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2014-04-25 08:53:11

Lower weight babies and babies who aren't breastfed or not breastfed for long are at greater risk of developing chronic inflammation and related health problems later in life, according to a new study. "There were good reasons to hypothesize that breastfeeding was important to influencing levels of inflammation in adulthood," says Thomas McDade (Northwestern University), a CIFAR (Canadian Institute for Advanced Research) fellow in the Child & Brain Development program. "It changes the...

Rural Microbes Could Boost The Health Of City Dwellers
2014-04-24 03:26:09

University of Colorado at Boulder The greater prevalence of asthma, allergies and other chronic inflammatory disorders among people of lower socioeconomic status might be due in part to their reduced exposure to the microbes that thrive in rural environments, according to a new scientific paper. The article, published in the journal Clinical & Experimental Immunology, argues that people living in urban centers who have less access to green spaces may be more apt to have chronic...

2014-04-18 13:44:32

The presence of chronic inflammation in benign prostate tissue was associated with high-grade, or aggressive, prostate cancer, and this association was found even in those with low prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels, according to a study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. An analysis of prostate tissue biopsies collected from some participants of the placebo arm of the Prostate Cancer Prevention...

2014-04-18 12:07:29

Children in Mali (and many other regions where malaria is common) are infected with malaria parasites more than 100 times a year, but they get sick with malaria fever only a few times. To understand how the immune system manages to prevent malaria fever in most cases, Peter Crompton, from the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and colleagues in the US and in Mali, analyzed immune cells from healthy children before the malaria season and from the same children after...

2014-04-18 10:09:07

New insight has the potential to improve treatment for the condition In a review published in the April issue of Immunity, Kevin J. Tracey, MD, president of The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, says it's time to take a fresh look at the medical community's approach to treating sepsis, which kills millions worldwide every year, including more than 200,000 Americans. Sepsis occurs when molecules released into the bloodstream to fight an injury or infection trigger inflammation...

2014-04-17 09:49:59

Six months off may not be long enough for the brains of football players to completely heal after a single season, putting them at even greater risk of head injury the next season. "I don't want to be an alarmist, but this is something to be concerned about," said Jeffrey J. Bazarian, M.D., associate professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and lead author of the study, published in PLOS ONE. "At this point we don't know the...

2014-04-17 09:48:21

Findings may advance efforts to better manage the infection A team of scientists led by Johns Hopkins and Stanford University researchers has laid the groundwork for understanding how variations in immune responses to Lyme disease can contribute to the many different outcomes of this bacterial infection seen in individual patients. A report on the work appears online April 16 in PLOS One. "Physicians have recognized for many years that Lyme disease is not a uniform disease process and...

2014-04-13 23:00:50

A new video review from Health News Wires details the health benefits of the best omega-3 supplement. The video also reveals what to consider when selecting the best omega-3 supplement to reduce the harmful effects of inflammation, joint pain, and high cholesterol levels. Boston, Ma (PRWEB) April 13, 2014 A new video report from the health experts at HealthNewsWires.com reviews the most important health benefits of the best omega-3 supplements. The video outlines the many health...

2014-04-12 23:02:07

Topical pain relief creams such as Lidocream, Ketocream, Indocream, and Gabacream are introduced and described. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 12, 2014 Well-known compounding pharmacist and entrepreneur in Beverly Hills, Dr. Hootan Melamed, has introduced a range of proven and effective formulated creams that are designed to provide relief from inflammation and pain. In many cases, mass produced medications may not be able to provide adequate relief or may cause side effects in certain...

2014-04-09 08:29:01

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo., April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ampio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE MKT: AMPE) today announced that the results of the 20 weeks extension of the Ampion(TM) SPRING study will be presented by Dr. Nathan Wei, MD of the Arthritis Treatment Center Frederick, MD at the Western Orthopedic Association Conference in July 2014. http://www.woa-assn.org/. This 20-week extension of a multicenter, randomized, vehicle-controlled, double-blind study (NCT01839331) evaluated the safety...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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