Dual-energy CT assesses postoperative lung volume, perfusion changes

According to an accepted manuscript published in the American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR), metrics derived from dual-energy CT (DECT) can provide insight on physiologic changes after lung cancer surgical resection, beyond the information provided by pulmonary function tests (PFTs) and conventional CT. “DECT depicts patterns of lung volume and perfusion changes after lung cancer surgery, […]

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Turning back the clock for daylight saving time can impact brain and body functions

The end of daylight saving time is approaching, when millions turn back their clock an hour. This change can have an impact on brain and body functions and people should make diet and exercise adjustments to counteract negative effects, according to Lina Begdache, associate professor of health and wellness studies at Binghamton University, State University […]

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New 3D model shows how cadmium exposure may affect heart development

Researchers have developed a three-dimensional model that shows how exposure to cadmium might lead to congenital heart disease. Affecting nearly 40,000 newborns a year, congenital heart disease is the most common type of birth defect in the United States. The model was created by scientists at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), part […]

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New study reviews evidence of racism in emergency medicine, sets research agenda

In 2021, the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM) held a consensus conference, “From Bedside to Policy: Advancing Social Emergency Medicine and Population Health,” which included identifying priority areas for future research and implementation science related to race, racism and antiracism in emergency medicine (EM). In an effort to identify and summarize existing research and […]

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A simple nutrition care program improves health and quality of life among aging adults at risk of malnutrition

Baby boomers are aging and the U.S. population is too. The proportion of U.S. adults 65-and-older grew more than a third since 2010 and now includes 54.1 million adults. To help the baby boomers maintain their quality of life and physical functionality, it’s critical to encourage healthy aging, yet up to 1 in 3 adults […]

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Hormone therapy could lower risk of immunotherapy-associated myocarditis in women

A new preclinical study from researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) has discovered the underlying cause of gender differences in immunotherapy-associated myocarditis after immune checkpoint inhibitor (ICI) treatment. Their findings point to possible treatment strategies for this side effect, which disproportionately affects female […]

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