Download PDF A new testosterone nasal gel raises men\’s low testosterone levels to normal, with few side effects, according to the results of a phase 3 clinical trial presented at the Endocrine Society\’s 97th annual meeting in San Diego. Last May, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the medication, now called Natesto, making it […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Researchers from the University of Liège (Belgium), in collaboration with colleagues from Milan (Italy), Surrey (UK) and West Virginia (USA), discovered that controlling neuron reactivity is part of the mechanisms used by our biological clock to maintain cognitive functioning. This finding, published in Nature Communications this week, shows that even the simplest aspects […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Psoriasis and rosacea are both irritating skin conditions that affect many people. Both lead to visible rashes and skin swelling. Both may require a doctor\’s diagnosis and treatment, but the similarities end there. Psoriasis affects more than 7.5 million Americans by causing the skin to grow too quickly. When skin grows too quickly, […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Popular notion holds that eight glasses of water is the optimal amount to drink each day, but many people find this hard to achieve. Now, a new study may shed light on why, after identifying a swallowing mechanism that stops us from consuming too much liquid when we are not thirsty. Researchers have […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Scientists suggest that a small chemical alteration to insulin makes the molecule act more rapidly while preserving its function in the organism. In the Journal of Biological Chemistry, researchers describe how they predicted the effect with computer simulations and then confirmed it with laboratory experiments. The researchers found that the insulin analog (green) […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF More than two-thirds of adolescents who suffer from depression could see long-term benefits from receiving one of three psychological treatments – of which only one is currently recommended on the NHS – according to research published in The Lancet Psychiatry. Depression affects around one in twenty adolescents, causing considerable suffering and potentially affecting […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Recent research progress into how bacteria adapt and evolve during chronic lung infections in cystic fibrosis patients could lead to better treatment strategies being developed, according to a new review by the University of Liverpool. Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a life-shortening inherited disease, affecting over 10,000 people in the UK. Patients with CF […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF For patients undergoing plastic surgery of the chin (genioplasty), the use of ultrasonic \”piezosurgery\” equipment reduces trauma, pain, and swelling, compared to traditional surgical drills, reports a study in the The Journal of Craniofacial Surgery. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer. \”Piezosurgery may be a viable alternative to traditional osteotomy [bone-cutting] technique, […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Australian researchers have discovered remarkable evolutionary changes to insulin regulation in two of the nation\’s most iconic native animal species – the platypus and the echidna – which could pave the way for new treatments for type 2 diabetes in humans. The findings, now published in the Nature journal Scientific Reports, reveal that […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Researchers investigating eating disorders often study chemical and neurological functions in the brain to discover clues to overeating. Understanding non-homeostatic eating — or eating that is driven more by palatability, habit and food cues — and how it works in the brain may help neuroscientists determine how to control cravings, maintain healthier weights […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Adults who have dyslexia are much more likely to report they were physically abused before they turned 18 than their peers without dyslexia, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Toronto and the University of North Carolina School of Medicine in Chapel Hill. Thirty-five per cent of adults with […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Psoriasis is a skin condition that can develop on the scalp. Raised scaly patches and flaky skin that looks a bit like dandruff appear on the head. Unlike with normal dandruff, however, the scalp will appear to have a silvery sheen and dry scales. It can affect a person\’s entire scalp or just […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Gingivitis, a common and mild form of gum disease can progress to periodontitis, a more serious infection that damages the soft tissue of the gums and sometimes even destroys the bone supporting the teeth. An international team of researchers and clinicians has charted the microbial ecology of the mouth at all stages of […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF A drug used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis and inflammatory bowel disease has been linked to numerous deaths since 2000, partly because people have taken it daily rather than weekly, as prescribed, according to the authors of research published in the Medical Journal of Australia. Dr Rose Cairns, of the NSW Poisons Information […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Debilitating symptoms from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) can worsen in patients who also experience depression, research suggests. A new study, published in CHEST Journal, demonstrates a link between an exacerbation of COPD in patients and depression. Patients who had pre-existing depression or developed depression after COPD diagnosis were more likely to experience […]Continue Reading ...
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