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When this protein malfunctions, brain cells die, say researchers working with mice ... more
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A frailty index can identify the patients least likely to survive a total joint replacement, a new study has shown. Medscape Medical News ... more
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Opioid analgesics are prescribed less often in emergency departments and at lower doses than in office-based practices, according to the results of a new study. Medscape Medical News ... more
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"Patients with type 2 diabetes are sitting ducks for this, " because their renal function is often compromised, said a senior investigator on the case-control study of patients in Ontario, Canada. Heartwire ... more
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A district court judge has ruled that Maine authorities failed to make the case that nurse Kaci Hickox should remain quarantined while asymptomatic. Medscape Medical News ... more
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Although clinicians should completely cover their skin for confirmed cases, some skin can show when ED patients have a suspected infection, but are clinically stable, the CDC says in new guidelines. Medscape Medical News ... more
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Education to screen and intervene in risky drinking can be embedded into curricula for nursing and social work students, with benefits for all. Medscape Medical News ... more
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For patients undergoing chronic hemodialysis, not all beta blockers are created equal, according to a new study. Medscape Medical News ... more
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Medical students are brilliantly frugal. And it s no surprise #8212; according to the AAMC, the average U.S. medical student incurs $170,000 of debt from medical education. We are a resourceful, smart, and cost-conscious group #8212; so why is the medical school curriculum practically silent on the cost of medicine? Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media guide. Find out how. ... more
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog Nov 1, 2014, 12:14 am (info)

Going to college is a big deal, and the time you spend in college will be some of the best years of your life. Along with all the friends you ll make and facts you ll learn, you will also grow a lot as an individual. College may be your very first experience of living on your own, which means that you also have to take care of yourself. Staying healthy while in college is important for multiple reasons: you don t want to miss too much class, and you certainly don t want to miss any soc ... more
Source: WorldHealthCareBlog.org Oct 31, 2014, 6:15 pm (info)

As part of WHO s commitment to safety and protection of healthcare workers and patients from transmission of Ebola virus disease, WHO has conducted a formal review of personal protective equipment (PPE) guidelines for healthcare workers and is updating its guidelines in context of the current outbreak. These updated guidelines aim to clarify and standardize safe and effective PPE options to protect health care workers and patients, as well as provide information for procurement of PPE stock ... more
Source: WHO news Oct 31, 2014, 6:15 pm (info)

Remembering everyday things was harder for those whose slumber was disrupted during dreaming cycle ... more
Source: WebMD Health Oct 31, 2014, 6:15 pm (info)

People with asthma, particularly older ones, face a greater risk of getting dementia, a new study suggests. ... more
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Court Issues Quarantine Order for Maine Nurse ... more
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Use of this defective Formalin may prevent or delay diagnoses and treatment decisions. ... more
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The new guideline recommends new oral anticoagulants, home blood pressure monitoring, and a healthy Mediterranean diet, among other strategies to prevent stroke. Medscape Medical News ... more
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines Oct 31, 2014, 6:15 pm (info)

Mandatory quarantines ordered by some U.S. states on doctors and nurses returning from West Africa's Ebola outbreak are creating a "chilling effect " on Doctors Without Borders operations there, the humanitarian group said. Reuters Health Information ... more
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Delays in extensor muscle activation in patients with peripheral diabetic neuropathy may help explain increased risk of falling; resistance training may help. Medscape Medical News ... more
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Hear a review of the top cardiology stories for the week ending Oct 31. theheart.org on Medscape ... more
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A drug and device combination already approved for COPD and effective in adults with asthma could provide an option for children with refractory disease. Medscape Medical News ... more
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Researchers have found that programs such as the communication-and-resolution approach avoid some barriers and delays that make litigation so expensive. Medscape Medical News ... more
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Men who lose chromosome Y in their blood cells are more likely to get cancer and to die younger, report researchers. Medscape Medical News ... more
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An initiative by psychiatric nurses at a VA inpatient mental health unit has led to greater continuity of care for more patients following discharge. Medscape Medical News ... more
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New technology can facilitate real-time telemedicine through instant electronic transmission of images and videos. Medscape Medical News ... more
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After karaoke nights, patients are less anxious, use less pain medication, and are more open in group therapy sessions, nurses find. Medscape Medical News ... more
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In June, a man became very ill during a flight into Lagos, Nigeria. On the plane, he developed vomiting and diarrhea, and he collapsed in the very busy airport. Contacts on the plane and on the ground had no idea that he had Ebola #8212; initially, he was treated for malaria #8212; and many health care workers and bystanders on the plane and in the airport were exposed to his infectious body fluids. One of his close contacts, while ill, flew across the country to consult with a private physici ... more
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog Oct 31, 2014, 6:14 pm (info)

