Download PDF Why is heart growth beneficial in some circumstances but detrimental in others? Research led by the Babraham Institute has uncovered the molecular basis of dangerous cardiac growth (cardiac hypertrophy), pointing the way for the design of new treatments for heart disease. The heart is an amazingly adaptable organ, responding to the needs of […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Seven million women a year in the developing world are treated in healthcare facilities for complications following unsafe abortion, finds a study published today (19 August) in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology (BJOG). Every day, approximately 800 women die from preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth. Unsafe abortion accounts […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Certain edible and medicinal mushrooms contain bioactive compounds that may enhance nerve growth in the brain and protect against neurotoxic stimuli such as inflammation that contribute to neurodegenerative diseases like dementia and Alzheimer\’s disease. The evidence supporting a potential role of mushrooms as functional foods to reduce or delay development of age-related neurodegeneration […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF An international team of scientists, including MIPT researchers, has defined the way their promising anti-cancer molecules work. The research findings will help to further optimize these new agents in order to develop drug candidates that are effective and safe for healthy tissue. The study was published in Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry. Many of […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Nearly all abortions in Norway today are performed with the abortion pill Mifepristone. This has resulted in shorter waiting time, earlier abortions, and the possibility to have abortions at home. \”It\’s a success story,\” says Mette Løkeland, who has done research on medical abortion in Norway between 1998 and 2013. In 1998, the […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Meditation and music listening programs have shown promise in improving measures of cognitive and memory in adults with subjective cognitive decline, according to a recent study published in the Journal of Alzheimer\’s Disease. Listening to music or taking part in meditation could improve memory and cognitive function among people with SCD. Emerging evidence […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF The rate at which Americans die from cancers varies dramatically by where they live, according to a new scientific analysis. Lung cancer kills more people in the United States than any other cancer, but death rates are more than 20 times higher in some parts of the country than others. The nation\’s highest […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Tel Aviv University researchers say only one incident of abortion or miscarriage can have repercussions for subsequent pregnancies It has been well established that women who have had several abortions or miscarriages are likely to face a slightly higher risk of complications in subsequent pregnancies. They may experience vaginal bleeding during early pregnancy, […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF The views among physicians and the general public when it comes to deciding whether to withhold or withdraw treatment of terminally ill patients differ greatly. However, in a hypothetical case study at Umeå University in Sweden of a clearly hopeless medical case, great unanimity among physicians\’ and the public\’s assessments could be seen […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common condition that causes numbness, tingling, and sometimes pain in the fingers and the hand. Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) ranges from mild to severe. Proper treatment can often restore the functioning of the hand and wrist and relieve symptoms. The condition affects between 4 and 10 million Americans. […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Hypertension and prehypertension in children often go undiagnosed, according to a new study published in Pediatrics. The study focused on children with abnormal blood pressures across the United States, and is the first to show a widespread underdiagnosis of these conditions by pediatricians in children ages 3 to 18. Researchers analyzed the electronic […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF In a new study published online in the journal Neurology, a research team led by neurologists at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and neuropsychologists at Boston University has shown that when patients with Parkinson\’s disease experience a drop in blood pressure upon standing up – a condition known as orthostatic hypotension (OH) […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF An international study of 260 surgical patients found that, contrary to many previous studies, just more than four percent were conscious of the external world while under general anesthesia but before the start of surgery. None of the patients who responded, however, remembered it afterward. The researchers also noted that there are no […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Around 1 percent of people – 75 million worldwide – carry faulty versions of a gene for a protein called titin that could trigger heart failure if the organ comes under stress, such as during pregnancy, a viral infection, or with high blood pressure. The main pumping chamber in the hearts of healthy […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Pancreatic cancer is one of the hardest cancers to treat; tumors of the pancreas often fail to respond to current therapies. In a new study, researchers reveal how they may have found a way to boost the treatment response of these tumors. Pancreatic cancer is one of the hardest cancers to treat, but […]Continue Reading ...
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