beliefs into cancer treatment plans may help improve their acceptance of and adherence to treatment in multicultural settings. Researchers examined traditional Maya healers’ understanding of cancer and published their findings online today in the Journal of Global Oncology.

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10-Nov-2015 9:00 AM EST
Chemo Crosses Blood-Brain Barrier with Sound Waves; Virtual Press Conference

Principal Investigator Takes Questions and Demonstrates Procedure with Video and Animation via Virtual Press Conference Tuesday, November 10th at 1:00 p.m. ET

Released: 27-Jun-2013 8:00 AM EDT
Take the Sting Out of Summer: Combat the Perils of Mother Nature
Montefiore Health System

Montefiore expert provides tips to avoid common summertime maladies.

15-Feb-2013 9:00 AM EST
Cancer Research, Environment and Climate Change, Nutrition, and Mental Health - Upcoming Newswise Theme Wires

Newswise invites press release submissions from new and current members for inclusion in our Theme Wires on a variety of topics, including; Cancer Research, Environment and Climate Change, Nutrition, and Mental Health. Each wire is also open for sponsorships to promote your organization’s campaign, product, service, or news.

Released: 26-Aug-2011 8:00 AM EDT
Results of Medication Studies in Journals May be Misleading
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Studies about medications published in the most influential medical journals are frequently designed in a way that yields misleading or confusing results. The journals are the NEJM, JAMA, The Lancet, Annals of Internal Medicine, the British Medical Journal and the Archives of Internal Medicine.

12-Jul-2011 9:00 AM EDT
One More Way Plants Help Human Health
NIH, National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)

A tiny plant called Arabidopsis thaliana just helped scientists unearth new clues about the daily cycles of many organisms, including humans. This is the latest in a long line of research, much of it supported by the National Institutes of Health, that uses plants to solve puzzles in human health.

Released: 6-Jun-2011 12:00 PM EDT
Loyola Launches New Master of Physiology Program
Loyola Medicine

New courses will be taught by faculty at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine

11-May-2011 1:00 PM EDT
Telemonitoring May Not Offer Improved Outcomes for Critically Ill Patients
American Thoracic Society (ATS)

Telemonitoring may offer promise for patients in remote locations without access to specially trained intensive care physicians. However, a recent study indicates telemonitoring does not offer improved clinical outcomes compared to patients who receive standard care.

Released: 10-May-2011 6:00 PM EDT
Research Deepens Understanding of Most Common Gastrointestinal Disorder in U.S., Linking It to Bacterial Overgrowth, Food Poisoning

Cedars-Sinai researchers have reported two advances in the understanding of Irritable Bowel Syndrome, the most common gastrointestinal disorder in the United States, affecting an estimated 30 million people.

Newswise: Lowering Cost Doesn’t Increase Hearing Aid Purchases
Released: 10-May-2011 12:00 PM EDT
Lowering Cost Doesn’t Increase Hearing Aid Purchases
Henry Ford Health System

Lowering the cost of hearing aids isn’t enough to motivate adults with mild hearing loss to purchase a device at a younger age or before their hearing worsens, according to researchers at Henry Ford Hospital. Simply lowering the cost of hearing aids – even by as much as 40% – does not improve hearing aid purchase for patients with partial insurance coverage or those who need to cover the entire cost out of pocket.

6-May-2011 1:45 PM EDT
Researchers Find New Treatment for Constipation
Mayo Clinic

Constipation is definitely not a glamorous topic. In reality, it affects nearly 30 million Americans and costs more than $1 billion annually to evaluate and treat.

Released: 5-May-2011 4:00 PM EDT
DNA from Common Stomach Bacteria Minimizes Effects of Colitis
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

DNA from Helicobacter pylori, a common stomach bacteria, minimizes the effects of colitis in mice, according to a new study by University of Michigan Medical School scientists.

Released: 4-May-2011 3:45 PM EDT
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Is Not Related to XMRV Retrovirus
University of Utah Health

New findings from University of Utah School of Medicine researchers show that the retrovirus called XMRV is not present in the blood of patients who have chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). These findings contradict a widely reported 2009 Science study that linked CFS to XMRV.

