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Electrical chip removes nanoparticles from blood

Electrical chip removes nanoparticles from blood

Electrical chip removes nanoparticles from blood Engineers have developed chip-based technology that uses an oscillating electrical field to quickly and easily isolate nanoparticles from blood. This lab set up shows the chip being used to separate nanoparticles from a drop of blood plasma. Image credit: Ibsen/UC San Diego In the […]

Brain Freeze: What Is It? Scientists Explain

Brain Freeze: What Is It? Scientists Explain

Brain Freeze: What Is It? Scientists Explain 4.515 Harvard Medical School scientists who say they have a better idea of what causes brain freeze, believe that their study could eventually pave the way to more effective treatments for various types of headaches, such as migraine-related ones, or pain caused by […]

Hip, knee replacement for osteoarthritis raises risk of heart attack

Hip, knee replacement for osteoarthritis raises risk of heart attack

Hip, knee replacement for osteoarthritis raises risk of heart attack 4 Patients with osteoarthritis who undergo a total knee or hip replacement may be at greater short-term risk of heart attack, according to new research. Patients with knee osteoarthritis who had a total knee replacement were found to be at […]

How uterus checks embryo reveals why some do not implant

How uterus checks embryo reveals why some do not implant

How uterus checks embryo reveals why some do not implant 53 Fertility experts have discovered how the uterus performs quality control on a new embryo before determining whether to accept it. They hope the discovery will help develop new techniques to improve the success rate of IVF. The team, from […]

Seasonal affective disorder: first human gene mutation discovered

Seasonal affective disorder: first human gene mutation discovered

Seasonal affective disorder: first human gene mutation discovered 42 Seasonal affective disorder is believed to be triggered by seasonal changes in daylight, with the condition most prevalent during winter months. But what makes certain people more susceptible to such changes? Researchers say they have uncovered a gene mutation that could […]

Antibiotics For Urinary Tract Infection Better Than Nature’s Cranberries

Antibiotics For Urinary Tract Infection Better Than Nature’s Cranberries

Antibiotics For Urinary Tract Infection Better Than Nature’s Cranberries 51 Cranberry capsules and juices have long been a solid home remedy for many internal ailments and in particular for women suffering from urinary tract infections (UTI). However, manufactured medicines may be a better alternative than nature’s way, according to a […]

Low-carb, high-fat diets may reduce epilepsy seizures

Low-carb, high-fat diets may reduce epilepsy seizures

Low-carb, high-fat diets may reduce epilepsy seizures 4.51 Approximately 60-65% of patients with epilepsy become seizure free with antiepileptic drug treatment. The remaining 35% are resistant to medications. However, a review of current research published in Neurology presents a promising alternative treatment for epileptic seizure reduction – diets high in […]

C-EARLY: certolizumab pegol effective in early rheumatoid arthritis

C-EARLY: certolizumab pegol effective in early rheumatoid arthritis

C-EARLY: certolizumab pegol effective in early rheumatoid arthritis 174 Certolizumab pegol used with methotrexate is beneficial for treating patients with early active rheumatoid arthritis and poor prognostic factors who have not previously been treated with disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs, according to the C-EARLY trial. This finding was presented at the American […]

Cholesterol Linked With Type 2 Diabetes

Cholesterol Linked With Type 2 Diabetes

Cholesterol Linked With Type 2 Diabetes 4.512 An international team of scientists have discovered a possible link between accumulation of cholesterol and type 2 diabetes. The study was based at Canada’s Vancouver Child and Family Research Institute at the University of British Columbia, and is published online in Nature Medicine. […]

Water On The Knee (Knee Effusion): Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

Water On The Knee (Knee Effusion): Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

Water On The Knee (Knee Effusion): Causes, Symptoms and Treatments 413 Knee effusion, colloquially known as water on the knee, occurs when excess fluid accumulates in or around the knee joint. There are many common causes for the swelling, including arthritis, injury to the ligaments or meniscus, or when fluid […]

Weightlifting May Increase Glaucoma Risk

Weightlifting May Increase Glaucoma Risk

Weightlifting May Increase Glaucoma Risk 410 If you are a regular weightlifter perhaps you should bear in mind that you could be increasing your chances of developing glaucoma, a condition that can make you blind, say Brazilian researchers. The scientists found that weightlifting is associated with a temporary increase in […]

Cataracts: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

Cataracts: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

Cataracts: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments 426 Cataracts are cloudy areas in the lens inside the eye – which is normally clear. They are said to be the leading cause of vision loss in people over the age of 40. Cataracts can develop in one or both eyes. If they develop […]

Could yogurt help lower high blood pressure?

Could yogurt help lower high blood pressure?

Could yogurt help lower high blood pressure? 51 Yogurt may have a beneficial effect on women’s blood pressure, especially when part of a healthy diet. The study shows that women who consumed five or more servings of yogurt a week – especially as part of a healthy diet – had […]

Parkinson’s brain implant approved by FDA

Parkinson’s brain implant approved by FDA

Parkinson’s brain implant approved by FDA 3.5 The US Food and Drug Administration have given approval to an implantable brain stimulation device for reducing the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease and essential tremor when medication alone is unable to provide adequate relief. The new device helps to reduce symptoms of Parkinson’s […]

More than salt, sugars may contribute to high blood pressure

More than salt, sugars may contribute to high blood pressure

More than salt, sugars may contribute to high blood pressure 41 New evidence published in the online journal Open Heart suggests that added sugars probably matter more than dietary sodium for risk of hypertension and cardiovascular disease. Research implicates sugars, and particularly the monosaccharide fructose, as playing a major role […]

Studies Highlight Cocoa’s Remarkable Health Properties

Studies Highlight Cocoa’s Remarkable Health Properties

Studies Highlight Cocoa’s Remarkable Health Properties 4.530 Two recent studies suggest compounds in natural cocoa have significant health-giving properties. One study by Prof Norman K. Hollenberg from Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, US was published in the International Journal of Medical Sciences. Hollenberg spent years […]