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September 14, 2021

Children are more physically active when encouraged by exergames and smartphone apps

A lot of children are not as physically active as they probably should be. That’s because their parents spend too much time working and not enough cultivating children’s natural desire to explore and play. And electronic devices nowadays are used as make-shift babysitters, which is not ideal. But scientists at […]
September 14, 2021

Doctors should operate meningiomas even in elderly patients

Meningioma is a type of a benign brain tumour, originating in meninges surrounding the brain. In older patients meningiomas are usually not operated, because surgeries might be painful and potentially dangerous for older people. However, a new study from the University of Helsinki revealed that meningioma can increase life expectancy […]
September 14, 2021

Fecal Microbiota Transplant as a Treatment for Neurodegenerative Conditions

It is thought that an appreciable fraction of the chronic inflammation of aging is caused by changes in the gut microbiome. There is a bidirectional interaction between the immune system and the microbial populations of the intestinal tract. The immune system gardens these populations, destroying problematic microbes. Microbes secrete metabolites […]
September 13, 2021

How can I avoid heart disease or stroke?

The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Guidelines on cardiovascular disease prevention in clinical practice are published online today in European Heart Journal.1 As much as 90% of the risk of a heart attack, stroke, or peripheral arterial disease (PAD) can be explained by smoking, poor eating habits, lack of physical […]
September 13, 2021

Sunlight might reduce the risk of premature birth

Pregnancy may be an extremely stressful time in people’s lives. Moms-to-be need to take really good care of themselves. One of the very important things that pregnant women need is sunlight. Scientists at the University of Edinburgh found that pregnant women can reduce the risk of premature birth by getting […]
September 11, 2021

Intensive blood pressure lowering benefits older patients with hypertension

Aggressive blood pressure treatment in older hypertensive patients lowers the incidence of cardiovascular events compared to standard therapy, without increasing adverse outcomes. That’s the finding of late breaking research presented in a Hot Line session at ESC Congress 20211 and published in the New England Journal of Medicine2. More than […]
September 11, 2021

An existing drug opens new possibilities for treating child leukemia

A new study has shown that the tumour-inhibiting gene TET2 is silenced in a large fraction of cases of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) in children. The scientists show that the gene can be reactivated by an existing drug, 5-azacytidine. The results suggest that 5-azacytidine may function as targeted therapy for […]
September 11, 2021

Mechanism behind compulsive alcohol use revealed

A small group of nerve cells in the brain determines whether an individual continues to consume alcohol even when it has negative consequences. This is the conclusion of a study carried out on rats by researchers at LiU. The scientists have identified a previously unknown mechanism that may be a […]
September 10, 2021

Correlations Between p53 Sequence Differences and Species Lifespan

All other things being equal, more cells in the body undertaking more activity means a larger risk in any given period of time of one of those cells undergoing a cancerous mutation. Given this, larger and longer-lived species have necessarily evolved superior mechanisms of cancer suppression in order to avoid […]