Gut bacteria in multiple sclerosis: Probiotic or commensal, good or bad?

Researchers from the University of Vermont (UVM) have found that a bacterial species called Lactobacillus reuteri, commonly used in probiotics, can increase disease severity in a mouse model of multiple sclerosis (MS), an autoimmune disease that is the leading cause of non-traumatic neurological disability in young adults. But don’t throw away your yogurt just yet.

Newer Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug, Upadacitinib (Rinvoq), May Help Ease Tough-to-Treat Cases

MONDAY, Oct. 19, 2020 — A recently approved rheumatoid arthritis medication appears to be an effective second-line therapy when biologic treatments start to fail, a new clinical trial reports. Arthritis sufferers treated with upadacitinib had a significantly greater reduction in their symptoms and disease activity than people treated with a standard disease-modifying antirheumatic drug (DMARD),

4 plank variations to strengthen all of your core

Bored of planking? Mix up your training with these variations – and reap the benefits.  What is your go-to exercise when it comes to working your core? For so many of you, the answer will be a plank. It’s a great answer: the plank is a compound exercise that target all of the muscles in

Safe sex or risky romance? Young adults make the rational choice

Astudy published in the journal Psychological Science found that young adults—contrary to how they are sometimes portrayed in the media—tend to make highly rational decisions when it comes to selecting potential romantic partners. This is not to say that young adults make risk-free choices, but they appear to consider both the risks and benefits of

Additional data, advanced analytics improve performance of machine learning referral app

Research scientists from Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University have further improved the performance of Uppstroms, a machine learning application that identifies patients who may need referrals to wraparound services, by incorporating additional personal and population-level data sources and advanced analytical approaches. Research team affiliations include Regenstrief, IU Fairbanks School of Public Health at IUPUI, IU

Estée Lauder hosts live stream for women to check their breasts

Have you checked your breasts for lumps lately? Some people feel uncomfortable with the idea of giving their boobs a squeeze for fear of what they might find or because they are worried about doing it wrong. Well, ladies (but also gents), it’s time. For Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Estée Lauder is hosting a global breast-check, open

America Sees Daily COVID Cases Pass 60,000 Once Again

FRIDAY, Oct. 16, 2020 — The number of new U.S. coronavirus cases topped 60,000 on Thursday, a tally not reported since early August, as health experts worried the coming winter might push the toll even higher. The latest numbers have also sent the country’s total COVID-19 case count past 8 million, the The New York

Cancer researchers discover new salivary gland

Researchers at the Netherlands Cancer Institute have discovered salivary glands in a previously unknown location. This is potentially great news for patients with head and neck tumors: Radiation oncologists will now be able to circumvent this area to avoid potential complications. The research is forthcoming in Radiotherapy & Oncology. Advanced technology allows scientists to visualize