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City kids with asthma suffer less if they live near a park
Children with asthma who live in the city may have fewer days with symptoms the closer they live to parks and green spaces, according to research to be presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress 2017 on Monday. (2017-09-07)

New diagnostic tool spots first signs of Parkinson's disease
There are currently no laboratory tests for Parkinson's disease and by the time people have symptoms, nerve cells in their brains have already suffered irreversible damage. Researchers have developed new diagnostic software that works with readily available technologies and has an accuracy rate of 93 percent. They have it could one day be used as a standard screening test to spot the condition in its earliest stages. (2017-09-06)

Swings in dad's testosterone affects the family -- for better or worse -- after baby arrives
Testosterone levels are a key factor in a family's health and happiness after a newborn arrives. Researchers find that a drop can signal postpartum depression in dad, and a spike may be a sign of aggression. (2017-09-05)

Is ADHD really a sleep problem?
Around 75 percent of children and adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) also have sleep problems, but until now these have been thought to be separate issues. Now a in a pulling together of the latest research, Scientists are proposing of a new theory which says that much of ADHD may in fact be a problem associated with lack of regular circadian sleep. (2017-09-02)

Children's sleep quality linked to mothers' insomnia
Children sleep more poorly if their mothers suffer from insomnia symptoms -- potentially affecting their mental wellbeing and development -- according to new research by the University of Warwick and the University of Basel. (2017-08-31)

New possibility of studying how Alzheimer's disease affects the brain at different ages
Alzheimer's disease can lead to several widely divergent symptoms and, so far, its various expressions have mainly been observed through the behavior and actions of patients. Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have now produced images showing the changes in the brain associated with these symptoms -- a development which increases knowledge and could facilitate future diagnostics and treatment. (2017-08-31)

Children's sleep quality is related to mothers' insomnia symptoms
Children more often sleep poorly if their mothers suffer from insomnia symptoms. This report researchers from the University of Basel and the University of Warwick in the journal Sleep Medicine based on a study with nearly 200 school-aged children and their parents. (2017-08-31)

Shared custody equals less stress for children
Children who live full time with one parent are more likely to feel stressed than children in shared custody situations. The benefit holds regardless of the level of conflict between the parents or between parent and child. These are the results of a new study from Stockholm University's Demography Unit. (2017-08-30)

T cell responses may help dodge dengue virus symptoms during infection
Scientists now have new insight into the immune responses that prevent people infected with dengue virus from experiencing clinical symptoms, which could help optimize ongoing vaccine development efforts. (2017-08-30)

Study finds hormone therapy improves sleep quality for recently menopausal women
A new study published in Menopause: The Journal of The North American Menopause Society has found that low-dose hormone therapy may be effective in easing sleep issues in this population. (2017-08-29)

Obesity prevention guidelines are not followed for preschool children
In a study of nearly 400 preschool children, only one child adhered to obesity prevention guidelines over the course of a single day at child care and at home. (2017-08-29)

Study finds the burdens of spousal caregiving alleviated by appreciation
The fact that spouses often become caregivers for their ailing partners is quite common in American life -- and few roles are more stressful. But Michael Poulin, a UB psychologist, is part of a research team that has published a study suggesting that spending time attempting to provide help can be beneficial for a caregiver's well-being, but only under certain circumstances. (2017-08-28)

Brain changes linked to physical, mental health in functional neurological disorder
An imaging study by Massachusetts General Hospital investigators has identified differences in key brain structures of individuals whose physical or mental health has been most seriously impaired by a common but poorly understood condition called functional neurological disorder, sometimes called conversion disorder. (2017-08-28)

HKBU clinical observation finds efficacy rate of over 70 percent in Chinese medicine treatment of chronic renal failure
The School of Chinese Medicine of Hong Kong Baptist University recently conducted a clinical observation on Chinese medicine treatment of chronic renal failure. (2017-08-24)

Panic disorder symptoms may be tied to acid-sensing receptor
A pilot study at the University of Cincinnati -- the first to evaluate the TDAG8 expression in patients with panic disorder -- reveals significantly increased levels in patients with panic disorder, relative to their healthy control subjects. Researchers found an association with TDAG8 and symptom severity, and observed a relationship between TDAG8 and treatment response in patients who had been treated with antidepressants. (2017-08-24)

1 in 5 women with postpartum mood disorders keep quiet
A recent study finds that 21 percent of recent mothers experiencing postpartum mood disorders, such as anxiety and depression, do not disclose their symptoms to healthcare providers. (2017-08-24)

ICU patients who survive ARDS may suffer from prolonged post-intensive care syndrome
New study of 645 ARDS survivors by researchers at Intermountain Medical Center, Johns Hopkins University, and University of Utah, has identified subgroups of ARDS survivors who suffer what's been called post-intensive care syndrome, a collection of symptoms that can linger for years. (2017-08-24)

Parenting style reduces kids' distress in war
Researchers in Israel have found that maternal authoritativeness and warmth helps to protect against psychological distress and mental health symptoms in children exposed to war. The results suggest that combining emotional support and warmth with discipline and openness to negotiation could be an effective way to protect children from emotional trauma following violent conflict. (2017-08-23)

New recommendations for managing menopausal symptoms in breast cancer survivors
A large proportion of the world's estimated 9.3 million breast cancer survivors experience menopausal symptoms or clinical manifestations of estrogen deficiency. A comprehensive review published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism focuses on current and future approaches to management of menopausal symptoms after breast cancer. (2017-08-22)

