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  1. Fighting a cold or flu? beware of overdosing on tylenolRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 12 | PhysOrg Weblog

    A brutal flu season has had people reaching for relief in their medicine cabinet, but a new study warns that overdosing on acetaminophen is more common when bugs and viruses are circulating. It turns out that the odds of taking more than the recommended 4 grams a day jumps 24 percent during these months, said lead researcher Saul Shiffman.


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

    Thursday Mar 8 | PhysOrg Weblog

    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 .


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

    Thursday Mar 1 | PhysOrg Weblog

    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.


  4. One hidden culprit behind weight gain: fruit juiceRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 14, 2018 | PhysOrg Weblog

    People who drink a small glass of fruit juice daily can expect to steadily gain a bit of weight over the years, according to data from a long-term study of women's health. It's about the same weight gain you'd expect if someone drank a similar amount of sugary soda every day, the study authors noted.


  5. Sleep better, lose weight?Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 17, 2018 | PhysOrg Weblog

    People plagued by insomnia who began sleeping more cut the amount of sugary foods they tended to eat, an experiment at King's College London revealed. "We really need to be looking at sleep as one of these lifestyle factors that can contribute to obesity," said Lauri Wright.


  6. Research discovers possible link between Crohn's and Parkinson's in Jewish populationRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 11, 2018 | PhysOrg Weblog

    Protein structure of LRRK2, which has been identified as a common risk factor for both Crohn's and Parkinson's disease. Credit: Jill K Gregory, MFA, CMI, Associate Director of Instructional Technology & Roberto Sanchez, Ph.D., Director, Structure-Based Drug Discovery Core,Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Mount Sinai Researchers have just discovered that patients in the Ashkenazi Jewish population with Crohn's disease are more likely to carry the LRRK2 gene mutation.


  7. Postmenopausal women should still steer clear of HRT: task forceRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 12, 2017 | PhysOrg Weblog

    The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force is standing by its original recommendation that women who have already gone through menopause should avoid using female hormones to guard against osteoporosis or diabetes, said task force chairman Dr. David Grossman, a senior investigator at the Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute in Seattle. "Basically, the task force concluded there was no overall benefit from taking hormones to prevent chronic conditions," Grossman said.


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

    Nov 30, 2017 | PhysOrg Weblog

    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 children, promoting cardiovascular health and preventing cancer.


  9. Experimental peanut allergy patch shows promiseRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 14, 2017 | PhysOrg Weblog

    An experimental patch that delivers a high dose of peanut protein has shown promise in reducing allergic reactions in children and adults, researchers said on Tuesday. Peanut allergies are on the rise, and are the most common cause of severe and fatal food reactions in the United States, according to researchers.


  10. Abusing pot, booze lowers teens' chances for success in lifeRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 7, 2017 | PhysOrg Weblog

    The American dream of success is a lot harder to attain for teenagers who use pot and alcohol, especially if they become substance abusers, a new study reports. Teen pot smokers and drinkers struggle to achieve some of the hallmarks of adult success, including obtaining a college degree, getting married, holding down a full-time job and earning a good living, the researchers found.


  11. 'Drug courts,' treatment focus of new White House opioid strategyRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 2, 2017 | PhysOrg Weblog

    Steering opioid addicts toward treatment programs instead of prisons, while tightening federal policies on opioid prescribing, could curb the opioid epidemic, President Donald Trump's opioid crisis commission said Wednesday. To that aim, the commission's final report recommends that federal drug courts be established in all 93 federal judicial districts, with people who violate their probation diverted into a drug court rather than sent to jail.


  12. High-pesticide produce not the best recipe for fertilityRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 30, 2017 | PhysOrg Weblog

    Women were less likely to reproduce if they ate large amounts of fruits and vegetables known to have high levels of pesticide residue , said lead researcher Dr. Jorge Chavarro. He is an associate professor of nutrition and epidemiology with the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston.


  13. How foods labeled 'healthy' can still make you fatRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 18, 2017 | PhysOrg Weblog

    Be careful when you reach for foods labeled "healthy"-new research suggests if they have hidden high levels of sugar, you may snack more later. Prior studies have shown that sugary foods can make a person feel hungrier later in the day, said lead researcher Naomi Mandel, a professor of marketing at Arizona State University.


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

    Sep 26, 2017 | PhysOrg Weblog

    Quinn, an autistic boy, and the line of toys he made before falling asleep. Repeatedly stacking or lining up objects is a behavior commonly associated with autism.


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

    Sep 13, 2017 | PhysOrg Weblog

    Immunohistochemistry for alpha-synuclein showing positive staining of an intraneural Lewy-body in the Substantia nigra in Parkinson's disease. Credit: Wikipedia Mutations in the human genome may be responsible for many diseases.


  16. HPV test alone OK for cervical cancer screening over 30: expert panelRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 12, 2017 | PhysOrg Weblog

    An influential U.S. panel of health experts is boosting support for the HPV test as a routine part of cervical cancer screening. The independent U.S. Preventive Services Task Force -which issues closely heeded guidelines on a range of medical issues-says the test for the human papillomavirus can be used once every five years for women aged 30 to 65, in lieu of the once every three-year Pap test.


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

    Sep 11, 2017 | PhysOrg Weblog

    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 .


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

    Sep 8, 2017 | PhysOrg Weblog

    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 .


  19. Long-acting inhaler may help in early stage COPD, tooRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 6, 2017 | PhysOrg Weblog

    The inhaler medication Spiriva may help slow the progression of COPD if given in the early stages of the disease, a new study suggests. Researchers found that the drug helped patients preserve more lung function over two years.


  20. Caregiving needs double as end of life nearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 22, 2017 | PhysOrg Weblog

    Reliance on caregivers doubles as people near death, and half of those caregivers-typically unpaid family members-report having no time for themselves, a new study indicates. The research used a nationally representative sample of about 2,400 older adults in the United States.


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