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  • February 7, 2015
  • 12:50 PM
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Distressing End of Life Symptoms Common and Often Untreated

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Adam E. Singer, MPhil Pardee RAND Graduate School, RAND Corporation Santa Monica, CA MedicalResearch: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Response: In 1997, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released a seminal … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, Adam E. Singer, MPhil, Pardee, RAND Graduate School, RAND Corporation, & Santa Monica, CA. (2015) Distressing End of Life Symptoms Common and Often Untreated. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • February 7, 2015
  • 12:23 PM
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MOVE! VA Lifestyle Program Linked To Lower Diabetes Incidence

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr Sandra L Jackson PhD  Atlanta VA Medical Center, Decatur, GA, Nutrition and Health Sciences, Graduate Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, Dr Sandra L Jackson PhD, & Atlanta VA Medical Center, Decatur, GA, Nutrition and Health Sciences, Graduate Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences. (2015) MOVE! VA Lifestyle Program Linked To Lower Diabetes Incidence. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • February 7, 2015
  • 04:00 AM
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Over a third of US children will have a behavioural / emotional disorder by 16 years of age

by Paul Whiteley in Questioning Answers

I had to do a second-take when it came to the clinical report from Carol Weitzman and colleagues [1] (open-access here) talking about promoting 'optimal development'  and "the need to increase behavioral screening" when it comes to the children and youth of the United States.The title of this post kinda said it all derived from the sentence: "Between 37% and 39% of children will have a behavioral or emotional disorder diagnosed by 16 years of age, regardless of geographic location in t........ Read more »

Carol Weitzman, Lynn Wegner, & et al. (2015) Promoting Optimal Development: Screening for Behavioral and Emotional Problems. Pediatrics. info:/10.1542/peds.2014-3716

  • February 6, 2015
  • 04:51 PM
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Scientists find a way to treat hormone deficiency from an unlikely source

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

Science has helped us to live longer and in some cases much fuller lives. Unfortunately for some with serious medical conditions, they may lead a long life, but a life of what? To that end a group of researchers set out to help people with hormone deficiencies and the team has developed a potential new therapy based on an unlikely model: immune molecules from cows.... Read more »

Liu Tao, Yan Liu, Ying Wang, Haiqun Jia, Mingchao Kang, Xiaozhou Luo, Dawna Caballero, Jose Gonzalez, Lance Sherwood, & Vanessa Nunez. (2015) Functional human antibody CDR fusions as long-acting therapeutic endocrine agonists. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 112(5), 1356-1361. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1423668112  

  • February 6, 2015
  • 12:56 PM
  • 49 views

Related Kidney Donors Need Aftercare and Support

by Cristy at Living Donor 101 in Living Donors Are People Too

This study from 2004, entitled “Psychological effects of living related kidney transplantation – risks and chances“, looked at 31 donor-recipient pairs. It concludes:   A. Living kidney donor transplantation is stressful for recipients, donors *and* their families, B. The recipient’s post-transplant health affects the donor’s psychological well-being. [Note: Yet another reason to focus on the quality …
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  • February 6, 2015
  • 08:46 AM
  • 93 views

Do we let patients suffer needlessly?

by Eva Alisic in Trauma Recovery

PTSD treatment guidelines invariably point to trauma-focused therapies as preferred interventions. But is this trauma focus justified? ... Read more »

  • February 6, 2015
  • 08:28 AM
  • 107 views

Fish oil capsules probably won’t boost your brain

by Stephanie Swift in mmmbitesizescience

My mum and dad are troopers. Every morning, they down a tablespoon of fish oil in an effort to stave off old age and dry rot. And they do it without any obvious signs that swallowing a few millilitres of … Continue reading →... Read more »

Albert, B., Derraik, J., Cameron-Smith, D., Hofman, P., Tumanov, S., Villas-Boas, S., Garg, M., & Cutfield, W. (2015) Fish oil supplements in New Zealand are highly oxidised and do not meet label content of n-3 PUFA. Scientific Reports, 7928. DOI: 10.1038/srep07928  

  • February 6, 2015
  • 05:00 AM
  • 104 views

Depression and risk of coronary heart disease

by Paul Whiteley in Questioning Answers

"The results of our meta-analysis suggest that depression is independently associated with a significantly increased risk of CHD [coronary heart disease] and MI [myocardial infarction], which may have implications for CHD etiological research and psychological medicine."No owners means - no heartbreak!So said the conclusion of the paper by Yong Gan and colleagues [1] (open-access) and their synthesis of the peer-reviewed literature on the topic of heart health and depression. Gran........ Read more »

  • February 5, 2015
  • 06:11 PM
  • 77 views

Cost-Effectiveness of CDC Recommended HIV Prevention Strategies

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Ya-lin (Aileen) Huang, PhD. Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Atlanta, GA, 30329 Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Ya-lin (Aileen) Huang, PhD. (2015) Cost-Effectiveness of CDC Recommended HIV Prevention Strategies. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • February 5, 2015
  • 05:47 PM
  • 95 views

Study Addresses Factors Prolonging ED Visits For Psychiatric Patients

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Michael Wilson, MD, PhD, FAAEM Attending Physician, UCSD Department of Emergency Medicine Director, Department of Emergency Medicine Behavioral Emergencies Research (DEMBER) lab UC San Diego Health System MedicalResearch: What is the background for this study? What are … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Michael Wilson, MD, PhD, FAAEM. (2015) Study Addresses Factors Prolonging ED Visits For Psychiatric Patients. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • February 5, 2015
  • 05:17 PM
  • 120 views

