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What’s Behind Female Hair Loss?

Baldness is an issue most often associated with men, but women suffer from hair loss too. You may be surprised how prevalent this condition is. Hair loss can affect the entire body, and may be caused by genetics, side effects of medications, or due to physical or psychological ailments. Research shows that as many as two-thirds of all women experience hair loss to some degree. You may notice stran... »

Are Baby Boomers At Risk for Liver Disease?

Earlier this month, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation requiring all primary care providers and hospitals offer Hepatitis C screening to all baby boomers in New York State. Those individuals born between 1945 and 1965 – baby boomers – currently account for over 70 percent of the 3 to 4 million Americans living with Hepatitis C who are at risk for developing advanced liver cancer. UBMD Intern... »

Connecting the Pieces: Addressing the Treatable Causes of Autism Spectrum Disorder

The Autism Society WNY Chapter and Autism Services Center for Learning Invite You To Attend A Workshop on Saturday, October 12, 2013 from 8:45am to 12:45pm at Classics V Banquet and Conference Center, 2425 Niagara Falls Boulevard, Amherst, NY. The workshop will feature Richard Frye, M.D., Ph.D., neurologist, researcher, and the Director of the Autism Multi-specialty Clinic at Arkansas Children’s H... »

Mobile Mammogram Coach Exams Exceed Expectations

ECMC Foundation, Sabres and First Niagara bring crucial exams to women BUFFALO, NY – July 19, 2013 – More than 1,400 Western New York women, most of whom probably would not have otherwise received breast cancer screenings, had mammograms in the first year of the Mobile Mammography Coach’s effort to save lives. Sponsored by Erie County Medical Center, First Niagara Financial Corp. and the Buffalo S... »

Brain implant could restore vision lost to glaucoma, macular degeneration

This might be obvious by this point, but our world is looking more like the Star Trek universe every day. Researchers at Australia’s Monash University are working on a brain implant that could restore vision to those with conditions like glaucoma and macular degeneration. The device, expected to begin trials next year, works via a combination of a wireless camera and a brain implant that stimulate... »

breath test may identify heart failure

Promising non-invasive test could help medical professionals know who needs to be admitted to the hospital. Researchers have successfully identified heart failure in patients by using exhaled breath analysis, according to a new study. The results revealed that a non-invasive test based on patients’ unique breathprints is able to distinguish between those with heart failure from those without heart... »

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... »

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