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08/13/2018 09:57 AM
Work, money worries leave many musicians singing the blues
Researchers from Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin, in collaboration with the mental health-focused SIMS Foundation, have identified work and financial stress as risk factors that may increase clinical depression and anxiety among musicians, according to new study findings presented at the 36th Annual Performing Arts Medicine Association International Symposium in Orange, California.
08/10/2018 06:00 AM
New findings show that for heart health, environment matters
Working with colleagues in the U.S. and in China, University at Albany School of Public Health faculty and students have released new findings about the cardiovascular health impacts of environmental factors, including results suggesting that current extreme-weather warning thresholds may not be sufficient and that owning pets might provide protection against hypertension.
08/10/2018 01:31 AM
Study finds average consumption safe for heart health
New research shows that for the vast majority of individuals, sodium consumption does not increase health risks except for those who eat more than five grams a day, the equivalent of 2.5 teaspoons of salt.
08/09/2018 09:29 AM
How pharmacists can help solve medication errors
In today's health care system, no one person – maybe not even you – knows exactly what drugs you're taking. What's more, no one health care provider knows how you, the patient, take your medications and at what doses. No single, up-to-date record consistently displays all of this important information.
08/08/2018 04:44 PM
No easy answers on best heart check-up for young athletes
What kind of heart check-up do young athletes need to make the team? A large study of teenage soccer players in England found in-depth screening didn't detect signs of trouble in some athletes who later died—yet allowed others at risk to get treated and back in the game.
08/07/2018 12:40 PM
For school kids, vaccines are key
(HealthDay)—Be sure to put vaccinations on your children's back-to-school lists, whether they're just starting school or heading off to college, experts say.
08/06/2018 10:10 AM
Tests can help assess ovarian health and fertility
Just like a carton of store-bought eggs carries an expiration date, the eggs in a woman's ovaries have a limited "shelf life" when it comes to fertility. This isn't news to most women, but what many might not realize is that a simple blood test offers a snapshot of their egg supply (or "ovarian reserve").
08/03/2018 10:10 AM
Hand, foot, mouth disease: What you need to know right now
Hand, foot and mouth disease is in the news with Yankees pitcher J.A. Happ becoming the second Major League Baseball pitcher afflicted in recent weeks. Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard was the first player to get felled by the ailment, reportedly after visiting a children's camp. But doctors say it's vital to understand that the group most vulnerable to this sickness is children under 10.
08/03/2018 08:10 AM
NIH releases large-scale dataset of CT images
(HealthDay)—To help improve detection accuracy of lesions, the National Institutes of Health (NIH)'s Clinical Center has made available a large-scale dataset of 32,000 annotated lesions identified on computed tomography (CT) images.
08/02/2018 03:00 PM
Moon dust a health hazard?
(HealthDay)—Dust could pose a health hazard if astronauts start spending extended periods of time on the Moon, Mars or other airless planets, researchers say.
08/02/2018 01:00 PM
Cellular communication system in mice helps control female fertility
When Joan Jorgensen was an undergraduate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, her roommate confided that she had just one period before going through menopause in high school. Doctors told Jorgensen's roommate that she would never have biological children.
08/01/2018 09:33 AM
Researchers find treatment for ultra-rare disease
A new study published in Molecular Genetics and Metabolism, conducted by a Liverpool based research collaboration involving the University of Liverpool, has identified the drug that treats the extremely rare genetic disease alkaptonuria (AKU).
08/01/2018 09:10 AM
Finding lost emotions after brain injury
This week, a study published by scientists at the University of Rochester indicates that a new blood test may make it easier to more quickly diagnose traumatic brain injury (TBI). This is great news, given that TBI factors into about one-third of all injury-related deaths. Although modern medicine has succeeded in lowering the number of deaths directly caused by TBI, the long-term effects that this type of injury has on survivors is still poorly understood. In this piece, we highlight the research of Dr. Dawn Neumann, whose work is aimed at creating interventions to improve the long-term quality of life and emotional health of traumatic brain injury patients.
08/01/2018 07:35 AM
India recalls vaccines made by tainted China firm
India has ordered an immediate recall of rabies vaccines made by a scandal-hit Chinese company, India's drug regulator said Wednesday, complaining it only found out about possible problems through media reports.
07/31/2018 01:00 PM
Heatwave deaths will rise steadily by 2080 as globe warms up
If people cannot adapt to future climate temperatures, deaths caused by severe heatwaves will increase dramatically in tropical and subtropical regions, followed closely by Australia, Europe and the United States, a global new Monash-led study shows.
07/31/2018 06:42 AM
Young Americans support gun regulation but not ban
Teens and young adults support gun regulation, but not necessarily the ban of all guns, according to a new study by University of Michigan researchers published this week in JAMA Pediatrics.