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June 26, 2022

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Flu Vaccination Linked to 40% Reduced Risk of Alzheimer's Disease

People who received at least one influenza vaccine were 40% less likely than their non-vaccinated peers to develop Alzheimer's disease over the course of four years, according to a new ...

'Travel Therapy': Could Holidays Help Mental Health and Wellbeing?

Many of us will have likely heard of music therapy and art therapy -- but what about 'travel therapy'? A new cross-disciplinary paper proposes we change how we view tourism, seeing it not just as a ...

Scarless Skin Grafting Using Mussel Adhesive Protein

A professor develops a bioadhesive based on the mussel adhesive protein for sutureless skin grafting. Skin regenerative effect maximized with controlled releases of dual ...

Breast Cancer Spreads at Night, Study Shows

A new study shows that breast cancer metastases form more efficiently while patients are sleeping. The finding could significantly change the way cancer is diagnosed and treated in ...
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Cardiac Rehab Attendance Lower Among Asian, Black and Hispanic Adults at All Income Levels, Study Finds

In a study of more than 107,000 people eligible for cardiac rehabilitation programs, Asian, Black and Hispanic adults were significantly less likely to attend cardiac rehabilitation programs compared ...

'Structural Racism' Cited in Study of Breast-Biopsy Delays

Black and Asian women are more likely than white women to experience significant delays in getting breast biopsies after a mammogram identifies an abnormality. Moreover, those delays appear to be ...

Cancer Survivors Grew to 18 Million in the US; More Than Two-Thirds Aged 65 Years or Older

A new report shows more than 18 million Americans (8.3 million males and 9.7 million females) with a history of cancer were living in the United States as of January 1, 2022, with a little over 12 ...

COVID Vaccines Are Safe for Patients With Cardiovascular Disease

COVID-19 vaccination is not associated with an increased risk of heart attack or stroke in patients with established cardiovascular disease, according to a large ...

COVID-19 Booster Increases Antibodies by More Than 85% in Nursing Home Residents and Their Caregivers, Study Finds

A new study found that Omicron-specific antibodies reached detectable levels in 86% of nursing home residents and 93% of healthcare workers after receiving the booster shot, compared to just 28% of ...

Muscle Biopsy Test for Biomarker Could Lead to Earlier Diagnosis of ALS

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive disease of the nervous system. It affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord called motor neurons. Motor neurons control muscle movement and ...

Single Brain Scan Can Diagnose Alzheimer's Disease

A single MRI scan of the brain could be enough to diagnose Alzheimer's disease, according to new ...

New Effective Combination Therapy for Pediatric T-Acute Leukemia

Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is the most common cancer affecting children. The T-ALL form of leukemia that emerges from early T lineage cells has a poorer prognosis than B-lineage ALL. The ...

Gene Discovery Indicates Motor Neuron Diseases Caused by Abnormal Lipid Processing in Cells

A new genetic discovery adds weight to a theory that motor neuron degenerative diseases are caused by abnormal lipid (fat) processing pathways inside brain cells. This theory will help pave the way ...

Math Model Predicts Efficacy of Drug Treatments for Heart Attacks

Researchers used mice to develop a mathematical model of a myocardial infarction. The new model predicts several useful new drug combinations that may one day help treat heart attacks, according to ...

Robotics Engineers Pay Attention to Matters of the Heart

A new apparatus uses magnets to remotely control guidewires through tiny, tortuous blood vessels for the treatment of cardiovascular ...

Researchers Develop a Comprehensive Atlas of Disease Mortality

Researchers have published a detailed collection of mortality estimates for diseases, disorders and external factors. The study provides a resource to estimate reductions in life expectancy for a ...

The Lasting Symptoms Among COVID-19 Long Haulers

More than two years after the COVID-19 pandemic erupted, scientists have become increasingly aware of a group of patients -- so-called 'long haulers' -- who remain plagued by a combination ...

US Infertility Rate Plateaus

During recent decades, the rate of infertility among women in the United States has remained largely the same, according to researchers. Their new analysis of data collected from 1995 and 2019 found ...

Targeting a Specific Protein in Smooth Muscle Cells May Dramatically Reduce Atherosclerotic Plaque Formation

A new study shows targeting a protein in smooth muscle cells can block and decrease buildup of atherosclerotic plaque in mouse models, according to ...

More Than a Quarter of People With Asthma Still Over-Using Rescue Inhalers, Putting Them at Increased Risk of Severe Attacks

Researchers have found that more than a quarter of asthma patients are still over-using inhalers intended for rapid relief of symptoms. Overuse of these inhalers is linked to an increased risk of ...

Opioid Use Disorder: Flexible Treatment at Home Proves Effective

Initial results of the Canadian OPTIMA study comparing the efficacy of two models of care for treating opioid use disorder have been ...

Ageism and Health: Study Shows Close Links

Older adults who have worse physical health or mental health, and those with more chronic conditions, are more likely to have experienced many forms of ...

Blood Fat Levels Predict Diabetes Remission Following Gastric Bypass Surgery

A newly developed test could help doctors more accurately predict whether individuals who undergo gastric bypass surgery will experience a remission of type 2 diabetes within two years of the ...

Cancer Clinical Trials Bounce Back After Significant COVID-19 Disruption: Data from Two Large US Cancer Centers

Data from two large cancer centres in the United States have shown that the COVID-19 pandemic caused substantial disruption to clinical trials for cancer treatment and care. After a 46% decrease in ...

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