Chronic kidney disease of undetermined causes described originally in Central America and Sri Lanka

Chronic kidney disease of undetermined causes (CKDu), initially reported among agricultural communities in Central America and Sri Lanka, is also present in India, particularly in Southern rural areas, and could be common in other tropical and subtropical rural settings. These are the main conclusions of a new study published in BMJ Open. CDKu is considered an epidemic in Central America […]

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Better understanding of home care needed, says N.B. Health Council

New findings from the New Brunswick Health Council show that gaps exist in home care satisfaction across the province. Stéphane Robichaud, chief executive officer of the NBHC, says it’s not simply a matter of rural versus urban communities. According to Robichaud, fingers are often pointed at a lack of resources, but that isn’t necessarily the case. “We also look at […]

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How chronic stress boosts cancer cell growth

Chronic stress, which a person has consistently over a long period of time, affects mental and emotional well-being as well as physical health. Studies have tied chronic stress to accelerated cognitive impairment, a higher risk of heart problems, and problems with gut health. Previous research also suggests that exposure to stress could speed up the growth of cancer through its […]

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The standard diagnostic test for chronic cystitis have been ineffective

Urinary tract infections (cystitis and pyelonephritis) are of great prevalence, but their accurate diagnosis is often difficult. The authors of the new study argue that the standard methods for the detection of bacteria in urine does not give accurate results in most chronic patients. Each year urinary tract infections (UTI) faces about 150-200 million people worldwide. Many people, especially young […]

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Researchers developing nonopioid drug for chronic pain

Researchers from the Virginia Tech School of Neuroscience are teaming with the University of California San Diego and the U.S. National Institutes of Health to develop a drug—now in its earliest stages—that can treat certain types of chronic pain without the addictive consequences of opioids. The drug compound, known as ML351, was discovered by researchers from the NIH, part of […]

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7 things that will happen if you abandon gluten

The rejection gluten is one of today’s most popular methods of weight reduction. Many experts argue that such experiments are extremely useful for the body. But is it really? Let’s analyze in detail the pros and cons. You will not lose weightA gluten-free diet is not synonymous with low calorie. In order to preserve the texture and taste, many products […]

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A look at how colds and chronic disease affect DNA expression

We’re all born with a DNA sequence that encodes (in the form of genes) the very traits that make us, us—eye color, height, and even personality. We think of those genes as unchanging, but in reality, the way they are expressed, or turned into proteins, which are the workhorses of our molecular selves, is regularly in flux. Many of those […]

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Scientists have learned another danger of salt

Scientists at Yale University (USA) found that eating large amounts of salt leads to increased risk of developing multiple sclerosis. The study is published in a press release on MedicalXpress. Experts found that if the concentration of salt in human cells the activation of the Wnt signaling pathway, which leads to disruption of regulatory T-cells that produce cytokines interferon-gamma and […]

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