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First MRI scan shows 'brown fat' in living adult can help fight diabetes

First MRI scan shows 'brown fat' in living adult can help fight diabetes

The first MRI scan to show 'brown fat' in a living adult could prove to be an essential step towards a new wave of therapies to aid the fight against diabetes and obesity. [More]
Young people with epilepsy are more than twice as likely to be poisoned by medication

Young people with epilepsy are more than twice as likely to be poisoned by medication

Children and young adults with epilepsy are more likely to suffer broken bones, burns and poisonings compared to those without the neurological disorder, new research has found. [More]
Study describes how overeating causes brown fat cells to "whiten"

Study describes how overeating causes brown fat cells to "whiten"

Boston University researchers have learned new information about the consequences of overeating high-calorie foods. Not only does this lead to an increase in white fat cell production, the type prominent in obesity, but it also leads to the dysfunction of brown fat cells, the unique type of fat that generates heat and burns energy. [More]
Study provides insights into why alcohol has negative effect on wound healing

Study provides insights into why alcohol has negative effect on wound healing

People who are injured while binge drinking are much slower to heal from wounds suffered in car accidents, shootings, fires, etc. [More]

Access provides update on new formulation of anti-inflammatory drug amlexanox

ACCESS PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. (OTCBB: ACCP) provided an update on a new formulation of the anti-inflammatory drug amlexanox, called LexaGard™, for the treatment of inflammatory and ulcerative conditions of the esophagus. [More]
Loyola doctor offers precautionary measures against burn injury

Loyola doctor offers precautionary measures against burn injury

With a chilly start to spring many families are breaking out their fire pits or starting bonfires to recover from cabin fever and start enjoying being outside. Though fire pits and campfires are a great way to connect with friends and family they also can be dangerous to adults and kids. [More]
Researchers examine risks and benefits of E-cigarettes

Researchers examine risks and benefits of E-cigarettes

Some believe e-cigarettes are less harmful than smoking tobacco since e-cig vapor doesn't contain the chemicals found in tobacco smoke. [More]
TomTom releases Runner Cardio GPS sport watch with heart rate technology

TomTom releases Runner Cardio GPS sport watch with heart rate technology

TomTom today launches the Runner Cardio GPS sport watch with cutting-edge heart rate technology. The Runner Cardio has a built-in Heart Rate Monitor, eliminating the need for a separate chest strap. [More]

High levels of GDNF protein could help body resist weight gain despite high-fat diet

​More than one-third of people in the US are obese. Obesity and its related health problems-including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, insulin resistance, and belly fat-affect so many, yet effective treatments are very few. [More]
GenVec's revenues decrease 61% to $3.7M in fourth quarter 2013

GenVec's revenues decrease 61% to $3.7M in fourth quarter 2013

GenVec, Inc. today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2013. For the year ended December 31, 2013, the company reported a net loss of $10.0 million, or $0.77 per share, compared with a net loss of $14.1 million, or $1.09 per share, for the year ended December 31, 2012. [More]
Johns Hopkins researchers identify protein that regulates the body's immune response to CMV

Johns Hopkins researchers identify protein that regulates the body's immune response to CMV

Infectious disease specialists at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center have identified a protein that regulates the body's immune response to cytomegalovirus (CMV), a common pathogen that causes lifelong infections and can lead to devastating illness in newborns and those with weakened immune systems. [More]
High-protein meal and exercise recipe for calorie-burning in some women

High-protein meal and exercise recipe for calorie-burning in some women

New research shows that for some women, a high-protein meal followed by 30 minutes of moderate exercise is an effective way of burning calories, especially when compared to exercising on an empty stomach. [More]

Arrests in Ga. after Medicaid expansion protests

Several dozen people were arrested Tuesday after protests at the Georgia state capitol targeting Gov. Nathan Deal's decision to not expand Medicaid under the health law. Elsewhere, Medicaid expansion makes news in New Mexico, New Jersey and California. [More]

Over 40% of pregnant low-income women after diagnosis of false labor do not want to be sent home

More than 40 percent of pregnant low-income women discharged from the hospital after a diagnosis of false or early labor did not want to be sent home, with the most common reasons being that they were in too much pain or lived too far away, according to a study by Baylor University's Louise Herrington School of Nursing (LHSON) and Parkland Health & Hospital System. [More]

Derma Sciences' net sales increase 3% to $20.7 million in fourth quarter 2013

Derma Sciences, Inc., a tissue regeneration and burn care company focused on advanced wound care, today reported financial and operating results for the three months and year ended December 31, 2013. [More]

Treadmill workstations make employees more active and productive

Employees who use treadmill workstations not only receive physical benefits but also are more productive at work, according to a recently published study by researchers from The University of Texas at Arlington, the Mayo Clinic and the University of Minnesota. [More]

Loyola, PAK Foundation team up to help children in the battle against obesity

Loyola University Health System has teamed up with ProActiveKids Foundation to help children and their families in the battle against obesity by offering a free program for children who have a body mass index (BMI) in the 85th percentile or higher. [More]

UNM physician performs TORS procedure on patient with stage IV throat cancer

When Charlie Guinn sits down to eat with his lovely wife of 39 years, he thoroughly enjoys each bite. It's not just the food; the entire experience is a celebration. Just over a year ago, Mr. Guinn learned that he had stage IV throat cancer. [More]
Loyola physician sheds light on common and painful viral infection, shingles

Loyola physician sheds light on common and painful viral infection, shingles

Shingles is a painful viral infection that affects almost one million people worldwide and 30 percent of Americans every year. [More]

Doctors devise new way to treat atrial fibrillation

Doctors in the U.S. and Japan have devised a way to treat atrial fibrillation by adding a little alcohol to minimally invasive therapies that target a cluster of misbehaving nerves known to trigger arrhythmia. In the most recent Journal of the American College of Cardiology (online before print), the researchers say the new therapy may dull or stop the transmission of electrical impulses that cause atrial fibrillation. [More]