Study provides insight into development of red blood cells

Every cell in the body, whether skin or muscle or brain, starts out as a generic cell that acquires its unique characteristics after undergoing a process of specialization. Nowhere is this process more dramatic than it is in red blood cells.

1 day ago www.news-medical.net

Older smokers more likely to quit with increase in cigarette prices, study finds

Older smokers are usually more set in their ways, but a dollar increase in cigarette prices makes them 20 percent more likely to quit, a new Drexel University study found.

1 day ago www.news-medical.net

Review of kidney cancer incidence in California signals end of a trend

A review of kidney cancer in California from 1988 through 2013 by the UC Davis Institute for Population Health Improvement has concluded that the high incidence of small tumors and early-stage disease observed in California from 1988 until about 2009 has declined and stabilized in recent years, signaling the end of a trend.

1 day ago www.news-medical.net

New technique quickly, economically monitors multiple molecular interactions in living tissues

A new approach to optical imaging makes it possible to quickly and economically monitor multiple molecular interactions in a large area of living tissue -- such as an organ or a small animal; technology that could have applications in medical diagnosis, guided surgery, or pre-clinical drug testing.

1 day ago www.news-medical.net

Adequate sleep and caffeine could help reduce postoperative pain

Sleep is essential for good mental and physical health, and chronic insufficient sleep increases the risk for several chronic health problems.

1 day ago www.news-medical.net

Northwestern Medicine scientists develop novel method to track HIV infection

Northwestern Medicine scientists have developed a novel method of tracking HIV infection, allowing the behavior of individual virions -- infectious particles -- to be connected to infectivity.

1 day ago www.news-medical.net

Food allergies: Mechanism underlying cross-reaction between cypress pollen and certain fruits revealed

Working in collaboration with teams from the Czech Republic and Japan, researchers from the Institut Pasteur, Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris (AP-HP), and Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Marseille (AP-HM) have identified, for the first time, the likely origin of the cross-reactivity between cypress pollen, peaches and citrus fruits.

1 day ago www.news-medical.net

Physicians studying how to prescribe income security

Physicians at St. Michael's Hospital are studying how full-time income support workers hired by health-care clinics can help vulnerable patients or those living in poverty improve their finances and their health.

1 day ago www.news-medical.net

Researchers highlight global burden of suboptimal fetal growth in low-and middle-income countries

In low-and middle-income countries, it is common for babies to be born of low birth weight, due to either inadequate growth in utero (fetal growth restriction) and/or preterm birth, (birth before 37 weeks gestation).

2 days ago www.news-medical.net

Study finds link between vitamin D deficiency and elevated heart failure risk in older adults

A recent study found an elevated risk of heart failure in more than half of older individuals, and this risk was significantly associated with vitamin D deficiency.

2 days ago www.news-medical.net