Curbing Chronic Inflammation Helps Reduce Illness

The authors describe how persistent and severe inflammation in the body plays a key role in heart disease, cancer, diabetes, kidney disease, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, and autoimmune and neurodegenerative…

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Wilms’ Tumor: Root Cause of Childhood Kidney Cancer Discovered

Genomic sequencing of normal kidney tissue and that of tumors, identified patches of kidney tissue that were apparently normal, but contained mutations (changes) in the DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) that could…

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Young People With IBD More Likely to Develop Viral Infections

The study identified clinically active IBD and thiopurines (a class of immunomodulators used to treat an estimated 60% of IBD patients2) as the main drivers of infection. Despite the highest…

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Preterm Births are More Likely When Dads Live in Lower-income Areas

The rate of early preterm births was three times higher when fathers lived in lower-income neighborhoods, regardless of the mother's age, marital status, education, and race or ethnicity.‘Socio-economic status is…

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Experimental Drug For Liver Disease NASH Awaiting FDA Approval

The drug therapy is pending approval from the Food and Drug Administration. Findings from the interim analysis of the REGENERATE study, sponsored by Intercept Pharmaceuticals, will publish in the medical…

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Common Heart Drugs Cause Less Heart Damage Linked to Chemotherapy

For every ten patients with breast or haematological cancer treated with heart drugs, one case of cardiotoxicity could be avoided.‘Cardioprotective drugs when habitually prescribed in patients with cancer, could reduce…

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Depression Is Seen In Around one-third of Lung Cancer Patients

For many of these patients -- particularly those with severe symptoms -- depression occurs in a toxic blend of high levels of anxiety, traumatic stress, impaired day-to-day functioning and significant…

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Snow Blindness: Prevention and Treatment for Sunburned Eyes

Wrong. Sunburn is caused by excessive ultraviolet (UV) light exposure. The amount of the sun's UV light that reaches us is highest over the summer months, but is still present…

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Rural Women at Greater Risk of Life-threatening Pregnancy Complications

Maternal deaths and deliveries requiring emergency, life-saving treatment are increasing among both rural and urban residents, up from 109 to 152 per 10,000 childbirth hospitalizations, the new research finds. ‘Rural…

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