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Released: 27-May-2022 5:25 PM EDT
High Cost of Cancer Care in the U.S. Doesn’t Reduce Mortality Rates
Yale University

While the U.S. spends twice as much on cancer care as the average high-income country, its cancer mortality rates are only slightly better than average, according to a new analysis by researchers at Yale University and Vassar College.

Released: 27-May-2022 5:05 PM EDT
Study Finds Health Benefits of ‘Aging in Place’ at TigerPlace
University of Missouri, Columbia

The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) found the majority of older adults want to stay in their own home as they age.

Released: 27-May-2022 5:05 PM EDT
Easy, Flexible Access to Produce, Resources Boosts Healthy Eating for Central Texas Kids
University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)

What children eat affects their lifelong health. But influencing their habits can be difficult, especially for underserved families with fewer resources.

Newswise: Critical Race Theory at Center of UW Study of Unequal Access to Treatment for Opioid Addiction
Released: 27-May-2022 5:05 PM EDT
Critical Race Theory at Center of UW Study of Unequal Access to Treatment for Opioid Addiction
University of Washington

With a $2.5 million National Institutes of Health grant, researchers at the University of Washington will explore one of the most important questions related to a federal emergency policy change: whether those changes helped with another opioid-related crisis — the unequal access experienced by Black and Latinx patients to buprenorphine.

Released: 27-May-2022 5:05 PM EDT
Previous COVID-19 or MIS-C does not protect kids from Omicron
Boston Children's Hospital

Research drawing on the national Overcoming COVID-19 study, led by Boston Children’s Hospital, and the hospital’s own Taking On COVID-19 Together Group provides evidence that children who previously had COVID-19 (or the inflammatory condition MIS-C) are not protected against the newer Omicron variant.

Released: 27-May-2022 5:05 PM EDT
New Liver and Kidney Disease Identified
Newcastle University

Scientists have identified a new disease in a ground-breaking discovery that could help patients with unexplained liver and kidney problems.

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Released: 27-May-2022 4:10 PM EDT
Adaptive Swim Classes Build Confidence, Safety Skills for Autistic Children
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Based on the positive results of a new pilot study offering personalized aquatic occupational therapy for 19 autistic children, researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and College of Medicine will expand the program to include 36 autistic children over the next year.

Released: 27-May-2022 4:05 PM EDT
Protein Supplement Helps Control Type 2 Diabetes
Newcastle University

Drinking a small amount of whey protein before meals has been shown to help people with type 2 diabetes control their blood sugars.

Released: 27-May-2022 4:05 PM EDT
STOP THE BLEED instructors available for media interviews as National STOP THE BLEED Month draws to a close
American College of Surgeons (ACS)

Instructors from the American College of Surgeons STOP THE BLEED® program are available for media interviews as the nation observes National STOP THE BLEED® Month in May.

Released: 27-May-2022 3:50 PM EDT
Turn Up the Beat! Groovy Rhythm Improves Cognitive Ability in Groove Enjoyers
University of Tsukuba

dancing to musical rhythms is a universal human activity. But now, researchers from Japan have found that dancing doesn't just feel good, it also enhances brain function.

Newswise: Deadly Arrhythmia Trifecta: Salt, Swelling, and Leaky Sodium Channels
Released: 27-May-2022 3:30 PM EDT
Deadly Arrhythmia Trifecta: Salt, Swelling, and Leaky Sodium Channels
Virginia Tech

Cardiovascular researchers at Virginia Tech’s Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC have published a new study describing how deadly arrhythmias arise from elevated sodium levels, heart tissue irritation and swelling, and sodium channel abnormalities associated with Long QT syndrome. The scientists were the first to examine the impacts of heart tissue swelling and blood chemistry in relation to the syndrome.

Released: 27-May-2022 3:05 PM EDT
Ancient Viral Elements Embedded in Human Genome Not From Fossil Retrovirus
Kumamoto University

Using a next generation sequencing analysis to examine human endogenous retrovirus (HERV) integration sites, researchers from Kumamoto University, the National Institute of Genetics (Japan), and the University of Michigan (USA) have discovered that these ancient retroviruses can undergo retrotransposition (DNA sequence insertion with RNA mediation) into iPS cells.

