Part II in our series looking at the scientific evidence behind sunscreen and skin cancer.... Read more »
van der Pols JC, Williams GM, Pandeya N, Logan V, & Green AC. (2006) Prolonged prevention of squamous cell carcinoma of the skin by regular sunscreen use. Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers , 15(12), 2546-8. PMID: 17132769
Lee TK, Rivers JK, & Gallagher RP. (2005) Site-specific protective effect of broad-spectrum sunscreen on nevus development among white schoolchildren in a randomized trial. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, 52(5), 786-92. PMID: 15858467
Koh HK, Geller AC, Miller DR, Grossbart TA, & Lew RA. (1996) Prevention and early detection strategies for melanoma and skin cancer. Current status. Archives of dermatology, 132(4), 436-43. PMID: 8629848
Leiter U, & Garbe C. (2008) Epidemiology of melanoma and nonmelanoma skin cancer--the role of sunlight. Advances in experimental medicine and biology, 89-103. PMID: 18348450
Brenner M, & Hearing VJ. (2008) The protective role of melanin against UV damage in human skin. Photochemistry and photobiology, 84(3), 539-49. PMID: 18435612
What do you think of when I say “luxury consumption”? Probably something that requires a Robin Leach voice over, right? Now what if I ask you why these luxuries are so valued? Is it because they are of excellent quality? Aesthetically appealing? Highly exclusive? Next, consider the audience for the luxury – who is admiring who? And what does that luxury symbolize? Status? Wealth? Success?A recent paper in Evolutionary Psychology takes a look at these questions and has one of the best title........ Read more »
Hudders, L., De Backer, C., Fisher, M., & Vyncke, P. (2014) The Rival Wears Prada: Luxury Consumption as a Female Competition Strategy. Evolutionary Psychology, 12(3). DOI: 10.1177/147470491401200306
Pine Cone and Peacocks from Vatican MuseumTestosterone displays effects on brain function in both males and females.Emanuela Mhillaj and colleagues recently published a nice summary of what is currently known about the effects of anabolic-androgen steroids (AAS) on the brain.Their review highlighted the potential for AAS to modulate brain reward function and potentially lead to a drug dependence type of abuse pattern.Here are some of my notes on their discussion of AAS and the brain reward syste........ Read more »
Mhillaj E, Morgese MG, Tucci P, Bove M, Schiavone S, & Trabace L. (2015) Effects of anabolic-androgens on brain reward function. Frontiers in neuroscience, 295. PMID: 26379484
Yates WR, Perry PJ, & Andersen KH. (1990) Illicit anabolic steroid use: a controlled personality study. Acta psychiatrica Scandinavica, 81(6), 548-50. PMID: 2378247
Tall people are more likely to get cancer......aren't they?... Read more »
AG McCluskey. (2015) Tough Luck, Stretch. Zongo's Cancer Diaries. info:/
My attention was grabbed recently by the paper published by Jon Kaiser  (open-access available here) detailing the results of a 'proof-of-concept investigation' examining the use of something called KPAX002 on a small number of participants diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS).Looking at how KPAX002 - "a combination of low-dose methylphenidate hydrochloride and mitochondrial support nutrients currently under development by K-PAX Pharmaceuticals" - impacted on fatigue symptoms and "co........ Read more »
Kaiser JD. (2015) A prospective, proof-of-concept investigation of KPAX002 in chronic fatigue syndrome. International journal of clinical and experimental medicine, 8(7), 11064-74. PMID: 26379906
It is now well-established that social class is positively related to mental health. However, researchers remain unclear about the specific processes that underlie the relation between social class and depression. In some recent research, we investigated the potential roles of parenting style and friendship in explaining the relationship between social class and mental health.... Read more »
Rubin, M., & Kelly, B. (2015) A cross-sectional investigation of parenting style and friendship as mediators of the relation between social class and mental health in a university community. International Journal for Equity in Health, 14(1), 1-11. DOI: 10.1186/s12939-015-0227-2
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr. Madeleine M A Tilanus-Linthorst PhD Department of Surgery Erasmus University Medical Centre – Cancer Institute Rotterdam, Netherlands Medical Research: What is the background for this study? Medical Research: Why is this study important? Response: This prospective … Continue reading →
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Dr. Madeleine M A Tilanus-Linthorst PhD. (2015) Catching Breast Cancer Early Is Still Critical. MedicalResearch.com. info:/
Parents who are more anxious and emotional can impact the amount of violent video games their children play, according to new consumer research from Iowa State University. Russell Laczniak, a professor of marketing and the John and Connie Stafford Professor in Business, says given the harmful effects of violent video games, he and his colleagues wanted to better understand how parents influence children’s behavior.... Read more »
Walker, D., Laczniak, R., Carlson, L., & Brocato, E. (2015) Parenting Orientations as Antecedents of Children's Violent Videogame Play. Journal of Consumer Affairs. DOI: 10.1111/joca.12096
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Ambarish Pandey, MD Cardiology Fellow, PGY5 University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas 75390 Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Berry: Physical inactivity is considered a major … Continue reading →
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Ambarish Pandey, MD. (2015) Heart Failure Risk Reduced With Increased Physical Activity. MedicalResearch.com. info:/
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Prof. Peter JD Andrews Honorary Professor Department of Anaesthesia University of Edinburgh Medical Research: What is the background for this study? Prof. Andrews: Therapeutic hypothermia has shown considerable promise as a neuro-protective intervention in many species and … Continue reading →
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Prof. Peter JD Andrews. (2015) Hypothermia Did Not Improve Outcomes After Traumatic Brain Injury. MedicalResearch.com. info:/
