Infertile men have a higher risk of heart disease, diabetes, Stanford study finds

(Stanford University Medical Center) Men diagnosed with infertility have a higher risk of developing other general health ailments, including diabetes, ischemic heart disease, alcohol abuse and drug abuse, compared with fertile men, according to a study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine.
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We present a rapid and label-free method for hematologic screening for diseases and syndromes, utilizing quantitative phase imaging (QPI) and machine learning. We aim to establish an efficient blood examination framework that does not suffer from the drawbacks of conventional blood assays, which are incapable of profiling single cells or require labeling procedures. Our method involves the synergistic employment of QPI and machine learning. The high-dimensional refractive index information arising from the QPI-based profiling of single red blood cells is processed to screen for diseases and syndromes using machine learning...
Source: Biosensors and Bioelectronics - Category: Biotechnology Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe established genetic/mass spectra relatedness between the three post-surgery isolates suggests that these cases may be considered a healthcare-associated mucormycosis outbreak.
Source: Journal of Medical Mycology - Category: Biology Source Type: research
In this study, a cheaper, rapid-prototyping, high-sensitivity angle-scanning surface plasmon resonance (SPR) was developed by fused deposition modeling (FDM) 3D printing technology for HbA1c detection. The sensor chip is based on an aptamer that has high affinity and high specificity to HbA1c. The results showed that this HbA1c-specific aptamer had high specificity for HbA1c, and the calculated KD was 6.13 × 10-8 M. The linear detection response of HbA1c appeared in the range of 18 to 147 nM, with a detection limit of 1 nM. This SPR HbA1c detection system could be a promising platform for ...
Source: Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical - Category: Chemistry Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 21 September 2018Source: Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering AspectsAuthor(s): Mirela Teodorescu, Maria Bercea, Simona MorariuABSTRACTThe present study has been focused on investigation of some polymer mixtures of interest for biomedical applications. Three pairs of polymers, namely: poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA)/poly(vinylpyrrolidone) (PVP), PVA/hydroxypropyl cellulose (HPC), Pluronic F127 (PL)/HPC were subjected to viscometic study in dilute solution. The intrinsic viscosity, the Huggins constant and B parameter, as well as the miscibility parameters were discussed. The...
Source: Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects - Category: Chemistry Source Type: research
(GENEVA) — Drinking too much alcohol killed more than 3 million people in 2016, mostly men, the World Health Organization said. The U.N. health agency also warned that current policy responses are not sufficient to reverse trends predicting an increase in consumption over the next 10 years. In a new report Friday, the agency said that about 237 million men and 46 million women faced alcohol problems, with the highest prevalence in Europe and the Americas. Europe has the highest global per capita alcohol consumption, even though it has already dropped by 10 percent since 2010. Around a third of alcohol-related deaths...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Alcohol onetime Source Type: news
Publication date: October 2018Source: American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Volume 55, Issue 4Author(s):
Source: American Journal of Preventive Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
The World Health Organization says that drinking too much alcohol killed more than 3 million people in 2016, mostly men
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Publication date: October 2018Source: Pathology - Research and Practice, Volume 214, Issue 10Author(s): Haiyan Yang, Chun Wang, Meizi Guo, Yihua Zhou, Zhenhua Feng, Zhenyu Yin
Source: Pathology Research and Practice - Category: Pathology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 21 September 2018Source: Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular DiseasesAuthor(s): E. Cohen, I. Margalit, T. Shochat, E. Goldberg, I. KrauseAbstractBackground and aimsHigh concentrations of homocysteine are considered a risk factor for atherosclerosis and coronary artery disease. The aim of this study was to assess whether or not there are gender differences in the plasma concentrations of homocysteine.Methods and resultsData were collected from medical records of individuals examined at a screening center in Israel between the years 2000-2014. Cross sectional analysis was carried out o...
Source: Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases - Category: Nutrition Source Type: research
DiscussionPolycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) affects 6-8% of reproductive-age women making it the most common endocrinopathy in this age group. There is no consensus on the specific diagnostic criteria for PCOS in adolescents as many of the characteristics overlap with normal adolescent physiology. However, patients should have evidence of hyperandrogenism, oligo- or amenorrhea, and potentially polycystic ovaries. PCOS has a genetic component although a specific gene has not been identified. Incidence of PCOS is 20-40% for a woman with a family history. Hyperandrogenism Androgen levels change during puberty therefore actual ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
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