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  • July 12, 2015
  • 11:38 PM
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The Hidden Microbial World On Your Cash And What It Means For Your Health

by Geoffrey Hannigan in Prophage

We have all thought and talked about how dirty money is. Those notes are transferred all over the world, touched by thousands of people, and find themselves in every sort of hygienic situation. But how dirty is money really? What kinds of microbes (bacteria, viruses, etc) are sitting on your cash, and can they make you sick? To provide us with some insight ...... Read more »

  • July 12, 2015
  • 02:42 PM
  • 105 views

Less intensive chemo avoids irreversible side effects in children’s cancer

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

Children with a rare type of cancer called Wilms’ tumour who are at low risk of relapsing can now be given less intensive treatment, avoiding a type of chemotherapy that can cause irreversible heart problems in later life. The move follows the results of a Cancer Research UK trial showing that the drug doxorubicin can be safely omitted from treatment without affecting patients’ chances of survival.... Read more »

Pritchard-Jones K. et al. (2015) Doxorubicin omission from the treatment of stage II-III, intermediate-risk histology Wilms' tumour: results of the SIOP WT 2001 randomised trial. Lancet. info:/10.1016/S0140-6736

  • July 11, 2015
  • 02:55 PM
  • 123 views

Spinal cord injury and the bodies response: Modulating the macrophage

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

Macrophages are cellular sentinels in the body, assigned to identify “attacks” from viruses, bacteria, or fungi and sound the alarm when they are present. However, these cells are a “double edged sword” in spinal cord injury, providing both neural repair-promoting properties and pathological functions that destroy neuronal tissue.... Read more »

  • July 11, 2015
  • 07:10 AM
  • 108 views

Anti-depressant Amitriptyline May Inhibit Adenovirus Infections

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Prof. Urs Greber, PhD Professor of Molecular Cell Biology Institute of Molecular Life Sciences University of Zurich Zurich, Switzerland Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Prof. Greber: This study … Continue reading →
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Future research will show if amitriptyline can be used to treat viral disease in humans. (2015) Anti-depressant Amitriptyline May Inhibit Adenovirus Infections. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • July 11, 2015
  • 03:24 AM
  • 144 views

No really, it's a placebo...

by Paul Whiteley in Questioning Answers

An entry on ScienceDaily titled: 'Turning fake pills into real treatments' caught my eye recently and with it a link to one of the most famous placebo experiments by Ted Kaptchuk and colleagues [1] (open-access here).In the 2010 paper, Kaptchuk et al reported that even when told a placebo - a substance that has no therapeutic effect - is a placebo, when compared to a no-treatment option, participants diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome as a group reported greater improvem........ Read more »

Kaptchuk TJ, Friedlander E, Kelley JM, Sanchez MN, Kokkotou E, Singer JP, Kowalczykowski M, Miller FG, Kirsch I, & Lembo AJ. (2010) Placebos without deception: a randomized controlled trial in irritable bowel syndrome. PloS one, 5(12). PMID: 21203519  

  • July 10, 2015
  • 09:36 PM
  • 95 views

Diabetic Severity May Predict Risk of Dementia

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Wei-Che Chiu, MD, PhD National Taiwan University College of Public Health, Cathay General Hospital and Fu Jen Catholic University Taipei, Taiwan Medical Research: What is the background for this study? Response: Diabetes mellitus is a common risk … Continue reading →
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Wei-Che Chiu, MD, PhD. (2015) Diabetic Severity May Predict Risk of Dementia. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • July 10, 2015
  • 09:10 PM
  • 111 views

Type 2 Diabetes Linked to Decreased Brain Blood Flow and Cognitive Ability

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Vera Novak, MD PhD Associate Professor of Neurology Dept. of Neurology, Stroke Division Director Syncope and Falls in the Elderly Laboratory Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Boston, MA MedicalResearch: What is the background for this study? Dr. … Continue reading →
The post Type 2 Diabetes Linked to Decreased Brain Blood Flow and Cognitive Ability appeared first on MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News.
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Vera Novak, MD PhD. (2015) Type 2 Diabetes Linked to Decreased Brain Blood Flow and Cognitive Ability . MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • July 10, 2015
  • 08:44 PM
  • 126 views

