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Use of β-blockers linked with reductions in violence

Rss Feed - Tue, 01/31/2023 - 19:11
Reductions in violence are seen in individuals using Beta adrenergic-blocking agents (β-blockers) compared with periods that they are not taking the medication, in a study published January 31st in the open access journal PLOS Medicine.

People with three or more concussions may have worse cognitive function in later life

Rss Feed - Tue, 01/31/2023 - 19:05
Experiencing three or more concussions is linked with worsened brain function in later life, according to major new research.

People with celiac disease may be at higher risk of cardiovascular disease even with fewer known risk factors

Rss Feed - Tue, 01/31/2023 - 18:51
People with celiac disease might have fewer known risk factors for cardiovascular disease, but still have a heightened risk of developing it, finds a study led by researchers from Oxford Population Health, published online in the journal BMJ Medicine.

Oral antibiotic eye infection tablet may be effective medicine for a treatment-resistant sex bug

Rss Feed - Tue, 01/31/2023 - 18:45
An oral antibiotic tablet used to treat common eye infections may prove an effective medicine for a sexually transmitted bug that has become resistant to usual recommended treatment, suggest doctors in the journal Sexually Transmitted Infections.

Health impact of a combination of intermittent fasting and ketogenic diet

Rss Feed - Tue, 01/31/2023 - 15:55
Researchers discuss strategies to apply a combination of intermittent fasting and the ketogenic diet to manage chronic health conditions.

Can reducing air pollution prevent multimorbidity?

Rss Feed - Tue, 01/31/2023 - 15:41
Researchers argues for the need to more studies to identify a potential association between multimorbidity and air pollution, if it exists.

A machine-learning approach to identify asthma subtypes based on molecular signatures

Rss Feed - Tue, 01/31/2023 - 15:29
Researchers determine whether protein expression in nasal fluid samples could assist in the diagnosis of severe asthma subtypes.

COVID-19 might increase risk of autoimmune diseases

Rss Feed - Tue, 01/31/2023 - 15:14
Researchers examined the associations between coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and incident autoimmune diseases.

Focused-ultrasound-mediated liquid biopsy improves detection of neurodegeneration biomarkers

Rss Feed - Tue, 01/31/2023 - 14:15
Several progressive neurodegenerative disorders, including Alzheimer's disease, are defined by having tau proteins in the brain.

Migraine diagnosed prior to pregnancy linked to adverse outcomes during pregnancy

Rss Feed - Tue, 01/31/2023 - 13:33
Women are disproportionately affected by migraine, especially during their reproductive years. However, the relationship between migraine and adverse pregnancy outcomes has not been well understood.

Gay men prefer a more "straight-acting" gay man for high-status roles, study finds

Rss Feed - Tue, 01/31/2023 - 13:22
Both gay men and heterosexual men prefer masculine-presenting men for high-status roles, according to a new study from the University of Sydney, leaving more feminine-presenting gay men disadvantaged and facing internal bias, prejudice and potential discrimination in the workplace, including in hiring practices and promotion opportunities.

Sleep medications increase the risk of dementia in whites, study shows

Rss Feed - Tue, 01/31/2023 - 13:05
A new study shows that sleep medications increase the risk of dementia in whites. But the type and quantity of the medication may be factors in explaining the higher risk.

Moderate-to-vigorous physical activity promotes good-quality sleep

Rss Feed - Tue, 01/31/2023 - 12:03
An adequate amount of good-quality sleep is essential for the physical and emotional well-being of humans. For instance, good-quality sleep helps improve the outcomes of various diseases, including cardiovascular and metabolic disorders, mental diseases, and dementia.

Study demonstrates intrahost MPXV variation within a single lesion

Rss Feed - Tue, 01/31/2023 - 10:02
Researchers reported on the clinical and molecular characteristics of MPXV infections in Finland.

Acute tubulointerstitial nephritis and uveitis in children post-COVID-19

Rss Feed - Tue, 01/31/2023 - 09:43
A new study reported a novel form of post-acute coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) syndrome in children.

Implications of SARS-CoV-2 immunological evasion

Rss Feed - Tue, 01/31/2023 - 09:17
Researchers modeled the implications of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) immunological evasion.

Researchers devise a novel potential IBD treatment strategy which eliminates pathogenic T cells and encourages the proliferation of regulatory T cells

Rss Feed - Tue, 01/31/2023 - 08:51
Researchers investigated the CAMCI strategy as an immunotherapeutic option for inflammatory bowel disease.

Rapid engineering of novel SARS-CoV-2 therapeutic antibodies

Rss Feed - Tue, 01/31/2023 - 08:48
Researchers assessed the influence of rapid engineering of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) therapeutic antibodies to expand the neutralization spectrum.

Social media advertisement campaigns have been effective in changing public perceptions and receptiveness to COVID-19 vaccines

Rss Feed - Tue, 01/31/2023 - 08:23
Researchers examined the impact and success of social media advertisements worth $40 million in influencing the opinions about coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccines and increasing the vaccination rates during the first year of vaccine roll-out.

Ants show the potential to become a fast, efficient, inexpensive, and non-invasive tool for the detection of human tumors

Rss Feed - Tue, 01/31/2023 - 08:06
Researchers demonstrated the use of ants as olfactory bio-detectors of human tumors.