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Global life expectancy rises by 6.2 years since 1990 despite COVID-19 setbacks

Rss Feed - Wed, 04/03/2024 - 22:11
Global life expectancy increased by 6.2 years since 1990 according to a new study published in The Lancet.

Personality dictates binge-watching: Study reveals why we can't stop streaming

Rss Feed - Wed, 04/03/2024 - 21:22
Personality traits, particularly openness to experience and need for cognition, influence the use of over-the-top (OTT) services and binge-watching habits, revealing a complex relationship between individual differences and media consumption behaviors.

Study reveals skin bacteria removal boosts brain attention signals

Rss Feed - Wed, 04/03/2024 - 20:21
Researchers discover a link between skin microbiota and brain cognitive functions, showing that removing skin bacteria may enhance attention levels.

How minerals influence women's fertility and menstrual health

Rss Feed - Wed, 04/03/2024 - 20:00
Research reviews the essential role of minerals like zinc, selenium, and iron in supporting female reproductive health, emphasizing their impact on hormone regulation, ovulation, and endometrial health.

Does IBD affect cancer risk?

Rss Feed - Wed, 04/03/2024 - 19:40
Research suggests no strong genetic link between inflammatory bowel disease and increased cancer risk, with specific exceptions in European populations for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.

Study explores how cannabis use affects breast milk and lactation

Rss Feed - Wed, 04/03/2024 - 19:31
Study reviews the impact of cannabis use during pregnancy and lactation, highlighting potential changes in breast milk composition and lactation due to cannabinoid effects.

Researchers find a promising approach to remove amyloid plaques in Alzheimer's disease

Rss Feed - Wed, 04/03/2024 - 15:06
Alzheimer's disease starts with a sticky protein called amyloid beta that builds up into plaques in the brain, setting off a chain of events that results in brain atrophy and cognitive decline.

Study highlights potential of community-based H. pylori screening to reduce gastric cancer risk

Rss Feed - Wed, 04/03/2024 - 14:48
What if we could eliminate a major risk factor for stomach cancer in Black, Asian, Latino and other vulnerable populations? A new study from Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine shows the feasibility of reaching out to high-risk communities with free, accessible testing and treatment for Helicobacter pylori bacterium infection – a major risk factor for gastric cancer.

Lung cancer rates not declining as expected despite decrease in smoking

Rss Feed - Wed, 04/03/2024 - 14:34
Despite the fact that the number of people who smoke has decreased very sharply in Sweden, the number of cases of lung cancer in the population is not decreasing as much as expected.

Genetic analysis reveals hidden causes of chronic kidney disease in adults

Rss Feed - Wed, 04/03/2024 - 14:25
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is extremely prevalent among adults, affecting over 800 million individuals worldwide.

New research links social factors to cardiovascular risk in Asian American adults

Rss Feed - Wed, 04/03/2024 - 06:55
Having more unfavorable social determinants of health, such as being unemployed, uninsured or not having education beyond high school, was associated with an increased likelihood of having risk factors for cardiovascular disease among Asian American adults, 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.

Advances and hurdles: The impact of AI on oncology care efficiency and mortality rates

Rss Feed - Wed, 04/03/2024 - 06:11
The benefits and limitations of precision medicine techniques in oncology research and treatment.

Sweet truths and bitter pills: How free sugars affect human health

Rss Feed - Wed, 04/03/2024 - 05:33
The current evidence about the effect of free sugars on health outcomes in humans, including mood, cognition, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and obesity.

New model predicts kidney injury risk in cancer patients on cisplatin

Rss Feed - Wed, 04/03/2024 - 01:18
Researchers have developed a new model predicting severe acute kidney injury in patients treated with cisplatin, incorporating factors like hypomagnesemia to improve patient care and outcomes.

Wastewater study sheds light on tracking cannabis use challenges

Rss Feed - Wed, 04/03/2024 - 00:55
Researchers explore wastewater-based surveillance (WBS) as a tool to monitor cannabis use, identifying analytical challenges and the need for more precise methodologies.

Certain progestogens linked to higher brain tumor risk in women, study suggests

Rss Feed - Wed, 04/03/2024 - 00:17
Study finds long-term use of specific progestogens increases the risk of benign brain tumors in women, while short-term use and other progestogens do not.

Bio-Rad launches first ultrasensitive multiplexed digital PCR assay for breast cancer mutation detection in clinical research

Rss Feed - Wed, 04/03/2024 - 00:16
Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc., a global leader in life science research and clinical diagnostic products, today announced the launch of its first ultrasensitive multiplexed digital PCR assay, the ddPLEX ESR1 Mutation Detection Kit.

Balanced diet linked to better brain health and cognition, large-scale study shows

Rss Feed - Wed, 04/03/2024 - 00:02
Study utilizing the UK Biobank data identifies four dietary patterns, revealing the balanced diet subtype promotes superior cognitive functions and mental health outcomes compared to starch-free, vegetarian, or high-protein-low-fiber diets.

Systemic Inflammation Index: A new hope for autoimmune disease management

Rss Feed - Tue, 04/02/2024 - 23:57
A routine blood test that measures a patient's inflammation levels could improve the early diagnosis and management of a wide range of debilitating autoimmune diseases.

Even moderate alcohol use by pregnant patients may affect babies' prenatal development

Rss Feed - Tue, 04/02/2024 - 23:49
University of New Mexico researchers have found that even low to moderate alcohol use by pregnant patients may contribute to subtle changes in their babies' prenatal development, including lower birth length and a shorter duration of gestation.