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Alcohol consumption

Alcohol Consumption Linked To Spinal Structural Damage In Axial SpA

Alcohol consumption is significantly associated with spinal structural progression in patients with axial spondyloarthritis, according to data published in Arthritis Research & Therapy. “Limited information is known about the relation between alcohol consumption and inflammatory arthritis,” Seung-Ki Kwok. “A recent meta-analysis revealed that low to moderate alcohol consumption had a preventive effect on developing rheumatoid arthritis (RA).…

Gout

Gout ‘More Than Doubles’ Risk Of Kidney Failure

In one of the largest and most detailed studies ever conducted; patients recruited in general practice with a diagnosis of gout were more than twice as likely to develop kidney failure than those without; according to the study led by researchers at University of Limerick’s (UL) Graduate Entry Medical School (GEMS). The largest and most…

General medicine

Drinking 100% Fruit Juice Has Many Positive Attributes For Children

The researches find that the scientific data maintaining juice as part of a healthy diet. The report reinforces that claims that 100% juice may be associated with childhood weight gain or negative health outcomes have not been supported by recent scientific research including a number of systematic reviews and meta-analyses. Juice has recently been cast…

Pharmacology

Nab-Paclitaxel Drug Combo Reduces Risk Of Breast Cancer Treatment

The researches find that a new combination therapy for breast cancer treatment leads to a lowered risk of the disease coming back. A commentary on this landmark clinical trial has been publish in the latest issue of the Journal of Clinical Oncology by the researchers Masey Ross and Charles Geyer Jr. from the VCU Massey Cancer Center.…

Implementing Through Identity Card Of An Eligible Family In Scheme

Implementing Through Identity Card Of An Eligible Family In Scheme

According to Ayushman Bharat Health Scheme; this scheme will be implementing through identity card of an eligible family. The benefit for family will be on floater basis and can be availing of individually or collectively by members of the eligible family during the policy year with number of times the benefit is availed; saying the…

Gastroenterology

Type 2 Diabetes Risk Up With Inflammatory Bowel Disease

The researches find that the patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) have increased risk of type 2 diabetes, according to a study published online Aug. 5 in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Tine Jess, M.D., from the Bispebjerg and Frederiksberg Hospital in Copenhagen, Denmark; and colleagues conducted a nationwide population-based cohort study involving 6,028,844 persons in…

Pesticide

Prenatal Pesticide Exposure Linked To Changes In Teen’s Brain Activity

Organophosphates are among the most commonly used classes of pesticide in the United States; despite mounting evidence linking prenatal exposure to the chemicals; to poorer cognition and behavior problems in children. A new study led by University of California, Berkeley, researchers is one of the first to use advanced brain imaging; to reveal how exposure…

Speech recognition

Speech Recognition In Humans Begins In Sensory Pathways

Neuroscientists at TU Dresden were able to prove that speech recognition in humans begins; in the sensory pathways from the ear to the cerebral cortex and not; as previously assumed, exclusively in the cerebral cortex itself. In many households; it is impossible to imagine life without language assistants they switch devices on or off; report…

Threat Of The Antibiotic Resistant Strains Of Infection

Threat Of The Antibiotic Resistant Strains Of Infection

The study explaining that the threat of the antibiotic resistant strains of infection is an escalating global health concern; and improving targeting of antibiotics is crucial in reducing the spread of resistance. But current susceptibility testing methods typically take two to three days to arrive back with a GP from hospital laboratories because they rely…

Proteins With Strong Mitochondrial Targeting Sequences

Proteins With Strong Mitochondrial Targeting Sequences

While proteins with strong mitochondrial targeting sequences can be imported into mitochondria even with a low membrane potential, proteins with weak mitochondrial targeting sequences cannot. Rolland and colleagues propose that the transcription factor ATFS-1, which has a weak mitochondrial targeting sequence, acts as a sensor, which detects and reacts to a decline in mitochondrial membrane…

Cervical

Simple Method For Isolating Placental Cells From Cervical Swabs

Brown University researchers have developed a simple method for isolating placental cells from cervical swabs. The technique, described in the journal Scientific Reports; could aid in developing less invasive ways of diagnosing genetic disorders in developing fetuses. The technique isolates trophoblast cells placental cells that carry the complete fetal genome; by taking advantage of their…

Cabin Pressure

Loss Of Cabin Pressure Is At Risk Of Pain From Gas

Pilots and aviation medicine specialists speculate that the ear; and nose bleeding that some passengers suffered were likely caused by rapid changes in cabin pressure; either while the aircraft was climbing or while it was descending. A PTI report quoted an official with the aviation regulator, the directorate-general of civil aviation; as saying that during…