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New hormone could impact metabolic syndrome treatment

November 26th, 2014

Researchers at the University of Michigan (U-M) have discovered a new hormone, which could play an important role in future treatments for obesity, type 2 diabetes and liver disease.

The previously unknown NRG4 hormone allows communication between fat cells and the liver, which is usually a driving force behind the onset of metabolic disorders. Read the rest of this entry »

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Asthma puts patient at higher risk of heart attack

November 25th, 2014

Asthma word cloudPatients who have 'active asthma' are at a significantly higher risk of suffering a heart attack, a new report has found.

The study, presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2014, found that patients who use medication or have had to seek unscheduled medical treatment for asthma, are at a two-fold higher risk of having cardiac arrest. Read the rest of this entry »

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Obesity can increase risk of autoimmune diseases

November 21st, 2014

person being weighedResearch at Tel Aviv University's Sackler Faculty of Medicine has indicated that obesity can increase a person's risk of developing autoimmune diseases like Crohn's disease and multiple sclerosis (MS).

Affecting between five and 20 per cent of the population, these conditions are triggered by a malfunction in the immune system Read the rest of this entry »

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Epinephrine saves schoolchildren’s lives

November 15th, 2014

SchoolchildrenEnabling each school to have an emergency supply of epinephrine could protect the lives of thousands of children who could suffer a serious and potentially life-threatening allergic reaction to food or an insect sting.

This is according to a new study, which is being presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting. Read the rest of this entry »

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Anxiety can damage brain

November 13th, 2014

brain imagerySuffering from anxiety can significantly increase the risk of someone who has mild cognitive impairment (MCI) developing Alzheimer's disease.

This is according to a new study published in the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. Read the rest of this entry »

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