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Study reveals why air pollutants cause some people to be at risk for atopic dermatitis

Study reveals why air pollutants cause some people to be at risk for atopic dermatitis

Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine and Tohoku Medical Megabank Organization are pleased to announce the published results of a study into why air pollutants cause some people to be more susceptible to atopic dermatitis, a kind of skin inflammation. [More]
TUM scientists explore link between gastrointestinal microbiota and dietary fats

TUM scientists explore link between gastrointestinal microbiota and dietary fats

Gut bacteria play a little-understood role in the body’s energy balance, which is influenced by diet. However, the crucial nutritional components are unknown. A team at the Technical University of Munich was able to demonstrate for the very first time that mice without gastrointestinal microbiota grow obese when fed with dietary fat from plant sources, but not from animal sources. [More]
Men lack knowledge about risk factors contributing to male infertility, study finds

Men lack knowledge about risk factors contributing to male infertility, study finds

The first large-scale study of its kind has revealed that Canadian men generally lack knowledge about the risk factors contributing to male infertility. [More]
Results of high-impact clinical trials could improve kidney-related medical care

Results of high-impact clinical trials could improve kidney-related medical care

The results of numerous high-impact clinical trials that could affect kidney-related medical care will be presented at ASN Kidney Week 2016, November 15-20 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL. [More]
Study: Fungal asthma in UK greatly exceeds prior estimates

Study: Fungal asthma in UK greatly exceeds prior estimates

Experts are warning of a significant increase in the number of people in the UK who are living with invasive and serious fungal diseases that affect the lungs, bloodstream and brain and can sometimes lead to death. [More]
Exposure to licorice compound disrupts steroid sex hormone production in ovary

Exposure to licorice compound disrupts steroid sex hormone production in ovary

A study of mouse reproductive tissues finds that exposure to isoliquiritigenin, a compound found in licorice, disrupts steroid sex hormone production in the ovary, researchers report. [More]
Study elucidates why women have higher risk of developing Alzheimer's disease than men

Study elucidates why women have higher risk of developing Alzheimer's disease than men

Women have a two-fold higher risk of developing Alzheimer's disease than men, yet strikingly little is known about how changes in brain function promote this difference -- and how early in midlife those changes can be detected. [More]
Oral vitamin D supplement could reduce risk of severe asthma attacks

Oral vitamin D supplement could reduce risk of severe asthma attacks

A recent Cochrane Review has found evidence from randomised trials, that taking an oral vitamin D supplement in addition to standard asthma medication is likely to reduce severe asthma attacks. [More]
CHEST, ATS release new guidelines for discontinuing mechanical ventilation in critically ill adults

CHEST, ATS release new guidelines for discontinuing mechanical ventilation in critically ill adults

The American College of Chest Physicians and the American Thoracic Society have published new guidelines for discontinuing mechanical ventilation in critically ill adults. [More]
Simple treatment can help relieve majority of back pain

Simple treatment can help relieve majority of back pain

During their lifetime, as many as eight out of ten people experience back pain that lasts more than three days. However, for a vast majority of these people, the pain goes away with simple treatment. [More]
Mount Sinai awarded $10 million grant to explore cellular, molecular mechanisms of GVHD

Mount Sinai awarded $10 million grant to explore cellular, molecular mechanisms of GVHD

Researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have been awarded a $10 million from the National Cancer Institute to explore the cellular and molecular mechanisms of acute graft-versus-host disease (GVHD), a common side effect that occurs after allogeneic bone marrow transplantation (BMT), and to develop novel therapeutic strategies for BMT patients with cancer that begin in the cells of blood-forming tissue or hematologic malignancies. [More]
An inclusive approach to COPD research: an interview with Dr David Leather

An inclusive approach to COPD research: an interview with Dr David Leather

About eight years ago the WHO put out a call saying that we needed data that better represented real world patients. Our ambition was to create evidence earlier in the life cycle of medicine that better represented the population that would... [More]
Health researchers find increasing obesity rates among baseball players

Health researchers find increasing obesity rates among baseball players

Major League Baseball players have become overwhelmingly overweight and obese during the last quarter century, say health researchers. [More]
Can vitamin D reduce asthma attacks? An interview with Professor Adrian Martineau

Can vitamin D reduce asthma attacks? An interview with Professor Adrian Martineau

In the past vitamin D was just thought to be important in regulating calcium homeostasis and bone health as vitamin D deficiency is best known for causing rickets in children and osteomalacia in adults. [More]
Nanoparticle injections may help prevent cartilage degeneration in osteoarthritis patients

Nanoparticle injections may help prevent cartilage degeneration in osteoarthritis patients

Osteoarthritis is a debilitating condition that affects at least 27 million people in the United States, and at least 12 percent of osteoarthritis cases stem from earlier injuries. [More]
Male signals trigger female animals for reproduction but with harmful effects

Male signals trigger female animals for reproduction but with harmful effects

A research team led by a Northwestern University scientist has discovered that male animals, through their invisible chemical "essence," prime female animals for reproduction but with the unfortunate side effect of also hastening females' aging process. [More]
New research could pave way for safe, effective treatment for muscular dystrophy

New research could pave way for safe, effective treatment for muscular dystrophy

New research has shown that the corticosteroid deflazacort is a safe and effective treatment for Duchenne muscular dystrophy. The findings, which appear this month in the journal Neurology, could pave the way for first U.S.-approved treatment for the disease. [More]
Steroids for treating infertility in women may have harmful effects on pregnancy and child

Steroids for treating infertility in women may have harmful effects on pregnancy and child

Researchers at the University of Adelaide are urging doctors and patients to refrain from using a specific steroid treatment to treat infertility in women unless clinically indicated, because of its links to miscarriage, preterm birth and birth defects. [More]
BetterYou welcomes research linking low vitamin D levels to asthma attacks

BetterYou welcomes research linking low vitamin D levels to asthma attacks

A daily oral sunshine spray could be the answer to halving the risk of severe asthma attacks, after a recent study suggested that taking a vitamin D supplement can help by reducing inflammation in the lungs and warding off viruses. [More]
Study looks at criminal element of performance enhancing drug market among bodybuilders

Study looks at criminal element of performance enhancing drug market among bodybuilders

Many bodybuilders illegally sell steroids to help fund their own use of performance and image enhancing drugs and maintain their social status in the weightlifting community, a new academic study has found. [More]
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