Top medicine articles for April 2014
A collection of some interesting medical articles published recently:Vitamin D supplements are taken by nearly half of American adults. Low levels of vitamin D are a result, not a cause, of poor health. Therefore, supplement may not help http://buff.ly/Ml153n -- Vitamin D supplement sales increased more than 10-fold, from $24 million in 2002 to $605 million in 2011 (US data) http://buff.ly/Mo7Ykj"Is Your Stethoscope Going to Join Typewriter in the Storage Closet?" http://buff.ly/1dILsbh - However, you can't listen to lungs with ultrasound.Coffee Hydrates as Well as Water http://buff.ly/1i5Rc3V - Study defined moderate intake of coffee as 4 cups per day.Caramel color: The health risk that may be in your soda (no real caramel there, it's 4-MeI). Artificial caramel coloring contains a potentially carcinogenic chemical called 4-methylimidazole (4-MeI). Caramel color is the single most used food coloring in the world http://buff.ly/1fmZwfnOlder adults with impaired hearing may have a faster rate of "brain shrinkage" as they age http://buff.ly/1fdxRwIFor preventing colds, frequent hand washing came out on top (review study) http://buff.ly/1fmZLadWhole Foods Bans Produce Grown With Sludge made from municipal waste and feces/urine "biosolids" http://buff.ly/1dUhNQKStudy: Children's Vitamins Contain Far More Than Recommended Amounts (except vitamin D) http://buff.ly/1fdyw1eAdrenal "Incidentalomas" May Increase Cardiovascular Risk http://buff.ly/...
Publication date: Available online 14 October 2018Source: NeuroImage: ClinicalAuthor(s): Sona Hurtz, Nicole Chow, Amity E. Watson, Johanne H. Somme, Naira Goukasian, Kristy S. Hwang, John Morra, David Elashoff, Sujuan Gao, Ronald C. Petersen, Paul S. Aisen, Liana G. ApostolovaAbstractBackgroundImaging techniques used to measure hippocampal atrophy are key to understanding the clinical progression of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Various semi-automated hippocampal segmentation techniques are available and require human expert input to learn how to accurately segment new data. Our goal was to compare 1) the performance of our au...
I think it is entirely appropriate to greet the advent of senolytics with enthusiasm. These treatments are the first legitimate rejuvenation therapies to successfully target one of the root causes of aging, the accumulation of lingering senescent cells in old tissues. The first human trial data is approaching publication, but even before it arrives, the evidence to date strongly suggests that meaningful levels of rejuvenation can be achieved in old people at a very low cost. The first senolytic drugs (such as dasatinib and navitoclax) and plant extracts (such as fisetin and piperlongumine) cost very little, and remove only...
Naturally grown tissues are intricately structured, and the physical properties of tissue derive from the patterning of cells and their behavior in generating a supporting extracellular matrix. This natural complexity ensures that there is still a great deal of work to be accomplished when it comes to the 3-D bioprinting of functional tissue structures; not all tissues can be produced using the current state of the art systems, or at least not in a useful state. The work here is an example of the sort of incremental advance needed to produce tissues that are closer in form and function to those growing naturally inside bod...
Kaiser Khan, now 24, , from Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, was eventually forced to drop out of Liverpool John Moores University when his itching became unbearable.
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