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Immune system's response to Zika may cause nerve damage: Study

Posted by on Dec 16, 2017 in Immune System | 0 comments

Immune system's response to Zika may cause nerve damage: Study 27, 2017 — Nerve-related complications of Zika infection may be caused by the immune system's response to the virus, not the virus itself, according to a new study. Zika is spread primarily via the bite of an infected mosquito, but it may also be transmitted by blood transfusion or sexual contact.See Original Article Radiation and the immune system: current knowledge and future perspectives At present the opinions about the interaction between ionizing radiation and the immune system are largely controversial. For long, high dose ionizing radiation was considered as net immune suppressing mainly due to the exquisite radiosensitivity of the lymphoid system. While this increased …See Original Article ASU scientists discover gut bacteria in bees spread antibiotic-resistant genes to each other How will humans survive serious infections in the future if we're running out of tools today to fight them? Antibiotic resistance among disease-causing bacteria is of global concern, as some last-resort drugs can no longer cure common illnesses such as urinary tract infections. honey bee Different gut …See Original Article Pets can improve health, mood “These are calming hormones in the body which can slow heart rate and breathing, and inhibits the body from increased stress hormones that often cause a compromised immune system. Anything that helps the body stay in a calm place is good.” Pets are often a main reason people with cancer and …See Original...

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Cinnamon turns up the heat on fat cells

Posted by on Dec 12, 2017 in Improved Digestion | 0 comments

Cinnamon turns up the heat on fat cells New research has determined how a common holiday spice — cinnamon — might be enlisted in the fight against obesity.See Original Article Farm to school program boosts fruit, veggie intake It’s one thing to offer students fruits and vegetables for school lunch; it’s another for them to actually eat them. Children who attend schools with Farm to School programs eat more fruits and vegetables, new research shows.See Original Article Babies that feed themselves have no increased risk of choking, study suggests New research suggests that letting babies feed themselves solid foods from as young as six months does not increase the risk of them choking compared to spoon-feeding them.See Original Article Research on reversing negative effects of maternal obesity A drug that increases energy metabolism may lead to a new approach to prevent obesity in children born to overweight mothers, researchers have found.See Original...

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7 Super Fruits You Must Eat For Super Health

Posted by on Dec 5, 2017 in Diseases of Aging | 0 comments

7 Super Fruits You Must Eat For Super Health Noni fruit to check high blood pressure: This tiny South East Asian fruit offers big health benefits for your heart. It packs an amazing antioxidant punch, fights inflammation in the body and is known to help reduce bad cholesterol levels. Health experts suggests that you must drink fresh noni juice every …See Original Article Is It Time to Put Down Soul Food? Last Thanksgiving, 36,729 people visited the emergency room, including many with high blood pressure who had gorged themselves on highly-salted …See Original Article “Diabetes Was Eating Me Alive” Says Hip Hop Mogul Jus Bleezy For generations, internal illnesses such as stress, diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease have plagued our people, and with all the knowledge available to us, we still choose to ignore our internal issues, which later have a devastating impact on our quality of life. “I'm no different, says Bleezy.See Original Article Aneroid Blood Pressure Monitor: Why and How Should You Use One? High blood pressure is a chronic disorder which has to be kept under control to ensure that the ensuing ailments stay at bay. The class of drug and the dosage used to control the condition will often depend on the Continue reading Aneroid Blood Pressure Monitor: Why and How Should You Use One?→ Aneroid Blood Pressure Monitor: Why and How ShouldSee Original...

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Omics Researchers Pursue a Better Flu Vaccine

Posted by on Dec 2, 2017 in Immune System | 0 comments

Omics Researchers Pursue a Better Flu Vaccine “We don't understand how the immune system fights influenza.” A month ago, the New York-based Human Vaccines Project kicked off the Universal Influenza Vaccine Initiative, an effort led by Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Researchers from the University of California, San Diego, the Scripps …See Original Article "Super hero blood" helps 7-year-old boy battle rare genetic disease ALD prevents Veneklase from going to school or playing outside — his immune system can't handle it. “We're here nonstop until we make our daily doctor appointments,” said Veneklase's dad, Scot. “Most hospitals don't even know what ALD is,” his mother, Priscilla, added. Priscilla says she didn't find …See Original Article Researchers use CRISPR to create the world's tiniest tape recorder Per the research, the CRISPR-Cas adaptation system naturally copies snippets of DNA of invading viruses so that the immune system can respond more effectively to future invaders. In a statement, researcher Harris Wang, said the “CRISPR-Cas system is a natural biological memory device.”.See Original Article Scientists Use CRISPR to Turn E.Coli Bacteria into Microscopic Tape Recorder Wang and the team used CRISPR-Cas, an immune system found in certain species of bacteria, to edit a plasmid into E.coli's DNA. These edits gave the bacteria the ability to replicate itself when exposed to a specific signal. Another plasmid was then modified and added to act as a reference when the …See Original...

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Researchers uncover link between immune function and osteoarthritic pain and progression

Posted by on Nov 30, 2017 in Inflammation | 0 comments

Researchers uncover link between immune function and osteoarthritic pain and progression If we can target these monocytes in OA, we may be able to slow down disease progression or decrease the risk of other chronic inflammatory diseases,” she said. Chronic inflammation and osteoarthritis has been linked to an increased risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes and depression among adults …See Original Article Endogenous protein reverses scarring in the lungs The endogenous protein RAGE, which has usually been negatively associated with chronic inflammation and diabetic complications, plays a major role in the repair of DNA damage – and also appears to heal tissue damaged as a result of accelerated cell senescence. This molecular mechanism was …See Original Article Increased oral pathogens, decreased bacterial diversity predict precancerous stomach cancer … Accumulating evidence suggests that chronic inflammation caused by oral bacterial infections may contribute to the development and progression of …See Original Article Possible cure for chronic osteoporosis found Possible cure for chronic osteoporosis found … there is no way to cure it once bone loss occurs because of chronic inflammation,” said Professor Min.See Original...

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Monitoring Glucose

Posted by on Nov 28, 2017 in Diseases of Aging | 0 comments

Monitoring Glucose Monitoring Glucose Article by Angelo Alford The glucose meter is a device that is used to measure the blood levels of glucose. This device also known as a glucometer is basically employed by folks who have been diagnosed with diabetes Continue reading Monitoring Glucose→ Monitoring Glucose See Original Article Column: Keeping an eye on blood pressure … talk about gardening, and speaking of gardening, you wouldn't believe my rosemary plant I bought the spring before last at a box store in a tiny pot. It now comes up to my shoulder, and believe it or not, it has more than a dozen of the smallest little blue flowers on it. Most people kill their rosemary plant.See Original Article It's the Grim Reality of Frequent Work Travel: Health Problems Not just C.E.O.s but the more modest businessperson — think of junior … start to become things like high blood pressure and diabetes and obesity.See Original Article Quenching The Thirst For Good Health A local wellness initiative aimed at encouraging school children to drink more water and fewer sugary drinks has received a major financial boost. … Additionally, at least 34 percent of the population is classified as obese, and type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure are at near epidemic levels statewide …See Original...

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