Reading Time: 4 minutes Researchers investigated whether taking prenatal DHA, a fish oil fatty acid, was able to prevent high blood pressure in children. Childhood obesity is a growing problem all around the world. Obesity in children is a major health concern as it is often accompanied by various other illnesses such as insulin resistance,
Reading Time: 2 minutes Researchers examined the blood flow of individuals with mild cognitive impairment in order to understand the effects of exercise on the brain. It is believed that changes in blood flow in the brain result in the impairments experienced by those with mild cognitive impairment (MCI). There is currently no cure for
Reading Time: 2 minutes A new study found specific factors that may contribute to a positive methacholine challenge test in patients with asthma. Asthma is a common chronic inflammatory disease of the airways, characterized by obstruction of airflow to the lungs and bronchospasms, which are sudden muscle contractions of the walls of the bronchioles.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Researchers describe a new method to identify tumor-promoting genes and how it was used to discover potential drug targets for breast cancer treatment. Oncogenes are genes whose expression promote tumor development. The discovery of oncogenes associated with breast cancer has led to an increased understanding of the disease and to
Reading Time: 3 minutes Published in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, researchers created a two-week menu to see if it is possible to eat healthy on a budget. Healthy living and healthy eating are important for living a life that is less likely to lead to eventual diseases such as heart disease.
Reading Time: 3 minutes New research determined how the E. coli bacteria that cause urinary tract infection (UTI) evade and resist the body’s defence mechanisms. The researchers further evaluated if zinc-mediated immune response can be used as a new strategy for non-antibiotic UTI treatment. Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are the second most common type
Reading Time: 3 minutes Antibiotic resistance is one of the causes of the increased rates of death and disease from bacterial infections across the globe. Researchers conducted an analysis of the bacterial diversity and antibiotic resistance patterns of ecosystems in different indoor environments. Antibiotic resistance is the ability of bacteria to survive when exposed to
Reading Time: 2 minutes Researchers from the University of California performed an evaluation of the FDA reporting database to find out the associations between acid reflux medications and the risk of kidney-related diseases. Acid reflux, also known as heartburn and acid indigestion, is a condition that features a burning pain in the lower chest area.
Reading Time: 2 minutes A recent study investigated whether intensive blood pressure control could help prevent dementia in patients with high blood pressure. Dementia is characterized by a loss of cognitive functioning that interferes with the ability to perform daily activities. Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia. Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is the
Reading Time: 2 minutes Researchers in the US compared the healthcare experiences of patients with and without a primary care doctor. In the USA, the healthcare system is mostly organized around specialist doctor care in hospital settings. However, in many other countries, primary care forms the basis of the healthcare system. Individuals visit a generalist
Reading Time: 3 minutes A recent study demonstrated that people do not have to spend hours with resistance training to have positive effects on their health. According to a previous study in 2016, only 31% of men and 24% of women meet the muscle strengthening or resistance training guideline in Scotland. The World Health Organization
Reading Time: 2 minutes A recent study examined the health outcome of patients who switched from newer, more expensive insulin analogues to lower-cost human insulin medications. The cost of diabetes medications has increased drastically over the past 20 years, especially with newer innovator insulin analogues being introduced into the market. Newer insulin-like medications are more
Reading Time: 2 minutes Researchers at the University of Iowa investigated the link between muscle strength and the risk of type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is a serious public health concern, with over 27 million Americans having the condition according to estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. People with type 2
Reading Time: 3 minutes Одно из последних исследований направлено на определение связи алкоголя с потерей веса у больных сахарным диабетом второго типа, имеющих избыточный вес или страдающих ожирением. Люди с диагнозом «сахарный диабет», борющиеся с избыточным весом, тщательно следят за своей диетой. Но как насчет напитков? Замедляет ли употребление алкоголя процесс потери веса у
