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sports medicine

Building Safer, Healthier Athletes

This story originally appeared in Yale Engineering magazine. Since it was first offered, the course Medical Device Design and Innovation...
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Ibrutinib Plus Rituximab Superior to Standard Treatment for Some Patients with...

An interim analysis of a large phase 3 clinical trial found that the combination of ibrutinib plus rituximab was superior to standard...
climate change

Early Warnings of the Health Impacts of Climate Change Are Becoming...

More people worldwide are vulnerable to the health impacts of climate change than ever before, according to a major new report involving...
Electronic health records

Hospitals Adopting Electronic Health Records at Highest Standard Discharged Patients Sooner

Electronic health records (EHRs) produce savings for hospitals by reducing the average length of patient stays—but only in facilities meeting the highest federal standards...
childhood asthmavideo

Weight Likely Cause for One-Fourth of Asthma Cases in Kids With...

A study including health data for more than 500,000 children in the U.S. suggests obesity might be to blame for about a quarter (23...
bandage

It’s Not a Shock: Better Bandage Promotes Powerful Healing

A new, low-cost wound dressing developed by University of Wisconsin–Madison engineers could dramatically speed up healing in a surprising way.The method leverages energy generated...
Breast Reconstruction

New Method Of Breast Reconstruction May Reduce Pain For Some Cancer...

For nearly four decades, the main option for breast reconstruction for women who had to undergo a mastectomy was to place implants under the...
cellular pressure sensors

Scientists Find Mysterious Family of Proteins Are Cellular Pressure Sensors

Scientists at Scripps Research have discovered that a mysterious family of cellular proteins called OSCAs and TMEM63s are a novel class of mechanosensitive ion...
oxidative stress

Scientists Find Potential Path for Countering Oxidative Stress in a Range...

Scientists at Scripps Research have made a surprising discovery in their mission to understand how cells stay healthy, uncovering an important connection between a cell’s sugar...
Angelman syndrome

Can Genetic Therapy Help Kids with Angelman Syndrome Overcome Seizures?

Angelman syndrome is a genetic disease with no cure. Children grow up with severe intellectual disabilities and a range of other problems, arguably the...
safe storage

Keeping Health Data Under Lock and Key

Researchers from the Collaborative Research Center CROSSING at Technische Universität Darmstadt (Germany) have developed a solution that will ensure decades of safe storage for...
Health data

Health Data Locked up

Researchers from the Technische Universität Darmstadt who work together in the CROSSING Collaborative Research Center of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) have developed a technological...
severe chronic disease

Can Scientists Change Mucus to Make It Easier to Clear, Limiting...

For healthy people, mucus is our friend. It traps potential pathogens so our airways can dispatch nasty bugs before they cause harm to our...
atherosclerosis

Beneficial Gut Bacteria Metabolize Fiber to Improve Heart Health in Mice

Diets rich in fiber have long been associated with an array of positive outcomes, chief among them healthy hearts and arteries protected from the...
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ThyroSeq Genetic Test Can Help Most Patients Avoid Unnecessary Diagnostic Thyroid...

A genetic test developed by researchers at UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine can help avoid costly diagnostic surgery that involves removing one or both...
Type 2 Diabetes

Simple Scoring System Could Help Patients Avoid Diabetes

A simple scoring system can track the reduction in diabetes risk produced by lifestyle changes and medication in people with pre-diabetes, a new study...
inflammation

Using Mice, Duke Researchers Identify How Allergic Shock Occurs So Quickly

When someone has a severe allergy, the life-threatening effects of an exposure are nearly instantaneous – skin rash, fainting, labored breathing, weak pulse, racing...
Chronic Pain

Can Stimulating the Brain Treat Chronic Pain?

For the first time, researchers at the UNC School of Medicine showed they could target one brain region with a weak alternating current of...
uncomplicated gonorrhea

Novel Antibiotic Shows Promise in Treatment of Uncomplicated Gonorrhea

An investigational oral antibiotic called zoliflodacin was well-tolerated and successfully cured most cases of uncomplicated gonorrhea when tested in a Phase 2 multicenter clinical...
dementia care

Health Services Must Address Multiple Conditions in Dementia Care

In a study led by the University of Exeter, most people with dementia had one or more additional chronic health condition – or comorbidity-...