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The Opioid Epidemic Has Boosted the Number of Organs Available for Transplant

University of Utah Health

The researchers examined 17 years of transplantation records and found no significant change in the recipients’ chance of survival when the organ donation came from victims of drug intoxication. The study publishes online on May 17 in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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International Study Suggests Alternative Treatment for Mild Asthma

McMaster University

People with mild asthma are often prescribed a daily treatment regimen, but up to 80 per cent do not follow the routine, using inhalers only when they have an asthma attack. Now the researchers have found an as-needed combined-drug inhaler is a viable treatment option.

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Tip Sheet: Johns Hopkins Researchers Present Study Findings at Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Meeting 2018

Johns Hopkins Medicine

The annual meeting of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM). The SAEM 2018 meeting will bring together more than 3,000 physicians, researchers, residents and medical students from around the world.

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Article ID: 694483

New Method Could Improve Longevity and Lessen Wear of Artificial Hips

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Mechanical engineering researchers have developed a method that could extend the life of an artificial hip by adding an array of microscopic indentations that increase the thickness of a lubricating film on its surface.

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14-May-2018 8:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 693621

Simple Treatment May Minimize Hearing Loss Triggered by Loud Noises

Keck Medicine of USC

New research from the Keck School of Medicine of USC reveals how traumatic noise damages hearing and identifies a potential way to preserve it

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7-May-2018 3:40 PM EDT
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Increased Nerve Activity Raises Blood Pressure, Risk of Heart Disease in People with Chronic Anxiety

American Physiological Society (APS)

Sympathetic nerve activity to skeletal muscle blood vessels—a function of the nervous system that helps regulate blood pressure—increases during physiological and mental stress in people with chronic anxiety, a new study finds.

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Sex After 65: Poll of Older Adults Finds Links to Health, Gender Differences, Lack of Communication with Doctors

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

A new poll busts stereotypes about the sex lives of older Americans – and reveals gender and health-related divides on key aspects of sexual health, while highlighting the need for more people to talk with their health providers about sexual issues.

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Bacteria’s Appetite May Be Key to Cleaning Up Antibiotic Contamination

Washington University in St. Louis

Some bacteria not only escape being killed by bacteria, they turn it into food. Until now, scientists have understood little about how bacteria manage to consume antibiotics safely, but new research from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis illuminates key steps in the process. The findings, published April 30 in Nature Chemical Biology, could lead to new ways to eliminate antibiotics from land and water, the researchers said. Environmental antibiotic contamination promotes drug resistance and undermines our ability to treat bacterial infections.

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U.S. Autism Rates Rise 15 Percent; New Jersey Rates Remain Highest

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

U.S. Autism Rates Rise 15 Percent; New Jersey Rates Remain Highest

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Meditation Could Help Anxiety and Cardiovascular Health

Michigan Technological University

In a student-led study, one hour of mindfulness meditation shown to reduce anxiety and some cardiovascular risk markers.

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