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New insights into how axons grow could lead to effective therapies for blindness, paralysis
Injuries to the nerves can blind or paralyze because adult nerve cells don't regenerate their connections. Now, a team of UConn School of Medicine researchers report in Development that at least a small population of nerve cells exist in everyone that could be coaxed to regrow, potentially restoring sight and movement.
Medicaid telemedicine coverage linked to growth in telemedicine use and improved healthcare access
Medicaid telemedicine coverage between 2013 and 2019 was associated with significant growth in telemedicine use and improved healthcare access, while private policies did not have such an association, according to a study led by the University of California, Irvine.
A simple tweak to first meal of the day may benefit people with Type 2 diabetes
An international team, led by UBC Okanagan researchers, suggests a simple tweak to the first meal of the day might help people living with Type 2 diabetes (T2D) better control their blood sugar levels.
Factors associated with diagnostic delay in Familial Mediterranean Fever
EULAR – The European Alliance of Associations for Rheumatology – held its 2023 annual congress in Milan, Italy. One of the abstracts chosen for presentation in the scientific session on Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal diseases (RMDs) in children and young people, focused on the factors associated with diagnostic delay in FMF, using data from the Juvenile Inflammatory Rheumatism (JIR) cohort.
Cardiovascular comobidities in RA patients
The increased cardiovascular risks in RA include acute coronary syndromes (ACS). The extent to which DMARD-induced remission could reduce the risk of ACS in RA versus rates in the general population – and whether there are DMARD-specific beneficial effects on ACS risk – remain unknown.
Long-term consequences of COVID-19 in patients with inflammatory rheumatic diseases
Studies on the long-term consequences of COVID-19 (long-COVID) in patients with inflammatory rheumatic diseases (iRD) are scarce.
Important discovery could lead to new treatments for obesity and related diseases
Researchers at the University of East Anglia and the University of Cambridge have made an important discovery in the race to find treatments for obesity and related diseases, such as diabetes.
Burden of autoimmune disease continues to increase over time, research suggests
EULAR – the European Alliance of Associations for Rheumatology – works on a broad spectrum of autoimmune and auto-inflammatory diseases.
A deeper look into axial spondyloarthritis: Prevalence, diagnosis, and treatment
There is a large diagnostic delay for people with axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA). In 2008, the SPACE cohort started to assess the prevalence of axSpA – and the reliability of an early diagnosis in people with chronic back pain (CBP).
Exploring the link between high levels of loneliness and problem drinking among Hispanic individuals
In 2018 the government of the United Kingdom created the captivatingly singular position of "Minister of Loneliness," validating that loneliness is a "real and diagnosable scourge."
Autoantibodies against 'synaptic adhesion protein' can cause schizophrenia-related changes
Links have been reported between schizophrenia and proteins produced by the immune system that can act against one's own body, known as autoantibodies.
Babies experiencing hypoxia due to sleep apnea tend to develop hypertension in adulthood
Newborn babies who experience low levels of oxygen in their body tissues (hypoxia) due to sleep apnea, for example, tend to develop respiratory problems and hypertension (high blood pressure) in adulthood, and these problems may persist for the rest of their lives.
Environmental enrichment may reduce early accumulation of amyloid plaques in Alzheimer's mouse model
About two-thirds of the risk for Alzheimer's disease (AD) is thought to arise from genetic influences, but about a third could be influenced by environment and lifestyle, opening the door for behavioral interventions that could delay or prevent pathophysiological changes that occur with AD.
One-third of adults in the U.S. with Type 2 diabetes may have symptomless cardiovascular disease
1 in 3 adults with Type 2 diabetes may have undetected cardiovascular disease. Elevated levels of two protein biomarkers that indicate heart damage were associated with undetected or symptomless cardiovascular disease in adults with Type 2 diabetes compared to those without Type 2 diabetes, according to new research published today in the Journal of the American Heart Association, an open access, peer-reviewed journal of the American Heart Association.
The lipid-degrading enzyme fatty acid amide hydrolase is a predictor of long-term survival in patients with breast cancer
Scientists have identified a lipid-degrading enzyme as a prognostic biomarker for luminal breast cancer.
UNIGE researchers identify how the influenza A virus manages to penetrate host cells
Influenza epidemics, caused by influenza A or B viruses, result in acute respiratory infection. They kill half a million people worldwide every year.
Daily health messages increase consumption of whole grain products
Whole grain products are healthy, but not particularly popular. However, providing information of their benefits can change that, at least a little bit.
The interplay between variations of menstrual cycle length and age, ethnicity, and body weight
Study compares menstrual cycle length with ethnic and body mass characteristics.
COVID-19's shifting impact: the changing relationship between infections and severe outcomes
Exploring the dynamics of SARS-CoV-2 infection hospitalization and fatality ratios in England.
An ultra-low-cost at-home blood pressure monitor that enables a smartphone to measure blood pressure
Researchers developed a prototype of an ultra-low-cost blood pressure monitoring system called BPClip.