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Homocysteine: Elevated Levels Predicted Neurodegenerative diseases

The amino acid homocysteine occurs naturally in the human body, generated as a byproduct of methionine metabolism. Genetic diseases or an imbalanced diet, with too much red meat or deficiencies in B vitamins and folic acid, however, can lead to high homocysteine levels, a condition known as hyperhomocysteinemia. This condition causes considerable harm to the heart but can also affect the brain.

Exercise Might Benefits All Cancer Patients

Exercise should now be a part of the standard of care in treating all patients with cancer, according to a new position statement from the Clinical Oncology Society of Australia (COSA), the country's leading organization for cancer professionals. 

Rising Awareness of Asthma

Millions of people in the United States, regardless of age, gender, race and ethnicity, are impacted by asthma, and the number of asthma sufferers is only projected to grow. To raise awareness about this disease, May is recognized as National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month.

Wearable Monitors Aid In Early Diagnosis of Diseases

Researchers from the Wolfson Faculty of Chemical Engineering at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology have developed an integrated system for early diagnosis of diseases using wearable monitors. Able to continuously monitor physiological indicators without disturbing the user, the system can repair itself in the event of a tear or scratch and receives the energy required for operation from the wearer.

Gonorrhea: Drug-Resistance Threaten Future Treatment

Within a matter of weeks, three cases of gonorrhea that are resistant to the recommended first-line antibiotic treatment have been detected in Europe and Australia. At a time with limited alternatives to the current dual therapy, lack of a vaccine and insufficient surveillance capacity in some regions, these cases highlight the growing threat of drug-resistance—which could lead to untreatable gonorrhea.

A New Approach for Treating Mild Asthma

A large international study led by a Hamilton researcher has found a patient-centric treatment that works for people with mild asthma. People with mild asthma are often prescribed a daily treatment regimen, but up to 80% do not follow the routine, using inhalers only when they have an asthma attack.

Now the researchers have found an as-needed combined-drug inhaler is a viable treatment option. The study is published in The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM)

Call for Low-Cost Approach To Tackle Podoconiosis

Researchers at Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS) are asking governments in the developing world to adopt a low-cost, community-based approach to prevent acute attacks that occur in patients with a devastating neglected tropical disease.

Healthcare Insurance in North India

Health Insurance is a financial mechanism with which people are protected against catastrophic financial burden arising from unexpected illness or injury, writes Dr. Vandana Bhardwaj, Head, IP Revenue Services, Sarvodaya Hospital & Research Centre, Faridabad, for Elets News Network (ENN).