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October 21, 2020

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Diagnosing Parkinson's Disease With Skin Samples Could Lead to Earlier Detection

New research shows a simple skin test can accurately identify Parkinson's disease, which could lead to earlier detection of the disease and better ...

Virtual Reality Health Appointments Can Help Patients Address Eating Disorders

Research has revealed that Virtual Reality (VR) technology can have significant impact on the validity of remote health appointments for those with ...
Thin tissue grafts and flexible electronics have a host of applications for wound healing, regenerative medicine and ...

Diamond-Studded Silk Wound Dressing Detects Infection and Improves Healing

Scientists have developed a next generation wound dressing that can detect infection and improve healing in burns, skin grafts and chronic ...
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Tumor DNA in Spinal Fluid Could Help Doctors Better Monitor Childhood Brain Cancer

Researchers have demonstrated that a new liquid biopsy approach overcomes traditional barriers to quickly and efficiently diagnose and monitor high-grade pediatric ...

A Promising New Tool in the Fight Against Melanoma

A new study has revealed that a key blood marker of cancer could be used to select the most effective treatment for ...

'Use It or Lose It': Regular Social Engagement Linked to Healthier Brain Microstructure in Older Adults

Older people who report greater levels of social engagement have more robust gray matter in regions of the brain relevant in dementia, according to new research. It is the first to use a particularly ...

Children With Autism, ADHD Have More Doctor and Hospital Visits During Infancy

Children who are later diagnosed with autism and/or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder visit doctors and hospitals more often in their first year of life than non-affected children, suggesting ...

Ultrasound Technique Offers More Precise, Quantified Assessments of Lung Health

Researchers have developed a technique that uses ultrasound to provide non-invasive assessments of pulmonary fibrosis and pulmonary edema. The technique has been shown to both quantify lung scarring ...

Predicting Influenza Epidemics

Researchers have developed a unique method to predict influenza epidemics by combining several sources of data. The forecasts can be used, for example, when planning healthcare provision, such that ...

Risk of Heart Complications After Major Surgery Is Higher Than Previously Thought

One in five high-risk patients undergoing major non-cardiac surgery will develop one or more heart complications within a year, according to new ...

Severe Morning Sickness Linked to Depression New Study Finds

Severe morning sickness increases the risk of depression both during and after pregnancy, new research has ...

Studies Offer New Evidence for Possible Link Between Blood Type and COVID-19 Susceptibility

New studies suggest people with blood type O may have a lower risk of COVID-19 infection and reduced likelihood of severe outcomes, including organ complications, if they do get ...

Blood Test Could Identify COVID-19 Patients at Risk of 'Cytokine Storm' Hyperinflammation

Researchers have identified a blood profile that could help identify COVID-19 patients at greatest risk of deterioration and direct them towards trials of specific treatments that could modify their ...

Nerves That Sense Touch May Play Role in Autism

Autism is considered a disorder of the brain. But a new study suggests that the peripheral nervous system, the nerves that control our sense of touch, pain and other sensations, may play a role as ...

Study Upends Understanding 211Ʊ Joint Injuries

An injury to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) can lead to severe osteoarthritis in both animal and human patients. Now, a new interdisciplinary study on the protein that lubricates our joints ...

New Study Suggests Crucial Role for Lymphocytes in Asymptomatic COVID-19 Infection

A retrospective study of 52 COVID-19 patients may help researchers better understand why not everyone show symptoms of the disease. The study's authors found that asymptomatic patients hosted ...

Impact of COVID-19 Infection on Patients With Congenital Heart Disease

Results of a retrospective analysis suggest that people born with a heart defect who developed COVID-19 symptoms had a low risk of moderate or severe COVID-19 infection, according to a new ...

Breakthrough Blood Test Developed for Brain Tumors

Genetic mutations that promote the growth of the most common type of adult brain tumors can be accurately detected and monitored in blood samples using an enhanced form of liquid ...

Study Linking 28 Genes to Developmental Disorders to Mean Diagnoses for 211Ʊ 500 Families

Research into the causes of developmental disorders has identified 285 genes linked to these conditions, including 28 newly-associated genes. The study will enable diagnoses for around 500 families ...

New Blood Test Predicts Which COVID-19 Patients Will Develop Severe Infection

Scientists have developed a score that can accurately predict which patients will develop a severe form of ...

First Reported UK Case of Sudden Permanent Hearing Loss Linked to COVID-19

Although uncommon, sudden permanent hearing loss seems to be linked to COVID-19 infection in some people, warn doctors, reporting the first UK ...

New Study Shows Which Medical Procedures Pose COVID-19 Risk to Health-Care Providers

Autopsy, airway suctioning and cardiopulmonary resuscitation are among the list of medical procedures that pose a risk of spreading COVID-19 from a patient to their health-care provider by creating ...

Study Links Eating Disorders With Body Dysmorphia

People with eating disorders are 12 times more likely to be preoccupied with perceived flaws in their physical appearance than those without, according to new ...

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