Wednesday, 1 Feb 2023

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‘Very young’ and ‘healthy’ man shares the first sign of bowel cancer

Bowel cancer: Dr Amir explains symptoms to look out for We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you’ve consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Symptoms of bowel cancer are […]

Shin splints: An expert explains how to avoid them

So you’re out for a leisurely jog and everything is going great—until you start to feel pain. That distinctive, shooting pain, up your shin. Even when you stop running, every time you put weight on your foot soreness shoots up your lower leg. There’s little doubt: you’ve got shin splints. Shin splints is the term […]

A new tool for studying processes in the cerebellum

Processes in the cerebellum are involved in various diseases that affect motor learning. These can be better investigated using a new tool developed by a Bochum research group: a light-activatable protein that is coupled with part of an excitatory receptor. This optogenetic tool allows light to activate a signaling pathway in neurons of the cerebellum […]

Major study suggests beta-blockers could reduce violent crime

Could beta-blockers prevent violent crimes from happening? Major study suggests heart meds could reduce aggression The drugs that treat high blood pressure may be linked to lower rates of violence UK and Swedish scientists conducted the study involving 1.4 million Swedes   They were associated with a 13% lower risk of being charged with a violent […]

Eating junk food may increase risk of cancer, study finds

We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you’ve consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Eating junk food has been linked to cancer, a new study has found. It says […]

New European Kidney Function Equation: Improvement in Performance?

A new equation for calculating a person’s kidney function — their estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) — worked as well with serum cystatin C as it did with serum creatinine as the biomarker. And in both cases, the new equation was more accurate for gauging renal function compared with the method currently endorsed for widespread routine […]

Care home resident ‘on floor for days covered in urine and faeces’

We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you’ve consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info An autistic care home resident had to be taken to hospital after being stuck on […]

The impact of common viral infections on blood-brain barrier function and insulin sensitivity

A new study published in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences discusses the impact of herpes, influenza, hepatitis, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS‐CoV‐2), and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) viruses on blood-brain barrier (BBB) function and insulin sensitivity, as well as their underlying mechanisms. Study: The Effects of Viruses on […]

Woman, 88, had ‘burning’ eyes due to vitamin A deficiency

Dr Hilary Jones explains importance of vitamin A and D We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you’ve consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Our bodies rely on certain […]

‘I thought my daughter had an insect bite – she died months later’

We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you’ve consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info A mum has told of her devastation after her daughter died just months after her […]

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