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Released: 30-Nov-2020 2:25 PM EST
From Open-Heart Surgery to Surfing the Waves Once Again
Cedars-Sinai

Just moments after Calabasas ninth grader Oliver Merlob was born, he was whisked away for open-heart surgery to treat a congenital heart defect. Little did his parents know it would be the beginning of a lifelong relationship.

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Released: 30-Nov-2020 2:20 PM EST
COVID-19 Update: Surge Preparedness, Vaccine Distribution
Cedars-Sinai

With the novel coronavirus spreading across the U.S. at a record pace, Cedars-Sinai has been seeing an increase in COVID-19 patients at its hospitals and through its network of physicians. But the health system's leaders say Cedars-Sinai is prepared.

Released: 30-Nov-2020 1:45 PM EST
UC San Diego Selected to Lead International HIV/AIDS Clinical Trials Unit
University of California San Diego Health

University of California San Diego has been selected by the NIH to lead and administer an international seven-year, $28-million grant for HIV/AIDS clinical trials.

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Released: 30-Nov-2020 1:35 PM EST
NIH Re-Funds ACTG for the Next Seven Years
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

The AIDS Clinical Trials Group (ACTG), the largest global HIV research network, has been re-funded for the next seven years by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and collaborating NIH Institutes.

Released: 30-Nov-2020 1:20 PM EST
Rethink COVID-19 infection control to keep primary schools open this winter, governments urged
BMJ

An urgent rethink of infection control policies to keep COVID-19 infection at bay in schools is needed if primary schools are to be kept open this winter, and the knock-on effects on their families avoided, argue children's infectious disease specialists in a viewpoint, published online in the Archives of Disease in Childhood.

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Released: 30-Nov-2020 1:10 PM EST
Men tuning into Insta-spiration
Flinders University

New research confirms men and teens are affected by Instagram influencers who set global benchmarks for ideal body shape, fashion and even facial trends.

Released: 30-Nov-2020 1:05 PM EST
Study Reveals Connection Between Gut Bacteria and Vitamin D Levels
University of California San Diego Health

UC San Diego researchers discovered that the makeup of a person’s gut microbiome is linked to their levels of active vitamin D, and revealed a new understanding of vitamin D and how it’s typically measured.

Released: 30-Nov-2020 12:55 PM EST
Women found to be at higher risk for heart failure and heart attack death than men
American Heart Association (AHA)

Women face a 20% increased risk of developing heart failure or dying within five years after their first severe heart attack compared with men, according to new research published today in the American Heart Association's flagship journal Circulation.

Released: 30-Nov-2020 12:50 PM EST
Forest fires, cars, power plants join list of risk factors for Alzheimer's disease
University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)

A new study led by researchers at UC San Francisco has found that among older Americans with cognitive impairment, the greater the air pollution in their neighborhood, the higher the likelihood of amyloid plaques - a hallmark of Alzheimer's disease.

Newswise: Hackensack University Medical Center Urologists Continue to Provide State-of-the-Art Care During COVID-19
Released: 30-Nov-2020 12:45 PM EST
Hackensack University Medical Center Urologists Continue to Provide State-of-the-Art Care During COVID-19
Hackensack Meridian Health

Don’t Delay Your Care – Our dnhanced pandemic safety precautions prioritize patient health and allow providers to deliver outstanding in-office, telehealth and surgical care

Released: 30-Nov-2020 12:35 PM EST
‘Financial toxicity’ of prostate cancer treatment: Radiation therapy has the greatest impact on patient finances
Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott

For men with early-stage prostate cancer, choices about initial treatment carry varying risks of “financial toxicity,” reports a study in The Journal of Urology®, Official Journal of the American Urological Association (AUA). The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

Released: 30-Nov-2020 12:30 PM EST
Measuring broken hearts: divorce has negative effects on physical and mental health
Frontiers

Going through a divorce is extremely challenging and previous research has highlighted the adverse effects that it can have on divorcees.

