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Released: 1-Dec-2022 10:55 AM EST
'Smart contact lens' to detect eye infections
University of Sheffield

Using the new ‘smart contact lens’ could prevent deaths caused by fungal eye infections in developing countries.

   
Released: 1-Dec-2022 10:05 AM EST
Bruma mental después de la covid: experto de Mayo Clinic describe los signos frecuentes
Mayo Clinic

uando comenzó la pandemia de COVID-19, los pacientes con síndrome de covid prolongada, también conocido como síndrome poscovid, informaron que tenían problemas con el pensamiento. A esto, se ha llegado a conocer como bruma mental y, aunque no sea el término médico oficial, la expresión es ahora una parte permanente de la discusión sobre la covid prolongada. En esta advertencia de un experto, el Dr. Greg Vanichkachorn, director del Programa para rehabilitación de la actividad después de la covid en Mayo Clinic, describe los problemas frecuentes de los pacientes.

27-Nov-2022 4:05 PM EST
Where and with Whom College Students Drank during the COVID-19 Pandemic was Associated with Different Types of Consequences
Research Society on Alcoholism

During the COVID-19 pandemic, college students drinking outside the home or at home alone experienced a wider range of drinking consequences compared to those more frequently drinking at home with others, either in-person or virtually, according to a new study. Drinking at home also carried considerable risk. The findings, published in Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, suggest that intervention and prevention efforts may be more effectively tailored by considering the contexts in which students are drinking.

   
Released: 1-Dec-2022 9:45 AM EST
Green Tea Extract May Harm Liver in People With Certain Genetic Variations
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

A Rutgers analysis showed that early signs of liver damage from high-dose green tea extract were somewhat predicted by one variation in a genotype and strongly predicted by another variation.

Released: 1-Dec-2022 9:30 AM EST
A $500 Vasectomy (Including Consultation)
DrSnip

DrSnip, a new vasectomy clinic in Portland, is offering a limited time discounted vasectomy for any patients who do not have insurance, or whose plans are not contracted with DrSnip.

Newswise: Bear’s Den Innovation Program Awards Winning Ideas from Team Members Across Network
Released: 1-Dec-2022 9:30 AM EST
Bear’s Den Innovation Program Awards Winning Ideas from Team Members Across Network
Hackensack Meridian Health

Hackensack Meridian Health employees came up with ideas which improve clinical side of operations

Newswise: Flu shots are recommended for those 65 and older as cases rise
Released: 1-Dec-2022 9:05 AM EST
Flu shots are recommended for those 65 and older as cases rise
UT Southwestern Medical Center

With flu cases on the rise, geriatric specialists at UT Southwestern Medical Center say vaccinations are particularly important this year for people 65 and older who are more at risk from complications than other age groups.

Released: 1-Dec-2022 9:00 AM EST
Confusão mental pós-COVID: especialista da Mayo Clinic descreve os sintomas comuns
Mayo Clinic

Nos primeiros dias da pandemia de COVID-19, pacientes com a síndrome da COVID longa (também conhecida como síndrome pós-COVID), relataram problemas de raciocínio. Isso ficou conhecido como confusão ou névoa mental e, embora não seja um termo médico oficial, tornou-se parte permanente da discussão sobre a COVID longa. Neste alerta do especialista, o Dr. Greg Vanichkachorn, M.D., diretor do Programa de Reabilitação de Atividades da COVID da Mayo Clinic, descreve os problemas comuns vivenciados pelos pacientes.

Newswise: Johns Hopkins Researchers Generate Lab-Grown Human Tissue Model for Food Tube Cancer
Released: 1-Dec-2022 9:00 AM EST
Johns Hopkins Researchers Generate Lab-Grown Human Tissue Model for Food Tube Cancer
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Researchers discover that dual knockout of genes in organoids grown from human tissue generates a model of and potential therapeutic target for gastroesophageal junction cancer

Newswise: LLNL Forensic Science Center scientists develop
new technique to analyze fentanyl in blood and urine
Released: 1-Dec-2022 9:00 AM EST
LLNL Forensic Science Center scientists develop new technique to analyze fentanyl in blood and urine
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

A team of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists has developed a new technique to analyze fentanyl in human blood and urine samples that could aid work in the fields of medicine and chemical forensics.