Newswise: Trauma Study Aims to Improve Survival for Bleeding Patients
Released: 27-May-2022 2:25 PM EDT
Trauma Study Aims to Improve Survival for Bleeding Patients
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Emergency Medicine and Trauma Surgery researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) are joining Vanderbilt LifeFlight in a Department of Defense (DOD)-funded clinical trial aimed at improving survival with resuscitation techniques used to keep patients alive after a traumatic injury.

Released: 27-May-2022 1:40 PM EDT
Autistic Individuals Have Poorer Health and Healthcare
University of Cambridge

Autistic individuals are more likely to have chronic mental and physical health conditions, suggests new research from the University of Cambridge. Autistic individuals also report lower quality healthcare than others.

Released: 27-May-2022 1:05 PM EDT
Same Symptom – Different Cause?
Technical University of Munich

Nowadays doctors define and diagnose most diseases on the basis of symptoms.

Released: 27-May-2022 11:05 AM EDT
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey RWJBarnabas Health Facilities Receive First Regional Accreditation by American College of Radiology
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey Department of Radiation Oncology at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital New Brunswick, Somerset and Hamilton, all RWJBarnabas Health facilities, received their first regional accreditation by the American College of Radiology (ACR).

Newswise: Cedars-Sinai Investigators ID Gene Critical to Human Immune Response
Released: 27-May-2022 11:05 AM EDT
Cedars-Sinai Investigators ID Gene Critical to Human Immune Response
Cedars-Sinai

Cedars-Sinai investigators have identified a gene that plays an essential role in the innate human immune system. The gene, NLRP11, helps activate the inflammatory response that tells the body’s white blood cells to go on the attack against a foreign presence.

Released: 27-May-2022 11:05 AM EDT
Meta-Analysis Shows Targeted Radiation Therapy May Be as Effective as Standard Care for Small Cell Lung Cancer Patients with Brain Metastases
St. Michael's Hospital

A study published in The Lancet Oncology suggests that a targeted radiation therapy is equitable to the current standard of care for patients whose lung cancer has metastasized to the brain.

26-May-2022 5:05 PM EDT
Study: More equitable vaccine coverage could have prevented over 250 COVID-19 deaths in Chicago
University of Chicago Medical Center

University of Chicago Medicine research shows discrepancies in COVID-19 vaccine coverage across Chicago zip codes.

Newswise: World Health Organization Unanimously Approves Plan to Improve Epilepsy Care, Reduce Stigma
Released: 27-May-2022 10:05 AM EDT
World Health Organization Unanimously Approves Plan to Improve Epilepsy Care, Reduce Stigma
International League Against Epilepsy

On 27 May 2022, World Health Organization Member States unanimously approved the Intersectoral Global Action Plan on Epilepsy and other Neurological Disorders (IGAP) at the 75th World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland.

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Newswise: University of Kentucky Human Development Institute Resources for Families of Infants With Down Syndrome Formally Recommended by American Academy of Pediatrics
Released: 27-May-2022 9:50 AM EDT
University of Kentucky Human Development Institute Resources for Families of Infants With Down Syndrome Formally Recommended by American Academy of Pediatrics
University of Kentucky

In a clinical report released on April 18, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommended resources administered by the University of Kentucky Human Development Institute (HDI) to pediatricians across the nation. These resources are recommended to be distributed by pediatricians to families learning about a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome.

Released: 27-May-2022 9:00 AM EDT
Lack of Affordable Childcare Is Still a Burden for Plastic Surgery Residents – Especially Women
Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott

Plastic surgery residents face persistent barriers accessing affordable childcare, with high costs and a major impact on surgical training – with most of the burden falling on women residents, reports a paper in the June issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery® is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

Released: 27-May-2022 8:45 AM EDT
Durability of the Treatment Effects of an 8-Week Self-administered Home-Based Virtual Reality Program for Chronic Low Back Pain: Follow-up Study of a Randomized Clinical Trial
Journal of Medical Internet Research

Background: We previously reported the efficacy of an 8-week home-based therapeutic immersive virtual reality (VR) program in a double-blind randomized placebo-controlled study. Community-based adults with self-reported chronic low b...