Released: 30-Nov-2020 12:10 PM EST
Struggles of care home staff during COVID-19 first wave revealed in Whatsapp messages
University of Leeds

Analysis of social media messages between care home staff on the coronavirus front line reveal their growing concerns over how to manage in the face of the virus.

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Released: 30-Nov-2020 12:05 PM EST
Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Temple Performs 1000th HoLEP Procedure That Improves Men’s Quality of Life
Baylor Scott and White Health

In mid-October, Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Temple conducted its 1000th holmium laser enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP), a minimally invasive procedure that can address benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). BPH can prevent the bladder from emptying properly and could lead to kidney damage or failure. It also impacts quality of life in about one third of men older than 50 years old.

Newswise: Linking medically complex children’s outpatient team with hospitalists improved care
Released: 30-Nov-2020 12:05 PM EST
Linking medically complex children’s outpatient team with hospitalists improved care
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

When medically complex children are hospitalized, linking hospitalists to their regular outpatient providers through an inpatient consultation service were more likely to improve outcomes, according to researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).

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Released: 30-Nov-2020 11:55 AM EST
Earth faster, closer to black hole in new map of galaxy
National Institutes of Natural Sciences (NINS)

Earth just got 7 km/s faster and about 2000 light-years closer to the supermassive black hole in the center of the Milky Way Galaxy. But don't worry, this doesn't mean that our planet is plunging towards the black hole.

Released: 30-Nov-2020 11:55 AM EST
Gut microbes: a key to normal sleep
University of Tsukuba

With fall and winter holidays coming up, many will be pondering the relationship between food and sleep.

Released: 30-Nov-2020 11:45 AM EST
Older Adults with Dementia Exhibit Financial “Symptoms” Up To Six Years Before Diagnosis
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

A new study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Federal Reserve Board of Governors found that Medicare beneficiaries who go on to be diagnosed with dementia are more likely to miss payments on bills as early as six years before a clinical diagnosis.

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Released: 30-Nov-2020 11:40 AM EST
Why spending a long time on your phone isn't bad for mental health
Lancaster University

General smartphone usage is a poor predictor of anxiety, depression or stress say researchers, who advise caution when it comes to digital detoxes.

Released: 30-Nov-2020 11:30 AM EST
More than one-third of children with COVID-19 show no symptoms: study
University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry

More than one-third of kids who have COVID-19 are asymptomatic, according to a University of Alberta study that suggests youngsters diagnosed with the disease may represent just a fraction of those infected.

Newswise: Research unlocks new information about reading through visual dictionary in the brain
Released: 30-Nov-2020 11:20 AM EST
Research unlocks new information about reading through visual dictionary in the brain
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

The uniquely human ability to read is the cornerstone of modern civilization, yet very little is understood about the effortless ability to derive meaning from written words. Scientists at UTHealth have now identified a crucial region in the temporal lobe, know as the mid-fusiform cortex, which appears to act as the brain’s visual dictionary.

Newswise: $11M NIH Grant Will Fund Biomedical Research at University of Delaware
Released: 30-Nov-2020 11:20 AM EST
$11M NIH Grant Will Fund Biomedical Research at University of Delaware
University of Delaware

the National Institutes of Health has renewed a Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) grant at the University of Delaware. The COBRE research team is focused on discovery of new molecules that can be used to study and treat diseases such as breast cancer, renal cancer, Crohn’s disease, tuberculosis and Legionnaires disease.

Released: 30-Nov-2020 11:15 AM EST
Preschool children can’t see the mountains for the cat
Ohio State University

Imagine seeing a photo of a beautiful mountain scene with a cat in the foreground. You may admire the mountains. Kids only see the cat, a new study suggests.

25-Nov-2020 7:20 AM EST
Penn Medicine Researchers Unlock the Door to Tumor Microenvironment for CAR T Cells
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Combining chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell therapy with a PAK4 inhibitor allowed the engineered cells to punch their way through and attack solid tumors, leading to significantly enhanced survival in mice.

