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Study provides insights into biology of protein implicated in kidney disease

Study provides insights into biology of protein implicated in kidney disease

Investigators have discovered important information about apolipoprotein L1 (ApoL1), which can contribute to the development of various forms of kidney disease. [More]
Factors that impact fertility in men

Factors that impact fertility in men

Starting a family can be a stressful process, and there are things that can affect your plans that you may not have considered. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an estimated 18 percent of men who sought help with a fertility specialist were diagnosed with a male-related infertility. [More]
Healthy dietary patterns may improve longevity in patients with chronic kidney disease

Healthy dietary patterns may improve longevity in patients with chronic kidney disease

A diet that emphasizes healthy foods rather than individual nutrients may help patients with chronic kidney disease live longer. [More]
New report shows way to secure adequate healthy food for world's growing population

New report shows way to secure adequate healthy food for world's growing population

Challenges in securing adequate healthy food for the world's growing human population can be met in part by adopting agricultural practices that feed the soil, according to a report published in Ecohydrology & Hydrobiology which has won the monthly Elsevier Atlas Award. [More]
Dental problems linked to cleft lip and palate may be caused by abnormal salivary glands

Dental problems linked to cleft lip and palate may be caused by abnormal salivary glands

A new study in the Journal of Dental Research suggests that dental problems commonly associated with cleft lip and palate may be caused by abnormalities in salivary glands and an imbalance of immune compounds in the mouth. [More]
TSRI scientists identify potential therapeutic target for age- or Alzheimer's disease-related memory deficits

TSRI scientists identify potential therapeutic target for age- or Alzheimer's disease-related memory deficits

Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute have made an important discovery toward the development of drugs to treat age-related memory loss in diseases like Alzheimer's. [More]
Study shows involvement of lipid metabolism in tumour metastasis

Study shows involvement of lipid metabolism in tumour metastasis

A study headed by Salvador Aznar Benitah, ICREA researcher at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine, and published today in Nature identifies metastasis-initiating cells through a specific marker, namely the protein CD36. [More]
Enzyme that cleaves beta carotene may control testosterone levels

Enzyme that cleaves beta carotene may control testosterone levels

An enzyme that converts the dietary carotenoid beta carotene into vitamin A in the body may also regulate testosterone levels and growth of the prostate, a new study found. [More]
Detecting inflammation in diabetic patients

Detecting inflammation in diabetic patients

As well as presenting with high blood glucose, diabetic patients have chronic low-grade inflammation, which can be measured by a range of inflammatory markers such as so-called high-sensitive CRP, TNFa and IL-6 as well as a full blood cell count. [More]
Simple nutrition care program in hospitals could help reduce patient stays and readmission rates

Simple nutrition care program in hospitals could help reduce patient stays and readmission rates

While proper nutrition is vital to staying healthy, its importance becomes more critical for patients recovering in the hospital. [More]
Researchers to study effect of watermelon juice in reducing heart disease

Researchers to study effect of watermelon juice in reducing heart disease

University of Alabama researchers soon will launch a study that looks at watermelon juice as a way to reduce heart disease. [More]
Tips to manage stress during holidays

Tips to manage stress during holidays

It's the holiday season, that stressful, hyperactive rollercoaster rush from Thanksgiving to New Years that hardly allows a moment for us to catch our breath. [More]
Small fat-burning molecule could help combat global epidemic of obesity

Small fat-burning molecule could help combat global epidemic of obesity

A small molecule could provide valuable help in combating the global epidemic of obesity. [More]
Peer support interventions effective in improving blood sugar levels of Hispanics with diabetes

Peer support interventions effective in improving blood sugar levels of Hispanics with diabetes

Diabetes is a global health problem that disproportionally affects individuals of ethnic and racial minorities. [More]
New study highlights benefits and nutritional quality of school lunch program

New study highlights benefits and nutritional quality of school lunch program

Lunches served in the National School Lunch Program have higher nutritional quality than lunches brought from home, according to the largest comparison study conducted to date. [More]
Gut microbes may play important role in exacerbated post-dieting weight gain

Gut microbes may play important role in exacerbated post-dieting weight gain

Following a successful diet, many people are dismayed to find their weight rebounding - an all-too-common phenomenon termed "recurrent" or "yo-yo" obesity. [More]
New drug receives FDA approval to reduce risk of cardiovascular death in adults with diabetes

New drug receives FDA approval to reduce risk of cardiovascular death in adults with diabetes

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved a new indication for Jardiance (empagliflozin) to reduce the risk of cardiovascular death in adult patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular disease. [More]
Research highlights remarkable benefits of blackcurrants in sports performance, fat burning, muscle recovery

Research highlights remarkable benefits of blackcurrants in sports performance, fat burning, muscle recovery

The program of gold-standard, peer-reviewed science is revealing how blackcurrants deliver an unusual combination of performance, fat burning and recovery actions. [More]
Simple exercise program improves walking performance and quality of life in dialysis patients

Simple exercise program improves walking performance and quality of life in dialysis patients

In a recent study, a simple exercise program carried out at home improved dialysis patients' walking performance and quality of life. The findings appear in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. [More]
NASPGHAN clinical practice guidelines recommend screening test for NAFLD in obese children

NASPGHAN clinical practice guidelines recommend screening test for NAFLD in obese children

A screening test for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)--a serious condition that may have lifelong health consequences--is recommended for all obese children aged nine to eleven years, according to clinical practice guidelines developed by the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition and published in the Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. [More]
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