Rates of chronic kidney disease, deaths outpace other diseases – Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

Rates of chronic kidney disease, deaths outpace other diseases – Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

Visit the News Hub Condition causing increased suffering, death in younger adults Getty Images An abundance of high-sugar, high-salt foods in many American diets and obesity-related health problems such as diabetes are likely driving an increase in kidney disease cases, including in young adults, according to researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Advances in treating cancer, heart disease and other major health conditions in recent decades have extended life spans…

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CDC warning about disease threat in US from Asian longhorned tick

CDC warning about disease threat in US from Asian longhorned tick

(CBS News) – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is studying potential diseases that could stem from the exotic Asian longhorned tick that has been found in nine states. The tick was first discovered in New Jersey last year. “The full public health and agricultural impact of this tick discovery and spread is unknown,” Ben Beard, Ph.D., deputy director of CDC’s Division of Vector-Borne Diseases, said in a statement. “In other parts of the…

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Federal Report Urges Bigger Fight Against Diseases Caused By Ticks

Federal Report Urges Bigger Fight Against Diseases Caused By Ticks

Federal health officials are calling for a bigger effort to fight tick-borne diseases. In a report earlier this month, an advisory committee for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services called for improved diagnosis, lab testing and treatment, as well as more funding in fighting Lyme disease and other tick-related diseases. And the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this month said that state and local health departments reported a record number of cases of…

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As the world warms, deadly and disfiguring tropical diseases are inching their way toward the U.S.

As the world warms, deadly and disfiguring tropical diseases are inching their way toward the U.S.

Destroying a forest can also spark a pandemic. In West Africa, deforestation displaced bats from their forest habitat into villages such as Meliandou in southern Guinea. There, in 2013, a 2-year-old boy encountered a colony of bats in a hollow tree and contracted Ebola, a disease that would go on to claim his life and the lives of more than 11,000 other people. Source link

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Antibiotic could protect against age-related brain diseases

Antibiotic could protect against age-related brain diseases

An antibiotic, minocycline, can increase the lifespan of roundworms by preventing the build-up of proteins during aging, a study in the open-access journal eLife reports. Protein aggregation causes several progressive age-related brain diseases, including amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and prion disease. This study shows that minocycline prevents this build-up even in older animals with age-impaired stress-response pathways. The number of proteins in a cell is balanced by the rate of protein manufacture and disposal,…

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Global Liver Diseases Treatment Market to 2025

Global Liver Diseases Treatment Market to 2025

Dublin, Nov. 28, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The “Liver Diseases Treatment Market to 2025 – Global Analysis and Forecasts by Diseases, Imaging Modality, and Geography” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. The global liver treatment market is expected to reach US$ 4,883.5 Mn in 2025 from US$ 3,426.8 in 2017. The liver treatment market is estimated to grow with a CAGR of 4.6% from 2018-2025. The imaging modalities covered in the report include, magnetic…

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Living drugs: Engineering bacteria to treat genetic diseases

Living drugs: Engineering bacteria to treat genetic diseases

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Pedro Belda Ferre, University of California San Diego (THE CONVERSATION) A pill containing millions of bacteria ready to colonize… (The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Pedro Belda Ferre, University of California San Diego (THE CONVERSATION) A pill containing millions of bacteria ready to colonize your gut might be a…

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‘Junk DNA’ May Be Responsible for Certain Diseases, Scientists Say

‘Junk DNA’ May Be Responsible for Certain Diseases, Scientists Say

Researchers had long suspected that only a small percentage of DNA is responsible for some of the most significant tasks in the body. But a four-year computational study has found that so-called “junk DNA” may play a bigger part in health. Junk DNA is genomic DNA that does not encode proteins, and it has been called junk because previously researchers didn’t know what it did, if anything. While it accounts for about 97 percent of…

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How research works out what really leads to an increased disease risk

How research works out what really leads to an increased disease risk

A study showed it’s social circumstance, and not biology, that explains most of the differences in the occurrence of diabetes among racial and ethnic groups. Credit: Omar Lopez/Unsplash, CC BY Science is only ever as good as the research that sits behind it. That means the methods we use to conduct science must be robust, repeatable and suitable to the questions we want to ask. When these questions become very complex – for instance,…

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Chemists develop unique nano-grenades to help fight cancer and other diseases- Technology News, Firstpost

Chemists develop unique nano-grenades to help fight cancer and other diseases- Technology News, Firstpost

Indo-Asian News Service Nov 25, 2018 15:07 PM IST Russian chemists have developed a unique “transforming nanoparticle” that can help fight cancer and other diseases. Professor Ekaterina Skorb and her team from ITMO University in St. Petersburg created hollow nanoparticles with a covering of polymer filaments and granules of titanium oxide and silver, the Sputnik reported on 23 November. When illuminated with an infrared laser, the structure of the nanoparticle collapses from heat and oxygen,…

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Over 2,000 die of infectious diseases in China in October

Over 2,000 die of infectious diseases in China in October

A total of 2,138 people died as a result of infectious diseases in China in October, official data showed. The Health News quoted the National Health Commission as saying earlier this week that there were 604,282 cases of infectious diseases reported on the mainland last month. One case of cholera was reported in November and no cases of plague was reported. No fatalities caused by these diseases have been reported, the newspaper report said. Cholera…

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To Crack the Puzzles of Alzheimer’s, a Foundation Takes a Laser Approach — Inside Philanthropy

To Crack the Puzzles of Alzheimer’s, a Foundation Takes a Laser Approach — Inside Philanthropy

As Alzheimer’s disease inflicts an ever rising toll on aging populations in the U.S. and overseas, the race is on for research breakthroughs that can slow the devastating march of this and other neurodegenerative diseases. The latest good news on this front is that the Rainwater Charitable Foundation, one of the largest independent funders of neurodegenerative disease research, recently announced that it is launching the Rainwater Prize Program. The foundation is offering up to $10 million for ground-breaking discoveries, making it…

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Study seeking to identify tick-borne diseases in Indiana

Study seeking to identify tick-borne diseases in Indiana

Female and male black-legged deer ticks carry bacteria that cause Lyme disease as well as other disease-causing pathogens.(Photo: Purdue University) EVANSVILLE, Ind. — Think you’re safe from tick bites in fall and winter outdoors? Not so, says a researcher studying tick-borne diseases in Indiana. “People make the assumption when the weather turns cooler or colder that ticks go away,” said Catherine Hill, a professor of entomology at Purdue University. While the risk for tick bites and infections…

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Regimen design and pharmacokinetic–pharmacodynamic science: lessons learned

Regimen design and pharmacokinetic–pharmacodynamic science: lessons learned

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‘Contact lens’ patch used to treat eye diseases

‘Contact lens’ patch used to treat eye diseases

Researchers from Singapore have developed a contact lens patch type system to deliver drugs to the eye in order to combat various eye conditions… Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) scientists have developed a ‘contact lens’ patch with microneedles that could provide a painless and efficient alternative to current methods of treating eye diseases such as glaucoma and macular degeneration. Current localised treatment methods such as eye drops and ointments are hindered by the eye’s…

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Smart toilets could spot diseases, says health expert

Sameer Berry says that a smart toilet is ‘desperately needed’ to prevent needless deaths Health tracking toilets could be the key to spotting diseases by monitoring and tracking faecal matter. Gastroenterologist Sameer Berry says that a smart toilet is ‘desperately needed’ to track patient’s health data. Although the technology does not exist as of yet, Berry says that he would love to see medical-technologists design hardware with features that monitor and diagnose gastrointestinal disease Examples…

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