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Newswise: Brookhaven's Kevin Yager Named Oppenheimer Leadership Fellow
Released: 30-Nov-2020 10:15 AM EST
Brookhaven's Kevin Yager Named Oppenheimer Leadership Fellow
Brookhaven National Laboratory

Yager, a group leader at the Center for Functional Nanomaterials, is exploring challenges and opportunities for the U.S. Department of Energy.

Newswise: Promising lab results in quest to find naturally occurring anti-COVID therapies
24-Nov-2020 5:35 PM EST
Promising lab results in quest to find naturally occurring anti-COVID therapies
University of Alabama Huntsville

So far, 35 of 125 naturally occurring compounds identified computationally at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) to have potential against COVID-19 have shown efficacy in ongoing first-batch testing at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Regional Biocontainment Laboratory (UTHSC RBL) that’s the next step in the process to becoming a drug.

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Released: 30-Nov-2020 9:45 AM EST
Rutgers Leading Coronavirus Therapeutic Clinical Trial
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Rutgers is leading a clinical trial assessing the efficacy of a three-drug combination in treating people infected with SARS-CoV-2 and asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic.

Newswise: Rutgers Philosophy Professor Analyzes Justice Issues in New Podcast
Released: 30-Nov-2020 9:30 AM EST
Rutgers Philosophy Professor Analyzes Justice Issues in New Podcast
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Rutgers-New Brunswick philosophy Professor Derrick Darby is helping to bring logic and data to discussions on the struggle for justice in America and globally in A Pod Called Quest.

Newswise: Mathematicians Seek to Unravel Mysteries Hinted at by M. C. Escher
Released: 30-Nov-2020 9:25 AM EST
Mathematicians Seek to Unravel Mysteries Hinted at by M. C. Escher
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

A workshop hosted by Rutgers mathematician Alex Kontorovich will ask, among other things, what a famous M. C. Escher illustration would look like in 1,001 dimensions. Welcome to the world of "hyperbolic reflection groups."

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Newswise: NUS-led team uncovers molecule that promotes muscle health when magnetised
Released: 30-Nov-2020 9:00 AM EST
NUS-led team uncovers molecule that promotes muscle health when magnetised
National University of Singapore

A research team led by Associate Professor Alfredo Franco-Obregón from the National University of Singapore's Institute for Health Innovation and Technology has shown how a molecule found in muscles responds to weak magnetic fields. This responsiveness could be used to stimulate muscle recovery.

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Newswise: Southwest Virginia Residents Leading Region’s Cancer Prevention Efforts
Released: 30-Nov-2020 8:25 AM EST
Southwest Virginia Residents Leading Region’s Cancer Prevention Efforts
University of Virginia Health System

More than 30 Southwest Virginia residents on the University of Virginia Cancer Center Without Walls Community Advisory Board have set four regional priorities for cancer prevention and early detection. Their areas of focus are helping residents quit tobacco use, screenings for lung and colorectal cancer, along with efforts to prevent human papillomavirus (HPV), which causes several cancers.

Newswise: UVA Artificial Intelligence Project Among 7 Finalists for $1 Million Prize
Released: 30-Nov-2020 8:20 AM EST
UVA Artificial Intelligence Project Among 7 Finalists for $1 Million Prize
University of Virginia Health System

A UVA Health data science team is one of seven finalists in a national competition to improve healthcare with the help of artificial intelligence. UVA’s proposal was selected as a finalist from among more than 300 applicants in the first-ever Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Artificial Intelligence Health Outcomes Challenge.

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Newswise: Yale Cancer Center Study Shows Regional Variation in Genomic Testing for Men with Prostate Cancer
Released: 30-Nov-2020 8:05 AM EST
Yale Cancer Center Study Shows Regional Variation in Genomic Testing for Men with Prostate Cancer
Yale Cancer Center

In a new study by Yale Cancer Center, researchers found substantial regional variation in use of genomic testing for prostate cancer, raising questions about access and other factors that might promote rapid adoption of new cancer technologies.

