Download PDF Evidence shows that in most cases of acute lymphoblastic leukemia – the most common childhood cancer – the origins are prenatal. There is also a controversial suggestion that congenital infection could play a role. Now, a new study finds that children who develop the cancer are over three times more likely to have […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Individuals receiving the annual vaccine for regular seasonal flu strains also develop protection against the more dangerous bird flu strain known as H7N9 that emerged in China 2 years ago, medical scientists in Chicago and New York have found. Bird flu virus: dangerous strain that kills a large proportion when it crosses to […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF When we eat, we do not just take in nutrients – we also consume a significant quantity of bacteria. The body is faced with the challenge of simultaneously distributing the ingested glucose and fighting these bacteria. This triggers an inflammatory response that activates the immune systems of healthy individuals and has a protective […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF In a study published online by JAMA, Frank C. Sciurba, M.D., of the University of Pittsburgh, and colleagues assessed the 1-year effectiveness and safety of endobronchial coils on exercise tolerance, quality of life, and lung function in patients with severe emphysema. The study is being released to coincide with its presentation at the […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF ATEX International Exhibitions are pleased to have launched the first edition of Men\’s Health Exhibition & Conference, the region\’s leading congress for men\’s healthcare on 15-16 October 2017 at the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel, Dubai, United Arab Emirates supported by the Ministry of Health, Emirates Medical Association, Emirates Urological Society, Dubai Health Authority […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Autoimmune diseases are some of the most troubling and hard-to-treat immune system-related diseases. They occur when the immune system attacks healthy cells in the body. Autoimmune disorders can be diagnosed wrongly or remain undiagnosed for years because many share similar symptoms. Once one is correctly diagnosed, a specialist helps the patient manage their […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Using nanoscale technology, researchers have, for the first time, produced detailed 3-D maps of the composition and structure of mature human tooth enamel. The maps show the position of atoms critical to the process of tooth decay. The new study gives detailed information about important trace ions in the tough structure of tooth […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune skin disease that speeds up the natural growth cycle of the body\’s skin cells. There are several different types of psoriasis, and the symptoms vary from type to type. The most common type of psoriasis is plaque psoriasis, which is characterized by patches of thick, red skin and […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Structured group psychoeducation sessions could be more successful in treating patients in the early stages of bipolar disorder than standard peer-support offered by the NHS and the voluntary sector, research has found. The study by academics at The Universities of Nottingham, Lancaster (Spectrum Centre) and Manchester published in Lancet Psychiatry, and funded by […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF As a result of research performed by scientists at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the use of a drug to treat the deleterious effects of radiation exposure following a nuclear incident. The drug, Neupogen®, is the first ever approved for the […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF The existence of gender-based wage gaps in many occupations continues to be a hot-button topic in social and political debates. While much attention has been focused on medium- and lower-wage positions, some studies have shown that wage disparities extend to high-wage, high-prestige positions. According to a new study published in The American Journal […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF UT Southwestern Medical Center plastic surgeons have developed a new breast reconstruction technique that combines advantages of two different types of microsurgical procedures using abdominal and other tissue to reconstruct the breast after a mastectomy. Flap-based procedures use a woman\’s own tissue taken from the abdomen, thigh, or buttocks to reconstruct the breast. […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Proteins are the workhorses of life, mediating almost all biological events in every life form. Scientists know how proteins are structured, but folding – how they are built – still holds many mysteries. New research conducted at Michigan State University and published in the current issue of Nature Chemical Biology, features a chemistry […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Bipolar disorder and depression are mental health conditions that share similar features but are separate medical conditions. Diagnosis for either bipolar disorder or severe depression is difficult and may take some time. However, effective management of both conditions is possible. Bipolar disorder: Causes and symptoms Bipolar disorder is a serious condition that involves […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF New research published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes [EASD]) shows that children with type 1 diabetes (T1D) have a higher incidence of enterovirus infections prior to experiencing the autoimmune processes which lead to their T1D. The study is by Professor Heikki Hyöty and Dr Hanna […]Continue Reading ...
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