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Peanut allergy may be treatable orally

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

A recent UK study examined oral treatment for peanut allergies in children and found that tolerance improved over increasing exposure to peanut protein over 26 weeks. The study was led by Andrew Clark, MD, from the Department of Medicine, University of Cambridge.
Researchers associated with this study said that peanut allergy cases are growing, and it [...]

Yoga reduces inflammation and improves energy in breast cancer survivors

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

A recent research team found that hatha yoga reduced inflammation and fatigue and improved energy levels in breast cancer survivors. Low energy is a common issue in breast cancer patients, and previous studies have linked low activity levels in survivors with a greater risk of early death.
This research team, led by Janice K. Kiecolt-Glaser, PhD [...]

Young heart transplant patients may live a long life with regular monitoring

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

A recent study shows that children who successfully underwent heart transplants could survive for more than 15 years after their surgery. The researchers associated with this study believed that regular and lifelong monitoring and medicine can keep up these patients’ heart function and quality of life.
The study was led by Hannah Copeland, MD of the [...]

Omega 3 fatty acids in seafood linked to better brain health and memory in older adults

Monday, January 27th, 2014

A recent study suggests that higher omega 3 fatty acid levels in older women are linked to better brain health and a larger brain. The study was done by James V Pottala, PhD and colleagues from the Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine at University of South Dakota.  The researchers examined data on 1,111 [...]

Working-aged diabetics more likely to get the flu

Sunday, January 26th, 2014

A recent Canadian study found that working-age adults diagnosed with diabetes had a greater flu risk than the general population. The researchers behind this study urged diabetics to take their annual flu shot.
The study was led by Jeffrey A. Johnson, PhD, from the Alberta Health Services Obesity, Diabetes and Nutrition Strategic Clinical Network. Dr. Johnson [...]

Young Hodgkin lymphoma patients more likely to develop breast cancer

Saturday, January 25th, 2014

A recent long-term study discovered that girls over 9 years of age who received Hodgkin lymphoma treatment had a greater risk of breast cancer as young adults. These findings suggest that young women who received Hodgkin lymphoma treatment in their childhood should be screened closely for breast cancer.
The observational study was led by Günther Schellong, [...]

Social contact difficulties associated with later psychosis

Friday, January 24th, 2014

Social contact difficulties in adolescence are associated with a risk of psychosis development later on in life, according to researchers. The results from their study are consistent with that of previous studies in people with high psychosis risk.
The researchers were led by Pirjo Mäki from the University of Oulu, Finland, and they used the PROD [...]

Daclatasvir and Sofosbuvir combination effective in treating Hepatitis C

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

A recent study suggests that combining daclatasvir and sofosbuvir may improve virologic response rates in patients diagnosed with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV). It may lead to high response rates even for patients who did not respond to previous studies.
The researchers for this study were led by Mark Sulkowski from the John Hopkins University School [...]

Smoke exposure increases hospitalizations for asthmatic children

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

According to a recent study, children with wheezing or asthma had a greater risk of being hospitalized within one year of a first admission if they were exposed to secondhand tobacco smoke. The exposure level was measured by the tobacco found in children’s saliva or blood.
The study was done researchers led by Judie A. Howrylak, [...]

Glaucoma patients may lose eyesight by sleeping on one side

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

A South Korean study suggests that glaucoma patients may lose their visual field (VF) in the lower eye if they sleep on one side. The researchers behind this study were led by Ki Ho Park from the Seoul National University Hospital.
According to the research team, this link between VF loss and sleeping position may be [...]

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