Therapy And Wellness News

Proportion of cancers associated with excess body weight varies considerably b...
A new study looking at the share of cancers related to obesity finds an at least 1.5-fold difference between states with the highest and lowest proportions. The proportion of cancer cases that could be attributable to excess body weight ranged from a high of 8.3 in the District of Columbia to a low of 5.9 in Hawaii, reflecting variations in obesity rates in the states. The study appears in JAMA On ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Dec 31
Researchers discover kidney disease gene affects more populations than previou...
New York, NY December 27, 2018 -- In the largest population genomics investigation to date, a team of researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Stanford University, and the University of Colorado have discovered that kidney disease risk variants of the gene APOL1, previously known to affect African and African American populations, are also found at appreciable frequencies in Car ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Dec 31
Sexual/gender minority patients prefer written self-report for identity info c...
Boston, MA -- Health care and government organizations call for routine collection of sexual orientation and gender identity SOGI information in the clinical setting. However, what little research exists suggests that many sexual and gender minority patients find disclosing SOGI to a clinician as difficult as disclosing the same information to other people in their lives. Understanding how health ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Dec 31
Study shows high cholesterol levels after Christmas
Large quantities of rich Christmas food appear to boost Danes cholesterol levels. Right after the Christmas break, levels are 20 higher than in the summer. So says a new study carried out by researchers from the Department of Clinical Biochemistry at Copenhagen University Hospital and the Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Copenhagen. All that butter and cream in Christmas food may pos ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Dec 31
Systematic review of food addiction as measured with the Yale Food Addiction S...
Clinical food addiction diagnoses are nowadays measure by a tool called Yale Food Addiction Scale YFAS which was initially developed on the basis of criteria for identifying substance addictions. Yale Food Addiction Scale YFAS is used in different populations particularly, in obese patients who are planning for bariatric surgery. This systematic review covers literature published on food addiction ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Dec 31
Patients now living a median 6.8 years after stage IV ALK+ lung cancer diagnosis
According to the National Cancer Institute, patients diagnosed with non-small cell lung cancer NSCLC between the years 1995 and 2001 had 15 percent chance of being alive 5 years later. For patients with stage IV disease, describing cancer that has spread to distant sites beyond the original tumor, that statistic drops to 2 percent. Now a University of Colorado Cancer Center study published in the ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Dec 31
Anticancer vaccines gain new lease of life with personalisation techniques
Lugano, Switzerland, 19 December 2018 - Anticancer vaccines have gained a new lease of life with techniques to personalise them to individual patients. Cutting edge developments in this re-energised field were revealed at the ESMO Immuno-Oncology Congress in Geneva, Switzerland. 1 The original anticancer vaccines, launched in the late 1990s, were based on shared tumour antigens and failed to induc ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Dec 20
Paper sensors remove the sting of diabetic testing
A technique that enables biologically active enzymes to survive the rigors of inkjet printing presents a promising alternative to routine blood screening exams faced by diabetic patients. The KAUST-led team used this approach to make disposable devices that can measure glucose concentrations in human saliva. Strips of pH-sensitive paper are commonly used to test whether a liquid is acidic or alkal ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Dec 20
A mountain of evidence on air pollution's harms to children
A new study led by researchers at the Columbia Center for Children s Environmental Health CCCEH organizes the available scientific evidence on the effects of air pollution on children s health. The paper in the journal Environmental Research is the first comprehensive review of the associations between various fossil fuel combustion pollutants and multiple health effects in children in the context ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Dec 20
New pathways for implementing universal suicide risk screening in healthcare s...
A new report, authored in part by researchers at the National Institute of Mental Health NIMH , part of the National Institutes of Health, provides guidance on how to implement universal suicide risk screening of youth in medical settings. The report describes a way for hospitals to address the rising suicide rate in a way that is flexible and mindful of limited resources. In 2016 alone, more than ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Dec 20
Study suggests promising new Rx target for obesity and diabetes
New Orleans, LA - Research led by Suresh Alahari, PhD, Fred Brazda Professor of Biochemistry and Microbiology at LSU Health New Orleans, suggests a novel protein may be a promising therapeutic target to treat or prevent metabolic disorders. The study also reported for the first time metabolic distinctions between male and female mice. The findings are published in the December 2018, issue of the I ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Dec 20
Tiny implantable device short-circuits hunger pangs, aids weight loss
MADISON, Wis. -- More than 700 million adults and children worldwide are obese, according to a 2017 study that called the growing number and weight-related health problems a rising pandemic. New battery-free, easily implantable weight-loss devices developed by engineers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison could offer a promising new weapon for battling the bulge. In laboratory testing, the devi ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Dec 20
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