Steroids not effective for chest infections in non-asthmatic adults
Oral steroids should not be used for treating acute lower respiratory tract infection (or 'chest infections') in adults who don't have asthma or other chronic lung disease, as they do not reduce the duration or severity of symptoms, according to a new study published in the journal JAMA. (2017-08-22)

Disrupted gut microbiome makes children more susceptible to amoebic dysentery
Children with lower diversity of microbial species in their intestines are more susceptible to severe infection with the Entamoeba histolytica parasite, according to a new study published in PLOS Pathogens. (2017-08-17)

Study: Playing smartphone app aids concussion recovery in teens
Generally, after suffering a concussion, patients are encouraged to avoid reading, watching TV and using mobile devices to help their brains heal. But new research shows that teen-agers who used a mobile health app once a day in conjunction with medical care improved concussion symptoms and optimism more than with standard medical treatment alone. (2017-08-16)

Could olfactory loss point to Alzheimer's disease?
Simple odor identification tests may help track the progression of Alzheimer's disease before symptoms actually appear, particularly among those at risk. (2017-08-16)

Why the definition of polycystic ovary syndrome harms women
The changed definition of polycystic ovary syndrome harms women and brings no clear benefit, say Australian scientists in today's British Medical Journal. (2017-08-16)

Study: Long-term testosterone therapy improves urinary, sexual function and quality of life
A new study shows a significant improvement in both sexual and urinary function as well as quality of life for hypogonadal men who undergo long-term testosterone replacement therapy. (2017-08-15)

UCI study uncovers possible roots of schizophrenia
An abundance of an amino acid called methionine, which is common in meat, cheese and beans, may provide new clues to the fetal brain development that can manifest in schizophrenia, University of California, Irvine pharmacology researchers report in the journal Molecular Psychiatry. (2017-08-15)

Psoriasis and psychiatric illnesses: What are the links?
A new review examines the potential link between psoriasis and mental health conditions. (2017-08-11)

Being bullied may dramatically affect sleep
New McLean Hospital research, using a mouse model simulating human bullying, suggests that being bullied produces long-lasting, depression-like sleep dysfunction and other effects on daily biological rhythms (2017-08-10)

Preparing for longevity -- we don't need to become frail as we age
Age-related frailty may be a treatable and preventable health problem, just like obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease, highlights a review in Frontiers in Physiology. (2017-08-09)

Man loses feeling in legs after long-term denture fixative use
A 62-year-old man lost the feeling in both his legs after the regular long term use of a denture fixative containing zinc, reveal doctors writing in the online journal BMJ Case Reports. (2017-08-07)

Resistance training may slow down the progression of multiple sclerosis
In the past, multiple sclerosis patients were advised not to exercise for fear of exacerbating the illness. However, it is now known that physical training can relieve many of the symptoms, including the excessive fatigue and mobility impairments that are often seen. New research now shows that resistance training may protect the nervous system and thus slow the progression of the disease. (2017-08-01)

New and novel technologies successfully demonstrated in soilborne disease study
Soil profiling is a powerful tool used in researching sudden death syndrome of soybean. In a new Phytobiomes journal article, titled 'Unraveling Microbial and Edaphic Factors Affecting the Development of Sudden Death Syndrome in Soybean,' Srour, et al. demonstrate, for the first time, the latest technologies to detect and profile microbial populations in 'diseased' and 'healthy' soils and to correlate their presence with the incidence and severity of SDS. (2017-07-31)

New drug may treat and limit progression of Parkinson's disease
Researchers at Binghamton University have developed a new drug that may limit the progression of Parkinson's disease while providing better symptom relief to potentially hundreds of thousands of people with the disease. (2017-07-31)

Self-efficacy boosts physical activity in osteoarthritis patients
Osteoarthritis patients that are more confident in their abilities in the morning go on to be more physically active throughout the day, according to a team of Penn State researchers. (2017-07-27)

Physical activity could combat fatigue, cognitive decline in cancer survivors
A new study indicates that cancer patients and survivors have a ready weapon against fatigue and 'chemo brain': a brisk walk. Researchers at the University of Illinois, along with collaborators at Digital Artefacts in Iowa City, Iowa, and Northeastern University in Boston, looked at the association between physical activity, fatigue and performance on cognitive tasks in nearly 300 breast cancer survivors. (2017-07-25)

Dog walking could be key to ensuring activity in later life
A new study has shown that regularly walking a dog boosts levels of physical activity in older people, especially during the winter. Researchers found that owning or walking a dog was one of the most effective ways to beat the usual decline in later-life activity, even combatting the effects of bad weather. Dog owners were sedentary for 30 minutes less per day, on average. (2017-07-24)

Link between income inequality and physical activity for women, but not for men
A recent paper published in the Journal of Public Health finds that women from areas with high income inequality are less likely to meet overall physical activity recommendations than men from the same geographical area. (2017-07-23)

Laser treatment reduces eye floaters
Patients reported improvement in symptoms of eye floaters after treatment with a laser, according to a study published by JAMA Ophthalmology. (2017-07-20)

Noninvasive test may predict asthma attacks in children
A new technology may help to noninvasively analyze lung sounds in children and infants at risk of an asthma attack. (2017-07-19)

What are the best ways to diagnose and manage asthma?
A team of experts from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston examined the current information available from many different sources on diagnosing and managing mild to moderate asthma in adults and summarized them. They determined that essential, effective treatment must involve a physical and breathing exam, a comprehensive health history of the patient and ask questions that may answer what triggers may cause an asthma attack. The findings are now available in JAMA. (2017-07-18)

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