Download PDF Children born to mothers who take heartburn medication during pregnancy may have a greater risk of developing asthma, research suggests. Those whose mothers had been prescribed medicines to treat acid reflux during pregnancy were more likely to be treated for asthma in childhood, a review of studies found. However, experts say the potential […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Abnormality with special cells that wrap around blood vessels in the brain leads to neuron deterioration, possibly affecting the development of Alzheimer\’s disease, a USC-led study reveals. \”Gatekeeper cells\” called pericytes surround blood vessels, contracting and dilating to control blood flow to active parts of the brain. \”Pericyte degeneration may be ground zero […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Mechanical pressure caused by cancer growth plays a key role in the development and distribution of blood vessels in tumors, according to a new UCL (University College London) study published in PLOS Computational Biology. Previous research has shown that solid tumors (lung and brain tumors, for example) use biochemical signals to trigger the […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Nearly a quarter of teenagers in England and Wales who have had an abortion have been pregnant before, according to new research from the University of East Anglia (UEA). Drawing on more than 20 years\’ worth of data the study shows, for the first time, the number of young women aged 15-19 undergoing […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Current epilepsy treatment is not effective for all individuals. A new molecular investigation into the structure of new drug targets promises to help develop safer, more effective medicines for people with seizure disorders. Close-up of perampanel binding site.Image credit: Laboratory of Alexander Sobolevsky, Ph.D./Columbia University Medical Center Epilepsy is a condition characterized by […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF In a new study, scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have identified a possible drug candidate that suppresses pain and itch in animal models. Their new approach also reduces the potential for drug abuse and avoids the most common side effects – sedation and anxiety – of drugs […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Preventing the development of hypertension, obesity and diabetes by the age of 45 to 55 years may lead up to an 86 percent lower risk for heart failure through the remainder of life, according to research published in JACC: Heart Failure. Approximately 5.7 million adults in the United States currently suffer from hearth […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Numbers have dropped in recent years, however, as doctors heed warnings. Since 2006, several published studies have associated the use of some acid suppression medications in hospitalized high-risk babies with infections, necrotizing enterocolitis and increased risk of death. Those medications – histamine-2 receptor antagonists such as ranitidine (Zantac and others), and proton pump […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Regular use of over-the-counter non-steroidal inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as aspirin and ibuprofen is associated with an increased risk of dying in patients diagnosed with Type 1 endometrial cancers, according to a new population-based study led by The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Football at the college-level is associated with increased blood pressure and changes in size, shape, structure and function of the heart, especially among linemen, according to a new study published in JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging. The study aimed to validate prior observations that football participation led to an increase in blood pressure and an […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Researchers have found that the rates of surgical operations for gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD) in the United States have fallen rapidly in recent years, from 0.062 percent in 2009 to 0.047 percent in 2013. The numbers of overweight and obese patients having this surgery have increased, however. Also, women are more likely than […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Acetylcholine is a neurotransmitter in the brain that plays an important role in controlling attention and cognition. Acetylcholine system dysfunction is believed to be one of the causes of Alzheimer\’s disease (AD) and vascular dementia. Now, a new drug that could treat Alzheimer\’s disease, SAK3, has been developed by a Japanese research group […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF New research provides further evidence that what we eat alters gut bacteria to affect colorectal cancer risk, after linking a high-fiber diet to a reduced risk of colorectal cancer containing Fusobacterium nucleatum. Researchers have found that a high-fiber diet could reduce the risk of colorectal cancer containing the bacterium F. nucleatum. Study leader […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF A new international study shows that 5,000 foetuses in Europe annually are affected by spina bifida and other severe defects on the central nervous system. Seventy per cent of these pregnancies are terminated, while increased mortality and serious diseases affect the children who are born. At least half of the cases can be […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF A new study reviewing medical data from 6,000 patients reports that individuals with atrial fibrillation who take anticoagulants are at higher risk of dementia than patients who take the blood-thinning drugs for other reasons. Researchers have linked warfarin to increased dementia risk, particularly for patients with AF. Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most […]Continue Reading ...
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