Category: Health News

Silencing galectin 1 protein shrinks liver cancer tumors in mice

Reviewed Researchers at UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center have shown that inhibiting a specific protein using gene therapy can shrink hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in mice. Silencing the galectin 1 (Gal1) protein, which is often over-expressed in HCC, also improved the anti-cancer immune response and increased the number of killer T cells inside tumors. The study

Epilepsy in children: Symptoms, causes and treatment

Epilepsy, also known as seizure disorder, is common, and there are many types. About one in 26 people in the U.S. will develop the disease in their lifetime. It affects people of all races, ethnic backgrounds and ages. Anyone can develop epilepsy. Epilepsy is a brain disorder that causes recurring seizures. Having a single seizure

Now Denmark battles surge in the pneumonia sparking fears in China

Now Denmark battles surge in same type of pneumonia sparking fears in China Danish health experts said they had were expecting this ‘epidemic’ for some time READ MORE:  WHO demands more data from China on ‘white lung syndrome’  Denmark is currently being hit by its own wave of pneumonia, mirroring the same alarming outbreak that has

New study provides convincing evidence of the essential role of cylicins in sperm development and fertility

In a recent study published in eLife, a group of researchers investigated the Role of Cylicins in Spermiogenesis and Male Fertility in Mice and Humans through Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats (CRISPR)/ CRISPR-associated protein 9 (Cas9) Gene Editing. Study: Cylicins are a structural component of the sperm calyx being indispensable for male fertility in

Modeling a sustainable plant-based healthy diet for a dietary transition in the United States

In a recent study published in the Npj Vaccines Journal, researchers presented intriguing perspectives about sustainable dietary modeling and formulation in the animal-to-plant-based dietary (PBD) transition. Study: Sustainable healthy diet modeling for a plant-based dietary transitioning in the United States. Image Credit: RONEDYA/ Background There are several different definitions of PBDs based on social, cultural, and agricultural influences across geographical

Research highlights need for education to combat cancer in Appalachia

University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center research underscores the need for interventions to increase educational attainment and knowledge of cancer in Appalachian Kentucky. Kentucky has the highest rate of cancer incidence and mortality in the country, with the Eastern Appalachian region bearing the highest burden due to health, socioeconomic and education disparities including decreased education

Meal kits are booming, but how do they stack up nutritionally?

Meal kits are a billion dollar industry selling the promise of convenience while cooking healthy meals at home. Delivering ingredients and step-by-step recipes to the doorstep, meal kits reduce the time and energy to plan, shop and prepare meals. But do they deliver on their promise of health? While people may think meal kits are

Prioritizing circulation before the airway in trauma may improve outcomes for patients with massive bleeding

For trauma patients suffering from massive blood loss, a care approach that emphasizes halting bleeding and restoring circulation first, rather than the traditional approach of restoring the airway first, can help improve the survival and overall outcomes of these patients, according to a literature review published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons.

Midi Health expands women's care access in all 50 states

Midi Health, a virtual care clinic for women 40 years and above, announced it is expanding its offering to employers in all 50 states beginning in January 2024. The announcement comes just weeks after the company relayed it closed a $25 million Series A funding round led by GV (Google Ventures), bringing the company’s total

Scientists devise new technique that can pinpoint causes, treatments of autoimmune diseases

Scientists have developed a potentially transformative new technique that could aid in the discovery and development of new therapeutics for a number of globally prevalent autoimmune diseases. Conditions such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)—as well as failures within transplanted cells—are all caused by altered cytokine secretion of immune cells within the

Drug resistance may make common infections like thrush untreatable

Antimicrobial resistance is one of the biggest global threats to health, food security and development. This month, The Conversation’s experts explore how we got here and the potential solutions. We’ve all heard about antibiotic resistance. This happens when bacteria develop strategies to avoid being destroyed by an antibiotic. The consequences of antibiotic resistance mean an