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Health - Life Sciences - 31.01.2023
Weight loss may be early predictor of Alzheimer's disease in Down syndrome
Weight loss may be early predictor of Alzheimer’s disease in Down syndrome
Unintentional weight loss in people with Down syndrome may predict the onset of Alzheimer's disease long before typical cognitive symptoms like memory loss and dementia are apparent. As many as 90% of people with Down syndrome experience Alzheimer's symptoms by the time they are 65, but brain changes associated with the disease appear decades earlier.

Health - Pharmacology - 30.01.2023
New study into Tuberculosis membrane molecules will aid drug delivery
A new method to aid in the development of antibiotics for tuberculosis (TB) infections has been devised. TB rivals covid-19 as the biggest infectious disease killer of humans, claiming millions of lives each year. Now, ground-breaking research from the Universities of Warwick and Toulouse has identified a new method to help tackle this global issue.

Health - Pharmacology - 30.01.2023
World Cancer Day 2023: With Tumour profiling for customised therapy
Medicine & Science The cancer therapy of the future is increasingly customised in the sense of precision medicine. The basis for this is comprehensive "profiling" of each individual tumour, which extensively analyses the genetic make-up of the individual tumour at molecular level. This "comprehensive cancer profiling" is already being used at the Comprehensive Cancer Center Vienna (CCC) of MedUni Vienna and Vienna General Hospital for all types of cancer and permits the identification of changes in a tumour that argue for or against the use of a particular therapy.

Pharmacology - Health - 30.01.2023
High concentrations of psychotropic drugs in Dutch surface water
Scientists from Maastricht University (UM) and the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) have for the first time systematically investigated what psychotropic medications are present in surface water in the Netherlands. In particular, the concentrations of the drugs oxazepam and carbamazepine appear to be so high that they could present a risk to aquatic life.

Psychology - Health - 30.01.2023
The size of two brain regions may predict the effectiveness of psychological behavioural therapy in children with OCD
The size of two brain regions may predict the effectiveness of psychological behavioural therapy in children with OCD
Recerca The size of two brain structures is associated with the response to cognitive-behavioural psychological therapy in children with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), according to a study led by teams from the University of Barcelona, the Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBELL), Bellvitge University Hospital and the Mental Health Networking Biomedical Research Centre (CIBERSAM).

Mathematics - Health - 30.01.2023
New mathematical model shows how the body regulates potassium
Mathematical model conceptualizes the relationship between kidneys and muscles Having levels of potassium that are too high or too low can be fatal. A new mathematical model sheds light on the often mysterious ways the body regulates this important electrolyte. Potassium, a common mineral abundant in food like bananas and leafy greens, is essential to normal cellular function.

Psychology - Health - 30.01.2023
Psychotherapists who practice mindfulness are more effective with their patients
Psychotherapists who practice mindfulness are more effective with their patients
A study proves psychotherapists who practice mindfulness are more effective with their patients A study in which researchers from the University of Valencia, the Rey Juan Carlos University and the Carlos III Health Institute participate confirms that applying mindfulness techniques - meditation for awareness as a way of accepting the present - in psychotherapy professionals has a positive effect on their patients.

Health - 30.01.2023
Living in rural England linked to better memory performance
Living in rural England linked to better memory performance
People aged 50 and over who live in rural England do better in memory tests than counterparts who live in English towns and cities, according to a new study led by UCL researchers. The study, published in the Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences, looked at the results of memory tests taken by two nationally representative population samples, whose participants were aged 50 and over, in England and China.

Health - 30.01.2023
'Spleen-on-a-chip' yields insight into sickle cell disease
’Spleen-on-a-chip’ yields insight into sickle cell disease
With this microfluidic device, researchers modeled how sickled blood cells clog the spleen's filters, leading to a potentially life-threatening condition. Close Every day, billions of red blood cells pass through the spleen, an organ that is responsible for filtering out old or damaged blood cells. This task is made more difficult when the blood cells are misshapen, as they are in patients with sickle cell disease, which affects millions of people throughout the world.

