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  • No increased risk of lung infections among infants using popular anti-reflux medicines
    New research shows infants using popular anti-reflux medicines like omeprazole are not at increased risk of pneumonia or other lower respiratory tract infections, contrary to findings from other international studies.
    Published: September 19, 2018, 2:10 pm
  • More than half of parents of sleep-deprived teens blame electronics
    Fifty-six percent of parents of teens who have sleep troubles believe the use of electronics is hurting their child's shut-eye.
    Published: September 17, 2018, 12:24 pm
  • Positive psychological well-being can improve overall heart health
    Maintaining positive thoughts and feelings through intervention programs can help patients achieve better overall outcomes when it comes to their cardiovascular health, according to a review article.
    Published: September 10, 2018, 6:25 pm
  • Ways to maximize nutrition and growth for the smallest preemies
    To help clinicians maximize nutrition and growth in very low birth weight infants, researchers quantified the gains and losses of different nutrition delivery practices during the transition to enteral feeds.
    Published: September 5, 2018, 12:39 pm
  • Patients want more information about their medicines, study finds
    Many patients want more information on the medicines they're prescribed and greater say in the brands they use, the first major study of the burden of long-term medicine use has concluded.
    Published: September 4, 2018, 6:05 pm
  • Listening to yoga music at bedtime is good for the heart
    Listening to yoga music at bedtime is good for the heart, according to new research.
    Published: August 27, 2018, 12:08 pm
  • Peripheral nerve block provides some with long-lasting pain relief for severe facial pain
    A new study has shown that use of peripheral nerve blocks in the treatment of Trigeminal Neuralgia (TGN) may produce long-term pain relief.
    Published: August 13, 2018, 4:07 pm
  • Distrust of power influences choice of medical procedures
    Many individuals prefer to resort to the techniques used in complementary and alternative medicine, even though they may have been expressly warned against these. According to recent research, this may be associated with a potent underlying predisposition to believe in conspiracy theories, a trait known as a conspiracy mentality.
    Published: August 1, 2018, 3:52 pm
  • Intractable hiccups may be more common than we think
    Everyone gets hiccups, but some people suffer intractable hiccups that last longer than a month. Intractable hiccups can occur more often than we realize and present to multiple medical disciplines, Loyola Medicine neurologists reported in the journal Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports.
    Published: July 24, 2018, 9:43 pm
  • Complementary medicine for cancer can decrease survival
    People who received complementary therapy for curable cancers were more likely to refuse at least one component of their conventional cancer treatment, and were more likely to die as a result, according to researchers.
    Published: July 19, 2018, 6:20 pm
  • New compounds to treat RSV, Zika virus
    A new and promising class of chemical compounds has major potential for treating Zika virus and respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, according to a new study.
    Published: July 11, 2018, 10:27 pm
  • Alternative splicing is crucial to muscle mass maintenance
    Alternative splicing plays a crucial role in maintaining adult muscle mass, which has implications in aging and chronic disease.
    Published: July 10, 2018, 4:28 pm
  • Beer. Soup. Barley's next great use? A medical imaging drink
    Roasted barley, when struck by a common laser beam, can illuminate the throat and the gastrointestinal track. The discovery could improve our ability to diagnose swallowing disorders, which affect more than 15 million Americans, as well as gut disorders. What's more, because many human diets already include barley, it could be fast-tracked for medical use.
    Published: June 27, 2018, 8:02 pm
  • Mozart, meditation and a yoga mat: Oncologists welcome integrative therapies for breast cancer
    A breast cancer patient dealing with anxiety, depression or mood swings could soon be encouraged by her oncologist to learn meditation techniques, join a yoga class or put music to therapeutic use.
    Published: June 12, 2018, 1:21 pm
  • Green tea molecule could prevent heart attacks
    Scientists have discovered that a compound found in green tea, currently being studied for its ability to reduce amyloid plaques in the brain in Alzheimer's disease, also breaks up and dissolves potentially dangerous protein plaques found in the blood vessels.
    Published: May 31, 2018, 11:08 pm
  • Secret to longevity may lie in the microbiome and the gut
    Scientists fed fruit flies with a combination of probiotics and an herbal supplement called Triphala that was able to prolong the flies' longevity by 60 percent and protect them against chronic diseases associated with aging.
    Published: May 31, 2018, 3:46 pm
  • Nanoparticles derived from tea leaves destroy lung cancer cells: Quantum dots have great potential
    Nanoparticles derived from tea leaves inhibit the growth of lung cancer cells, destroying up to 80 percent of them, new research has shown. The team made the discovery while they were testing out a new method of producing a type of nanoparticle called quantum dots. These are tiny particles which measure less than 10 nanometers. A human hair is 40,000 nanometers thick.
    Published: May 21, 2018, 1:27 pm
  • Fertility study finds acupuncture ineffective for IVF birth rates
    A study of over 800 Australian and New Zealand women undergoing acupuncture treatment during their IVF (in vitro fertilization) cycle has confirmed no significant difference in live birth rates.
    Published: May 15, 2018, 3:36 pm
  • Increased overweight in children of mothers who drank coffee while pregnant
    A new study shows that even moderate coffee consumption during pregnancy, one to two cups per day, is related to a risk of overweight or obesity in school age children. It has not been clearly shown if caffeine is the direct cause of the overweight, but the relationship, alone, has caused researchers to encourage increased caution.
    Published: May 11, 2018, 2:23 pm
  • Heart failure: The Alzheimer's disease of the heart?
    Similar to how protein clumps build up in the brain in people with some neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases, protein clumps appear to accumulate in the diseased hearts of mice and people with heart failure.
    Published: May 9, 2018, 1:38 pm