Saturday, July 24, 2021

Vision Impairment Associated With Higher Risk of Death

The global population is aging, and so are their eyes. In fact, the number of people with vision impairment and blindness is expected to...

Scientists Identify More Than 140,000 Virus Species in the Human Gut

Viruses are the most numerous biological entities on the planet. Now researchers at the Wellcome Sanger Institute and EMBL's European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) have...

Deep Sleep Aids Brain Waste Removal to Prevent Neurodegenerative Diseases

A new study reaffirms the importance of getting a good night's sleep.  All animals – especially those in the wild – are incredibly vulnerable...

New ‘Skeletal Age’ Calculator Predicts Risk of Bone Fracture, Premature Death

Researchers in Australia have developed a computational model to calculate 'skeletal age', a personalized estimate of an individual's risk of bone fracture and premature...

Parasitic Hookworms May Help Humans Live Longer Lives Free of Chronic...

Parasitic worms could hold the key to living longer and free of chronic disease, according to a review article published in the open-access eLife...

NSAIDs Pain Relievers Like Acetaminophen and Ibuprofen May Blunt Effectiveness of...

New research shows that non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) reduced both antibody and inflammatory responses to SARS-CoV-2 infection in mice. The study appears this week...

Common Amino Acid, Taurine, Helps to Prevent Bacterial Infection

Scientists studying the body's natural defenses against bacterial infection have identified a nutrient – taurine – that helps the gut recall prior infections and...

New Therapy Targets Protein Pathway to Halt Cartilage Degeneration and Reduce...

There is currently no cure for osteoarthritis, but a group of scientists have discovered a method through which a simple knee injection could potentially...

Exposure to Common Food-Borne Pathogen Linked to Rare Brain Cancer

(Fig. 1. Parasitic protozoans Toxoplasma gondii in tachyzoite stage.) A new study suggests a link between Toxoplasma Gondii (T. gondii) infection and the risk of...

Vitamins C and E Linked to 32% Lower Risk of Developing...

People who consume high levels of vitamin C and E in their diet may have a lower risk of Parkinson’s disease than people who...

Ginger Helps Halt Progression of Autoimmune Diseases in Mouse Study

Ginger is well known for its anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative effects, making it a popular natural option for treating inflammatory diseases. Now a new study...

Thailand Approves Use of Andrographis as Herbal Treatment for COVID-19

The Government of Thailand has approved the use of the traditional herb, andrographis (Andrographis paniculata) in a pilot study aimed at reducing the initial...