Health Care News and Research RSS Feed - Health Care News and Research

Mayo Clinic study finds overlapping surgeries to be safe for patients

Mayo Clinic study finds overlapping surgeries to be safe for patients

A common way of scheduling surgeries to expand patient access to care and improve hospital efficiency, known as "overlapping surgeries," is as safe and provides the same outcomes for patients as non-overlapping surgeries, a Mayo Clinic study has found. [More]
Customized tablet-based tool can help epilepsy patients to manage own unique symptoms

Customized tablet-based tool can help epilepsy patients to manage own unique symptoms

Epilepsy patients who want to learn how to manage their own unique symptoms can now get individualized information via tablet computer through a research project at the University of Illinois at Chicago. [More]
Researchers to create personalized health informatics platform to improve care coordination

Researchers to create personalized health informatics platform to improve care coordination

Researchers at The University of Texas at Dallas will take part in a project that aims to design and construct a patient-focused and personalized health system that addresses the currently fractured structure of health care information. [More]
Latina women with breast cancer likely to experience many gaps in survivorship care, research suggests

Latina women with breast cancer likely to experience many gaps in survivorship care, research suggests

Breast cancer patients in one of the United States' largest and fastest-growing ethnic minority groups are likely to experience numerous gaps in care following their primary treatment, research from Oregon State University suggests. [More]
Research shows link between psychological well-being and physical activity in older adults

Research shows link between psychological well-being and physical activity in older adults

In a paper just published by researchers at Chapman University, findings showed associations between psychological well-being and physical activity in adults ages 50 and older. [More]
Antidepressant use in early pregnancy may increase risk of congenital anomalies in babies or stillbirths

Antidepressant use in early pregnancy may increase risk of congenital anomalies in babies or stillbirths

Academics at Swansea University have carried out a dose-response analysis which suggests that pregnant women who take a specific type of antidepressant in early pregnancy have a small but significantly greater risk of having babies with major congenital anomalies (sometimes referred to as birth defects) or stillbirths compared with those who did not take these antidepressants. [More]
Novel imaging agent can rapidly and accurately detect metastasis of prostate cancer

Novel imaging agent can rapidly and accurately detect metastasis of prostate cancer

New research demonstrates that a novel imaging agent can quickly and accurately detect metastasis of prostate cancer, even in areas where detection has previously been difficult. [More]
Short-term sleep loss affects cardiac function

Short-term sleep loss affects cardiac function

Too little sleep takes a toll on your heart, according to a new study to be presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America. [More]
Four weeks of prehabilitation may help cancer patients to get in shape for surgery, study suggests

Four weeks of prehabilitation may help cancer patients to get in shape for surgery, study suggests

Just four weeks of prehabilitation may be enough to help some cancer patients get in shape for surgery. [More]
Simple exercise program improves walking performance and quality of life in dialysis patients

Simple exercise program improves walking performance and quality of life in dialysis patients

In a recent study, a simple exercise program carried out at home improved dialysis patients' walking performance and quality of life. The findings appear in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. [More]
‘Nudges’ could be effective way for encouraging patients to complete health care programs

‘Nudges’ could be effective way for encouraging patients to complete health care programs

Keeping messages brief and simple can produce gains when trying to encourage patients to complete a health care program, says research co-written by a University of Illinois expert in social psychology. [More]
New study finds genetic link between Parkinson's disease and cognitive decline

New study finds genetic link between Parkinson's disease and cognitive decline

Although the hallmark symptoms of Parkinson's disease (PD) - such as involuntary shaking, slowness of movement and muscle rigidity - are related to movement, recent evidence has suggested that memory impairment plays an outsized role in diminished quality of life and the burden placed on caregivers. [More]
NSF awards grant to advance new diagnostic test for fatal gastrointestinal disease in pre-term infants

NSF awards grant to advance new diagnostic test for fatal gastrointestinal disease in pre-term infants

The National Science Foundation has chosen an LSU Health New Orleans team that developed a test for the early detection of a potentially life-threatening gastrointestinal disease affecting pre-term, low birthweight babies to receive expert guidance to move the technology forward. [More]
Alcohol consumption linked to higher risk of melanoma

Alcohol consumption linked to higher risk of melanoma

Alcohol intake was associated with higher rates of invasive melanoma among white men and women. [More]
IQWiG finds both hint of benefit and harm from corneal collagen cross-linking for keratoconus

IQWiG finds both hint of benefit and harm from corneal collagen cross-linking for keratoconus

In patients with keratoconus the cornea of the eye begins to bulge. So-called corneal collagen cross-linking aims to halt this process. In this procedure, the cornea is stiffened through locally applied vitamin B2 in combination with UVA radiation. [More]
Researchers create new method to analyze big data for better predictions

Researchers create new method to analyze big data for better predictions

Researchers at Princeton, Columbia and Harvard have created a new method to analyze big data that better predicts outcomes in health care, politics and other fields. [More]
Researchers discover secret ingredient for improving kitchen food safety

Researchers discover secret ingredient for improving kitchen food safety

Kansas State University researchers have discovered the secret ingredient to improving kitchen food safety: include hand-washing reminders and meat thermometer instructions in published recipes. [More]
TGen and City of Hope collaborate to accelerate precision medicine research

TGen and City of Hope collaborate to accelerate precision medicine research

City of Hope, a world-renowned independent research and cancer and diabetes treatment center, and Translational Genomics Research Institute, a leading biomedical research institute, announced today that they have formed an alliance to make precision medicine a reality for patients. [More]
Study finds 1 in 5 pediatric celiac disease patients on gluten-free diet sustain persistent intestinal damage

Study finds 1 in 5 pediatric celiac disease patients on gluten-free diet sustain persistent intestinal damage

In surprising findings, researchers from MassGeneral Hospital for Children and Boston Children's Hospital have discovered that nearly one in five children with celiac disease sustained persistent intestinal damage, despite strict adherence to a gluten-free diet. [More]
Acupuncture treatments after mastectomy help women cope with post-operative symptoms

Acupuncture treatments after mastectomy help women cope with post-operative symptoms

Women who had acupuncture treatments after breast cancer surgery at Abbott Northwestern Hospital had a greater reduction in pain, nausea, and anxiety and were better able to cope on the first post-operative day compared with patients who had traditional care, according to a study published in the Oncology Nursing Forum in November. [More]
Advertisement