Women who are overweight or obese have up to twice the risk of developing colorectal cancer before age 50 as women who have what is considered a normal body mass index (BMI), according to new research led by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. In the United States, overall rates of new colorectal […]Continue Reading ...
Becoming overweight at a young age can trigger a molecular chain reaction that leads some girls to experience puberty early, according to new research published in Nature Communications. Scientists have discovered a molecular mechanism that leads overweight female rats to have early-onset puberty. “Knowing how nutrition and specific molecules play a role in starting puberty […]Continue Reading ...
An EU-funded network of universities, hospitals and pharmaceutical and life sciences companies is studying an inflammatory condition associated with a variety of diseases. Their work on metabolic syndrome could lead to faster and more effective therapeutic approaches for diseases such as diabetes, which affects 33 million people in the EU, cardiovascular disease, which accounts for […]Continue Reading ...
The findings, which come from a Journal of Diabetes analysis of 11,515 men and 13,569 women in China, indicate that nutrition in early life may play a role in the development of subsequent metabolic disorders.Continue Reading ...
July 20, 2018 Edith Cowan University (ECU) researchers have developed the world’s first blood test capable of detecting melanoma in its early stages, a breakthrough that will save thousands of lives, as well as millions of dollars for the health system. In a trial involving 105 people with melanoma and 104 healthy controls, the blood […]Continue Reading ...
July 17, 2018 Childhood adversity permanently alters the peripheral and central immune systems, increasing the sensitivity of the body’s immune response to cocaine, reports a study by researchers at the IRCCS Santa Lucia Foundation and University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Italy. The study, published in Biological Psychiatry, showed that exposure to psychosocial stress early in […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, July 11, 2018 — Early introduction of solids is associated with significantly longer sleep and less-frequent waking for infants, according to a study published online July 9 in JAMA Pediatrics. Michael R. Perkin, Ph.D., from the University of London, and colleagues conducted a population-based randomized trial involving 1,303 exclusively breastfed 3-month-old infants. Participants were […]Continue Reading ...
June 25, 2018 Chemical compounds produced by the bacteria in our gut could be used to spot the early stages of liver disease, according to new research. The findings, published in the journal Nature Medicine, hint at the potential for chemical by-products produced by the microbes living inside us to be used as early warning […]Continue Reading ...
Doctors and nurses are always grateful when they are given advance notice that a patient is about to seriously deteriorate (or ‘crash’, to use today’s clinical vernacular). Recent years have seen important advances towards this goal in the form of what are known as ‘Clinical Early Warning Scores.’ These simple computational tools are intended to […]Continue Reading ...
TUESDAY, Sept. 10, 2018 — Talk and interaction during early childhood, especially during 18 to 24 months, is associated with language and cognitive outcomes, according to a study published online Sept. 10 in Pediatrics. Jill Gilkerson, Ph.D., from the LENA Foundation in Boulder, Colo., and colleagues examined the effectiveness of automated early language environment estimates […]Continue Reading ...
July 25, 2018 The initial findings of the ANRS CLEAC study coordinated by Pierre Frange (Hôpital Necker – AP-HP), help define the immunological and virological benefits of early antiretroviral therapy in HIV-infected children living in France. The results of this study will be presented by Florence Buseyne (Oncogenic Virus Epidemiology & Pathophysiology Team – Institut […]Continue Reading ...
Childhood adversity permanently alters the peripheral and central immune systems, increasing the sensitivity of the body’s immune response to cocaine, reports a study by researchers at the IRCCS Santa Lucia Foundation and University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Italy. The study, published in Biological Psychiatry, showed that exposure to psychosocial stress early in life altered the […]Continue Reading ...
July 17, 2018 White adolescent boys experiencing early puberty are at higher risk for substance use than later developing boys, a new Purdue University study finds. “The earlier your first sip of alcohol or that you try other kinds of drugs, the more likely you are to go on to develop lifelong addiction and problems […]Continue Reading ...
June 29, 2018 Researchers at Indiana University have found early evidence that tiny snippets of genetic material called microRNA may help with early detection of conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease. The study, published June 18 in Nature Scientific Reports, found that changes in microRNA are detectable in mice long before they start to show symptoms […]Continue Reading ...
June 18, 2018 The results of a study presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2018) report that obesity in women and current smoking in men were the strongest predictors of not achieving remission in early rheumatoid arthritis (RA) within a year. Although early identification and aggressive treatment of RA improves outcomes, […]Continue Reading ...
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