Up to one in four Danes has an unhealthy accumulation of fat in the liver, also known as fatty liver. Fatty liver is rarely the cause of symptoms in itself, but people with fatty liver have an increased risk of developing diabetes. Exactly how the two diseases are linked has, however, so far been unknown.
A Rutgers-led team has created a smart drug delivery system that reduces inflammation in damaged nervous tissues and may help treat spinal cord injuries and other neurological disorders. The system, which uses extremely thin biomaterials implanted in the body, also protects nerve fibers (axons) that connect nerve cells in injured neural tissues, according to a
Is there any candy worthier of shoveling into your mouth at a rapid pace than Reese’s Pieces? Seriously! Whether it’s pouring a handful into my bowl of popcorn, topping ice cream sundaes, or simply eating them out of the palm of my own hand, I will never get sick of these little bits of happiness.
It’s known as “New York’s Best Kept Secret.” It’s Ross and Marshalls, before Ross and Marshalls became a thing. Century 21 — the iconic New York department store founded by cousins by Sonny and Al Gindi in 1961 — and which became known for their killer selection of designer goods offered at bargain prices is
(HealthDay)—Disease-modifying antirheumatic drug (DMARD) therapy for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) treatment also cuts cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk, according to a study published online Aug. 28 in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases. Sven Plein, M.D., Ph.D., from the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom, and colleagues randomly assigned 81 patients with early RA to either
People enrolled in a pharmacist-led telemonitoring program to control high blood pressure were about half as likely to have a heart attack or stroke compared to those who received routine primary care, according to new research published today in Hypertension, an American Heart Association journal. Researchers, led by study author Karen L. Margolis, M.D., M.P.H.,
When Lauren Langbein became a doctoral student in cell biology at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia in 2014, she was used to being a stellar student—she had always excelled in classrooms and labs. But by the end of 2016, her research project was falling apart, and Langbein, a native of Monmouth County, N.J., and a
An international group of hearing specialists has released a new set of recommendations emphasizing that cochlear implants should be offered to adults who have moderate to severe or worse hearing loss much more often than is the current practice. The group hopes the recommendations help increase usage of such devices, potentially improving hearing and quality
(HealthDay)—In a 2020 American Diabetes Association clinical guideline, published online Sept. 1 in the Annals of Internal Medicine, recommendations are presented for the pharmacologic treatment of adults with type 2 diabetes. Kacie Doyle-Delgado, D.N.P., from St. Mark’s Hospital and St. Mark’s Diabetes Center in Salt Lake City, and colleagues updated recommendations relating to the pharmacologic
A team of researchers has been modeling the potential spread of the coronavirus pandemic in Italy. Using their model, they can calculate the number of exposed and highly infectious individuals and the daily isolation efforts required to bring down the epidemic curve. In April, a team led by Professor Andrea Rinaldo, the head of EPFL’s
A 25-year-old man now relies on a wheelchair after his symptoms of a severe health condition were misdiagnosed as anxiety for years. Zachary Moyer, from Kansas City, Missouri, started struggling with his health when he was just six years old. He would get sore throats, severe earaches, bad coughs and fevers, with no known cause.
(HealthDay)—Disparities in COVID-19 cases are seen in one or more underrepresented racial/ethnic groups in almost all hot spots in the United States, according to research published in the Aug. 14 early-release issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Jazmyn T. Moore, M.P.H., from the CDC COVID-19 Response
Many people who suffer a stroke are permanently disabled. Stroke remains the leading cause of long-term disability in the United States. Paralysis of one side of the body, speech and language problems, vision problems and memory loss are some of the major consequences of stroke injury. Every year, nearly 800,000 people in the United States
Patients with early onset psychosis may benefit from treatment for depression, including with anti-depressants alongside other medication, new research shows. According to scientists at the University of Birmingham’s Institute for Mental Health, depression may be an intrinsic part of early phase psychotic disorders that should be treated together with other more prominent symptoms to improve
‘How I became a one-man medical miracle’: MICK MAY tried every cancer treatment until his options ran out. But as he describes in an inspiring book, his determination to survive for his family led him to an outcome that astonished his doctors In May 2013, Mick May was diagnosed with a mesothelioma at the age
A Phase 2 clinical trial will evaluate the safety and efficacy of potential new therapeutics for COVID-19, including an investigational therapeutic based on synthetic monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) to treat the disease. Researchers sponsored by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, are working with clinical sites
(HealthDay)—As-needed follow-up is an equally effective posthospitalization follow-up strategy when compared with a scheduled follow-up visit for young children hospitalized for bronchiolitis, according to a study published online July 6 in JAMA Pediatrics. Eric R. Coon, M.D., from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, and colleagues randomly assigned children younger than 24 months
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
Scientists have identified an oncogene (a cancer-causing gene) responsible for glioblastoma, the deadliest brain tumor. The discovery offers a promising new treatment target for a cancer that is always fatal. The researchers say the oncogene is essential to the survival of the cancer cells. Without it, the cancer cells die. Scientists have already developed many