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Newswise: Cedars-Sinai Cancer: Erasing LGBTQ+ Healthcare Disparities
Released: 19-May-2022 3:00 PM EDT
Cedars-Sinai Cancer: Erasing LGBTQ+ Healthcare Disparities
Cedars-Sinai

Studies have shown that the way LGBTQ+ patients are screened, diagnosed and treated for cancer may put them at a significant disadvantage compared to cisgender heterosexual patients.

Released: 19-May-2022 2:50 PM EDT
Study tests link between common blood pressure pills and breast cancer
Curtin University

Curtin University researchers will examine if the long-term use of a popular blood pressure medication increased the risk of breast cancer in almost 200,000 women as part of a new project supported by the Federal Government.

Released: 19-May-2022 2:45 PM EDT
Distinguishing Admissions Specifically for COVID-19 From Incidental SARS-CoV-2 Admissions: National Retrospective Electronic Health Record Study
Journal of Medical Internet Research

Background: Admissions are generally classified as COVID-19 hospitalizations if the patient has a positive SARS-CoV-2 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test. However, because 35% of SARS-CoV-2 infections are asymptomatic, patients admi...

Released: 19-May-2022 2:45 PM EDT
Online Video Teletherapy Treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Using Exposure and Response Prevention: Clinical Outcomes From a Retrospective Longitudinal Observational Study
Journal of Medical Internet Research

Background: Exposure and response prevention, a type of cognitive-behavioral therapy, is an effective first-line treatment for obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Despite extensive evidence of the efficacy of exposure and response p...

Released: 19-May-2022 2:45 PM EDT
Without ‘work-life balance,’ this protein may promote disease
Ohio State University

A family of proteins that have a role in ensuring many types of cells move and maintain their shape may promote disease when they act like workaholics and disrupt the cellular environment, new research suggests.

Released: 19-May-2022 2:40 PM EDT
Standard test for multiple myeloma provides clues of a rare, more deadly type
Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University

A test for the common blood cancer multiple myeloma also holds clear clues that the patient has one of the most uncommon and deadly forms of this cancer, investigators say.

Released: 19-May-2022 2:30 PM EDT
The Use of Social Media as a Persuasive Platform to Facilitate Nutrition and Health Behavior Change in Young Adults: Web-Based Conversation Study
Journal of Medical Internet Research

Background: Globally, suboptimal dietary choices are a leading cause of noncommunicable diseases. Evidence for effective interventions to address these behaviors, particularly in young adults, is limited. Given the substantial time y...

Released: 19-May-2022 2:30 PM EDT
Characterization of False or Misleading Fluoride Content on Instagram: Infodemiology Study
Journal of Medical Internet Research

Background: Online false or misleading oral health–related content has been propagated on social media to deceive people against fluoride’s economic and health benefits to prevent dental caries. Objective: The ai...

Released: 19-May-2022 2:20 PM EDT
How cranberries could improve memory and ward off dementia
University of East Anglia

Adding cranberries to your diet could help improve memory and brain function, and lower ‘bad’ cholesterol – according to new research from the University of East Anglia (UK).

Released: 19-May-2022 2:15 PM EDT
A Short Intervention and an Interactive e-Learning Module to Motivate Medical and Dental Students to Enlist as First Responders: Implementation Study
Journal of Medical Internet Research

Background: Prompt and proficient basic life support (BLS) maneuvers are essential to increasing the odds of survival after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. However, significant time can elapse before the arrival of professional rescu...

Newswise: Avian influenza: How It’s Spreading and What to Know About This Outbreak
18-May-2022 4:20 PM EDT
Avian influenza: How It’s Spreading and What to Know About This Outbreak
Tufts University

A new study from Tufts University and other collaborators takes a data-driven look at influenza viruses circulating among different groups of birds and characterizes which types of birds are involved in spreading the virus. This paper publishes at a time when a highly pathogenic strain of avian influenza has been spreading across North America.

Newswise: Some people fared better than others during COVID-19 pandemic due to genetics
11-May-2022 4:15 PM EDT
Some people fared better than others during COVID-19 pandemic due to genetics
PLOS

Genetic factors played a greater role in a person's overall wellbeing as the pandemic wore on.

Released: 19-May-2022 1:55 PM EDT
Using light and sound to reveal rapid brain activity in unprecedented detail
Duke University

Biomedical engineers at Duke University have developed a method to scan and image the blood flow and oxygen levels inside a mouse brain in real-time with enough resolution to view the activity of both individual vessels and the entire brain at once.

