Researchers identify process cells use to destroy damaged organelles, with links to diseases

Researchers identify process cells use to destroy damaged organelles, with links to diseases

Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have uncovered the mechanism that cells use to find and destroy an organelle called mitochondria that, when damaged, may lead to genetic problems, cancer, neurodegenerative diseases, inflammatory disease, and aging.

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Higher Oxidative Stress Linked to Metabolic Syndrome

Higher Oxidative Stress Linked to Metabolic Syndrome

Increasing odds ratios for metabolic syndrome with increasing quartiles of oxidized LDL after adjustment. Oxidized low-density lipoprotein (ox-LDL) as a proxy for oxidative stress is associated with metabolic syndrome (MetS) and its components, according to a study published online Dec. 19 in Diabetes.

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Low thyroid linked to negative reproductive health of women: Doctors

Low thyroid linked to negative reproductive health of women: Doctors

Low thyroid functioning may be directly linked to negative impact on women's reproductive health, medical experts here said on Monday.

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Shortness of breath could mean potential heart failure, say researchers!

Shortness of breath could mean potential heart failure, say researchers!

Heart failure has numerous symptoms which let you help detect the condition, for example, acute chest pain, chronic coughing or wheezing, fatigue or lightheadedness, nausea, etc.

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World’s first Chikungunya vaccine developed

World’s first Chikungunya vaccine developed

US researchers have developed a vaccine for chikungunya fever made from an insect-specific virus that does not have any effect on people, making the vaccine safe and effective

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Research Article: Rehabilitation Techniques in Dysphagia Management

Research Article: Rehabilitation Techniques in Dysphagia Management

The study assessed the efficacy of old and recent rehabilitation techniques in swallowing such as thermal stimulation, electrical stimulation, acupuncture, oral strengthening, air pulses, Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation

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Snippet: Antiasthmatic Drugs during Pregnancy

Snippet: Antiasthmatic Drugs during Pregnancy

Women with asthma using antiasthmatics during the later part of the pregnancy have an increased risk for obstetric complications and their infants of neonatal complications.

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Review Provides Evidence for Sweet Taste Analgesia in Infants

Review Provides Evidence for Sweet Taste Analgesia in Infants

Despite evidence for sweet taste reducing pain and crying time in neonates, most trials still include placebo/no-treatment arms, according to a review published online Dec. 16 in Pediatrics.

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Pioglitazone Improves Whole-Body Aerobic Capacity in MetS

Pioglitazone Improves Whole-Body Aerobic Capacity in MetS

For adults with metabolic syndrome (MetS), pioglitazone treatment improves whole-body aerobic capacity, according to a study published online Dec. 12 in the Journal of Diabetes Investigation.

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Sugar and sweeteners: How do they affect our appetite?

Sugar and sweeteners: How do they affect our appetite?

Study compares how the human body reacts to natural and artificial non-nutritive sweeteners and sugar

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