According to a study, the researcher determines that women are at the highest risk for heart failure within the six weeks after delivery, known as the postpartum period. The study was published in the journal Circulation: Heart Failure.
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Researchers have shown that mifepristone, a drug currently FDA-approved for chemical abortion, prevent the growth of vestibular schwannoma (also known as acoustic neuroma) cells. This sometimes-lethal intracranial tumor typically causes hearing loss and tinnitus. The study was published in Scientific Reports.
A new study, published in the American Journal of Physiology-Endocrinology and Metabolism, suggests that resistance exercise may improve indicators of type 2 diabetes by increasing expression of a protein that regulates blood sugar (glucose) absorption in the body.
Researchers have a possible explanation for why iron can sometimes worsen malaria infection. By studying mice and samples from malaria patients, the researchers found that extra iron interferes with ferroportin, a protein that prevents a toxic buildup of iron in red blood cells and helps protect these cells against malaria infection. They also found that a mutant form of ferroportin that occurs in African populations appears to protect against malaria.
In the research, scientists explained careful monitoring without empiric antibiotics appears safe for well-appearing infants born to mothers with chorioamnionitis
Researchers have developed a wearable, non-invasive system to monitor electrical activity in the stomach over 24 hours — essentially an electrocardiogram but for the gastro-intestinal (GI) tract. Applications include monitoring GI activity for patients outside of a clinical setting, which cuts down costs.
Monitoring for longer periods of time also increases the likelihood of capturing abnormal events. Researchers detail their findings in the issue of Nature's open access journal Scientific Reports.
Preoperative chemotherapy in combination with chemoradiation (total neoadjuvant therapy, or TNT) appears to have advantages over traditional approaches to treating locally advanced rectal cancer, according to new research.
A new study estimated that women with dark, coarse hair growth on the face, chest or back should be tested for polycystic ovary syndrome and other underlying health problems. The study was published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.
By taking a high-cost drug with a low-fat meal—instead of on an empty stomach, as prescribed—prostate cancer patients could decrease their daily dose, prevent digestive issues and cut costs by 75%, according to a new study in the issue of the Journal of Clinical Oncology (JCO).
Researchers from the University of Zurich have identified a new way in which certain antibodies interact with the flu virus. This discovery, published in the Cell Reports, suggests that a new front may be opened in the fight against the flu.
Rising drug prices have got a lot of attention lately, but the actual cost of prescription medications is more than just the bill. Researchers estimate that illness and death resulting from non-optimized medication therapy costs $528.4 billion annually.
A team led by scientists at Van Andel Research Institute (VARI) and Cedars-Sinai have developed a straightforward, computational way to measure cellular age, a feat that may lead to better, simpler screening and monitoring methods for cancer and other diseases.