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Clinical Research, Innovation

How do genes and lifestyle choices affect lifespan?

October 16, 2017

Via: Medical News Today

New research has analyzed genetic and lifestyle-related data to understand how our biological makeup and lifestyle choices can impact our lifespan. We should watch out for smoking habits and weight gain, they say, though prioritizing education may have unexpected benefits. […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Study uncovers how the brain reactivates networks of interrelated memories during sleep

October 11, 2017

Via: The Medical News

A study led by the University of Barcelona has identified the process in the brain which strengthens or weakens memories of our daily events while we sleep. According to the study published in the scientific journal The Journal of Neuroscience […]


Opinions

Working Nights May Pose Special Risk for Abdominal Obesity

October 4, 2017

Via: MedPageToday

Those who work night shifts may be at an increased risk for abdominal obesity, researchers reported. In a meta-analysis, there was a higher frequency of abdominal obesity reported among workers who were scheduled on night shifts versus other types of […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

New drug protects heart from cardiac rupture after myocardial infarction

October 2, 2017

Via: ScienceDaily Health

There are currently many kinds of drugs for heart failure. Among them, the new drug LCZ696 is recommended by US guidelines as a first-line treatment for chronic heart failure. LCZ696 is better than conventional drugs at reducing cardiac death and […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

ICR develops new blood test to detect residual head and neck tumours

September 25, 2017

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Researchers at the Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) in the UK have developed a new blood test to detect the presence of any residual tumours after chemotherapy and radiotherapy in locally advanced (non-metastatic) head and neck cancer patients. The HPV16-detect […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Discovery of a new genetic syndrome which predisposes the body to cancer

September 22, 2017

Via: ScienceDaily Health

A new syndrome caused by biallelic mutations — those produced in both gene copies inherited from the mother and father — in the FANCM gene predisposes the body to the appearance of tumours and causes rejection to chemotherapy treatments. Contrary […]


EHR & EMR, Innovation

UI Health to replace legacy system with $62 million Epic EHR

September 19, 2017

Via: HealthcareITnews

UI Health, an academic medical center, which is associated with the University of Illinois in Chicago, will plunk down $101 million for an Epic System EHR. The cost includes the preparatory work UI will have to undertake prior to installing […]


Opinions, Wellness

Our Bodies Are Becoming Plastic

September 19, 2017

Via: Mercola

It was a sad day in October 2015 when researchers from the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) announced they had detected plastic litter on the surface of Arctic waters.1 Greenland sharks and seabirds living […]


Clinical Research, Innovation, Opinions

People with schizophrenia are dying younger

September 18, 2017

Via: ScienceDaily Health

People with schizophrenia have a mortality rate that is three times greater each year than those without schizophrenia, and die on average, eight years earlier than people without schizophrenia according to a new Ontario study by researchers at the Centre […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Researchers create chimera virus that allows study of molecules to treat cancers

September 18, 2017

Via: The Medical News

Researchers from Instituto de Medicina Molecular (iMM) Lisboa have created a chimera virus that allows the study of molecules to treat cancers caused by human herpesvirus infection in mice models of disease. There are several types of herpesvirus able to […]


Opinions

Medical News Today: Too much salt could increase diabetes risk

September 18, 2017

Via: Medical News Today

Researchers suggest that sodium – which we commonly ingest through salt, or sodium chloride – could increase the risk of type 2 diabetes and latent autoimmune diabetes in adults. Diabetes is a common condition that affects more than 29 million […]


Opinions

Medical News Today: How binge drinking alters brain activity

September 15, 2017

Via: Medical News Today

Earlier studies showed that alcoholic people have measurable changes in their resting brain activity. And now, for the first time, researchers find similar changes in the brains of non-alcoholic students who binge drink. Alcoholic beverages are enjoyed worldwide, and, if […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Medical News Today: Do you have diabetes, liver disease? Watch out for CVD

September 13, 2017

Via: Medical News Today

A study analyzing the medical data of more than 133,000 people shows that those with diabetes and a medical history of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease have a significantly higher risk of cardiovascular disease and mortality. Recent data suggest that non-alcoholic […]


Wellness

Psychologists find the key to a thriving life

September 11, 2017

Via: Medical News Today

Recent research published in the journal European Psychologist reviews the literature available on the concept of human thriving and outlines key elements that may lead to a thriving life. In certain situations, some individuals flourish and thrive, whereas others merely […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

New Tests Hope To Diagnose Bacterial Infections More Quickly

September 8, 2017

Via: Forbes

The inability to tell whether an infection is caused by a bacteria or virus is a huge problem, driving a lot of antibiotic overuse by physicians. Another, which I see almost every time I work in the hospital, is a […]