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ENDOCRINOLOGY

Prostate cancer mortality rate higher in men with diabetes

Men with type 2 diabetes are less likely to develop prostate cancer than patients without diabetes. However, the mortality rate is higher. Researchers of the German Centre for Diabetes Research (DZD) from Tübingen and experts of Helmholtz Zentrum... February 14th, 2018

HIV/AIDS

Interpersonal psychotherapy delivered to HIV patients telephonically

Interpersonal psychotherapy is a common, in-person treatment for depression, but research from the University of Georgia found that this type of one-on-one therapy can be successfully delivered over the telephone. The findings offer an important new... February 14th, 2018

NEUROLOGY

TBI associated with increased dementia risk for decades

Traumatic brain injuries increase the risk of a dementia diagnosis for more than 30 years after a trauma, though the risk of dementia decreases over time, according to a study by Anna Nordström and Peter Nordström of Umeå University in... February 14th, 2018

OBSTETRICS

Maternal age and risk of preterm birth

Pregnant mothers aged 40 and over may have an increased risk for preterm birth, regardless of confounding factors, according to a study by Florent Fuchs from CHU Sainte Justine, Canada and colleagues. Maternal age at pregnancy has been increasing... February 14th, 2018

Apgar scores can predict risk of cerebral palsy and epilepsy

An infant's scores on the so-called Apgar scale can predict the risk of a later diagnosis of cerebral palsy or epilepsy. The risk rises with decreasing Apgar score, but even slightly lowered scores can be linked to a higher risk of these diagnoses,... February 14th, 2018

ONCOLOGY

Even disclosed placebos help cancer patients with fatigue

Long after cancer treatment ends, many continue to deal with one particular symptom that refuses to go away: fatigue. In a study, researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Harvard Medical School have found that the power of... February 14th, 2018

PSYCHIATRY

Food preservative enhances schizophrenia treatment

The common food preservative sodium benzoate improves symptoms in clozapine-resistant schizophrenia patients, according to a Taiwanese study. The randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial led by Dr Hsien-Yuan Lane, of China Medical... February 14th, 2018

PUBLIC HEALTH

Far-UVC light kills airborne flu viruses without human harm

Continuous low doses of far ultraviolet C (far-UVC) light can kill airborne flu viruses without harming human tissues, according to a study at the Centre for Radiological Research at Columbia University Irving Medical Centre (CUIMC). The findings... February 14th, 2018

RHEUMATOLOGY

Bacteria in milk and beef could trigger rheumatoid arthritis

A strain of bacteria commonly found in milk and beef may be a trigger for developing rheumatoid arthritis in people who are genetically at risk, according to a new study from the University of Central Florida. A team of UCF College of Medicine... February 14th, 2018

SURGERY

SPORT & EXERCISE MEDICINE

Arm exercises improve walking ability after a stroke

A Canadian study shows that arm exercises may improve walking ability months and even years after having a stroke. The study is the first to test the influence of arm training on post-stroke leg function. Researchers from the University of... February 14th, 2018

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