Released: 19-May-2022 1:55 PM EDT
Epilepsy Drug Stops Nervous System Tumor Growth in Mice
Washington University in St. Louis

People with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) develop tumors on nerves throughout their bodies. Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have discovered that nerve cells with the mutation that causes NF1 are hyperexcitable and that suppressing this hyperactivity with the epilepsy drug lamotrigine stops tumor growth in mice.

Released: 19-May-2022 1:45 PM EDT
Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine Graduates to Ease Physician Shortage in Arizona and Around the Country
Mayo Clinic

Medical students from Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine, a national medical school, are taking part in the first tri-site commencement this year. This is the second commencement of Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine — Arizona Campus. The ceremony will take place Friday, May 20.

Newswise: ‘Sting’ Protein’s Efforts to Clean Up Brain Cell Damage May Speed Parkinson’s Disease Progress
Released: 19-May-2022 1:25 PM EDT
‘Sting’ Protein’s Efforts to Clean Up Brain Cell Damage May Speed Parkinson’s Disease Progress
Johns Hopkins Medicine

In studies with mouse and human tissue, as well as live mice, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers report that a snag in the normal process of cleaning up broken DNA in brain cells may hasten the progression of Parkinson’s disease.

Released: 19-May-2022 1:15 PM EDT
妙佑医疗国际(Mayo Clinic) 专家谈长期COVID患者如何重返工作岗位
Mayo Clinic

长期COVID(又称为COVID后综合征)不仅会给患者带来长期的症状,还可能对患者的正常生活造成长期影响。妙佑医疗国际COVID活动康复计划的主任Greg Vanichkachorn医学博士就这类患者如何在恢复期间重返工作岗位提供了一些建议。

Released: 19-May-2022 1:05 PM EDT
خبير من مايو كلينك يشارك نصائح بشأن العودة إلى العمل مع فيروس كورونا المستجد طويل الأمد
Mayo Clinic

مدينة روتشستر، ولاية مينيسوتا- تمثل الأعراض فقط نصف الصورة فيما يتعلق بفيروس كورونا المستجد طويل الأمد، والمعروف أيضًا باسم متلازمة ما بعد فيروس كورونا المستجد. أما النصف الآخر فهو مدى تأثير فيروس كورونا المستجد طويل الأمد على قدرة الشخص على العيش.

Newswise: Retired Science Teacher Relies on Former Student When Faced With Bladder Cancer
Released: 19-May-2022 12:55 PM EDT
Retired Science Teacher Relies on Former Student When Faced With Bladder Cancer
Hackensack Meridian Health

Intravesical chemotherapy, is specifically for patients with recurrent non-muscle bladder cancers that aren’t responding to BCG. Up to 50 percent of patients respond to this therapy, helping them avoid major surgery.

Released: 19-May-2022 12:55 PM EDT
Experto de Mayo Clinic comparte consejos para reincorporación al trabajo con COVID persistente
Mayo Clinic

Los síntomas representan solo la mitad del panorama cuando se trata de COVID persistente, también conocida como síndrome posterior a la COVID. La otra mitad es cómo afecta el COVID persistente a la capacidad de una persona para continuar con su vida.

Released: 19-May-2022 12:55 PM EDT
Especialista da Mayo Clinic compartilha dicas para que pacientes com COVID longa consigam retornar ao trabalho
Mayo Clinic

Os sintomas são apenas metade do problema quando se trata da COVID longa, também conhecida como síndrome pós-COVID. A outra metade é por quanto tempo a COVID longa afeta a capacidade de uma pessoa de viver sua vida.

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Released: 19-May-2022 12:45 PM EDT
Researchers propose global initiative to study female health across species
University of California, Santa Barbara

Giraffes have the highest blood pressure of all mammals — up to 300/200, more than double that of a typical human. But pregnant giraffes don’t suffer from pre-eclampsia, a dangerous disorder caused by hypertension.

Released: 19-May-2022 11:55 AM EDT
Montefiore Einstein Cancer Center Researchers Receive Price Family Foundation Health Equity Research Awards
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

The National Cancer Institute-designated Montefiore Einstein Cancer Center (MECC) has partnered with the Price Family Foundation to fund eight research teams developing novel cancer therapies and improving cancer outcomes for historically marginalized communities in the Bronx.

