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  1. Best practices lacking for managing traumatic brain injury in geriatric patientsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 7, 2018 | EurekAlert!

    When older adults suffer a traumatic brain injury , they may benefit from aggressive treatment and rehabilitation, but the lack of evidence-based, geriatric-specific TBI guidelines presents barriers to optimal care. The urgent need for more clinical research, data, and prognostic models on TBI in the growing geriatric population is described in an article published in Journal of Neurotrauma , a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers .


  2. Repeated anesthesia in infancy increases anxiety-linked behavior in nonhuman primatesRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 28, 2018 | EurekAlert!

    Rhesus macaques repeatedly exposed to anesthesia during infancy display persistent anxiety-linked behaviors later in life in response to social stress, a study from Yerkes National Primate Research Center at Emory University and Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai shows. Epidemiological studies of human children have detected an association between multiple exposures to anesthesia and learning problems.


  3. Popular, common allergy medication may prevent neuromyelitis optica relapsesRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 1, 2018 | EurekAlert!

    Corresponding Author: Ilana Katz Sand, MD, Assistant Professor of Neurology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, and other coauthors. Bottom Line: The addition of cetirizine to standard therapy is safe, well-tolerated, and may reduce relapses in patients with neuromyelitis optica , a rare and severe disease that causes inflammation and demyelination , primarily in the optic nerve , spinal cord , and brainstem.


  4. Drug improves PTSD traits in rat model of explosive blastsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 28, 2018 | EurekAlert!

    Male rats exposed to air blasts designed to mimic those from explosives used in recent military conflicts have symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder that are improved by a drug currently being evaluated in humans for treatment-resistant depression and suicidal tendencies. The research, published in eNeuro , provides a new direction for addressing the mental health problems that often arise following a common brain injury in veterans.


  5. Researchers find differences in infant morbidity-mortality rates in NYC hospitalsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 1, 2018 | EurekAlert!

    Topic: Do differences in where very preterm infants are born contribute to racial and ethnic disparities in morbidity and mortality among blacks, whites, and Hispanics? Corresponding Author: Elizabeth Howell, MD, Director of the Women's Health Institute, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, and other coauthors. Bottom Line: Poor performances at New York City hospitals where non-Hispanic black and Hispanic mothers deliver are an important and modifiable cause of racial disparities in neonatal deaths and severe complications.


  6. Global health committee issues report on heart disease burdenRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 29, 2017 | EurekAlert!

    IMAGE: The Committee identified 4 priority areas for actions: achieving global security, maintaining a sustained response to the continuous threats of communicable diseases, saving and improving the lives of women and... view The United States must prioritize its health resources toward detecting and treating noncommunicable diseases, such as cardiovascular disease, while maintaining and expanding prevention and eradication of infectious diseases on a global scale, according to a report modified from U.S. global health recommendations from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology .


  7. Diabetes: New Insulin Sensitizers DiscoveredRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 23, 2017 | EurekAlert!

    A root cause of type 2 diabetes is a condition known as insulin resistance, in which cells stop responding to commands from the hormone that regulates glucose storage. Restoring insulin sensitivity can be an effective strategy for preventing and treating diabetes, but the only insulin-sensitizing drugs on the market also stimulate the production of lipids , which can lead to a number of serious side effects.


  8. Diane Meier receives Lienhard Award from National Academy of MedicineRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 15, 2017 | EurekAlert!

    For her leading role in driving awareness and adoption of palliative care services in the United States, the National Academy of Medicine today awarded the Gustav O. Lienhard Award for Advancement of Health Care to Diane Meier, professor of geriatrics and palliative medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York City. The award, which recognizes Meier's achievements with a medal and $40,000, was presented to her at the National Academy of Medicine's annual meeting in Washington, D.C. As a geriatrician, Meier found that modern medicine's focus on curing disease and prolonging life ignored crucial elements of patients' and families' distress, including pain, depression, anxiety, sleeplessness, and other symptoms.


  9. Genetic factors may explain most of risk for autism spectrum disorderRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 25, 2017 | EurekAlert!

    Reanalysis of data from a previous study on the familial risk of autism spectrum disorder estimates the heritability to be 83 percent, suggesting that genetic factors may explain most of the risk for ASD, according to a study published by JAMA . Studies have found that autism spectrum disorder aggregates in families.


  10. Novel genetic mutation discovered in Parkinson's disease patientRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 12, 2017 | EurekAlert!

    Mutations in the human genome may be responsible for many diseases. In the case of Parkinson's disease , five locations have been the subject of recent attention.


  11. Marijuana may produce psychotic-like effects in high-risk individualsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 12, 2017 | EurekAlert!

    Marijuana may bring on temporary paranoia and other psychosis-related effects in individuals at high risk of developing a psychotic disorder, finds a preliminary study from researchers at Columbia University Medical Center . Individuals who have had mild or transient psychotic symptoms without using substances such as marijuana or alcohol and have a family history of psychosis or other risk factors are considered at clinical high risk for psychotic disorder.


  12. New treatment approaches to emotional problems after TBIRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 10, 2017 | EurekAlert!

    September 11, 2017 - Patients with traumatic brain injury commonly have emotional difficulties--a persistent problem with limited treatment options. New approaches to treatment for emotional deficits after TBI are presented in the September/October special issue of the Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation .


  13. Improving cervical cancer screening rates for transgender menRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 7, 2017 | EurekAlert!

    A new study indicates that alternative options for cervical cancer screening, including self-sampling for human papilloma virus testing, could improve the screening rate among transgender men. More than half of the participants expressed a preference for HPV self-sampling in the study published in LGBT Health, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers.


  14. Comprehensive study shows a significant ongoing decline in sperm counts of Western menRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 24, 2017 | EurekAlert!

    Meta-analysis finds that among men from North America, Europe and Australia, sperm concentration has declined more than 50 percent in less than 40 years, pointing to impaired male health and decreasing fertility VIDEO: A rigorous and comprehensive meta-analysis of data collected between 1973 and 2011 finds that among men from Western countries, sperm concentration declined by more than 50%, with no evidence of... view In the first systematic review and meta-analysis of trends in sperm count, researchers from the Hebrew University-Hadassah Braun School of Public Health and Community Medicine and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai report a significant decline in sperm concentration and total sperm count among men from Western countries.


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