Ejaculatory Issues Common and Not Helped By Testosterone Treatment

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Darius A. Paduch, MD, PhD Associate  Professor of Urology and Reproductive Medicine Director Sexual Health and Medicine Research Director of Male Infertility Fellowship Co-Director Male Infertility Genetics Laboratory Weill Cornell Medical College Dept of Urology New York, … Continue reading →
The post Ejaculatory Issues Common and Not Helped By Testosterone Treatment appeared first on MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News.
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Darius A. Paduch, MD, PhD. (2015) Ejaculatory Issues Common and Not Helped By Testosterone Treatment. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • July 10, 2015
  • 08:22 PM
  • 101 views

Low Heart Rate Variability Linked To Decreased Sexual Arousal In Women

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Amelia Stanton, Graduate Student Department of Psychology The University of Texas at Austin Austin, TX Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Response: Heart rate variability (HRV) has emerged as … Continue reading →
The post Low Heart Rate Variability Linked To Decreased Sexual Arousal In Women appeared first on MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News.
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Amelia Stanton, Graduate Student. (2015) Low Heart Rate Variability Linked To Decreased Sexual Arousal In Women. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • July 10, 2015
  • 07:58 PM
  • 110 views

Underweight Colon Cancer Patients May Have Worse Prognosis

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: S. Yousuf Zafar, MD, MHS Associate Professor of Medicine Duke Cancer Institute Duke Clinical Research Institute Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Zafar: Multiple studies have suggested that … Continue reading →
The post Underweight Colon Cancer Patients May Have Worse Prognosis appeared first on MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News.
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S. Yousuf Zafar, MD, MHS. (2015) Underweight Colon Cancer Patients May Have Worse Prognosis. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • July 10, 2015
  • 07:01 PM
  • 91 views

Phthalate Replacements May Contribute to High Blood Pressure in Youth

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Teresa M. Attina, MD, PhD, MPH and Leonardo Trasande, MD, MPP Department of Pediatrics NYU Langone Medical Center Medical Research: What is the background for this study? Response: Phthalates are environmental chemicals widely used in consumer and … Continue reading →
The post Phthalate Replacements May Contribute to High Blood Pressure in Youth appeared first on MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News.
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Leonardo Trasande, MD, MPP. (2015) Phthalate Replacements May Contribute to High Blood Pressure in Youth. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • July 10, 2015
  • 06:29 PM
  • 92 views

Intestinal Microbiome May Contribute To Burn Pathology

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Mashkoor A.  Choudhry, PhD Professor of Surgery, Microbiology & Immunology Burn & Shock Trauma Research Institute Stritch School of Medicine Loyola University Chicago Health Sciences Division Maywood, IL 60153 Medical Research: What is the background for this … Continue reading →
The post Intestinal Microbiome May Contribute To Burn Pathology appeared first on MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News.
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Mashkoor A. Choudhry, PhD. (2015) Intestinal Microbiome May Contribute To Burn Pathology. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • July 10, 2015
  • 05:14 PM
  • 98 views

Clinical Trial of Ultraviolet Blood Irradiation For Resistant Infectious Disease

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr. J. Todd Kuenstner MD Clinical Laboratories Charleston Area Medical Center, Charleston, Virginia West Virginia School of Medicine, Charleston, West Virginia Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Kuenstner: … Continue reading →
The post Clinical Trial of Ultraviolet Blood Irradiation For Resistant Infectious Disease appeared first on MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News.
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Dr. J. Todd Kuenstner MD. (2015) Clinical Trial of Ultraviolet Blood Irradiation For Resistant Infectious Disease. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • July 10, 2015
  • 04:21 PM
  • 93 views