Released: 19-May-2022 11:05 AM EDT
Mount Sinai Microbiome Lab Joins NIH’s Accelerating Medicines Partnership
Mount Sinai Health System

The National Institutes of the Health (NIH) has awarded researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai a four-year grant to study the role of the human microbiome in rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus, and other autoimmune diseases. The grant is part of the NIH’s Accelerating Medicines Partnership® Autoimmune and Immune-Mediated Diseases (AMP® AIM) program, which is designed to speed the discovery of new treatments and diagnostics. It will support the Microbiome Technology and Analytic Center Hub (Micro-TEACH), a multidisciplinary team of researchers at Icahn Mount Sinai and NYU Langone Health.

Newswise: Exploring Cancer and Health Data on Asian American and Pacific Islanders
Released: 19-May-2022 10:05 AM EDT
Exploring Cancer and Health Data on Asian American and Pacific Islanders
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Cancer health disparities are often identified from population-based surveillance data routinely captured by statewide cancer registries. Antoinette Stroup, PhD, of Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, New Jersey’s only National Cancer Institute – Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center together with RWJBarnabas Health and Rutgers School of Public Health is the director of the New Jersey State Cancer Registry (NJSCR), explores cancer and health data on the Asian American and Pacific Islander population.

Released: 19-May-2022 10:05 AM EDT
New Report Provides Strategies for Managing Contrast Shortage
Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)

Recent disruptions in a pharmaceutical supply chain have impacted the global availability of GE Healthcare Omnipaque™ iohexol iodinated contrast media (ICM) for radiologic examinations. A new Special Report published in the journal Radiology provides consensus recommendations for dealing with the shortage of ICM in the near term and discusses long-term issues and potential solutions to supply chain problems.

Newswise: Colon Microbes Provide Clues to Favorable Treatment Options in a Subset of Colon Cancer Patients
Released: 19-May-2022 10:05 AM EDT
Colon Microbes Provide Clues to Favorable Treatment Options in a Subset of Colon Cancer Patients
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Investigators from Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, New Jersey’s only National Cancer Institute- Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, led a collaborative study to examine the patterns of druggable oncogenic fusions in colon cancer specimens including microsatellite-stable and unstable (MSI) tumors.

Newswise:Video Embedded high-fat-diet-induces-high-blood-pressure-in-rat-kidneys
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Released: 19-May-2022 9:50 AM EDT
High-fat Diet Induces High Blood Pressure in Rat Kidneys
American Physiological Society (APS)

A high-fat diet after 16 weeks induced hypertension in rats, according to researchers from Henry Ford Health and Wayne State University in Detroit.

Released: 19-May-2022 9:30 AM EDT
UCSF Awarded $67.5 Million to Develop New Antiviral Therapies
University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)

Scientists at the UC San Francisco (UCSF) Quantitative Biosciences Institute (QBI) and the QBI Coronavirus Research Group (QCRG) have been awarded $67.5 million from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) to support its mission of pandemic preparedness.

Released: 19-May-2022 8:30 AM EDT
Diet plays key role in ADHD symptoms in children
Ohio State University

Here’s a good reason for children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) to eat their fruits and vegetables: It may help reduce inattention issues, a new study suggests.

Released: 19-May-2022 1:35 AM EDT
Both nature and nurture contribute to signatures of socioeconomic status in the brain
University of Pennsylvania

Your education, your job, your income, the neighborhood you live in: Together these factors are considered to represent socioeconomic status (SES) and contribute to a variety of health and social outcomes, from physical and mental health to educational achievement and cognitive capacities.

Released: 19-May-2022 1:20 AM EDT
COVID long-haulers: Study shows who is most at risk, impact on local communities
Hiroshima University

A Japanese research team looking at COVID-19’s lingering impacts on survivors and local communities found that having a mild case of COVID-19, smoking status, comorbidities, or your sex aren’t significant predictors to tell if you are less likely to develop long-term symptoms but age is.

Released: 18-May-2022 6:05 PM EDT
The Nathanson Family Foundation Gifts $2.5 Million to Expand Ochsner Hospital for Children Congenital Heart Defect Program
Ochsner Health System

The Nathanson Family Foundation has generously gifted Ochsner Hospital for Children $2.5 million to support the expansion of its Congenital Heart Defect (CHD) Program led by congenital cardiac surgeon Dr. Benjamin B. Peeler.