Newswise: Five Key Factors Affect Physical Activity in Multi-ethnic Older Adults
Released: 1-Dec-2022 8:30 AM EST
Five Key Factors Affect Physical Activity in Multi-ethnic Older Adults
Florida Atlantic University

A study is the first to use a large range of instruments/ tools and include older adults from many ethnic groups to determine factors affecting their physical activity. Results showed that age, education, social network, pain and depression accounted for a statistically significant proportion of unique variance in physical activity in this diverse older population living independently. Those who reported lower physical activity tended to be older, have less years of education and reported lower social engagement, networking, resilience, mental health, self-health rating, and higher levels of depression, anxiety, pain, and body mass index compared to the moderate to high physical activity groups.

Released: 1-Dec-2022 8:05 AM EST
Firearm injuries in kids leave lasting mental scars, study finds
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Children and teens who survive a firearm injury have a high rate of developing new mental health diagnoses in the year afterward, even compared with kids who suffered injuries in a motor vehicle crash, a new study shows.

Released: 1-Dec-2022 8:05 AM EST
Dr. Jonathan Woodson Installed as Uniformed Services University's Seventh President
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

During a ceremony steeped in tradition and academic pageantry, Dr. Jonathan Woodson was inaugurated as the seventh president of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) on Nov. 30.

Newswise: Lung Cancer Screening Has the Potential to Reduce HIV Deaths
Released: 1-Dec-2022 8:00 AM EST
Lung Cancer Screening Has the Potential to Reduce HIV Deaths
American Thoracic Society (ATS)

This World AIDS Day, the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS), of which the American Thoracic Society is a founding member, is calling on the health care community to increase lung cancer screening for people with HIV who are current or former heavy smokers and may be at high risk for developing the disease. As HIV- infected individuals have high smoking rates, smoking cessation should also be encouraged.

Newswise: The Medical Minute: Add Safety to Your Holiday Gift List
Released: 1-Dec-2022 7:05 AM EST
The Medical Minute: Add Safety to Your Holiday Gift List
Penn State Health

Gift they’ll love. Check. Festive paper. Check. Is it safe? Two Penn State Health Children’s Hospital experts help make sure your holiday gift is hazard-free.

Released: 1-Dec-2022 6:05 AM EST
Women with Elevated Breast Cancer Risk Could See Mortality Benefit from Estrogen-Blocking Drugs
Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center

While it has long been recognized that drugs that block the cancer-promoting activity of estrogen reduce risk of developing new breast cancers, a new computer modeling study led by researchers at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center and colleagues showed that these treatments could also reduce the risk of dying from the disease in women who are at high risk.

Newswise: UCHealth Initiative Reduces Off-Label Pulse Oximeter Placement
28-Nov-2022 3:55 PM EST
UCHealth Initiative Reduces Off-Label Pulse Oximeter Placement
American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN)

A short-term quality improvement initiative at UCHealth in Colorado helped change the culture of pulse oximetry use, reducing the off-label placement of sensors from 15% to less than 1% and reinforcing that different types of pulse oximeters are not interchangeable.

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30-Nov-2022 7:05 PM EST
Calls for further research into family of antibiotics to reduce risk of serious side effects
University of Portsmouth

Experts reviewing the use of a commonly prescribed family of drugs, known as fluoroquinolones, say safety warnings differ internationally

Released: 1-Dec-2022 1:05 AM EST
ضباب الدماغ ما بعد فيروس كورونا المستجد: خبير من مايو كلينك يصف المؤشرات الشائعة
Mayo Clinic

مدينة روتشستر، ولاية مينيسوتا— في الأيام الأولى لجائحة فيروس كورونا المستجد (كوفيد-19)، أبلغ المرضى المصابون بمتلازمة فيروس كورونا المستجد طويل الأمد، والمعروفة أيضًا باسم متلازمة ما بعد فيروس كورونا المستجد، عن مشاكل في التفكير. ثم أصبح هذا يُعرف باسم ضباب الدماغ، وعلى الرغم من أنه ليس مصطلحًا طبيًا رسميًا، فقد أصبح جزءًا دائمًا من مناقشات فيروس كورونا المستجد طويل الأمد. وفي هذا المقال، يصف جريج فانيشكاتورن، دكتور الطب، مدير برنامج مايو كلينك لتأهيل النشاط بعد فيروس كورونا المستجد، المشكلات الشائعة التي يعاني منها المرضى.

