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Rheumatoid Arthritis During Pregnancy May Increase Chronic Disease Risk in Children | News Brief

New research reveals that children born to women with rheumatoid arthritis face an increased susceptibility for certain chronic diseases. The findings, which appear in Arthritis Care & Research,

Using Nanoparticles for Faster, More Accurate Cancer Detection | News Brief

Using light-emitting nanoparticles, Rutgers University-New Brunswick scientists have invented a highly effective method to detect tiny tumors and track their spread, potentially leading to earlier cancer detection

Drug Suppresses Spread of Breast Cancer Caused by Stem-Like Cells | News Brief

Rare stem-like tumor cells play a critical role in the spread of breast cancer, but a vulnerability in the pathway that powers them offers a strategy to

Healthy Mitochondria Could Stop Alzheimer’s | News Brief

Still without cure, Alzheimer’s poses a significant burden on public health systems. Most treatments focus on reducing the formation of amyloid plaques, but these approaches have been

3-D Mini Brains Accelerate Research for Repairing Brain Function | News Brief

The Houston Methodist Research Institute is making mini brains from human stem cells that put researchers on a fast track to repair the nervous system after injury

Common Male Medical Condition Linked to Vascular Disease | News Brief

Men who suffer symptoms from varicoceles, enlarged veins in the scrotum, are more likely to develop vascular disease and metabolic disease, such as diabetes, according to a

Successful Implantation of Heart Pump with Power Cable Behind Ear | News Brief

Under the system to provide medical treatment to end-stage heart failure patients, a group that is ineligible for heart transplantation, in response to their requests, Osaka University

Smartphone Addiction Creates Imbalance in Brain, Study Suggests | News Brief

Researchers have found an imbalance in the brain chemistry of young people addicted to smartphones and the internet, according to a study presented today at the annual

Mycobacteria Can Sense Presence of Proteins that Cause Disease, According to New Study | News Brief

Tuberculosis-causing mycobacteria use a select group of proteins known as virulence factors to transmit the disease, which infects roughly one third of the world’s population and causes

Value-Based Payment Modifier Program Fails to Deliver | News Brief

A prototype Medicare program designed to improve value of care by paying more to physicians who perform better on measures of health care quality and spending has

Beating Heart Patch is Large Enough to Repair the Human Heart | News Brief

Biomedical engineers at Duke University have created a fully functioning artificial human heart muscle large enough to patch over damage typically seen in patients who have suffered

Digital Scan of the Eye Provides Accurate Picture of a Person’s General Health | News Brief

Personalized medicine or “precision medicine” is the most significant trend in 21st century medicine. “It’s all about the right treatment for the right patient at the right

Frequent Mouthwash Use Could Lead to Type 2 Diabetes | News Brief

A new study from Harvard University claims that frequent mouthwash use is associated with a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The association, however, only existed for

Genetic Factors Linked to Acquired Narrowing of the Airway | News Brief

Endotracheal intubation, in which a tube is inserted through the voice box (larynx) into the windpipe, and tracheotomy, in which surgery is undertaken to create a hole

New Research Reveals High-Intensity Exercise Boosts Memory | News Brief

The health advantages of high-intensity exercise are widely known but new research from McMaster University points to another major benefit: better memory. The findings could have implications

Researchers Discover Key to Regenerating Blood Vessels | News Brief

A new study led by researchers at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP) identifies a signaling pathway that is essential for angiogenesis, the growth of new

Promising New Treatment for Rare Pregnancy Cancer Leads to Remission in Patients | News Brief

Three out of four patients with the cancerous forms of gestational trophoblastic disease (GTD) went into remission after receiving the immunotherapy drug pembrolizumab in a clinical trial

Under New Guidelines, Half of Americans Have Unhealthy, High Blood Pressure | News Brief

Nearly half of U.S. adults now have high blood pressure, thanks to a new definition of what constitutes high: 130/80 is the new 140/90. That means that

First Brain Training Exercise Positively Linked to Dementia Prevention Identified | News Brief

Aging research specialists have identified, for the first time, a form of mental exercise that can reduce the risk of dementia. The cognitive training, called speed of

Some Cancer Therapies May Provide a New Way to Treat High Blood Pressure | News Brief

Drugs designed to halt cancer growth may offer a new way to control high blood pressure (hypertension), say Georgetown University Medical Center investigators. The finding could offer

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