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Marathon Runners

Weekly Training Runs May Increase Injury In First Time Marathon Runners

Results presented at the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine Annual Meeting showed injuries are common among first-time marathon runners, with an increased risk for injury among athletes with a high number of weekly training runs and those who did not complete an 18-mile training run. Brett G. Toresdahl , MD, and colleagues partnered with the…

Medical genetics

Study Links Gene to Sleep Problems in Autism

Up to 80% of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) experience sleep problems. The source of these problems has been as much of a mystery as the exact causes of ASD; which scientists are still working to unravel. A new study led by a team of neuroscientists at Washington State University has brought scientists closer…

Lungs For Transplant

Device Helps Doctors Select Lungs For Transplant

The Xvivo Perfusion System has approve by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to help doctors determine whether lungs are suitable for transplant, the agency said in a news release.The device can temporarily ventilate; so oxygenate and pump preservation solution through the lungs, allowing a transplant team to conduct a more thorough assessment of lung function.…

Older Adults

Exercise Activates Memory Neural Networks In Older Adults

How quickly do they experience the benefits of exercise. A new University of Maryland study of healthy older adults shows that just one session of exercise increase activation in the brain circuits associate with memory including the hippocampus; which shrinks with age and is the brain region attack first in Alzheimer’s disease. “While it has…

Biomarker

Biomarker for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

People suffering from a debilitating and often discounted disease; known as chronic fatigue syndrome may soon have something; seeking for decades: scientific proof of their ailment. Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have created a blood test that can flag the disease, which currently lacks a standard, reliable diagnostic test.”Too often, this disease…

Psoriasis Severity

DLQI With 'Not Relevant' Answers May Underrate Psoriasis Severity

The Dermatology Life Quality Index (DLQI) may underestimate disease severity in patients with psoriasis who respond “not relevant” to one or more items, according to a research letter published online April 10 in JAMA Dermatology. John S. Barbieri, M.D., and Joel M. Gelfand, M.D., from the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine in Philadelphia, compared disease…

vaccine production

H3N2 Viruses Mutate During Vaccine Production

In late March 2019, the World Health Organization; and a vaccine advisory committee of the Food and Drug Administration; selected the final influenza strains; to include in the vaccines produced for the next flu season. These include H1N1, influenza B, and H3N2 viruses. The goal is to find the best match between the vaccine and…

Bacteria

Major Findings Help Understand Bacteria's 'Superglue'

A key factor in the establishment of infections by most bacterial pathogens is their adherence to host epithelial cells. However, Autotransporters (ATs) are the largest group of outer membrane and secreted proteins in bacteria; and play important roles in virulence; including promoting adhesion. So, ATs share a common domain organisation; consisting of a Sec-dependent signal sequence;…

Orthopedic surgery

Keeping Patients Safe During And After Orthopedic Outpatient

Orthopedic surgery or orthopedics also spelled orthopedics; is the branch of surgery concerned with conditions involving the musculoskeletal system. Orthopedic surgeons use both surgical and nonsurgical means to treat musculoskeletal trauma; spine diseases, sports injuries, degenerative diseases, infections, tumors, and congenital disorders. Originally, the term orthopedics meant the correcting of musculoskeletal deformities in children. Nicolas…

Pancreatic Cancer

EGLN Inhibitor Improves Survival In Pancreatic Cancer

Administration of the EGLN inhibitor FG-4592 prior to ablative radiotherapy provided protection against fatal gastrointestinal bleeding and improved survival in a mouse model of unresectable pancreatic cancer. Journal in Which the Study was Published: Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research Author: Cullen Taniguchi, MD, PhD, assistant professor of radiation oncology at…

Taller children

Taller Children Have High Risk Of Developing Renal Cell Carcinoma

A study of more than 300,000 individuals in Denmark, presented at this year’s European Congress on Obesity in Glasgow; Scotland (28 April-1 May), reveals that heavier and taller children are at greater risk than their average-sized peers of developing renal cell carcinoma (RCC) as adults. RCC is the most common form of kidney cancer in…

Heart Healthy

Preschoolers Successful In Instilling Heart Healthy

Preschoolers in an underserved community who took part in a health promotion educational program aim at establishing health behaviors showed a 2.2-fold increase in knowledge, attitudes and habits compare to their classmates who did not take part in the program, according to a study publish today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.…