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    HPV vaccine cuts cancer-causing infection

    Monday, June 18, 2018 -- The vaccine has brought about an 86% reduction in cancer-causing infection, a study has found.

    Special cells could let you control your diabetes with coffee

    Tuesday, June 19, 2018 -- A cup of coffee after a meal might be enough to keep diabetes under control, thanks to caffeine-triggered cells that have been engineered to release insulin

    Eating less red meat protects against endometriosis

    Wednesday, June 20, 2018 -- Minimising red meat consumption seems to protect against endometriosis, according to a study of more than 80,000 women who were followed for two decades

    Vitamin D may decrease breast cancer risk, study reports

    Monday, June 18, 2018 -- Vitamin D is crucial to our health, and now, new research has found a 'marked' association between blood levels of this vitamin and breast cancer risk.

    Study: Using Tylenol regularly can cause asthma and COPD

    Saturday, June 16, 2018 -- (Natural News) A study published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine pointed to acetaminophen as a significant risk factor for asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), among other lung conditions. Acetaminophen, also known as paracetamol, is a drug used to treat fever and provide relief from moderate pain. It’s an... Read More

    Breaking Research: BCG Vaccine Reduces A1c Long-Term

    Thursday, June 21, 2018 -- The bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccine is one of the oldest vaccines in history and has been investigated as a potential treatment for type 1 diabetes by Dr. Denise Faustman and her team at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) for over a decade. A new study published today in npj Vaccines describes the long-term outcomes of BCG […]

    Colorectal Cancer Is on the Rise in Young Adults

    Wednesday, June 20, 2018 -- Scanning electron micrograph of three goblet cells on the mucosal surface of a cancerous colon.

    Study looks to uncover cause of Crohn's disease to develop predictive test

    Wednesday, June 20, 2018 -- A massive Canadian-led study is taking a multipronged approach to discovering what triggers underlie the development of Crohn's disease in the hopes of designing a predictive test and ultimately treatments to prevent its occurrence.

    New therapy shows promise for depression in kids as young as 3

    Wednesday, June 20, 2018 -- A new therapy-based program that emphasizes parent-child interaction and emotional development shows promise for treating early childhood depression, according to research published Wednesday in the American Journal of Psychiatry.

    Inherited Pancreatic Cancer Gene Mutations Discovered in Patients with No Family History

    Wednesday, June 20, 2018 -- Only about 10% of all pancreatic cancer cases are associated with individuals that have a prior family history. Investigators at the Mayo Clinic have now uncovered clinical evidence suggesting that current testing guidelines miss genetic predisposition to cancer in the remaining 90% of pancreatic cancer patients. The researchers identified six genes containing mutations that may be passed down in families, substantially increasing a person's risk for pancreatic cancer. Findings from the new study—published recently in JAMA, in an article entitled “ Association Between Inherited Germline Mutations in Cancer Predisposition Genes and Risk of Pancreatic Cancer ”—suggest that many people should have DNA testing to understand their risk for cancer. This study provides the most comprehensive data to date supporting

    Old TB Vaccine Improves Diabetes Blood Sugar Levels

    Thursday, June 21, 2018 -- Investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have just released long-term data from a controversial study that used a generic vaccine for tuberculosis to reverse advanced type 1 diabetes. The MGH researchers showed that three years after receiving two administrations of the Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccine four weeks apart, all members of a group of adults with longstanding type 1 diabetes showed an improvement in HbA1c to near normal levels—an improvement that persisted for the following five years. Interestingly, the MGH team, which published their findings in npj Vaccines  through an article entited Long-term reduction in hyperglycemia in advanced type 1 diabetes: the value of induced aerobic glycolysis with BCG vaccinations —also reported that the effects of BCG vaccine on

    Microbiome Contributes to Obesity-Related Depression and Anxiety in Mice

    Monday, June 18, 2018 -- People with type 2 diabetes and obesity are known to more likely develop neuropsychiatric and mood disorders, such as anxiety and depression. Work in mice by researchers in the U.S. and Japan now suggests that bacteria in the gut—the microbiome—may contribute to depressive-type behaviors in animals with diet-induced obesity (DIO). The studies, headed by researchers at Harvard Medical School, found that animals fed a high-fat diet (HFD) exhibited increased signs of anxiety, depression, and obsessive-type behaviors when compared with animals fed a standard diet. The HFD-fed mice also demonstrated decreased insulin signaling and increased inflammation in specific areas of the brain, as well as changes to levels of neurotransmitters and other metabolites that might affect brain function. Changing the

    Ebola outbreak in Congo 'largely contained', says WHO

    Wednesday, June 20, 2018 -- GENEVA (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo's Ebola outbreak has been "largely contained" and no new cases of the disease have been confirmed since the last known sufferer died on June 9, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday.

    Rheumatoid arthritis: How chronic inflammation affects the brain

    Wednesday, June 20, 2018 -- A new study shows how rheumatoid arthritis inflammation affects different brain areas. The findings may explain the cognitive symptoms of the condition.

    Type 1 Diabetes Diagnosis: Insulin Levels Quickly Drop for Only 7 Years

    Tuesday, June 19, 2018 -- The level of C-peptide is an indicator of how much insulin the body is producing. People with type 1 diabetes have low C-peptide levels as C-peptide is an amino acid byproduct of insulin. Researchers have known for a while that in the 5 years after a type 1 diabetes diagnosis, C-peptide levels decline but what […]

    Ukraine measles cases continue to climb, 2nd diphtheria case reported

    Thursday, June 21, 2018 -- Measles The measles outbreak in Ukraine increased by 1,401 cases in the past week (560 adults and 841 children), bringing the total for the year to 21,894 (8,557 adults and 13,037 children) for the first 24 weeks of 2018. Most of the cases have been reported from Lviv (only 3428 people: 1,042 adults and 2,286 children), Zakarpattya (only […] The post Ukraine measles cases continue to climb, 2nd diphtheria case reported appeared first on Outbreak News Today.

    North Carolina: Measles case confirmed in Wake County

    Tuesday, June 19, 2018 -- Wake County, NC health officials have reported a confirmed measles case in an individual that showed symptoms of the disease over the weekend after returning from international travel. People may have been exposed to measles at the following locations, dates and times: WakeMed Physician Practices in the WakeMed Garner Healthplex Friday, June 8 from 11 a.m. […] The post North Carolina: Measles case confirmed in Wake County appeared first on Outbreak News Today.

    Are gut bacteria to blame for anxiety, depression in obesity?

    Monday, June 18, 2018 -- A study of mice with diet-induced obesity suggests that increases in anxiety and depression behavior may be due to gut bacteria altering brain chemistry.

    Japanese encephalitis cases rise to a dozen in Taiwan

    Sunday, June 17, 2018 -- In a follow-up on the Japanese encephalitis situation in Taiwan, the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (Taiwan CDC) announced 7 new Japanese encephalitis cases confirmed in Taiwan last week. The new cases include one each in Daya District, Taichung City, Xizhou Township, Changhua County, Puzi City, Chiayi County, District, Guiren District, Tainan City, Fengshan District, Kaohsiung City, Xiaogang […] The post Japanese encephalitis cases rise to a dozen in Taiwan appeared first on Outbreak News Today.

    Congo's Ebola outbreak poses challenges for bush meat

    Sunday, June 17, 2018 -- Congo's latest Ebola outbreak declared in May has 38 confirmed cases, including 14 deaths. The discovery of a handful of Ebola cases among Mbandaka's more than 1 million residents also has hurt the economy, especially among traders of meat from wild animals.