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Dietary intervention

Time-restricted Eating: A Dietary Intervention Against Breast Cancer

Changing when you eat rather than what you eat may prove to be a dietary intervention against breast cancer, suggests a new mouse study to be presented at ENDO 2019, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting in New Orleans, La. A growing body of evidence indicates that obesity and metabolic syndrome–a collection of risk factors that…

ICU Model

New ICU Model Discovers Causes Of Health Emergencies

A new model for intensive care, developed by Rutgers and RWJBarnabas Health System, can help identify preventable—and previously overlooked—factors that often send chronically ill patients to the intensive care unit (ICU). The new process requires the ICU team—including physicians, nurses, pharmacists, social workers, chaplains and others; but to truly listen to patients and their families…

Influenza

Antibodies From Earlier Exposures: Response To New Flu Strains

We are repeatedly exposed to the influenza virus via infections, vaccinations and our communal environments. The annual flu shot is believed to be the best line of defense, and doctors recommend vaccinations every year because the flu virus is in a constant state of adaptation and mutation, rendering older vaccines obsolete. The conventional wisdom guiding…

Reperfusion injury

Scientists Find New Compound May Prevent Reperfusion Injury

In a strategic search, Johns Hopkins scientists created and screened a library of 45,000 new compounds containing chemical elements of widely used immune system suppressants, and say they found one that may prevent reperfusion injury, a tissue-damaging and common complication of surgery, heart attack and stroke. The Johns Hopkins team dubbed its newly discovered compound…

Children in schools

What Children In Schools Should Eat?

Bhutan today faces a burden of increasing overweight and obesity among children, which places them in the high-risk group of non-communicable diseases (NCD). This is happening at a time when concerns remain on hidden hunger, from malnutrition and micronutrient deficiencies, according to the education ministry. The 2015 national nutrition survey showed that 21 percent of children…

Geriatrics

Drugs At The End Of Life In Older Adults With Cancer

A new study reveals that preventive medications- such as those to lower blood pressure or cholesterol, or to protect bone health, among others are commonly prescribed during the last year of life of older adults with cancer, even though they are unlikely to provide meaningful benefits. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of…

General medicine

Eating Leafy Green Vegetables Help Maintain Muscle Strength

Popeye was on to something. Eating just one cup of leafy green vegetables like spinach each day may help maintain muscle strength and mobility into old age. Researchers from Edith Cowan University tracked the diets of 1420 West Australian women aged over 70 and found that those who ate more nitrate-rich vegetables like spinach; rocket…

Immune hematology

Aspirin To Fight An Expensive Global killer Infection

Research led by the Centenary Institute in Sydney has found a brand new target for treating drug-resistant tuberculosis; our scientists have uncovered that the tuberculosis bacterium hijacks platelets from the body’s blood clotting system to weaken our immune systems. Tuberculosis is far from eradicated around the world and still infects more than 1,400 people per…

multiple sclerosis

Brain Stem Cells Age Faster: Multiple Sclerosis Patients

Brain stem cells in people with the most severe form of multiple sclerosis look much older than they really are, according to a study led by UConn Health and published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). The prematurely old cells act differently in the brain than normal ones, and could be the key…

Radio daignosis

Internal View Of Patient Anatomy During Treatment

Immersive virtual reality (VR) may enable interventional radiologists to improve treatments using real-time 3-D images from inside a patient’s blood vessels. New research presented today at the Society of Interventional Radiology’s 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting shows that the interactive technology could provide faster; more efficient treatment, with less radiation exposure and greater precision, ease and…

Anesthesiology

New Ketamine Drug Helps With Depression

On March 5, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first truly new medication for major depression in decades. The drug is a nasal spray called esketamine, derived from ketamine an anesthetic that has made waves for its surprising antidepressant effect. Because treatment with esketamine might be so helpful to patients with treatment-resistant depression (meaning standard treatments…

Ear disease

Role Of Community Health Workers In Ear Disease, Hearing Loss

Community health workers (CHWs) have the potential to improve access to ear and hearing services for people across low-income or middle-income countries, remote, underserved, or resource-poor areas of the world. They performed a systematic scoping review to identify evidence; so on how CHWs are currently deployed in the prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment and management of…