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Holly G. Prigerson, Ph.D. Irving Sherwood Wright Professor in Geriatrics Professor of Sociology in Medicine Director, Center for Research on End of Life Care Weill Cornell Medical College New York Presbyterian Hospital New York City, New York … Continue reading →
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Holly G. Prigerson, Ph.D. (2015) Most Terminally Ill Cancer Patients Not Aware Of Their Life Expectancy. MedicalResearch.com. info:/
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Michael M. McNeil, MD, MPH Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Atlanta, GA Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. McNeil : Anaphylaxis is an uncommon potentially life-threatening allergic reaction … Continue reading →
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Michael M. McNeil, MD, MPH. (2015) CDC Study Finds Anaphylaxis Rare After Vaccinations, With No Fatalities. MedicalResearch.com. info:/
Chernobyl has an unhospitable reputation for wildlife. But new research suggests that animals are thriving in the wild near the old reactor site.... Read more »
Deryabina, T., Kuchmel, S., Nagorskaya, L., Hinton, T., Beasley, J., Lerebours, A., & Smith, J. (2015) Long-term census data reveal abundant wildlife populations at Chernobyl. Current Biology, 25(19). DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2015.08.017
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Mark DeBoer, MD Children’s Hospital’s Department of Pediatrics University of Virginia Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. DeBoer: We have been interested in how the severity of the … Continue reading →
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Mark DeBoer, MD. (2015) Metabolic Syndrome In Youth Linked To Later Life Heart Disease. MedicalResearch.com. info:/
Many years ago I worked a couple of seasons as a porter on the now-defunct hovercraft service across the English Channel. One of the old hands used to tell me regularly that “what you lose on the swings, you make up on the roundabouts” – a phrase that’s stuck with me ever since. What he [Read More...]... Read more »
Stroebe, K., Postmes, T., Täuber, S., Stegeman, A., & John, M. (2015) Belief in a Just What? Demystifying Just World Beliefs by Distinguishing Sources of Justice. PLOS ONE, 10(3). DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0120145
The manuscript in this post is two years old but I thought it was worthy of comment.The Global Burden of Disease study seeks to provide an estimate of the relative contribution of a variety of medical disorders on disability and death.I have summarized data with an original chart with data abstracted on the leading causes of early death in the U.S. This is provided by the chart in numbers (x1000). The most recent estimate rates heart disease as the continuing cause of years of life lost (2010 es........ Read more »
Murray CJ, Atkinson C, Bhalla K, Birbeck G, Burstein R, Chou D, Dellavalle R, Danaei G, Ezzati M, Fahimi A.... (2013) The state of US health, 1990-2010: burden of diseases, injuries, and risk factors. JAMA, 310(6), 591-608. PMID: 23842577
At the recent Discovery On Target conference, a workshop on data and analytics for drug discovery contained several informative talks. This week’s Video Tip of the Week was inspired by the first speaker in that session, Georges Grinstein. Not only was the software he talked about something I wanted to examine right away (Weave)–his philosophy on […]... Read more »
Patterson, D., Hicks, T., Dufilie, A., Grinstein, G., & Plante, E. (2015) Dynamic Data Visualization with Weave and Brain Choropleths. PLOS ONE, 10(9). DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0139453
A survey of Labrador Retriever owners tells us what they eat, how often they exercise, and where they sleep.A survey of over 4000 people with Labrador Retrievers provides a fascinating insight into the lifestyle of the average Lab. 68% of the dogs were pets, 6% working dogs, and of the remainder the largest group of people did not say (a quarter of overall responses). Black Labradors were the most common (49%), followed by yellow (27%) and chocolate (21%), with other colours including fox ........ Read more »
Pugh, C., Bronsvoort, B., Handel, I., Summers, K., & Clements, D. (2015) Dogslife: A cohort study of Labrador Retrievers in the UK. Preventive Veterinary Medicine. DOI: 10.1016/j.prevetmed.2015.06.020
Can a pregnant woman get pregnant? Sounds like a riddle, but really it is superfetation. Getting pregnant in two successive cycles and having twins with different fathers really creates a problem in defining what twins actually are. Twins don’t have to be conceived at the same time, born at the same time, have the same father, or even be of the same “race.”... Read more »
Pollux, B., Meredith, R., Springer, M., Garland, T., & Reznick, D. (2014) The evolution of the placenta drives a shift in sexual selection in livebearing fish. Nature, 513(7517), 233-236. DOI: 10.1038/nature13451
Peigné, M., Andrieux, J., Deruelle, P., Vuillaume, I., & Leroy, M. (2011) Quintuplets after a transfer of two embryos following in vitro fertilization: a proved superfecundation. Fertility and Sterility, 95(6), 2147483647-2147483647. DOI: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2011.01.029
James WH. (1993) The incidence of superfecundation and of double paternity in the general population. Acta geneticae medicae et gemellologiae, 42(3-4), 257-62. PMID: 7871943
Baijal N, Sahni M, Verma N, Kumar A, Parkhe N, & Puliyel JM. (2007) Discordant twins with the smaller baby appropriate for gestational age--unusual manifestation of superfoetation: a case report. BMC pediatrics, 2. PMID: 17239246
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Giancarlo Marenzi, M.D. Centro Cardiologico Monzino Milan, Italy Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Marenzi: Pre-treatment with statins in patients with stable angina or non-ST-elevation acute coronary syndromes … Continue reading →
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Giancarlo Marenzi, M.D. (2015) Chronic Statins Reduce Heart Attack Damage. MedicalResearch.com. info:/
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