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Aspirin may help some breast cancer survivors, but changes in DNA may mean har...
Previous studies have shown that some women who use aspirin and are later diagnosed with breast cancer may live longer, which may be related to the drug s anti-inflammatory effects on the body. However, a portion of aspirin users with breast cancer appeared to have a higher risk of mortality following breast cancer. According to a new study from researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health, the reas ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Aug 12
National report card rates states' safety policies for high school athletes
In the two years since the Korey Stringer Institute KSI first assessed all 50 states and the District of Columbia on key health and safety policies for high school athletes, 31 states have adopted new policies -- 16 this year alone. With more than 7.8 million high school students participating in sanctioned sports each year, the need for comprehensive safety policies and training is critical. Adopting evidence-based safety measures significantly reduces ri ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Aug 12
Rice, UTHealth search for clues to fight antibiotic resistance
HOUSTON -- Aug. 12, 2019 -- To combat the rise of drug-resistant bacteria, researchers are examining how one superbug adapts to fight an antibiotic of last resort, hoping to find clues that can prolong the drug s effectiveness. Researchers at Rice University and the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston ran experiments to track the biochemical changes that vancomycin-resistant Enterococci VRE underwent as they adapted to fight another antibi ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Aug 12
1 in 300 thrives on very-early-to-bed, very-early-to-rise routine
A quirk of the body clock that lures some people to sleep at 8 p.m., enabling them to greet the new day as early as 4 a.m., may be significantly more common than previously believed. So-called advanced sleep phase -- previously believed to be very rare -- may affect at least one in 300 adults, according to a study led by UC San Francisco and publishing in the journal SLEEP on Aug. 6, 2019. Advanced sleep phase means that the body s clock, or circadian rhyt ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Aug 12
Biomarker to avoid safety risk for the sleep deprived
Lack of sleep can be dangerous it is thought to play a role in up to 30 of all motor vehicle crashes and even implicated in catastrophic events, such as the Chernobyl nuclear disaster 1, 2 . As sleepy individuals are often unaware of their performance impairments, there is a critical need for objective measures of deficits due to sleepiness to prevent accidents. New research published today in the The Journal of Physiology shows that a range of eye-movemen ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Aug 12
Oral appliances may be highly effective in treating a type of sleep apnea
Aug. 9, 2019--Certain traits may define a type of obstructive sleep apnea that can be effectively treated with an oral appliance , according to new research published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society . With OSA there are times during sleep when air cannot flow normally into the lungs. The collapse of the soft tissues in the back of the throat or tongue usually causes the airflow obstruction. Continuous positive airway pressure, or CPAP ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Aug 12
Alzheimer's disease destroys neurons that keep us awake
Researchers and caregivers have noted that excessive daytime napping can develop long before the memory problems associated with Alzheimer s disease begin to unfold. Prior studies have considered this excessive daytime napping to be compensation for poor nighttime sleep caused by Alzheimer s-related disruptions in sleep-promoting brain regions, while others have argued that the sleep problems themselves contribute to the progression of the disease. But now ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Aug 12
Young adults in Asia get the least sleep due to cultural habits
Are you tired A new study of young and middle-aged adults shows it could be happening because of the way society functions in your part of the world. Researchers from Flinders University and the University of Helsinki collaborated with Finnish company, Polar, to compare the sleeping habits of 17,335 people wearing fitness trackers to measure their 14 day sleep patterns. As published in in Sleep Medicine , they looked at sleep duration, sleep midpoint and w ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Aug 12
Study examines cannabis' effects on brain neurochemistry
A new Addiction Biology study provides the first evidence of a blunted response to stress-induced dopamine signaling in the brain s prefrontal cortex in individuals at high risk for psychosis who regularly used cannabis. Little is known about the effects of cannabis on brain neurochemistry, and specifically about its impact on dopamine signaling. Of note, a recent analysis found a dose-response relationship between higher cannabis use and increased risk fo ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Aug 12
The impacts of smoking on patients with ulcerative colitis
Because smokers are less likely to develop ulcerative colitis UC , a type of inflammatory bowel disease, patients with UC may be tempted to start smoking to lessen their symptoms. Researchers found no beneficial effects of smoking, however, in a nationwide study that included 6,754 patients with UC. In the Alimentary Pharmacology Therapeutics study, smokers and never-smokers with UC had similar outcomes with respect to flares, medication use, hospitalisati ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Aug 12
Six in 10 children receive opioids after tonsillectomy
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Sixty percent of privately insured children undergoing tonsil removal received opioids -with average prescriptions lasting about six to 10 days - a new study finds. And while the more powerful painkillers are often prescribed because they have been believed to reduce the risk of complications such as poorly controlled pain, researchers did not find evidence indicating that opioids protected children against those risks. The Michigan Medi ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Aug 12
Health effects of eating marijuana is subject of a new study
INDIANAPOLIS -- Researchers have conducted a study in which mice voluntarily ate a dough containing THC, the primary psychoactive component in marijuana. That opens the door to additional studies that will help shed light on behavioral and physiological effects that occur in people when they eat food infused with marijuana. The study is among the first to report on voluntary oral THC consumption in animals, a method of consumption that is similar to the wa ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Aug 12
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