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.
As Canadian public schools open up again this fall in the midst of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, things will be very different. Each province is bringing in its own rules and guidelines, and many jurisdictions are mandating that older students wear masks all day. Others are using additional measures to minimize the chance of students
None of the 41 most common high blood pressure medications increased the risk of depression, while nine medications appeared to lower it, according to a study from Denmark, published today in Hypertension, an American Heart Association journal. Depression is common among patients with high blood pressure (also called hypertension), heart disease and stroke, and this
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
Michigan State University researchers have created for the first time a miniature human heart model in the laboratory, complete with all primary heart cell types and a functioning structure of chambers and vascular tissue. In the United States, heart disease is the No. 1 cause of death. “These minihearts constitute incredibly powerful models in which
Has the coronavirus mutated in any significant way? It doesn’t seem to have changed in a way that makes people less or more sick. There’s some evidence that a specific mutation called D614G may have made it easier for the virus to be transmitted between people. But not all scientists are convinced, and it’s hard
In the early days of the COVID-19 lockdown in March, many temporary visa holders working in heavily casualised industries, such as hospitality and retail, lost their jobs and struggled to meet basic living expenses. These included international students, backpackers, graduates, sponsored workers and refugees, among others. Despite the devastating financial impact on these temporary migrants,
When it comes to mental health, there are quite a number of times when silence is gold and speech silver. Indeed, contemporary life is now littered with too many noisy distractions that we seem to have accepted it as the norm in society. To truly appreciate silence, one needs to have an understanding of the
Tousled-like kinases (TLKs) are a potential therapeutic target for cancer treatment due to their central role in DNA repair and replication. The latest work by IRB Barcelona’s Genomic Instability and Cancer Laboratory, led by Travis H. Stracker, concludes that TLK inhibition activates the innate immune system, a very important factor in the response to cancer.
DR ELLIE CANNON: How long will it be before I’m free from the pain of shingles? I had shingles a few months ago and was given tablets. The blisters have gone but I still have pain across the side of my ribs where they were. Will it go away? Something I noticed, during lockdown was
(HealthDay)—If you want to live longer, you should choose beans over beef for your protein, a new analysis suggests. “These findings have important public health implications as intake of plant protein can be increased relatively easily by replacing animal protein and could have a large effect on longevity,” the researchers reported. Diets high in protein
Bacon, lettuce, and tomato sandwiches are a summer staple — and we spend months dreaming of tomatoes that are worthy of the combo — but who says you can’t improve on a classic? Not Martha Stewart! The domestic diva took to Instagram recently to show off an absolutely indulgent, elevated, one-upped twist on BLTs, and
Nobody ever said being pregnant was easy. After all, you’re growing an entire human body — within your human body. You’re likely tired, maybe it’s hard to move around, and depending on how far along you are, even getting dressed can be uncomfortable at best. All kinds of weird parts of you swell during pregnancy.
It’s no surprise that the Trump family doesn’t place much value on things like ethics, morality or even basic human decency, but Ivanka Trump’s latest gaffe was a new low, even for her. In case you missed it last week, Goya Foods CEO Robert Unanue boldly praised President Trump during a trip to the White
If I knew March 15 would have been our last “normal” day before the global COVID-19 pandemic turned our lives upside down, I would have done things differently. My daughter and I would have stayed on the beach longer, collecting shells and digging holes in the sand. My husband and I would have stayed up
Speaking fondly of her family! Lisa Marie Presley became a mom in 1989 and has been open about raising her kids ever since. Three years after the singer and then-husband Danny Keough‘s daughter, Riley, arrived, their son, Benjamin, was born. Presley went on to welcome twins, Harper and Finley, in 2008 with Michael Lockwood. In
Weekends give us every reason to indulge. And we cannot stop thinking about this decadent dessert that Giada De Laurentiis shared yesterday, which we are adding to our no-bake dessert shortlist that’s perfect for summer (or anytime really). These are sure to satisfy your ice cream craving. View this post on Instagram Weekend plans include…
Activating the immune system is a promising form of cancer treatment. Researchers at the University of Helsinki and Helsinki University Hospital as well as the University of Eastern Finland mapped out the immune landscape of hematological malignancies in a dataset covering more than 10,000 patients to identify drug targets and patient groups which could potentially
Otago researchers studying the COVID-19 virus (SARS-2) have discovered potential target points on its genome, which may contribute to future treatments for the virus. While their laboratory was locked down during the Level 4 period, Ph.D. student Ali Hosseini and Professor Alex McLellan from the Department of Microbiology and Immunology worked from their homes to
Making the latest research results available to doctors increases the opportunities for finding better individualized cancer treatment. For a few years, researchers at Karolinska Insititutet and several other universities have been working on building a digital tool which will make global genomic data easily available as support for treatment decisions. The results are now published