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Mechanisms Behind Neonatal Diabetes Uncovered

Researchers at the University of Helsinki, Finland, have described mechanisms linking chronic cellular stress to the poor development of the insulin-producing cells. Insulin is secreted from the beta cells which are located in the pancreas, and it is crucial for the maintenance of normal blood sugar levels.

The Association Of Dementia And Ischemic Stroke Deaths

A great number of studies have consistently scrutinized the relationship between dementia and stroke, with a multiple fold increase in the risk factor for death. Swedish scientists at Karolinska Institute, conducted a retrospective survey using patient data in the Swedish Dementia Registry to figure out such relationships through direct association of dementia and ischemic stroke (IS) deaths.

Probiotic Gives Long-Term Protection Against Childhood Eczema

Giving a probiotic supplement to pregnant mothers and their infants significantly reduce the chances of a child developing eczema for the first 11 years of their life, researchers have shown.

The probiotic Lactobacillus rhamnosus (HN001) given to mothers at a late stage of pregnancy and while breastfeeding, and then to their babies from birth until the age of two years, cut the children's rate of developing eczema in half.

Rivaroxaban Reduces Blood Clots In Cancer Patients

Cleveland Clinic medical oncologist and researcher, Alok Khorana, M.D., is the primary investigator on a study that concluded rivaroxaban for venous thromboembolism (VTE), a blood clot in the venous system, significantly reduced VTE and VTE-related death for outpatient, at-risk cancer patients while they were taking the oral blood thinner.