Released: 28-Apr-2011 9:00 AM EDT
Study Targets Treatment for Serious ACE Inhibitor Side Effect
Henry Ford Health System

A new Henry Ford Hospital study takes a closer look at one of the lesser known, but potential most serious side-effects of ACE inhibitor use – facial, tongue and airway swelling – and identifies a successful and less invasive course of treatment.

14-Apr-2011 8:00 AM EDT
New Biomarker Improves Acute Kidney Injury Diagnosis
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

A multi-center study to be published April 26 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology reports a new biomarker is more effective than current best practice for early detection of adverse outcomes after acute kidney injury (AKI) – fatal for an estimated 50 percent of the critically ill patients who get the condition

Newswise: A Dose of Art Good for Medicine
Released: 15-Apr-2011 12:00 PM EDT
A Dose of Art Good for Medicine
Dalhousie University

Using the arts and humanities to inspire multi-layered understandings of the experience of illness and health is the primary focus of Dalhousie University Medical School’s Medical Humanities Program. For the past five months, the Program’s Artist in Residence, Julie Adamson Miller has embraced this challenge by engaging the hearts and minds of Dal medical students in a variety of innovative ways.

Newswise: Technology Used to Assess How People View Faces with a Cleft Lip and Palate
Released: 14-Apr-2011 2:30 PM EDT
Technology Used to Assess How People View Faces with a Cleft Lip and Palate
Allen Press Publishing

The impact of physical attractiveness on social communication is a truth universally acknowledged. It is not surprising, therefore, that individuals with a cleft lip and palate have experienced social isolation and poor self-esteem. But how people really see faces affected by this anomaly has not been studied. Researchers are now seeking a more scientific evaluation of how people look at faces with a cleft lip and palate through the use of an eye-tracking camera.

Released: 13-Apr-2011 8:45 AM EDT
For a Less Biased Study, Try Randomization
Health Behavior News Service

A new review confirms that the so-called “gold standard” of medical research — the randomized controlled study — provides a safeguard against bias. Not all scientists agree, however.

Released: 1-Apr-2011 1:15 PM EDT
Surprising Finding from Smoke Inhalation Study
Loyola Medicine

An award-winning Loyola University Health System study includes some unexpected findings about the immune systems of smoke-inhalation patients.

Released: 31-Mar-2011 9:00 AM EDT
IOVS Publishes Consensus Findings on Meibomian Gland Dysfunction
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

The first global consensus report on meibomian gland dysfunction — a major cause of lid disease and evaporative dry eye — has been published in a special issue of the Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science (IOVS) journal. The report is the result of findings from a two-year-long workshop composed of more than 50 leading clinical and basic research experts from around the world.

Newswise: Cholesterol Regulator Plays Key Role in Development of Liver Scarring, Cirrhosis
Released: 30-Mar-2011 3:25 PM EDT
Cholesterol Regulator Plays Key Role in Development of Liver Scarring, Cirrhosis
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

UCLA researchers have demonstrated that a key regulator of cholesterol and fat metabolism in the liver also plays an important role in the development of liver fibrosis — the build-up of collagen scar tissue that can develop into cirrhosis.

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22-Mar-2011 4:00 PM EDT
Research Practices Must be Changed to Minimize Fraud, Deception
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

in a commentary published in the Journal of the American Medical Association March 23, two U-M physicians call for changes throughout the research process to minimize fraud, deception.

3-Mar-2011 4:55 PM EST
Laboratory-Grown Urethras Implanted in Patients
Wake Forest Baptist Health

Researchers at the Institute for Regenerative Medicine at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center and colleagues reported today on a new advance in tissue engineering. The team is the first in the world to use patients’ own cells to build tailor-made urinary tubes and successfully replace damaged tissue.

Released: 3-Mar-2011 3:05 PM EST
Flight Attendant Regains Her Balance
House Ear Institute

When fluctuating hearing loss, with frequent bouts of nausea and vertigo caused New York flight attendant Patricia Gilbert to miss several work shifts, she sought answers from the medical community.

Released: 3-Mar-2011 12:15 PM EST
Drop in Temperature May Explain the Increase in Dry Eye Suffering
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

Springtime may be just what the doctor orders for individuals suffering from dry eye condition, a disorder resulting from insufficient tear production or altered tear film composition. According to a study published in Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, a temperature less than 30 degrees Celsius on the eye and eyelid could be the cause for the onset or worsening of the disorder.

