Flavor additives used in electronic cigarettes and related tobacco products could impair blood vessel function and may be an early indicator of heart damage, according to new laboratory research in Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology, an American Heart Association journal
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Doctors are voicing concern that a lack of provincial funding for palliative care is pushing patients at the end of their lives to opt for doctor-assisted suicide instead. Since the province’s medical aid in dying law came into effect in 2016, Quebec doctors say access to palliative care has decreased while requests for medical aid in dying have increased. The group said patients have told them that they are choosing assisted dying because they can’t find adequate palliative care services.
After briefly leveling off, the U.S. obesity rate may be climbing again, according to a preliminary study. The rate had been rising for decades until it appeared to plateau in recent years. But, in the new study, researchers found that the trend may have been short-lived. And if nothing changes, they estimate that half of all U.S. teenagers will be overweight or obese by 2030—as will one-third of kids between 6 and 11 years old.
Two research teams converge on epigenetic switches that feed treatment-resistant metastatic prostate tumors. This research highlights the value of exploring gene regulation and large-scale structural changes in the cancer genome
The author job is to insert 10 microliters of fluid into a microplate and watch as crystals grow. Ten microliters amount to a single droplet from his pipette, so Arnold must be exceedingly precise which is a challenge, because he is floating inside the International Space Station. Arnold repeats the process 96 times, filling small cells in the microplate with a solution mixed to grow protein crystals. He also tests ways to mix the solution with crystal-seeding material.
A team of researchers is hoping to halt the progression from heart attack to heart failure with a small device called 'Therepi.' The device contains a reservoir that attaches directly to the damaged heart tissue. A refill line connects the reservoir to a port on or under the patient's skin where therapies can be injected either by the patient or a healthcare professional. A new study published in Nature Biomedical Engineering
For pediatric kidney recipients, subclinical inflammation is associated with increased risk for acute rejection and allograft failure, according to a study published online May 15 in the American Journal of Transplantation
The study is to to test the hypothesis that imperceptible levels of stochastic vestibular stimulation (SVS) could improve short-term adaptation to a locomotor task in a novel sensory discordant environment. Astronauts exposed to microgravity face sensorimotor challenges affecting balance control when readapting to Earth's gravity upon return from spaceflight.
In a study of patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), persistent substance use—especially of hard illicit drugs—was linked with higher risks of CKD progression and early death. The findings appear in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN)
According to a study, researchers examine Erectile dysfunction (ED) indicates greater cardiovascular risk, regardless of other risk factors, such as cholesterol, smoking and high blood pressure. The study was published in the American Heart Association's journal Circulation.