Category: Health Problems

Recruitment of miR-8080 by luteolin inhibits AR-V7 in castration-resistant prostate cancer

Prostate cancer is the most common noncutaneous malignancy in the United States and is responsible for many male deaths. The development of prostate carcinogenesis is initially androgen-dependent. However, the progression of castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) following androgen deprivation therapy is a major clinical problem. Although enzalutamide and abiraterone have been approved for CRPC hormone therapy,

Obesity surgery improves the heart

The benefits of bariatric surgery for obese individuals go beyond weight loss, according to a study presented today at EuroEcho 2019, a scientific congress of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). Study author, Dr. Marie-Eve Piché of the Quebec Heart and Lung Institute in Canada said: “Bariatric surgery was conceived for weight loss; our study

Distress tolerance plays role in alcohol use and abuse among firefighters

New findings by a University of Houston psychology professor indicate that among firefighters, distress tolerance amplifies associations between posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms and alcohol use severity. In the world of psychology, distress tolerance is your actual or perceived ability to withstand emotional distress. It is surviving—and knowing you can survive—an emotional incident. “Firefighters who

The eyes are the window to the nervous system

Individuals who experience an unpleasant tingling in their hands or feet or who suffer from painful discomfort and numbness could be affected by a neuropathy—a disorder of the nervous system in which the nerve fibers become damaged and may begin to degenerate. This effect is already visible on the cornea before the first symptoms appear.

New treatment could ease the passage of kidney stones

Every year, more than half a million Americans visit the emergency room for kidney stone problems. In most cases, the stones eventually pass out of the body on their own, but the process can be excruciatingly painful. Researchers at MIT and Massachusetts General Hospital have now devised a potential treatment that could make passing kidney

Brush your teeth to protect the heart

Brushing teeth frequently is linked with lower risks of atrial fibrillation and heart failure, according to a study published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). Previous research suggests that poor oral hygiene leads to bacteria in the blood, causing inflammation in the body. Inflammation

Amazon's Best-Selling Anti-Aging Serum Is Only $9 Today

Long gone are the days of TruSkin’s Vitamin C Serum reigning as Amazon’s best-selling face serum. While we didn’t think it was possible for any other serum to dethrone its number of perfect ratings, Cosmedica’s Hyaluronic Acid Serum has done it. The popular anti-aging serum has officially taken the number one spot as the best

Study of intestinal bacteria of insects may reveal strategies for combatting them

More than half the world’s population runs the risk of contracting infectious diseases transmitted by mosquitoes in the next few years. With climate change, these so-called arboviruses—once a problem concentrated in the planet’s tropical regions—appear to also be occurring in places with a temperate climate. “Recent studies indicate that the bacteria present in the intestine

Using machine learning tools to reveal how memories are coded in the brain

Researchers working in The N.1 Institute for Health at NUS, led by Assistant Professor Camilo Libedinsky from NUS Psychology, and Senior Lecturer Shih-Cheng Yen from the Innovation and Design Programme at NUS Engineering, have discovered that a population of neurons in the brain’s frontal lobe contain stable short-term memory information within dynamically-changing neural activity. This

Drug-resistant staph can spread easily in household environments

EDITOR’S NOTE: The embargo date and time were changed by The Lancet. Please note new embargo information above. Once rare, the superbug methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infects hundreds of thousands of people in the U.S. each year and kills about 20,000. Antibiotic overuse has made MRSA more common and difficult to treat because of the