Newswise: USC Verdugo Hills Hospital Launches Community Resource Center for Aging to Support Older Adults and Caregivers
Released: 30-Nov-2020 6:05 AM EST
USC Verdugo Hills Hospital Launches Community Resource Center for Aging to Support Older Adults and Caregivers
Keck Medicine of USC

USC Verdugo Hills Hospital launches the Community Resource Center for Aging, a call center to help older adults and their caregivers navigate everything from transportation to housing to grocery delivery.

Newswise: Regional nuclear weapons exchange effects on global climate could range from minimal impact to significant cooling
Released: 30-Nov-2020 6:00 AM EST
Regional nuclear weapons exchange effects on global climate could range from minimal impact to significant cooling
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

A team of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers has found that the global climatic consequences of a regional nuclear weapons exchange could range from a minimal impact to more significant cooling lasting years.

Released: 30-Nov-2020 12:05 AM EST
IDSA, AAN, and ACR Release Guidelines for Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Lyme Disease
Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA)

New evidence-based clinical practice guidelines for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of Lyme disease have been developed by a multidisciplinary panel led by the Infectious Diseases Society of America, the American Academy of Neurology, and the American College of Rheumatology. Representatives from an additional 12 medical specialties and patients also served on the panel.

24-Nov-2020 2:25 PM EST
Bridging the Gap: Phone-Based Continuing Care Reduces Relapse Following Residential Treatment for Alcohol Use Disorder
Research Society on Alcoholism

High-frequency telephone support from a familiar psychotherapist reduces the risk of relapse after inpatient treatment for alcohol use disorder (AUD), according to a study reported in Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research. Many patients resume drinking within the first few months after residential treatment, so continuous care in this high-risk period is crucial. Typically, this involves face-to-face counselling, but compliance is often low and there is a need for alternative options to improve outcomes during the vulnerable phase. Individualized phone-based support from staff or volunteers, and automated text message-based support, are two lower-cost and user-friendly approaches. In pilot studies these appear to be well accepted and feasible, but data on efficacy have varied, probably because of differences in program delivery and patient populations. The latest study compared the effectiveness of phone and text-based continuing care programs following a 12-week residential A

Newswise: COVID-19 Peer Hub combats vaccine avoidance amid pandemic
Released: 27-Nov-2020 8:05 AM EST
COVID-19 Peer Hub combats vaccine avoidance amid pandemic
University of South Australia

UniSA researchers are evaluating a new vaccination education initiative – the COVID-19 Peer Hub – to help immunisation and public health professionals to tackle the emerging dangers of vaccine hesitancy amid the pandemic.

23-Nov-2020 5:45 PM EST
People who Use Alcohol and Cannabis Together May Reduce Risks by Choosing Certain Products and Combinations
Research Society on Alcoholism

Young adults who combine alcohol and cannabis use experience fewer negative consequences when they stick with a single type of drink versus consuming multiple types of alcohol, according to a new study. In addition, by avoiding cannabis concentrate they may steady or lower their overall consumption. The findings suggest that for those who choose to sustain their levels of alcohol and cannabis use, judicious choice of products may reduce the risks.

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Released: 26-Nov-2020 9:35 AM EST
Early construction of prototype innovative light rail vehicle for the City of Coventry
University of Warwick

The Coventry Very Light Rail (VLR) is an innovative light rail system which will be battery powered, lightweight and rail-based.

19-Nov-2020 1:15 PM EST
Heart Structure May Play Role in Stroke Risk Disparities Between Black and White People
American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

Researchers have found that differences in the left atrium in the hearts of Black people and white people may play a role in risk of stroke, according to a new study published in the November 25, 2020, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

19-Nov-2020 1:00 PM EST
Multiple Sclerosis May Not Put You at Risk for Breast, Colorectal Cancers
American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

People with multiple sclerosis (MS) may not be at higher risk of developing two of the three cancers that occur most commonly in people with MS, breast and colorectal cancer, than people who don’t have the disease, according to a new study published in the November 25, 2020, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. However, the study did find that people with MS had a higher incidence of bladder cancer.


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