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No More Amnios
for Down Syndrome?
Scientists Hope So
Nov 9, 2017 11:50 AM CST
No More Amnios for Down Syndrome? Scientists Hope So
They say new test results in a 100-fold reduction in false positives
- Doctors have discovered a more accurate way to prenatally test for chromosome disorders like Down syndrome, and it's less stressful for the mother to boot. Normally, if an ultrasound and blood test show a woman's risk of an affected pregnancy is high, doctors can perform additional tests to...
There's a Reason
Surgery Is Best
Nov 2, 2017 11:35 AM CDT
There's a Reason Afternoon Heart Surgery Is Best
Heart genes aren't in top form in the morning: scientists
- Should you ever need heart surgery, it might be worth pressing for an afternoon appointment. New research in the
finds patients who undergo morning heart surgery are twice as likely to suffer heart issues and other complications as patients who have surgery in the afternoon, per the BBC . It'...
No Proven Benefits,
Several Risks to
Oct 17, 2017 10:30 AM CDT
No Proven Benefits, Several Risks to Eating Placenta
Placenta capsules may carry bacteria, heavy metals: study
- The trend of eating placenta after childbirth "borders on cannibalism" and is only lining providers' pockets, rather than offering any benefit to women or their newborns. That's according to researchers of a study published in the
American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
, which finds "no known scientifically...
Doctors Find Way to Halt
Deadly Child Brain Disease
Oct 10, 2017 7:41 AM CDT
Doctors Find Way to Halt Deadly Child Brain Disease
Gene therapy is 'curative' for ALD, says doctor
- Without a risky bone-marrow transplant before symptoms appear, children with brain disease ALD can expect to live no longer than five years as nerve cells in the brain die off and erase one's ability to walk, talk, and think. Even a successful transplant can result in permanent disabilities, reports...
Moms Can Lower
Kid's Peanut Allergy
Risk From First Meal
Oct 4, 2017 11:25 AM CDT
Moms Can Lower Kid's Peanut Allergy Risk From First Meal
2-step process involves mom eating peanuts while breastfeeding
- New moms can lower their child's risk of developing a peanut allergy in the kids' very first meals, according to Canadian researchers. A study in the
Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
suggests that children breastfed by peanut-eating moms are less likely to develop a nut allergy later, reports...
Transform Vaccine Shots
Sep 15, 2017 11:44 AM CDT
Breakthrough Could Transform Vaccine Shots
New technology would allow for a single childhood shot
- Potential good news for kids—and the parents who hate to watch them squirm when faced with a needle. Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a technology that could allow childhood vaccines—for everything from polio to measles, mumps, and rubella—to be combined into a single...
'Exciting' Find Could Mean
Fewer Heart Transplants
Aug 8, 2017 2:46 PM CDT
'Exciting' Find Could Mean Fewer Heart Transplants
Protein 'tricks' heart into healthier behavior
- Scientists in Canada say they've found a way to trick the heart, making it behave as if it were the beneficiary of exercise even if no exercise was able to be done. According to a study in
, the Ottawa researchers discovered that protein cardiotrophin 1 (CT1) can...
Cause of Woman's
Stomach Pain Leaves
Aug 8, 2017 10:15 AM CDT
Cause of Woman's Stomach Pain Leaves Doctors 'Dumbfounded'
Dental wire pierced woman's intestine after years lodged in body
- If you've worn braces, you know it's a pain when orthopedic wires poke into your gums. As an Australian woman can attest, it's no fun when they pierce the small intestine, either. Doctors initially cited a gallbladder issue when the 30-year-old arrived at a hospital in Western...
As Doctor's Age Climbs,
So Does Patient Death Rate
May 18, 2017 12:05 PM CDT
As Doctor's Age Climbs, So Does Patient Death Rate
Researchers say finding is 'clinically important'
- Having a more experienced doctor might not be best. That's the message from a Harvard Medical School study published in the
British Medical Journal
that appears to show patient mortality rate increases with the age of a doctor. The increase is small but significant: In a study of more...
the Way It Used To
May 11, 2017 10:14 AM CDT
HIV Doesn't Shorten Lifespans the Way It Used To
Researchers credit new antiretroviral drugs
- The average American born in 2015 is expected to live to 78.8 years of age . HIV patients aren't far behind. A
study finds a 20-year-old who begins treatment for HIV today can live to an estimated 78 years due in part to advances in antiretroviral therapy, reports...