Hospital Costs For Maternity Care Vary Widely

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Xiao Xu, Ph.D. Assistant Professor Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences Yale School of Medicine Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Xiao Xu: While research has shown … Continue reading →
The post Hospital Costs For Maternity Care Vary Widely appeared first on MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News.
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Xiao Xu, Ph.D. Assistant Professor. (2015) Hospital Costs Vary Widely For Maternity Care. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • July 10, 2015
  • 04:10 PM
  • 139 views

‘Conjunction junction’ for brain’s navigation function

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

Ever wake at night needing a drink of water and then find your way to the kitchen in the dark without stubbing your toe? Researchers at the University of California, San Diego say they have identified a region of the brain that enables you to do that – and generally helps you navigate the world.... Read more »

  • July 10, 2015
  • 04:00 PM
  • 111 views

Postmenopausal Hormones Linked To Decreased Colon Cancer Risk

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr. Hannah Arem Ph.D. M.H.S. Postdoctoral Fellow Nutritional Epidemiology Branch Division Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics National Cancer Institute MedicalResearch: What is the background for this study? Dr. Arem: In the United States, men are more likely to … Continue reading →
The post Postmenopausal Hormones Linked To Decreased Colon Cancer Risk appeared first on MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News.
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Dr. Hannah Arem Ph.D. M.H.S. Postdoctoral Fellow. (2015) Postmenopausal Hormones Linked To Decreased Colon Cancer Risk. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • July 10, 2015
  • 02:08 PM
  • 151 views

Is sexism the reason why so many heterosexual men are prejudiced towards gay men?

by BPS Research Digest in BPS Research Digest

Gay rights have improved hugely in recent years, but prejudice remains a significant problem. Hate crime data from the US show that gay men in particular are victimised more than other sexual minorities and that their attackers are usually heterosexual men. Moreover, survey data repeatedly find that heterosexual men, on average, are especially prejudiced towards gay men: that is, they typically show more prejudice towards gay men than they do towards lesbians, and they show more prejudice toward........ Read more »

  • July 10, 2015
  • 02:04 PM
  • 85 views

Substance Abuse and Tobacco Linked To Longer Term Opioid Use

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: W. Michael Hooten, M.D Professor of Anesthesiology Mayo Clinic Medical Research: What is the background for this study? Dr. Hooten: The purpose of the study was to investigate a gap in knowledge related to the progression of … Continue reading →
The post Substance Abuse and Tobacco Linked To Longer Term Opioid Use appeared first on MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News.
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W. Michael Hooten, M.D, & Professor of Anesthesiology. (2015) Substance Abuse and Tobacco Linked To Longer Term Opioid Use. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • July 10, 2015
  • 12:47 PM
  • 100 views

3-Drug Combination May Better Reduce Nausea-Vomiting During Chemotherapy

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Junichi Nishimura MD, PhD Assistant professor Osaka University in Japan Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Nishimura: Oxaliplatin is classified as moderately emetogenic chemotherapy and 2-drug combination antiemetic … Continue reading →
The post 3-Drug Combination May Better Reduce Nausea-Vomiting During Chemotherapy appeared first on MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News.
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Junichi Nishimura MD, PhD, & Assistant professor. (2015) 3-Drug Combination May Better Reduce Nausea-Vomiting During Chemotherapy. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • July 10, 2015
  • 12:14 PM
  • 132 views

The experiences of adults with "selective mutism", in their own words

by BPS Research Digest in BPS Research Digest

Some people have a condition that means in most situations, they can't speak. There's nothing wrong with their tongue or vocal chords , and they don't have "aphasia" which is when brain damage affects speech. Yet most of them time, they feel completely unable to speak.In 1934, the term "elective mutism" was coined to describe this condition based on the idea that people fitting the diagnosis were choosing to remain silent. But the favoured term, at least in the UK, has since changed to "selectiv........ Read more »

Aaron S. Walker, & Jane Tobbell. (2015) Lost Voices and Unlived Lives: Exploring Adults’ Experiences of Selective Mutism using Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis. Qualitative Research in Psychology. info:/

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