The Progressives in both parties may be the establishment now but they have always been and continue to be revolutionaries seeking to turn the American dream into a socialist nightmare. Since the 1890s the Progressives have worked to change our American Experiment from a federal republic operating on democratic principles that recognized our God-given rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness into a democracy where the government grants rights and pursues its own happiness. Inch ... more
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When this protein malfunctions, brain cells die, say researchers working with mice ... more
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Sleep expert offers tips on how to adjust as clocks fall back an hour on Sunday ... more
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Transfer to another hospital delays treatment, researchers say ... more
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Gastric banding, bypass each have their pluses and minuses, researchers say ... more
Source: WebMD Health Oct 31, 2014, 12:15 pm (info)

Older people, women more likely to struggle on daily basis, researchers note ... more
Source: WebMD Health Oct 31, 2014, 12:15 pm (info)

When it comes to Ebola, most Americans say they re not worried about catching the disease, but they are concerned about the possibility of health care workers who have treated sick patients spreading the virus here. ... more
Source: WebMD Health Oct 31, 2014, 12:15 pm (info)

You can't change your genes, but you can control your weight, researcher says ... more
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Good news for thousands of Australians with coeliac disease as a unique Melbourne study has shown a long-term commitment to a gluten free diet can nor ... more
Source: Virtual Medical Centre Medical News Oct 31, 2014, 12:15 pm (info)

Dr. John Schoggins, Assistant Professor of Microbiology at UT Southwestern Medical Center, has received a prestigious New Innovator Award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). ... more
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RDoC research framework will help guide the classification of patients in clinical studies. ... more

Risk of impaired ability to fight infections, high blood sugar levels, muscle injuries and psychiatric problems. Undeclared drug ingredients may also cause serious side effects when combined with other medications. ... more
Source: MedWatch Safety Alert RSS Feed Oct 31, 2014, 12:15 pm (info)

Although a substantial proportion of hospice patients given gabapentin for neuropathic pain experience benefit, response rates may be lower and harms higher than seen in clinical trials, according to Australian researchers. Reuters Health Information ... more
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines Oct 31, 2014, 12:15 pm (info)

Drainage followed by urokinase instillation is as effective as video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) for treating septated parapneumonic empyema in children, researchers from Spain report. Reuters Health Information ... more
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines Oct 31, 2014, 12:15 pm (info)

U.S. insurers planning to sell 2015 Obamacare health plans expect at least 20% growth in customers and in some states anticipate more than doubling sign-ups. Reuters Health Information ... more
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India's universal health plan that aims to offer guaranteed benefits to a sixth of the world's population will cost an estimated 1.6 trillion rupees ($26 billion) over the next four years, a senior health ministry official said. Reuters Health Information ... more
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines Oct 31, 2014, 12:15 pm (info)

Scientists have been puzzling for years over why some people survive Ebola while many others perish. A new study provides strong evidence that individual genetic differences play a major role in whether people die from the disease. Reuters Health Information ... more
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines Oct 31, 2014, 12:15 pm (info)

The U.S. government is suing baby food maker Gerber, owned by Nestle SA, alleging it advertised that its Good Start Gentle formula would reduce the risk of a baby developing allergies despite having no proof for the claim. Reuters Health Information ... more
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines Oct 31, 2014, 12:15 pm (info)