Newswise: The Medical Minute: Carotid Stenosis Increases Stroke Risk
Released: 18-May-2022 5:45 PM EDT
The Medical Minute: Carotid Stenosis Increases Stroke Risk
Penn State Health

You can’t feel carotid stenosis, but the blockage of an artery in your neck can cause a stroke. Remedies include drugs, surgery and a new minimally invasive procedure called TCAR.

Released: 18-May-2022 5:05 PM EDT
New research maps how the brain changes during depression treatment
University of British Columbia

For the first time, researchers have shown what happens to the brain when a person receives a depression treatment known as repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS). The results were published today in the American Journal of Psychiatry.

Released: 18-May-2022 5:05 PM EDT
Blood Pressure Medicine May Lower Frailty for Older Adults
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

A commonly used blood pressure medication may help improve measures of frailty in prefrail older adults, according to a new study by researchers with UTHealth Houston. The study was published in The Journals of Gerontology.

Released: 18-May-2022 5:05 PM EDT
Do early therapies help very young children with or at high likelihood for autism?
Wiley

In an analysis of reviews published between 2009 and 2020 that assessed therapeutic or educational interventions for very young children with or at high likelihood for autism, researchers found that certain types of interventions—called naturalistic developmental behavioral interventions, developmental interventions, and behavioral interventions—can provide benefits, but there were significant limitations in the quality of the evidence and many differences in how studies were performed.

Released: 18-May-2022 5:00 PM EDT
COVID Booster Needed for Broad Protection Against Omicron Variants
Ohio State University

A COVID-19 booster shot will provide strong and broad antibody protection against the range of omicron sublineage variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in circulation, two new studies using serum from human blood samples suggest.

Newswise: Tipsheet: Cedars-Sinai Experts Share Research, Healthcare Innovations at Digestive Disease Week 2022
Released: 18-May-2022 4:30 PM EDT
Tipsheet: Cedars-Sinai Experts Share Research, Healthcare Innovations at Digestive Disease Week 2022
Cedars-Sinai

Cedars-Sinai physicians and scientists will share their latest advancements and research at Digestive Disease Week, known as DDW, an international scientific and clinical meeting featuring the work of physicians and researchers in gastroenterology, hepatology, endoscopy, and gastrointestinal surgery. DDW will take place May 21-24 in San Diego, California, and is available for virtual attendance.

12-May-2022 4:00 PM EDT
Risk Factors for Dementia May Vary with Age
American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

Which vascular risk factors are associated with the risk of developing dementia may vary with age. A new study shows that among people around age 55, the risk of developing dementia over the next 10 years was increased in those with diabetes and high blood pressure. For people around 65 years old, the risk was higher in those with heart disease, and for those in their 70s, diabetes and stroke. For 80-year-olds, the risk of developing dementia was increased in those with diabetes and a history of stroke, while taking blood pressure medications decreased the risk. The study is published in the May 18, 2022, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

Newswise: Just Two Weeks Away from ACSM Annual Meeting!
Released: 18-May-2022 3:25 PM EDT
Just Two Weeks Away from ACSM Annual Meeting!
American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

The 2022 ACSM Annual Meeting will be held May 31 – June 4 at the San Diego, CA Convention Center alongside the beautiful San Diego Bay. Join us!

Released: 18-May-2022 3:15 PM EDT
Breaking Research That Could Greatly Improve Transgender Healthcare Published in AACC’s The Journal of Applied Laboratory Medicine
American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC)

A pioneering study published today in AACC’s The Journal of Applied Laboratory Medicine has established transgender reference intervals for common clinical laboratory tests.

Newswise: Cardio-Obstetrics Survey Gives Birth to New Training Needs
Released: 18-May-2022 2:55 PM EDT
Cardio-Obstetrics Survey Gives Birth to New Training Needs
Cedars-Sinai

Cardiovascular disease is the primary cause of pregnancy‐related death, yet a new national survey led by doctors at the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai suggests that few cardiologists, trainees or care team members are trained in cardio-obstetrics, a specialty that brings together experts from cardiology, obstetrics and primary care.

Released: 18-May-2022 2:35 PM EDT
Mount Sinai Appoints Bruce D. Gelb, MD, as Dean for Child Health Research
Mount Sinai Health System

Mount Sinai Health System has appointed Bruce D. Gelb, MD, as Dean for Child Health Research at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.


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