Online shopping interventions could help customers make healthier choices

Altering the default order in which foods are shown on the screen, or offering substitutes lower in saturated fat could help customers make healthier choices when shopping for food online, according to a study published in the open access International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. Source: News Medical, https://www.news-medical.net/

New discovery could improve therapies for Duchenne muscular dystrophy

A new multi-institution study spearheaded by researchers at Florida State University and the University of California, Los Angeles suggests a tiny protein could play a major role in combating heart failure related to Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), the most common lethal genetic disorder among children. Source: News Medical, https://www.news-medical.net/

Common traits keep many patients with knee cartilage issues from participating in clinical trials

Some of the most common traits among patients with cartilage issues in the knee are excluding them from participating in clinical trials because the trial outcomes might not yield the optimum results for new methods of cartilage regeneration, according to a Penn Medicine study published in Regenerative Medicine. Source: News Medical, https://www.news-medical.net/

The complex fate of Antarctic species in the face of a changing climate

Researchers from the University of Plymouth and the British Antarctic Survey have presented support for the theory that marine invertebrates with larger body size are generally more sensitive to reductions in oxygen than smaller animals, and so will be more sensitive to future global climate change. However, evolutionary innovation can to some extent offset any … pročitajte više

Balancing data protection and research needs in the age of the GDPR

Scientific journals and funding bodies often require researchers to deposit individual genetic data from studies in research repositories in order to increase data sharing with the aim of enabling the reproducibility of new findings, as well as facilitating new discoveries. However, the introduction of new regulations such as the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) … pročitajte više

A Healthy Baby Starts With a Healthy Mom

SATURDAY, June 15, 2019 — Having a healthy baby starts before you get pregnant, Penn State doctors say. Nearly half of all pregnancies in the United States are unplanned, said Dr. Andrew Lutzkanin, a physician in the department of family and… Source: Drugs.com, https://www.drugs.com/

Medical News Today: Guanfacine vs. Adderall: What is the difference?

Doctors prescribe the two drugs guanfacine and Adderall for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, which people more often call ADHD. These medications work in different ways and have different side effects. Learn about both here, how to take them, and which one may be more suitable. Source: Medical News Today, https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/

Medical News Today: What to know about steroids and MS

Treatment options for multiple sclerosis (MS) flares include steroids. These can help reduce symptoms such as visual disturbances and weakness. Their effectiveness is relatively high. Learn more about steroids for MS here. Source: Medical News Today, https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/

Medical errors: What hospitals can learn from one state’s new approach

Medical errors continue to be a significant problem for American hospitals. One state decided to take a deep dive into its hospitals’ issues with errors – and the approach it’s taking can apply to facilities across the country.  Recently, state patient safety officials in Massachusetts released a report detailing the impact of medical errors in … pročitajte više

Medical News Today: How to treat razor bumps

Razor bumps can develop when a person shaves and the hair gets trapped beneath the skin. In this article, learn about how to get rid of razor bumps and prevent future ones from forming. Source: Medical News Today, https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/