Research

News and updates about research in health and medicine.

Should Cancer Patients Exercise?

Jun 3, 2014
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While receiving chemotherapy and radiation, cancer patients are encouraged to rest and take it easy. However, according to the Journal of Clinical Oncology, patients who exercised regularly after receiving a diagnosis of colon cancer had a lower mortality rate than those who didn’t exercise. Julie Flucht, field producer, explores the exercise options for people receiving cancer treatments.

According to Laure Rittié, Ph.D., sweat glands are major contributors to wound closure in humans, including scrapes, burns and even persistent skin ulcers. Before Dr. Rittié’s research, it was thought that hair follicles and the migration of cells inward toward the wound helped skin abrasions heal. This discovery is a very important first step in the process of wound closure.

Multiple sclerosis is a chronic disease that affects the brain and spinal cord when the body’s immune system attacks myelin, a fatty substance that protects the nerves. Multiple sclerosis destroys the myelin coating and causes lesions in the brain. Timothy Coetzee, M.D., discusses the recent advances in multiple sclerosis research.

Doc chat: Diagnosing Alcohol Abuse

Jun 3, 2014

According to a new study conducted by the University of Missouri, Columbia, primary care providers are missing the signs of alcohol abuse in up to 70 percent of patients by not using a screening tool that could help detect alcohol abuse among their patients. Screening tools are typically questionnaires with a variety of different questions. Dr. Crabb discusses the types and effectiveness of screening tools recommended by the study.

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Poor Sleep Can Lead To Poor Health

Jun 3, 2014
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We all know that getting a good night's sleep is important, but did you know that not getting enough sleep could negatively affect your overall health?

A Bitter Pill To Swallow

Jun 3, 2014
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Giving May Improve Overall Health

Jun 3, 2014
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Everyone know that it's better to give than to receive, but did you know that giving may increase your overall health? Jeremy Shere speaks with Stephanie Brown, an associate professor of Preventative Medicine at Stonybrook University, about the benefits of giving.

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