UB Invention Leads to Discovery of Novel Pathway for TB Vaccine

A new study shows that a mucosal adjuvant developed by Terry D. Connell, PhD, could lead to a better vaccine against tuberculosis. March 1, 2013 Researchers have discovered a new vaccine target for tuberculosis using a University at Buffalo-patented adjuvant that dramatically boosts the potency of vaccines administered to mucous membranes. Terry D. Connell, PhD, professor of microbiology and immun... »

Mammograms Every Two Years May Be OK for Older Women

Yearly test leads to more false positive results, say researchers Among older women, getting a mammogram every two years was just as beneficial as getting a mammogram annually, and led to significantly fewer false positive results, according to a new study. The national study of more than 140,000 women between the ages of 66 and 89 appears online February 5, 2013, in the Journal of the National Ca... »

Verbal Aggression: You May Have Picked It Up In the Womb, Says New Study

A new UB study has shown that verbal aggression may have biological causes that can be identified by the ratio of length of a person’s ring finger and the length of the index finger. BUFFALO, N.Y. – Research on the communication trait of verbal aggressiveness, which includes behavior like name calling, ridicule, insults, racial epithets and threats, has tended to focus on its social causes. ... »

Women Who Eat Berries Have Fewer Heart Attacks

18 year study of nearly 100,000 women provides encouraging information Eating three or more servings of blueberries and strawberries per week may help women reduce their risk of a heart attack by as much as one-third, according to a new study. Blueberries and strawberries contain high levels of naturally occurring compounds called dietary flavonoids, also found in grapes and wine, blackberries, eg... »

U of R Doctor Helps Transform Nation’s End-of-Life Care

The Institute of Medicine, a not-for-profit, non-governmental organization with a mission to improve American’s health has selected Dr. Patricia Bomba, of Pittsford to serve on the Institute of Medicine’s Committee on Transforming End-of-Life Care. Bomba is a nationally recognized palliative care and end-of-life expert who designs and oversees the implementation of community projects throughout Ne... »

Confused with Medicare Options? Senior Services can help…

Medicare Options Help from Erie County Department of Senior Services Erie County Department of Senior Services encourages all seniors to understand the health insurance coverage they currently have, and to shop around for plans that may better fit their health needs, and save them money. The experts at Senior Services know what’s available locally, help people find their best options, and can... »

Eyeing a Hair-Raising Drug to Cure Baldness

A commonly prescribed glaucoma drug may be effective in treating male pattern baldness and other forms of alopecia. If you’re balding and want your hair to grow back, then here is some good news. A new research report appearing online in The FASEB Journal shows how the FDA-approved glaucoma drug, bimatoprost, causes human hair to regrow. It’s been commercially available as a ... »

Buffalo-Area Pharmacists Say No to Tobacco Sales in Pharmacies

BUFFALO — More than 75 percent of Western New York pharmacists say tobacco sales in pharmacies should be legally banned, according to research conducted by Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) and the University at Buffalo (UB), published in BMC Research Notes. The study found that more than 86% of pharmacists surveyed would prefer to work in a pharmacy that does not sell tobacco products. The res... »

Fungal Meningitis Outbreak: Do You Need to Be Concerned?

The product implicated in the outbreak has been shipped into New York. What is meningitis? Meningitis is swelling of the protective membranes, or meninges, covering the brain and spinal cord. The swelling is usually caused by an infection with a bacteria or virus, but meningitis can also be caused by a fungus. Meningitis caused by a fungus is called fungal meningitis. The severity of illness and t... »

Univera Report On Falls and Older Adults

Falls among older adults lead to injuries, hospitalizations and even death Summary:  Each year, about 10,000 hospital emergency room visits and nearly 5,000 hospital admissions are from Western New Yorkers aged 65 or older who have taken a fall, according to a new report by Univera Healthcare. The impact on health care spending in Western New York is substantial….about $10 million ... »

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