Children who are fitter and whose fitness improves during childhood and adolescence have better lung function as young adults, according to a large study published in the European Respiratory Journal.
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According to a new study published in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry, the long-term intake of sunflower or fish oils damages the liver and can cause a series of alterations in it, giving rise to non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH).
The bacteria that cause Lyme disease are transmitted to humans primarily by the black-legged tick (Ixodes scapularis). Often presumed guilty by association is the lone star tick (Amblyomma americanum). However, a new review of three decades' worth of research concludes the latter should be exonerated: While lone star ticks are guilty of transmitting bacteria that cause several human illnesses, the scientific evidence says Lyme disease is not one of them.
Researchers from Colorado SPH have identified new risk factors for a mysterious kidney illness affecting tens of thousands of farm workers worldwide. The study findings have been published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.
A new study published in the issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery® reports that for older women undergoing mastectomy for breast cancer, direct-to-implant (DTI) breast reconstruction provides good outcomes in a single-step procedure, while avoiding some of the inconvenience and risks of staged approaches to breast reconstruction, reports the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).
In a study published in the Journal of Cellular Physiology, scientists at Christiana Care Health System for Translational Cancer Research (CTCR) have shown that over-expression of HOXA4 and HOXA9 genes in colon cancer stem cell promotes cell replication and contributes to the overpopulation of stem cells that drives colon cancer development.
A new study reports that both the epidemiological knowledge of general practitioners' and the electronic surveillance systems should be improved. There is a need to develop the electronic infrastructure of primary care. More and regular control is also expected by the health care authorities, beside the synthesis of professional and governmental expectations and regulations.
Researchers from The Telomere and Telomerase Group at the Spanish National Cancer Research Center ( CNIO ) have successfully identified the genetic cause of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and have shown success in trials of a new gene therapy for the condition.
Researchers have found that elevated levels of chlorinated lipids are linked to sepsis, lung injury and death. The study finding, published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation Insight, may offer a way to diagnose and treat sepsis earlier, saving lives and avoiding serious side effects.
A special program that involves balance and eye movement exercises may help people with multiple sclerosis (MS) with their balance problems and fatigue, according to a study published in Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
Research from the International Surgical Outcomes, they conducted work anaesthesia, where It indicates that poor patient outcomes are common after planned (elective) in-patient surgery, and that mortality rates following complications are at broadly similar levels in the poorest and wealthiest countries although patient populations may differ. The study published in the British Journal of Anaesthesia.
The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of genetic risk factors in consecutive patients with ovarian cancer irrespective of family history and histologic subtype treated in centers of the Arbeitsgemeinschaft Gynäkologische Onkologie (AGO) study group. In addition, researchers wanted to evaluate patient satisfaction with gynecological oncology counseling.