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Disturbances in sleep patterns increase the risk of depression in midlife women

Rss Feed - Thu, 07/04/2024 - 06:38
The relationship between sleep-wake changes and depressive symptoms among midlife women.

In-hospital delirium linked to long-term cognitive impairment in COVID-19 patients over 60

Rss Feed - Thu, 07/04/2024 - 06:14
The association of in-hospital delirium with functional disability and cognitive impairment.

Scientists unveil KLF15 transcription factor's role in white fat cells, opening new paths for obesity therapy

Rss Feed - Thu, 07/04/2024 - 01:44
Researchers found that KLF15 is crucial for maintaining white adipocyte properties in subcutaneous fat, and its deletion induces beige adipocyte characteristics, suggesting new obesity treatment pathways.

Late-night REM sleep loss severely impacts brain connectivity, new study reveals

Rss Feed - Thu, 07/04/2024 - 01:15
Research reveals that REM sleep deprivation disrupts brain connectivity, with the thalamus playing a key role in sensory information relay and REM sleep regulation.

Healthy lifestyle can overcome genetic risk of obesity, new study reveals

Rss Feed - Thu, 07/04/2024 - 00:40
Study demonstrates that adherence to a healthy lifestyle can significantly mitigate the genetic risk of obesity and its related morbidities, emphasizing the importance of promoting healthy behaviors irrespective of genetic predisposition.

Study warns of H5N1 avian flu risk from unpasteurized milk in dairy farms

Rss Feed - Thu, 07/04/2024 - 00:20
Researchers found that the H5N1 avian influenza virus can persist in unpasteurized milk on milking equipment, posing an infection risk to dairy workers. They recommend protective gear and sanitization to prevent virus transmission.

Protein biomarkers in spinal fluid offer promise for early progressive supranuclear palsy diagnosis

Rss Feed - Wed, 07/03/2024 - 23:38
Progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP), a mysterious and deadly neurological disorder, usually goes undiagnosed until after a patient dies and an autopsy is performed.

Questionnaire test for home use quickly identifies high risk of heart attack

Rss Feed - Wed, 07/03/2024 - 23:32
Swedish researchers have created a questionnaire test for home use that quickly identifies high risk of heart attack.

High ambient temperatures during pregnancy can have detrimental impact on offspring health

Rss Feed - Wed, 07/03/2024 - 23:13
As climate change warms the planet, high ambient temperatures are expected to be more common and intense over the coming decades in the U.S. and worldwide.

Dengue fever in Taiwan associated with elevated short- and long-term risk of depression

Rss Feed - Wed, 07/03/2024 - 23:05
Analysis of the medical records of nearly 50,000 people who experienced dengue fever in Taiwan suggests that this disease is associated with elevated short- and long-term risk of depression.

Study reveals potential chemical risks in healthy diets for pregnant women

Rss Feed - Wed, 07/03/2024 - 23:04
A study in Nature Food reveals that adherence to healthy dietary patterns during pregnancy may increase exposure to harmful environmental contaminants, affecting fetal health. The research highlights the need to balance dietary guidelines with potential chemical exposure risks.

Repurposing cancer drug to prevent organ damage in infectious diseases

Rss Feed - Wed, 07/03/2024 - 23:00
Twelve years ago, cancer researchers at University of California San Diego identified a molecule that helps cancer cells survive by shuttling damaging inflammatory cells into tumor tissue.

Study: Smokers have distinct personality profiles

Rss Feed - Wed, 07/03/2024 - 22:51
Cigarette smokers, cigar smokers, and non-smokers each have distinct personality profiles, according to a study published July 3, 2024 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Dritjon Gruda from Universidade Catolica Portuguesa, Portugal, and Jim McCleskey from Western Governors University, USA.

Decoding cerebellar neural patterns in movement disorders

Rss Feed - Wed, 07/03/2024 - 22:41
The cerebellum is a region of the brain that helps us refine our movements and learn new motor skills.

Monocyte signature predicts dexamethasone response in severe COVID-19 patients

Rss Feed - Wed, 07/03/2024 - 22:29
Dexamethasone is one of the most important drugs in the treatment of severe COVID-19, but patients respond very differently to the therapy.

Researchers identify potential drugs that make naloxone more potent and longer lasting

Rss Feed - Wed, 07/03/2024 - 21:10
The ongoing opioid epidemic in the U.S. kills tens of thousands of people every year. Naloxone, sold under the brand name Narcan, has saved countless lives by reversing opioid overdoses.

Mapping pathogen spread and evolution using genomic and human mobility data

Rss Feed - Wed, 07/03/2024 - 21:02
A new way to map the spread and evolution of pathogens, and their responses to vaccines and antibiotics, will provide key insights to help predict and prevent future outbreaks.

Experiencing gratitude may increase longevity among older adults

Rss Feed - Wed, 07/03/2024 - 13:35
Experiencing gratitude may help older adults live longer, according to a new study from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Impaired communication between immune cells leads to cognitive impairment in female Alzheimer's patients

Rss Feed - Wed, 07/03/2024 - 07:47
Lead author Neta Rosenzweig, PhD, of the Ann Romney Center for Neurological Diseases, and senior author Oleg Butovsky, PhD, of the Ann Romney Center and Gene Lay Institute of Immunology and Inflammation, share key messages from their paper "Sex-Dependent APOE4 Neutrophil-Microglia Interactions Drive Cognitive Impairment in Alzheimer's Disease" published in Nature Medicine.

Exercise boosts tumor-killing white blood cells in breast cancer patients

Rss Feed - Wed, 07/03/2024 - 07:38
A new Finnish study from University of Turku shows that already a 30-minute exercise can increase the proportion of tumor-killing white blood cells in the bloodstream of breast cancer patients.