Ebola Virus Disease—Anesthesiologists Need To ‘Better Prepare And Educate’ Themselves

(Newswise)–As the Ebola virus disease pandemic unfolded in 2014, it may have seemed like a sudden and unprecedented event. But the disease has a long history, the epidemic is ongoing, and new outbreaks are certain to occur in the future, reports the September issue of Anesthesia & Analgesia. Especially with recent news of persisting and recurrent […]

Newly Discovered Cells Regenerate Liver Tissue Without Forming Tumors

(Newswise)–The mechanisms that allow the liver to repair and regenerate itself have long been a matter of debate. Now researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have discovered a population of liver cells that are better at regenerating liver tissue than ordinary liver cells, or hepatocytes. The study, published August 13 in […]

People With Low Scores On Test Of Thinking Skills Higher Risk For Heart Attack

(Newswise)–People with low scores on a test of executive function, the higher-level thinking skills used to reason, problem solve and plan, may be at higher risk of heart attack or stroke, according to a new study published in the August 5 online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. “These […]

Cell Phone Notifications May Be Driving You To Distraction

Tallahassee, FL–(Newswise)–Whether you are alerted to an incoming phone call or text by a trendy ringtone, an alarm bell or a quiet vibration, just receiving a notification on your cell phone can cause enough of a distraction to impair your ability to focus on a given task, according to a new Florida State University study. […]

Diabetes Complications Linked To Rising Risk Of Dementia

WASHINGTON–(Newswise)–People who have diabetes and experience high rates of complications are more likely to develop dementia as they age than people who have fewer diabetic complications, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. An individual develops diabetes when the pancreas doesn’t produce enough of the hormone […]

Extra Heartbeats Could Be Modifiable Risk Factor For Congestive Heart Failure

(Newswise)–Common extra heartbeats known as premature ventricular contractions (PVCs) may be a modifiable risk factor for congestive heart failure (CHF) and death, according to researchers at UC San Francisco. The study, which is in the July 14 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC), is based on more than a decade […]

Normal Use of Headphones Unlikely To Interfere With Settings Of Magnetically Programmable Shunt Valves

(Newswise)–Researchers at Brown University examined three magnetically programmable shunt valves to see if the magnetic field emissions of headphones can cause unintentional changes in shunt valve settings. Based on their findings, the researchers state that it is highly unlikely that commercially available headphones will interfere with programmable shunt valve settings. Full details of this study […]

Rady Children’s Gender Management Clinic Named Gay Men’s Chorus Outreach Partner‏

SAN DIEGO–The Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego Gender Management (GeM) Clinic has been named the 2015 San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus (SDGMC) summer concert series Outreach Partner. The Chorus is celebrating its 30th anniversary with “Imagine—The Music of Lennon and McCartney” on July 25 and 26 at the Balboa Theatre in San Diego. Since opening in […]

Two UC San Diego Researchers To Lead Alzheimer’s Disease Cooperative Study

LA JOLLA–Two of the nation’s leading physician-scientists in the search to better understand and treat Alzheimer’s disease – William Mobley, MD, PhD, and Michael Rafii, MD, PhD – have been named interim co-directors of the Alzheimer’s Disease Cooperative Study (ADCS), a major initiative formed in 1991 as a cooperative agreement between the National Institute on […]

Hormone Fluctuations Disrupt Sleep Of Perimenopausal Women

WASHINGTON–(Newswise)–Women in the early phases of menopause are more likely to have trouble sleeping during certain points in the menstrual cycle, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. During perimenopause – the earliest stage of the menopausal transition – women may have irregular menstrual cycles due […]