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Social Media Use Predicts Depression Over Time

Longitudinal data from adolescents and young adults show no evidence that social media use predicts later depressive symptoms; according to research published in Clinical Psychological Science; a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. However, the findings do show that relatively higher depressive symptoms predicted later social media use among adolescent girls. This research stands in contrast…

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US Pedestrian Deaths More Than 49,000 In 10 years

The authors of a new report are calling on federal, state and local governments to do more to address a staggering spike in pedestrian fatalities. The report, “Dangerous By Design 2019,” urges swift action to curb the death toll; approximately 49,340 people in the 10-year period ending in 2017 in the United States. “We are killing an…

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New Treatment For Prostate Cancer

Heads a research group investigating how androgens male sex hormones affect the risk of being affected by prostate cancer. The researchers have been working extensively in the study of what it is intracellular signaling pathways in prostate cancer cells; this basic research has now given promising results. The scientific article that represents the results. The…

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Drug Compounds In Treating Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Researchers have been struggling for years to find a treatment for patients who have a recurrence of acute myeloid leukemia (AML), an aggressive blood cancer that is one of the most lethal cancers. About 19,520 news cases are diagnosing a year, and about 10,670 people a year die from it, according to the American Cancer…

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OHSU Paper Recommends Feeding Tubes To Be Excluded From POLST

Following years of research that demonstrated feeding tubes can harm patients with dementia, the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society has published an OHSU opinion paper recommending a patient preference for feeding tubes be excluded from Physician Order for Life-Sustaining Treatment, or POLST, forms. Medical community The paper is publishing after Oregon became the first state to…

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Impact Of Poor Food Intake Among Hospital Patients

For the 36 million Americans hospitalized each year, adequate nutrition plays a critical role in their health and recovery. Yet research from nutrition Day in the U.S., in collaboration with Abbott; shows malnutrition is still an unaddressed and widespread problem in hospitals. The study, published in The Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition; is the most robust…

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Fistula Formation For Kidney Dialysis Patients

For more than 20 years, Michael Allon, M.D., and Michelle Robbin, M.D.along with Carlton Young, M.D. collaborated to improve the care of end-stage kidney disease patients who are on hemodialysis. One vexing problem they face is trying to form fistulas in the arms of kidney-failure patients; in preparation for initiating dialysis. “People with the end-stage…

Inhaler for Asthma

Popular Asthma Inhaler Wins FDA Approval

Asthma is a common long-term inflammatory disease of the airways of the lungs. It is characterizing by variable and recurring symptoms, reversible airflow obstruction, and bronchospasm. Therefore symptoms include episodes of wheezing, coughing, chest tightness; and shortness of breath. These may occur a few times a day or a few times per week. Depending on the person; they may become worse at night or with exercise. Asthma is…