Month: February 2023

Breast cancer cells might use bioelectric signals to influence their behaviour. NIH / CC BY-NC 2.0 You’re electric. Not in a charge-via-USB, keep-away-from-water kind of way – but electric all the same. We all are. Electricity is a big part of how our bodies work. Our cells need to keep certain chemicals inside and push
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Editor’s note: Find the latest long COVID news and guidance in Medscape’s Long COVID Resource Center. Proinflammatory elements mediated through metabolic pathways related to obesity and increased cellular senescence in CD57 expression in CD8+ T cells are associated with postacute sequelae of COVID-19 (PASC), according to a Mexican study. The researchers followed a Mexican cohort
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In a recent review published in Nutrients, researchers summarize existing literature on the effects of consuming nuts on biomarkers of inflammation and oxidative stress. Study: Effect of Nuts on Markers of Inflammation and Oxidative Stress: A Narrative Review. Image Credit: Shebeko / Shutterstock.com The health benefits of nuts Inflammation and oxidative stress mediate the pathophysiology of various non-communicable diseases.
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Editor’s Note: Dana Santas, known as the “Mobility Maker,” is a certified strength and conditioning specialist and mind-body coach in professional sports, and is the author of the book “Practical Solutions for Back Pain Relief.” CNN  —  With spring still nearly a month away, the continued wintry weather and shorter days with less sunlight could
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Mayo Clinic Minute – Obesity and heart disease Obesity can affect the heart in many ways. Not only does it put someone at a higher risk for developing cardiovascular disease, it can also make diagnosing and treating the condition more difficult. That’s why weight loss through lifestyle modification is often recommended. But it’s not always
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Vials of the JYNNEOS Monkeypox vaccine are prepared at a pop-up vaccination clinic in Los Angeles, California, on August 9, 2022. Patrick T. Fallon | AFP | Getty Images The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s independent advisors on Wednesday unanimously recommended administering the two-dose Jynneos vaccine to adults at risk of mpox in the
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University of Southampton researchers have recommended a method to help diagnose preschool age children with Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia (PCD). PCD is a rare, inherited condition that leads to chronic lung, ear and sinus infections. Children with PCD have a problem with mucus build-up, which leads to inflammation in the airways and infections in the lungs,
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SAN ANTONIO — Among patients with hereditary angioedema (HAE), monthly injections of the investigational biologic garadacimab reduced the mean attack rate substantially in the phase III VANGUARD clinical trial. During the 6-month trial, the average monthly HAE attack rate dropped to 0.27 in the garadacimab group versus 2.01 for the placebo group (P<0.001), representing a
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Experts shared advice on diagnosis and treatment of children and adolescents showing signs of post-COVID conditions — also known as long COVID — during a CDC Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA) webinar. “Post-COVID conditions” is the preferred term of the CDC and is defined as “the wide range of physical and mental health consequences
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Several digital therapeutics (DTx) — evidence-based interventions delivered via mobile app or web-based platforms — could help patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), according to a new review of available products. These tools aren’t widely used by gastroenterologists yet, but the market is expected to grow broadly during the next decade. Dr William Chey “Digital
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Good work-life balance can sometimes feel elusive and unattainable, so we’re breaking it down into its six key pillars Poor work-life balance can snatch life’s joyous moments away from us, and be detrimental to our mental health and wellbeing. But levelling it out isn’t usually straightforward. Here, with the help of Dr Kirstie Fleetwood Meade,
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