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Yoga and aerobic exercise do not improve sleep quality in midlife women with hot flashes, study finds

Yoga and aerobic exercise do not improve sleep quality in midlife women with hot flashes, study finds

A new study indicates that yoga and aerobic exercise interventions did not significantly reduce objectively measured sleep disturbances among midlife women who were experiencing hot flashes. [More]
E-cigarettes attracting youth to use tobacco products, new UC San Francisco study finds

E-cigarettes attracting youth to use tobacco products, new UC San Francisco study finds

E-cigarettes - thought by some to be responsible for a decline in youth cigarette smoking - are actually attracting a new population of adolescents who might not otherwise have smoked tobacco products, according to a new UC San Francisco study. [More]
New app helps heart patients with drug-eluting stents adhere to medications, study finds

New app helps heart patients with drug-eluting stents adhere to medications, study finds

A tablet computer application helped heart patients with drug-eluting stents take their medications correctly, a study has found. [More]
Longer distance to clinics prompted by restrictive Texas law linked to drop in abortions

Longer distance to clinics prompted by restrictive Texas law linked to drop in abortions

New research from the Texas Policy Evaluation Project (TxPEP) exploring the impact of House Bill 2 (HB 2) - the restrictive Texas abortion law that was struck down by the Supreme Court - found that increases in travel distance to the nearest abortion clinic caused by clinic closures were closely associated with decreases in the official number of abortions. [More]
Technically advanced medication dispensing cabinet released by Omnicell

Technically advanced medication dispensing cabinet released by Omnicell

Reinforcing its reputation as a world-leading provider of automated healthcare solutions and medication adherence packaging, Omnicell UK & Ireland has launched a new generation of automated medication dispensing systems, Omnicell XT, at the forefront of technological advancement. [More]
Mental sharpness in women begins to decline earlier than previously thought

Mental sharpness in women begins to decline earlier than previously thought

UCLA researchers have found that mental sharpness in women begins to decline as early as their 50s. The study, which followed the same group of healthy women for 10 years after menopause, found that their average decline in mental processing ability was 5 percent during the decade-long period. [More]
Tau pathology underlies deterioration of spatial cognition in Alzheimer's disease

Tau pathology underlies deterioration of spatial cognition in Alzheimer's disease

Columbia University Medical Center researchers have discovered that the spatial disorientation that leads to wandering in many Alzheimer's disease patients is caused by the accumulation of tau protein in navigational nerve cells in the brain. [More]
UCSF collaborates with Intel to deploy and validate deep learning analytics to improve healthcare

UCSF collaborates with Intel to deploy and validate deep learning analytics to improve healthcare

UC San Francisco's Center for Digital Health Innovation today announced a collaboration with Intel Corporation to deploy and validate a deep learning analytics platform designed to improve care by helping clinicians make better treatment decisions, predict patient outcomes, and respond more nimbly in acute situations. [More]
Alpine HC completes interior fit-out for Vida Grange dementia care home

Alpine HC completes interior fit-out for Vida Grange dementia care home

Last month, Vida Grange- a specialist dementia care home operated by Vida Healthcare - opened its doors to its first residents. [More]
Synthesized steroid prevents lethal protein buildup in animal model of Parkinson's disease

Synthesized steroid prevents lethal protein buildup in animal model of Parkinson's disease

A synthesized steroid mirroring one naturally made by the dogfish shark prevents the buildup of a lethal protein implicated in some neurodegenerative diseases, reports an international research team studying an animal model of Parkinson's disease. [More]
Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator improves survival rate in older patients, study finds

Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator improves survival rate in older patients, study finds

Of patients over age 65 who received an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) after surviving sudden cardiac arrest or a near-fatal arrhythmia, almost 80 percent survived two years--a higher rate than found in past trials performed to demonstrate the efficacy of the devices in this situation, according to a study today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. [More]
Non-invasive technology from EarlySense allows people to accurately monitor their sleep at home

Non-invasive technology from EarlySense allows people to accurately monitor their sleep at home

EarlySense, the market leader in contact-free continuous monitoring solutions, announced today new research that confirms high accuracy of its home consumer sensor when compared to polysomnography (PSG), the testing process used in clinics around the world to detect sleeping disorders. [More]
New pocket guide offers detailed guidance on treating older adults with mental health issues

New pocket guide offers detailed guidance on treating older adults with mental health issues

Nearly 20 percent of older Americans experience depression and the highest rate of suicide is among older adult Caucasian males. [More]
Diet and exercise can help lessen damage caused by malaria, UTA study suggests

Diet and exercise can help lessen damage caused by malaria, UTA study suggests

The right amount of diet and exercise can help lessen damage to the heart and skeletal muscles brought on by malaria, according to a new UTA study. [More]
Novel treatment can effectively inhibit development of GVHD in mice, study shows

Novel treatment can effectively inhibit development of GVHD in mice, study shows

Graft-versus-host-disease (GVHD) is the leading cause of non-relapse associated death in patients who receive stem cell transplants. [More]
Researchers develop new method to detect cannabinoids in breast milk

Researchers develop new method to detect cannabinoids in breast milk

With the legalization of medical and recreational marijuana spreading across the country, the drug's use is reportedly increasing among pregnant women. [More]
Genes implicated in rare pediatric epilepsy contribute to common forms of disorder, study finds

Genes implicated in rare pediatric epilepsy contribute to common forms of disorder, study finds

An international study led by Columbia University Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian researchers has found that several genes previously implicated only in rare, severe forms of pediatric epilepsy also contribute to common forms of the disorder. [More]
Chair yoga may be effective approach to reduce osteoarthritis pain in older adults, study shows

Chair yoga may be effective approach to reduce osteoarthritis pain in older adults, study shows

For the millions of older adults who suffer from osteoarthritis in their lower extremities (hip, knee, ankle or foot), chair yoga is proving to be an effective way to reduce pain and improve quality of life while avoiding pharmacologic treatment or adverse events. [More]
Parents concerned about neighborhoods more likely to restrict children's outdoor play, study shows

Parents concerned about neighborhoods more likely to restrict children's outdoor play, study shows

A study conducted by LSU Health New Orleans School of Public Health is the first to demonstrate that parents who are concerned about their neighborhoods restrict their children's outdoor play. [More]
PCT screening could be promising tool to help shorten hospital stays, reduce costs for sepsis patients

PCT screening could be promising tool to help shorten hospital stays, reduce costs for sepsis patients

Each year, over $20 billion dollars is spent on sepsis care, making it the most expensive condition managed in U.S. hospitals. [More]
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