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Medical Xpress / New study finds depression, poor mental health linked to higher heart disease risks among young adults

Young adults who feel down or depressed are more likely to develop cardiovascular disease (CVD) and have poor heart health, according to a new study led by Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers who analyzed data from more than ...

48 minutes ago in Psychology & Psychiatry
Medical Xpress / Loss of muscle mass in acute stage of COVID-19 is associated with persistent symptoms, study shows

The more muscle mass is lost during hospitalization for COVID-19, the greater the likelihood of developing persistent symptoms of the disease, such as weakness and so-called long COVID, which can include shortness of breath ...

Medical Xpress / Researchers demonstrate non-invasive method for assessing burn injuries

Researchers have developed a neural network model that uses terahertz time-domain spectroscopy (THz-TDS) data for non-invasive burn assessment. They combined the new approach with a handheld imaging device that they developed ...

58 minutes ago in Radiology & Imaging
Medical Xpress / Contact lenses to treat dry eye syndrome

A collaborative team from the Terasaki Institute for Biomedical Innovation (TIBI) has developed a contact lens prototype that is specifically designed to prevent contact lens-induced dry eye (CLIDE). The lens alleviates this ...

58 minutes ago in Ophthalmology
Medical Xpress / COVID-19 is a leading cause of death in children and young people in the United States

COVID-19 was the underlying cause of death for more than 940,000 people in the US, including over 1,300 deaths among children and young people aged 0–19 years. Until now, it had been unclear how the burden of deaths from ...

Medical Xpress / Better disease model accounts for contact patterns between age groups

A new disease model that can account for contact patterns between age groups shows how infectious diseases evolve in space and time and how to predict future case numbers across a region.

Medical Xpress / Advanced electronic skin for multiplex healthcare monitoring

Scientists from the Terasaki Institute for Biomedical Innovation (TIBI) have devised a first-of-its-kind electronic skin (E-skin) patch for advanced health care monitoring. With an optimum choice in materials coupled with ...

1 hour ago in Biomedical technology
Medical Xpress / Novel gene therapy shows promise for treating multiple eye diseases

A gene therapeutic approach that shows promise for treating age-related macular degeneration (AMD) may also be effective in treating other eye conditions such as glaucoma. It provided benefit in three additional models of ...

30 minutes ago in Genetics
Medical Xpress / Evolutionary history of SARS-CoV-2 leads to a universal vaccine already being tested in animal models

By taking inspiration from the evolutionary history of SARS-CoV-2 itself, scientists in China have crafted a new vaccine that, at least in animal models, provides protection against omicron and an array of its subvariants.

Medical Xpress / Uncovering the cause of brain injury after heart surgery

Researchers at The Florey are one step closer to finding new treatments to prevent brain injuries after using a heart-lung machine during heart surgery—a technique used to take over the workload of the heart and lungs, ...

1 hour ago in Neuroscience
Medical Xpress / Study unravels interplay between sleep, chronic pain and spinal cord stimulation

Often debilitating, chronic pain is one of the most common reasons individuals seek medical help. About 65 million adults in the United States are affected by chronic pain. Between 67 to 88 percent of them also suffer from ...

1 hour ago in Neuroscience
Medical Xpress / Patients with brain cancer may benefit from treatment to boost white blood cells

Patients with glioblastoma, a devastating brain cancer, receive treatment that frequently leads to the unfortunate side effect of low white blood cell counts that lasts six months to a year. The low numbers of white blood ...

2 hours ago in Oncology & Cancer