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UNAM researchers develop edible coating to extend life of fruits and vegetables

UNAM researchers develop edible coating to extend life of fruits and vegetables

In order to extend the life of fruits and vegetables and preserve them for longer refrigeration, UNAM researchers developed an edible coating with added functional ingredients applied to freshly cut foods. [More]
Exercise can increase endocannabinoid levels even under chronic sleep loss

Exercise can increase endocannabinoid levels even under chronic sleep loss

A research group at Uppsala University has investigated how levels of endocannabinoids - which target the same receptors as cannabis - are affected by short sleep duration, and whether acute exercise can modulate this effect. [More]
Group psychoeducation could be effective in treating patients in early stages of bipolar disorder

Group psychoeducation could be effective in treating patients in early stages of bipolar disorder

Structured group psychoeducation sessions could be more successful in treating patients in the early stages of bipolar disorder than standard peer-support offered by the NHS and the voluntary sector, research has found. [More]
Research finds barriers to breast feeding exist for working mothers in rural areas

Research finds barriers to breast feeding exist for working mothers in rural areas

Research has shown that for working mothers, the ability to breastfeed their babies is critical to their physical, mental and economic health as well as to their babies' cognitive and physical development. [More]
Endocrine Society Clinical Practice Guideline recommends CGMs for Type 1 diabetes patients

Endocrine Society Clinical Practice Guideline recommends CGMs for Type 1 diabetes patients

The Endocrine Society today issued a Clinical Practice Guideline recommending continuous glucose monitors (CGMs) as the gold standard of care for adults with Type 1 diabetes. [More]
UCM REACT program receives $2 million federal grant to support children affected by violence

UCM REACT program receives $2 million federal grant to support children affected by violence

The University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital will provide screening and mental health care for hundreds of children and families that have been affected by violence in many of Chicago's South and West side neighborhoods. [More]
CNS experts create new research-based guidelines for evaluation and treatment of NFPAs

CNS experts create new research-based guidelines for evaluation and treatment of NFPAs

Nonfunctioning pituitary adenomas (NFPAs) are common benign tumors that may be present for years before causing any symptoms. [More]
Young cancer survivors at higher risk of becoming unemployed and economically dependent, study shows

Young cancer survivors at higher risk of becoming unemployed and economically dependent, study shows

If you survive cancer at young age, then you have a higher risk of becoming unemployed and economically dependent than others, a Norwegian study shows. [More]
New NCCN Guidelines outline diagnosis, treatment strategies for myeloproliferative neoplasms

New NCCN Guidelines outline diagnosis, treatment strategies for myeloproliferative neoplasms

Myeloproliferative Neoplasms (MPN) are a group of blood cancers characterized by significant symptoms and a high risk of transformation into acute leukemia. [More]
Unknown exposure to second-hand smoke linked to increased mortality in non-smokers

Unknown exposure to second-hand smoke linked to increased mortality in non-smokers

A new biomarker has identified known and unknown exposure to second-hand smoke and confirmed a strong association to increased mortality in non-smokers, according to a new study from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. [More]
Research urges people to start planning early for retirement

Research urges people to start planning early for retirement

The University of Alicante presents the results of a project to establish European guidelines for preparing the population for life after full-time employment. The results urge people to start planning as soon as 50. [More]
Professor Robert Hill presents first data on dental fillings for smart repair of tooth decay

Professor Robert Hill presents first data on dental fillings for smart repair of tooth decay

The first data on dental fillings that can actively repair tooth decay is presented by Professor Robert Hill. Professor Hill is Chair of Physical Sciences at the Institute of Dentistry at Queen Mary University of London and co-founder and director of research at BioMin Technologies. [More]
Equicare Health exhibits oncology patient engagement software at ASTRO 2016

Equicare Health exhibits oncology patient engagement software at ASTRO 2016

Equicare Health Inc. announces that the company will demonstrate their oncology patient engagement software at the ASTRO Annual Meeting in Boston starting today. [More]
Combined Insurance urges consumers to understand importance of life insurance

Combined Insurance urges consumers to understand importance of life insurance

Combined Insurance, a leading provider of individual supplemental accident, disability, health and life insurance products, and a Chubb company, is encouraging consumers to educate themselves about the value of life insurance during Life Insurance Awareness Month. [More]
UVM names medical school in honor of Dr. Robert Larner

UVM names medical school in honor of Dr. Robert Larner

The University of Vermont announced today an estate commitment with an estimated current market value of $66 million from UVM dual-degree alum and Vermont native Robert Larner '39, M.D. '42, and his wife, Helen. [More]
AAFP awards highest honor to North Carolina physician Karen L. Smith

AAFP awards highest honor to North Carolina physician Karen L. Smith

The American Academy of Family Physicians today awarded its highest honor to Karen L. Smith, MD, FAAFP, of Raeford, North Carolina. [More]
Salk scientist Clodagh O'Shea named recipient of grant from Faculty Scholars Program

Salk scientist Clodagh O'Shea named recipient of grant from Faculty Scholars Program

Clodagh O'Shea, an associate professor in the Salk Institute's Molecular and Cell Biology Laboratory, is among the first recipients of a grant from the Faculty Scholars Program, a new partnership of Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Simons Foundation for early career researchers whose work shows the potential for groundbreaking contributions in their fields. [More]
New study reveals doctors less likely to seek help for their own mental health issues

New study reveals doctors less likely to seek help for their own mental health issues

Even as doctors across America encourage their patients to share concerns about depression, anxiety and other concerns, so they can get help from modern treatments, a new study suggests the doctors may be less likely to seek help for those same concerns about themselves. [More]
AAFP announces winners of its prestigious awards

AAFP announces winners of its prestigious awards

The American Academy of Family Physicians announced the recipients of its most prestigious awards this week at its annual meeting. [More]
Injured veterans receive new healing perspective through Wounded Warrior Project

Injured veterans receive new healing perspective through Wounded Warrior Project

Injured veterans seeking treatment for combat stress recently received a new healing perspective through a Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) multi-day mental health workshop. [More]
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