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New Skin Patch may Help Reduce Body Fat

A new approach, published in the journal Small Methods, to reducing bulging tummy fats has shown promise in laboratory trials. The discovery could help to address the worldwide obesity problem without resorting to surgical operations or oral medication which could require large dosages and could have serious side effects.

A Cluster of Mutations in Neurofibromatosis

Ludwine Messiaen led the research at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, shows that missense mutations in a cluster of just five codons in the NF1 gene are an important risk factor for severe symptoms of the genetic disease neurofibromatosis type 1.The study was published in the American Journal of Human Genetics . It shows a potential need for increased disease surveillance of patients with missense mutations in that cluster.

Scientist Discover a New Ally for Tuberculosis

A new study published in the journal Angewandte Chemie International Edition represents a breakthrough for patients with tuberculosis. In search of new strategies against life-threatening tuberculosis infections, scientists have discovered a substance that interferes with the mycomembrane formation of the bacterium. It is effective in low concentrations and combined with antibiotics their effectiveness is improved by up to 100-fold.

Non-public EDs prevalent in communities with public hospital

Researchers focuses on improving value in health care delivery through care coordination, and access to care for vulnerable populations. The practice of indirect referrals by non-public emergency departments and their affiliated physicians are prevalent in communities with a public hospital option. Uninsured patients are the most affected. This study was published in Academic Emergency Medicine (AEM), a journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM).

Middle Aged Men’s Heart Older Than Their Actual Ages

A recent analysis led by the Public Health England (PHE) revealed that approximately 10% of the 50-year-olds with a poor lifestyle have a heart of a 60-year-old man. The results suggested that they (who took the Heart Age Test; done to check if people were at risk of heart attack and stroke) could die 10 years before they should if their lifestyle continues in the manner.

Receiving Right Depression Medication: Predicting Treatment Response

A new study published in the journal PLOS Biology suggests why an antidepressant treatment can alleviate depression in one person but not another. The researchers developed a mouse model that allowed them to identify blood signatures associated with response to antidepressant treatment and could show the importance of the stress-related glucocorticoid receptor in recovery from depression.