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Immune responses in Ebola survivors 2 years after infection provide clues for vaccine development

Scientists have discovered that 2 years after infection, West African Ebola survivors exhibit memory immune responses—including specific T cells against Ebola virus. They believe their discovery opens up the possibility of improving Ebola vaccines by boosting key immune cells needed for long-lasting protective immunity. The new research is being presented at this year’s European Congress

Study explores the role of estrogen in controlling Type 2 diabetes

The results of a recent Texas A&M University-led study provide insights into the mechanism by which estrogen can decrease insulin resistance and the production of glucose, reducing incidences of Type 2 diabetes mellitus. The study, “Estrogen Improves Insulin Sensitivity and Suppresses Gluconeogenesis via the Transcription Factor Foxo1,” can be found online in the Diabetes journal

Type 2 Diabetes Linked to Colorectal Cancer Risk in Men

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 5, 2018 — Type 2 diabetes (T2D) is associated with an increased risk for colorectal cancer (CRC), with the association significant for men only, according to a study published online Nov. 7 in the British Journal of Cancer. Yanan Ma, from China Medical University in Shenyang, and colleagues followed 87,523 women from the

World-first coeliac disease vaccine enters Phase 2 trials

A coeliac disease vaccine that aims to protect patients from the harmful effects of gluten has entered Phase 2 clinical trials in Melbourne. Following the commencement of global trials led by US-based pharmaceutical company ImmusanT Inc., the Australian trials will commence at the Royal Melbourne Hospital Clinical Trials Centre in Melbourne and then roll out

Only 2 weeks of inactivity can hasten diabetes onset in seniors

As we get older, physical exercise becomes more and more important. The internet abounds with the latest research extolling the multiple benefits of physical exercise for seniors. For instance, aerobic activity and muscle training have been shown to improve the psychological well-being of elderly people, and even a few minutes of light exercise can increase

Health Highlights: August 2, 2018

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: New Ebola Outbreak in Congo Just a week after being declared Ebola-free, the Democratic Republic of Congo said Wednesday that a new outbreak of the deadly virus has killed at least 20 people. Authorities in North Kivu Province

Man’s throat started to ROT after he swallowed bleach

Man’s throat started to ROT after he accidentally swallowed a bleach tablet instead of painkillers: 65-year-old spent 2 weeks in intensive care breathing and eating through tubes A 65-year-old man went to hospital in Geneva complaining of throat pain  He had swallowed a tablet of bleach at home, thinking it was paracetamol The harsh chemicals

Type 2 diabetes: Sexual orientation may influence risk

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) estimate that more than 30 million people in the United States live with type 2 diabetes. Many of the risk factors for diabetes are lifestyle habits that can be changed. Being physically active, eating right, and trying to maintain a healthy weight can all lower the risk. Some other

This SI Swim Model Shared a Powerful Post About Going From a Size 2 to a Size 8 and Overcoming Her Eating Disorder

Mia Kang doesn’t hold back. The former Sports Illustrated swimsuit model and professional Muay Thai fighter has been open about her past struggles with anorexia and bulimia. Just last year, Kang told Health that she had previously binged and purged and also abused laxatives as a young model striving for the “perfect” body.  All that changed when she discovered Muay

First results announced for the AVIATOR 2 international multicenter registry

Results of the AVIATOR 2 international registry are being presented as late-breaking clinical science at the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) 2018 Scientific Sessions. The AVIATOR 2 is a multicenter prospective observational study of patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in 11 international sites. The use of a novel