Using an animal model of chronic stress, researchers at The Ohio State University have shown that the immune cells of the brain, called microglia, hold unique signatures of chronic stress that leave the animal more sensitive to future stressful experiences, evident by increased anxiety and immune responses. Eliminating microglia so that these “stress memories” could […]Continue Reading ...
Advances in treating cancer, heart disease and other major health conditions in recent decades have extended life spans for millions of people. However, chronic kidney disease is an outlier, with cases accelerating at a faster pace than all other noninfectious diseases, according to a study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and […]Continue Reading ...
Earlier this month, NOVA tackled a topic that makes the headlines on a seemingly daily basis: addiction. Noting that overdose is the number one cause of death among adults under 50, the episode features numerous researchers and physicians, including Stanford neuroscientist Robert Malenka, MD, PhD, and Anna Lembke, MD, director of addiction medicine, who describe the science […]Continue Reading ...
Oct 12 2018 Patient-centric website ‘Life Effects’ European launch sees expanded content featuring insights from European patients with chronic conditions Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. today announced the European launch of Life Effects (https://lifeeffects.teva), a patient-centric website hosting content created by patients and checked by experts, at the European Committee for the Treatment and Research of […]Continue Reading ...
THURSDAY, Sept. 6, 2018 — Chronic vaping exerts biological effects on the lung, some of which are mediated by the propylene glycol/vegetable glycerin (PG/VG) base, according to a study published recently in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. Arunava Ghosh, Ph.D., from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and colleagues […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Chronic rhinosinusitis is distinct from your average case of seasonal allergies. It causes the sinuses to become inflamed and swollen for months to years at a time, leading to difficulty breathing and other symptoms that make patients feel miserable. In some people, this condition also produces tissue outgrowths known as nasal […]Continue Reading ...
For older adults with multiple chronic diseases, such as diabetes, depression, heart disease and others, care coordination appears to have the biggest impact on better health, according to a study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) By 2050, there will be 2 billion people worldwide older than 60 years. Seniors are the fastest-growing demographic […]Continue Reading ...
For the first time, researchers at the UNC School of Medicine showed they could target one brain region with a weak alternating current of electricity, enhance the naturally occurring brain rhythms of that region, and significantly decrease symptoms associated with chronic lower back pain. The results, published in the Journal of Pain and presented at […]Continue Reading ...
While it is widely shown that possessing the ApoE4 gene is the major genetic risk factor of Alzheimer’s disease (AD), not all ApoE4 carriers develop AD. For the first time, researchers at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have shown that ApoE4 linked with chronic inflammation dramatically increases the risk for AD. This can be […]Continue Reading ...
A new study out today in the Journal of Neurology finds that pregabalin is not effective in controlling the chronic pain that sometimes develops following traumatic nerve injury. The results of the international study, which was driven by an effort to identify effective non-opioid pain medications, did show potential in relieving in pain that sometimes […]Continue Reading ...
An extensive review of 25 randomized clinical trials found “little evidence” that invasive surgery was more effective than sham or placebo procedures in reducing chronic pain. The study was published in the journal Pain Medicine. “Our findings raise several questions for clinicians, researchers, and policy-makers. First, can we justify widespread use of these procedures without […]Continue Reading ...
Much of modern Western medicine is based upon the treatment of acute, immediate harm, from physical injury to infections, from broken bones and the common cold to heart and asthma attacks. But progress in treating chronic illness, where the cause of the problem is often unknown-;and, in fact, may no longer even be present -; […]Continue Reading ...
A new treatment that delivers a freezing or near-freezing temperature to the back of the nose of patients can offer relief to people suffering from chronic stuffy or runny nose, postnasal drip and cough. These symptoms result from persistently inflamed nose and sinuses, a condition known as chronic rhinitis. Called ClariFix, the treatment is a […]Continue Reading ...
Chronic malnutrition, usually associated with an inflammation of the small intestine, affects one in every four children under the age of five. It is the leading cause of child mortality in low-income countries and is also responsible for severe stunting. The Afribiota project, led by the Institut Pasteur in Paris, the Institut Pasteur in Madagascar […]Continue Reading ...
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