Vegetarian diet puts women at risk of hip fracture

We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you’ve consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info The study, using hospital records going back 20 years, found vegetarian women had a 33 per cent higher fracture risk […]

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New drug can fight off 300 different types of superbugs

Is end of superbugs in sight? New drug can fight off 300 different types of antibiotic-resistant bacteria New drug appears to kill off resistant bacteria that causes pneumonia and UTIs  Infections are usually near-impossible to treat because of antibiotic resistance  Researchers say the drug could one day be used to treat infections in humans Scientists have developed a drug that […]

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Monoclonal antibody reduces asthma attacks in urban youth

A National Institutes of Health clinical trial has found that a monoclonal antibody, mepolizumab, decreased asthma attacks by 27% in Black and Hispanic children and adolescents who have a form of severe asthma, are prone to asthma attacks and live in low-income urban neighborhoods. This population has been underrepresented in previous clinical trials of asthma therapeutics. The findings were published […]

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High school athletes in contact sports more likely to misuse prescription stimulants throughout their 20s

High school seniors who play contact sports are roughly 50% more likely to misuse prescription stimulants in the next decade after graduation, compared to those who do not participate in these types of sports, a new University of Michigan study found. Overall, 12th-graders who take part in sports—both contact or non-contact—are more likely than non-athletes to misuse prescription stimulants in […]

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Low-Level Light Therapy Cap Shows Subtle Effects on Central Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia

A low-level light therapy cap may be a safe, convenient treatment for some patients with central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia, though the treatment effects from a small prospective trial appear to be subtle. Central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia (CCCA) is a form of scarring hair loss with unknown etiology and no known cure that affects mainly women of African descent. Dr Amy […]

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Discovering a major contributor to Alzheimer’s disease

Research led by Drs. Yuhai Zhao and Walter J Lukiw at the LSU Health New Orleans Neuroscience Center and the Departments of Cell Biology and Anatomy, Neurology and Ophthalmology, reports for the first time a pathway that begins in the gut and ends with a potent pro-inflammatory toxin in brain cells contributing to the development of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). They […]

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Tobramycin Tames Infection in Bronchiectasis

Nebulized tobramycin significantly reduced the density of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in sputum and improved quality of life for adults with bronchiectasis in a study with more than 300 individuals. Chronic P aeruginosa infection remains a challenge for bronchiectasis patients, and treatment options are limited, write Wei-jie Guan, MD, of the First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China, and […]

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