Compound found in some vegetables may reduce diabetes-related kidney damage

New research conducted in rats suggests a compound that gives some cruciferous vegetables their pungent taste could help to reverse kidney problems associated with diabetes. It is estimated that about one-quarter of people with diabetes will eventually develop diabetic nephropathy, a gradual loss of kidney function eventually requiring dialysis. The condition is a leading cause of chronic kidney disease in […]

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Indian COVID variant found in Switzerland: health authority

A first case of the COVID-19 variant contributing to the exploding outbreak in India has been detected in Switzerland, the public health authority said Saturday. “The first case of the Indian variant of COVID-19 has been discovered in Switzerland,” Switzerland’s Federal Office of Public Health (BAG) said in a tweet. The virus variant was found in “a passenger who arrived […]

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Racial, ethnic disparities found in diagnosis, treatment of ADHD

(HealthDay)—There are racial and ethnic disparities evident in the diagnosis and treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a study published online March 1 in JAMA Network Open. Yu Shi, M.D., M.P.H., from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and colleagues explored differences in rates of diagnosis and treatment of ADHD among children by race and ethnicity using insurance claims […]

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Research identifies obesity and infection link, as well as treatment found on healthy human skin

The list of diseases and conditions complicated by obesity is a long one; it includes heart disease, cancer, diabetes and impaired wound healing, as well as skin infections. It is not always clear, however, in what way this complication is caused. New research from the School of Pharmaceutical Science at Xiamen University and the Gallo Lab at UC San Diego […]

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White matter changes in brain found in frontotemporal dementia

Areas of brain damage called white matter hyperintensities are commonly linked to vascular health problems. They have also been linked to Alzheimer’s disease. Now a new study has shown that white matter hyperintensities are also found in frontotemporal dementia. The study is published in the February 17, 2021, online issue of Neurology. Frontotemporal dementia, which often affects people under the […]

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Link found between time perception, risk for developmental coordination disorder

Neuroscientists at McMaster University have found a link between children who are at risk for developmental coordination disorder (DCD), a common condition that can cause clumsiness, and difficulties with time perception such as interpreting changes in rhythmic beats. Accurate time perception is crucial for basic skills such as walking and processing speech and music. “Many developmental disorders, including dyslexia or […]

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Live Updates: China says it found COVID-19 on packaging of frozen imports

New coronavirus restrictions implemented across US ahead of holiday Fox News correspondent Laura Ingle joins ‘Special Report’ with the latest from Malverne, N.Y. China has increased the testing of frozen foods after the country said it has repeatedly discovered the coronavirus on imported products and their packaging, The most recent instance saw frozen shrimp imported from an Ecuadorian company banned for one […]

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Mediterranean diet found to lower blood pressure in older adults in U.S.

Eating a diet similar to the Mediterranean diet is associated with lower blood pressure among U.S. adults, according to a study by University of Maine and the University of South Australia researchers. The study, conducted by researchers Fayeza Ahmed, Benjamin Guenther and Merrill Elias at UMaine, and Alexandra Wade and Karen Murphy at the University of South Australia was published […]

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Rare trench fever found among Denver’s homeless population

By Markian Hawryluk, Kaiser Health News Dr. Michelle Barron, medical director of infection prevention and control at UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital, received an unusual call last month from the microbiology lab: Confirmation of the third case this year of trench fever, a rare condition transmitted by body lice that plagued soldiers during World War I. Barron’s epidemiological training kicked in. […]

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