Type 2 diabetes is a very serious condition whereby a person’s insulin the pancreas makes can’t work properly or the pancreas can’t make enough it. This causes blood sugar levels to become too high and as such a number of health problems may ensue including heart disease, kidney failure, nerve damage, foot ulcers and stroke.
British grandfather, 63, becomes the first person in the world to benefit from a pioneering triple-combo heart-failure treatment which uses three wireless implants to regulate organ Robert Brind, 63, from Whitstable, Kent, had the implants fitted over six months One of the wires attached to heart prompts the organ to beat at a normal rate
A worldwide collaborative study led by scientists at the University of Sussex has proposed a new treatment strategy for patients with a rare but aggressive subtype of cancer known as triple negative breast cancer. The treatment targets healthy cells using drugs that are already available and currently in use for patients with leukaemia and lymphoma.
Bill Turnbull, 64, received the shocking diagnosis two years ago that he has prostate cancer. In that time he has bravely revealed what life has been like dealing with the disease including the various treatments he has undergone. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the UK and has no cure. What
Women with early stage breast cancer who test positive for an inherited genetic variant are not always receiving cancer treatment that follows current guidelines, a new study finds. An inherited gene can increase risk of developing a second breast cancer, so strategies such as removing a woman’s breasts or ovaries are intended to prevent a
Brain imaging may one day be used to help diagnose mental health disorders—including depression and anxiety—with greater accuracy, according to a new study conducted in a large sample of youth at the University of Pennsylvania and led by Antonia Kaczkurkin, Ph.D. and Theodore Satterthwaite, MD. And knowing more about the neurobiology behind psychiatric disorders could
Portia Smith’s most vivid memories of her daughter’s first year are of tears. Not the baby’s. Her own. “I would just hold her and cry all day,” Smith said. At 18, Smith was caring for two children, 4-year-old Kelaiah and newborn Nelly, with little help from the partner in her abusive relationship. The circumstances were
Each cell in the human body holds a full two meters of DNA. In order for that DNA to fit into the cell nucleus—a cozy space just one hundredth of a millimeter of space—it needs to be packed extremely tight. A new Northwestern University study has discovered that the packing of the three-dimensional genome structure,
Eczema is a common skin condition that is often the result of having very dry skin because the skin is unable to retain moisture. As the NHS explained: “This dryness may make the skin more likely to react to certain triggers, causing it to become itchy and sore.” Now the winter is in full-swing, some
Early clinical treatment may significantly reduce recovery time following a concussion, according to new research led by the University of Pittsburgh Sports Medicine Concussion Program. The results, published today in JAMA Neurology, suggest delays in seeking treatment can lead to unnecessarily longer recovery. “Our study emphasizes the importance of seeking appropriate, specialized care early on.
Gregg Wallace first turned his discerning palate into a professional pursuit by selling vegetables at a stand in Covent Garden. Out of his love of good food, grew a hugely successful business venture and TV career. He is now best known for his appearances on MasterChef, which sees him deliver effusive praise to those who
Prostate cancer occurs in the prostate — a small walnut-shaped gland in men that produces the seminal fluid that nourishes and transports sperm, according to the Mayo Clinic. If caught early enough, the condition can sometimes be cured so it imperative to spot the warning signs. Now winter is fast-approaching and the temperature is plummeting,
Every year, more than half a million Americans visit the emergency room for kidney stone problems. In most cases, the stones eventually pass out of the body on their own, but the process can be excruciatingly painful. Researchers at MIT and Massachusetts General Hospital have now devised a potential treatment that could make passing kidney
New biodegradable rods promise to provide better treatment for periodontal disease. Researchers from the Institute of Pharmacy at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) have re-combined an already approved active ingredient and filed for a patent for their invention together with two Fraunhofer Institutes from Halle. The innovation would spare patients from having many side effects.
RUDN University physicians have measured the level of the Anti-Müllerian hormone, which indicates reproductive health, in patients with an ovarian cyst, and also assessed the likelihood of pregnancy after cyst removal surgery. The researchers have determined what types of cyst surgery are more effective than other treatments. The results are published in the European Journal
Researchers at the University of Southern California have developed an economic model to quantify the benefits of treatment for wet age-related macular degeneration (wAMD), the leading cause of blindness in western countries. Their work signals a step forward in the way ophthalmologists audit their practices to define the worth of modern treatments both to patients
AstraZeneca and MSD (Merck) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted acceptance to file status of its application for the MEK inhibitor selumetinib, for use in patients with plexiform neurofibromas, a common manifestation in the disease neurofibromatosis type one (NF1). The FDA’s acceptance of the application is a major milestone
Vitamin B12 is a crucial vitamin the body requires to operate efficiently. It helps to prevent a type of anaemia called megaloblastic anaemia that makes people tired and weak. Having a deficiency occurs when a lack of vitamin B12 or folate causes the body to produce abnormally large red blood cells that cannot function properly.
As in other countries, the Australian health care system has limited capacity to rapidly move a future treatment for Alzheimer’s disease from approval into wide clinical use, which could leave thousands of older people without access to transformative care if such a breakthrough occurs, according to a new study by RAND Australia. The most pressing
Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a widespread condition with complex underlying causes. A stimulant drug called methylphenidate is a common ADHD treatment that impacts the brain’s levels of dopamine, a neurotransmitter involved in systems of reward; however, methylphenidate has a potential for abuse, and its therapeutic effects are poorly understood. To explore methylphenidate’s varied interactions