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Study explores secondhand smoke exposure rates among nonsmoking adult cancer survivors

News Medical (Australia) - 22/06/2017
From 1999/2000 to 2011/2012, exposure to secondhand smoke among nonsmoking adult cancer survivors declined from 39.6 percent to 15.7 percent, but rates of exposure were higher among those with a history of a smoking-related cancer and those living below the federal poverty level compared with those with other types of cancer and those with the highest incomes, respectively.

New approach finds statistical evidence that ancient gene variants contribute to autism

News Medical (Australia) - 22/06/2017
The way you measure things has a lot to do with the value of the results you get. If you want to know how much a blueberry weighs, don't use a bathroom scale; it isn't sensitive enough to register a meaningful result.

All-Star Healthcare Physical Medicine: Tailored therapies can decrease pain in neuropathy patients

News Medical (Australia) - 22/06/2017
As summer enters with a bang in South Texas, many have plans to head to the beach with family and friends. Sadly, for many, this idea is not a dream but a nightmare.

Specific cerebral circuitry bridges chemical changes and behavioral expressions in PTSD

News Medical (Australia) - 22/06/2017
Specific cerebral circuitry bridges chemical changes deep in the brain and the more outward behavioral expressions associated with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which could lead to more objective biomarkers for the disorder, according to a comprehensive review of rapidly changing data published June 22 in The New England Journal of Medicine.

Entomologist advises New Yorkers to take steps against disease-causing mosquitoes

News Medical (Australia) - 22/06/2017
The New York City Health Department has detected the first of the season's mosquitoes with West Nile virus.

Genetic factors play significant role in causing ALS, study reveals

News Medical (Australia) - 22/06/2017
Up to 90 percent of people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) report that they have no family history of the disease.

Researchers create new camera that can register fast processes in transparent specimens

News Medical (Australia) - 22/06/2017
Researchers from ITMO University have built a setup for recording holograms of tiny objects like living cells with a femtosecond speed. The new method allows one to reconstruct phase topography of a studied sample according to deformations that emerge in a laser pulse when it passes through the specimen.

Microscopic fungus exacerbates Crohn's disease symptoms, mice study shows

News Medical (Australia) - 22/06/2017
A microscopic fungus called Candida tropicalis triggered gut inflammation and exacerbated symptoms of Crohn's disease, in a recent study conducted at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

Higher paternal age translates into geekier sons !

News Medical (Australia) - 22/06/2017
A new study has found that men who delay having children are more likely to have “geekier” sons. The “Geek Index” devised by the King's College London was tested on kids of older fathers and it found that these kids were more intelligent and focused and less bothered about being included and fitting in. The mothers did not seem to have an impact and daughters too did not have an impact from being born to older fathers says the study.

Researchers identify key protein that helps trigger ketamine's rapid antidepressant effects

News Medical (Australia) - 22/06/2017
UT Southwestern Medical Center scientists have identified a key protein that helps trigger ketamine's rapid antidepressant effects in the brain, a crucial step to developing alternative treatments to the controversial drug being dispensed in a growing number of clinics across the country.

NYITCOM expert urges people to take caution of Legionnaires' disease during summer

News Medical (Australia) - 22/06/2017
For many, the months of July and August are a time for relaxation by the pool and vacation with the family, but this June, after several people in New York City were diagnosed with Legionnaire's disease in less than two weeks, an expert at New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine urges people to take caution.

Review highlights effective treatment options for managing patients with T2D and osteoporosis

News Medical (Australia) - 22/06/2017
Type 2 diabetes (T2D) and osteoporosis often coexist in patients, but managing both conditions can be a challenge.

Cycling to work can help reduce stress and improve performance, research finds

News Medical (Australia) - 22/06/2017
New research from Concordia's John Molson School of Business has found that cycling can help reduce stress and improve your work performance.

NKI's I-Portal devices can accurately measure mTBI symptoms, study shows

News Medical (Australia) - 22/06/2017
Neuro Kinetics, Inc., the global leader in clinical eye tracking and neural functional assessments, has co-authored a study indicating that a battery of OVRT (oculomotor, vestibular, and reaction time) tests, in combination with NKI's I-Portal devices, can accurately measure mTBI (concussion) symptoms both initially and during convalescence.

New 3D display could solve eye fatigue problems of  AR and VR devices

News Medical (Australia) - 22/06/2017
There is a great deal of excitement around virtual reality (VR) headsets that display a computer-simulated world and augmented reality (AR) glasses that overlay computer-generated elements with the real world.

Vaccines can be blamed for any illness even with lack of evidence says EU court

News Medical (Australia) - 22/06/2017
In a landmark judgment yesterday, the Court of Justice of the European Union ruled that courts could consider vaccines to be the reason for an illness despite the absence of any concrete evidence to support the connection.

Scientists discover biological fingerprint in children with tuberculosis meningitis

News Medical (Australia) - 22/06/2017
Children with tuberculosis meningitis - a brain and spinal cord infection that leads to disability and death -- have a biological fingerprint that can be used to assess the severity of the condition, help decide the best course of treatment, and provide clues for novel treatments, scientists at the Francis Crick Institute, Imperial College London and the University of Cape Town reveal.

New device removes medical alarm sounds to improve ICU patient recovery

News Medical (Australia) - 22/06/2017
A team of investigators at Vanderbilt University Medical Center wants to improve patient outcomes in Intensive Care Unit settings by silencing audible medical alarms in hospital rooms.

Researchers find new evidence that autoimmunity plays role in Parkinson's disease

News Medical (Australia) - 22/06/2017
Researchers have found the first direct evidence that autoimmunity- in which the immune system attacks the body's own tissues- plays a role in Parkinson's disease, the neurodegenerative movement disorder.

Extra virgin olive oil protects memory and helps prevent Alzheimer’s

News Medical (Australia) - 22/06/2017
In a landmark judgment, the Court of Justice of the European Union, yesterday ruled that courts could consider vaccines to be the reason for an illness despite the absence of any concrete evidence to support the connection.