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Tart Cherries

Montmorency Tart Cherries Exert Beneficial Effects For Adults

Montmorency tart cherries reduce systolic blood pressure, insulin levels and insulin concentrations in adults with metabolic syndrome participating in a small pilot study publish in the Journal of Functional Foods. While previous studies on Montmorency tart cherries have explore individual aspects of metabolic syndrome such as blood pressure and triglycerides this is the first study…

Nepal's Ministry of Health

Nepal's Ministry of Health and Parliament Delegats Visit to Ethiopia

The Nepal high level delegation which was led by H.E. Mr Upendra Yadav, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Health and Population of Nepal and three members of the Nepal Parliamentarian of Federalism paid a visit to Ethiopia. The Nepal delegation stayed in the country from 15 – 19 April 2019 and they visited the…

Maintaining Weight Loss

Metformin Might Aid Patients Maintain Weight Loss Long-Term

In the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) clinical trial and its long-term follow-up study; but among the persons who lost at least 5% of their body weight during the first year; long-term maintenance of weight loss was more likely if they had been assigned; to treatment with metformin than with placebo or lifestyle intervention. Being older…

Snacktivity

Examine Snacktivity Approach To Physical Activity In Improving Health

Loughborough University is leading a multi million pound research program to establish if a ‘snacktivity’ approach to physical activity, where people are encourage to undertake short bursts of physical activity throughout the day; hence is effective in improving people’s health. The Loughborough team will be working with colleagues at the Universities of Birmingham, Leicester, Edinburgh,…

Health Care Costs

Feds Want To Show Health Care Costs On Your Phone

Federal officials are proposing new regulations that for the first time could allow patients to compare prices charged by various hospitals and other health care providers using data sent to their smartphones. Donald Rucker, who coordinates health information technology policy for the Department of Health and Human Services, said they expects that the rules, first…

Transfusion medicine

Delivering Anti-Thrombosis Drugs to Damaged Blood Vessels

Scientists from Tomsk Polytechnic University with colleagues from Great Britain Germany, China, and Switzerland have proposed a new way of delivering anti-thrombosis drugs to the damaged areas of the blood vessels. According to the propose system, stents that are installed to expand vessels also serve as transport for drugs: they are cover by a thick…

New molecule maps cerebrovascular system

Breakthrough Molecule Tracks Cerebrovascular System

Brazilian and U.S. researchers have developed a molecule called FRW that proved capable of binding to blood vessels; but in the brain but not in other organs when injected into the bloodstream in tests with mice. They used the technique to produce the first ever complete map of the vasculature of the brain;  therefore paving…

Virus

Virus Might Cause Paralyzing Condition In Children

A virus appears to be the cause behind a rash of polio-like illnesses that struck Minnesota; and other states last fall, causing paralyzing symptoms in several children; but including one girl who lost all motor function and remains hospitalized. Researchers from Minnesota and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday that they…

Zika Birth Defects

Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug Diminishes Zika Birth Defects

In experiments with pregnant infected with the Zika virus; Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers report they have successfully used a long-standing immunosuppressive drug to diminish the rate of fetal deaths and birth defects in the offspring. 10% of babies born in the U.S. to women with a Zika infection during pregnancy develop fetal brain birth defects…

Security Cameras

Security Cameras In Nursing Homes Aim To Protect The Vulnerable

For many people who care for aging parents, one solution is a safe, responsible nursing home. But an increasingly common means of ensuring that safety security cameras install by relatives may do more harm than good, says Clara Berridge, an assistant professor of social work at the University of Washington. With reports of crimes against…

Erectile dysfunction

Serious Illness May Not Seek Erectile Dysfunction

Men with cancer or other chronic illnesses are less likely to seek treatment for erectile dysfunction; even though sexual health is an important aspect of quality of life, researchers say. With a better understanding of the reasons why men do not seek help; doctors could change the way they talk to their patients and help…

Immune Haematology

Stem Cells Make More 'Cargo' Packets to Carry Cellular Aging

Johns Hopkins scientists report that adult cells reprogrammed to become primitive stem cells, called induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), make tiny “cargo packets” able to deliver potentially restorative or repairing proteins, antibodies or other therapies to aged cells. Because They say the human iPSCs they studied produced much more of the packets, formally known as…