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Are acid-suppressing drugs prescribed too often in infants?

Are acid-suppressing drugs prescribed too often in infants?

Public release date: 20-Oct-2011

Cincinnati, OH, October 20, 2011 – Frequent spitting up, irritability, and unexplained crying in infants can be very distressing to parents. Pediatricians often prescribe acid-suppressing drugs for these symptoms in an effort to treat infants for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD); however, GERD is an uncommon cause of these symptoms in otherwise thriving…

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Study proves new technology kills bacteria

Study proves new technology kills bacteria

Public release date: 20-Oct-2011

BOSTON, MA (October 20, 2011) – Results from a comprehensive multi-site clinical trial demonstrated that the use of antimicrobial copper surfaces in intensive care unit rooms reduced the amount of bacteria in the rooms by 97 percent and resulted in a 41 percent reduction in the hospital acquired infection rate. According to researchers, this study is one of the…

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Women do not get enough vitamin D during the menopause

Women do not get enough vitamin D during the menopause

 

 

 

Public release date: 20-Oct-2011

 

A healthy diet is especially important during the menopause – a period in which the risk of suffering from health problems increases. Various studies analyse the diet of peri- and postmenopausal women in Spain alongside the troubles that come with this transition. The results show that all of those groups studied have a deficient intake of…

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Association Between SSRI Use During Pregnancy and Autism and Developmental Delays in Boys

Highlights: - “We found prenatal SSRI exposure was nearly 3 times as likely in boys with ASD relative to typical development, with the greatest risk when exposure took place during the first trimester,” said Li-Ching Lee, Ph.D., Sc.M., psychiatric epidemiologist in the Bloomberg School’s Department of Epidemiology.

Whooping cough ‘evolves to beat vaccine’

Highlights: - About 80 per cent of the 2012 whooping cough cases in Australia studied by the team were caused by pertactin-free strains.

Antibiotics alone are a successful treatment for uncomplicated acute appendicitis in kids

Antibiotics alone are a successful treatment for uncomplicated acute appendicitis in kids

Ralph Turchiano

Highlights:
- Thirty patient families chose antibiotics alone and 47 opted for surgery. Those in the non-operative group were admitted to the hospital and received IV antibiotics for at least 24 hours, followed by oral antibiotics for a total of 10 days after discharge. Among those patients, 93 percent showed improvement within 24…

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Compound from green tomatoes stimulates muscle growth and strength

Compound from green tomatoes stimulates muscle growth and strength

Ralph Turchiano

Highlights:
- discovered that tomatidine generates changes in gene expression that are essentially opposite to the changes that occur in muscle cells when people are affected by muscle atrophy. (more…)

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Compound from green tomatoes stimulates muscle growth and strength

Highlights: - discovered that tomatidine generates changes in gene expression that are essentially opposite to the changes that occur in muscle cells when people are affected by muscle atrophy.

Research shows impact of Facebook unfriending

Research shows impact of Facebook unfriending

High school friends often first to go

DENVER (April 22, 2014) – Two studies from the University of Colorado Denver are shedding new light on the most common type of `friend’ to be unfriended on Facebook and their emotional responses to it.

The studies, published earlier this year, show that the most likely person to be unfriended is a high school acquaintance. (more…)

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Ginseng can treat and prevent influenza and RSV, researcher finds

Ginseng can treat and prevent influenza and RSV, researcher finds

PUBLIC RELEASE DATE: 21-Apr-2014

ATLANTA–Ginseng can help treat and prevent influenza and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), a respiratory virus that infects the lungs and breathing passages, according to research findings by a scientist in Georgia State University’s new Institute for Biomedical Sciences.

In a recent issue of Nutrients and an upcoming publication of the International Journal of…

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Cancer stem cells linked to drug resistance

Cancer stem cells linked to drug resistance

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20-Apr-2014

Discovery of previously undefined molecular pathway is step toward novel clinical trial

Most drugs used to treat lung, breast and pancreatic cancers also promote drug-resistance and ultimately spur tumor growth. Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have discovered a molecule, or biomarker, called CD61 on the surface of…

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Why alcoholism saps muscle strength

Why alcoholism saps muscle strength

PUBLIC RELEASE DATE: 21-Apr-2014 Mitochondrial repair may be to blame for muscle weakness in mitochondrial diseases and in long-time alcoholics

(PHILADELPHIA) — Muscle weakness is a common symptom of both long-time alcoholics and patients with mitochondrial disease. Now researchers have found a common link: mitochondria that are unable to self-repair. The results will be published online April…

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Cancer stem cells linked to drug resistance

Cancer stem cells linked to drug resistance

PUBLIC RELEASE DATE:

20-Apr-2014

Discovery of previously undefined molecular pathway is step toward novel clinical trial

Most drugs used to treat lung, breast and pancreatic cancers also promote drug-resistance and ultimately spur tumor growth. Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have discovered a molecule, or biomarker, called CD61 on the surface of…

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Early mortality risk reduced up to 40 percent through increased physical activity and sports

Early mortality risk reduced up to 40 percent through increased physical activity and sports

Public release date: 20-Oct-2011

Even though previous studies have been shown the link between regular exercises and improved health the exact dose-response relation remains unclear. Guenther Samitz, researcher in physical activity and public health at the Centre for Sports Sciences and University Sports of the University of Vienna has investigated this relationship with a meta-study representing…

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Human Norovirus In Groundwater Remains Infective After Two Months

Human Norovirus In Groundwater Remains Infective After Two Months

Public release date: 20-Oct-2011

Researchers from Emory University have discovered that norovirus in groundwater can remain infectious for at least 61 days. The research is published in the October Applied and Environmental Microbiology.

Human norovirus is the most common cause of acute gastroenteritis. The disease it causes tends to be one of the more unpleasant of those that leave healthy…

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