Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Mouth Bacteria Linked to Joint Infection, Failure of Artificial Joints —

Researchers have discovered bacteria that normally resides on teeth in the synovial fluid of patients requiring joint replacement surgery. The study from the Case...

Herpes Virus, Cold Sores Blocked by Abalone ‘Blue Blood’ Protein

Abalone are edible, blue-blooded sea snails, and scientists have now found that the protein that makes their blood blue can also block the herpes...

Methylene Blue Reverses Human Cell Aging, Treats Progeria Symptoms in New...

University of Maryland (UMD) researchers report that methylene blue (MB), a common chemical with a 120-year-long history of diverse applications, can treat progeria, a rare genetic disease...

Vitamin B Levels in Pregnancy Linked to Increased Eczema Risk in...

Infants whose mothers had a higher level of a particular type of vitamin B during pregnancy have a lower risk of eczema at age...

Chilean Sea Bass Contains Higher Levels of Mercury Than Previously Thought

Chilean sea bass is associated with higher levels of methylmercury, a highly toxic substance that fish absorb at a greater rate — but not in...

New Implantable “Sleep Pacemaker” for Obstructive Sleep Apnea

University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical Center is among the first in the United States to begin offering a new FDA-approved treatment for obstructive sleep...

Breakthrough “Cling-Wrap” Biomaterial Protects Burn Victims Against Infection

Wrapping wound dressings around fingers and toes can be tricky, but for burn victims, guarding them against infection is critical. Now scientists have reported on the...

Low Vitamin D Levels Linked to Severe Heart Disease

Results Suggest Vitamin D Deficiency is Cause – Not Consequence – of Atherosclerosis Vitamin D deficiency is an independent risk factor for heart disease, and...

Common Antidepressant Clogs Arteries (Coronary Atherosclerosis) Six-Fold in Animal Study

A commonly prescribed antidepressant caused up to a six-fold increase in atherosclerosis plaque in the coronary arteries of non-human primates, according to a study...

Misleading Niacin Study, or What Happens to Patients on a Witches...

Sandwiched between the constant slew of drug advertisements that fill most of the scant 30 minutes that pass as evening ‘news’ on national broadcast...

Autism Researchers Discover Genetic ‘Rosetta Stone’

Distinct sets of genetic defects in a single neuronal protein can lead either to infantile epilepsy or to autism spectrum disorders (ASDs), depending on...

Restricting Late Day Feeding Reduces Appetite, Speeds Weight Loss

University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers are trying to find out whether changing a person's eating schedule can help them lose weight and burn...