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  • Walking and strength training may decrease the risk of dying from liver disease May 19, 2019
    Physical activity, including walking and muscle-strengthening activities, were associated with significantly reduced risk of cirrhosis-related death, according to new research. Chronic liver disease is increasing, partly due to the obesity epidemic, and currently there are no guidelines for the optimal type of exercise for the prevention of cirrhosis-related mortality.
  • Big data reveals hidden subtypes of sepsis May 19, 2019
    Much like cancer, sepsis isn't simply one condition, but rather many conditions with varying clinical characteristics that could benefit from different treatments, according to the results of a study involving more than 100,000 patients. These findings could explain why several recent clinical trials of treatments for sepsis, the number one killer of hospitalized patients, have […]
  • Growth in life expectancy in Australia slows May 19, 2019
    After 20 years of rapid increases in life expectancy at birth, the rate of growth in Australia is now falling behind most other high-income nations, meaning better control of health risk factors such as obesity will be needed if further life expectancy increases are to be achieved, research shows.
  • Researchers document impact of coffee on bowels May 19, 2019
    Coffee drinkers know that coffee helps keep the bowels moving, but researchers in Texas are trying to find out exactly why this is true, and it doesn't seem to be about the caffeine, according to a new study. Researchers, feeding rats coffee and also mixing it with gut bacteria in petri dishes, found that coffee […]
  • 'Stepped' treatment reduces drinking in patients with HIV May 18, 2019
    People with HIV who drink too much were more likely to reduce drinking after undergoing an approach to care known as integrated stepped alcohol treatment, according to a new study. The finding supports greater use of this treatment model in HIV clinics to improve outcomes for patients with both HIV and drinking problems, the researchers […]
  • Button batteries can rapidly damage stomach lining before symptoms appear May 18, 2019
    Damage to the lining of the stomach can occur quickly when children swallow button batteries; therefore, clinicians should consider prompt endoscopic removal, even when the child is symptom free and the battery has passed safely through the narrow esophagus, according to new research. The recommendations represent a change from current practice of watching and waiting.
  • Electric field-based dressing helps heal wound infections May 17, 2019
    Researchers have found a way to charge up the fight against bacterial infections using electricity. Scientists have developed a dressing that uses an electric field to disrupt biofilm infection in wounds.
  • Clinical trial improves treatment of genetic rickets May 17, 2019
    A new study shows a drug to alleviate symptoms of a rare musculoskeletal condition is significantly more effective than conventional therapies.
  • How a member of a family of light-sensitive proteins adjusts skin color May 17, 2019
    Researchers have found that opsin 3 -- a protein closely related to rhodopsin, the protein that enables low-light vision -- has a role in adjusting the amount of pigment produced in human skin, a determinant of skin color.
  • Finding the 'Goldilocks' level of enthusiasm for business pitches May 17, 2019
    Researchers found how long an entrepreneur displays the highest level of excitement during a pitch also plays a major role in predicting success in receiving funding.

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  • Walking and strength training may decrease the risk of dying from liver disease May 19, 2019
    Physical activity, including walking and muscle-strengthening activities, were associated with significantly reduced risk of cirrhosis-related death, according to new research. Chronic liver disease is increasing, partly due to the obesity epidemic, and currently there are no guidelines for the optimal type of exercise for the prevention of cirrhosis-related mortality.
  • Big data reveals hidden subtypes of sepsis May 19, 2019
    Much like cancer, sepsis isn't simply one condition, but rather many conditions with varying clinical characteristics that could benefit from different treatments, according to the results of a study involving more than 100,000 patients. These findings could explain why several recent clinical trials of treatments for sepsis, the number one killer of hospitalized patients, have […]
  • Growth in life expectancy in Australia slows May 19, 2019
    After 20 years of rapid increases in life expectancy at birth, the rate of growth in Australia is now falling behind most other high-income nations, meaning better control of health risk factors such as obesity will be needed if further life expectancy increases are to be achieved, research shows.
  • Researchers document impact of coffee on bowels May 19, 2019
    Coffee drinkers know that coffee helps keep the bowels moving, but researchers in Texas are trying to find out exactly why this is true, and it doesn't seem to be about the caffeine, according to a new study. Researchers, feeding rats coffee and also mixing it with gut bacteria in petri dishes, found that coffee […]
  • 'Stepped' treatment reduces drinking in patients with HIV May 18, 2019
    People with HIV who drink too much were more likely to reduce drinking after undergoing an approach to care known as integrated stepped alcohol treatment, according to a new study. The finding supports greater use of this treatment model in HIV clinics to improve outcomes for patients with both HIV and drinking problems, the researchers […]
  • Button batteries can rapidly damage stomach lining before symptoms appear May 18, 2019
    Damage to the lining of the stomach can occur quickly when children swallow button batteries; therefore, clinicians should consider prompt endoscopic removal, even when the child is symptom free and the battery has passed safely through the narrow esophagus, according to new research. The recommendations represent a change from current practice of watching and waiting.
  • Electric field-based dressing helps heal wound infections May 17, 2019
    Researchers have found a way to charge up the fight against bacterial infections using electricity. Scientists have developed a dressing that uses an electric field to disrupt biofilm infection in wounds.
  • Clinical trial improves treatment of genetic rickets May 17, 2019
    A new study shows a drug to alleviate symptoms of a rare musculoskeletal condition is significantly more effective than conventional therapies.
  • How a member of a family of light-sensitive proteins adjusts skin color May 17, 2019
    Researchers have found that opsin 3 -- a protein closely related to rhodopsin, the protein that enables low-light vision -- has a role in adjusting the amount of pigment produced in human skin, a determinant of skin color.
  • Finding the 'Goldilocks' level of enthusiasm for business pitches May 17, 2019
    Researchers found how long an entrepreneur displays the highest level of excitement during a pitch also plays a major role in predicting success in receiving funding.