A new study shows that patients with chronic fatigue syndrome have significant brain differences from healthy people. Researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine used three types of scanning technologies to scan the brains of healthy patients and those suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome. The findings are published in the October 28 issue of "Radiology."
Type 1 diabetes is on the rise among white kids in the U.S., according to research conducted at Kaiser Permanente Southern California. The study, published in the journal Diabetes, found nearly 6,000 new cases of diabetes diagnosed in kids (aged 19 and younger) between 2002 and 2009. Most of the increase came in the 5 to 9 age range.
Kids with nagging coughs may have their conditions improved by a placebo, according to research conducted at Texas A&M University. The study, published in JAMA Pediatrics, surveyed data on three groups of 120 kids under the age of four. The first group got no treatment, the second group got a placebo, and the third group was given pasteurized agave nectar.
Peanut allergies in kids has been linked to a gene mutation, according to research conducted at King's College London. The study, published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, hypothesized that a specific skin gene mutation results in infants that are exposed to peanut protein in household dust.
All travelers who return from the West African countries plagued by the Ebola virus will be tracked by U.S. health officials. The program, which requires affected parties to have their temperature checked twice daily and report to a local public health department, applies to those who return to the country from Liberia, Guinea or Sierra Leone.
A new study shows that black women who undergo in vitro fertilization are only about half as likely to become pregnant as white women. The study, presented at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) annual meeting in Honolulu, showed that about 31 percent of white patients became pregnant after IVF, compared to about 17 percent of black patients.
Pregnant women living in areas plagued by high pollution may be more likely to give birth to children with damaged lungs, according to research conducted at the Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology in Barcelona. The study, published in the journal Thorax, surveyed data on 1,295 women at the beginning of their terms. The research team collected data on exposure to air pollution.
U.S. health officials are tightening recommendations for health care workers handling ebola cases. The guidelines, which have not been released in full, are expected to include the requirement for full skin coverage suits to be worn by health workers. In addition, the guidelines will include provisions for stricter rules for removing equipment and disinfecting hands.
Eating disorders may start in elementary school, according to research conducted at the University of Montreal. The study, presented at a meeting of the Eating Disorders Association of Canada in Vancouver, surveyed data on 215 kids (ages 8-12) with eating problems. The research team found that over 15 percent made themselves vomit from time to time and 52 percent had been hospitalized.
A new study has found that a compound in broccoli sprouts may help improve the behavioral symptoms of autism. Researchers examined the effects of giving sulforaphane, a compound found in broccoli sprouts, to a group of 44 boys and men with autism between the ages of 13 and 27. Some received the compound and others a placebo.
Those who drink decaf coffee may enjoy improved liver function, according to a new study from researchers at the U.S. National Cancer Institute. For the study the researchers reviewed health records from 28,000 American adults aged 20 and older who provided details about their coffee consumption. "Our findings link total and decaffeinated coffee intake to lower liver enzyme levels."
MSRA, a strain of antibiotic resistant bacterium, is more prevalent in college athletes who participate in contact sports, according to research conducted at Vanderbilt University. The study, presented at IDWeek 2014, surveyed data collected on 377 athletes from 14 different teams at Vanderbilt. The athletes who played contact sports, like soccer and football, were twice as likely to carry MRSA.
Heavy coffee drinkers may be predisposed toward their caffeine cravings by their genes, according to research conducted at the Harvard School of Public Health. The study, published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry, surveyed data on 120,000 regular coffee drinkers, finding six new gene variations linked to caffeine consumption.
Teens who send sexually oriented texts, or sexts, may experience a greater likelihood of engaging in sexual activity, according to research conducted at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. The study, published in the journal Pediatrics, surveyed data on an ethnically diverse group of adolescent students from Southeast Texas over a six-year period.
New research shows that those who abuse painkillers are not properly prepared to handle an overdose. The research, published their findings in a recent issue of the International Journal of Drug Policy, showed that most narcotic abusers are unaware of their options. The study featured in-depth interviews among 46 users aged 18 to 32. All were residents of New York City.