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Study provides insights into biology of protein implicated in kidney disease

Study provides insights into biology of protein implicated in kidney disease

Investigators have discovered important information about apolipoprotein L1 (ApoL1), which can contribute to the development of various forms of kidney disease. [More]
Oncologist outlines lack of cancer and psychiatric care in rural America

Oncologist outlines lack of cancer and psychiatric care in rural America

Jennifer Lycette, M.D., understands the importance of treating patients with cancer at home in their in rural communities. It allows them to spend more time with their families and to focus on their treatment and recovery, not traveling. [More]
Study reveals self-harm is leading cause of pregnancy-related deaths in Colorado

Study reveals self-harm is leading cause of pregnancy-related deaths in Colorado

Self-harm was the leading cause of pregnancy-associated deaths in Colorado from 2004 to 2014, ahead of car crashes, medical conditions and homicide, according to researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. [More]
Study shows experimental treatment not superior to standard therapy for head and neck cancer

Study shows experimental treatment not superior to standard therapy for head and neck cancer

Results of the largest Canadian clinical trial to date comparing standard treatment for locally advanced squamous cell head and neck cancer with an experimental treatment, did not show the new treatment is superior. [More]
LSU expert highlights importance of protection against Zika during winter

LSU expert highlights importance of protection against Zika during winter

Just because temperatures are cooling down as winter approaches, it's no time to let your guard down when it comes to mosquitoes that can carry the Zika virus. [More]
Factors that impact fertility in men

Factors that impact fertility in men

Starting a family can be a stressful process, and there are things that can affect your plans that you may not have considered. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an estimated 18 percent of men who sought help with a fertility specialist were diagnosed with a male-related infertility. [More]
Healthy dietary patterns may improve longevity in patients with chronic kidney disease

Healthy dietary patterns may improve longevity in patients with chronic kidney disease

A diet that emphasizes healthy foods rather than individual nutrients may help patients with chronic kidney disease live longer. [More]
Experts aim to unlock secrets for overall well-being of elderly population in Europe

Experts aim to unlock secrets for overall well-being of elderly population in Europe

What are the secrets of well-being of populations with increasing elderly people, the key elements to help them to stay longer socially and professionally active and thus also to help young people, by supporting the new generations? [More]
Many U.S. children do not receive evidence-based care for obesity despite USPSTF recommendations

Many U.S. children do not receive evidence-based care for obesity despite USPSTF recommendations

Six years following the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation that clinicians screen and treat (or refer) children age six and older for obesity, most U.S. children still do not receive evidence-based care for obesity. [More]
Preventing C. difficile infections could save thousands of lives and millions of health care dollars

Preventing C. difficile infections could save thousands of lives and millions of health care dollars

The constant fear of having an embarrassing bathroom accident paralyzed Judy Post. Mental, physical and emotional stress consumed her. She wondered if her life would ever return to normal. [More]
Case management support from trained nurses benefits elderly myocardial infarction patients

Case management support from trained nurses benefits elderly myocardial infarction patients

The quality of life of elderly myocardial infarction patients can be significantly improved without extra costs by means of so-called case management following hospitalization. [More]
Simple nutrition care program in hospitals could help reduce patient stays and readmission rates

Simple nutrition care program in hospitals could help reduce patient stays and readmission rates

While proper nutrition is vital to staying healthy, its importance becomes more critical for patients recovering in the hospital. [More]
Mount Sinai introduces first-ever Coursera course on HPV-associated oral and throat cancer

Mount Sinai introduces first-ever Coursera course on HPV-associated oral and throat cancer

Mount Sinai's Departments of Academic Informatics and Technology and Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, in conjunction with the Office of Continuing Medical Education at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, have launched the first-ever Coursera course on HPV-associated oral and throat cancer. [More]
Persistence of job insecurity linked to greater psychological distress in later life

Persistence of job insecurity linked to greater psychological distress in later life

The long-term threat of getting a pink slip is giving some older workers the blues. [More]
Age restriction on indoor tanning could save thousands from melanoma

Age restriction on indoor tanning could save thousands from melanoma

An age restriction on indoor tanning could save thousands of lives and millions of dollars, according to new research published online in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. [More]
UTHealth receives generous gift to support first-of-its-kind nutrition education program

UTHealth receives generous gift to support first-of-its-kind nutrition education program

Laura Moore, M.Ed., R.D., L.D., and her husband Don Sanders have donated $1 million to support a first-of-its-kind nutrition education program at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. [More]
New research suggests only 12% of older Americans have dental insurance

New research suggests only 12% of older Americans have dental insurance

Only 12 percent of older Americans have some form of dental insurance and fewer than half visited a dentist in the previous year, suggests new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research on Medicare beneficiaries. [More]
3D-printed organ models could aid individualized dosimetry in nuclear medicine

3D-printed organ models could aid individualized dosimetry in nuclear medicine

In nuclear medicine, the goal is to keep radiation exposure at a minimum, while obtaining quality images. [More]
UMass researchers develop new class of photodynamic molecules for treating deep-tissue tumors

UMass researchers develop new class of photodynamic molecules for treating deep-tissue tumors

UMass Medical School scientist Gang Han, PhD, and his team have designed a new class of molecules used in photodynamic therapy that are able to direct lamp light deep into tissue to kill cancer tumors. [More]
Simple, coordinated approach can improve chances of survival for high-risk AML patients

Simple, coordinated approach can improve chances of survival for high-risk AML patients

New research shows that quickly identifying patients with high-risk acute myeloid leukemia (AML), and speeding the process to find them a stem cell donor and performing the transplant earlier, can significantly improve their chances of surviving for at least two years after diagnosis without a relapse. [More]
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