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Study highlights potential benefits of continuous EEG monitoring for infant patients

A recent retrospective study evaluating continuous electroencephalography (cEEG) of children in intensive care units (ICUs) found a higher than anticipated numbe

New genetic study could lead to better treatment of severe asthma

The largest-ever genetic study of people with moderate-to-severe asthma has revealed new insights into the underlying causes of the disease which could help impr

New study shows premature babies’ developing brains benefit from caffeine therapy

For many, starting the day off with caffeine from a cup of coffee is a must. In neonatal intensive care units, or NICUs, premature babies bor

Study finds differences in umbilical cord blood metal levels between urban and rural newborns

New findings from a team of Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine researchers reveal urban and rural differences in prenatal exposure to essential and toxic elemen

Study links frequent red meat consumption to high levels of chemical associated with heart disease

Researchers have identified another reason to limit red meat consumption: high levels of a gut-generated chemical called trimethylamine N-oxide (TMAO), that also

BMI is a good measure of health after all, new study finds

A new study from the University of Bristol supports body mass index (BMI) as a useful tool for assessing obesity and health. A simple measure based on weight and

Study: Age, race differences determine risk of stroke in women and men

A new study found that, between the ages of 45 and 74 years, white women were less likely to have a stroke than white men, but at age 75 and older, there was no

Study reveals new link between atrial fibrillation and mutations in heart disease gene

Atrial fibrillation (Afib), a heart condition that causes a rapid, irregular heartbeat that increases a person’s risk of stroke and heart failure, is f

Study examines disruption of circadian rhythm as risk factor for diseases

USC scientists report that a novel time-keeping mechanism within liver cells that helps sustain key organ tasks can contribute to diseases when its natural rhyth

Study identifies a key cellular mechanism that triggers pneumonia in humans

The relationship between influenza and pneumonia has long been observed by health workers. Its genetic and cellular mechanisms have now been

Study finds four dried fruits have lower glycemic index (GI) than white bread

People with diabetes and followers of diets based on the glycemic index (GI) can enjoy dried fruits knowing they do not cause a blood sugar spike compared to starchy foods such as

Genetic study of epilepsy points to potential new therapies

The largest study of its kind, led by international researchers including scientists at RCSI (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland), has discovered 11 new ge

Study shows key enzyme linked to therapy resistance in deadly lung cancer

Researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have identified a link between an enzyme tied to cancer formation and therapy resistance in pati

Study points to optimal blood pressure treatment for stroke patients

Aggressive treatment of hypertension in stroke patients could do more harm than good in the long term, according to a new study from researchers at the Universit

Study finds higher risk of breast cancer for women after giving birth

Younger women who have recently had a child may have a higher risk of breast cancer than their peers of the same age who do not have children, according to a

Hair colour gene study sheds new light on roots of redheads’ locks

Scientists have discovered eight genes linked to red hair, helping to solve a mystery of how redheads inherit their flaming locks. The study—which also sheds lig

Some brain tumors may respond to immunotherapy, new study suggests

Immunotherapy has proved effective in treating a number of cancers, but brain tumors have remained stubbornly resistant. Now, a new study suggests that a slow-gr

Study highlights correlations between violent death and substance use

A group of researchers at the University of São Paulo’s Medical School (FM-USP) in Brazil recently published the results of a study on