The introduction of plain tobacco packaging led to an increase in the price of leading products, according to new research from the University of Stirling. The study-funded by the Cancer Policy Research Center at Cancer Research UK and published in international journal Addiction – conflicts with predictions made by tobacco companies , prior to the implementation, that plain packaging would lead to lower prices and greater affordability
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The fundamental process of information transfer from neuron to neuron occurs through a relay of electrical and chemical signaling at the synapse, the junction between neurons. Electrical signals, called action potentials, cause voltage-gated calcium channels on the presynaptic neuron to open. The influence of calcium through the channels triggers the release of neurotransmitters (the chemical messengers), which travels across the synapse to the next neuron in the relay, passing along the information.
More than 700 million adults and children worldwide are obese, according to 2017 study that called the rising number and weight-related health problems a "rising pandemic."
Folate deficiency can severely affect one of the most important processes in the body, cell division, researchers from the University of Copenhagen have demonstrated in a new study published in the scientific journal PNAS. In the study, the researchers show that folate deficiency can cause problems in connection with cell division and DNA replication. In fact, it creates far more damaging chromosomal abnormalities than previously known.
Because of the low incidence of primary central nervous system lymphoma (PCNSL) in non-HIV individuals and because of the lack of specific clinical manifestations and auxiliary examinations, the disease is easily missed or misdiagnosed.
More than 30 million US adults, or roughly 1 in 8 people age 18 and above, used benzodiazepines in the past year with over 5 million reporting misuse, new research reports.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Elzonris (tagraxofusp-erzs) infusion for the treatment of blastic plasmacytoid dendritic cell neoplasm (BPDCN) in adults and in pediatric patients, two years of age and older.
Researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and The Rockefeller University have discovered the use of a long-standing computational concept known as "blacklisting," which is a form of access control, blocking unwanted files and messages .
The arthritis pain began as a dull ache in her early 40s, brought on mainly by the pressure of unwanted weight. Lake managed to lose 200 pounds through dieting and exercise, but the pain in her knees persisted.
Elderly patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) continuously taking methotrexate throughout 12 months showed a 20% decrease in their risk for cardiovascular events compared with patients who did not receive any methotrexate over the previous year, according to a study published in The Journal of Rheumatology.
Merck KGaA and Pfizer Inc said on Friday they were ending a late-stage study for their drug to treat a form of ovarian cancer in previously untreated patients. The results showed the drug, Bavencio, in combination with, or as a follow-on treatment to, platinum-based chemotherapy could not achieve the primary goal of progression-free survival in patients.
Although parents often focus on peanuts as the food allergy they need to worry about most, cow's milk is the most common food allergy in children under the age of 5. New research being presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (ACAAI ) Annual Scientific Meeting found that there are two percent of all children under the age of 5 have a milk allergy, and 53 percent of food-allergic infants under age 1 have a cow's milk allergy.