There are dozens of studies, innovations, and research findings released everyday by institutions and clinics across the world. Here’s a look at some of the other notable health reports from May 17.
Aging-US: New Insights on Skin Aging Gleaned From Naked Mole-Rats
A new research paper was published on the cover of Aging (Aging-US) Volume 14, Issue 9, entitled, “Single-cell transcriptomics reveals age-resistant maintenance of cell identities, stem cell compartments and differentiation trajectories in long-lived naked mole-rats skin.”
If You Take Several Medications, ‘Polypharmacy’ is a Word to Know
Even for individuals who do not have cancer, multiple medication use is fraught with risks and tricky to navigate because of the emotions involved, said Erika Ramsdale, M.D., a Wilmot Cancer Institute oncologist, geriatrics specialist, and data scientist who led a recent study on polypharmacy published in The Oncologist journal.
Time-Restricted Eating May Lower CVD Risk for Older Breast Cancer Survivors
Older breast cancer survivors with cardiometabolic risk factors who restricted food intake to eight hours during the weekday, followed by 16 hours of fasting, lowered their risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) after a few weeks, according to a new research letter publishing today in JACC: CardioOncology.
Community-Focused Strategy Improves Vaccine Uptake in Black and Latino Communities
New research from Boston Medical Center (BMC) shows how intentionality and partnership between community leaders and medical health centers can improve COVID-19 vaccination uptake in Black and Latino communities.
McMaster researchers discover how to reduce severe tissue damage from some viral infections
McMaster University researchers have found not only how some viral infections cause severe tissue damage, but also how to reduce it.
Concussion symptoms in children may have multiple underlying causes
Researchers unlock potential pathways for treatment by focusing on the relationships between the symptoms of concussions and the nature of the injury.
mRNA vaccines like Pfizer and Moderna fare better against COVID-19 variants of concern
A comparison of four COVID-19 vaccinations shows that messenger RNA (mRNA) vaccines — Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna — perform better against the World Health Organization’s variants of concern (VOCs) than viral vector vaccines — AstraZeneca and J&J/Janssen.
New tool developed by WVU researchers makes it easier to identify pregnant patients with eating disorders
At least 5% of pregnant women will experience an eating disorder during their pregnancies, yet no rapid screening tool exists to identify who they are.
Organic polymeric scintillators excite X-ray community
Efficient strategy for metal-free polymeric scintillators with multicolor radioluminescence for high-resolution X-ray imaging opens a new avenue of research for low-cost, flexible radioluminescent polymeric materials.
Experimental ALS drug may be more effective than existing ones
New research on the experimental drug NU-9, invented and developed by two Northwestern University scientists to treat ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), shows it is more effective than existing FDA-approved drugs for the disease.
Many historically ‘redlined’ California communities have higher COVID-19 incidence and mortality
One of many legacies of “redlining” could also be increased incidence and mortality charges of COVID-19 affecting the largely minority and poor residents of those neighborhoods, in response to analysis printed on the ATS 2022 worldwide convention.
Scientists Use Machine Learning Models to Help Identify Long COVID Patients
Clinical scientists used machine learning (ML) models to explore de-identified electronic health record (EHR) data in the National COVID Cohort Collaborative (N3C), a National Institutes of Health-funded national clinical database, to help discern characteristics of people with long-COVID and factors that may help identify such patients using data from medical records.
IOMF-funded study determines orgasmic meditation is more comparable to meditation than sex
New research supported by the Institute of OM Foundation (IOMF), based in Santa Rosa, CA, documents the profoundly positive effect of Orgasmic Meditation, commonly known as “OM,” for many looking to achieve the overall benefits of meditative practice, according to IOMF-backed researchers.
COVID-19’s devastating toll: An rise in adolescent mental health crises and suicidality
A new study led by Patricia Ibeziako, MD, associate chief of clinical services in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Services at Boston Children’s Hospital, shows that the situation worsened with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Friendly fungi announce themselves to their hosts
For many years after discovering a diverse population of sometimes dangerous microbes constantly living in our intestines, scientists described the situation as a form of living with the enemy.
Private Health Plans During 2020 Paid Hospitals 224 Percent of What Medicare Would Pay
Prices paid to hospitals during 2020 by employers and private insurers for both inpatient and outpatient services averaged 224 percent of what Medicare would have paid, with wide variation in prices among states, according to a new RAND Corporation report.
Henry Ford Cardiologist to Perform a Live Heart Procedure at International Medical Education Event
For the third straight year, Henry Ford Hospital interventional cardiologist Khaldoon Alaswad, M.D. will perform a live heart procedure as part of an international interactive medical education event, with proceeds benefiting hospitals in Ukraine.
Infrared imaging to measure glymphatic function
Dynamic infrared tracer imaging uses affordable and widely available equipment to obtain the temporal resolution necessary to evaluate glymphatic flux within the brain.
Scientists See Signs of Traumatic Brain Injury in Headbutting Muskox
Scientists at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai saw for the first time hallmarks of concussions and other head trauma in the brains of deceased headbutting animals—muskoxen and bighorn sheep.
Statins may provide protection against depression
Statins have been hailed as a wonder drug; the cholesterol-lowering drugs have been prescribed to tens of millions of people since their approval in the late 1980s to prevent heart attack and stroke.
Predictable Home Environment Protects Against Development of Heart Disease Risk Factors After Child Abuse
A new study shows for the first time that well-organized households protect children who have experienced abuse from developing some precursors to heart disease.
Alternative to open heart surgery just as effective for patients with common heart condition
A study led by researchers at the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) Leicester Biomedical Research Centre has shown that a less invasive heart procedure for a common condition is just as effective as conventional open-heart surgery.
Milestone clinical study shows postbiotic urolithin A improves muscle strength and exercise performance in middle-aged adults
New research by scientists in Switzerland shows supplementation with urolithin A had exercise-like effects on muscle strength, improving it by 12% after 4 months.
Protein linked to intellectual disability has complex role
Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified a previously unknown function for the fragile X protein, the loss of which is the leading inherited cause of intellectual disability.
Scientists Nail Down ‘Destination’ for Protein That Delivers Zinc
Discovery reveals a key mechanism that all living things use to transport a trace element essential for survival.
Guidelines to ensure assessment of patient symptoms and quality of life is ethical
In a new study published in JAMA, experts in the University’s Centre for Patient Reported Outcomes Research with international collaborators, set out the guidelines, designed to ensure clinical research which includes patient-reported outcomes is ethical, inclusive, equitable and optimal.
Dynamics of adaptive immunity in tuberculosis uncovered
In a paper published in Cell Reports today, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine immunologists discovered that adaptive immune response against Mycobacterium tuberculosis—pathogenic bacteria that cause TB—matures over time.
Big study answers treatment question for little known kidney condition
The largest ever randomised controlled trial in IgA nephropathy has found that treatment with methylprednisolone – a cheap, widely used corticosteroid drug – halves the risk of losing kidney function and kidney failure, and that this can be effectively achieved with fewer side effects if a reduced dose is used.