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Body Weight

Finding New Brain Mechanisms Regulating Body Weight

Researchers at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, have clarified the link between the molecule interleukin-6 (IL-6) in the brain and obesity. In experiments on rats and mice, they show that the molecule does affect the risk of obesity; and also where this effect occurs in the brain. Interleukin-6 (IL-6) is a well-known pro-inflammatory molecule; and…

Disease Re-emergence

New Statistical Method Predicts Disease Re-Emergence

Several University of Georgia researchers teamed up to create a statistical method that may allow public health; and infectious disease forecasters to better predict disease reemergence; especially for preventable childhood infections such as measles and pertussis. But as described in the journal PLOS Computational Biology, their five-year project resulted in a model that shows how…

Ophthalmology

Protein Phosphorylation Promotes Optic Nerve Regeneration

The study find that the inhibition of phosphorylation of collapsing response mediator protein 2 (CRMP2), a microtubule-binding protein; suppresses degeneration of nerve fibers and promotes its regeneration after optic nerve injury. The findings of this study; recently published online in Scientific Reports; could be translate into the development of novel treatments for patients with optic…

Omega-3

Pure Omega-3 Prescription Drug Reduces CV Events

Taking a high dose of icosapent ethyl—a pure and stable prescription form of the omega-3 fatty acid known as EPA—significantly reduces the occurrence of first, subsequent and total ischemic events, including heart attacks, strokes and related deaths, among people at high cardiovascular risk despite already being on statin therapy, according to research presented at the…

Haematology

Octogenarians With Acute Myeloid Leukemia

The study find that the acute myeloid leukemia (AML) have a one-month mortality rate of 41% and overall survival (OS) of 1.5 months; Because  according to a research letter publish in the June issue of the American Journal of Hematology. Therefore Vijaya R. Bhatt, M.D., from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha; and…

Transfusion medicine

Catheters to The Right Spot to Treat Atrial Fibrillation

The researches find that the atrial fibrillation or AFib experience chaotic electrical signals in the upper chamber of their heart (atria), which cause an irregular or quivering heartbeat (arrhythmia); Because that can lead to blood clots and heart failure. AFib also is a major cause of stroke and affects 33 million people worldwide. Chaotic electrical…

Women 

Work Stress From Home Can Harm Women At Higher Risk

Even with supportive spouses, many women still find themselves helping the kids with home work and cleaning up household messes, often while scrambling to make dinner after a 10-hour workday fill with deadlines and challenging colleagues. All that stress could put women at higher risk than men for having a stroke or developing diabetes, heart disease and other…

Geriatrics

Behaviors Toward Older People Need Attention

The researches find that the population aged 60 or over is growing faster than all younger age groups; ageism is no laughing matter; says a University of Alberta researcher. Therefore Ageism is now think to be the most common form of prejudice; and the issue is, They don’t even recognize how prevalent it is and…

stroke systems

Stroke Systems Of Care To Improve Patient Outcomes

Improvements in stroke systems of care are necessary to ensure scientific advances in the treatment and care of stroke patients improve patient outcomes, according to a policy statement published today by the American Stroke Association, a division of the American Heart Association, in the journal Stroke. The policy statement, released during National Emergency Medical Services (EMS)…

Adrenal Disorders

Women More Likely To Develop Adrenal Disorders

Worldwide Cancer Research, La Ligue Contre le Cancer and the ANR supported this research. The research was published in Cell Stem Cell. Scientists have discovered a potential biological reason why women are more likely to develop adrenal disorders, including cancer. According to the researchers, the answer could lie in the increased turnover; of hormone-producing cells found…

Osteoporosis

Role Of Bile Is The Solution To Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a degenerative disease where the bone density and quality are reduce. This disease is associated with substantial pain and disability leading to devastating long term physical and psychological consequences. In Europe, the total osteoporosis economic burden was estimate at 30.7 billion euros in 2010, and is expect to reach 76.7 billion in 2050,…

Anesthesiology

Opioid Speeds up Recovery Without Increasing Pain Sensitivity

The study find that the Morphine and other opioid-based painkillers are very effective at treating pain initially; but studies have shown that the drugs  make patients more pain-sensitive; therefore prolonging their discomfort and increasing their risks of developing chronic pain. Because Morphine  is a highly potent opiate analgesic psychoactive drug; is the principal active ingredient in…