Genomic & Biopharma News

People with schizophrenia more likely to have diabetes than general population
People with early schizophrenia are at an increased risk of developing diabetes, even when the effects of antipsychotic drugs, diet and exercise are taken out of the equation, according to an analysis by researchers from King's College London.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-01-12 20:39:14

Study compares two common treatment options for pelvic organ prolapse
Pelvic organ prolapse occurs when the pelvic organs drop from their normal position in the pelvis.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-01-12 20:34:00

Frequent online social interactions may mitigate symptoms of game addiction in teenagers
Teenagers who play video games for more than four hours a day suffer from symptoms of depression, but frequent use of social media and instant messaging may mitigate symptoms of game addiction in these teens, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health-led research suggests.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-01-12 20:30:02

Reducing cocaine use can potentially reverse coronary atherosclerosis
People who use cocaine regularly are at high risk of coronary artery disease. A study in the Journal of Addiction Medicine, the official journal of the American Society of Addiction Medicine, reports that stopping or reducing cocaine use can potentially reverse the process of coronary atherosclerosis. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-01-12 20:21:30

Vaccine campaign targeting freshers could hold key to reducing spread of meningitis
A campaign targeted at students arriving at university for the first time could hold the key to reducing the spread of meningitis and septicaemia, say researchers at the universities of Nottingham and Leicester.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-01-12 20:09:58

Sunbed use increases number of melanoma patients and decreases age at diagnosis
Melanoma is the most dangerous type of skin cancer with the strongest increase in incidence in the last decade, and the incidence rates have never been as high as in 2014.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-01-12 20:01:41

Study finds that T cells play important role in control of Zika infections
The worst of the global Zika virus outbreak may be over but many key questions remain, such as why the virus persists in certain tissues after the systemic infection has cleared; how does the immune system counteract the virus and protect against reinfection; what determines the likelihood of long-term complications?
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-01-12 19:54:59

Older adults with chronic illnesses, depression more likely to be problem drinkers, study shows
Older adults suffering from multiple chronic health conditions and depression are nearly five times as likely to be problem drinkers as older adults with the same conditions and no depression, according to researchers at the University of Georgia.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-01-12 19:44:04

Concussions accelerate Alzheimer's disease-related brain atrophy and cognitive decline, research finds
New research has found concussions accelerate Alzheimer's disease-related brain atrophy and cognitive decline in people who are at genetic risk for the condition.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-01-12 19:04:43