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Normal weight people with central obesity at increased risk for death, study finds

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 22:27
People with a normal BMI who carry their weight around the middle are at the highest risk of death from any cause compared to those who are overweight or obese but carry their weight elsewhere, Loughborough research has found.

Removing senescent cells from joints could reverse progression of osteoarthritis

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 22:19
In a preclinical study in mice and human cells, researchers report that selectively removing old or 'senescent' cells from joints could stop and even reverse the progression of osteoarthritis.

Scientists aim to combat antibiotic-resistant infections by harnessing synthetic mucus

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 21:29
Researchers are pursuing an innovative and unexpected new avenue in the quest to fight antibiotic resistance: synthetic mucus. By studying and replicating mucus' natural ability to control pathogenic bacteria, the scientists hope to find new methods for combating infections.

Unique microscope reveals clues to destructive autoimmune disease

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 21:21
Using a unique microscope capable of illuminating living cell structures in great detail, researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have found clues into how a destructive autoimmune disease works, setting the stage for more discoveries in the future.

Early blood test early can predict vaccine immunogenicity

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 21:13
Within seven days of vaccination, a blood test early after vaccination can predict whether vaccines based on living, modified viruses have had the desired effect.

New study aims at making accessible epidemiological models for managing disease spread

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 20:37
A new computer modeling study from Los Alamos National Laboratory is aimed at making epidemiological models more accessible and useful for public health collaborators and improving disease-related decision making.

Obesity amplifies effects of three risk alleles linked to NAFLD

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 20:29
An international study based at UT Southwestern Medical Center revealed a striking genetic-environmental interaction: Obesity significantly amplifies the effects of three gene variants that increase risk of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease by different metabolic pathways.

Study finds meaningful decrease in youth violence

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 20:09
Contrary to popular perception, a new study by Boston University professor Christopher Salas- Wright finds that youth violence is declining--and at noteworthy rates.

Scientists find way to provide longer-lasting pain relief using MOFs

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 20:09
To treat headaches, back pain or fever, most of us have reached for ibuprofen at one point or another. But we often have to take doses every four to six hours if the pain warrants it.

Study shows link between regular bedtimes, self-regulation in three-year-olds and later obesity

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 19:56
Toddlers who go to bed at regular times, and are better able to control and regulate their own emotions, are less likely to develop into obese pre-teens.

Researchers evaluate nutritional quality of horsemeat

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 19:22
The UPV/EHU's Consolidated Research Group Lactiker is conducting a study into the nutritional quality of horsemeat sold at large and small outlets in the autonomous communities (regions) in the north of the Iberian Peninsula.

Study suggests almost 55,000 Norwegians suffer from PTSD

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 19:13
The number of adults in Norway who suffer from PTSD is equivalent to practically an entire year class of Norwegians, claims a new study.

Study: Women fare worse than men at every stage of treatment for abdominal aortic aneurysms

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 18:44
Mortality rates for women undergoing surgery for abdominal aortic aneurysms are nearly twice those for men, a new study has found.

New Cap-Score Sperm Function Test can be game changer for physicians who treat infertility

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 18:36
Two new publications in the journal Molecular Reproduction and Development validate the usefulness of a test that determines if sperm can capacitate, a process that allows them to fertilize an egg.

Exposure to variable temperatures may have positive effect on health

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 16:48
Exposure to environments outside a comfortable temperature could help tackle major metabolic diseases, such as diabetes and obesity, and should be reflected in modern building practices, finds a study published today.

Study provides new insights on molecular mechanisms that impair muscle stem cells during aging

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 16:35
Researchers at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute have identified a previously unrecognized step in stem cell-mediated muscle regeneration.

Studies uncover link between immune system, brain structure and memory

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 16:26
The body's immune system performs essential functions, such as defending against bacteria and cancer cells. However, the human brain is separated from immune cells in the bloodstream by the so-called blood-brain barrier.

Drinking more than three cups of Italian-style coffee each day lowers prostate cancer risk

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 16:10
Add another typical component of the Italian way of life to the long list of foods characterizing one of the most healthy populations in the world. This time it's coffee, prepared the Italian way.

Researchers develop highly sensitive method to detect early stages of colorectal cancer

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 15:32
A highly sensitive method that can detect even the earlier stages of colorectal cancer has been developed by researchers in Japan. Shimadzu Corporation, the Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine, and the National Cancer Center in Japan have collaborated to develop a new screening method that comprehensively analyzes the metabolites in our blood.

Abnormal levels of specific gut bacteria linked to chronic fatigue syndrome

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 15:23
Scientists at the Center for Infection and Immunity at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health have discovered abnormal levels of specific gut bacteria related to chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis, or ME/CFS, in patients with and without concurrent irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS.