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Completing sepsis resuscitation bundle in six hours after diagnosis

Completing sepsis resuscitation bundle in six hours after diagnosis

Blood poisoning, known as sepsis, is the most common cause of death in intensive care units, according to the National Institutes of Health. The body's immune response to fight the infection triggers inflammation that restricts blood flow and leads to multiple organ failure. [More]
Earthquake-ravaged Nepal faces 'very high' risk of hepatitis E outbreak

Earthquake-ravaged Nepal faces 'very high' risk of hepatitis E outbreak

During the coming monsoon season, survivors of the recent earthquake that destroyed parts of Nepal face a "very high" risk of a hepatitis E outbreak that could be especially deadly to pregnant women, according to a consensus statement from a group of infectious disease experts from around the world. [More]
UCSF researchers find that people divided on cardiovascular benefits of alcohol consumption

UCSF researchers find that people divided on cardiovascular benefits of alcohol consumption

In one of the first published studies using data from the Health eHeart Study, UCSF researchers have found that people are divided on the cardiovascular benefits of alcohol consumption. And, those who do perceive alcohol as "heart healthy" drink substantially more than their counterparts. [More]
Maintaining a good night's sleep vital for future health

Maintaining a good night's sleep vital for future health

New research from the University of Copenhagen has found that maintaining a good night's sleep is important for our future health, partly because of how it affects lifestyle factors. Previous population based studies have not provided sufficient information on the timing of changes in both sleep and lifestyle to tease out cause and effect relations of this highly intertwined relationship. [More]
OncoSec enrolls first patient in Phase II trial of ImmunoPulse IL-12 for treatment of HNSCC

OncoSec enrolls first patient in Phase II trial of ImmunoPulse IL-12 for treatment of HNSCC

OncoSec Medical Inc., a company developing DNA-based intratumoral cancer immunotherapies, announced today that the company has enrolled the first patient into OMS-I130, a Phase II clinical trial of ImmunoPulse IL-12 in patients with treatment-refractory, metastatic and unresectable squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (HNSCC). [More]
Study highlights discovery of genetic variants linked to mucinous ovarian carcinomas

Study highlights discovery of genetic variants linked to mucinous ovarian carcinomas

New research by an international team including Keck Medicine of USC scientists is bringing the origins of ovarian cancer into sharper focus. [More]

Study can help VHA to target suicide prevention efforts for high-risk patients

Clinicians are challenged every day to make difficult decisions regarding patients' suicide risk. Using Veterans Health Administration health system electronic medical record data, Veterans Affairs and National Institute of Mental Health scientists were able to identify very small groups of individuals within the VHA's patient population with very high, predicted suicide risk -- most of whom had not been identified for suicide risk by clinicians. [More]
Lung cancer patients with comorbid conditions face higher risk of death

Lung cancer patients with comorbid conditions face higher risk of death

Lung cancer patients with comorbid conditions such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetes, or congestive heart failure had a higher risk of death than lung cancer patients without comorbid conditions, according to a study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. [More]
Peanut and nut intake lowers risk of dying from major causes of death

Peanut and nut intake lowers risk of dying from major causes of death

A paper published today in the International Journal of Epidemiology confirms a link between peanut and nut intake and lower mortality rates, but finds no protective effect for peanut butter. Men and women who eat at least 10 grams of nuts or peanuts per day have a lower risk of dying from several major causes of death than people who don't consume nuts or peanuts. [More]
Johns Hopkins researcher to help address solutions to antibiotic-resistant bacteria at White House

Johns Hopkins researcher to help address solutions to antibiotic-resistant bacteria at White House

Johns Hopkins infectious disease researcher Sara Cosgrove, M.D., M.S., has been tapped by the White House to help address solutions to the ever-growing problem of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. [More]
Pre-diagnostic short sleep duration, frequent snoring associated with poor cancer-specific survival

Pre-diagnostic short sleep duration, frequent snoring associated with poor cancer-specific survival

A new study suggests that pre-diagnostic short sleep duration and frequent snoring were associated with significantly poorer cancer-specific survival, particularly among women with breast cancer. [More]
St. George's University participates in groundbreaking study to tackle mosquito-borne diseases in Grenada

St. George's University participates in groundbreaking study to tackle mosquito-borne diseases in Grenada

St. George's University recently participated in a groundbreaking feasibility study for an infectious disease surveillance system conducted with a team of researchers and scientists in Grenada. [More]
LEO Pharma reports encouraging data from PSO-FAST clinical trial of Enstilar for psoriasis treatment

LEO Pharma reports encouraging data from PSO-FAST clinical trial of Enstilar for psoriasis treatment

LEO Pharma A/S today announced that new data being presented at the 23rd World Congress of Dermatology shows aerosol foam Enstilar® (calcipotriol/betamethasone dipropionate 50 micrograms/g / 0,5 mg/g), the Company's dual-action investigational aerosol foam for the treatment of psoriasis vulgaris, provided rapid itch relief and improvements in itch-related sleep loss for patients suffering from psoriasis. [More]
New study finds growing use of CAM therapies among menopausal women

New study finds growing use of CAM therapies among menopausal women

The use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is increasing for the treatment of menopausal symptoms but often without the guidance of a clinician. That's according to a new study reported online today in Menopause, the journal of the North American Menopause Society. [More]
Study finds increased rates of autism among the children of teen moms

Study finds increased rates of autism among the children of teen moms

The largest-ever multinational study of parental age and autism risk, funded by Autism Speaks, found increased autism rates among the children of teen moms and among children whose parents have relatively large gaps between their ages. The study also confirmed that older parents are at higher risk of having children with autism. The analysis included more than 5.7 million children in five countries. [More]
Whole genome sequencing can help implement rapid-response infection control protocols

Whole genome sequencing can help implement rapid-response infection control protocols

Whole genome sequencing can quickly isolate the specific strain of bacteria causing an outbreak, identify the source of contamination, and enable rapid infection prevention to stop the spread of infection, according to a study published today. [More]
Severe restless legs syndrome associated with increased risk of stroke

Severe restless legs syndrome associated with increased risk of stroke

A new study suggests that increased restless legs syndrome (RLS) severity is associated with subsequent increased risk of stroke. [More]
Simulator-based driver assessment differentiates between skilled and non-skilled drivers

Simulator-based driver assessment differentiates between skilled and non-skilled drivers

Passing the state driver's licensing test does not always mean new drivers have the critical skills they need to drive safely. [More]
Daily sugar-sweetened beverage habit may increase NAFLD risk

Daily sugar-sweetened beverage habit may increase NAFLD risk

A daily sugar-sweetened beverage habit may increase the risk for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), researchers from the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (USDA HRNCA) at Tufts University report today in the Journal of Hepatology. [More]
Young children who receive surgical anesthesia have diminished brain function

Young children who receive surgical anesthesia have diminished brain function

Children who received general anesthesia for surgery before age 4 had diminished language comprehension, lower IQ and decreased gray matter density in posterior regions of their brain, according to a new study in the journal Pediatrics. [More]
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