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New Zealand rugby-inspired program tackles obesity

Rss Feed - Thu, 03/30/2023 - 22:56
Researchers determine the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of RUFIT-NZ on lifestyle change, fitness, weight loss, blood pressure, and quality of life.

Unlocking the potential of green seaweeds: Study explores nutrients, active substances

Rss Feed - Thu, 03/30/2023 - 22:45
Researchers discuss the main nutrients and active substances associated with different green seaweeds, along with their biological activities and applications.

Black sea urchin extract shows promise in combating atherosclerosis

Rss Feed - Thu, 03/30/2023 - 22:27
A team of Italian scientists has identified potential anti-inflammatory and vasculoprotective effects of red cell extracts of the Black Sea urchin Arbacia lixula. The study has been published in the journal Nutrients.

Study highlights need for regular home and doctor's blood pressure measurements for white-coat syndrome

Rss Feed - Thu, 03/30/2023 - 21:35
Researchers analyze the long-term reproducibility of the white-coat effect as a continuous variable in untreated individuals.

Combating vaccine fatigue: Study offers actionable steps to boost acceptance

Rss Feed - Thu, 03/30/2023 - 20:41
Researchers determine whether new vaccination campaigns must be adopted for primary and booster vaccination.

Early life adversity linked to accelerated neurobiological aging, raising vulnerability to depression and Alzheimer's

Rss Feed - Thu, 03/30/2023 - 20:27
scientists investigate the neurocognitive correlates of genetic vulnerability to major depressive disorder and Alzheimer's disease.

Music therapy proves effective in treating depression for ADHD in children and adolescents

Rss Feed - Thu, 03/30/2023 - 20:15
How music therapy can improve the treatment of depression in children with Attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

Certain T cells in human blood produce acetylcholine that regulates blood pressure and inflammation

Rss Feed - Thu, 03/30/2023 - 18:23
Acetylcholine regulates blood flow, but the source of blood acetylcholine has been unclear. Now, researchers at Karolinska Institutet have discovered that certain T cells in human blood can produce acetylcholine, which may help regulate blood pressure and inflammation.

Common amino acid discovery improves understanding of the biological causes of depression

Rss Feed - Thu, 03/30/2023 - 18:17
A common amino acid, glycine, can deliver a "slow-down" signal to the brain, likely contributing to major depression, anxiety and other mood disorders in some people, scientists at the Wertheim UF Scripps Institute for Biomedical Innovation & Technology have found.

Buprenorphine can be safely started in the ER without triggering withdrawal even for people using stronger opioids

Rss Feed - Thu, 03/30/2023 - 15:43
Results from a multi-site clinical trial supported by the National Institutes of Health showed that less than 1% of people with opioid use disorder whose drug use includes fentanyl experienced withdrawal when starting buprenorphine in the emergency department.

Severe hepatitis outbreak caused by common childhood viral pathogens

Rss Feed - Thu, 03/30/2023 - 15:11
A new UC San Francisco-led study brings scientists closer to understanding the causes of a mysterious rash of cases of acute severe hepatitis that began appearing in otherwise healthy children after COVID-19 lockdowns eased in the United States and 34 other countries in the spring of 2022.

Study paves the way for some patients with testicular cancer to avoid chemotherapy and radiation

Rss Feed - Thu, 03/30/2023 - 14:51
A newly published study paves the way for some patients with testicular cancer to avoid chemotherapy and radiation.

Scientists uncover how some skin cancers resist treatment at the end of life

Rss Feed - Thu, 03/30/2023 - 12:30
Scientists have found out how some skin cancers stop responding to treatment at the end of life.

Meniscus-sparing surgeries in young athletes more effective in protecting cartilage from future damage

Rss Feed - Thu, 03/30/2023 - 12:21
Tearing their meniscus-;a crescent-shaped piece of a soft cushion of cartilage located between the femur and tibia-;can be devastating for young athletes.

Preterm birth linked to elevated risk of asthma or COPD in adulthood

Rss Feed - Thu, 03/30/2023 - 11:58
Breathing problems are among the most common problems that babies born preterm have after birth. A new study of over 2.6 million people from Finland and Norway shows that such problems may extend at least up to middle age.

The breadth of immune responses following COVID-19 vaccination in hematology patients with diseases and treatments impacting B cell immunity

Rss Feed - Thu, 03/30/2023 - 10:51
A study published in Cell Reports Medicine describes that COVID-19 vaccines induce strong T cell response in blood cancer patients, irrespective of antibody response and B cell numbers.

Do two or more mRNA vaccine doses provide additional protection in patients with prior COVID-19 infection?

Rss Feed - Thu, 03/30/2023 - 10:01
Researchers conducted a retrospective cohort study among vaccinated and unvaccinated COVID-19 patients between December 16, 2020, and March 15, 2022, in the USA.

A novel species of dependoparvovirus has been identified in monk parakeets in Madrid

Rss Feed - Thu, 03/30/2023 - 10:00
A novel dependoparvovirus identified from 28 healthy monk parakeets from urban regions of Spain.

How does acute COVID-19 or COVID vaccination affect menstruation?

Rss Feed - Thu, 03/30/2023 - 09:47
Researchers examined the potential impact of coronavirus disease 2019 vaccination and disease on changes in the menstrual cycle.

Study indicates interleukin-6-dependant pathway dysregulation as a key druggable feature of COVID-19

Rss Feed - Thu, 03/30/2023 - 09:38
Researchers identified an interleukin 6 dependent alternative pathway as a therapeutic strategy against coronavirus disease 2019.