NAMS releases the 2020 Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause Position Statement
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Narcolepsy drug did not increase risk of fetal malformation
The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) announces publication of its 2020 Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause (GSM) Position Statement. The new recommendations reflect the healthcare community's most recent and proven safe and effective therapies for treating women with GSM, including intravaginal dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), oral ospemifene, and a low-dose estradiol vaginal insert. The...
NASA-NOAA satellite provides a nighttime view of new Atlantic tropical depression
Modafinil is used to treat conditions such as narcolepsy. Reports have associated the drug with an increased risk of malformation in babies born to mothers who had taken it while pregnant. Now, a large registry study involving over two million pregnant women in Sweden and Norway shows that there is no such association. The study, which is published in JAMA, was conducted by researchers at Sweden's...
New electronic skin can react to pain like human skin
NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite provided a nighttime view of the Atlantic Ocean hurricane season's latest tropical cyclone off the coast of North Carolina. Ocean swells from the depression are affecting coastal North Carolina today, Sept. 1.
New in the Hastings Center Report: Ethical challenges of the opioid crisis
New pain-sensing prototype mimics the body's near-instant feedback response and reacts to painful sensations with the same lighting speed that nerve signals travel to the brain. It's a significant advance towards next-generation biomedical technologies, smart prosthetics and intelligent robotics.
New Research Provides Solution for the 'Dust Bowl Paradox'
The nationwide surge in drug abuse predates the Covid-19 pandemic but has risen to new highs during it. Causes of the crisis--physician prescribing habits and societal problems like poverty and joblessness--and the implications solutions may have for pain treatment, are explored in three essays.
New York and California may have already achieved herd immunity -- Ben-Gurion U. researcher
During the historic drought and heatwave of the Dust Bowl, grasses better adapted to cool, wet climates moved in. After conducting a four-year field experiment, scientists think they might know why.
Notice me! Neglected for over a century, Black sea spider crab re-described
Prof. Last of the BGU Department of Software and Information Systems Engineering, presented these finding virtually at the Artificial Intelligence and the Coronavirus workshop at the International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Medicine (AIME) on August 26. He has been analyzing health data for the past 20 years.
NYUAD study finds gene targets to combat microorganisms binding to underwater surfaces
Even though recognised in the Mediterranean Sea, the Macropodia czernjawskii spider crab was ignored by scientists (even by its namesake, 19th-century biologist Vladimir Czernyavsky) in the regional faunal accounts of the Black Sea for more than a century. Now, scientists re-describe this, most likely, sole species of the genus to occur in the Black Sea. The finding was published in the...
One in two Americans fear a major health event could lead to bankruptcy
A group of synthetic biologists at NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) have identified new genetic targets that could lead to safe, biologically-based approaches to combat marine biofouling - the process of sea-based microorganisms, plants, or algae binding to underwater surfaces.
One quarter of prescription drugs in Canada may be in short supply
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to put lives and livelihoods at risk, 1 in 2 Americans say they fear a major health event could lead them to file for bankruptcy, marking a 5% increase since 2019. The new research comes from the West Health-Gallup US Healthcare Study, an ongoing series of surveys on the impact of high healthcare costs on American lives.
Opportunities for research on treatment of substance use disorders context of COVID-19
Research from the Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences (CHÃOS) sheds new light on the factors behind drug shortages in Canada, a common problem across the country.
Pregnant women with COVID-19 may more likely need intensive care and give birth early
The different ways treatment and research on psychiatric disorders have shifted because of COVID-19 are assessed in this Viewpoint, which suggests what changes should remain after the pandemic.
Red fox displaces Arctic fox thanks to littering
Pregnant women seen in hospitals with covid-19 are less likely to show symptoms, and seem to be at increased risk of needing admission to an intensive care unit than non-pregnant women of similar age, finds a study published by The BMJ today.
Relatives in deep grief can be helped earlier
Red foxes are moving to the mountains to feed on trash along roadsides. This is bad news for the endangered Arctic fox.
Research news tip sheet: Story ideas from Johns Hopkins Medicine
Many relatives who experience severe long-term grief reactions after bereavement have more frequent contact with their general practitioner already prior to bereavement, as well as a higher consumption of antidepressants and sedatives than those who have fewer critical symptoms of grief over time. This suggests that it may be possible to prevent this by catching this group earlier. This is shown...
RethiNKing which immune cells are the best weapon against lung cancer
Research News Tip Sheet: Story Ideas from Johns Hopkins Medicine
Immune cells called 'natural killer' (NK) cells could be a powerful weapon for fighting lung cancer, according to Melbourne researchers.Studying preclinical and patient samples of small cell lung cancer (SCLC), the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute team revealed that NK cells - but not T cells - are essential for slowing the aggressive spread of the cancer. 'Supercharging' the NK cells further...
Scent-sensing cells have a better way to fight influenza
There's more to seawater than salt. Ocean chemistry is a complex mixture of particles, ions and nutrients. And for over a century, scientists believed that certain ion ratios held relatively constant over space and time.
Scientists discover earliest fossil evidence of an insect lichen mimic
Smell receptors that line the nose get hit by Influenza B just like other cells, but they are able to clear the infection without dying. A new Duke University paper in Cell Reports reveals not only the cells' successful strategy against viral infection, but also the diversity of immune responses from one kind of cell to another.
Scientists discover key regulator of neuron function and survival
Scientists have uncovered the earliest known evidence of an insect mimicking a lichen as a survival strategy, according to new findings published today in eLife.
Scientists identify promising new ALS drug candidates
Scientists studying neuronal energy metabolism found evidence the loss of an important energy regulator called AMPK in neural stem cells or glial cells called astrocytes causes neuronal death in laboratory rodents. Publishing their findings in Cell Reports, researchers also discovered AMPK loss in neural stem cells or neurons causes spontaneous brain seizures in the animals. The study provides...
Scientists shed new light on pollen tube growth in plants
Scientists have taken a significant step forward in the search to find effective new drug candidates for the treatment of Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as motor neurone disease.
Severe Covid-19 despite or even due to the strong immunity
New insight on how an enzyme ensures the correct growth of pollen tubes in flowering plants has been published today in the open-access journal eLife.
Small fish populations accumulate harmful mutations that shorten lifespan
A weak immune response isn't the cause of dangerous lung failure in severe Covid-19 infections. Such infections seem, on the contrary, to be caused by an overreaction of the immune system. This is the conclusion made by a research team from Ruhr-UniversitÃ¤t Bochum (RUB) and the university hospital of Duisburg-Essen led by Professor Nina Babel, Head of the Centre for Translational Medicine at...
Population bottlenecks contribute to the accumulation of several harmful mutations that cause age-related illnesses in killifish - a finding that may help answer a key question about aging.