Download PDF Vaccine researchers have developed a strategy aimed at generating broadly cross-reactive antibodies against the influenza virus: embrace the unfamiliar. In recent years, researchers interested in a \”universal flu vaccine\” identified a region of the viral hemagglutinin protein called the stem or stalk, which doesn\’t mutate and change as much as other regions and […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Stroke rates continue to decline in people 55 and older, while more than doubling in those between 35 and 39, according to new research in Journal of the American Heart Association, the Open Access Journal of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. \”People, especially those under 50, need to realize that stroke does […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF A period of intense debate about statins, covered widely in the mainstream media, was followed by a substantial rise in the proportion of people in the UK stopping taking the drug, according to a new study by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. Led by the London School of Hygiene & […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF More children are exposed to household tobacco smoke in early childhood, the greater their risk of adopting antisocial behavior toward others, engaging in proactive and reactive aggression, having conduct problems at school, and dropping out at age 12. Results of a new study led by Professor Linda Pagani of the University of Montreal\’s […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF An IUD, or an intrauterine device, is a highly effective form of long-term birth control. A small, T-shaped device is inserted into the uterus during a simple procedure that can take place in a doctor\’s office. IUDs prevent pregnancy by releasing either copper or synthetic hormones into the female reproductive tract. Once in […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Brain scans have revealed how a genetic mutation linked to major psychiatric disorders affects the structure, function and chemistry of the brain. The study offers further clues about how the mutation increases the risk of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and depression. Experts say the findings could help in the quest for new treatments. Researchers […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease refers to a group of progressive lung diseases that cause increasing breathlessness. Emphysema is one of these diseases. It damages the air sacs in the lungs, making it progressively harder for the body to get the oxygen it needs. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including emphysema, affects nearly 30 […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved three new indications for Ilaris (canakinumab). The new indications are for rare and serious auto-inflammatory diseases in adult and pediatric patients: Tumor Necrosis Factor Receptor Associated Periodic Syndrome (TRAPS); Hyperimmunoglobulin D Syndrome (HIDS)/Mevalonate Kinase Deficiency (MKD); and Familial Mediterranean Fever (FMF). All three syndromes are […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Male hypogonadism is a condition affecting almost a third of the elderly male population. The most common treatment option is testosterone replacement therapy, but the practice can have significant side effects. A new development in stem cell research suggests an alternative treatment for hypogonadism may soon become available. Stem cell research may provide […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF But foot orthotics can work well, finds pooled analysis of available published data. There\’s no good evidence that shock-absorbing insoles, which are used to reduce impact and minimise muscle, tendon, and bone damage, do stave off injuries or stress fractures, reveals a pooled analysis of the available data, published online in the British […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Mothers smoking in pregnancy, children skipping breakfast and not having a regular bedtime or sufficient sleep all appear to be important factors in predicting whether a child will become overweight or obese. Mothers smoking in pregnancy, children skipping breakfast and not having a regular bedtime or sufficient sleep all appear to be important […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Antidepressant use nearly doubles the risk of hip fracture among community-dwelling persons with Alzheimer\’s disease, according to a new study from the University of Eastern Finland. The increased risk was highest at the beginning of antidepressant use and remained elevated even 4 years later. The findings were published in the International Journal of […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Results from a two-year retrospective cohort study presented at the 63rd Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN), Hawaii, U.S., showed that patients were significantly more likely to develop cardiovascular (CV) conditions, including hypertension, cardiac dysrhythmias and chronic ischemic heart diseases after an initial diagnosis of RLS, as compared to controls […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Research provides blueprint for building neuroprosthetic devices that recreate the sense of touch by directly stimulating the nervous system. Scientists at the University of Chicago and Case Western Reserve University have found a way to produce realistic sensations of touch in two human amputees by directly stimulating the nervous system. The study, published […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Radiologists who graduated from medical school after 1940 do not face an increased risk of dying from radiation-related causes like cancer, according to a new study appearing online in the journal Radiology. Researchers said the findings point to the success of efforts to reduce occupational radiation doses over the past several decades. Studies […]Continue Reading ...
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