Month: October 2019

Psoriatic arthritis is a type of arthritis that is more likely to affect people with psoriasis. People with psoriatic arthritis have joint pain and chronic inflammation. The condition can also cause complications that range from mild to potentially life threatening. While most of the people who develop psoriatic arthritis (PsA) already have psoriasis, it is
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Note that some links may require subscriptions. The Trump administration may allow mint- and menthol-flavored vaping products to stay on the market after all. (Bloomberg) Firefighters aren’t the only ones facing occupational health risks from the wildfires raging in California. (Kaiser Health News) Former Rep. John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.), the longest-serving African American in Congress
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A recent analysis investigated whether consuming dietary fiber and yogurt might be linked to a lower risk of lung cancer. Perhaps surprisingly, the team concludes that it is. Could yogurt and dietary fiber reduce lung cancer risk? A recent paper in the journal JAMA Oncology looks for a relationship between diet and lung cancer. In
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Organic chemists are molecular architects, designing sophisticated structures. As the molecules used in science and medicine become ever more complex, new tools are needed to piece together the building blocks. Now, a Japanese team at Kanazawa University has developed a reaction that links up three components at once using free radical chemistry. Carbon-carbon double bonds,
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Exposure to acetaminophen in the womb may increase a child’s risk for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder and autism spectrum disorder, suggests a study funded by the National Institutes of Health and the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality. The study was conducted by Xiaobing Wang, M.D., of the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public
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Biotech firm Biogen could double its market cap on regulatory approval for its experimental Alzheimer’s drug, aducanumab, CNBC’s Jim Cramer said Wednesday. Biogen, with a $54.1 billion market cap as of Wednesday’s close, “could be worth twice that if all goes well” with the Food and Drug Administration, the “Mad Money” host said. In March,
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SAN ANTONIO — More than half of patients with eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) had objective responses to treatment with an oral formulation of a topical corticosteroid, a randomized, placebo-controlled trial showed. After 12 weeks of treatment budesonide oral suspension (BOS), 53.1% of patients had histologic response (defined by reduced eosinophil count), and 52.6% had symptomatic response
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Gut bacteria, specifically Prevotella histicola, have anti-inflammatory benefits that could help treat autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus and ankylosing spondylitis. Researchers examined the possibility using mice, and more studies are planned. Mayo Clinic rheumatology chair Eric Matteson, M.D., explains why this is a hot area of research.
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Researchers have discovered an immune control switch that could protect the brains of premature babies, who often suffer brain injuries when their immune response goes into overdrive. Through a series of clinical and pre-clinical studies, an international research team has for the first time worked out how to calm down hyperactive microglia, the brain’s immune
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If you buy something through a link on this page, we may earn a small commission. How this works. Caffeine pills are a popular method for boosting short term energy and focus, often during work or study. But do they work and are they safe? Like drinking a cup of coffee, taking a caffeine pill
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Oct 30 2019 CDKL5 Deficiency Disorder (CDD) is a devastating neurodevelopmental disorder caused by mutations in the CDKL5 gene. The Loulou Foundation, a private non-profit foundation dedicated to the development of novel therapeutics for CDD, and Baylor College of Medicine and the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI) at Texas Children’s Hospital have
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Everyone experiences feelings of sadness occasionally, but depression is different. It persists over time and can cause a variety of other symptoms. Depression is a medical condition that affects more than 300 million people globally, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). People sometimes call it clinical depression or major depressive disorder. In this article,
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A Johnson & Johnson building is shown in Irvine, California. Mike Blake | Reuters Johnson & Johnson, which recalled 33,000 bottles of baby powder earlier this month, said Monday it retested its baby powder and found no signs of asbestos that prompted the recall. J&J pulled the powder off of shelves after federal regulators said
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NEW ORLEANS — Nearly 60% of nursing facility residents with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) had low peak inspiratory flow rate (PIFR, <60 L/min), and for most their treatment was substandard, a researcher reported here. Although long-acting bronchodilators (LABD) are the best medications for patients with low PIFR, they were more likely to get short-acting
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In the following video, Rafael Fonseca, M.D., Director of the Cancer Center at Mayo Clinic in Arizona, provides an overview of the condition Multiple Myeloma (a cancer that arises from the blood marrow) and describes treatment options.
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New evidence from a large dataset suggests that, while obesity increases health risks for everyone, women and men with obesity are predisposed to different obesity-related conditions. Share on PinterestThe analysis of a large dataset suggests that women and men face somewhat different obesity-related health risks. Obesity is one of the most common health conditions among
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Patients treated by health care professionals later excluded from the Medicare program for committing fraud and abuse were between 14 to 17 percent more likely to die than similar patients treated by non-excluded physicians, nurses, and other professionals, according to a new study from researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The study
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