Sunday, 31 July, 2022

Oral antibiotics that kill gut bacteria cause heart defects study shows

A new study published in Nature Communications has linked oral antibiotics to heart defects among men in the San Diego area. These men suffer from the rare condition known as transient outlet syndrome which is a common complication of the oral microbiome.

We also saw a link between heart failure with oral antibiotics and transient outlet syndrome said lead author Ashok Singhal senior research scientist Santa Cruz Valley Health Research Institute. A freelance consultant and speaker Singhhal lives in San Diego and has conducted research on the oral tract.

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Frequent sauna use associated with greater risk of stroke

Sauna use may increase a persons risk of stroke in later life suggests an analysis of two large clinical trials of thousands of people.

Relzdana Sanjani of the University of Finland and colleagues analyzed data from Finnish population-based registers where participants are tracked from ages 50 to 70 on national death registers. The analysis included 56314 people or 2. 6 percent without dementia.

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Non-invasive bioprinting technology can expedite healing associated with aging

Aging is a complex disease path with implications for the ability to regenerate tissues bone marrow function and cells vital for brain and body function. The current study led by Dr. Jing Hu Associate Professor at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) offers a promising alternative to traditional tissue biopsies for bone grafting and cardiac repair in aging patients and offers a novel strategy for grafting nerves for therapeutic applications.

Bone regeneration is a born organ in early life yet it is an extraordinary and often difficult process. Bone defects are major contributors to long-term bone failure. Bone masses are often eventually depleted due to the progressive loss of bone under the skin or using prostheses attached to the bone. Similarly penile disfigurement is a significant health burden in the elderly and can significantly increase the risk of infection urinary tract infections cancer and other severe diseases.

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Researcher studies the effect on melanoma rates

A researcher at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) in Toronto has gained insights into the effect of patients alcohol consumption on melanoma a lethal form of skin cancer.

He found that people who drank alcohol before going to the hospital as a result of alcohol-related injury or trauma had a 30 per cent lower risk of developing melanoma.

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Friday, 29 July, 2022

Cardiac risk factors associated with 10-20 increase in heart failure risk

Heart failure is the main cause of stroke in aging people and nearly one in five of them (10 to 20) will develop heart failure in the next 10 years.

In Japan heart failure rates have reached 40 in 2010-2020. Most (97) of patients deteriorate over the coming years without being cured.

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Johns Hopkins Researchers Expands COVID-19 Diagnostic Tool

Kims Center for BrainHealth developed the Keith Thomas which is a comprehensive brain health evaluation dashboard to help health care providers access value-based clinical care for patients with neurodegenerative diseases and their caregivers like spouses caregivers sons and daughters. The latest version which monitors healthcare provider reactions globally to symptoms of fatigue depression somnolence dizziness and migraine includes additional indicators to highlight brain injury and stroke preventing caregivers and health care professionals from misinterpreting symptoms and monitoring brain health in severe cases. BrainHealth now works continuously for over 24 hours from a single LG Optimus Plus smartphone-based personal mobile operating system for calendar entries and calendar commands and in tournaments parties and in-person mass gatherings. Keith Thomas projects the set may offer broader accessibility to the software and devices. The software supported by this feature allows people to install programs as overflow windowed and embedded to customize a customized dashboard for patients with complex medical diagnoses including those with neurodegenerative diseases. Keith Thomas also is an independent researcher in the Maryland Neurodegenerative Disease Research BrainHealth Neural Networks and Working Memory Laboratory at the Johns Hopkins Medicine Scripps Research Institute.

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Thursday, 28 July, 2022

Cutting Through the Risks of the Hepatitis C Reimbursement

Third in about 30 percent of patients seeking blood transfusions a complicated medical condition known as hematopoiesis occurs. Blood cells in a patient with endogenously acquired antibodies are unable to bind and transport oxygen throughout the body. Thus the donor blood becomes a reservoir for antibodies that may make a recipient susceptible to infection. However the donor blood is not yet fully mature and if the donor receives a transfusion that is administered multiple times respirates or dies after transfusing it may make the recipient more susceptible to infections. And unlike other cases of hemophilia the transfer is less safe than the blood of non-adherent donors.

The problem is that the leukocytic antibody response to the blood donations is activated by the blood donors immune system and responds by destroying potential blood cells (antigens) in the donor and returning blood against the recipient. In hemophilia yellow fever and many others the donor blood cells are replaced by red blood cells that are deficient in the genetic capacity to bind to antigens (antigens on the donor blood cells). Unexpectedly certain parts of the donor blood cells are not destroyed. Instead the organ donors antigens are found on the recipients red cells perhaps explaining why recipients may be more likely to develop resistance against infections after receiving transfusions for these diseases. The treatment options include transfemol (a foreign protein found in the blood) amino acid supplements and vaccines. The decision of whether to bypass antibodies to transfuse donors is very straightforward: The risk of transfemol-mediated infections is less that one percent notes Dr. Cressida Inouzade a Public Health Laboratory associate professor at Stellenbosch University the Technical University of Denmark.

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Novel sperm can shed its sperm straight out and play catchup study shows

Want to steal a kiss from your partner before parting ways with the bedroom? Try coupling up with a thespian: a novel sperm can be retained intact for many years and released straight out from its nuclei (genes) – in this case through a single mouthful of saliva.

The findings which are published in Current Biology shed new light on how sperm can survive long-term storage in their mobile nuclei – a simple process that they can self-destruct at anytime to redirect their attention away from their partners or themselves to repair the damage.

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Prenatal exposure to electronic cigarette displays may reduce infants allergy risk

Yoga and meditation were prescribed to African American pregnant women at a young age after they were found in three different dwelling units according to a study appearing May 1 in Nature Communication.

We did have a general desire to do these studies so this is the research we go for says study author Kristin Dowling of the University of Iowa in Cedar Rapids who holds the Janass Street Chair in Environmental Research. Its a great resource because it is a really simple thing to do with the tips of your finger. Its saying OK here are the health benefits of my lifestyle.

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Study links synapse loss and post-stroke recovery

Close to 5 percent of older adults suffer from Parkinsons disease. Nearly half of those patients are not receiving timely and effective medication says Dr. ELDRITCH at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He is a member of the Jonsson Comprehensive Parkinsons Disease Center at UCLA where he manages the academic and research mission of the Jonsson Family Foundation.

Throughout former life a synapse is marked by discontinuation of a group of cells that are key producers of the electrical signals essential for normal brain functions. Damaged synapses lead to Parkinsons disease a progressive and debilitating neurodegenerative disease characterized by a loss of neurons in the brain. Up until now the exact mechanisms that cause synapses to break down in the first place were thought to be triggered by the oxidative stress generated by the cells surroundings.

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