Study highlights factors that predict success for treating canine behavioral disorders

IMAGE: Canine behavioral medicine view more  Credit: L. Powell There is a saying that you can’t teach old dogs new tricks. When it comes to canine behavioral problems, age is only one factor that can predict how well a pet may respond to clinical intervention. In a paper published in Frontiers in Veterinary Science, researchers provide […]

UTMB team proves potential for reducing pre-term birth by treating fetus as patient

GALVESTON, Texas – The results of a study by researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch may pave the way for a new medicine delivery system that could reduce the incidence of pre-term labor and premature birth by allowing physicians to treat the ‘fetus as the patient’. The study has been published in Science […]

Higher red cell transfusion threshold offers no advantage for treating preterm infants

Very low birthweight infants often need blood transfusions to survive. A National Institutes of Health-funded study suggests that providing a higher threshold of red cells within accepted limits offers no advantage in survival or reduction in neurological impairment over a lower threshold. The research was conducted by Haresh Kirpalani, B.M., of the University of Pennsylvania, […]

Stuck at home? Trick your brain into treating a staycation like the real thing.

Get outside your head without leaving your house. (Unsplash/) Taking a vacation has many benefits for your body and mind. A timely getaway can lower your stress and, with it, your risk of life-threatening issues like heart attack, stroke, and diabetes. Even short vacations—four nights, according to one study—can significantly improve your feeling of well-being. […]

New drug molecules hold promise for treating rare inherited terminal childhood disease

Scientists at the University of Exeter have identified a way to “rescue” cells that have genetically mutated, paving the way to a possible new treatment for rare terminal childhood illness such as mitochondrial disease. The research, funded by the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation in the USA, was led by Professors Matt Whiteman and Tim Etheridge. […]

New potential clues in diagnosing, treating Alzheimer’s — ScienceDaily

A study led by the Cedars-Sinai Department of Neurosurgery has identified certain regions in the retina — the lining found in the back of the eye — that are more affected by Alzheimer’s disease than other areas. The findings may help physicians predict changes in the brain as well as cognitive deterioration, even for patients […]

We’re getting better at treating COVID-19

Household transmission rates are higher than we thought. (Kelly Sikkema/) This year’s Halloween was made scarier by the rising COVID-19 infection rates across the country, and heading into the holiday season those numbers are only expected to rise. As similar surges in Europe are forcing many nations back into lockdown, the US is gearing up […]

Treating spinal mets with fewer, higher doses of radiation reduces pain more effectively

ARLINGTON, Va., October 26, 2020 — A new study shows using fewer and higher doses of high-precision radiation therapy is a more effective approach for treating painful spinal tumors than conventional radiation therapy. More than twice as many patients treated with stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) reported an enduring, complete reduction in pain, compared to […]