Social change film: Big data is the new hope for the future of health

If more people were willing to share their health data on mobile devices, scientists could organize the information into shared databases and perhaps bring about the next era of medical breakthroughs, researchers said in a social change film. The curation and analysis of terabytes of health data may enable David B. Agus, MD, professor of ... Read More »

December 30th, 2016|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Antihistamines prevent ‘Asian flush’ but with huge risks

While using antihistamines such as Zantac to prevent alcohol-induced flushing is commonplace, USC experts say prolonged off-label use may have serious health consequences. Daryl Davies, PhD, director of the Alcohol and Brain Research Laboratory at USC, said alcohol flush reaction is your body telling you to slow down and start hydrating. “Using histamine-2 blockers to ... Read More »

December 30th, 2016|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Treatment significantly reduces chemotherapy-induced hearing loss in children

David Freyer Investigators from Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and 37 other Children’s Oncology Group hospitals in the U.S. and Canada have determined that sodium thiosulfate prevents cisplatin-induced hearing loss in children and adolescents with cancer. Results of this randomized, controlled, phase 3 study, called ACCL0431, have been published in the early online edition ... Read More »

December 29th, 2016|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

New research suggests possibility of small cell lung cancer immunotherapy

A study published in the Journal of Neuroimmunology and led by Ite Laird-Offringa, PhD, associate professor of surgery and associate dean of graduate affairs at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, suggests that the human body can detect and create an immune response to small cell lung cancer, which maybe helpful to develop new therapies ... Read More »

December 28th, 2016|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Women who have their last baby after 35 are mentally sharper in old age, study finds

A new study has found that women have better brainpower after menopause if they had their last baby after age 35, used hormonal contraceptives for more than 10 years or began their menstrual cycle before turning 13. This is the first study to investigate the association between age at last pregnancy, which can be a ... Read More »

December 27th, 2016|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|