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Very low carbohydrate diet may improve blood sugar control in type 1 diabetes

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 18:52
A new study led by researchers at Boston Children’s Hospital has shown that a very-low-carbohydrate diet can improve blood sugar control among people with type 1 diabetes.

Diet may affect brain development in premature babies

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 18:35
The amount of carbohydrates, proteins and lipids consumed by vulnerable premature babies may significantly contribute to increased brain volume and white matter development.

Researchers study link between early nutrition and brain development in low birthweight preemies

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 15:17
The volume of carbohydrates, proteins, lipids and calories consumed by very vulnerable preemies significantly contributes to increased brain volume and white matter development, however additional research is needed to determine specific nutritional approaches that best support these infants' developing brains, according to research to be presented during the Pediatric Academic Societies 2018 annual meeting.

EPO's neuroprotective effect in preemies may be mediated by epigenetic regulation of genes

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 13:27
Erythropoietin helps to protect and repair vulnerable brains though it remains a mystery how the anemia drug does so.

Placental hormone level rises during pregnancy and reaches peak as fetuses approach full term

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 13:11
Just as a runner steadily builds up endurance in order to peak at just the right time, the placenta carefully calibrates how much of the hormone allopregnanolone it produces during pregnancy.

Researchers discover how key brain receptor can function in hostile environment

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 13:05
During a stroke or an epileptic seizure, neurons in affected parts of the brain fire at an abnormally rapid rate.

Expert researcher unravels mystery of 12th century Sultan's illness

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 13:02
Saladin may not be well known in the West, but even 800 years after his death, he remains famous in the Middle East. Born in 1137, he rose to become the Sultan of an enormous area that now includes Egypt, Syria, parts of Iraq, Lebanon, Yemen and other regions of North Africa.

New study aims to help clear up conflicting dietary advice around egg consumption

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 12:38
University of Sydney researchers aim to help clear up conflicting dietary advice around egg consumption, as a new study finds eating up to 12 eggs per week for a year did not increase cardiovascular risk factors in people with pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes.

Women's perceptions of male attractiveness do not vary with hormone levels, shows study

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 12:25
Data from almost 600 participants show that women's perceptions of male attractiveness do not vary according to their hormone levels, in contrast with some previous research.

Very-low-carb diets found to improve blood sugar control in type 1 diabetes

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 12:17
ery-low-carbohydrate diets can improve blood sugar control in type 1 diabetes, with low rates of hypoglycemia and other complications, according to an online patient survey.

Discovery could be used as starting point for development of new antibiotics

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 12:14
According to the WHO, around 700,000 people die every year as a result of antibiotic resistance. In Germany, around 6,000 people die every year because treatment with antibiotics is not effective.

Parenting concerns affect emotional well-being of mothers with late-stage cancer

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 11:58
Parenting concerns contributed significantly to the psychological distress of mothers with late-stage cancer, according to a study by University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers.

Researchers uncover protein linked to breast cancer metastasis

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 11:55
Jean-François Côté, a researcher at the Montreal Clinical Research Institute and professor at Université de Montréal's Faculty of Medicine, studies metastasis, the leading cause of cancer-related death. Recently, his team uncovered a protein that, once deactivated, could prevent the development of metastases in an aggressive type of cancer, HER2-positive breast cancer.

Depression symptoms can persist six months after NICU discharge for young parents

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 11:45
Young parents who have less education and care for more than one child are more likely to have persistent symptoms of depression that linger six months after their newborn is discharged from the neonatal intensive care unit, according to a Children's National Health System research presentation during the Pediatric Academic Societies 2018 annual meeting.

COstatus monitors could offer way to directly measure cardiac output among neonates

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 11:36
Clinicians caring for vulnerable babies in the neonatal intensive care unit need to closely monitor their vital signs, but precisely gauging the function of their tiny hearts has remained elusive.

New computerized test could lead to earlier and efficient ADHD diagnoses

Sat, 05/05/2018 - 09:20
The prevalence of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder diagnoses in children and young people has increased, but diagnostic practice among clinicians remains variable, with significant diagnostic delays and reliance on subjective assessments.

Researchers detect CWD prions in Wisconsin soils for the first time

Sat, 05/05/2018 - 09:13
New research out of the University of Wisconsin-Madison has, for the first time, detected prions responsible for chronic wasting disease (CWD) in samples taken from sites where deer congregate.

Stimulant use may negatively affect health of HIV-positive persons

Sat, 05/05/2018 - 09:02
A researcher at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has found that the use of stimulants, such as methamphetamine, can negatively affect the health of HIV-positive persons even when they are adhering to medical treatment.

Frequent sauna baths linked to lower stroke risk

Sat, 05/05/2018 - 08:23
Frequent sauna bathing is associated with a reduced risk of stroke, according to a new international study. In a 15-year follow-up study, people taking a sauna 4-7 times a week were 61% less likely to suffer a stroke than those taking a sauna once a week.

Study shows advantages of using decellularized muscle to promote tissue regeneration

Sat, 05/05/2018 - 08:15
A new comparative study showed the advantages of using donor decellularized muscle to promote functional tissue regeneration at the site of bulk skeletal muscle loss due to trauma or surgery.

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