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BMI

BMI In Babies Is Influenced By A Distinct Set Of Genetic Variants

Body mass index (BMI) in infants, children and adults is influenced by different genetic factors that change as we age, according to a major new study. An international consortium of researchers, led by scientists at Imperial College London, the University of Surrey; and the University of Oulu, Finland, discovered that BMI in babies is influenced…

Emergency Departments Look Outcomes For Heart Attack Patients

Emergency Departments Look Outcomes For Heart Attack Patients

A new study has found that hospital emergency room closures can adversely affect health outcomes for heart attack patients at neighboring hospitals that are near or at full capacity. Conversely, when a new emergency department opens, health outcomes for patients at those so-called “bystander” hospitals improve. The national study, believed to be the first to evaluate…

Pharmacology

Chemotherapy Drugs Reduce The Damage Of Hair Follicles

The researches find that the cancer treatment usually aims to eradicate the defective cells. When these cells are relatively small and isolate, they can be removed through surgery. Chemotherapy is sometimes then used to ensure the tiny cells that are left behind are destroyed completely. There are many types of cancer treatment. The types of…

Depression

The Connections Between Depression And Other Diseases

Assessing risk factors between depression* and 925 diseases; a study from the Australian Center for Precision Health at the University of South Australia found a causal relationship between depression and a range of respiratory; heart and digestive diseases including: asthma, coronary heart disease, high cholesterol, oesophagitis; gastroenteritis, E. coli infections, and urinary system disorders. UniSA…

Transfusion medicine

Blood-Clotting Disorders With Different Causes Interact Synergistically

The study find that the potentially deadly blood-clotting diseases, namely thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura, or TTP, and hemolytic uremic syndrome, or HUS, show similar pathologies a multitude of painful blockages in small blood vessels that cause varying degrees of organ injury throughout the body. However, the two disorders have distinctbiological mechanisms. Now, in a preclinical study…

Healthiest Lifestyle Linked To 75% Reduction In Diabetes Risk

Healthiest Lifestyle Linked To 75% Reduction In Diabetes Risk

People with the healthiest lifestyle have a 75% lower risk of type 2 diabetes than those with the least healthy lifestyle; according to a new study in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes). Amongst those individuals with type 2 diabetes, a healthy lifestyle is also associated with a lower…

Development Of A DNA Vaccine For Thrombocytopenia Syndrome Virus

Development Of A DNA Vaccine For Thrombocytopenia Syndrome Virus

According to the study, this showing the development of a DNA vaccine for Severe Fever with Thrombocytopenia Syndrome Virus (SFTSV); which completely protects against lethal infection in ferrets. The team confirmed that ferrets immunized with DNA vaccines encoding all SFTSV proteins; showing 100% survival rate without detectable viremia and did not develop any clinical symptoms.…

Exercise Physiologists Aid Early Mobilization In ICU Patients

Exercise Physiologists Aid Early Mobilization In ICU Patients

Exercise physiologists can provide safe and effective early mobilization in intensive care units (ICUs), according to a study published in the September issue of the American Journal of Critical Care. Claudia DiSabatino Smith, Ph.D., R.N., from University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, and colleagues used the 12 point Activity Mobilization Evaluation Scale and delirium…

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

“Paradigm Shift” For Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

New classification criteria for systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) from the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) and the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) represent a “paradigm shift” in how the disease is diagnosed and studied, the developers say. “The new criteria provide a simple, directed and highly accurate method for classifying SLE,” Dr. Sindhu Johnson from…

Major Forms Of Malnutrition Including Stunting Seen In Nepal

Major Forms Of Malnutrition Including Stunting Seen In Nepal

According to the study, major forms of malnutrition including stunting; and wasting are more prevalent among poor and uneducated people, the double burden has a stronger presence in the privileged population. The research points out that it is more prevalent in urban areas; than the rural areas in each of the four countries. For example,…

Electronic Cigarettes Disrupt Lung Function And Raise Risk Of Infection

Electronic Cigarettes Disrupt Lung Function And Raise Risk Of Infection

According to the present study, it is explaining that e-cigarettes currently are the most commonly consuming; tobacco substitute in the adolescent population. More than 3 million high school age adolescents as well as about 10 million adults in the U.S. are active users; where this stating that E-cigarettes disrupt lung function and raise risk of…

Radiation therapy

New Guideline Clarifies Role Of Radiation Therapy In Pancreatic Cancer

The study find that the guideline, which also outlines strategies to prevent and mitigate common side effects of pancreatic radiation therapy, is published online in Practical Radiation Oncology, the clinical practice journal of ASTRO. Despite being the 11th most common cancer diagnosed among U.S. adults, pancreatic cancer is the third leading cause of cancer death, with an estimated 45,570 deaths…