Category: Health News

Arkansas Can’t Ban Treatment of Transgender Kids

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Thursday said Arkansas can’t enforce its ban on transgender children receiving gender-affirming medical care. A three-judge panel of the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a judge’s ruling temporarily blocking the state from enforcing the 2021 law. A trial is scheduled for October before

Drinking black tea daily may lower mortality risk

Apart from water, tea is the most widely consumed drink worldwide. Tea contains caffeine, which can be harmful in large quantities, so people are advised to limit their intake of tea and other caffeine-containing drinks, such as coffee. However, tea is also high in antioxidants, associated with a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer.

Molecular mechanisms regulating prostate cancer hypoxia identified

A Northwestern Medicine study has identified a molecular mechanism that helps regulate the progression of castration-resistant prostate cancer, according to findings published in the journal Oncogene. Investigators led by Jindan Yu, MD, Ph.D., professor of Medicine in the Division of Hematology and Oncology and of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, discovered that the downregulation of the

NIH researchers identify specific network of proteins critical to restore hearing in zebrafish

National Institutes of Health researchers have discovered a specific network of proteins that is necessary to restore hearing in zebrafish through cell regeneration. The study, led by investigators at the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), may inform the development of treatments for hearing loss in humans. The findings were published in Cell Genomics. Although

Key mechanisms to improve intestinal regeneration and alleviate the side effects of radiotherapy discovered

The intestine is very susceptible and is affected by the harsh conditions caused by DNA-altering agents, such as radiation and chemotherapy, during cancer treatment. For example, many patients with tumors in the gastrointestinal cavity receive radiotherapy, a treatment that often also damages the healthy intestine and affects its regenerative capacity. It is therefore very important

Can ‘random noise’ unlock our learning potential?

Though many of us may seek a quiet place in which to study, “noise” may play a key role in helping some people improve their learning potential. Edith Cowan University (ECU) has investigated the effects of transcranial random noise stimulation (tRNS) in a variety of settings and found the technology could have many applications. Despite

Diabetes may have ‘greatest’ toll on life expectancy

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Techniques used for SARS-CoV-2 detection in body fluids

In a recent review published in the journal Trends in Analytical Chemistry, researchers provided a comprehensive overview of the current techniques used for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) detection in bodily fluids. The continual emergence of novel SARS-CoV-2 variants has threatened the diagnostic capacity of existing techniques and vaccine efficacy. The clinical presentation

Noninvasive respiratory support may not benefit nano-preterm infants, study suggests

Extremely premature infants still face daunting risks of sickness or death, even though advances in neonatal-perinatal care have improved infant survival at progressively lower gestational ages. Bronchopulmonary dysplasia -; a serious condition of undeveloped lungs -; is a leading morbidity in these tiny infants. Studies have shown that noninvasive respiratory support at birth -; rather

Risk for neonatal opioid withdrawal syndrome examined

Neonates exposed to strong agonists and long half-life prescription opioids in the third trimester of pregnancy have an increased risk for neonatal opioid withdrawal syndrome (NOWS), according to a study published online Aug. 24 in JAMA Network Open. Daina B. Esposito, Ph.D., M.P.H., from the Boston University School of Public Health, and colleagues compared the

One dose of alcohol is enough to modify the brain

A research team from the University of Cologne and the Universities of Mannheim and Heidelberg has found that even the single administration of alcohol permanently alters the morphology of neurons. In particular, the structure of the synapses as well as the dynamics of mitochondria are influenced by alcohol. Using the genetic model system of the

TAVR Now Used in Almost 50% of Younger Severe AS Patients

Among patients with severe isolated aortic stenosis younger than 65, the rate of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) now almost matches that of surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) despite guideline recommendations to the contrary, a study in a national US population shows. The 2020 American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology (AHA/ACC) valve guideline recommends SAVR

No Gains From Escalating Chemo Cardiotoxicity Echo-Strain Tests

The study covered in this summary was published on as a preprint and has not yet been peer reviewed. Key Takeaways The prevalence of subclinical cardiotoxicity identified by echocardiographic global longitudinal strain (GLS) in patients with breast cancer taking doxorubicin (Adriamycin) was similar whether assessed at 3-week intervals or 3-month intervals. It was also