An interdisciplinary research team led by the National University of Singapore (NUS) has recently discovered a unique panel of urine biomarkers that could accurately diagnose nephrolithiasis, also commonly known as kidney stones. These urine biomarkers may potentially be used to screen individuals at a higher risk of developing the disease. Early intervention strategies could greatly reduce the economic and social burden of the increasingly prevalent and highly recurrent disease.
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A new study, carried out at Imperial College London, suggests that psychedelics, like magic mushrooms, can help relieve the symptoms of depression, without the 'dulling' of emotions linked with antidepressants, by reviving the brain's activity and effectively reconnecting patients with their emotions.
Professor Götz and his team at the Interfaith Institute of Microbiology and Infection Medicine found the key in the long-chain fatty acid linked to the bacterial lipoproteins. The length of these fatty acids determines the strength of our immune response. The study findings were published in the Nature Communications .
Researchers have shown a significant relationship between personality disorders, and the type of crime committed and substance used among prisoners. Thus, attention to psychological and behavioural aspects of prisoners, in addition to the criminological and sociological aspects of their behaviour, by judicial officials is recommended.
A new study published in an issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association has shown that individuals undergoing obesity surgery to reduce the size of their stomachs have a halved risk of death compared to others who were being treated with diet and lifestyle changes alone.
New research published in the issue of the journal The Lancet Haematology has revealed that 88.2% of patients receiving pharmacoscopy-guided treatment achieved partial or complete remission compared to 23.5% to their own previous treatment. Further, the median progression-free survival increased four-fold.
The study confirms that blood metal ion levels specific to the type of hip implant used can help predict patients who are at low risk of ARMD. The study findings were published in the Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery. Patients with "metal on metal" (MoM) artificial hips are at risk of complications caused by adverse reactions to metal debris (ARMD).
A new study, published in Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, suggest that systematic bright light exposure can improve sleep for fatigued people who have been treated for cancer.
A new study, published in the Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation (JNER), have described a video game called Balloon Buddies, which is a tool that enables those recovering from conditions such as a stroke to engage and play together with healthy volunteers such as therapists and family members as a form of rehabilitation.
Emergency radiologists are seeing a high prevalence of patients with complications related to opioid use disorders, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) in Chicago. Researchers said the findings underscore the need for radiologists to play a role in the care continuum for these patients.
Until recently, researchers have associated post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) with being a victim of trauma. Now, new findings from the US suggest that the act of killing or perpetrating violence could be even more traumatic than being a victim.
Researchers from Rutgers University, scientists have invented a highly effective method to detect tiny tumors and track their spread, potentially leading to earlier cancer detection and more precise treatment. A new method is better than magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and other cancer surveillance technologies. This study published in Nature Biomedical Engineering.