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Smart speaker technology harnessed for hospital medical treatments
Sun, 24 Mar 2019 09:05:26 EDT
Smart speakers that are customarily used in your living room can be programmed to act as an aid to physicians in hospital operating rooms, according to new research.
New IR treatment for 'tennis elbow' reduces pain and inflammation without surgery
Sun, 24 Mar 2019 09:05:23 EDT
Tennis elbow, the painful chronic condition that affects up to 3 percent of the US adult population, can be effectively treated through transcatheter arterial embolization (TAE), an image-guided, non-surgical treatment that decreases abnormal blood flow to the injured area to reduce inflammation and pain, according to new research.
Fathers-to-be: Smoking could harm your baby
Sun, 24 Mar 2019 09:05:20 EDT
Fathers-to-be who smoke may increase the risk of congenital heart defects in their offspring, according to a new study. For mothers-to-be, both smoking and exposure to secondhand smoke were detrimental.
Breast cancer may be likelier to spread to bone with nighttime dim-light exposure
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 14:52:23 EDT
Exposure to dim light at night, which is common in today's lifestyle, may contribute to the spread of breast cancer to the bones, researchers have shown for the first time in an animal study.
For migraine sufferers with obesity, losing weight can decrease headaches
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 14:52:07 EDT
For migraine sufferers with obesity, losing weight can decrease headaches and improve quality of life, researchers report.
Eating later in the day may be associated with obesity
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 14:52:04 EDT
Eating later in the day may contribute to weight gain, according to a new study.
Improved PCOS symptoms correlate with gut bacterial composition
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 14:52:01 EDT
Symptoms of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) improved with exposure to healthy bacteria in the gut, according to a study in a mouse model of this common women's endocrine disorder.
Bisphosphonates increasingly prescribed to the women most likely to benefit
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 14:51:59 EDT
In recent years, women who start taking bisphosphonates (BPs) to treat osteoporosis and prevent fracture have trended from younger to older and from having osteopenia to having osteoporosis, researchers report.
In healthy young women, sleep quality varies throughout the menstrual cycle
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 14:51:56 EDT
Young women are more likely to experience sleep disruption in the days leading up to their menstrual period, according to a new study.
Another possible consequence of the opioid epidemic: hormone deficiencies
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 14:51:52 EDT
Many people who use opioid medications long term do not produce enough testosterone or another important hormone, cortisol, according to a new study.
Sperm DNA damage may contribute to repeated miscarriages
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 14:51:46 EDT
Some cases of recurrent pregnancy loss may be caused by sperm DNA damage in the male partner, rather than by a problem in affected women.
Ovary function is preserved in transgender men at one year of testosterone therapy
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 14:51:44 EDT
Transgender men preserve their fertility potential even after one year of treatment with the male hormone testosterone, according to a new study.
Levothyroxine treatment in women with thyroid antibodies may not increase live birth rate
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 14:51:39 EDT
Treating women with thyroid antibodies but a normal thyroid function with a medicine called Levothyroxine does not make them more likely to deliver a live baby, new research suggests.
Hydrophobicity and effective acid catalysis
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 11:37:54 EDT
Researchers have shown that the tunable hydrophobic nature of dense siloxane gels is strongly correlated with their catalytic activity, explicitly demonstrating how molecules with different hydrophobic nature at the molecular level interact differently with surfaces of differing hydrophobicity. This is also the first time a siloxane gel has been shown to be highly effective for the reaction of silyl ethers, commonly used as a protecting agent.
Breakthrough in air purification with a catalyst that works at room temperature
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 11:37:51 EDT
Researchers have shown that a newly engineered catalyst made of gold nanoparticles supported on a metal oxide framework shows breakdown of ammonia impurities in air, with excellent selectivity for conversion to nitrogen gas. Importantly, it is effective at room temperature, making it suitable for everyday air purification systems. The team successfully identified the mechanism behind this behavior, paving the way towards the design of other novel catalytic materials.
How electricity-eating microbes use electrons to fix carbon dioxide
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 11:37:48 EDT
A phototrophic microbe called Rhodopseudomonas palustris takes up electrons from conductive substances like metal oxides or rust to reduce carbon dioxide.
Treating diabetes in older adults requires simpler medication regimens, looser glycemic targets
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 11:37:46 EDT
Simplifying medication regimens and tailoring glycemic targets in older adults with diabetes improves adherence and avoids treatment-related complications.
A1c test misses many cases of diabetes
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 11:37:44 EDT
Using the hemoglobin A1c blood test to diagnose diabetes tends to underestimate the prevalence of the disease, according to a new study.
New hybrid closed loop insulin pump proves hard to use for some patients with diabetes
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 11:37:41 EDT
Among first-time users of a new insulin pump that automatically delivers insulin to people with type 1 diabetes, nearly one-fifth stopped using the device, primarily because of difficulties meeting the technical demands system, researchers say.
Squishing blood stem cells could facilitate harvest for transplants
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 16:33:44 EDT
How deformable cells are, and thus how stiff or squishy they are, plays an important role in retaining blood-forming stem cells in their marrow niches and thus preserving their long-term repopulation capabilities.

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