Released: 27-May-2022 8:45 AM EDT
Homemade Recipes Aren’t a Safe Solution for Baby Formula Shortage
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

A Rutgers Poison Control Center expert discusses how parents can safely navigate feeding infants amid the scarcity of baby formula

Released: 27-May-2022 8:45 AM EDT
Factors Influencing Adherence to mHealth Apps for Prevention or Management of Noncommunicable Diseases: Systematic Review
Journal of Medical Internet Research

Background: Mobile health (mHealth) apps show vast potential in supporting patients and health care systems with the increasing prevalence and economic costs of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) worldwide. However, despite the availabi...

Released: 27-May-2022 8:45 AM EDT
imi, A Free, Mental Health Web App, Helps LGBTQ+ Youth Cope with Stress
HopeLab

Initial data results, detailed in a preprint manuscript, currently under peer review, to be shared by Hopelab at the 2022 Association for Psychological Science (APS) Convention, May 27, 2022

26-May-2022 11:05 AM EDT
Firearms Are Leading Cause of Death Among U.S. Youth
Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

Firearms are now the leading cause of death for children and adolescents 0-19 years of age, with a staggering 83 percent increase in youth firearm fatalities over the past decade, according to a commentary published in Lancet Child and Adolescent Health. Nearly two-thirds of youth firearm deaths were from homicides. Strikingly, Black youth had an unprecedented 40 percent increase in firearm fatalities between 2019 to 2020.

Newswise: Cedars-Sinai Cancer Experts Present Breakthroughs at 2022 ASCO Annual Meeting
Released: 26-May-2022 6:05 PM EDT
Cedars-Sinai Cancer Experts Present Breakthroughs at 2022 ASCO Annual Meeting
Cedars-Sinai

Experts from Cedars-Sinai Cancer, ranked among the top 10 in the nation for cancer care, will present novel research and clinical advances throughout the 2022 annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), taking place in person and virtually June 3-7 in Chicago.

Released: 26-May-2022 6:05 PM EDT
Researchers Find a Gene on the Y Chromosome That May Explain Lower Risk of Pulmonary Hypertension in Men
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

A new UCLA study has identified a gene on the Y chromosome that protects against pulmonary hypertension – a rare but fatal disease that occurs four times more often in women than men.

Released: 26-May-2022 5:05 PM EDT
Frozen Eggs More Efficient Option than IVF for Women Starting Families Later
NYU Langone Health

Largest U.S. study shows 15 years of frozen egg thaw outcomes for women facing age-related fertility decline.

Newswise: What Do We Know – and Need to Know - About Monkeypox?
Released: 26-May-2022 5:05 PM EDT
What Do We Know – and Need to Know - About Monkeypox?
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health

Q&A about monkeypox with Dr. Anne Rimoin, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor of epidemiology and the Gordon-Levin Endowed Chair in Infectious Diseases and Public Health, has been studying monkeypox for two decades.

Newswise: Race, Ethnicity, and Poverty Linked to Worse Outcomes in Children Treated for High-Risk Neuroblastoma
Released: 26-May-2022 5:00 PM EDT
Race, Ethnicity, and Poverty Linked to Worse Outcomes in Children Treated for High-Risk Neuroblastoma
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Children with high-risk neuroblastoma had worse outcomes if they were from certain racial/ethnic groups or were on public rather than private insurance, despite being treated in clinical trials with standardized protocols, according to a study led by investigators from Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center.

Released: 26-May-2022 5:00 PM EDT
MD Anderson Research Highlights: ASCO 2022 Special Edition
University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

This special edition features upcoming oral presentations by MD Anderson researchers at the 2022 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting focused on quality improvement, health services research, new treatments for skin cancers, and symptoms and survivorship advances. More information on ASCO content from MD Anderson can be found at MDAnderson.org/ASCO.

