WEDNESDAY, Nov. 14, 2018 — People with celiac disease must follow a very restrictive diet, but an experimental vaccine may offer many of them the freedom to eat more normally. Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder. If someone with the disease eats gluten — a protein found in wheat, barley and rye — it can […]Continue Reading ...
Nov 15 2018 Wider vaccine protection and improved diagnosis and treatment needed to control global cases of meningitis The global disease burden of meningitis remains unacceptably high, and progress lags substantially behind that of other vaccine-preventable diseases, warns a new analysis published in The Lancet Neurology. The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) Global […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 14, 2018 — The leading cause of death varies with income in the United States, with heart disease still the leading cause of death in low-income counties, according to a study published online Nov. 13 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Using U.S. death records from 2003 to 2015, Katherine G. Hastings, M.P.H., […]Continue Reading ...
Atherosclerotic disease, the slow and silent hardening and narrowing of the arteries, is a leading cause of mortality worldwide. It is responsible for more than 15 million deaths each year, including an estimated 610,000 people in the United States. In the current issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a team of […]Continue Reading ...
An international study published in the journal Blood by researchers led by Dr. Elie Haddad, a pediatric immunologist and researcher at CHU Sainte-Justine and professor at Université de Montréal, highlights the urgent need to develop better treatment strategies for patients suffering from severe combined immune deficiency (SCID). This deficiency, better known as “bubble baby disease” […]Continue Reading ...
A new study in Amish people suggests that reducing the activity of a protein that regulates plasma triglycerides could prevent cardiovascular disease.Continue Reading ...
The leading cause of death in the United States is shifting from heart disease to cancer, but the transition is happening at varying paces across the country and affecting racial and ethnic groups differently, according to new Stanford research. Overall, the news is good: cancer death rates dropped by 16 percent between 2003 and 2015, […]Continue Reading ...
A defining feature of Parkinson’s disease is the clumps of alpha-synuclein protein that accumulate in the brain’s motor control area, destroying dopamine-producing neurons. Natural processes can’t clear these clusters, known as Lewy bodies, and no one has demonstrated how to stop the build up as well as breakdown of the clumps — until perhaps now. […]Continue Reading ...
Study used genetic data of more than 880,000 participants A Cleveland Clinic genetic analysis has found that obesity itself, not just the adverse health effects associated with it, significantly increases the risk of Type 2 diabetes and coronary artery disease. The paper was published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association Network Open. […]Continue Reading ...
Nov 13 2018 The Australian Academy of Science is urging parents to vaccinate their children against all strains of meningococcal disease, after a recent spike in cases in Adelaide and the death of a seven-year-old boy in south-west Sydney. The call by the Academy comes as it releases a new video campaign, developed in partnership […]Continue Reading ...
The European Medicines Agency’s Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has adopted a positive scientific opinion of fexinidazole, the first all-oral treatment that has been shown to be efficacious for both stages of sleeping sickness. This approval is a result of clinical trials led by the non-profit research and development organization DNDi and […]Continue Reading ...
Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a progressive, neurodegenerative condition in which individuals exhibit memory loss, dementia, and impaired metabolism. Nearly all previous single-domain studies to treat AD have failed, likely because it is a complex disease with multiple underlying drivers contributing to risk, onset, and progression. Keine et al. explored the efficacy of a multidomain therapy […]Continue Reading ...
Chapman University has been awarded an additional $2.9 million to study Alzheimer’s disease, adding an existing $4 million in grant funding for the ongoing project. Now totaling $6.9 million awarded by The National Institutes of Health/National Institute on Aging, this grant will continue to support Professor Hillard Kaplan’s work with the Tsimane people in Bolivia, […]Continue Reading ...
Gum disease and diabetes are chronic conditions that increase with age. The link between the two diseases goes both ways. It is thought that inflammation in the body is the connection- in fact, gum disease is the most common inflammatory disease. Gum (periodontal) disease includes gingivitis (inflamed gums) and periodontitis (inflammation of the gums and […]Continue Reading ...
In the wake of media and public reports about increased mortality linked to a new drug for treating Parkinson’s disease psychosis (PDP)—a symptom of the progressive nervous system disorder in which patients experience hallucinations and delusions—researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine conducted a retrospective study of qualifying patients in the UC […]Continue Reading ...
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