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Women on vegetarian diet have higher risk of hip fracture compared to regular meat-eaters

Thu, 08/11/2022 - 07:52
A study of over 26,000 middle-aged UK women reveals those with a vegetarian diet had a 33% higher risk of hip fracture compared to regular meat-eaters.

COVID-19 infection in pregnant women linked to increased risk of adverse outcomes

Thu, 08/11/2022 - 07:40
COVID-19 infection in pregnant women is associated with increased risk of adverse outcomes compared to women who are not pregnant, according to a review published in JACC: Advances from the American College of Cardiology Cardiovascular Disease in Women Committee.

Azelastine nasal spray could decrease SARS-CoV-2 load

Thu, 08/11/2022 - 07:09
A new study illustrated that early azelastine nasal spray therapy might lower the SARS-CoV-2 load among virus-infected patients.

Nanoparticle-based lateral flow immunoassay for the detection of anti-SARS-CoV-2 neutralizing antibodies

Thu, 08/11/2022 - 06:39
In a recent Biomaterials study, researchers developed AIEgen-embedded polystyrene (PS) nanoparticles-based LFIA that can accurately detect anti-SARS-CoV-2 NAb in serum samples of vaccinated individuals.

Can adults identify pain in babies’ cries?

Thu, 08/11/2022 - 06:10
In a recent Current Biology study, researchers detected that a baby’s cry expresses the pain that can be actually recognized through experience.

Sniffing out cancer with insect olfactory neural circuits

Thu, 08/11/2022 - 05:48
A fascinating new preprint reports the results of examining the VOC composition from individual cell cultures derived from human oral cancers, using an experimental setup employing an insect brain with attached antenna.

What is the association between polyfluoroalkyl substance exposure and risk of non-viral hepatocellular carcinoma?

Thu, 08/11/2022 - 05:07
The current study, published online in the journal JHEP Reports, looks at PFAS, which are endocrine disruptors and potential hepatotoxins.

Scientists develop nanoantidote to reduce acidosis in critically ill COVID-19 patients

Thu, 08/11/2022 - 04:30
A group of scientists from China has recently developed an antacid nanoantidote that can effectively ameliorate blood acidosis induced by SARS-CoV-2 infection.

UCL researchers identify strategies for minimizing weight bias among healthcare professionals

Thu, 08/11/2022 - 03:01
To help tackle the UK's obesity crisis, we must better educate medical professionals on weight stigma, according to the conclusions of a large-scale review led by UCL researchers.

Novel model reveals how genomic instability arises in histologically benign tissue

Thu, 08/11/2022 - 02:27
Understanding which cells give rise to which areas of cancer can improve our understanding of how a tumor has grown and developed, including how it has changed genetically, over time. This has been made possible using a new technique called spatial transcriptomics, which allows scientists to see what genetic changes take place without breaking up the tissue they're looking at.

Smoking continues to be a leading cause of cancer-related death

Thu, 08/11/2022 - 02:14
A new study led by researchers at the American Cancer Society (ACS) reports nearly 123,000 cancer deaths, or close to 30 percent of all cancer deaths, were from cigarette smoking in the United States in 2019, leading to more than two million Person-Years of Lost Life (PYLL) and nearly $21 billion in annual lost earnings. These losses were disproportionately higher in states with weaker tobacco control policies in the South and Midwest. The results were published today in the International Journal of Cancer.

Adults who use cannabis daily do not perceive smoking as harmful, study finds

Thu, 08/11/2022 - 01:57
A growing number of Americans are using cannabis as it becomes legalized for recreational use in a rapidly increasing number of U.S. states. Questions abound about what impact legalization will have on adult and youth health.

Repurposed drug shows promise as potential new treatment for motor neuron disease

Thu, 08/11/2022 - 01:54
A drug typically used to treat enlarged prostates and high blood pressure has shown promise as a potential new therapy for motor neuron disease (MND), according to a new study.

Interferon beta reduces binding of three components to RBCs, study finds

Thu, 08/11/2022 - 01:52
Drugs called interferon betas are common treatments for multiple sclerosis (MS), reducing relapses and slowing motor function decline. Interferon beta, a protein known to contain a zinc binding pocket, is thought to reduce proinflammatory molecules and even increase production of anti-inflammatory species in MS patients.

Study finds high level of resilience among children and adolescents living with glaucoma

Thu, 08/11/2022 - 01:27
Children and adolescents living with glaucoma develop a high level of emotional and social resilience to cope with this rare, chronic eye condition, a new Flinders University study reveals.

Study defines how the circadian clock influences cell growth, metabolism and tumor progression

Thu, 08/11/2022 - 01:21
In a new University of California, Irvine-led study, researchers define how the circadian clock influences cell growth, metabolism and tumor progression.

International medical experts aim to use biomarker-based approaches to advance precision medicine

Thu, 08/11/2022 - 01:18
The diagnostics company SphingoTec GmbH (SphingoTec), announces that, during the 4th Scientific Symposium held near Potsdam, Germany, international medical experts discussed the latest developments in diagnostic and therapeutic innovations for advancing precision medicine in critically ill patients.

Collagen XII likely to be a potential marker for patients at high risk of metastatic relapse

Thu, 08/11/2022 - 01:05
Collagen type XII plays a key role in regulating the organization of the tumor matrix, reveals a new study from the Garvan Institute of Medical Research. A team of scientists led by Associate Professor Thomas Cox, Head of the Matrix and Metastasis lab, also discovered that high levels of collagen XII can trigger breast cancer cells to spread from the tumor to other parts of the body, a process known as metastasis.

Study findings reveal bacterial signature in the saliva of soldiers experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder

Thu, 08/11/2022 - 00:53
A scientific breakthrough from the Tel Aviv and Haifa Universities may facilitate speedy, objective and accurate diagnosis of people suffering from PTSD using saliva samples. As part of the study, the researchers characterized the psychological, social and medical conditions of about 200 participants, while at the same time collecting saliva samples from them.

Study: Family caregivers in the UK felt 'powerless, voiceless and choiceless' during the early pandemic

Thu, 08/11/2022 - 00:30
Family caregivers in the UK were marginalised during the pandemic, and vulnerable older people were let down by the health system, a new study has found.