Deadly Brain Illness
Blamed on Fruit
Feb 1, 2017 8:21 AM CST
Deadly Brain Illness Blamed on Fruit
Toxin in lychee led to brain inflammation in kids: study
- The Muzaffarpur area produces 70% of India's lychee fruit. It's also the site of a mysterious and deadly illness plaguing children in May and June for each of the last 22 years. Researchers now say the two facts go hand in hand. In a
study, they say...
Boys' and Girls' Brains React
Totally Differently to Trauma
Nov 15, 2016 3:34 PM CST
Boys' and Girls' Brains React Totally Differently to Trauma
Biologically opposite, in fact
- A new study into male and female reactions to childhood trauma has revealed an interesting difference between the sexes, Live Science reports. The anterior circular sulcus—a region of the brain associated with emotional awareness and empathy—was larger in boys who had experienced trauma versus a control group who...
Oct 28, 2016 8:38 AM CDT
Cranberry Juice Stops UTIs? Um, Nope
Scientists say it's just an old wives' tale
- Among things all females learn early on is that you guzzle cranberry juice to prevent a urinary tract infection, which one in five women will eventually get. The reason: cranberries contain proanthocyanidins, or PACs, which can keep bacteria from sticking to the bladder and urinary tract. That's why a...
Researchers Under Fire for
Study That Left 6 Beagles Dead
Aug 30, 2016 8:02 AM CDT
Researchers Under Fire for Study That Left 6 Beagles Dead
Beagle Freedom Project says study was pointless by its very design
- The study was published online in April, but the fallout is hitting now: University of Missouri-Columbia researchers are trying to identify "painless or non-invasive treatments for corneal injuries," and devised a pilot study using six beagles to that end. The researchers wanted to study the effects of topical...
Key to Preventing
Is ... Peanuts
Mar 7, 2016 9:21 AM CST
Key to Preventing Peanut Allergies Is ... Peanuts
Results apply to other allergenic foods
- A new study has bolstered the case that the key to preventing peanut allergies in kids is to feed kids peanuts. A study conducted last year found that babies who were fed "peanut butter mush" were 80% less likely to develop a peanut allergy by age 5, NPR reports....
HPV Vaccine 'More Effective Than We Thought'
Feb 22, 2016 7:50 AM CST
HPV Vaccine 'More Effective Than We Thought'
Has slashed rates of infection among females 24 and under
- Cases of HPV in young women and girls are falling, which should lead to fewer cancer cases in the US in the coming years. CDC researchers, who began recommending the vaccine for women and girls in 2006, say the results of a new study are "exactly what we would...
What Daily Pot
Use Does to
Feb 2, 2016 8:29 AM CST
What Daily Pot Use Does to Your Memory
Study finds slight verbal memory loss per five years of use
- Marijuana may have no effect on a teen's IQ , but a new study suggests cognitive problems will appear in time with daily use. Researchers out of Switzerland's University of Lausanne studied the marijuana habits of 3,400 participants beginning as young adults via data compiled over 25 years....
In Young Doctors, a
Dec 9, 2015 9:06 AM CST
In Young Doctors, a 'Depression Epidemic'
New study shows nearly 1 in 3 residents are depressed
- Almost one in three resident doctors may suffer from depression and their patients may suffer as a result, according to a new study led by a Harvard resident. Douglas Mata and his team, which included an expert on physician mental health, examined 17,560 doctors in the early stages of...
New Tick-Borne Disease
Apr 23, 2015 8:43 AM CDT
Researchers Discover New Tick-Borne Disease
Anaplasma capra is a new species of bacteria common in goats
- Ticks can carry more than Lyme disease, as a newly published study reminds us. Researchers from China and the University of Maryland School of Medicine uncovered a previously unknown tick-borne illness after last spring examining 477 Chinese patients who had suffered tick bites. They determined 6% of the patients had...
'Normal' Penis Length
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
Mar 8, 2015 7:00 PM CDT
Study Defines 'Normal' Penis Length
Here it is: 5.16 inches
- For any man who's secretly wondering if he measures up, here's the answer: UK researchers set out to determine what can be considered a "normal" penis length by analyzing prior studies and identifying 20 that met their criteria. That gave them a data pool of 15,521...
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