Newswise: Targeted agents, combination therapies, and clinical trial equity headline Dana-Farber research at ASCO Annual Meeting
Released: 26-May-2022 5:00 PM EDT
Targeted agents, combination therapies, and clinical trial equity headline Dana-Farber research at ASCO Annual Meeting
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Several phase 3 studies conducted by researchers from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute show promising results for patients with multiple myeloma and breast cancer. The results of these studies, along with dozens of others led by Dana-Farber researchers, will be presented at the 2022 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO).

26-May-2022 5:00 PM EDT
Next-Generation Immunotherapy Drug Shows Continued Promise in Several Advanced-Stage Cancers
NYU Langone Health

Initial study results show that an experimental drug, called nemvaleukin alfa, when used alone or in combination with another anticancer drug (pembrolizumab) may be effective in treating several types of late-stage cancers in some patients.

23-May-2022 2:05 PM EDT
New Research Questions Previous Link Between Diabetes Drugs and Bone Fractures
American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• Although clinical trials have linked diabetes medications called sodium glucose transport-2 inhibitors to higher bone fracture risks, a large study found no additional risks when the medications were compared with diabetes drugs not associated with fractures. • The findings applied to older adults with normal kidney function as well as to those with mild or moderate kidney disease.

Released: 26-May-2022 4:50 PM EDT
New Research May Explain Unexpected Effects of Common Painkillers
Yale University

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen and aspirin are widely used to treat pain and inflammation.

Newswise: Heart Doctor and Lifelong Runner Offers Tips to Running
Released: 26-May-2022 4:20 PM EDT
Heart Doctor and Lifelong Runner Offers Tips to Running
Rush University Medical Center

Sean Swearingen, MD, a sports cardiologist at RUSH, outlines ways to target your workout for maximum benefit and minimum strain..

Released: 26-May-2022 3:35 PM EDT
World-First: A Biomarker That Can Diagnose Parkinson’s Disease
Kobe University

Researchers at Kobe University and Hiroshima University have successfully developed a biomarker that will enable Parkinson’s disease to be rapidly and inexpensively diagnosed from blood serum samples.

Released: 26-May-2022 3:30 PM EDT
Video does not accurately portray the risk of secondhand exposure to fentanyl
Newswise

A video posted on the CDC's National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) does not accurately portray the risk of secondhand exposure to fentanyl, according to emergency medicine physician.

Released: 26-May-2022 3:00 PM EDT
Findings and Guidelines on Provider Technology, Fatigue, and Well-being: Scoping Review
Journal of Medical Internet Research

Background: Video and other technologies are reshaping the delivery of health care, yet barriers related to workflow and possible provider fatigue suggest that a thorough evaluation is needed for quality and process improvement.

Released: 26-May-2022 3:00 PM EDT
Telephone and Web-Based Delivery of Healthy Eating and Active Living Interventions for Parents of Children Aged 2 to 6 Years: Mixed Methods Process Evaluation of the Time for Healthy Habits Translation Trial
Journal of Medical Internet Research

Background: Few translational trials have provided detailed reports of process evaluation results. Objective: This study reported on findings from a mixed methods process evaluation of a large translational trial com...

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Released: 26-May-2022 2:30 PM EDT
Digital Transformation of Face-To-Face Focus Group Methodology: Engaging a Globally Dispersed Audience to Manage Institutional Change at the World Health Organization
Journal of Medical Internet Research

Focus group discussions (FGDs) are widely used to obtain qualitative data from purposely selected groups of people. This paper describes how the Learning and Capacity Development (LCD) unit of the World Health Organization (WHO) Health Emergencies Pr...

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Newswise: Diabetes Drug Improves Antibacterial Treatment Speed and Effectiveness, Researchers Report
Released: 26-May-2022 2:05 PM EDT
Diabetes Drug Improves Antibacterial Treatment Speed and Effectiveness, Researchers Report
Tsinghua University Press

Old dogs may not learn new tricks, but old drugs can, according to a research team based in China.

Released: 26-May-2022 2:05 PM EDT
Investigational Drug Trial Seeks Male Volunteers with Chronic Kidney Diseases
Saint Louis University Medical Center

Researchers at Saint Louis University School of Medicine are enrolling volunteers in an investigational drug trial for hypogonadal men with chronic kidney disease.


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