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Metabolic phenotyping of blood plasma allows for the detection of lung cancer
DENVER - Metabolic phenotyping of blood plasma by proton nuclear magnetic resonance H-NMR identified unique metabolic biomarkers specific to lung cancer patients and allowed for the accurate identification of a cohort of patients with early and late-stage lung cancer. The National Lung Cancer Screening Trial reported that three annual low-dose computed topography LDCT scans, in contrast to standard lung X-rays, can decrease lung cancer mortality by 20 and ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Feb 29
Study finds 5x increase in hand sanitizer use when located in hospital
Washington, DC, February 29, 2016 - Placing alcohol-based hand sanitizers AHS in the middle of a hospital lobby floor in front of the visitor entrance increased visitor usage by 528 percent, according to a study published in the March issue of the American Journal of Infection Control , the official publication of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology APIC . Researchers from Clemson University and the Greenville Health Sys ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Feb 29
'Need for Sleep': Even elite students are not spared
The legendary work ethic of East Asian students may have driven them to the top of the standardised test leaderboard but researchers at Duke-NUS Medical School Duke-NUS found that adolescents who sleep five hours a night for a week experience significant cognitive degradation. These findings caution against the levels of sleep curtailment practiced by as many as half of East Asian students in their headlong pursuit of higher grades. Past research has exami ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Feb 29
Snoring in children can affect their health
Children commonly snore from time to time and that is often harmless. But children with frequent snoring and breathing problems during sleep have an increased risk of having trouble concentrating and learning difficulties. A newly published study from Sahlgrenska Academy shows that many parents of children that snore are not aware of the possible risks associated with frequent snoring in children. Periodic snoring in children is not unusual. But, when snor ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Feb 29
Brain boost: ONR Global sponsors research to improve memory through electricity
In a breakthrough study that could improve how people learn and retain information, researchers at the Catholic University Medical School in Rome significantly boosted the memory and mental performance of laboratory mice through electrical stimulation. The study, sponsored by the Office of Naval Research ONR Global, involved the use of Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation, or tDCS, on the mice. A noninvasive technique for brain stimulation, tDCS is appl ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Feb 29
Training needed to increase physician comfort level with transgender patients
George Washington University GW Researcher Michael S. Irwig, M.D. published a first-of-its-kind survey assessing the attitudes and practice patterns of transgender care by endocrinologists, who often treat transgender patients with hormone therapy. The survey, published online in Endocrine Practice , identified that while endocrinologists and other providers have received more education and training on transgender care within the past decade, self-rated co ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Feb 29
Students binge drink less in locales with more affirmative LGBTQ school climates
PITTSBURGH, Feb. 29, 2016 - Both heterosexual and gay lesbian students report less binge alcohol consumption when living in states or cities that have greater proportions of schools with programs and policies that support lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning LGBTQ youth, according to new research from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. These findings, published online today and scheduled for the March print issue ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Feb 29
Quick Thinking and Feeling Healthy Predict Longer Life
Suffering from chronic medical conditions and engaging in unhealthy behaviors are known risk factors for early death, but findings from a longitudinal study of over 6,000 adults suggests that certain psychological factors may be even stronger predictors of how long we ll live. The findings are published in Psychological Science , a journal of the Association for Psychological Science . Our study shows that two psychological variables, lower self-rated heal ...
Psychological Science - Mon. Feb 29
#OscarsSoBlack
I rarely watch the Oscars. But this year I watched a large portion of it, just to see how the push for diversity would be communicated by the host, African-American comedian and actor, Chris Rock. To my disappointment, the lack of diversity issue being challenged by African-Americans lacked diversity. If anything, I left thinking America s race and diversity issues are still relegated to issues of Black and White. Why weren t Hispanic, Asian-American, Nati ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Feb 29
New Research Ties Female Leadership to Increased Profits
You can make all kinds of emotional arguments about the need to increase women in business leadership . I just came across the most compelling logical argument. It s a new, large global study that shows a strong link between the presence of women in corporate leadership positions and positive firm performance.
Psychology Today - Mon. Feb 29
5 Ways to Quit Replaying Painful Memories
While self-reflection is helpful, rumination is harmful. Dwelling on your problems, magnifying your misfortune, and hosting your own pity party only increases your distress. Perhaps you re-play a conversation you had with your boss over and over in your head. Each time you envision your discussion, you beat yourself up for something you said. Playing the same scene over and over again increases your fear that you said the wrong thing. Or maybe you can t st ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Feb 29
Does Leap Day Spark Romance?
The last time it was February 29th was, of course, four years ago, and I received this email from my 101-year-old friend. Apropos of absolutely nothing, wrote Dr. Howard W. Jones , Jr., Leap Year today, 2012 happens to be the 80th anniversary of the Leap Day presentation of Harvey Cushing in Hurd Hall at Hopkins when I re-met Georgeanna prior to her entry to medical school. Dr. Jones died this summer. He was 104 years old. For years, he told that Leap Day ...
Psychology Today - Sun. Feb 28
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