Researchers have combined the largest description of ST3GAL5 (GM3 synthase) deficiency using detailed natural history data from 104 individuals of Amish ancestry born between 1986 and 2017 with a definite or probable diagnosis of ST3GAL5 deficiency. The study examined objective measures of biochemistry, auditory function, brain development, and caregiver burden. GM3 synthase is encoded by […]Continue Reading ...
An interview with Professor Attila Lorincz from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), discussing the development of a new cervical cancer test that is able to identify cervical cancer and pre-cancer in 100% cases. How do we currently screen for cervical cancer in the UK? The main method of cervical cancer screening is the Pap […]Continue Reading ...
It takes moxie to flip an unhealthy lifestyle to a healthy one — particularly for folks over 60. Most baby boomers approach retirement age unwilling to follow basic healthy lifestyle goals established by the American Heart Association, said Dr. Dana King, professor and chairman of the department of family medicine at West Virginia University, referencing […]Continue Reading ...
February 2018 Print this issue Health Benefits of Human-Animal Interactions Nothing compares to the joy of coming home to a loyal companion. The unconditional love of a pet can do more than keep you company. Pets may also decrease stress, improve heart health, and even help children with their emotional and social skills. An estimated […]Continue Reading ...
By Dr Ananya Mandal, MDMarch 1, 2018 There are several studies that show that obese people are likely to outlive normal weight individuals. This is called the “obesity paradox” and researchers have tried to understand the reasons behind this. A new study disproves this theory and finds that obese and overweight people do not live […]Continue Reading ...
Vanderbilt University Medical Center is encouraging its medical providers to stop using saline as intravenous fluid therapy for most patients, a change provoked by two companion landmark studies released today that are anticipated to improve survival and decrease kidney complications. Saline, used in medicine for more than a century, contains high concentrations of sodium chloride, […]Continue Reading ...
A new study takes a deep look at the connection between shift work and type 2 diabetes. Investigators at Brigham and Women’s Hospital leveraged data on hundreds of thousands of people in the UK Biobank to better understand how shift work – especially frequent night work – contributes to the likelihood of type 2 diabetes. […]Continue Reading ...
March 2, 2018 Researchers at the Emory Rollins School of Public Health and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have found that high proportions of patients with prediabetes are at substantial risk for cardiovascular disease and chronic kidney disease. Their findings are published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology. Mohammed K. Ali, MD, associate […]Continue Reading ...
A new study has identified the master regulator that maintains a healthy gut and limits damage by parasitic whipworms. Researchers from the Wellcome Sanger Institute and collaborators have revealed that the interleukin 10 receptor (IL-10R) is critical to prevent uncontrolled whipworm infection in mice and a damaging immune response in the gut. The study, published […]Continue Reading ...
May 22, 2018 Payers, physicians and health economists highlighted the importance of biosimilars in improving early access for patients to biological treatment At the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) 23rd Annual International Meeting in Baltimore, Celltrion Healthcare today advocated for healthcare systems to introduce biologics earlier in a patient’s treatment regimen in […]Continue Reading ...
March 1, 2018 Metrohm is pleased to present the Mira DS, a new handheld material identification system for police, hazmat teams, bomb technicians, and military personnel. At the push of a button, the Mira DS identifies illicit substances and explosives. The Mira DS was developed in close cooperation with professional first responders. While providing ease […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 28, 2018 — Though the dangers of smoking during pregnancy to both mother and baby are well-known, just over 7 percent of women still light up while pregnant, a new government report shows. Younger and less educated moms-to-be were the most likely to continue puffing on cigarettes while pregnant, according to the National […]Continue Reading ...
By Dr Ananya Mandal, MDMarch 1, 2018 According to a report released this week (28th February 2018), one in 14 women who have given birth in the United States has smoked during their pregnancy despite warnings regarding the harmful effects of the same. The report comes from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) […]Continue Reading ...
GE Healthcare’s most advanced radiology ultrasound system – the LOGIQ™ E10 – offers 48X data throughput and 10X processing power of previous systems In the lead up to the European Congress of Radiology, GE Healthcare today announced the commercial launch of its new generation of high-end radiology ultrasound system, the LOGIQ™ E10. This fully digital […]Continue Reading ...
March 1, 2018 Concussions and other traumatic brain injuries may increase the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease earlier in life, according to a study from UT Southwestern’s Peter O’Donnell Jr. Brain Institute. The research – the first to use autopsy-confirmed cases of Alzheimer’s disease to examine the long-term effects of head injuries – supports a […]Continue Reading ...
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