Medical Research

How One Million Volunteers Could One Day Revolutionize Medicine

A bold NIH program promises groundbreaking insights into some of the nation’s deadliest diseases. Researchers want hundreds of thousands of volunteers to get involved.

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Covid-19 Symptoms Persist Months After Acute Infection

Three quarters of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 were still experiencing at least one symptom of the infection 6 months after being discharged, according to a follow-up study of 1733 patients. Medscape Medical News

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Routine Use Of Antibiotics After Sinus Surgery Questioned

TUESDAY, Jan. 19, 2021 -- Routine use of prophylactic postoperative antibiotics does not improve outcomes following endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS) for chronic rhinosinusitis, according to a study published online Dec. 19 in the International Forum...
Related topics: Antibiotics

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Improving Access To After-hours Primary Care Cuts Ed Visits

TUESDAY, Jan. 19, 2021 -- Incentivizing primary care physicians to provide services after hours is associated with a reduction in less urgent visits to the emergency department, according to a study published online Jan. 18 in CMAJ, the journal of...

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Myopia Up In Children Confined To Home During Pandemic

TUESDAY, Jan. 19, 2021 -- For children aged 6 to 8 years, home confinement during the COVID-19 pandemic was associated with a significant myopic shift, according to a study published online Jan. 14 in JAMA Ophthalmology. Jiaxing Wang, M.D., Ph.D.,...
Related topics: Ophthalmology

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Default Opt-out Of Cardiac Rehabilitation Increases Referrals

TUESDAY, Jan. 19, 2021 -- For inpatients with ischemic heart disease, redesign of decision pathways from default opt-in to opt-out of cardiac rehabilitation (CR) results in a significant increase in CR referrals, according to a research letter...
Related topics: Cardiovascular Disease

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1999 To 2018 Saw Decrease In Cancer-related Suicide

TUESDAY, Jan. 19, 2021 -- During 1999 to 2018, there was a decrease in the rate of cancer-related suicide, according to a study published online Jan. 19 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Xuesong Han, Ph.D., from the American Cancer...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology

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Nasal Spray Covid Vaccine Shows Promise In Animal Trials

TUESDAY, Jan. 19, 2021 -- A spritz instead of a shot to ward off COVID-19? Researchers report that a nasal spray vaccine against the new coronavirus shows promise in animal testing. Rodents that were given two doses of the vaccine had antibody and...
Related topics: Vaccines

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A Promising New Therapy Against Ocd?

TUESDAY, Jan. 19, 2021 -- Noninvasive electrical stimulation of the brain, fine-tuned to specific "circuitry" gone awry, might help ease obsessive-compulsive behaviors, an early study hints. Researchers found that the brain stimulation, delivered...

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The Family Cat Could Be Good Medicine For Kids With Autism

TUESDAY, Jan. 19, 2021 -- Cats have a long history of boosting people's moods and brightening their days. And that's probably true for kids on the autism spectrum as well, new research shows. The small study suggests that adopting a shelter cat...
Related topics: Autism

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Fried Food A Big Factor In Heart Disease, Stroke

TUESDAY, Jan. 19, 2021 -- Delicious but deadly: Eating fried food is tied to an increased risk of heart disease and stroke, a new study suggests. The risk rises with each additional 4-ounce serving per week, a research team in China found. For the...
Related topics: Cardiovascular Disease, Stroke

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Strict Low-carb Diets Could Push Type 2 Diabetes Into Remission, But Effect Fades

TUESDAY, Jan. 19, 2021 -- Tough limits on carbohydrates in your meals can help get type 2 diabetes under control -- but the benefits typically wane over time, a new research review shows. The analysis of 23 small trials found that low-carb diets...
Related topics: Type 2 Diabetes, Diabetes

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Better Buy: Amazon Vs. Roku

Among its many adverse effects on the broader economy, the coronavirus pandemic has accelerated the shift away from traditional paid TV. A recent eMarketer study suggests roughly 6.4 million households cut the cord in 2020.As the two leading...
Related topics: Amazon

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Uspstf Declines To Back E-cigarettes For Smoking Cessation

(MedPage Today) -- While research suggesting e-cigarettes may be useful for helping adult smokers quit continues to build, but the evidence remains inadequate to support a formal recommendation, the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF...
Related topics: Smoking

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Latinos With Rheumatic Diseases And Covid: Who Is At Risk?

(MedPage Today) -- The rate of COVID-19 infection among Latino patients with rheumatic diseases was high, particularly among those who were obese -- and COVID-19 itself was a risk factor for flare of the rheumatic disease, a study from the NIH...
Related topics: Obesity

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Spinal Cord Cure Breakthrough Makes Paralyzed Mice Walk Again

Researchers from Germany use a designer protein to treat spinal cord damage in mice.The procedure employs gene therapy to regenerate damaged nerve fibers that carry signals to and from the brain.The scientists aim to eventually apply the technique...
Related topics: Proteins, Genetics

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Fried Food Intake Linked To Heightened Serious Heart Disease And Stroke Risk

Fried-food intake is linked to a heightened risk of major heart disease and stroke, finds a pooled analysis of the available research data.
Related topics: Cardiovascular Disease, Stroke

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Astrazeneca's (azn) Enhertu Gets Fda Nod For Gastric Cancer

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Related topics: Astrazeneca, Food And Drug Administration, Cancer, Oncology

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Doorway Study Reveals How Anorexia Changes 'body Awareness'

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 20, 2021 -- A study that examined how people walked through doorways provides new insight into anorexia's effect on a person's body image. It's long been known that people with anorexia overestimate their body size, but this study...
Related topics: Anorexia

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How Divorce Harms Kids, And How To Lessen That Harm

TUESDAY, Jan. 19, 2021 -- Kids who see their parents bicker during a separation or divorce are more likely to develop a fear of abandonment, new research warns. And even if a youngster feels close to one or both parents, that fear can still...

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