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Post-Biotics May Help Shield Obese From Diabetes


It was previously thought that bacteria only caused problems such as higher inflammation and higher blood glucose. But this is only half of the story. The researchers discovered that a specific component of bacteria actually lowers blood glucose and...
18-Apr-2017 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

More Than a ‘Gut Feeling’ on Cause of Age-Associated Inflammation


Mice in germ-free conditions and then compared to their conventionally raised counterparts. In contrast to conventionally raised mice, the germ-free mice did not show age-related increases in inflammation and a higher proportion of them lived to a...
10-Apr-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Low-Dose Penicillin in Early Life Induces Long-Term Changes in Behaviour

The researchers report that low-dose penicillin taken late in pregnancy and in early life of mice offspring, changes behaviour and the balance of microbes in the gut. While these studies have been performed in mice, they point to popular increasing...
30-Mar-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Cannabis Use May Predict Opioid Use in Women Undergoing Addictions Treatment, Study Says

Researchers found that women in methadone treatment who use cannabis are 82 per cent more likely to continue using opioids. This means that women who use cannabis are at high risk of failing methadone treatment.
29-Mar-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Rare Genetic Forms of Obesity More Numerous, Diverse Than Previously Thought

In their search of seven databases and analysis of 161 papers, Meyre and his colleagues found that 79 obesity syndromes have been previously reported. Of the 79 syndromes, 19 have been genetically solved, to the point where a lab test could confirm...
24-Mar-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Survivors of Childhood Brain Tumours Have Increased Body Fat

These findings suggest that one of the most important risk factors for heart disease and Type 2 diabetes, which is excess total and central fat in the body, is present relatively early in survivors of childhood brain tumors. This may program their...
24-Mar-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Blood Thinner Better at Preventing Recurrent Blood Clots Than Aspirin


Venous thromboembolism is a chronic disease, with risks of additional blood clots over a patient’s lifetime. However, many physicians and patients are deciding against long-term treatment with blood thinners because of concern about the risk of...
16-Mar-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Gene Found to Cause Sudden Death in Young People

The gene, called CDH2, causes arrhythmogenic right ventricle cardiomyopathy (ARVC), which is a genetic disorder that predisposes patients to cardiac arrest and is a major cause of unexpected death in seemingly healthy young people.
9-Mar-2017 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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