Meditation might mean more gray matter in later years

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

Since 1970, life expectancy around the world has risen dramatically, with people living more than 10 years longer. That’s the good news. The bad news is that starting when people are in their mid-to-late-20s, the brain begins to wither — its volume and weight begin to decrease. As this occurs, the brain can begin to lose some of its functional abilities.... Read more »

  • February 5, 2015
  • 04:38 AM
  • 102 views

Tics, OCD and non-coeliac gluten sensitivity: a case report

by Paul Whiteley in Questioning Answers

A curious case report is documented in the paper by Luis Rodrigo and colleagues [1] (open-access) discussing the diagnosis of non-coeliac gluten sensitivity (NCGS) in a young lady "with a long history of 10 years of tics and obsessive compulsive disorder [OCD]." Further, quite a remarkable turn-around in her clinical symptoms was observed following institution of a gluten-free diet (GFD); as the authors note: "One week after the beginning of this diet, the tics diminished notably and t........ Read more »

  • February 4, 2015
  • 04:28 PM
  • 82 views

Fall Prevention Programs Can Reduce Injuries and Costs

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr. Judy Stevens PhD National Center for Injury Prevention and Control Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Stevens: … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Dr. Judy Stevens PhD. (2015) Fall Prevention Programs Can Reduce Injuries and Costs. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • February 4, 2015
  • 03:22 PM
  • 96 views

Researchers discover viral ‘Enigma machine’

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

Antibiotics are for infections, vaccines are for viruses, and unfortunately both bacteria AND viruses mutate. So when someone has AIDS for example it is hard to fight since a vaccine would be hard to produce given how rapidly it evolves. Well now researchers may be one step closer to solving the problem since they have cracked a code that governs infections by a major group of viruses which includes the common cold and polio.... Read more »

Patel, N., Dykeman, E., Coutts, R., Lomonossoff, G., Rowlands, D., Phillips, S., Ranson, N., Twarock, R., Tuma, R., & Stockley, P. (2015) Revealing the density of encoded functions in a viral RNA. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 201420812. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1420812112  

  • February 4, 2015
  • 12:45 PM
  • 74 views

Pneumococcal Vaccines Prove Highly Effective In Preventing Severe Illness

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr Matthew R Moore, MD National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA MedicalResearch: What is the background for this study? Dr. Moore: Since introduction, pneumococcal conjugate vaccines have … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Dr Matthew R Moore, MD. (2015) Pneumococcal Vaccines Prove Highly Effective In Preventing Severe Illness. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • February 4, 2015
  • 09:32 AM
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Exercise in the Elderly: BDNF and Executive Function

by William Yates, M.D. in Brain Posts

Exercise promotes cognitive function in children, adults and elderly individuals.The mechanism for this effect is unclear. Some of the effect may be due to a general improvement in vascular function and health.Another potential mechanism is via increased neuroplasticity mediated by neurotrophic factors.Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BNDF) is a known contributor to brain neuroplasticity. Levels of BNDF can be determined with serum assays.RL Leckie and colleagues recently found support for BND........ Read more »

Leckie RL, Oberlin LE, Voss MW, Prakash RS, Szabo-Reed A, Chaddock-Heyman L, Phillips SM, Gothe NP, Mailey E, Vieira-Potter VJ.... (2014) BDNF mediates improvements in executive function following a 1-year exercise intervention. Frontiers in human neuroscience, 985. PMID: 25566019  

  • February 4, 2015
  • 09:22 AM
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Household Members Protected Against Some Rotavirus Infections When Infants Vaccinated

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Margaret M. Cortese MD Division of Viral Diseases, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? … Continue reading →
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Margaret M. Cortese MD, & Division of Viral Diseases, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia. (2015) Household Members Protected Against Some Rotavirus Infections When Infants Vaccinated. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • February 4, 2015
  • 06:49 AM
  • 83 views

How Many Pills Are Patients Willing To Take To Prevent Disease?

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Robert Hutchins, M.D., M.P.H. Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine UCSF Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Hutchins: “Utility” refers to the effect on quality of … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Robert Hutchins, M.D., M.P. (2015) How Many Pills Are Patients Willing To Take To Prevent Disease?. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • February 4, 2015
  • 04:40 AM
  • 104 views

A rat model of early immune stimulation

by Paul Whiteley in Questioning Answers

It took me a few a reads of the paper by Anna Kubesova and colleagues [1] (open-access) to understand just how potentially important their findings might be to various conditions including schizophrenia and autism.Reporting results of a study where "early immune stimulation induced by postnatal systemic administration of LPS [lipopolysaccharide]" was performed in rats, researchers examined various potential effects on "the levels of monoamines (dopamine, serotonin) and their metabolite........ Read more »

  • February 3, 2015
  • 04:44 PM
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Many Postoperative Hospital Readmissions Are Unavoidable

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr. Ryan Merkow, M.D. M.S. American College of Surgeons Chicago, Illinois     MedicalResearch.com: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Merkow: The measurement of hospital readmissions has become an important … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Dr. Ryan Merkow, M.D. M.S. (2015) Many Postoperative Hospital Readmissions Are Unavoidable. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

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