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Going to bed late may affect the health, academic performance of college students

...reased risk of depression, obesity, cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Experts recommend that adults get between seven and eight hours of sleep each night to maintain good health and optimum performance. ...

Extended duration work shifts risky to the safety, well-being of medical interns, patients

...reased risk of depression, obesity, cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Experts recommend that adults get between seven and eight hours of sleep each night to maintain good health and optimum performance....

Students with medical-related majors more likely to have poor quality sleep

...reased risk of depression, obesity, cardiovascular disease and diabetes. ...

College students who pull 'all-nighters' and get no sleep more likely to have a lower GPA

...reased risk of depression, obesity, cardiovascular disease and diabetes. ...

Catastrophic events can affect a person's sleep

...reased risk of depression, obesity, cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Experts recommend that adults get between seven and eight hours of sleep each night to maintain good health and optimum performance. ...

Night shift nurses more likely to have poor sleep habits

...reased risk of depression, obesity, cardiovascular disease and diabetes. ...

Simple test predicts 6-year risk of dementia

...n individuals chances of developing cardiovascular disease and other maladies, but, until now, no one has developed similar scales for dementia, says Barnes, who also is an assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). As measured by the bedside index, the risk f...

Alzheimer's disease to quadruple worldwide by 2050

...ldwide were estimated to be living with Alzheimers disease in 2006, according to a study led by researchers a...also concluded the global prevalence of Alzheimers disease will grow to more than 106 million by 2050. By that time, 43 percent of those with Alzheimers diseas...

Study outlines how stroke, head injury can increase risk of Alzheimer's disease

...ith this process and reduce the risk of Alzheimers disease in stroke or head trauma patients. It has been k...creased risk has not been understood. Alzheimer's disease is characterized by plaques within the brain of amyloid-beta protein, which is toxic to brain cells....

Metabolic syndrome points to heart health

...ociations found were independent of coronary heart disease risk as predicted by the Framingham risk score, a ...rd tool to predict the probability of having heart disease in the future. The authors investigated a sample of urban Portuguese adults who were invited to a ...

UK scientists set their sights on cure for AMD

...ds to progressive loss of vision. In addition, the disease often provokes a scarring process at the back of t...The London Project aims to deliver treatment for a disease which has no alternative therapy. Using stem cells which are far more adaptable can only improve s...

Advances in understanding bipolar disorder topics of press briefings June 7, 8

...nd imaging play a vital role in understanding this disease and in providing promising solutions to diagnosis and treatment. Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and the National Institute of Mental Health will discuss their latest findings in identifying changes in the brain chemi...

Benefits of trastuzumab are lasting, reducing both HER2 + breast cancer deaths and recurrence

...ab group. These results mean that the hazard of disease recurrence is decreased by 52 percent with the add...ncer in 2007. About 40,460 women will die from the disease this year. Right now, more than 2 million women living in the United States have been treated for br...

Explaining a link between strokes and Alzheimer's

...oke victims could be more vulnerable to Alzheimers disease years or even decades after making a full recover..., which are adding to the sum of knowledge about a disease which costs the UK more than cancer, heart disease and stroke combined. There are around 700,000 p...

New drug shows promise in treatment of advanced thyroid cancer

... drug axitinib produced tumor regression or stable disease in almost three-out-of-four patients with advanced...ing to offer thyroid cancer patients with advanced disease that was refractory to standard measures." Although this drug did not produce complete responses, ...

MU researchers find mechanisms that may unlock answers to Alzheimer's disease

...five years, we have started to understand how this disease works. With the new grant, we will be able to go f...g to the National Institutes of Health, Alzheimers disease is the most common form of dementia among older adults and affects areas of the brain that control m...

Institute of Medicine Advisory: Public health physicians

...rk focuses primarily on population issues, such as disease prevention and safe food supplies, are vital to improving public health. But the nation faces a critical shortage of these professionals, and many who are already in the field have not had adequate training to tackle current and emerging public healt...

The Burroughs Wellcome Fund awards $8 million to infectious disease investigators

...es or Canada. "The constant threat of infectious disease is of global concern, BWF President Dr. Enriqueta Bond said. "Understanding the underlying principles of how the microbial world interacts with the human host is of paramount importance. We are pleased to play a role in the expansion of knowledge in...

U-M study finds lymphoma drug effective over long term

...en if patients initially respond to treatment, the disease almost always comes back and becomes more difficult to treat. The study followed 76 patients with follicular non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, a cancer of the lymph system, who received the radioimmunotherapy drug Bexxar as their first treatment for the dise...

Strengthening exercises may slow progression of ALS

...disease, is a progressive, fatal neurodegenerative disease that causes muscles to weaken and eventually deter...sting that overworking the muscles could cause the disease to progress faster. For the study, researchers randomly divided 27 people with early stage ALS int...

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(Date:10/30/2014)... York | Heidelberg, 30 October 2014 Biological membranes ... better understanding of adsorption of solution ions onto ... cells. Now, a new study provides a quantitative ... surrounding solution ions. Joanna Kotyńska and Zbigniew Figaszewski ... authors of a study describing these findings, just ...
(Date:10/29/2014)... kind to date, researchers have used DNA sequencing to ... autism. Joseph Buxbaum, Ph.D., Icahn School of Medicine at ... Institute of Harvard and MIT, and their colleagues examined ... and unrelated people. They identified changes in 107 genes ... autism spectrum disorder (ASD) – a jump from the ...
(Date:10/29/2014)... sunlight to make their food, but they also need protection ... discovered a group of molecules in plants that shields them ... Journal of the American Chemical Society , one team reports ... , Timothy Zwier and colleagues at Purdue University note that ... cause serious damage to plant DNA and, as a result, ...
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