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Newswise: Is the king of the jungle, really a couch potato?

Is the king of the jungle, really a couch potato?

University of South Australia

Active at work, restful at play – it seems fair enough, but if you have a very active or physical job, too much rest could put you at risk of obesity, according to new research from the University of South Australia.

Channels: All Journal News, Obesity, Public Health,

12-Nov-2019 9:05 PM EST

Probiotic Bacteria: A Double-Edged Sword

American Technion Society

Israeli and American scientists have discovered that administering probiotics in hospital intensive care units may lead to blood infections, and in some cases the adverse effects could outweigh the potential benefits.

Channels: All Journal News, Blood, Children's Health, Infectious Diseases, Patient Safety, Nature (journal),

12-Nov-2019 5:00 PM EST
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PhRMA Foundation Centers of Excellence, 2019 Challenge Award Winners Featured at National Value Assessment Conference

PhRMA Foundation

New and innovative approaches to value assessment that aim to move beyond traditional metrics and better incorporate the patient voice were on display at a conference in Washington, DC. Jointly hosted by the PhRMA Foundation and the National Health Council, The Next Generation of Value Assessment: Including the Patient Voice conference brought together leading health economics researchers and patient advocates to discuss value assessment research.

Channels: All Journal News, Education, Healthcare,

12-Nov-2019 4:05 PM EST
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Newswise: Research points to possible target to treat idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, or IPF

Research points to possible target to treat idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, or IPF

University of Alabama at Birmingham

In a study of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, or IPF, recruited macrophages with increased mevalonate-pathway flux were able induce lung fibrosis in mice without any prior lung injury. In humans, three hallmarks of the fibrosis mechanism were also found in bronchoalveolar cells from IPF patients.

Channels: All Journal News, Immunology, Respiratory Diseases and Disorders,

12-Nov-2019 3:40 PM EST
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Study: “Pre-habilitation” by Peer Coaches Before Knee Replacement May Improve Outcomes

Hospital for Special Surgery

HSS researchers launched a study to find out if a “pre-habilitation” program – counseling by a peer coach who has already had a knee replacement – could empower and inform patients scheduled for the surgery, leading to better outcomes. The study found that such a program could be helpful.

Channels: All Journal News, Arthritis, Healthcare, Surgery,

12-Nov-2019 2:35 PM EST
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Prosthetic Joint Infections Missed in Patients with Rheumatic Diseases

Hospital for Special Surgery

Standard diagnostic methods are not adequate to identify prosthetic joint infections (PJIs) in patients with rheumatic diseases, according to findings from a new study by researchers from Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York City.

Channels: All Journal News, Arthritis, Healthcare, Infectious Diseases,

12-Nov-2019 2:20 PM EST
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