A new study, published in the journal Allergy and Clinical Immunology found that in a minority of patients they studied, a standard treatment for asthma – oral steroids – was associated with increased levels of the treatable mould Aspergillus in the lung.
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People who undergo joint surgery, such as joint replacements for arthritis, are more likely to become dependent on the years following surgery if they are obese, researchers say. Further research is needed to know why this happens and how to prevent it, the study team writes online in the British Journal of Anaesthesia.
According to a new study, elevated levels of the inflammation marker CRP in the blood is an underlying cause of the loss of muscle mass in elderly persons.C-reactive protein (CRP) interferes with the protein synthesis in the muscle cells, hence contributing to the loss of muscle mass.
New research outcomes published in the journal Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy revealed a potential new weapon in the fight against tuberculosis, and it lives in the Little Mermaid’s realm.
In diabetic macular edema (DME), identification of baseline markers on spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) and their association with severity of diabetic retinopathy (DR) might aid in disease management and the design of future trials.
Researchers at Duke University have discovered a way to enhance the effectiveness and safety of sonogenetics or ultrasonic modulation, emerging techniques that use sound waves to control the behavior of individual neurons or to promote tissue growth and wound healing in other cells.
A new study published in the JAMA Facial Plast Surgery has reported that autologous fat processed by means of a cotton pad filtration technique is an effective method of fat grafting that improves the volume retention of grafted fat.
According to new research, rural Indians, who make up about two-thirds of the country of 1.3 billion people, are disproportionately at risk of breathing polluted air.
A new study published in the issue of Science Translational Medicine has reported that patients in the Ashkenazi Jewish population with Crohn's disease (a chronic inflammatory of the digestive system) are more likely to carry the LRRK2 gene mutation. The gene is the major genetic cause of Parkinson's disease.
Pop psychologists tout "balance" as key to mental health, and they may be more right than they realize. Neuroscientist Dion Dickman is gaining insight into how the brain is healthy balance on a cellular level, work that may have implications for neuropsychiatric diseases such as schizophrenia.
The human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted disease. While vaccines are helping stop its spread, HPV is still the cause of 72% of oropharyngeal cancers, which impact the base of the tongue, tonsils, and walls of the pharynx.
When people experience stress, the adrenal glands that sit on top of the kidneys release a steroid hormone called cortisol. However, our latest study shows that people who have experienced high levels of trauma in childhood, and who have attempted suicide, tend to release less cortisol when put under stress. These findings build on our earlier work that showed that the stress response system may be "faulty" or "damaged" in people who have recently tried to take their own life.