The new findings, from the National Poll on Healthy Aging, suggest a major opportunity for providers and community organizations to focus on the safe opioid use and safe disposal among older Americans.
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Expression of major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class I and class II proteins may help predict a patient's response to melanoma immunotherapy, researchers have found.
The use of antidepressants, as well as depression itself, are linked to an increased risk for venous thromboembolism (VTE), with no significant differences in risk across the three classes of antidepressants, a new meta-analysis shows.
A survey of patients treated for cancer on the NHS in England shows that blood cancers are still taking longer to be diagnosed than other types of cancer. The blood cancer patients are needed to see their GP three or more times before being referred to a specialist.
High-protein diets are everywhere, but not all protein is created equal. For heart health, the key is moderation. Virtanen's study found middle-aged and older men who ate higher amounts of protein were slightly more likely to develop heart failure than men who ate lower amounts.
The immune system can be an important ally in the fight against cancer. A study from McGill scientists published today in Science suggests that the reverse might also be true.
In an unexpected discovery, UCLA researchers have found that a gene is previously known to control human metabolism also controls the equilibrium of bone and fat in bone marrow as well as how an adult stem cell expresses its final cell type.
The findings could lead to a better understanding of the disruption of the bone-to-fat ratio in bone marrow as well as its health consequences and also point to the gene as a promising therapeutic target in the treatment of osteoporosis and skeletal aging. The study was published online in the journal Cell Stem Cell.
Researchers have created a new enzyme with an unnatural amino acid as its active center. They made the enzyme by modifying an antibiotic binding protein which normally acts as a bacterial transcription factor. Further modifications of the reactive site can create different enzymes for use in chemical synthesis. The study of the new enzyme was published in Nature Chemistry.
Researchers find solutions to the issues that are faced daily in medicine by combining biology with mathematics, physics, or chemistry. These research fields address various problems through the development of bionic parts, implants, medical devices and imaging equipment, along with tissue engineering. It involves extremely delicate and very detailed work that requires very high precision.
Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) imaging is a robust tool to study such details at the nanoscale and to push the analyzes further. SEMs are highly versatile instruments that are shown to be particularly useful in various biomedical research fields, ranging from orthodontics to bone grafts and tissue engineering.
A study reveals that the local anesthetic drug, liposomal bupivacaine, did not reduce in-hospital opioid prescriptions or opioid-related complications in patients who received the drug during total knee replacement surgery as part of a multimodal approach to managing postsurgical pain. The study was published in Anesthesiology, the peer-reviewed medical journal of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA).
The study shows cancer had spread everywhere, from her colon to her spine, her liver, her adrenal glands and one of her lungs. Eventually, it penetrated her brain. No medication made the pain bearable. A woman who had been generous and good-humored turned into someone hardly recognizable to her loving family: paranoid, snarling, violent.
California’s aid-in-dying law, authorizing doctors to prescribe lethal drugs to certain terminally ill patients, was still two years from going into effect in 2016. But Ms. Martin did have one alternative to the agonizing death she feared: palliative sedation.