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Vaping Can Reduce Cigarette Smoking

Vaping Can Reduce Cigarette Smoking

The study finding evidence that suggesting vaping can be using as a way to reduce cigarette smoking; but it can also lead to relapse. The group describing their study involving thousands of volunteers over a nearly two-year period. Companies that make e-cigarettes have suggested that vaping is less dangerous than tobacco based cigarettes, even when users…

Pharmacology

New Drug Delivery System Disguises Chemotherapeutics

A stealthy new drug-delivery system disguises chemotherapeutic as fat in order to outsmart, penetrate and destroy tumors. Thinking the drugs are tasty fats, tumors invite the drug inside. Once there, the targeted drug activates, immediately suppressing tumor growth. The drug also is lower in toxicity than current chemotherapy drugs, leading to fewer side effects. It’s…

Resveratrol

Resveratrol Found In Grapes Could Help Astronauts On Mars

According to researchers from the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), grape skin, red wine and blueberries contain the naturally occurring ingredient called the resveratrol. The team wrote, “Resveratrol (RSV), a polyphenol most commonly found in grapes and blueberries, has been extensively investigated for its health benefits, including its anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidative, and anti-diabetic effects. RSV…

Lung Cancer Screening May Mean Fewer Deaths From The Disease

Lung Cancer Screening May Mean Fewer Deaths From The Disease

The newer form of lung cancer screening may mean fewer deaths from the disease, a new study contends. Using low-dose compute tomography (LDCT) instead of X-rays help reduce lung cancer deaths in current and former smokers, the study authors said. “Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death worldwide, and early detection and treatment through…

Outbreak Of The Septic Arthritis In New Jersey

Outbreak Of The Septic Arthritis In New Jersey

The study showing the outbreak of the septic arthritis finding cases in New Jersey; Multiple violations of injection safety and infection prevention practices from lack of handwashing to inappropriate re-use of medication vials; were identifying after an outbreak of septic arthritis at a New Jersey outpatient. But the study investigators finding 41 patients with osteoarthritis…

Haematology

Regulate Blood Glucose Levels Even Without Weight Loss

The researches find that the New research suggests that intermittent fasting; cycling through periods of normal eating and fasting may regulate blood sugar (glucose) levels even when accompanied by little-to-no weight loss. The study is published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology- Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology. In people with mild obesity,…

Lipophilization Based On Enzyme Retention

Lipophilization Based On Enzyme Retention

As anthocyanin lipophilization emerged as an efficient technique to improve their enzyme chemical stability; liposolubility and antioxidant properties for novel technological applications. Protein extract, rich in lipase B, in powder form from Candida antarctica was kindly donating by Genofocus. Enzyme retention in the membrane is due to enzyme adsorption at the pore walls of the…

Testosterone Replacement Therapy Can Increase Men's Risk

Testosterone Replacement Therapy Can Increase Men’s Risk

Aging men with low testosterone levels who take testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) are at a slightly greater risk of experiencing an ischemic stroke, transient ischemic attack (TIA), or myocardial infarction, especially during the first two years of use, reports a study appearing in The American Journal of Medicine, published by Elsevier. The findings confirm concerns…

Maternal complications

Burden Of Prematurity And Severe Maternal Complications

A quarter of women who have serious maternal complications during childbirth also have premature births; posing a “dual burden” on families, finds research from NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing, the University of California; San Francisco (UCSF) California Preterm Birth Initiative, and Stanford University. The study, published in The Journal of Maternal-Fetal; & Neonatal Medicine…

Neuron

Neuroscientists Discover Neuron Type That Acts As Brain’s Metronome

By measuring the fast electrical spikes of individual neuron in the touch region of the brain; Brown University neuroscientists have discovered a new type of cell that keeps time so regularly; that it may serve as the brain’s long-hypothesized clock or metronome. This type of neuron spikes rhythmically, and in a synchronized manner, independent of…

Radio diagnosis

Low Doses Of Radiation Promote Cancer-Capable Cells

The study find that the Low doses of radiation equivalent to three CT Scans, which are considered safe, give cancer-capable cells a competitive advantage over normal cells in healthy tissue, scientists have discovered. Researchers at the Wellcome Sanger Institute and the University of Cambridge studied the effects of low doses of radiation in the oesophagus…

kidney function

Dialysis At Higher Level Of Kidney Function Linked To Kidney failure

A recent analysis of U.S. data over 2 decades indicates that children; with kidney failure are started on dialysis at higher levels of kidney function. Initiating dialysis at a higher level of kidney function was link to lower patient survival, however. The findings, which appear in an upcoming issue of JASN; suggest that asymptomatic children…