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A new pathway: Researchers identify potential treatment target for Crohn's disease

There is no cure for the more than 1.6 million people in the United States living with Crohn’s disease (CD) and its symptoms, including abdominal pain, intestinal distress and severe weight-loss. CD is a form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)

Different gammaherpesviruses suppress largely overlapping host cellular pathways

The discovery of thousands of host mRNAs targeted by gammaherpesvirus microRNAs (miRNAs) could shed light on the biology of gammaherpesviruses and how these pathogens establish lifelong infections, according to a study published August 8 in the open-access journal PLOS Pathogens

Study finds specific microbiome tied to long-term survival of patients with pancreatic cancer

A key difference between the few pancreatic cancer patients who survive long-term and the many whose disease overcomes all treatments is the bacterial signatures on their tumors that either stimulate or suppress immune response, a team led by researchers from

Positive effect of music and dance on dementia proven in study

Stereotypically viewed as passive and immobile, a University of Otago pilot study has shown the powerful influence music and dance can have on older adults with dementia. Researchers from the Department of Dance and Department of Psychological Medicine used familiar,

Balance of 'stop' and 'go' signaling could be key to cancer immunotherapy response

A crucial signaling pathway that can tell the immune system to fight off cancer can also be co-opted by cancer cells to put the brakes on the immune system, according to a new study from researchers in the Abramson Cancer

The world's smallest stent

Researchers at ETH Zurich have developed a new method for producing malleable microstructures—for instance, vascular stents that are 40 times smaller than previously possible. In the future, such stents could be used to help to widen life-threatening constrictions of the

Researchers discover why intense light can protect cardiovascular health

Researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have found that intense light amplifies a specific gene that bolsters blood vessels and offers protection against heart attacks. “We already knew that intense light can protect against heart attacks, but

Fluoride may diminish kidney and liver function in adolescents, study suggests

Fluoride exposure may lead to a reduction in kidney and liver function among adolescents, according to a study published by Mount Sinai researchers in Environment International in August. The study examined the relationship between fluoride levels in drinking water and

Type 2 diabetes symptoms: Fatigue is a sign of coronavirus and diabetes |

Type 2 diabetes is a chronic condition whereby your pancreas cannot produce enough insulin to regulate blood sugar levels. High blood sugar levels can damage the vessels that supply blood to vital organs, a mechanism that can increase the risk

Increased CMS reimbursements for new antibiotics represents progress in attention to AMR

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Inpatient Prospective Payment System rule for the coming fiscal year will raise reimbursements for novel antibiotics, a meaningful step in confronting the threat of infections resistant to older medicines. At the same time,

High blood pressure: Whey protein can lower reading amid coronavirus lockdown |

High blood pressure is a common condition in which the long-term force of the blood against your artery walls is high enough that it may eventually cause health problems, such as heart disease. This is because a consistently high blood

Forgotten immune cells protective in mouse model of multiple sclerosis

A seldom-studied class of immune cells may reduce the friendly fire that drives autoimmune disease, according to a new study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine. Stimulating these protective cells could lead to new therapies for diseases

Iron deficiency symptoms: Brittle and peeling nails could be a sign – supplements to take |

Consultant dermatologist Dr Faheem Latheef reveals the sign in your nails you’re lacking in iron. Being iron deficient can be detrimental to your health – what are the signs? Dr Latheef began: “As a dermatologist I always try to make

Best supplements for hair growth: Horsetail improves circulation and promotes hair growth |

Hair symbolizes physical strength and virility. The virtues and properties of a person are said to be concentrated in one’s hair. Hair can symbolise seduction and physical attraction. When one begins to lose their hair a knock in confidence often

Coronavirus: Britons share coronavirus symptoms to help the NHS – how you can help |

Coronavirus symptoms are mostly mild in around 80 percent of cases. Think you’ve had the virus? Report your symptoms to help the NHS. The Department of Health and Social Care declared on Saturday April 4 that a new Coronavirus Status

Lung cancer symptoms: When do you feel out of breath? Sign of the disease to watch out for |

Lung cancer can be deadly. What’s the warning sign you may have the disease? When do you catch yourself feeling breathless? The disease can begin in the windpipe (trachea), the main airway (bronchus) or the lung tissue. Lung cancer forms

Vitamin D warning: Three signs you may have had too many vitamin D supplements |

Vitamin D plays several roles in helping your body function properly. But are you having too much of the good stuff? What are the three warning signs your body has had enough? Recovering from the wintry months, some people may

How to live longer: Study suggests way to boost life expectancy amid coronavirus outbreak |

Coronavirus has shut down businesses nationwide. Life has changed dramatically. What’s the best way to boost life expectancy to see the pandemic out on the other side? At present, people are allowed to leave their houses to do one form

Heart attack symptoms: The sign in your eyes that could signal your risk of the condition |

A heart attack damages the heart muscles. Symptoms include sudden chest pain that doesn’t go away. But how do you know you’re at risk of having one? What’s the sign in your eyes? First, how does a heart attack occur?

Coronavirus update: Symptoms include dizziness, headaches, confusion and loss of smell |

COVID-19 has wrenched people from their daily lives and the cost of this turmoil has become apparent this weekend. The Spring sunshine may be testing people’s patience but the daily jump in death toll issues a dire warning to anyone

Coronavirus tips: Keep eight metre distance from other people says study |

COVID-19 pulled the rug from under the world’s feet when it broke out in mid-December in Wuhan, China. COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by the most recently discovered strain of coronavirus. By creeping up announced, COVID-19 has overwhelmed healthcare

Hair loss treatment: Male pattern baldness could be treated by applying coffee |

Hair loss can be attributed to a range of factors so getting down to the bottom of it can be a tall order. Establishing the cause of hair loss is worth the effort, however, as evidence shows that certain remedies

Good heart health at age 50 linked to lower dementia risk later in life

Good cardiovascular health at age 50 is associated with a lower risk of dementia later in life, finds a study of British adults published by The BMJ today. The researchers say their findings support public health policies to improve cardiovascular

Blood pressure recording over 24 hours is the best predictor of heart and vascular disease

High blood pressure is the most important treatable risk factor for diseases of the heart and the arterial system. Blood pressure recorded over 24 hours predicts these complications more accurately than blood pressure measured on a single occasion. That is