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CVD hospitalization

Hurricane's Aftermath Increases CVD Hospitalization Rates

Increase in hospitalization rates lasted more than a month; higher among older black population compared to older white population. Natural disasters such as earthquakes, tornados, and hurricanes; are generally described in terms of wind speed, land area, and inches of rain. They are also described in terms of human costs, such as the number of…

Arthritis

The Way For New genetic Cause Of Arthritis

Identical twin toddlers who presented with severe arthritis helped scientists to identify the first gene mutation that can single-handedly cause a juvenile form of this inflammatory joint disease.  By investigating the DNA of individual blood cells of both children and then modeling the genetic defect; the research team led by Adrian Liston (VIB-KU Leuven) was…

Prostate Cancer

Finasteride Increasing The Risk Of Prostate Cancer

Long-standing concerns about the consequences of finasteride are increasing the risk of high-grade prostate cancer “have not been borne out;” report investigators from the landmark Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial (PCPT). This trial previously indicated that finasteride; a 5-alpha-reductase inhibitor commonly used for benign prostatic hyperplasia and male pattern baldness; is an active chemopreventive agent for prostate cancer. High-Grade Prostate Cancer However,…

ARDS

Identifies New Genetic Variant Associated With ARDS

Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a type of respiratory failure characterizes by the rapid onset of inflammation in the lungs. Symptoms include shortness of breath, rapid breathing, and bluish skin coloration. Among those who survive, a decreased quality of life is relatively common. An international study in which Javier Belda, researcher, participated, has identified a new genetic variant associated with (ARDS). Genetic variation (GV) means that biological…

Zika test

Experimental Zika Test Discovered

A collaboration of scientists including Professor Jean Patterson, Ph.D, of Texas Biomedical Research Institute; is working on a new way to detect Zika virus that will help guide clinicians in their treatment of patients with the disease. The test uses optofluidic chips to screen bodily fluids (blood, urine, semen) for the presence of the virus.…

AIDS

HIV Cure Strategies: Tool To Measure Success

Scientists funded by the National Institutes of Health have developed a new assay to accurately and easily count the cells that comprise the HIV reservoir, the stubborn obstacle to an HIV cure. So, this advance will enable researchers who are trying to eliminate the HIV reservoir to clearly understand whether their strategies are working. The…

Accidents and Electric scooter

Emergency Rooms The Destination For Many Electric Scooters Users

Electric scooters have become all the rage in getting around cities, but they are also accidents waiting to happen, a new study reveals. In two Southern California emergency rooms, nearly 250 people were seen for injuries linked to electric scooters in a single year, researchers found. “Riders of electric scooters share roads with fast-moving vehicular traffic and…

Palliative treatment

Patients' Access To Palliative Treatment

For patients at the end of life, palliative care can prolong survival and improve the quality of life for patients with a life-threatening illness and for their families. But studies have found that racial and ethnic minorities are less likely to receive end-of-life palliative care than their counterparts. A new study conducted by investigators at…

Virus kills tumor in mice

Virus Kill Tumors In Mice With Retinoblastoma

An international team of researchers reports; that modifying an adenovirus a certain way made it an effective tumor killer in mice with retinoblastoma. In their paper published in the journal Science Translational Medicine, the researchers describe modifying the virus and testing its effectiveness in treating retinoblastoma. Retinoblastoma, as its name implies, is a cancer of the…

cardiovascular heath

Some Saturated Fats Could Affect Cardiovascular Heath

New research in the International Journal of Cardiology confirms the cardiovascular risk of diets rich; in saturated fats found in meats and the benefits of plant-based and dairy alternatives. The type of saturated fats we eat can affect our risk of a heart attack; according to a study published in the International Journal of Cardiology. People whose diets…

Exercise intensity

Walking Cadence Appears To Be Reliable On Exercise Intensity

In an ongoing study exploring walking for health across the adult lifespan, University of Massachusetts Amherst kinesiology researchers found that walking cadence is a reliable measure of exercise intensity and set simple steps-per-minute guidelines for moderate and vigorous intensity. Catrine Tudor-Locke, professor of kinesiology, and postdoctoral researchers Elroy Aguiar and Scott Ducharme concluded that for…

Gut microbiome

The Role Of Bacterial Species In Crohn's Disease

Research on the gut metagenome of patients with Crohn’s disease elucidates how it influences the taxonomic and functional composition of intestinal microbiota. Among the most common changes are the decrease in the diversity of beneficial microbes and the increased abundance of Escherichia coli and other microbes associated with inflammation. The results can help to better understand the…