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A new update statement from the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation cautions pulmonary fibrosis patients on current stem cell therapy treatments.   It is widely recognized that the field of regenerative medicine, which includes cell-based therapies such as stem cell treatments, holds a lot of potential for the treatment of pulmonary fibrosis. There continues to be extensive
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Researchers compared the differences between e-cigarettes or nicotine replacement treatments in quitting smoking. They compared the one-year effectiveness of both products. E-cigarettes and nicotine replacement treatments have both been used to help individuals quit smoking. In a recent study published by The New England Journal of Medicine, researchers investigated which method is more effective. For
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Reading Time: 3 minutes A new study evaluated the benefits of green tea polyphenols on glucose regulation and skeletal muscle metabolism in mice with elevated blood glucose levels. Green tea is a popular drink in many parts of the world. The well-recognized benefits of green tea include its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-mutagenic and weight loss properties.
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Reading Time: 3 minutes Ученые оценили пользу грецких орехов для здоровья человека, основываясь на их влиянии на микрофлору кишечника, на образованные под воздействием бактерий желчные кислоты и на маркеры здоровья. В желудочно-кишечном тракте человека в высокой концентрации содержатся различные микроорганизмы, которые могут оказывать как благотворное, так и вредное воздействие. Употребление еды, богатой насыщенными жирами и
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Reading Time: 3 minutes Researchers describe a new method to identify tumor-promoting genes and how it was used to discover potential drug targets for breast cancer treatment.   Oncogenes are genes whose expression promote tumor development. The discovery of oncogenes associated with breast cancer has led to an increased understanding of the disease and to
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Reading Time: 3 minutes Antibiotic resistance is one of the causes of the increased rates of death and disease from bacterial infections across the globe. Researchers conducted an analysis of the bacterial diversity and antibiotic resistance patterns of ecosystems in different indoor environments. Antibiotic resistance is the ability of bacteria to survive when exposed to
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Reading Time: 2 minutes A recent study investigated whether intensive blood pressure control could help prevent dementia in patients with high blood pressure. Dementia is characterized by a loss of cognitive functioning that interferes with the ability to perform daily activities. Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia. Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is the
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Reading Time: 3 minutes Одно из последних исследований направлено на определение связи алкоголя с потерей веса у больных сахарным диабетом второго типа, имеющих избыточный вес или страдающих ожирением.   Люди с диагнозом «сахарный диабет», борющиеся с избыточным весом, тщательно следят за своей диетой. Но как насчет напитков? Замедляет ли употребление алкоголя процесс потери веса у
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Reading Time: 2 minutes According to a recent study controls to maintain a normal blood pressure does not lead to any significant improvements in the maintenance of cognitive function with increasing age.   With blood pressure changes and other pathological changes within the brain matter of Alzheimer’s patients, researchers postulated whether blood pressure control from
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Reading Time: 2 minutes A new study in Demark explores how children who grow up with green surroundings may have a decreased risk of developing various mental disorders later in life. A group of researchers investigated whether there is an association between exposure to green space during childhood and improved mental health in adulthood. They
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Reading Time: 2 minutes Researchers have recently tried to answer the question of why more people with alcohol-related liver disease are having transplants than in previous years. Doctors have noticed a trend over the past 15 years of more people having transplants for alcohol-related liver disease. This begs the questions as to why. Are there
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Reading Time: 2 minutes A recent study in Journal of Cell Biology revealed a new molecular node that could be pharmacologically targeted to treat BRCA-1 deficient ovarian cancers. Environmental stresses can introduce breaks within our genomic DNA. Such errors are highly deleterious to the cells. Therefore our cells deploy multiple genome repair mechanisms in order
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Reading Time: 2 minutes A recent study looked into older patients’ experiences with delirium after surgery, and whether surgical anesthesia administration monitored by brain activity caused this complication. Older patients appear to be more susceptible to delirium as they recover from surgery. Delirium is a state of altered consciousness. As well as having negative effects
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Reading Time: 3 minutes A study published in Maternal and Child Health Journal examined the major factors affecting the level of pregnancy hormones in a large and diverse group of expecting mothers. Embryos exposed to elevated pregnancy hormones are of higher risk at developing reproductive system cancers during their lives. These complications related to cancer,
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Reading Time: 3 minutes A Canadian study conducted at the University of Calgary examined whether screen time habits of toddlers influences development and behavior. Pediatric recommendations clearly state that children under eight years of age should spend no more than one hour a day watching high-quality television. The reality, unfortunately, is quite different. In the
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Reading Time: 3 minutes A new study published in the journal Birth determined whether maternal sleep is associated with the risk of stillbirth. Stillbirth is fetal death at or after 28 weeks of pregnancy. The risk factors for stillbirth include advanced age, obesity, smoking, pre-eclampsia, and diabetes in pregnancy. Being a preventable cause, several studies
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Reading Time: 3 minutes In a recent study, researchers from China, Korea, and the US explored the relationship between a sedentary lifestyle and the risk of young-onset colorectal cancer. Colorectal cancer is a form of cancer that starts in the colon or rectum and is typically diagnosed in later life. However, young-onset colorectal cancer, diagnosed
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Reading Time: 4 minutes Researchers study the role of epigenetic regulation of genes in the development of age-related macular degeneration that is the leading cause of blindness in adults aged above 50 years.   Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of severe vision impairment in older adults. It is estimated that approximately 2
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Reading Time: 2 minutes In a recent study, researchers examine breast cancer recurrence by the creation of two tumor models.   There are a certain group of breast cancer patients who are described to have oestrogen receptor (ER) alpha-positive (ER+) tumors . These tumors are especially resistant to adjuvant oestrogen deprivation therapy because those with
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A recent study analyzed the benefits of statin therapy on reducing cardiovascular events in all age groups, including those aged 75 and older. Statin therapy helps to lower cholesterol and is commonly prescribed to patients at risk of cardiovascular events, such as heart attacks or strokes. There is a lot of evidence demonstrating the benefits
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