Category: Disease and Conditions

Study finds 90 percent of American men overfat

Public Release: 24-Jul-2017   New research shows that the overfat pandemic is alarmingly prevalent in developed countries where up to 90 percent of adult males and 50 percent children may suffer from this condition Frontiers   Caption Rather than thinking of these disorders as separate, individual clinical problems, […]

Genes that lead to coronary disease are need for fertility

Public Release: 22-Jun-2017 Human genes for coronary artery disease make them more prolific parents Genome-wide scans suggest that natural selection keeps these genes in the population as they benefit childbearing capacity PLOS Coronary artery disease may have persisted in human populations because the genes that cause this late-striking […]

Medical ethics under Nazism

Public Release: 4-May-2017 Lessons in inhumanity   Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin Did Nazi-era physicians study medical ethics? Does the concept of medical ethics exist independently of political systems? These were the questions driving Dr. Florian Bruns of Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin and Dr. Tessa Chelouche from the University […]

Reversing aging now possible!

Public Release: 3-Apr-2017   World’s first to confirm that as cell aging progresses DGIST (Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology)   IMAGE: Discovering the key to revealing the secret of reversible aging recovery. Credit: DGIST DGIST’s research team discovered substances that can induce reversible aging* recovery and […]

Abuse accelerates puberty in children

Public Release: 28-Mar-2017   Penn State   While it has long been known that maltreatment can affect a child’s psychological development, new Penn State research indicates that the stress of abuse can impact the physical growth and maturation of adolescents as well. Jennie Noll, director of the Child […]

Giving birth may be riskier today than in the past

Public Release: 16-Mar-2017 Wiley A new article explores how the double burden of malnutrition and the global obesity epidemic may be reshaping obstetrical difficulties experienced by women. Malnutrition in socioeconomically challenged populations can alter growth and reduce both stature and the dimensions of the pelvis in women while […]

More transparency at FDA needed, researchers say

Public Release: 13-Mar-2017   Writing in JAMA, group outlines recommendations for release of regulatory information, analysis and study data Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health   As the new administration considers the future direction of the Food and Drug Administration, a group of leading researchers has […]

The cold exterminated all of them

Public Release: 6-Mar-2017   Through age determinations that are using the radioactive decay of uranium, scientists have discovered that one of the greatest mass extinctions was due to an ice age and not to a warming of Earth temperature Université de Genève   Caption Permian-Triassic boundary in shallow […]

Nearly half of Americans will develop pre-existing cardiovascular disease costing more than $1 trillion by 2035

Public Release: 14-Feb-2017 Cardiovascular disease costs will exceed $1 trillion by 2035 Nearly half of Americans will develop pre-existing cardiovascular disease conditions, analysis by RTI International shows RTI International   RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC – A new study projects that by 2035, cardiovascular disease, the most costly and […]

Experts claim “ There is no threshold for LDL cholesterol below which there are no net benefits of statins “

Public Release: 18-Jan-2017 Experts urge for wider prescription of statins in treatment and prevention Link to diabetes is questionable and inconsequential Florida Atlantic University World-renowned researchers from the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University as well as Harvard Medical School address the possible but […]

Pediatric Diabetes Doubles in just 4 years

Public Release: 12-Jan-2017 Type 2 diabetes shows marked increase in pediatric population Claims with type 2 diabetes diagnosis more than doubled in youth from 2011 to 2015 FAIR Health   Caption Private health insurance claim lines with a type 2 diabetes diagnosis more than doubled in the pediatric […]

Saturated fat could be good for you ?

“Participants on the very-high-fat diet also had substantial improvements in several important cardiometabolic risk factors, such as ectopic fat storage, blood pressure, blood lipids (triglycerides), insulin and blood sugar.” Public Release: 2-Dec-2016 A Norwegian study challenges the long-held idea that saturated fats are unhealthy The University of Bergen […]

Reconditioning the brain to overcome fear

Public Release: 21-Nov-2016   Researchers have discovered a way to remove specific fears from the brain University of Cambridge   Researchers have discovered a way to remove specific fears from the brain, using a combination of artificial intelligence and brain scanning technology. Their technique, published in the inaugural […]

Forced Electroshock therapy alive and well in Canada

Canadian Patients Fight Forced Electroshock By DARRYL GREER       VANCOUVER, B.C. (CN) — A retired nurse, a Harvard-educated musician and others sued British Columbia this week, claiming it forcibly subjects mental health patients to electroconvulsive therapy and drugs with dangerous side effects, in violation of the Canadian Constitution.     […]

Research reveals artificial thyroid cancer epidemic

Public Release: 6-Sep-2016   Australian National University IMAGE: This image shows Associate Professor Suhail Doi (left) and Dr. Luis Furuya-Kanamori from the Research School of Population Health at The Australian National University. Credit: Stuart Hay, ANU Research led by The Australian National University (ANU) has found doctors around […]