Health - Social Sciences - 27.01.2023
Native American ’deaths of despair’ are overlooked in health policy discussion
Health + Behavior UCLA-led study highlights misconception that white people have been most affected by premature mortality Health + Behavior UCLA-led study highlights misconception that white people have been most affected by premature mortality An increase in mortality among middle-aged Americans — largely attributed to "deaths of despair" from suicide, drug overdoses and alcoholic liver disease — has been frequently portrayed as a phenomenon affecting white communities.

Health - 27.01.2023
Continued ear wax services crucial, say Manchester researchers
A new study by University of Manchester audiologists has highlighted the difficulties people face with impacted ear wax. The findings are published in the British Journal of General Practice as more and more people face the prospect of ear wax removal services being discontinued at their GP surgeries.

Health - History / Archeology - 27.01.2023
The satirical press of Valencia went from criticising the measures against cholera in the 1885 epidemic to denouncing social vulnerability
The satirical press of Valencia went from criticising the measures against cholera in the 1885 epidemic to denouncing social vulnerability
Jorge Ramón, a researcher at the Department of Modern and Contemporary History at the University of Valencia, has explored, through the satirical press of the late nineteenth century, how the social

Pharmacology - Health - 27.01.2023
New blood test could save lives of heart attack victims
New blood test could save lives of heart attack victims
Researchers from the Herring group in Oxford's Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics have developed a blood test that measures stress hormone levels after heart attacks. The test - costing just £10 - could ensure patients receive timely life-saving treatment. Cardiovascular disease is the main cause of death in the UK.

Health - 27.01.2023
Personal stories of health risks got students to stop vaping
Personal stories of health risks got students to stop vaping
Study shows how personal stories of health risks got students to stop vaping Results could be useful for curbing other harmful behaviours among youth, says researcher  By Megan Stacey , January 27, 2023 By Megan Stacey , January 27, 2023 A new Western study shows that university students who were regularly vaping wanted to cut back after learning about the threat the habit could pose to their health.

Health - Life Sciences - 27.01.2023
Not just mood swings but premenstrual depression
Not just mood swings but premenstrual depression
Researchers find serotonin transporter in the brain increased Scientists led by Julia Sacher from Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences and Osama Sabri from the Leipzig University Hospital have discovered in an elaborate patient study that the transport of the neurotransmitter serotonin in the brain increases in women with premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) shortly before menstruation.

Career - Health - 27.01.2023
People with arthritis 20% less likely to be in work
The typical person living with arthritis in the UK is 20% less likely to be in work than their equivalent without the condition, new research shows. And the most striking finding was that non-university educated women aged 60-plus are at least 37% less likely to be in work if they have arthritis, compared to matched individuals without the condition.

Health - Pharmacology - 27.01.2023
Loyalty card data could help identify ovarian cancer symptoms sooner
Loyalty card data could help identify ovarian cancer symptoms sooner
Loyalty card data on over-the-counter medicine purchases could help spot ovarian cancer cases earlier, finds a new study involving UCL researchers. The first-of-its kind study, published in JMIR Public Health and Surveillance , found that pain and indigestion medication purchases were higher in women who were subsequently diagnosed with ovarian cancer, compared to women who did not have ovarian cancer.

Health - Economics / Business - 26.01.2023
Sugary drinks tax may have prevented over 5,000 cases of obesity a year in year six girls alone
Sugary drinks tax may have prevented over 5,000 cases of obesity a year in year six girls alone
The introduction of the soft drinks industry levy - the -sugary drinks tax in England was followed by a drop in the number of cases of obesity among older primary school children, according to Cambridge researchers. Taking into account current trends in obesity, their estimates suggest that around 5,000 cases of obesity per year may have been prevented in year six girls alone.

Life Sciences - Health - 26.01.2023
Hope for patients with a severe rare disease
Hope for patients with a severe rare disease
New research offers potential benefits for those affected by the hereditary metabolic disease methylmalonic aciduria. By combining the results of multiple molecular analyses, scientists can better diagnose this rare and severe disease. In the future, an improved understanding of the disease might also improve treatment options.

Health - Pharmacology - 26.01.2023
Loyalty card data could help to identify ovarian cancer symptoms sooner
Loyalty card data on over-the-counter medicine purchases could help spot ovarian cancer cases earlier, an Imperial College London-led study suggests. The study of almost 300 women found that pain and indigestion medication purchases were higher in women who were subsequently diagnosed with ovarian cancer, compared to women who did not have ovarian cancer.