27-Nov-2022 4:05 PM EST
Study in mice suggests that expression of estrogen-related gene can impact post-menopausal breast cancer risk and prevention strategies
Georgetown University Medical Center

In a study using a first-of-its kind mouse model of aging that mimics breast cancer development in estrogen receptor-positive post-menopausal women, investigators at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center and colleagues have determined that over-expression, or switching on of the Esr1 gene, could lead to elevated risk of developing estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer in older women.

Newswise: Shirin Bahmanyar named 2022 WICB Junior Award for Excellence in Research
Released: 30-Nov-2022 11:05 PM EST
Shirin Bahmanyar named 2022 WICB Junior Award for Excellence in Research
American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB)

Shirin Bahmanyar, associate professor in the Department of Molecular Cellular and Developmental Biology at Yale University, has received the 2022 Women in Cell Biology (WICB) Junior Award for Excellence in Research. She will give the talk “Regulation of lipid metabolism from the nuclear envelope” on Sunday, December 4, at Cell Bio 2022 in Washington, DC.

Newswise: Clouds less climate-sensitive than assumed
Released: 30-Nov-2022 7:15 PM EST
Clouds less climate-sensitive than assumed
Universität Hamburg

In a major field campaign in 2020, Dr. Raphaela Vogel who is now at Universität Hamburg’s Center for Earth System Research and Sustainability (CEN) and an international team from the Laboratoire de Météorologie Dynamique in Paris and the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology in Hamburg analyzed observational data they and others collected in fields of cumulus clouds near the Atlantic island of Barbados.

Newswise: ZTF makes first discovery of a rare cosmic “lunch”
Released: 30-Nov-2022 7:00 PM EST
ZTF makes first discovery of a rare cosmic “lunch”
California Institute of Technology

The universe can be a violent place. Stars die or collide with each other and black holes devour everything that gets too close.

Newswise: Smallest mobile lifeform created
Released: 30-Nov-2022 6:55 PM EST
Smallest mobile lifeform created
Osaka Metropolitan University

The origin of all biological movements, including walking, swimming, or flying, can be traced back to cellular movements; however, little is known about how cell motility arose in evolution.

Released: 30-Nov-2022 6:45 PM EST
Overweight women most likely to suffer long Covid
University of East Anglia

Overweight women are more likely to experience symptoms of long Covid according to new research from the University of East Anglia.

Newswise: Excess Oxygen During Anesthesia Linked to Risk of Organ Injury

 
28-Nov-2022 5:10 PM EST
Excess Oxygen During Anesthesia Linked to Risk of Organ Injury  
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Unnecessarily high concentrations of oxygen given to patients under general anesthesia may increase risk of injury to the kidneys, lungs and heart, according to a large Vanderbilt University Medical Center-led study published in The BMJ, the flagship journal of the British Medical Association.

Newswise:Video Embedded teleport-600-million-years-and-virtually-explore-the-flinders-ranges
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Released: 30-Nov-2022 6:25 PM EST
Teleport 600 million years and virtually explore the Flinders Ranges
University of South Australia

One of Australia’s most captivating landscapes can now be explored virtually, thanks to a University of South Australia project that documents the geological and cultural significance of the Flinders Ranges.

Newswise: November Research Highlights
Released: 30-Nov-2022 6:10 PM EST
November Research Highlights
Cedars-Sinai

A roundup of the latest research discoveries and faculty news at Cedars-Sinai.

Newswise: George Langford Recognized for Service to ASCB, Science
Released: 30-Nov-2022 6:00 PM EST
George Langford Recognized for Service to ASCB, Science
American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB)

The Public Policy Committee of the American Society for Cell Biology selected George Langford to receive the 2022 Public Service Award for his 50 years of service to the ASCB and science. A short video of the presentation will be shown on Saturday, December 3, during the Cell Bio 2022 Keynote in Washington, DC.