Released: 23-Feb-2011 3:50 PM EST
National Alopecia Areata Foundation Response to Mice Study
National Alopecia Areata Foundation

This is the response from the National Alopecia Areata Foundation on the recent mice study done by scientists at UCLA and the VA.

Released: 23-Feb-2011 12:00 PM EST
Two Drugs Protect Hearing Better than One
Washington University in St. Louis

Whether on a battlefield, in a factory or at a rock concert, noise-induced hearing loss is one of the most common hazards people face. Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified a low-dose, two-drug cocktail that reduces hearing loss in mice when given before they are exposed to loud noise.

Released: 15-Feb-2011 11:00 AM EST
New Psoriasis Guidelines Stress Importance of Individualized Treatment Plans
American Academy of Dermatology

Building on the evidence-based findings of five previously published guidelines of care that examine the use of a variety of medical therapies for the management and treatment of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis, the Academy has released its sixth and final guidelines of care for psoriasis.

Released: 8-Feb-2011 10:05 AM EST
Experimental Approach May Lead to Improved Treatment of Diabetic Wounds and Bed Sores
Loyola Medicine

Researchers are reporting on a promising new approach to treating diabetic wounds, bed sores, chronic ulcers and other slow-to-heal wounds. It may be possible to speed healing by suppressing certain immune system cells.

Released: 14-Jan-2011 10:30 AM EST
Prepared Patient: Who's Who in the ER
Health Behavior News Service

Knowing who you will likely encounter during an emergency room visit may help you get the best care at a time when you are in pain or discomfort and feeling anxious and afraid.

Newswise: Why Does Dialysis Fail?
Released: 22-Dec-2010 3:50 PM EST
Why Does Dialysis Fail?
American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

A protein implicated in the development of vascular diseases may also contribute to the failure of arteriovenous (AV) fistulas created for vascular access in dialysis patients, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN).

22-Dec-2010 11:25 AM EST
Emerging Drug Class May Enhance Red Blood Cell Production in Anemic Patients
Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research

By determining how corticosteroids act to increase production of red blood cell progenitors, Whitehead Institute researchers have identified a class of drugs that may be beneficial in treating some erythropoietin-resistant anemias. The identified class of drugs may be able to treat other anemias.

Released: 20-Dec-2010 2:50 PM EST
Use the Right Metaphor to Get Patients to Enroll in Clinical Trials
Ohio State University

The language that doctors use with low-income, rural patients can help determine whether these patients agree to participate in clinical trials testing new cancer treatments, a new study found.

9-Dec-2010 5:00 PM EST
Use of Methods to Protect Lungs After Brain Death Increases Number of Lungs Suitable for Donation
JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association

Use of certain measures for lung preservation after brain death in potential organ donors resulted in a nearly doubling of lungs eligible for donation, compared to a conventional strategy that is used, according to preliminary research published in the December 15 issue of JAMA.

Released: 9-Dec-2010 3:55 PM EST
“White-Noise” Therapy Alone Not Enough to Curb Tinnitus
Health Behavior News Service

Sound masking therapy, a common component of tinnitus treatment, is of uncertain benefit when used on its own, a new evidence review finds.

Released: 8-Dec-2010 2:00 PM EST
Older Survivors of Mechanical Ventilation Can Expect Significant Disability
American Thoracic Society (ATS)

Patients aged 65 and older who survive an episode of mechanical ventilation during a hospitalization are more likely to suffer from long-term disabilities after leaving the hospital than those who survive hospitalization without mechanical ventilation, according to researchers at the University of Pittsburgh. These results were borne out even though the levels of functional disability prior to hospitalization were similar in both groups.

6-Dec-2010 10:45 AM EST
New Test Shows Promise for Accurate Early Diagnosis of Turner Syndrome
Endocrine Society

A recent study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM) has demonstrated a novel and accurate test for early diagnosis of Turner syndrome. Turner syndrome affects one in 1,500 to 2,000 female live births and early diagnosis allows for the timely management of short stature and co-morbid conditions including cardiac and renal problems.

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