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Sleep Apnea

Obese Sleep Apnea Patients May Live Longer With PAP Therapy

Obese people with sleep apnea may live longer with positive airway pressure (PAP) therapy, a recent study suggests. After following obese patients with sleep apnea for about 11 years; so researchers find those who use PAP were 42% less likely than those who didn’t use PAP to die of any cause. Un treat obstructive sleep…

Foods

Late Dinner And No Breakfast: A Killer Combination

People who skip breakfast and eat dinner near bedtime have worse outcomes after a heart attack. That’s the finding of research published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). The study found that people with the two eating habits had a four to five times higher…

Running Shoes

Maximal Running Shoes May Raise Injury Risk After Transition Period

A six-week transition period did not help wearers adjust to “maximal” running shoes, indicating that increased impact forces and loading rates cause by the shoe design do not change over time; so a new study from Oregon State University – Cascades has find. The shoes, which feature increased cushioning; so particularly in the forefoot region…

General surgery

Hospital for Special Surgery to revive FDR Drive project

Hospital for Special Surgery is moving ahead with a $300 million project to add patient rooms and physician offices by building above the FDR Drive. The plan is more than 10 years in the making and has been saddled with lawsuits from neighbors opposing it. The 12-story structure; called the River Building, will be built…

Dental Hygiene

Gum Disease Improves Inflammation And Dental Hygiene

In a new study published today in the Journal of Periodontologyresearchers found that using psychological techniques to communicate the risk of developing a periodontal disease to patients improved dental hygiene over a three month period. It was further with reduced scores for gum inflammation as well. Periodontal diseases are infections that cause inflammation of the structures…

RNA sequencing

Novel Genes And Pathways in Celiac Disease

Researchers at the Mucosal Immunology and Biology Research Center at MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) have discovered novel genes and pathways related to early stages in the development of celiac disease and the ongoing inflammation and comorbidities associated with the condition. he findings, published in PLOS One, include analyses of RNA sequences in duodenal biopsies…

Virus

Decline in Measles Vaccination: A Preventable Global Resurgence

In 2000, measles was; declared to eliminate in the United States; when no sustained transmission of the virus was; seen in this country for more than 12 months. Today, however, the United States and many other countries; that had also eliminated the disease are experiencing concerning outbreaks of measles because of declines in measles vaccine…

Immune haematology

Oral Immunotherapy Safe for Preschool-Aged Children

New data published this week in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice suggests that oral immunotherapy is safe for preschool-aged children with peanut allergies. The research; led by scientists and pediatric allergists at the University of British Columbia and BC Children’s Hospital, is the first to demonstrate the safety of peanut oral immunotherapy…

Lung Cancer

Deep Learning Model May Help Predict Lung Cancer

A deep-learning model developed using serial image scans of tumors from patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) predicted treatment response and survival outcomes better than standard clinical parameters. The study is published in Clinical Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, by Hugo Aerts, Ph.D. Research demonstrates that deep-learning models…

Family medicine

Healthy Meal Kits Can Boost Children's Long-Term Health

A scheme that helped parents plan well-balanced family dinners for three months kept their children healthier for years after; a study has found. Low-income families who were given simple recipe kits to cook five healthy meals a week decreased their children’s body mass index (BMI) compared with peers who continued their normal eating patterns. Another…

Neuronal Death

The Neuronal Death In ALS patients

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is an incurable disease of the central nervous system. In most cases, ALS is fatal within a short period following diagnosis. However, people sometimes live with the disease for decades; as did the astrophysicist Steven Hawking. What happens in the body of an ALS patient?. During the course of the disease,…