Download PDF A new study indicates that maintaining an intermediate level of high density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) may help people live longer. The study, which appears in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN), found that both low and high HDL-C levels were linked with a higher risk […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Researchers at the Comprehensive Cancer Center (CCC) of MedUni Vienna and Vienna General Hospital have developed a new treatment for the pre-stages of cervical cancer, caused by human papilloma virus (HPV) infection. The treatment involves using 85% trichloroacetic acid, an acid that is traditionally used for medical and cosmetic skin peeling. The scientists […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Of patients over age 65 who received an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) after surviving sudden cardiac arrest or a near-fatal arrhythmia, almost 80 percent survived two years – a higher rate than found in past trials performed to demonstrate the efficacy of the devices in this situation, according to a study in the Journal […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Women taking tamoxifen to prevent breast cancer were less likely to continue taking the drug if they suffered nausea and vomiting, according to new data presented at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium* The researchers found that women who experienced these symptoms after starting tamoxifen as part of the Cancer Research UK funded […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF What is the best treatment for acute tennis elbow? Physiotherapy? Cortisone? A combination? Or might you just as well forego treatment? The two most common treatments for tennis elbow are physiotherapy and cortisone injections. It is unclear which of these gives the best result, and diagnosis can be problematic for general practitioners. Now […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Influenza has a long history of being one of the most deadly diseases to afflict humanity, but what exactly makes it so dangerous? Certainly one reason is that influenza viruses have a history of jumping from other animals to humans, which, when the trans-species virus is new to the human population, generally means […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF A protein that controls cell division also has a key role in switching genes on and off, scientists have found, in a discovery which could reinvent cancer treatment. The protein phosphatase, Repo-Man is one of a clutch of key proteins in cell division, an essential process that goes into overdrive in cancer. Now […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF A review of medical literature suggests that exercise, alone or in combination with education, may reduce the risk of low back pain, according to an article published online by JAMA Internal Medicine. Daniel Steffens, Ph.D., of the University of Sydney, Australia, and coauthors identified 23 published reports (on 21 different randomized clinical trials […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF About one in 681 children in the United States has an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Their parents consistently report greater stress levels, caregiving burden and depression than parents of typically developing children. Chronic caregiving stress has also been associated with poorer physical health — more pain, more disruptions from physical-health problems and lower […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Red meat contains numerous vitamins and minerals that are essential for a healthful, balanced diet. In recent years, however, its reputation has been severely blemished, with studies suggesting that red meat intake can increase the risk of cancer and other diseases. But is it really that bad for us? We investigate. Intake of […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF The hip fracture risk factors are generally similar among those with and without Alzheimer\’s disease, according to a recent study from the University of Eastern Finland. However, the incidence of hip fracture is higher among those with Alzheimer\’s disease, regardless of other characteristics. Alzheimer\’s disease itself appears to be such a significant risk […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF New ways of using mechanisms behind certain blood pressure medications may in the future spare some patient groups both discomfort and lifelong concern over cancer of the esophagus. This, in any case, is the goal of several studies of patients with Barrett\’s syndrome at Sahlgrenska Academy. \”If we could filter out those who […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Long delays mean missed opportunities for early intervention to reduce the severity of episodes of bipolar disorder. Crucial opportunities to manage bipolar disorder early are being lost because individuals are waiting an average of almost six years after the onset of the condition before diagnosis and treatment. That is the key finding of […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF The potential threat of bioterrorism using man-made biological organisms could be reduced, thanks to a new method developed by scientists. Synthetic biologists – who can design and modify the DNA of living organisms to give them novel, useful functions – have devised a way of containing their products to help ensure that they […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Autism is a developmental disorder affecting over 3.5 million Americans. While there is no known cure for it, there are options for treating some of its associated symptoms. A new study by a team of researchers at Cornell University has found a connection between autism and mutations in mitochondrial DNA. This could eventually […]Continue Reading ...
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