Medical Research

University Of Hawaii Pauses Willed Body Program Due To Covid-19

The pandemic and related travel quarantines have reduced teaching programs, making the John A. Burns School of Medicine unable to accept and process new donor anatomical gift donation forms starting Friday, July 24.

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Study Of Coronavirus In Pregnant Women Finds Striking Racial Differences

About 10 percent of Black, Hispanic and Latino participants in a Philadelphia study of pregnant women had been exposed to the coronavirus, compared with 2 percent of white participants.

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Fetal, Early-life Exposures May Impact Young Adult Bone Health

FRIDAY, July 10, 2020 -- Factors during gestation and infancy may impact bone health in young adulthood, according to a study published online July 8 in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research. Yi Yang, from the University of Tasmania in Hobart,...

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High-fiber, Low-fat Diet May Help People With Ulcerative Colitis

FRIDAY, July 10, 2020 -- A low-fat, high-fiber diet may improve the quality of life of patients with ulcerative colitis, a new study finds. "Patients with inflammatory bowel disease always ask us what they should eat to make their symptoms...
Related topics: Diet, Ulcerative Colitis

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Want To Feel Better? Science Says To Care For Your Dog

A study shows that caring for your pets can improve your well-being. The researchers found the act of caring provided more improvements than mere companionship. These results aren't limited to pets. Plenty of studies show caring for others can...

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Why No One Trusts “experts” (or The Media)

(Steven Hayward) Alright, let’s take in two news stories out over the last 48 hours, one from the well-regarded Nature magazine, and another reported this morning by NPR on the same World Health Organization (WHO?) study: Mounting evidence...

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New Insight Into Neurobehavioral Effects Of Legalized Cannabis

The study is one of the first to characterize the association between the consumption of legal cannabis and subsequent pharmacologic and neurobehavioral outcomes, with somewhat surprising results. Medscape Medical News

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Intubation Boxes May Do More Harm Than Good In Covid-19 Risk

In some intubation boxes airborne droplets from patients with COVID-19 collect and shoot through the devices' arm openings, exposing healthcare workers more than using no box at all, researchers found. Medscape Medical News

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Commanding Drug Delivery

While we are starting to get a handle on drugs and therapeutics that might to help alleviate brain disorders, efficient delivery remains a roadblock to tackling these devastating diseases. New research from the Graybiel, Cima, and Langer labs at MIT...

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Raw Milk Can Harbor Antibiotic-resistant Bacteria

FRIDAY, July 10, 2020 -- If you're a fan of raw milk, keep it chilled. Leaving raw milk at room temperature can release antimicrobial-resistant genes, a new study suggests. Also, bacteria that have antimicrobial-resistant genes can transfer them...
Related topics: Antibiotics, Bacteria, Genetics

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Changes In Ivf May Have Spurred Drop In Cerebral Palsy, Study Says

FRIDAY, July 10, 2020 -- Rates of cerebral palsy among babies in Nordic countries born through in vitro fertilization (IVF) have fallen by more than half over the past two decades, due to fewer twin births from IVF, according to a new study. A...

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Google Discover Tests Showing A Lot More Amp Stories With Dedicated Carousel

Google has surfaced AMP Stories since late 2018 to give publishers a way to deliver “news and information as visually rich, tap-through stories.” They currently appear as one-off cards, but Google Discover is now testing a...
Related topics: Google

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Kaletra For Covid-19: Bradycardia Confirmed As Side Effect

(MedPage Today) -- Bradycardia appeared to be a clinically significant risk of an HIV antiviral medication that was used to treat critically ill patients with COVID-19, French researchers reported. Heart rate dropped below 60 bpm for more than...
Related topics: HIV, Virus

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Gout Drug No Help For Chronic Kidney Disease

(MedPage Today) -- Study Authors: Sunil V. Badve, Elaine M. Pascoe, et al.; Daniel I. Feig Target Audience and Goal Statement: Nephrologists, endocrinologists, family physicians, primary care physicians The goal of this study was to examine the...
Related topics: Gout, Kidney Disease, Endocrinology

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Continuous Glucose Monitoring Benefits High-risk Groups With Type 1 Diabetes

(MedPage Today) -- Study Authors: Lori M. Laffel, Lauren G. Kanapka, et al.; Richard E. Pratley, Lauren G. Kanapka, et al.; Shivani Agarwal, Anne R. Cappola Target Audience and Goal Statement: Endocrinologists, pediatricians, family physicians...
Related topics: Type 1 Diabetes, Diabetes, Endocrinology

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Neonatal Exposure To Antigens Of Commensal Bacteria Promotes Broader Immune Repertoire

Researchers have added fresh evidence that early exposure to vaccine-, bacterial- or microbiota-derived antigens has a dramatic effect on the diversity of antibodies an adult mammal will have to fight future infections by pathogens. This antibody...
Related topics: Bacteria, Vaccines

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Study Reveals Scale Of Habitat Loss For Endangered Birds

A new study warns that the last remaining habitat for several endangered bird species in Europe could reduce by up to 50 per cent in the next century as farmers convert land to more profitable crops and meet increased demand for products such as...
Related topics: Olive Oil

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Time For Another Ethics Panel: Keyvan—noted

Time for Another Ethics Panel!: Keyvan: 'LOL https://twitter.com/shafieikeyvan/status/128061769 3704531971: Turns out one of the signatories of the Harper’s letter, Cary Nelson, actually defended his university’s decision in 2014 to rescind...
Related topics: Social Media

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Weekly Link Love — Edition 89

Research of the Week National handgrip score predicts Olympic medal tally. Got super high cholesterol? Might be the carbs. An EVOO-based high-fat diet causes a good kind of gut dysbiosis that lowers the risk of colon cancer. How time has passed for...
Related topics: Cholesterol, Diet, Colon Cancer, Cancer, Oncology

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Watch: Doctor Laughs At Trump’s Bizarre Boast About Passing A Cognitive Test

Arthur Caplan of New York University School of Medicine, who holds seven honorary degrees from colleges and medical schools, couldn’t help but chuckle when discussing President Donald Trump’s recent comments about passing a cognitive...
Related topics: Donald Trump

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