Category: Health News

Would you like a fertility consult with your lipstick?

Once upon a time, if you had a sore stomach, you’d go see your doctor. If you fancied the latest lip gloss, you’d hit up the beauty counter. But now, more and more customers – particularly women – are visiting their local rouge retailer, seeking everything from fertility advice to products that “balance brain chemistry”

Living With Crohn\u2019s Inspired Me To Change My Life

Not everyone would refer to a chronic inflammatory bowel disease with no cure as a blessing, but not everyone is a warrior like Natalie Hayden. A former TV news anchor, Hayden first noticed symptoms in 2005. As a then-college senior, she chalked up abdominal pain to too many late-night tacos. But her pain, weight loss,

Researchers develop new method to make CRISPR gene editing more precise

CRISPR Researchers from Aarhus University and University of Copenhagen have developed a new method, which makes CRISPR gene editing more precise than conventional methods. The method selects the molecules best suited for helping the CRISPR-Cas9 protein with high-precision editing at the correct location in our DNA, the researchers explain. It eventually became a Nobel prize-winning

Astronomy meets pathology to identify predictive biomarkers for cancer immunotherapy

Pairing sky-mapping algorithms with advanced immunofluorescence imaging of cancer biopsies, researchers at The Mark Foundation Center for Advanced Genomics and Imaging at Johns Hopkins University and the Bloomberg~Kimmel Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy developed a robust platform to guide immunotherapy by predicting which cancers will respond to specific therapies targeting the immune system. A new platform,

Prostate cancer linked to obesity

Prostate cancer is the most common form of cancer among Canadian men and the third leading cause of cancer death. Abdominal obesity appears to be associated with a greater risk of developing aggressive prostate cancer. This link was demonstrated in a study led by Professor Marie-Élise Parent of Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS)

Why do some people get side effects after COVID-19 vaccines?

Minors could make their own COVID vaccine decision in PA legislation push Rep. Torren Ecker, R-Penn., reacts to a Democratic colleague pushing to allow minors to decide on their own whether or not to get the COVID-19 vaccine Why do some people get side effects after COVID-19 vaccines? Temporary side effects including headache, fatigue and

Local anesthetic procaine inhibits SARS-CoV-2 in vitro

Research posted to the bioRxiv* preprint server has shown that procaine and procaine-hydrochloride can reduce replication of SARS-CoV-2 and influenza A viruses in infected cells and reduce the production of cytokines by the viruses, making them potentially useful for treating COVID-19. The severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) mainly infects the bronchial and alveolar

FETO beneficial for severe left congenital diaphragmatic hernia

(HealthDay)—Fetoscopic endoluminal tracheal occlusion (FETO) offers significant benefit for singleton fetuses with severe, but not moderate, isolated congenital diaphragmatic hernia on the left side, according to two studies published online June 8 in the New England Journal of Medicine to coincide with the International Society for Prenatal Diagnosis 25th International Conference on Prenatal Diagnosis and

Study tracks the spread of COVID-19 in Sweden

During the pandemic, the free COVID Symptom Study app has helped researchers understand the complexity and spread of the corona virus better. “The study has exceeded our expectations since its launch in Sweden in April 2020. Participants from all over Sweden got involved and many of them have spent one minute every day answering questions