Children conceived with the help of assisted reproductive technologies are not at increased risk for common childhood cancers, a new study has shown. Medscape Medical News ... more
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A slim majority favors stringent anti-Ebola measures that the Obama administration is resisting. And most view the virus ravaging West Africa as a lesser threat than influenza. Medscape Medical News ... more
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Although embryo freezing is preferred, egg freezing is an option for female cancer patients facing potentially sterilizing chemotherapy. Medscape Medical News ... more
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New York and New Jersey were the first states impose a quarantine on travelers returning from Ebola-affected areas after the first healthcare worker was diagnosed in the area. Medscape Medical News ... more
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Lyme disease might be a cause of cardiac symptoms in patients living in or visiting high-incidence areas and might contribute to sudden cardiac death, the CDC has warned healthcare providers. Medscape Medical News ... more
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The study rate of 55% doubled the previously published estimates of first allergic reactions in school. Medscape Medical News ... more
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Although rare, leprosy does exist in the United States, and physicians should be aware of potential risk, CDC researchers have warned. Medscape Medical News ... more
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A mushroom extract eradicated persistent HPV infection in a small pilot study, and a larger phase 2 trial is now getting underway. Medscape Medical News ... more
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If Ebola is difficult to catch, as medical experts say, why are fully equipped nurses contracting it in the United States and Spain, and how can aid agencies in West Africa protect their staff more effectively? Reuters Health Information ... more
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines Oct 31, 2014, 12:15 pm (info)

Cardiac patients who had a stent implanted and later underwent a different surgery appeared to derive no protection against future heart problems from aspirin. Medscape Medical News ... more
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The "Check It, Change It " program to improve blood-pressure control showed promise in a diverse "real-world " community; it also identified a "digital divide " that hindered some groups. Heartwire ... more
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines Oct 31, 2014, 12:15 pm (info)

Study favors 'global budget' approach over fee-for-service system Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: Health Insurance ... more
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Nerve regeneration is challenge, but real headway is being made in the field, researchers say Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Eye Diseases, Organ Transplantation, Vision Impairment and Blindness ... more
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Doctors should monitor such patients closely after surgery, researcher suggests Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: Kidney Transplantation ... more
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Gastric banding, bypass each have their pluses and minuses, researchers say Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: After Surgery, Weight Loss Surgery ... more
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Findings might help doctors diagnose the baffling condition Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome ... more
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Hygienic burial practices are crucialSource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: Ebola ... more
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Experts estimate about 100 cases a year occur in America Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: Mycobacterial Infections ... more
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Award amounts also declining, study finds Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Health Occupations, Health Statistics ... more
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Risk was small; distractions caused by itch and sleep problems are possible factors, experts say Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Eczema, Fractures, Joint Disorders ... more
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Working adults caring for elderly relatives and friends are losing income, researchers report Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Caregivers, Health Statistics ... more
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Older people, women more likely to struggle on daily basis, researchers note Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Chronic Pain, Health Statistics ... more
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The observation status problem has continued to grow both larger and worse. My hospitalist colleagues and I are caring for patients in hospital beds in the exact same way as other patients in the hospital, but we are told that we must give them the designation called observation status.  CMS recognizes observation status as outpatient care, like seeing a patient in a walk-in clinic. Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A socia ... more
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog Oct 31, 2014, 12:14 pm (info)

Ebola virus has grabbed headlines since the epidemic started in West Africa nearly a year ago. The death toll is estimated at 4,500 people, and the epidemic continues to spread. One person infected in Liberia returned to Texas with the disease and died, infecting maybe 2 health care workers. Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media guide. Find out how. ... more
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog Oct 31, 2014, 12:14 pm (info)

Years later, I now wonder if I overstepped my boundaries. Nancy was a pleasure to have as a patient.  A physician assistant in her early twenties, we often chatted amiably during visits.  Our conversations randomly ambled between personal and professional topics.  She recently married and was looking forward to having children.  Her gynecologic history was complicated and after a period of months of unsuccessful attempts to get pregnant, she visited a local infertility specialist. Continue r ... more
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog Oct 31, 2014, 12:14 pm (info)

Doctors' groups share tips for safe pumpkin-carving, trick-or-treating ... more
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Cost a key factor for women to maintain hormone treatment regimen, researchers report ... more
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You can't change your genes, but you can control your weight, researcher says ... more
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'Bonding' hormone may play a role in study's findings, researchers say ... more
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Even 15-month-olds can recognize ways to avoid arousing the wrath of a grown-up ... more
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Remembering everyday things was harder for those whose slumber was disrupted during dreaming cycle ... more
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Suggestions to prevent cross-contamination ... more
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Always wear safety belt ... more
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Ebola Concerns Overshadow Medical Meeting in New Orleans Gerber Sued Over Baby Formula Allergy Claims /div ... more
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Floridians are likely to undergo fusion, while Iowans get decompression ... more
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Got a question about a medicine? FDA's Division of Drug Information can answer it. ... more
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates Oct 31, 2014, 12:14 pm (info)

