Tag: disease

Range of COVID-19 skin signs linked to disease severity

Skin signs of COVID-19 can range from purple toes, known as “COVID toes” seen in patients with mild infections, to a net-like rash signaling the presence of life-threatening blood clots in patients with severe disease. Certain skin changes may also be the only sign of COVID-19 infection, or may accompany or follow other COVID-19 symptoms,

Cannabis shows potential for mitigating sickle cell disease pain

Cannabis appears to be a safe and potentially effective treatment for the chronic pain that afflicts people with sickle cell disease, according to a new clinical trial co-led by University of California, Irvine researcher Kalpna Gupta and Dr. Donald Abrams of UC San Francisco. The findings appear in JAMA Network Open. “These trial results show

What makes a ‘wave’ of disease? An epidemiologist explains

Panic about a second wave of coronavirus cases is “overblown,” Vice President Mike Pence wrote in June, implying the U.S. has COVID-19 under control. On the other hand, Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, warns that the U.S. is still firmly within a first wave of cases. As media

Antibodies against phosphorylcholine give protection against rheumatic systemic disease

A novel study from the Institute of Environmental Medicine at Karolinska Institutet indicates that antibodies against a small lipid entity, phosphorylcholine (PC), can be associated with protection in inflammatory systemic diseases, including SLE and Sjögren’s syndrome. The results support evidence for a potential treatment by providing antibodies (anti-PC) to patients with these diseases or through

Antihistamines and similar drugs could slow down Huntington’s disease

Scientists have described a potential new therapeutic strategy for slowing down early-stage Huntington’s disease in a new study published today in eLife. The research in mice indicates that targeting the histamine H3 receptor (H3R) – a well-established drug target for other conditions such as hay fever—could help to prevent imbalances in dopamine signaling that lead

Meningitis, and Sepsis: Why meningococcal disease is so resilient – Naturopathy naturopathy specialist portal

Neuentdecktes Protein with a big effect Meningococcal disease is dangerous bacteria, the life-threatening brain skin inflammation (Meningitis) and blood poisoning (Sepsis) can cause. So far, it was unclear what the bacterium makes it so successful in causing such serious diseases. A German research team explained this well, and paves the way for better therapies. Researchers

An egg a day not tied to risk of heart disease: new study

The controversy about whether eggs are good or bad for your heart health may be solved, and about one a day is fine. A team of researchers from the Population Health Research Institute (PHRI) of McMaster University and Hamilton Health Sciences found the answer by analyzing data from three large, long-term multinational studies. The results

Speech-disrupting brain disease reflects patients’ native tongue

English and Italian speakers with dementia-related language impairment experience distinct kinds of speech and reading difficulties based on features of their native languages, according to new research by scientists at the UC San Francisco Memory and Aging Center and colleagues at the Neuroimaging Research Unit and Neurology Unit at the San Raffaele Scientific Institute in

Vaping 'could be WORSE than smoking for lung disease', study finds

Vaping is just as likely as smoking to cause persistent lung infections ‘because e-cigarette vapour causes bacteria to become more harmful’ E-cigarette vapour containing nicotine caused harmful bacteria to form, grow  Researchers found it had similar effect on bugs as traditional cigarette smoke  Warn devices could be even more harmful as users take deeper, longer

New study sheds light into origins of neurodegenerative disease

New research has shed light on the origins of spinocerebellar ataxia type 7 (SCA7) and demonstrates effective new therapeutic pathways for SCA7 and the more than 40 other types of spinocerebellar ataxia. The study, which appears online Monday on the website of the journal Neuron, implicates metabolic dysregulation leading to altered calcium homeostasis in neurons

Diabetes in mothers raises risk of children having heart disease

Mothers-to-be with diabetes ‘face a greater risk of their children getting heart disease’  Scientists followed 2.4million children born in Denmark for 40 years Rates of early onset heart disease rose by 29% in people with diabetic mothers High glucose level has major implications for the development of a baby’s heart Mothers-to-be with diabetes may put