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Stroke

No Loss of Thrombectomy Benefit in Late Stroke

For patients with a large-vessel ischemic stroke in the late window who were founding to have salvageable brain tissue on imaging; transfer from a primary stroke center to a thrombectomy-capable hospital did not affect the benefit of thrombectomy; latest results from the DEFUSE 3 trial show. The new subgroup analysis found that for patients who…

Major depression

Excitatory Neurons And Associated With Major Depression

They looked in the prefrontal cortex; a brain area involved in complex behaviors like planning, personality; social behavior and known to have an important role in the pathogenesis of major depression; and found that making the SIRT1 gene inactive in excitatory neurons there created symptoms of depression. When, like in real life; stress, not direct…

Toxicology

Toxicology Study Finds Minimal Risk For Maori Consuming eel

A University of Canterbury toxicology study recently published in the New Zealand Medical Journal has concluded that “PFOS residues in eels are likely to be of no concern from a carcinogenicity perspective;” which will likely ease fears around the traditional Māori food. Fished out of waterways around Aotearoa New Zealand and prepared in traditional dishes; freshwater…

Astronauts

Open Up About Depression And Isolation In Space

Astronauts must cope with a stressful and dangerous environment in space, away from family and friends; by working together, said two astronauts at the opening of a new exhibit on space health. “The problem you develop here is that everything is a little bit the same every day. It can depress sometimes if you are…

Migrants

Community Involves Trade-Off Between Social Status And Fertility

Researchers from the Universities of Helsinki, Turku, and Missouri, as well as the Family Federation of Finland, present the first results from a new; extraordinarily comprehensive population-wide dataset that details the lives of over 160,000 World War II evacuees in terms of integration. The results demonstrate that migrants’ integration into a host community involves a…

Metabolism

More Protein & Fewer Calories: Lose Weight Safely

A high-protein, low-calorie diet helps older adults with obesity lose more weight, maintain more muscle mass, improve bone quality and lose “bad” fat, according to results from a new randomized controlled trial led by Wake Forest University researcher Kristen Beavers.Four research papers based on the study results have been accepted for publication in peer-reviewed journals…

Marine medicine

The Osteogenic Potential Of Brown Seaweed Extracts

Marine drugs hold significantly more promise than their terrestrial counterparts, which could help to solve the current shortfall in treatments for osteoporosis and other bone related diseases. Fucoxanthin is the main carotenoid find in brown seaweed, and has many perceive health benefits, including potential bone therapeutic properties. Photogenic potential This study assessed the osteogenic potential…

Technology

Antibiotic Treatment? Chemical Impairs The Response

Grocery store aisles are stocked with products that promise to kill bacteria. People snap up those items to protect themselves from the germs that make them sick. However, new research from Washington University in St. Louis finds that a chemical that is supposed to kill bacteria is actually making them stronger and more capable of…

Acute kidney disease

Kidney Disease Affects Revascularization Outcomes

Kidney disease, or renal disease, also known as nephropathy, is damage to disease of a kidney. Nephritis is an inflammatory kidney disease and has several types according to the location of the inflammation. Inflammation can diagnose by blood tests. Nephrosis is non-inflammatory kidney disease. Nephritis and nephrosis can give rise to the nephrotic syndrome and nephrotic…

Tropical

Female Mosquitoes On Human Diet Drugs

Unlike humans, who usually get hungry again only a few hours after eating, a female mosquito that has fed on human blood will lose her appetite for several days. Because movement of female mosquitoes from human to human — male mosquitoes do not consume blood — is the means by which mosquito-borne infections are passed…

Old mice

CRISPR/Cas9 Therapy Can Suppress Aging In Mice

Aging is a leading risk factor for a number of debilitating conditions, including heart disease, cancer and Alzheimer’s disease, to name a few. This makes the need for anti-aging therapies all the more urgent. Now, Salk Institute researchers have developed a new gene therapy to help decelerate the aging process. The findings, published in the…

Why Buying Health Insurance Should Be Your Top Priority

How many times have you received a call from an insurance company and told them you don’t need health insurance because you are completely fit? Too many to count? This could probably be the worst financial mistake you could ever make! You could be living a healthy life, doing all the right things, working out,…