New research suggests that patients with both hepatitis C and diabetes may have their cardiovascular and kidney outcomes improved with antiviral therapy. This is according to a study published in the journal Hepatology.Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is an infection that can infect and damage the liver. It can be contracted if a person comes into contact with infected blood or bodily fluids.
Since current flu vaccines do not completely protect against influenza infection, researchers have been looking for alternative measures. Now, a new mouse study has shown that older mice are given extra protection from the flu with a diet that incorporates goji berries.
A large landmark study funded by Cancer Research UK has found that the breast cancer drug anastrozole can halve the chances of developing the disease in high-risk women.
The American Heart Association claims that three different types of smoking cessation therapies do not pose serious heart risks, quashing concerns that certain products may increase the risks of heart attack, stroke or heart-related death.
Winter is well and truly upon us. For many regions, this means miserable weather, less sunlight and darker days. Although we would much prefer our days to be filled with warmth and sunshine, many of us adapt to seasonal changes. But for others, the change in seasons may trigger a form of depression.First described in 1984 by Dr.
Fictional British spy James Bond is well known for requesting his martinis to be "shaken, not stirred." But new research published in the BMJ suggests that his excessive alcohol consumption means he would have had no choice but to have his martinis shaken, as he may have developed an alcohol-induced tremor.To reach their findings, researchers from the UK, led by Dr.
In a new comment piece published in the journal Nature, researchers emphasize that current efforts to prevent the increase of chronic illnesses worldwide, such as heart disease and diabetes, are not effective and that more needs to be done to protect future generations.The team of researchers from the University of Southampton in the UK, led by the late Prof.
Researchers from Spain have shown that HIV causes structural heart disease. These findings support the introduction of cardiovascular screening for all HIV patients, particularly those who have a positive viral load.Presenting their findings at the EuroEcho-Imaging 2013 annual meeting, held in Istanbul, Turkey, Dr.
For many women who plan to conceive a child at some point, 35 has been perceived as the magic age when they suddenly enter the risk group. But new research from Sweden suggests this "risk zone" begins much earlier, starting as a woman leaves her 20s.The study, published in the journal Obstetrics and Gynecology, was conducted by investigators from Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden.
In a bid to stem the growing problem of antibiotic resistance in humans, the US Food and Drug Administration has announced it is taking steps to phase out non-medicinal use of antibiotics in animals used for food production.
In a large UK study of teenage twins, researchers found that differences in exam grades owed more to genes than family environment, schools and teachers. In math, English and science, genes accounted for nearly 60% of the differences, they found.
Updated 3-year results for two brentuximab vedotin (Adcetris™) pivotal phase II trials in patients with relapsed/refractory Hodgkin lymphoma and systemic anaplastic large cell lymphoma both showed extended survival for these heavily pre-treated patients. The studies were presented at the 55th American Society of Hematology meeting, held in New Orleans, LA, December 7-10, 2013.
Repeated blows to the head are never a good idea, so it is not surprising that new research suggests that even when they do not cause concussion, blows may affect the brain's white matter and impact cognition, memory and thinking abilities.
New research suggests that breast cancer survivors of an older age should follow ongoing exercise programs involving resistance and impact training to build and maintain muscle strength and bone density. This is according to a follow-up study published in The Journal of Cancer Survivorship.According to the American Cancer Society, there are more than 2.
Scientists say they have made a "nanomedicine breakthrough" by creating "antifungal nanofibers" from recycled plastic materials that are able to target and attack specific fungal infections. This is according to a study published in the journal Nature Communications.
Scientists have discovered a genetic deficiency in males that could prompt the development of the most common type of liver cancer - hepatocellular carcinoma - and type 2 diabetes. This is according to a study published in the journal Cancer Cell.
Scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a new optical sensor that can track zinc in the body's cells, enabling researchers to learn more about its functions.Zinc is an essential mineral and is found in every tissue in the body. While the majority of zinc is tightly bound to proteins, tiny amounts are only loosely bound, or "mobile.
Antacids are commonly used to neutralize the acid in the stomach, helping many individuals who have acid reflux. But a new study suggests that using this medication consistently for 2 years or more is linked to a deficiency of vitamin B12, which can have adverse effects for the nervous system.
In a rigorous review of both animal and human studies on aspartame and its breakdown products, the European Food Safety Authority concludes that the artificial sweetener is safe for human consumption at current acceptable daily intake levels.Dr.
If a picture is worth a thousand words, why did study participants who photographed artifacts remember less about them than people who just studied them more closely at the time?Psychological scientist Linda Henkel of Fairfield University, Connecticut, observed that people take photos of just about everything, all the time.