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December 07, 2015

Screenbased Activities Can’t Replace Personal Interactions Necessary for Infants’ Development

A new article stresses the importance of direct interactions with family members for infants’ development and finds no scientific evidence for benefits of iPad or DVD programs, which in fact might even cause language delays.

12:00 AM EST December 07, 2015

Study Identifies Characteristics that May Increase a Breast Cancer Survivor’s Risk of Developing Leukemia Following Treatment

A new analysis indicates that certain characteristics may increase a breast cancer survivor’s risk of developing leukemia after undergoing chemotherapy and/or radiation. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the findings are a first step toward finding ways to prevent this serious and potentially life-threatening treatment-related complication.

12:00 AM EST December 03, 2015

Research Provides Insights on How to Improve Face Transplants

Over 30 face transplants have been performed to date, but little is known about the long-term outcomes of recipients. A new study published in the American Journal of Transplantation reveals that faces, when transplanted, change their appearance based on the bone structure of the recipient, and they seem to age at an accelerated rate.

December 03, 2015

Study Aims to Set Priorities for Stillbirth Research

Stillbirth, which in the UK refers to the death of a fetus after 24 weeks of pregnancy, is under-researched compared with other pregnancy outcomes. Also, while many pregnancy conditions result from a single cause, stillbirth could be the endpoint of different pregnancy complications such as fetal growth restriction, congenital anomalies, or infection.

December 01, 2015

SilverCloud Health and Wiley Launch Space from Diabetes Program


First online therapeutic solution to tackle the physical and emotional challenges associated with self-managing Type 2 Diabetes

7:00 PM EST November 24, 2015

Researchers urge caution in prescribing commonly used drug to treat ADHD

Authors of new Cochrane Review remain uncertain about effect of widely used medicine on ADHD symptoms, despite large amount of research. Some evidence of increased sleeplessness and loss of appetite leads researchers to encourage more caution in use of methylphenidate.

November 24, 2015

Cataract Surgery Lessens Patients’ Dizziness

Older people with visual impairment can report feeling dizzy and falling. A new study found that after routine cataract surgery, the improved vision led to patients experiencing significantly less dizziness, although they did not experience fewer falls.

12:00 AM EST November 23, 2015

City-Wide Effort Boosts NYC’s Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates and Eliminates Racial Disparities in Screening

A concerted effort to increase colorectal cancer screening rates led to a dramatic increase in NYC screening colonoscopy rates among average-risk men and women and eliminated racial/ethnic disparities in screening. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the program may serve as a foundation for other communities to boost cancer screening rates.

12:00 AM EST November 20, 2015

Artificial Pancreas Therapy Performs Well in Pilot Study

Researchers are reporting a breakthrough toward developing an artificial pancreas as a treatment for diabetes and other conditions by combining mechanical artificial pancreas technology with transplantation of islet cells, which produce insulin.

12:00 AM EST November 19, 2015

High Levels of Physical Activity May Worsen Asthma Control in Young Females

Among 526 adolescents and young adults who were asked about their exercise habits, those with asthma tended to report more physical activity than those without asthma. Compared with moderate physical activity, high physical activity levels were linked with poorer asthma control in females, but not in males.

November 16, 2015

Gene Variant May Increase Risk of Liver Disease in Obese Youth

Researchers have found that a genetic variant is linked with an increased risk of fatty liver disease in obese youth; however, children with the variant tend to have lower total and LDL cholesterol levels.

November 16, 2015

Parents misjudge their own children’s weight

Many parents misjudge their children’s weight status and, as a result, are not actively trying to help them achieve a healthy weight.

November 12, 2015

Living Liver Donors Satisfied with Donation Process Says Study

A study of living liver donors found donors were highly satisfied with the donation process. Findings published in Liver Transplantation, a journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, indicate most donors would donate again, independent of any complications from transplantation.

7:00 PM EST November 11, 2015

Doctors and patients making decisions together could reduce the number of antibiotics prescribed for acute respiratory infections

A new Cochrane Review published today shows that when doctors and patients are encouraged to discuss the need for prescribing antibiotics for acute respiratory infections jointly, fewer are prescribed. This may be useful in the fight against antibiotic resistance.

12:00 AM EST November 09, 2015

Meat—and How It’s Cooked—May Impact Kidney Cancer Risk

A new study indicates that a meat-rich diet may increase the risk of developing kidney cancer through mechanisms related to particular cooking compounds. Also, these associations may be modified by genetic susceptibility to kidney cancer. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the study illustrates how diet and genetics may interact to impact cancer risk.

12:00 AM EST November 09, 2015

Research Is Lacking on Marijuana’s Effects in Patients with Rheumatic Diseases

Although there are anecdotal reports indicating that cannabinoids, especially marijuana (or herbal cannabis), may be of therapeutic benefit for some patients with rheumatic complaints, a new review published in Arthritis Care & Research, a journal of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), finds scant scientific evidence supporting any use of cannabinoids in rheumatic diseases. Furthermore, not a single controlled study has examined herbal cannabis in the rheumatology patient population.

November 06, 2015

New Vital Sign Monitoring System May Improve Care for Hospitalized Patients

A recent study indicates that a newly designed vital sign monitoring system can improve patient safety in medical and surgical units without an abundance of unnecessary alarms.

November 05, 2015

Overcoming Anxiety: Reassuring ways to break free from stress and worry and lead a calmer life

For those who experience occasional anxiety or have a diagnosable disorder, Overcoming Anxiety is a new book that provides practical strategies and techniques to help manage or overcome worries and concerns.

7:00 PM EST November 04, 2015

Insufficient evidence for the use of Omega 3 supplements in treating depression

New research out today concludes that there is insufficient evidence for the use of taking an Omega 3 fatty acid supplement in treating major depressive disorder.

November 02, 2015

Antiepileptic Drugs May Progressively Impair Balance

In a study of 26 twin and sibling pairs where one of each pair had received long-term antiepileptic drug therapy, participants who were taking these medications swayed more during static and dynamic balance tests compared with their siblings who were not taking antiepileptic medications. They also showed a greater deterioration in sway tests over an average interval of 3 years.