Fifty years ago, Eugene Garfield published the Science Citation Index (SCI), the first systematic effort to track citations in the scientific literature. Nature s news team wondered which were the most highly-cited papers of all time, so asked Thomson Reuters and Google for their top 100. They are not what you might think. Watson and Crick on DNA structure misses out, along with many other historic discoveries. Instead, methods and software papers dominate the lists.Find out more at nature.com ... more
Source: Clinical Cases and Images - Blog Oct 31, 2014, 12:14 pm (info)

Vision care professionals use complex contact lenses, a combination of soft and hard lenses, to help a veteran regain sight. We put a soft lens on the cornea first, and then placed the rigid lens on top of that, his doctor said. We use that piggyback approach when the patient needs the hard lens for the optical correction, but we are unable to achieve an adequate fit and/or comfort with just the rigid lens. We use the soft lens as a bandage to help with fit and comfort. ... more
Source: ScienceDaily: Health Medicine News Oct 31, 2014, 6:15 am (info)

A researcher s desire to provide citizens with disabilities the same opportunity to vote as everyone else could serve as the catalyst for revolutionizing voter access across America. ... more
Source: ScienceDaily: Health Medicine News Oct 31, 2014, 6:15 am (info)

A new study highlights the difficult decisions women with epilepsy have to face when they become pregnant. Taking certain drugs used to control epilepsy during pregnancy may be linked to developmental problems in children. The authors of the study say evidence on the safety of anti-epileptic drugs is limited and that more research is needed to ensure women and their doctors make the most informed choices. ... more
Source: ScienceDaily: Health Medicine News Oct 31, 2014, 6:15 am (info)

Breast and colorectal cancers rarely occur in children, but when they do, these conditions are more precarious, according to a pair of National Cancer Data Base studies. Both breast cancer and colon cancer are known as adult conditions; 95 percent of new breast cancer cases occur in women age 40 and older. Colorectal cancer is also largely an adult cancer, with 90 percent of cases occurring in people who are age 50 and older. However, researchers wanted to investigate what happens when patients ... more
Source: ScienceDaily: Health Medicine News Oct 31, 2014, 6:15 am (info)

Enrollees in a Massachusetts global budget health care plan had smaller increases in medical spending and larger increases in quality of care over the first four years of the contract when compared to similar individuals in other states. ... more
Source: ScienceDaily: Health Medicine News Oct 31, 2014, 6:15 am (info)

Patients enrolled in Accountable Care Organizations reported improved experiences with care compared to the overall Medicare population. Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), a key Medicare payment reform component of the Affordable Care Act, are designed to improve patient experience and quality of care and to reduce health care spending. ... more
Source: ScienceDaily: Health Medicine News Oct 31, 2014, 6:15 am (info)

Among the top 125 colleges on a list compiled by US News World Report, 48 percent have indoor tanning facilities either on campus or in off-campus housing despite evidence that tanning is a risk factor for skin cancer, according to a study. ... more
Source: ScienceDaily: Health Medicine News Oct 31, 2014, 6:15 am (info)

Adults with eczema had a higher prevalence of fracture and bone or joint injury, as well as other types of injury-causing limitations, in a nationally representative sample of patients with a history of the chronic inflammatory disorder that can cause skin itching and result in sleep disturbance, according to a study. ... more
Source: ScienceDaily: Health Medicine News Oct 31, 2014, 6:15 am (info)

In a study of two of the most commonly performed bariatric surgery procedures, laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass resulted in much greater weight loss than adjustable gastric banding but had a higher risk of short-term complications and long-term subsequent hospitalizations, according to a report. ... more
Source: ScienceDaily: Health Medicine News Oct 31, 2014, 6:15 am (info)

Efforts to roll back current nutritional standards for the National School Lunch Program in the United States could jeopardize gains made in the fight against childhood obesity, write the authors of an article. "The School Lunch Program provides meals to more than 30 million students a day, and few other programs that can protect against obesity and chronic diseases have such a broad reach," says an author. ... more
Source: ScienceDaily: Health Medicine News Oct 31, 2014, 6:15 am (info)

