Men with inflammatory bowel disease have four to five times higher risk of being diagnosed with prostate cancer, reports a 20-year study from Northwestern Medicine. This is the first report to show men with inflammatory bowel disease have higher than average PSA (prostate-specific antigen) values, and this group also has a significantly higher risk of potentially dangerous prostate cancer
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NUS researchers have found that skin allergies are the most common adverse reaction associated with the use of complementary health products. Complementary health products are a diverse group of commercial products which are commonly consumed by the general public to enhance their health.
Scientists have discovered eight genes linked to red hair, helping to solve a mystery of how redheads inherit their flaming locks. The study—which also sheds light on blondes and brunettes—is the largest genetic study of hair color to date
The humanitarian emergency in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh is one of three around the world where a Dutch Government funded pilot project is taking place, targeting the sexual and reproductive health (SRH) needs of forcibly displaced women and girls. Bangladesh is sheltering nearly 1 million Rohingya refugees who have crossed over from Myanmar to Cox’s Bazar and are living in camps there.
Quality of life in patients with acute pharyngitis or tonsillitis is significantly lower than in healthy persons, and it should be considered when the efficacy of new therapeutic options is investigated.
New research shows how the cyto-adhesion of plasmodium-infected red blood cells is enhanced at hot temperatures. Malaria is the most prevalent blood-borne infectious disease caused by parasites of the species Plasmodium. In 2016, more than 216 million malaria infections were reported resulting in 445,000 deaths across the developing world.
Primary hypothyroidism is a disorder defined by an increased thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) level, which may or may not is accompanied by a decreased thyroid hormone (TH) level, T3 and T4. The most common causes of hypothyroidism are autoimmune destruction of the thyroid, thyroid surgery, and radioiodine therapy
Several studies have demonstrated the beneficial effect of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) on intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH). Enhancement of the therapeutic efficacy of MSCs in ICH is necessary, considering the diseases high association with mortality and morbidity.
Traffic crashes are a major cause of global morbidity and mortality disproportionately affecting low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Motorcycle taxi (boda-boda) drivers are particularly vulnerable because they are exposed to traffic risks with limited safety equipment.
Move over Bifidobacterium and Lactobacillus. There's a new health-promoting gut bacterium in town, and it's called Akkermansia muciniphila. You will not find its benefits at the bottom of a yogurt cup. But a new study has identified more than one way to nurture its growth in the gut and offered evidence that it may maintain—and even restore—health as we age.