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Huntington disease

Lowers Levels Of Toxic Protein That Causes Huntington Disease

An international clinical trial has found that a new drug for Huntington disease is safe and that treatment; with the drug successfully lowers levels of the abnormal protein that causes the debilitating disease in patients. In a study published today in the New England Journal of Medicine; researchers from UBC and their colleagues have demonstrated for…

Athletes

What Makes Athletes Report Or Hide Concussion Symptoms?

Whether or not an NCAA Division I athlete is likely to report concussion symptoms depends on factors including their vested interests, their understanding of health implications, and their team culture and societal influences drawn from narratives of performance circulating in media, according to a study publish May in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Steven Corman…

Lung Injury

KAIST Research Team Finds Cause Of Sepsis Induce Lung Injury

A KAIST research team succeeded in visualizing pulmonary microcirculation and circulating cells in vivo with a custom-built 3D intravital lung microscopic imaging system. They found a type of leukocyte called neutrophils aggregate inside the capillaries during sepsis induce acute lung injury (ALI), leading to disturbances and dead space in blood microcirculation. According to the researchers,…

Maternal Diet

Link Between Maternal Diet Rich In Nuts And Child's Neurodevelopment

Nuts are known to help reduce the risk of hypertension, oxidative stress; diabetes and they may exercise a protective effect against cognitive decline in older age. To this list of beneficial health effects; they can now add new evidence from a study led by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal); an institute supported by…

Global Malaria

Global Malaria Spending $2 Billion Short Of WHO Target

A first-of-its-kind study reveals malaria spending in 2016 totaled $4.3 billion globally; far short of the annual funding target of $6.6 billion set by the World Health Organization. “A persistent challenge remains as funds are stagnating,” said Dr. Joseph Dieleman; a senior author on the study, health economist, and assistant professor at the Institute for…

Sugar-sweetened beverages

UK Sugar: Most Effective Tactic For Childhood Obesity

A new study has concluded that children who consume sugar-sweetened beverages; are no more likely to have a higher body mass index (BMI); than children who do not. This is in contrast to previous research suggesting that children; who prefer soft drinks to water are at a higher risk of obesity. The researchers suggest that…

Transfusion medicine

More Tiny 'Cargo Packets' to Deliver Cellular Aging Therapies

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. They say the human iPSCs they studied produced much more of the packets; formally known as extracellular…

Vitamin D supplementation

Vitamin D: Hypercalcemia In Patients With Kidney Transplants

A small study conducted by researchers in Ireland shows the use of Vitamin D supplementation; among patients with a kidney transplant does not worsen cases of hypercalcemia. Persistent hyperparathyroidism, common among transplant patients, often leads to hypercalcemia and “often co-exists with vitamin D insufficiency,” Irene Lynch Cronin, BSc, of the department of clinical nutrition and dietetics…

Health Campaign

NA Conducts Five-Day Health Campaign In Rupandehi

Nepal Army conducted a five-day-long health campaign in Majhgawa village of Rupandehi district from April 17 to 21, 2019. More than 7,000 people received general treatment and free medicine while Nepal Army doctors; performed surgeries on a total of 68 patients suffering from various ailments. Nepal Army had mobilised its medical personnel for health checkup…

Cytomegalovirus

New Viral Molecular Evasion Mechanism Used By Cytomegalovirus

A study published in the journal PLOS Pathogens describes a new viral molecular evasion mechanism used by cytomegalovirus to interfere in the immune response of the infected host. The recent study, led by the lecturer Ana Angulo; from the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences of the University of Barcelona; and the August Pi i Sunyer…

Infants

Researcher Advocates For Hearing Screenings For Infants

Parents can have their newborns’ hearing tested quickly and easily in fact, the screening can happen moments after birth, as soon as the baby’s ears are cleared. It’s something that might not be on the radar for new parents, but this preventative step can significantly improve communication outcomes for little ones. Dr. Steve Aiken, associate…

Mesenchymal Stem

Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells Undergoing Chondrogenesis

Biodegradable magnesium (Mg)-based materials are promising candidates for substituting permanent implants; for orthopedic application as a second surgery and chronic inflammation will be avoided. Furthermore, as an element, Mg is essential to the human body and, like metal, has mechanical properties close to the ones of bone. Special emphasis should given to children, a sector…