By Sally Robertson, BScJune 13, 2018 A new study has shown that patients with high blood pressure are at an increased risk of developing dementia. Image Credit: kurhan / Shutterstock The study, which was recently published in Cardiovascular Research, shows for the first time that the very early signs of neurological damage can be detected […]Continue Reading ...
June 18, 2018 MS is the most common neurological disease in young adults. There are about 2.3 million people worldwide who face a high risk of ever worsening disabilities from this disease. This year, two innovative drugs were approved in the EU, namely, cladribine, an active agent originally used in cancer therapy, and the monoclonal […]Continue Reading ...
June 18, 2018 Each year, more than one million Americans are diagnosed with adult-onset diabetes mellitus, also known as type 2 diabetes. The new diagnosis comes with a long list of potential complications: high blood pressure, nerve damage, kidney disease, stroke, glaucoma and more. But for African-Americans and Latinos, a diagnosis of diabetes after age […]Continue Reading ...
Nipah virus (NiV) is a member of the family Paramyxoviridae, genus Henipavirus. NiV was initially isolated and identified in 1999 during an outbreak of encephalitis and respiratory illness among pig farmers and people with close contact with pigs in Malaysia and Singapore. Its name originated from Sungai Nipah, a village in the Malaysian Peninsula where […]Continue Reading ...
June 18, 2018 For at least 20 years, research has shown that for many people, moderate consumption of alcohol can protect the heart, but the reason for this is poorly understood. A study conducted at the University of São Paulo’s Biomedical Science Institute (ICB-USP) in Brazil suggests that this cardioprotective mechanism may be associated with […]Continue Reading ...
THURSDAY, June 14, 2018 — Doctors can’t yet predict if someone exposed to the flu will become sick. But such predictions may be getting closer to reality, new research hints. Researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine say they’ve identified a “biomarker” that indicates a person’s susceptibility to flu viruses. “We’ve been after this for […]Continue Reading ...
June 18, 2018 Physical activity plays an important part in dementia prevention. In order to identify risk factors for this neurological disease more effectively, scientists will increasingly focus on big data and genetic research, experts reported at the Congress of the European Academy of Neurology in Lisbon. The question of whether physical activity can prevent […]Continue Reading ...
June 18, 2018 A joint paper by Kazan Federal University and Tatarstan Republican Clinical Hospital appeared in Frontiers in Medicine. As the publication describes, autologous cells of stromal vascular fraction were transplanted to a 36-year-old man with the use of fibrin matrix. The patient, whose injury had been caused by a fall, then has been […]Continue Reading ...
June 18, 2018 An estimated 3.5 million people in the United States have chronic hepatitis C (HCV), according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is the most common cause for cirrhosis and liver cancer in the United States and the leading indication for liver transplantation. While recently developed direct anti-viral agents (DAAs) […]Continue Reading ...
THURSDAY, June 14, 2018 — Personalized goals, combined with financial incentives, motivate heart patients to increase their exercise, according to a study published online June 13 in the Journal of the American Heart Association. Neel P. Chokshi, M.D., from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, and colleagues conducted a 24-week home-based, remotely monitored, randomized trial […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain The genetic causes of a group of related infant cancers have been discovered by scientists at the Wellcome Sanger Institute, the University of Wuerzburg and their collaborators. Whole genome sequencing of tumours revealed mutations which are targetable by existing drugs used to treat lung cancer and melanoma. The results, published today […]Continue Reading ...
By Sally Robertson, BScJune 18, 2018 Scientists may now be able to use gene editing and stem cell technologies to predict whether carrying a specific gene variant increases a person’s risk of heart disease, according to a new study published in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation. Image Credit: Yurchanka Siarhei / Shutterstock This is […]Continue Reading ...
As more patients leave feedback on online platforms including social media, research shows how health and social care organisations can offer value in their response. Led by Rebecca Baines and Professor Ray Jones from the University of Plymouth in collaboration with James Munro, the CEO of Care Opinion, the study highlights 19 key factors centred […]Continue Reading ...
June 18, 2018 Researchers from Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin have successfully tested a new technology for use in the assessment of overweight adolescents with liver disease. Known as ‘time-harmonic elastography’ (THE), the technology enables physicians to determine the disease’s severity without having to resort to invasive liver biopsies. The results of this research have been […]Continue Reading ...
June 18, 2018 The results of a study presented at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2018) demonstrates increased levels of gum disease, and disease-causing bacteria, in individuals at risk of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). “It has been shown that RA-associated antibodies, such as anti-citrullinated protein antibodies, are present well before any evidence of joint […]Continue Reading ...
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- Diabetes diagnosis may come with increased risk of pancreatic cancer for African-Americans, Latinos
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- Genomics offers new treatment options for infants with range of soft tissue tumors
- Study shows how moderate consumption of alcohol can protect the heart
- Gene editing technology predicts heart disease risk
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- Research shows effective responses to online feedback
- Scientists to focus on big data and genetics to identify risk factors for dementia
- Ultrasound-based technology for assessing overweight adolescents with liver disease
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- Study demonstrates increased levels of gum disease in people at risk of rheumatoid arthritis
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