Combined drug cancer therapy might be implemented in the near future

Feb 18, 2019 Erwin van den Burg

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Clinical research is advancing for the future treatment of advanced cancers. A new report has disclosed the results of a phase III clinical study in which renal cancer patients were treated with two drugs:... Read more

General anesthesia in infancy unlikely to be harmful

Feb 15, 2019 Alexandru Ciobanu

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For the first time, a randomized clinical trial assessed the effects of general anesthesia on children and their development. The study claims that one hour of anesthesia did not induce any measurable neur... Read more

Omega-3 fatty acids could help prevent miscarriages

Feb 12, 2019 Alexandru Ciobanu

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Between 10 and 30% of preterm births are caused by uterine infections with a type of bacteria named F. nucleatum, commonly found in the mouth. When reaching the placenta, the bacteria causes inflammation, ... Read more

No more insulin injections? That’s cool

Feb 11, 2019 Kshitij Jadhav

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Researchers from the MIT have developed a drug capsule which was deliver insulin orally which could potentially replace insulin injections in patients with type 2 diabetes which they need everyday.

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Fighting cancer cells from within

Feb 08, 2019 Erwin van den Burg

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A new cancer drug invades cancer cells and kills them. This new concept has shown promise in patients with six different cancer types.

In patients with advanced, drug-resistant cancers, over... Read more

Vitamin D speeds up treatment of dangerous tuberculosis

Feb 07, 2019 Alexandru Ciobanu

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Multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (TB) is becoming a global threat and it is notoriously difficult to treat. Now, scientists discovered that vitamin D may speed up the treatment process and could help remo... Read more

Being kind to yourself brings mental and physical rewards

Feb 07, 2019 Alexandru Ciobanu

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People that are kind to themselves show increased relaxation and a stronger feeling of safety, according to the latest research. A team of scientists instructed subjects to either think kindly or be critic... Read more

Golf causes contact sport like injuries

Feb 06, 2019 Kshitij Jadhav

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Spine injuries are usually associated with contact sports like American football or rugby. However, researchers have found out that modern day golfer experience minor repeated traumatic spine injuries whic... Read more

Multidrug resistance genes found in Arctic soil microbes

Feb 06, 2019 Erwin van den Burg

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New research has revealed that the spread of antibiotic-resistant microbes, including multidrug-resistant "superbugs" is a global phenomenon and could potentially carry high risk of human health worldwide.

One of these genes is the New De... Read more

Microbes living on insects as a source of new and potent antibiotics

Feb 04, 2019 Erwin van den Burg

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Bacteria living on insects make antibiotics that are more powerful than those that are produced by soil bacteria and are currently in use in medicine.

A study on microbes from more than 1400 insects collected across the Americas showed an... Read more

Potential benefits of fasting including anti-ageing

Feb 01, 2019 Kshitij Jadhav

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Fasting seems to have far reaching effects beyond the traditional weight loss benefits usually associated with it. Researchers analyzed the blood samples of four fasting individuals in this study.

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Regular exercise makes people smarter

Jan 31, 2019 Alexandru Ciobanu

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Walking, cycling and other types of aerobic exercise may provide a boost in thinking skills in people as young as 20, according to a recent study.

More precisely, exercise improves the cogni... Read more

Another negative of air pollution: more stroke deaths

Jan 30, 2019 Kshitij Jadhav

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Researchers have found out that those places which have poorer air quality have higher rates of deaths and shorter life expectancy. This is especially true if the fine particulate matter is higher than PM ... Read more

Infants can pick out individual words from language from birth

Jan 29, 2019 Erwin van den Burg

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Before infants can learn words, they first have to identify those words in continuous speech. A near-infrared spectroscopy study found that three-day old children can already do so.

The non-invasive imaging study revealed that babies can ... Read more

What kills you fast: fried chicken and fish

Jan 28, 2019 Kshitij Jadhav

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In a landmark study recently published, researchers have found that regularly eating fried food significantly increases the risk of death from any cause as well as heart disease related death especially am... Read more

Cortisone treatments cause metabolic side effects through transcription factor E47

Jan 25, 2019 Erwin van den Burg

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Treatment of patients with cortisone can cause metabolic side effects, a new study shows.

Cortisones are prescribed as antiinflammatory drugs to treat for example asthma or rheumatism for decades. They are also used for the treatment of c... Read more

Cellular process discovered that prevents cancer

Jan 24, 2019 Erwin van den Burg

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Autophagy is a cellular process that has always been thought off as a survival mechanism. Now it turns out that it can promote cell death, and thereby prevents cancer.

. Autophagy (literally: to eat oneself) promotes the death of cells th... Read more

Is Alzheimer’s disease caused by mouth bacteria?

Jan 24, 2019 Erwin van den Burg

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A very surprising culprit of Alzheimer’s disease has been identified: Porphyromonas gingivalis (Pg), the bacterium commonly associated with chronic gum disease.

Scientists have foun... Read more

Snacking before bedtime might not affect blood glucose

Jan 23, 2019 Kshitij Jadhav

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We all have been advised that there should be atleast a 2-hour gap between our last daily meal and bedtime. However, a newly published research brings into question this age-old advice.

In... Read more

Your children may inherit the negative effects of your poor diet

Jan 23, 2019 Erwin van den Burg

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While we all know that eating fruit and vegetables keep your hearth healthy, scientists have discovered that diet also influences health of children and even grandchildren.

It appeared th... Read more