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Leg day

How To Combine Leg day With Running

James Cook University scientists in Australia say they have the solution for a problem gym-goers have when they combine endurance and weight training. JCU’s Dr. Kenji Doma led the review paper. He said his own work and those of other scientists had previously discovered that resistance training, such as weight lifting; may harm performance in…

Drinking in pregnancy

U.S. Women Drink During Pregnancy

Even though the harms to babies are well, one in nine pregnant women in the United States drinks alcohol; new research shows. In one-third of those cases, frequent binge drinking is also often involved. What’s more, the rate of drinking during pregnancy is actually on the rise, with a slight uptick in the rate over the…

Oral Antibiotics

Dermatologists Prescribe More Oral Antibiotics After Surgical Procedures

Increased use of postoperative courses of oral antibiotics prescribe by dermatologists after surgical procedures may put patients at risk for adverse events; so according to a study. Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania and the CDC completed a cross-sectional analysis of antibiotic prescribing practices by dermatologists from Jan. 1, 2008, to Dec. 31, 2016, using…

Pill For HIV

EU Panel Backs Dolutegravir Lamivudine Combo Pill For HIV

The European Medicines Agency’s Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has recommended approval of the fixed-dose combination of dolutegravir and lamivudine (Dovato, ViiV Healthcare) for HIV-1 infection. Dovato contains 50 mg dolutegravir, an integrase inhibitor, and 300 mg lamivudine, a nucleoside analogue. One of the biggest recent advances in HIV treatment has been the development of a single-dose…

Medical genetics

Genetic Test Detects Hundreds of Harmful Mutations in High-Risk Groups

Researchers at Nemours Children’s Health System have developed a new low-cost genetic test that accurately identified more than 200 known disease-causing gene variations in two high-risk populations, the Old Order Amish and Old Order Mennonites of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. The findings, published today in the Journal of Molecular Diagnostics, could help reduce morbidity and mortality from…

AIDS

HIV-infected Individuals at High Risk of NAFLD

The increasing burden and risk of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease associated with HIV infection have today been highlighted in two studies presented at The International Liver Congress 2019 in Vienna, Austria. So, these studies found that, whilst prevalence and mortality rates; associated with viral hepatitis in HIV-infected individuals; have declining; rates associated; with NAFLD are…

COPD/emphysema

New Lung Valve Treatment For COPD/Emphysema

Eisenhower Health is the first hospital in Southern California to offer a new lung valve treatment; for patients with severe COPD/emphysema. Recently approved by the FDA under their “Breakthrough Devices” status; the Zephyr Endobronchial Valve treatment represents a major advancement because it is the first minimally invasive procedure; to help emphysema sufferers breathe easier without…

Huntington's disease

Genetic Mutation Responsible For Huntington's Disease

Progress in understanding the genetic mutation responsible for Huntington’s disease (HD); at least some molecular underpinnings of the disease has resulted in a new era of clinical testing of potential treatments. How best to design clinical trials in which HD patients are willing to participate and comply is a question faced by researchers. For that…

Erectile Function

Nerve Grafting: Erectile Function After Prostatectomy

Prostatectomy as a medical term refers to the surgical removal of all or part of the prostate gland. This operation is done for conditions that cause urinary retention; as well as for prostate cancer and for other cancers of the pelvis. There are two main types of prostatectomies. A simple prostatectomy (also known as a…

Gastroenterology

Novel Vaccine for Colorectal Cancer Shows Positive Phase

A new colorectal cancer vaccine showed positive results in the phase 1 clinical trial to demonstrate that the approach is safe. The patients treated had no signs of serious adverse events and samples of their blood contained markers of immune activation  an early indication that the vaccine could activate immune cells to fight colorectal tumors…

Cold Environments

Hypothyroidism Limits Adaptation to Cold Environments

Patients with overt and even subclinical hypothyroidism show reductions in energy expenditure that can affect sensitivity to cold, but successful treatment to normalize thyroid hormone levels reverses the overriding process of cold-induced thermogenesis, new research shows. They speculate that hypothyroidism limits the adaptation to environmental cold exposure in humans,” say Claudia Irene Maushart; hence University Hospital Basel,…