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Nanoparticle therapy shows promise at preventing fatal newborn lung disease

Nanoparticle therapy shows promise at preventing fatal newborn lung disease

Left: normal mouse lung tissue showing a healthy density of blood vessels. Middle: example of abnormal, diseased tissue with reduced STAT3 activation. Right: tissue from a treated mouse. Green depicts blood vessels; Red, shows activated STAT3. Credit: Cincinnati Children’s A new therapy offers help for a disease so rare and complex that its acronym is …

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Study shows high rates of kidney disease among adults with diabetes

Study shows high rates of kidney disease among adults with diabetes

Dr. Tomás Griffin, consultant endocrinologist specializing in diabetes care at Galway University Hospitals, Honorary Senior Lecturer at NUI Galway and lead researcher on the study, along with Clinical Trial Nurse Michelle Hennessy with patient Brian Curran at UHG. Credit Aengus McMahon. Credit: Aengus McMahon Some 42% of patients attending a dedicated diabetes clinic have signs …

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British Liver Trust calls for action to address rising obesity rates that fuel liver disease crisis

British Liver Trust calls for action to address rising obesity rates that fuel liver disease crisis

Jun 14 2021 The British Liver Trust is calling for greater awareness of a silent yet serious form of fatty liver disease, non-alcohol related steatohepatitis (NASH), as one million adults were reported to have been admitted to hospital with obesity-related conditions in 2020.   Image Credit: British Liver Trust This call for action coincides with …

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Indonesia dengue fever study offers hope in disease battle

Indonesia dengue fever study offers hope in disease battle

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Dengue fever infections dropped dramatically in an Indonesian study where a bacteria was introduced into disease-carrying mosquitoes, offering hope in the battle against an illness that sickens millions annually around the world. Results of the three-year study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine this week, found that infecting dengue-carrying …

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People with 'healthy obesity' are still at increased risk of disease

People with ‘healthy obesity’ are still at increased risk of disease

Credit: CC0 Public Domain A new study published in Diabetologia reveals that having a normal metabolic profile does not mean that a person with obesity is actually healthy (referred to as metabolically healthy obesity), since they face an increased risk of diabetes, heart diseases, strokes, and respiratory diseases. The research was conducted by Dr. Frederick …

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Patients combatting SARS-CoV-2 may develop myocarditis

Improving heart health may reduce the severity of COVID-19 disease

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain High blood pressure, smoking, obesity, heart disease and diabetes are associated with worse outcomes in patients with COVID-19, according to a study published today in European Heart Journal—Quality of Care and Clinical Outcomes, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).1 “Many of the cardiovascular risk factors associated with more …

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US deaths from heart disease and diabetes climbed amid COVID

US deaths from heart disease and diabetes climbed amid COVID

In this Monday, March 30, 2020 file photo, a worker moves items at a Federal Medical Station for hospital surge capacity set up at Temple University’s Liacouras Center in Philadelphia. According to data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in early June 2021, the U.S. saw remarkable increases in the death rates …

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Diets compared for mild-to-moderate crohn disease in adults

Diets compared for mild-to-moderate crohn disease in adults

(HealthDay)—The specific carbohydrate diet (SCD) is not superior to the Mediterranean diet (MD) for the remission of symptoms in adults with mild-to-moderate Crohn disease (CD), according to a study published online May 26 in Gastroenterology. James D. Lewis, M.D., from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, and colleagues randomly assigned 194 adult patients with CD …

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Researchers find new insight on the link between a gene and congenital heart disease

Researchers find new insight on the link between a gene and congenital heart disease

New insight on the link between a gene called SORBS2 and congenital heart disease has been published today in eLife, with findings that may help explain the cause of the disease in some patients. Some people with congenital heart disease are missing part of the long arm of chromosome 4, otherwise known as chromosome 4q. …

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Patients combatting SARS-CoV-2 may develop myocarditis

Researchers identify gene linked to congenital heart disease

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain New insight on the link between a gene called SORBS2 and congenital heart disease has been published today in eLife, with findings that may help explain the cause of the disease in some patients. Some people with congenital heart disease are missing part of the long arm of chromosome 4, otherwise …

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