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Exercise shown to curb appetite in diabetes and prediabetes patients

2 hours 18 min ago
Study explored how exercise impacts appetite among individuals with type 2 diabetes or prediabetes, finding that acute exercise often suppresses appetite, while chronic exercise generally maintains or reduces appetite without adverse effects.

Breast milk's secret weapon against RSV revealed in new study

2 hours 43 min ago
Researchers explored how human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs) protect infants from respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), suggesting that these components in breast milk may prevent or reduce the severity of RSV infections through multiple mechanisms including gut microbiome modulation and direct antiviral actions.

Two decades of data confirm Mediterranean diet cuts hypertension risk

3 hours 19 sec ago
Over a 20-year study, adherence to the Mediterranean diet significantly reduced the incidence of hypertension among adults initially free from the condition, emphasizing the diet's long-term benefits in managing blood pressure.

Study unlocks genetic secrets in APOEε4 carriers that could defend against Alzheimer's

3 hours 14 min ago
Researchers utilized whole-genome sequencing and pathway analysis to uncover protective genetic variations against Alzheimer's disease in APOEε4 carriers, revealing a crucial role for extracellular matrix-related genes in mitigating the disease's progression.

Study reveals how SARS-CoV-2 hijacks lung cells to drive COVID-19 severity

Sun, 04/14/2024 - 23:29
Researchers identified how SARS-CoV-2 targets and manipulates specific lung cells, using innovative techniques to trace the virus's impact on the cells' gene expression, revealing insights into early COVID-19 pathogenesis.

Esketamine after childbirth cuts risk of postnatal depression by three-quarters

Sun, 04/14/2024 - 23:14
Low-dose esketamine administered post-labor significantly reduced depressive symptoms in women with prenatal depression within 42 days, despite an increase in short-lived neuropsychiatric side effects.

Sleep strategies may boost ultramarathon performance, study finds

Sun, 04/14/2024 - 21:18
Study investigates sleep management's role in enhancing performance and recovery for ultramarathon runners, emphasizing strategies to counteract the negative effects of sleep deprivation.

Does maternal weight influence breastfeeding success?

Sun, 04/14/2024 - 21:00
Study reviews literature to explore the influence of maternal body size on breastfeeding success, examining the onset of lactation, milk volume, and infant consumption among mothers of varying body sizes.

Proteasomes: Expanding roles beyond cellular waste management

Sat, 04/13/2024 - 17:34
The typical job of the proteasome, the garbage disposal of the cell, is to grind down proteins into smaller bits and recycle some of those bits and parts.

NJHF awards $135K to Kessler Foundation scientists for pilot research projects

Sat, 04/13/2024 - 17:23
This year, New Jersey Health Foundation (NJHF) granted $135,000 in awards to three Kessler Foundation scientists to support pilot research projects that exhibit promising potential.

Understanding the role of genetic variants in male infertility

Sat, 04/13/2024 - 17:08
Approximately one in seven couples face difficulties conceiving a child naturally. Half of these cases are due to male infertility – either caused by the complete absence or low number of mature sperm.

Breakthrough study reveals melanoma's resistance tactics to targeted therapy

Sat, 04/13/2024 - 16:59
Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer. With global incidence rates rising, new, more effective treatments are necessary to alleviate the health burden of the disease. Important advances in recent years include doctors using genetic tests to look for specific mutations they can target for more personalised, effective treatment.

Study assesses how the Dobbs ruling changed permanent contraception procedures among young adults

Sat, 04/13/2024 - 16:51
The first study to evaluate the effect of the Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization ruling on permanent contraception procedures among young adults nationwide was published today in a JAMA Health Forum research letter.

Genetic predisposition for muscle strength linked to longer lifespan and lower disease risk

Sat, 04/13/2024 - 16:28
A study conducted at the Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland, showed that a genetic predisposition for higher muscle strength predicts a longer lifespan and a lower risk for developing common diseases.

Study shows exercise can reverse age-related lipid accumulation

Sat, 04/13/2024 - 16:21
Scientists have discovered that a type of fat accumulates as tissue ages and that this accumulation can be reversed through exercise.

Seafood is a potentially underestimated source of PFAS exposure, study shows

Sat, 04/13/2024 - 16:13
A Dartmouth-led study suggests that people who frequently consume seafood may face an increased risk of exposure to PFAS, the family of ubiquitous and resilient human-made toxins known as "forever chemicals."

Normothermic regional perfusion could increase the number of patients receiving lung transplants

Sat, 04/13/2024 - 16:05
Re-perfusing the lungs of an organ donor after the heart has irreversibly stopped beating with a technique called normothermic regional perfusion (TA-NRP) could potentially increase the number of patients receiving lung transplants, according to researchers at the Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions of the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) in Prague.

Soft tumor environments prime cancer cells for survival during metastasis

Sat, 04/13/2024 - 15:51
Researchers have discovered how the mechanical properties of tumors can prime cancer cells to better survive their spread to other organs.

Study finds dysfunction of key brain systems in people with psychosis

Sat, 04/13/2024 - 15:45
Inside the brains of people with psychosis, two key systems are malfunctioning: a "filter" that directs attention toward important external events and internal thoughts, and a "predictor" composed of pathways that anticipate rewards.

Addressing public health challenges through behavioral interventions

Sat, 04/13/2024 - 15:30
The concept of "One Health" – which emphasizes the relationship between human, animal, plant and environmental health – has been gaining ground in scientific discussions in recent years.