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Association Of Smoking And Smoking Cessation With The Risk Of Diabetes

Research estimates that the prevalence of diabetes has increased almost 10-fold in China since the early 1980s, with one in 10 adults in China now affected by diabetes. Although adiposity is the major modifiable risk factor for diabetes. A study in China suggests this can explain only about 50% of the increase in diabetes prevalence over recent decades, suggesting other lifestyle factors, including smoking, may play a role in the etiology of diabetes.

New Causes of Cellular Aging in Children with Progeria

Scientists from Saint Louis University have discovered new causes of the cellular decline in prematurely aging kids with rare and fatal diseases. The data, published in the Cell Reportspoints to cellular replication stress and a mistaken innate immune response as culprits, and the team found success in the laboratory in blocking these processes with vitamin D.

New Warfarin Alternative Safe During Catheter Ablation of AFib

Improved cognitive function and similar rates of stroke and bleeding occur using either apixaban or warfarin during catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation, according to the results of a study presented in a European Society of Cardiology (ESC) press release. The study shows that apixaban is a safe alternative to warfarin in patients undergoing catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation.

Personalised Medicine Improves QOL for Colorectal Cancer Patients

The Queen's University researchers demonstrated for the first time how molecular analysis of clinical trial biopsy samples can be used to help clinicians identify the key changes that occur in an individual patient's colorectal tumor prior to surgery, so clinicians can better understand and treat the disease. The study, published in the Journal of Pathology, hope that this 'personalised medicine' approach could ultimately improve the prognosis and quality of life for bowel cancer patients.