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First multiplex test for tick-borne diseases
A new blood test called the Tick-Borne Disease Serochip TBD Serochip promises to revolutionize the diagnosis of tick-borne disease by offering a single test to identify and distinguish between Borrelia burgdorferi, the pathogen responsible for Lyme disease, and seven other tick-borne pathogens. Led by scientists at the Center for Infection and Immunity CII at Columbia University s Mailman School of Public Health, the research team report details on the new ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Feb 17
New treatment strategies for chronic kidney disease from the animal kingdom
The field of biomimetics offers an innovative approach to solving human problems by imitating strategies found in nature. Medical research could also benefit from biomimetics, as a group of international experts from various fields, including a wildlife veterinarian and wildlife ecologists from Vetmeduni Vienna, point out using the example of chronic kidney disease. In future research, they intend to study the mechanisms that protect the muscles, organs an ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Feb 17
Expanding Hepatitis C testing to all adults is cost-effective and improves out...
BOSTON - According to a new study, screening all adults for hepatitis C HCV is a cost-effective way to improve clinical outcomes of HCV and identify more infected people compared to current recommendations. Using a simulation model, researchers from Boston Medical Center, Massachusetts General Hospital MGH and Stanford University found that this expanded screening would increase life expectancy and quality of life while remaining cost-effective. The Center ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Feb 17
Sleepless in Japan: How insomnia kills
Laypeople tend to think that insomnia is usually a symptom of something else, like stress, a bad diet or a sedentary lifestyle, but this may not be true at all. It is possible that insomnia itself causes many of the conditions that it is seen as a symptom of. Using previous research that shows that insomnia causes a decrease in blood flow in the front dorsal lobe of the brain, and correlates it with depression, the authors of a Japanese study recently publ ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Feb 17
Safe-sleep recommendations for infants have not reduced sudden deaths in newbo...
An analysis of trends in sudden unexpected infant death SUID over the past two decades finds that the drop in such deaths that took place following release of the 1992 American Academy of Pediatrics AAP back to sleep recommendations, did not occur in infants in the first month of life. The report from investigators from MassGeneral Hospital for Children MGHfC and Newton-Wellesley Hospital NWH , which has been published online in the Journal of Pediatrics , ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Feb 17
Here's Why Dating Is So Hard
Dating today is a nightmare, are the first words that come out of Barry Schwartz s mouth when I ask him about today s social landscape. Schwartz is a renowned behavioral psychologist and author of The Paradox of Choice , a life-changing book that examines how and why having too much choice makes us miserable. To illustrate, Schwartz describes a trip to Gap. What should be a fairly quick shopping trip becomes a full day of torture to find the perfect pair o ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Feb 12
Do Sex Statistics Matter?
Researchers can tell us what percentage of people engage in various sex acts and how often. Sometimes they look at a representative sample of the entire country, sometimes they look at a subpopulation e.g., gay men 20-30 . We can all also do our own research, for example by asking a few friends if they have ever tried something or how often they do it. But do these figures even matter
Psychology Today - Mon. Feb 12
We Must Break the Stigma of Hearing Loss
We must break the stigma that surrounds hearing loss. It is a matter of life and mind your mind. Research shows that people with a mild hearing loss are twice as likely to develop dementia as those with normal hearing, and this risk increases with the severity of the hearing loss. Over a six-year study at Johns Hopkins, the cognitive abilities of older adults with hearing loss declined 30 -40 faster than in older adults whose hearing was normal and develop ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Feb 12
Is Romantic Love Just an Invention by Commerce?
The precise origin of Valentine s Day is unknown but sources point to compassionate, brotherly love not romance that prompted the sainthood of Valentinus. According to legend, Valentinus knowingly violated the law in ancient Rome when providing Christian services and was sentenced to death. Centuries later, the day of his remembrance was romanticized when the concept of courtly love spread across Europe. Over the past decades, businesses have looked at Val ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Feb 12
Opioid use increases risk of serious infections
Opioid users have a significantly increased risk of infections severe enough to require treatment at the hospital, such as pneumonia and meningitis, as compared to people who don t use opioids. The Vanderbilt University Medical Center study, released today by the Annals of Internal Medicine , found that people who use opioids have a 1.62 times higher risk of invasive pneumococcal diseases. Invasive pneumococcal diseases are serious infections caused by the ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Feb 12
Predictors for infidelity and divorce highlighted in new research
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- As Valentine s Day approaches, it s reassuring to know many of us are equipped with the basic psychological instincts to have a successful intimate relationship that lasts. New research from Florida State University highlights ways to keep love and also identifies clear predictors for failed relationships. In a study published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology today, FSU psychology researchers Jim McNulty, Andrea Melt ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Feb 12
Hip-hop music influencing more African-Americans to try 'Molly'
TAMPA, Fla. February 12, 2018 - More rap artists are talking about molly, which is the powder or crystal form of ecstasy, and that s having a big impact on Black listeners. Molly is a synthetic drug that acts as a stimulant and hallucinogenic. While research has shown messages in hip-hop music can influence the use of marijuana and alcohol, no research has looked specifically at whether hip-hop is actually influencing some to try molly. In a study publishe ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Feb 12
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