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May 24 2017


Endocrine Society strongly opposes austere cuts to healthcare, medical research budget

The Endocrine Society warned that the President's proposal to slash $7.16 billion, or more than a fifth, of the National Institutes of Health's budget, and $1.2 billion from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention would hinder progress toward needed medical treatments and advances in public health and disease prevention.

Sleep disturbances, long and short duration of sleep may increase risk of dementia and lung cancer

Difficulties in initiating or maintaining sleep at middle-age are associated with an increased risk of dementia, according to a new study from the University of Eastern Finland.

Scientists identify ten new genetic variants linked to cardiac structure and function

Strong or weak, big or small - variations in our genome play a decisive part in how our heart is shaped and works.

BMI and fat carried around the waist can be good indicators of obesity-related cancer risk

Scientists have found that carrying fat around your middle could be as good an indicator of cancer risk as body mass index, according to research published in the British Journal of Cancer today (Wednesday).

Moderate chocolate intake linked to lower risk of atrial fibrillation

A new study led by researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, in collaboration with researchers at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Aalborg University and Institute of Cancer Epidemiology in Denmark, found that consuming moderate amounts of chocolate was associated with significantly lower risk of being diagnosed with atrial fibrillation, a common and potentially life threatening type of irregular heartbeat.

Researchers aim to explore role of physical activity on aging trajectories of the brain

Most people know that regular exercise can keep a body looking and feeling young. What about the brain?

Dual-task gait testing can be effective predictor of dementia, study shows

In a new study, researchers at Lawson Health Research Institute and Western University are demonstrating that gait, or motion testing, while simultaneously performing a cognitively demanding task can be an effective predictor of progression to dementia and eventually help with earlier diagnosis.

New study offers insight into how to improve chemotherapy strategies for ovarian cancer

Most women diagnosed with ovarian cancer undergo surgery to remove as many of the tumors as possible. However, it is usually impossible to eliminate all of the cancer cells because they have spread throughout the abdomen. Surgery is therefore followed by 18 weeks of chemotherapy.

UCLA scientists develop chemical reaction that could yield new fuels and pharmaceuticals

When scientists develop the chemical formulas for new products such as fuels and medications, they often must first create molecules that haven't previously existed.

New review looks at state-level trends in child fatalities involving motor vehicle crashes

The number of motor vehicle fatalities involving children under age 15 varies widely by state, but occurrences are more common in the South, and are most often associated with improperly or unused restraints and crashes on rural roads, a new review of child-related auto fatalities shows.

Multi-protein biomarker blood test to detect breast cancer can potentially reduce use of biopsy

A new study published in Clinical Breast Cancer demonstrates that Videssa® Breast, a multi-protein biomarker blood test to detect breast cancer, can help inform better decision-making after abnormal mammogram or other breast imaging results and potentially reduce use of biopsy by up to 67 percent.

New ACR toolkit offers online practice-specific resources to enhance patient engagement skills

The new American College of Radiology Radiologist's Toolkit for Patient- and Family-Centered Care offers online practice-specific resources to help radiologists enhance patient engagement skills and offer more patient-centered care.

Study points to new pharmacologic approach to target chemo-resistant lung cancer

Patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) often respond to standard chemotherapy, only to develop drug resistance later, and with fatal consequences.

Interpretation of initial ED ultrasound by radiologist reduces follow-up imaging

According to a study presented at the American College of Radiology annual meeting, the use of follow-up imaging is significantly less when initial emergency department ultrasound examinations are interpreted by a radiologist than a nonradiologist.

Lung cancer diagnosis may put patients at greatest risk of suicide, study finds

A lung cancer diagnosis appears to put patients at the greatest risk of suicide when compared to the most common types of non-skin cancers, according to new research presented at the ATS 2017 International Conference.

FDA grants accelerated approval to cancer treatment based on common biomarker

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today granted accelerated approval to a treatment for patients whose cancers have a specific genetic feature (biomarker).

Melanoma could affect anyone regardless of skin color

Sidney Brown thought the mole on his nose was just an annoying pimple. He didn't consider that it could be a cancerous tumor, because, Brown thought, "skin cancer is something white people get."

Researchers identify key regulator gene for formation of cardiac valves

Researchers from the University of Basel in Switzerland have identified a key regulator gene for the formation of cardiac valves - a process crucial to normal embryonic heart development. These results are published in the journal Cell Reports today.

Pupil dilation could help predict depression risk following disaster-related stress

Pupil dilation could identify which individuals are at greatest risk for depression following disaster-related stress, and help lead to targeted interventions, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York.

Kirk Gibson on Parkinson's: 'Embrace the challenge' | WOODTV.com - WOODTV.com


Kirk Gibson on Parkinson's: 'Embrace the challenge' | WOODTV.com
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Former Detroit Tigers player and Pontiac native Kirk Gibson spoke out about his battle with Parkinson's Disease in Grand ...
Kirk Gibson discusses Parkinson's to big crowd in Grand Rapids ... Fox17

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