Doctors and public health authorities need to renew their attention to measles, researchers urge in an editorial. Measles is one of the most contagious of vaccine-preventable diseases, with the average person with measles capable of infecting 12-18 people if susceptible. ... more
Source: ScienceDaily: Health Medicine News Oct 31, 2014, 6:15 am (info)

A new standard of care for children facing acute myeloid leukemia may be clear, following a multi-year study. Umbilical cord blood, a rich source of blood-forming stem cells, has previously been shown to benefit many patients with leukemia and myelodysplasia and other diseases, including bone marrow failure syndromes, hemoglobinopathies, inherited immune deficiencies and certain metabolic diseases. ... more
Source: ScienceDaily: Health Medicine News Oct 31, 2014, 6:15 am (info)

Research could lead to a simple saliva test capable of diagnosing -- at an early stage -- diabetes and cancer, and perhaps neurological disorders and autoimmune diseases. The study, the most comprehensive analysis ever conducted of RNA molecules in human saliva, reveals that saliva contains many of the same disease-revealing molecules that are contained in blood. ... more
Source: ScienceDaily: Health Medicine News Oct 31, 2014, 6:15 am (info)

Heparin, the life saving blood thinner used in major surgeries and treatment of heart diseases, is a complicated drug but a research team has set out to make its use a lot safer by developing a universal antidote. ... more
Source: ScienceDaily: Health Medicine News Oct 31, 2014, 6:15 am (info)

A major cause of dementia has been potentially discovered, scientists report. In the type of dementia studied, there is damage to the white matter (nerve fibres) of the brain apparent on computerized tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans of older individuals. ... more
Source: ScienceDaily: Health Medicine News Oct 31, 2014, 6:15 am (info)

Myasthenia gravis is a disorder than can be associated with abnormal function outside of skeletal muscle. Two new studies demonstrate that there is a significant proportion of myasthenia patients with arrhythmias and co-morbid inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). ... more
Source: ScienceDaily: Health Medicine News Oct 31, 2014, 6:15 am (info)

New information about how to monitor medications given at home has been provided by the results of new research. Many autoimmune neuromuscular disorders, such as Myasthenia Gravis, myositis, and CIDP, require the use of medications to suppress the immune system, such as IVIg. However, these medications must be given through infusions and are expensive when taken on a regular basis. ... more
Source: ScienceDaily: Health Medicine News Oct 31, 2014, 6:15 am (info)

A suite of technologies that can be used to enhance communication between dogs and humans has been developed by researchers who say that it has applications in everything from search and rescue to service dogs to training our pets. ... more
Source: ScienceDaily: Health Medicine News Oct 31, 2014, 6:15 am (info)

Lou Gehrig s disease, also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, attacks muscle-controlling nerve cells motor neurons in the brain, brainstem and spinal cord. Patients typically survive only three to five years after diagnosis. Now ALS researchers know the effects of the attack are worsened, at least in part, by the aging and failure of support cells called astrocytes, which normally provide nutrients, housekeeping, structure and other forms of assistance for neurons. ... more
Source: ScienceDaily: Health Medicine News Oct 31, 2014, 6:15 am (info)

The National Cancer Institute in the USA is supporting the new vaccine against the human papillomavirus (HPV) with at least US$ 3.5 million. This is a major success for the developers and means that the foundations can now be laid for the clinical trials needed for licensing as a vaccine. ... more
Source: ScienceDaily: Health Medicine News Oct 31, 2014, 6:15 am (info)

While there are a number of different drugs available to people suffering from tuberculosis (TB), resistance to these drugs is a growing problem. People suffering from a drug-resistant strain of TB are more likely to die from the disease, and require treatment with what are described as second-line drugs. These drugs can cause more side effects and must be taken for longer. A rapid and accurate test that could identify people with resistant TB, including a type of TB that is resistant to a ... more
Source: ScienceDaily: Health Medicine News Oct 31, 2014, 6:15 am (info)

The central nervous system in vertebrates develops from the neural tube, which is the basis for the differentiation in spinal cord and brain. Researchers have demonstrated for the first time the in vitro growth of a piece of spinal cord in three dimensions from mouse embryonic stem cells. Correct spatial organization of motor neurons, interneurons and dorsal interneurons along the dorsal/ventral axis was observed. ... more
Source: ScienceDaily: Health Medicine News Oct 31, 2014, 6:15 am (info)