» High blood pressure in midlife is linked to increased brain damage in later life
26/11/20 00:07 from ScienceDaily: Today's Healthcare News
Higher than normal blood pressure is linked to more extensive brain damage in the elderly, according to a new study. In particular, the study found that there was a strong association between diastolic blood pressure (the blood pressure ...

» Specific bacterium in the gut linked to irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
25/11/20 18:51 from ScienceDaily: Today's Healthcare News
Researchers have detected a connection between Brachyspira, a genus of bacteria in the intestines, and IBS -- especially the form that causes diarrhea. Although the discovery needs confirmation in larger studies, there is hope that it mi...

» New mechanism of pain control revealed
25/11/20 15:03 from ScienceDaily: Today's Healthcare News
Researchers have identified a unique population of astrocytes in the dorsal horn of the spinal cord of mice that produces pain hypersensitivity when activated by neurons carrying signals down from the brain. The findings indicate that th...

» Team uses copper to image Alzheimer's aggregates in the brain
24/11/20 20:08 from ScienceDaily: Today's Healthcare News
A proof-of-concept study conducted in a mouse model of Alzheimer's disease offers new evidence that copper isotopes can be used to detect the amyloid-beta protein deposits that form in the brains of people living with -- or at risk of de...

» How the brain 're-wires' after disease
24/11/20 16:13 from ScienceDaily: Today's Healthcare News
Researchers are studying how the brain re-wires itself in neurological disease. The team is building treatments for today's more common global conditions like Motor Neuron Disease (MND/ALS) and Spinal Muscular Atrophy and their findings ...

» Popular weight-loss surgery in teenagers weakens bones
24/11/20 14:21 from ScienceDaily: Today's Healthcare News
A common weight loss surgery for adolescents with obesity called sleeve gastrectomy has harmful effects on bones, according to a new study.

» Anxiety associated with faster Alzheimer's disease onset
24/11/20 14:21 from ScienceDaily: Today's Healthcare News
Anxiety is associated with an increased rate of progression from mild cognitive impairment to Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study.

» How to protect healthcare workers from COVID-19
23/11/20 21:10 from ScienceDaily: Today's Healthcare News
Researchers are developing simple and inexpensive tools -- like a DIY ventilator -- to treat patients more effectively and prevent disease transmission in hospitals.

» PEDSnet report details how COVID-19 pandemic has affected children
23/11/20 18:44 from ScienceDaily: Today's Healthcare News
Analysis of 135,000-plus medical records shows the novel coronavirus hits hardest among teens, children with diabetes or cancer, lower-income families, and Black, Latinx and Asian groups.

» COVID-19 infection combined with blood clots worsens patient outcomes, study finds
23/11/20 18:44 from ScienceDaily: Today's Healthcare News
While respiratory issues continue to be the most common symptom of a COVID-19 infection, new research indicates the disease could also be associated with an increased tendency of the blood to clot, leading to a higher risk of death from ...

» Algorithm accurately predicts COVID-19 patient outcomes
23/11/20 17:07 from ScienceDaily: Today's Healthcare News
A team of engineers has demonstrated how a new algorithm they developed was able to successfully predict whether or not a COVID-19 patient would need ICU intervention. This artificial intelligence-based approach could be a valuable tool ...

» Concussion risk in stunt performers
23/11/20 16:23 from ScienceDaily: Today's Healthcare News
Researchers are shining a light on a segment of concussion patients who often go unnoticed in comparison to athletes: performing artists.

» What do slight arm movements reveal about our breathing and health?
23/11/20 15:09 from ScienceDaily: Today's Healthcare News
Special activity trackers can be used to fairly accurately determine the respiratory rate of people while they sleep. In the future, activity trackers could be used to detect the early stages of a disease, as a person's respiratory rate ...

» Eye exam could lead to early Parkinson's disease diagnosis
23/11/20 13:53 from ScienceDaily: Today's Healthcare News
A simple eye exam combined with powerful artificial intelligence (AI) machine learning technology could provide early detection of Parkinson's disease, according to new research.

» U.S. should look at how other high-income countries regulate health care costs, experts urge
22/11/20 14:46 from ScienceDaily: Today's Healthcare News
Structuring negotiations between insurers and providers, standardizing fee-for-service payments and negotiating prices can lower the United States' health care spending by slowing the rate at which healthcare prices increase, according t...

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