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Chronic Stress

Hunger Hormone May Mediate A Detrimental Effect Of Chronic Stress

Researchers have uncovered a new link between chronic stress and reproductive problems, in a pre-clinical study that shines the spotlight on a hunger-triggering hormone. The study suggests high levels of the hormone ghrelin, which stimulates appetite and is also release during stress, could be harmful to some aspects of reproductive function. RMIT researchers find that…

Immune haematology

Treating the Disease Without ‘Turning Off’ the Immune System

The Debilitating fatigue, a trademark ‘butterfly’ rash across the cheeks and nose, and the risk of kidney failure lupus is a severe disease where the patient’s immune system attacks their own organs and tissues. More than five million people worldwide are living with a form of lupus   most are women; but men can carry the burden…

Rheumatologic Disease

Wearables Are Using By Patients With Rheumatologic Disease

Rheumatism or rheumatic disorder is an umbrella term for conditions causing chronic; often intermittent pain affecting the joints and/or connective tissue. The study of, and therapeutic interventions in, such disorders is rheumatology. The term “rheumatism”, however, does not designate any specific disorder but covers at least 200 different conditions. Sources dealing with rheumatism tend to focus on…

Bio chemistry

Restricted Eating Shows Benefits for Blood Glucose

By restricting the time period during which they could eat, researchers have seen promising results for controlling blood glucose levels in men at risk of type 2 diabetes. In a small study now published in the journal Obesity; researchers from the University of Adelaide and the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) assessed the effects…

Fracture Risk Tool

Fracture Risk Tool Useful In Women With Breast Cancer

The fracture risk assessment tool (FRAX) was developed to predict an individual’s 10‐year probability; of major osteoporotic fracture and hip fracture from readily assessed clinical risk factors (age, sex, body mass index [BMI]; dichotomized risk factors comprising prior fragility fracture, parental history of hip fracture, current tobacco smoking, ever use of long‐term oral glucocorticoid use,…

Bio Physics

Microfluidic Device Simplifies Study Of Blood Cells

The new micro-device for fluid analysis will enable more tailored experiments in drug development ; and disease research via new ‘organ-on-chip’ systems. And also development and disease contamination testing and medical diagnosis in natural disaster zones, where its low cost; simple use and portability make it a practical tool almost anyone use. A simple innovation…

Transplant Patients

Rehabilitate Damage Lungs Could Benefit Many Transplant Patients

A new technique to rehabilitate lungs that are too damage to consider for transplant which benefit an increasing population of patients with end-stage lung disease. About 80% of the already limit supply of donor lungs are too damage to be consider for transplantation, according to senior author Matthew Bacchetta, MD, MBA, MA, associate professor of…

Maternal obesity

Obesity In Early Pregnancy Linked To Pregnancy Complications

Despite the substantial progress in maternal and child health over the past few decades; there remain concerns about stillbirth and neonatal and infant death; particularly in low- and middle-income countries. Approximately 2.7 million stillbirths and 3.6 million neonatal deaths occur each year worldwide, 98% of which are in low- and middle-income countries. As an upper-middle-income…

Mortality Rates

Hospital Culture Of Openness Linked To Lower Mortality Rates

The diffusion of a culture of openness in hospitals is associate with lower hospital mortality, according to a study conduct among 137 acute trusts in England by Veronica Toffolutti (Bocconi University and London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine) and David Stuckler (Bocconi University) published in Health Affairs. The number of deaths Mortality rate, or death…