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Wellness

Study: Yoga and mindfulness may help elementary school students manage stress, anxiety

April 16, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Yoga/mindfulness activities may facilitate stress management among elementary school students and may be added as a complement to social and emotional learning activities, according to a Tulane University study. Published April 10 in Psychology Research and Behavior Management Journal, the […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Scientists discover genes that may trigger depression

April 16, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Nearly 80 genes that could be linked to depression have been discovered by scientists. The findings could help explain why some people may be at a higher risk of developing the condition, researchers say. The study could also help researchers […]


Opinions

Coffee may worsen Alzheimer’s symptoms

April 5, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

In a study of mice with Alzheimer’s, researchers found that prolonged exposure to caffeine was linked to increases in behavioral symptoms of the disease, such as anxiety. Lead researcher Dr. Lydia Giménez-Llort — from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona in […]


Opinions

Study finds connection between obesity and sociodemographic, economic characteristics

April 4, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Nearly 70 percent of the U.S. adult population meets the definition of overweight or obese, but a new study by University of Arkansas researchers shows the problem isn’t randomly distributed across the country. Instead, obesity is concentrated in areas with […]


Biomarker, Innovation

Researchers aim to accurately identify aggressive oropharyngeal cancers

March 27, 2018

Via: The Medical News

The Case Western Reserve-led research team will analyze computerized images of tissue samples for patterns which could become “biomarkers,” or predictors, for determining relative risk for recurrence in one particularly common type of head and neck cancers. Those tumors, known […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

New app may help predict, track manic and depressive episodes in bipolar patients

March 21, 2018

Via: The Medical News

An app that one day may help predict and monitor manic and depressive episodes in people with bipolar disorder is now available in the App Store. The app, called BiAffect, was designed by researchers at the University of Illinois at […]


Wellness

No, Coffee and Tea Aren’t Actually Dehydrating. Here’s Why

March 16, 2018

Via: Time Health

When you want to quench your thirst, you probably don’t reach for a steaming cup of coffee or tea. But despite what you’ve heard, coffee and caffeinated tea are not dehydrating, experts say. It’s true that caffeine is a mild […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Smoking linked to increased risk of hearing loss

March 14, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Smoking is associated with increased risk of hearing loss, according to a study of over 50,000 participants over 8 years in Nicotine & Tobacco Research, published by Oxford University Press. Researchers analyzed data from annual health checkups, which included audio […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

New analysis shows upward trend in childhood obesity

February 26, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Despite reports in recent years suggesting childhood obesity could be reaching a plateau in some groups, the big picture on obesity rates for children ages 2 to 19 remains unfavorable. Three decades of rising childhood obesity continued their upward trend […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Research project aims to find new ways to identify and treat most aggressive brain cancers

February 21, 2018

Via: The Medical News

A large European research collaboration is bringing new technology to bear to combat two of the most aggressive brain cancers. The research project combines the expertise of leading biologists and electronic engineers to develop innovative microtechnology devices that will ultimately […]


Wellness

Music makes us enjoy exercise more, finds brain study

February 21, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

Researchers reveal that while listening to music during a workout doesn’t increase focus on the task at hand, it does make exercise much more enjoyable. Study co-author Marcelo Bigliassi, from Brunel University London in the United Kingdom, and his colleagues […]


Clinical Research, Innovation, Medical Devices

New device could allow people with disabilities to live more independently, enhance their quality of life

February 16, 2018

Via: The Medical News

A new study presented this week at the Association of Academic Physiatrists Annual Meeting in Atlanta found that a person with a spinal cord injury could improve their ability to grip and move household objects by using an electrical stimulation […]


Biomarker, Innovation

Scientists in Sweden create DNA nanowires that offer hope for treatment of diseases

February 12, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Scientists in Sweden today reported a nanoengineering innovation that offers hope for treatment of cancer, infections and other health problems – conductive wires of DNA enhanced with gold which could be used to electrically measure hundreds of biological processes simultaneously. […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

New genomic tools provide better understanding of the human immune system

January 22, 2018

Via: The Medical News

When the body is under attack from pathogens, the immune system marshals a diverse collection of immune cells to work together in a tightly orchestrated process and defend the host against the intruders. For many decades, immunologists sorted these cells […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Variations in bacterial strains can trigger varying immune responses, study states

January 15, 2018

Via: The Medical News

A new study published in PLOS Pathogens revealed the role of genetic variations between different strains of the same bacterial species in inducing variations in immune system responses. Former studies have shown that susceptibility to infection with the same species […]