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Researchers to investigate how physical activity could help individuals with alcohol, substance use disorders

Researchers to investigate how physical activity could help individuals with alcohol, substance use disorders

Once the research team has findings, it will share them with health and social service providers, funders, service users and others to gain their views on what the best methods are and to whom they should be offered. [More]
Night time sleep problems increase risk of suicidal thoughts and attempts

Night time sleep problems increase risk of suicidal thoughts and attempts

The link between sleep problems and suicidal thoughts and behaviours is made starkly clear in new research from The University of Manchester, published in the BMJ Open. [More]
Study shows Latinos age more slowly at molecular level than other ethnic groups

Study shows Latinos age more slowly at molecular level than other ethnic groups

A new paper co-authored by a UC Santa Barbara researcher reveals that Latinos age at a slower rate than other ethnic groups. The findings, published in the current issue of Genome Biology, may one day help scientists understand how to slow the aging process for everyone. [More]
ISCT announces reasons for opposing current version of REGROW Act on cell therapies

ISCT announces reasons for opposing current version of REGROW Act on cell therapies

The International Society for Cellular Therapy, the global society of clinicians, researchers, regulatory specialists, technologists, and industry partners dedicated to the translation of cellular therapy into safe and effective therapies to improve patients’ lives, today announces its reasons for opposition to the current version of the REGROW Act - the US government’s legislative efforts to promote faster patient access to effective new cellular therapies. [More]
National MS Society awards grant to investigate impact of popular diets on multiple sclerosis-related fatigue

National MS Society awards grant to investigate impact of popular diets on multiple sclerosis-related fatigue

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society has just committed over $1 million to support a clinical trial at the University of Iowa led by Terry Wahls, MD, to compare the ability of two popular diets to treat multiple sclerosis-related fatigue, a disabling symptom that can significantly interfere with a person's ability to function at home and work. [More]
Uninsured rate among young adults in Texas dropped by 35%, new report reveals

Uninsured rate among young adults in Texas dropped by 35%, new report reveals

The percentage of young adults ages 18 to 34 in Texas without health insurance has dropped by 35 percent since the Affordable Care Act went into effect, according to a new report released today by Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy and the Episcopal Health Foundation. [More]

Expansion of education not to blame for overall childlessness levels in European countries

The increasing proportion of the population who prefer to remain childless is a major social problem for many European countries. [More]
Sheffield Hallam celebrates its role in Rio 2016 after helping athletes achieve medal success

Sheffield Hallam celebrates its role in Rio 2016 after helping athletes achieve medal success

Sheffield Hallam University is celebrating its role in Rio 2016 after helping more athletes than ever achieve medal success. [More]
NYU Lutheran offers many treatment options for kidney stone sufferers

NYU Lutheran offers many treatment options for kidney stone sufferers

Frederick A. Gulmi, MD, chief of urology at NYU Lutheran, cautions anyone who has never had a bout with kidney stones. [More]
GSA selects Kali St. Marie Thomas as recipient of 2016 Carroll L. Estes Rising Star Award

GSA selects Kali St. Marie Thomas as recipient of 2016 Carroll L. Estes Rising Star Award

The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) -- the nation's largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to the field of aging -- has chosen Kali St. Marie Thomas, PhD, MA, of Brown University and the Providence VA Medical Center as the 2016 recipient of the Carroll L. Estes Rising Star Award. [More]
Breast cancer patients in the U.S. now have new surgical option that offers flexible alternative for cancer detection

Breast cancer patients in the U.S. now have new surgical option that offers flexible alternative for cancer detection

Breast cancer patients in the U.S. will have a new surgical option that eliminates exposure to radioactive materials and offers a less invasive, more flexible alternative for cancer detection. Receiving FDA approval in April and a distribution deal this month, the new device will be used to locate early stage tumors that cannot yet be felt. [More]
Penn scientists develop combined medical and surgical care plan for managing Crohn's disease

Penn scientists develop combined medical and surgical care plan for managing Crohn's disease

The first published combined medical and surgical care plan for managing septic perianal Crohn's disease, a serious complication that occurs in around 40 percent of Crohn's disease patients, has been developed by researchers at Penn State College of Medicine. [More]
Scientists find how sleep deprivation negatively affects memory

Scientists find how sleep deprivation negatively affects memory

Researchers from the Universities of Groningen and Pennsylvania have discovered a piece in the puzzle of how sleep deprivation negatively affects memory. [More]
Essential oils could treat inflammation of lung and liver induced by air pollution

Essential oils could treat inflammation of lung and liver induced by air pollution

Certain ingredients in essential oils made from plants such as cloves, anise, fennel and ylang-ylang could serve as a natural treatment of lung and liver conditions caused by air pollution. [More]
Aquatic treadmill exercise may maximize functional recovery after subacute stroke

Aquatic treadmill exercise may maximize functional recovery after subacute stroke

For patients in rehabilitation after a stroke, walking on an underwater treadmill produces better measures of exercise performance compared to conventional treadmill walking, reports a study in the American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, the official journal of the Association of Academic Physiatrists. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer. [More]
Drinking green tea could prevent abdominal aortic aneurysm

Drinking green tea could prevent abdominal aortic aneurysm

Japan's favorite beverage might be offering more than just a relaxing tea break. [More]
Dangers of do-it-yourself brain stimulation: an interview with Dr Michael D. Fox

Dangers of do-it-yourself brain stimulation: an interview with Dr Michael D. Fox

tDCS is the administration of week electrical currents through electrodes on the scalp to modulate brain activity. [More]
Study suggests limiting tackling drills in youth football practices could reduce risk of head impacts

Study suggests limiting tackling drills in youth football practices could reduce risk of head impacts

Nearly three quarters of the football players in the U.S. are less than 14 years old. But amid growing concern about concussion risk in football, the majority of the head-impact research has focused on college and professional players. [More]
New study aims to find how genes that influence brain function cause risk for drug addiction

New study aims to find how genes that influence brain function cause risk for drug addiction

A new study aims to better understand what makes some individuals particularly vulnerable to developing drug addiction. A team of researchers from across the country will look at how genes that influence brain function cause risk for addictions. [More]
Study looks at ways to reduce prescription drugs linked to fracture risk among older adults

Study looks at ways to reduce prescription drugs linked to fracture risk among older adults

Fragility fractures -- those that occur at standing height -- are a significant source of sickness and death among the elderly population in the United States. They are also associated with annual direct costs of over $16 billion. [More]
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