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Men with IBD Have Higher Prostate Cancer Risk

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

Cyto-Adhesion of Malaria Parasites during Fever Uncovered

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.

Gut Bacterium: Role in Reversing Insulin Resistance

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.