Health Risk from Butter-Flavored Popcorn

Did you know you can get a condition called "popcorn lung" from breathing the artificial butter flavoring from microwave popcorn? The artificial butter flavoring is a naturally-occurring chemical called diacetyl. ...Read Full Post
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ConclusionsCurrent psychosocial assessment practices in LVAD programs vary widely and often yield non-standardized, non-comparable data that may lead to variations in care and limit generation of an evidence base for decision making regarding psychosocial eligibility for LVAD implantation.
Source: Heart and Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
Conditions:   Lung Transplant;   GERD Intervention:   Device: Reflux Band Sponsor:   University of Florida Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Conclusion: This procedure could significantly reduce manufacturing complexity as well as eliminate a barrier to the clinical application of these promising devices. Significance: The described method results in the highest rated flow for any single-layer μAL to date.
Source: IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering - Category: Biomedical Engineering Source Type: research
Rayfield Byrd knows when it’s time to wake up every morning. The 68-year-old Oakland, Cal., resident hears a voice from the living room offering a cheery good morning. Except Byrd lives alone. A little after 8 a.m. each day, a small yellow robot named Mabu asks Byrd how he’s doing. Byrd has Type 2 diabetes and congestive heart failure, and about three years ago, he had surgery to implant a microvalve in his heart to keep his blood flowing properly. To stay healthy, he takes four medications a day and needs to exercise regularly. To make sure his heart is still pumping effectively, his doctor needs to stay on to...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Artificial Intelligence Life Reinvented medicine Source Type: news
Publication date: Available online 20 March 2019Source: CytotherapyAuthor(s): Pengbo Wang, Caixin Zhang, Jun Li, Lin Luo, Shuwen Zhang, Fulu Dong, Zhiyuan Tang, Songshi NiAbstractPulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is characterized by pulmonary arterial endothelial hyperproliferation and dysfunction. Restoration of endothelial function is a common goal of available treatments. In the present study, human adipose-derived mesenchymal stromal cells (ASCs) were co-cultured with monocrotaline pyrrole–treated human pulmonary arterial endothelial cells (HPAECs); increased proliferation of HPAECs and expression of vascular...
Source: Cytotherapy - Category: Cytology Source Type: research
We describe the ethical framework, logistical challenges, and rationale for the current single center (NCT03101891) and planned multicenter trial.Fetal Diagn Ther
Source: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy - Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Source Type: research
Authors: Bewersdorf JP, Stahl M, Zeidan AM Abstract INTRODUCTION: Immune system evasion is essential for tumor cell survival and is mediated by the immunosuppressive tumor microenvironment and the activation of inhibitory immune checkpoints. While immune checkpoint-based therapy yielded impressive results in several advanced solid malignancies such as melanoma and non-small cell lung cancer, its role in acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) is still evolving. Areas covered: Here we review the immunology in the tumor microenvironment in the bone marrow and discuss the current preclinical an...
Source: Expert Review of Anticancer Therapy - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Expert Rev Anticancer Ther Source Type: research
Source: Lung - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
Authors: Ceylan B, Yilmaz M, Beköz HS, Ramadan S, Ertan Akan G, Mert A Abstract Invasive aspergillosis is a severe infection that generally involves the lungs. Primary gastrointestinal aspergillosis is the least common form of invasive aspergillosis. A patient aged 65 years developed a febrile neutropenic episode following an autologous stem cell transplant for plasmacytoid variant diffuse large B-cell gastric non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. He had abdominal pain on the second day of the febrile neutropenic episode and ileus occurred on the sixth day. His general condition deteriorated despite broad spectrum antibioti...
Source: Infezioni in Medicina - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infez Med Source Type: research
In conclusion, salidroside inhibited the survival, migration and invasion of NSCLC cells. Salidroside blocked AKT and the MEK/ERK signal pathway by upregulating miR-195 expression in A549 cells. PMID: 30880481 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine and Biotechnology - Category: Biotechnology Tags: Artif Cells Nanomed Biotechnol Source Type: research
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