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Study reveals long-term survival benefits of gastric bypass surgery in patients with severe obesity

Study reveals long-term survival benefits of gastric bypass surgery in patients with severe obesity

Patients with severe obesity who have gastric bypass surgery reduce their risk of dying from obesity and other diseases by 48 percent up to 10 years after surgery, compared to similar patients who do not undergo the procedure, according to new research presented today at ObesityWeek 2016, the largest international event focused on the basic science, clinical application and prevention and treatment of obesity. [More]
Three low-carb meals in a day can reduce insulin resistance by more than 30%, U-M study shows

Three low-carb meals in a day can reduce insulin resistance by more than 30%, U-M study shows

Three low-carb meals within 24 hours lowers post-meal insulin resistance by more than 30 percent, but high-carb meals sustain insulin resistance, a condition that leads to high blood pressure, prediabetes and diabetes, according to a University of Michigan study. [More]
Consumption of one egg per day linked to 12% reduction of stroke risk

Consumption of one egg per day linked to 12% reduction of stroke risk

On the heels of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans that placed no daily limit on dietary cholesterol and noted eggs are an affordable, accessible, nutrient-rich source of high quality protein, new research shows eggs are associated with a 12 percent reduction in the risk of stroke, the 5th leading cause of death in the United States. [More]
Zika virus infection can break down and damage testes of male mice, new research shows

Zika virus infection can break down and damage testes of male mice, new research shows

New research in male mice has revealed that Zika virus infection can break down and severely damage the animals' testes. [More]
Researchers develop new, less invasive method to perform TAVR for treating aortic valve stenosis

Researchers develop new, less invasive method to perform TAVR for treating aortic valve stenosis

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health have developed a new, less invasive way to perform transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), a procedure widely used to treat aortic valve stenosis, a lethal heart condition. [More]
NIH researchers identify novel role for Hsp60 protein in tissue regeneration and wound healing

NIH researchers identify novel role for Hsp60 protein in tissue regeneration and wound healing

National Institutes of Health researchers have identified a novel role for a gene known as heat shock protein 60 (Hsp60), finding that it is critical in tissue regeneration and wound healing. [More]
Gene therapy may be effective method for treating Niemann-Pick disease, type C1

Gene therapy may be effective method for treating Niemann-Pick disease, type C1

For the first time, National Institutes of Health researchers have demonstrated in mice that gene therapy may be the best method for correcting the single faulty gene that causes Niemann-Pick disease, type C1 (NPC1). [More]
Wearable patch shows promise for treating children with peanut allergy

Wearable patch shows promise for treating children with peanut allergy

A wearable patch that delivers small amounts of peanut protein through the skin shows promise for treating children and young adults with peanut allergy, with greater benefits for younger children, according to one-year results from an ongoing clinical trial. [More]
New initiative aims to prevent opioid addition among surgical patients in Michigan

New initiative aims to prevent opioid addition among surgical patients in Michigan

America's opioid drug epidemic has struck hard in Michigan. But now, a team from the University of Michigan is striking back at a key factor: opioid prescriptions for patients before and after surgery. [More]
Gene variants linked to hot flashes in menopausal women

Gene variants linked to hot flashes in menopausal women

Most women experience hot flashes and night sweats either before or during menopause, but a significant minority don't have these symptoms. Could our genes be a factor in determining which women get hot flashes? [More]
FDA approves new therapy for initial treatment of soft tissue sarcoma

FDA approves new therapy for initial treatment of soft tissue sarcoma

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today granted accelerated approval to Lartruvo (olaratumab) with doxorubicin to treat adults with certain types of soft tissue sarcoma (STS), which are cancers that develop in muscles, fat, tendons or other soft tissues. [More]
Study provides specific information about characteristics of dust mite allergens

Study provides specific information about characteristics of dust mite allergens

Scientists from the National Institutes of Health have determined what differentiates dust mite allergens from the non-allergen proteins dust mites produce. [More]
Johns Hopkins wins $16 million contract to find ways to optimize antibiotic prescribing

Johns Hopkins wins $16 million contract to find ways to optimize antibiotic prescribing

Superbugs are causing a super problem in health care, but combating these drug-resistant bacteria presents quite a challenge. [More]
Women report experimental vaginal ring for HIV prevention did not negatively affect sexual experience

Women report experimental vaginal ring for HIV prevention did not negatively affect sexual experience

Most women who used an experimental vaginal ring for HIV prevention report that the physical act of sex was largely unaffected by using the product, which is inserted monthly for continuous wear. [More]
Hospital room design may be linked to patient safety, length of hospital stay

Hospital room design may be linked to patient safety, length of hospital stay

How a hospital room is designed may keep patients safer and healthier and shorten their hospital stay, a design researcher at Texas Tech University has found. [More]
ACR issues statement regarding CMS final rule on MIPS and APMs

ACR issues statement regarding CMS final rule on MIPS and APMs

Today, the Department of Health and Human Services finalized its policy implementing the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System and the Advanced Alternative Payment Model incentive payment provisions in the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015, collectively referred to as the Quality Payment Program. [More]
Scientists at NIH and Emory University induce sustained remission in SIV-infected monkeys

Scientists at NIH and Emory University induce sustained remission in SIV-infected monkeys

Scientists at the National Institutes of Health and Emory University have experimentally induced sustained remission of SIV, the simian form of HIV, in infected monkeys. [More]
Salk scientist wins NIH grant for new technique to precisely target specific cells using sound waves

Salk scientist wins NIH grant for new technique to precisely target specific cells using sound waves

Salk Associate Professor Sreekanth Chalasani has been awarded a grant from the National Institutes of Health's Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies Initiative for developing a way to selectively activate brain, heart, muscle and other cells using ultrasonic waves, which could be a boon to neuroscience research as well as medicine. [More]
Contaminated devices used during open heart surgery could put patients at risk for infections

Contaminated devices used during open heart surgery could put patients at risk for infections

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is warning healthcare providers and patients about the potential risk of infection from certain devices used during open heart (open-chest) surgery. [More]
New study unravels cause of cognitive loss in tauopathy disorders

New study unravels cause of cognitive loss in tauopathy disorders

Tauopathies are a group of neurodegenerative disorders, including Alzheimer's disease that are characterized by the deposition of aggregates of the tau protein inside brain cells. [More]
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