Reading Time: 2 minutes A retrospective study published by the Mayo Clinic confirms the efficiency of influenza vaccinations during hospitalization. The influenza vaccine is recommended for everyone above the age of six months. Currently, the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) recommends that if a patient is hospitalized, then that person is to receive
Reading Time: 2 minutes Researchers from the University of Adelaide determined the effect of previous orthodontic treatments on long-term oral health and dental caries. Maintaining a daily oral health routine is a vital part of dental health. Aside from the basics of brushing and flossing at home, attending regular dentist appointments are also important for
Reading Time: 2 minutes A recent study investigated the association between the protein clusterin, a protein found in high levels in fat tissue cells, and cardiometabolic syndrome. Clusterin is a protein found inside the cell. Previous research has focused on the role this protein plays in neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease. However, new studies
Reading Time: 3 minutes Researchers recently examined the effect of social behaviours on the rate of success for weight loss challenges amongst peers. As the promise of the warm weather approaches, many people attempt to engage in healthier lifestyles with the hope of a “beach-ready” body. Whether they choose to tackle it alone or lose
Reading Time: 2 minutes Researchers recently studied whether type 1 diabetes in children affected their scores on standardized mathematics and reading tests. Type 1 diabetes in children, often known as juvenile diabetes, is an autoimmune disease that occurs when the pancreas stops making insulin. Insulin is the hormone that controls the body’s blood sugar levels.
Reading Time: 3 minutes A new study in Scientific Reports looked into the possible effects of two commonly used chemicals on male sperm quality. Deficits in male fertility account for over a third of couples who have difficulty conceiving children. It can be due to a variety of conditions, including low sperm count, blockages preventing
Reading Time: 2 minutes According to a recent study controls to maintain a normal blood pressure does not lead to any significant improvements in the maintenance of cognitive function with increasing age. With blood pressure changes and other pathological changes within the brain matter of Alzheimer’s patients, researchers postulated whether blood pressure control from
Reading Time: 3 minutes Heart attacks can kill many heart muscle cells, leading to death or heart failure. A new heart attack treatment drug that can save heart muscle cells is being developed. Heart disease and the resulting heart failure is the most common cause of death worldwide. Heart attacks are one of the
Reading Time: 2 minutes Researchers compared brain imaging in smoking and drinking to investigate why people become addicted to nicotine or alcohol. According to the recent World Health Organization (WHO) statistics, the use of cigarettes and alcohol is widespread, with estimates of over 1.1 billion smokers worldwide and 2.3 billion people who are current
Reading Time: 2 minutes An outreach program and follow-up survey by Brown University in the United States aims to prevent overdoses in drug users by using fentanyl testing strips. Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is cut in with drug purchases (such as cocaine or heroin) to extend the volume of the purchase. However, drugs
Reading Time: 2 minutes A recent review in the Journal of Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics looked at how fast food has changed over the past thirty years. For many, dining at fast-food restaurants is a major part of life due to convenience, ease, and taste. In the United States, an estimated 37% or nearly
Reading Time: 2 minutes A recent study explored the differences in risk-management behaviours between women of various races who are at high risk of developing breast cancer. Managing several medical conditions is largely influenced by personal, social, genetic, environmental, and psychological determinants of health. These factors vary by race, leading to racial disparities that are
Reading Time: 3 minutes A recent study sought to evaluate how often emergency departments are discharging patients with prescriptions that can cause drug interactions with their home medications. Approximately 25% of patients in the community experience an adverse drug reaction, of which 39% are preventable. Most of these preventable adverse drug reactions are from drug-drug
Reading Time: 2 minutes Ученые сравнили влияние упражнений на выносливость, высокоинтенсивных интервальных и силовых тренировок на борьбу со старением. Физические упражнения широко рекомендуются для профилактики заболеваний и здорового старения. Однако пока неясно, какое влияние оказывают различные виды тренировок на процесс старения на клеточном уровне. Наши клетки содержат ДНК, организованную в длинные нитевидные хромосомы. Они