Newswise: UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center appoints new associate director for Office of Community Outreach and Engagement
Released: 30-Nov-2022 5:55 PM EST
UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center appoints new associate director for Office of Community Outreach and Engagement
UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center

Laura Fejerman named new associate director for cancer center’s Office of Community Outreach and Engagement as Moon Chen heads new cancer screening program.

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27-Nov-2022 5:00 PM EST
Buprenorphine, Not Methadone, May Be Safer Treatment for Opioid-Use Disorder During Pregnancy
Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research at Rutgers University

Researchers found that using buprenorphine to treat opioid-use disorder during pregnancy may result in better outcomes for the baby than methadone.

Released: 30-Nov-2022 4:50 PM EST
Americans Report Sleeping Better, Two Years into the Pandemic
American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)

A survey from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine reveals that Americans seem to be sleeping better now compared with 2021. Nearly one-third of Americans (31%) say they have experienced “COVID-somnia" since the beginning of the pandemic, a 25% decrease compared with the 2021 survey (56%).

Released: 30-Nov-2022 4:50 PM EST
Controversial Alzheimer's drug approval sparks surprising impact
IOS Press

When the U.S. Food and Drug Administration gave controversial accelerated approval to the first Alzheimer’s drug in nearly 20 years, it had a surprising impact on attitudes about research into the disease.

Released: 30-Nov-2022 4:35 PM EST
Landslide risk remains long after an earthquake
Newcastle University

Satellite observations have revealed that weak seismic ground shaking can trigger powerful landslide acceleration – even several years after a significant earthquake.

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Released: 30-Nov-2022 4:25 PM EST
AACN Rounds with Leadership: Making Progress with Advancing DEI
American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)

AACN recognizes that advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) is critical to developing a nursing workforce prepared to provide high-quality, equitable, and culturally appropriate health care. Our member schools share a commitment to preparing a community of scholars, clinicians, educators, and leaders who fully value the importance of DEI in eradicating health inequities and disparities in the nation and around the world.

Newswise: New visual scale offers simple measure to help identify job burnout
Released: 30-Nov-2022 4:10 PM EST
New visual scale offers simple measure to help identify job burnout
University of Notre Dame

Existing methods of identifying job burnout are lengthy and sometimes proprietary, but new research from the University of Notre Dame offers a faster and easier way.

   
Released: 30-Nov-2022 4:00 PM EST
Study: Managers exhibit bias based on race, gender, disability and sexual orientation
University of Florida

Newly published study work shows that managers are likely to express bias, particularly in implicit forms.

28-Nov-2022 5:50 PM EST
Subjective Cognitive Decline Linked to Higher Dementia Risk for Black, Latino People
American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

Some people report a decline in their memory before any decline is large enough to show up on standard tests. This experience, called subjective cognitive decline, is associated with an increased risk of later developing dementia in white, Black and Latino people, according to a study published in the November 30, 2022, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

28-Nov-2022 5:45 PM EST
With High Costs and Similar Benefits, Use of New Neurology Drugs Is Low
American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

A number of new neurologic medications for diseases like multiple sclerosis (MS), Parkinson’s disease and migraine have received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval over the past decade. However, with most having higher out-of-pocket costs and benefits similar to existing, less expensive drugs, only a small percentage of people with neurologic conditions are being treated with these new drugs, according to a study funded by the American Academy of Neurology and published in the November 30, 2022, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

Newswise: Research: Grape Consumption Helps Counter UV Damage to Skin
Released: 30-Nov-2022 3:50 PM EST
Research: Grape Consumption Helps Counter UV Damage to Skin
Academy Communications

A just-published study by Dr. John Pezzuto of the Western New England University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences found that consuming grapes protected against ultraviolet damage to the skin.

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Newswise: Big Data Analysis Powers the Fight Against Alzheimer’s
Released: 30-Nov-2022 3:40 PM EST
Big Data Analysis Powers the Fight Against Alzheimer’s
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

New research findings published in Science Advances (November 2022), help explain the progression of Alzheimer-related dementia in each patient. The findings outline a biological classification system that predicts disease severity.

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