People with diabetes, heart failure and other chronic diseases often live independent lives, without a traditional caregiver. But many have a family member or friend who plays a key supporting role in their health care, a new study published in the journal Families, Systems and Health.
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Researchers at Penn State are using new statistical analysis methods to compare how we observe infants develop new skills with the unseen changes in electrical activity in the brain, or electroencephalography ( EEG ) power. They found that most babies appear to learn new skills in irregular bursts, while their EEG power grows steadily behind the scenes. The study was published in the Child Development
A novel Investigation conducted by a team of scientists, led by Dr. Antonio Giordano and Dr. Marcella Macaluso, explored the effect of sex steroid hormone fluctuations in affecting the physiology of human male retinal-pigment epithelial cells ( RPEs ). The study findings were published in the Journal of Cellular Physiology .
According to a review published in the journal of the Annals of the American Thoracic Society, for patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), higher positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) levels are not likely to improve clinical outcomes.
A new study, published in PLOS Pathogens suggest that the human protein known as prohibitin may play a significant role in infection of the nervous system by Enterovirus 71 (EV71), one of several viruses that can cause hand, foot, and mouth disease.
According to a new University of Maryland-led study released, flu transmission reveals that we may pass the flu to others just by breathing. While, people commonly believe that they can catch the flu by exposure to droplets from an infected person's coughs or sneezes or by touching contaminated surfaces.
A study involves families with the research carried out at Queen Mary University of London, they found families with rare blood sugar conditions has revealed a new gene thought to be critical in the regulation of insulin, the key hormone in diabetes. This study published in the journal PNAS.
Thomas Jefferson University have found that genomic analysis using next generation sequencing ( NGS ), can identify infecting organisms in over 80% of cases of infected joint replacement that had previously escaped detection. The research was published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery.
The clinical entity chronic traumatic encephalopathy or CTE was earlier believed to be the result of repeated head traumas that led to neurodegeneration and damage to the brain.
A study showed that Klotho proteins play an important role in the regulation of longevity and metabolism. In a recent study, researchers revealed the three-dimensional structure of one of these proteins, beta-Klotho, illuminating its intricate mechanism and therapeutic potential. The study published in Nature.
According to a new government report, though drugs to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are typically taken by children and young teens, scores of women of childbearing age are now using the medications. That's important, health experts say, because the exact effects on the fetus of ADHD meds such as Ritalin or Concerta simply aren't known.
It's known that use of the birth control pill is tied to lower odds for ovarian cancer, but the new study, published in the journal JAMA Oncology shows the benefit extends to smokers or women who are obese.