Lifestyle change as precision medicine

Are you frustrated that you dropped only a few pounds following a new diet, but your best friend lost almost 30? Why did the probiotics that helped your sister’s bloating sensation do nothing for you? Your coworker swears that going gluten-free made his joint pain disappear, but you just came away craving more bread and pasta. In a world where we expect personalized products and services delivered promptly to our screens and doors, medicine is not even close to bringing this level of experience. Why does precision medicine in the 21st century remain so elusive? We are using an old framework to resolve the most common contemporary health problems. Last century, antibiotics revolutionized medicine. conquering sickness and death very effectively. More recently, there has been a seismic shift on how we get sick and die. Chronic conditions like cardiovascular disease, cancer, dementia, autoimmune diseases, and mental health issues have been at the top of the list for several decades all over the world. These problems are hard to “cure,” hence the term “chronic,” meaning long-lasting or prolonged. The relationship between cause and consequence for infectious diseases is straightforward. The symptoms go away after wiping out the bugs (virus, bacteria, parasites). But a simple and direct cause-and-effect rarely exists for chronic medical problems. Most often, these result from a complex web of factors. It could be related to a genetic predisposition, a n...
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Publication date: Available online 3 June 2020Source: Life SciencesAuthor(s): Milad Ashrafizadeh, Ali Zarrabi, Kiavash Hushmandi, Vahideh Zarrin, Ebrahim Rahmani Moghadam, Amirhossein Zabolian, Shima Tavakol, Saeed Samarghandian, Masoud Najafi
Source: Life Sciences - Category: Biology Source Type: research
Publication date: 1 September 2020Source: Life Sciences, Volume 256Author(s): Neda Khalili, Masoud Nouri-Vaskeh, Zahra Hasanpour Segherlou, Amir Baghbanzadeh, Monireh Halimi, Haleh Rezaee, Behzad Baradaran
Source: Life Sciences - Category: Biology Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Opiate analgesia can disrupt performance on the Westmead PTA scale in school-aged children resulting in a high false-positive error rate. It is therefore important to record pain medication schedules and interpret results cautiously when opiate analgesia is used following a TBI. Alteration of the method of administration of the memory items should be researched as this may increase the validity of the scale for children with TBI treated with opiate analgesics. PMID: 32497441 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Brain Injury - Category: Neurology Tags: Brain Inj Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 2 June 2020Source: Colloids and Surfaces B: BiointerfacesAuthor(s): Ping Huang, Guanchun Wang, Zhaohong Wang, Cancan Zhang, Fengmian Wang, Xiaoxiao Cui, Sini Guo, Wei Huang, Rong Zhang, Deyue Yan
Source: Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces - Category: Biochemistry Source Type: research
Publication date: 24 September 2020Source: Inorganica Chimica Acta, Volume 510Author(s): Thankaraj Salammal Sheena, Rajakumaran Dhivya, Venkatesan Rajiu, K. Jeganathan, Mallayan Palaniandavar, Ganesan Mathan, Mohammad Abdulkader Akbarsha
Source: Inorganica Chimica Acta - Category: Chemistry Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: The introduction of spacer sequence between chelator and BBN(7-14) led to improved bidistribution. Analogue with tri-Gly spacer is the more promising radiopeptide for targeting GRP receptor than Ser conjugate. Therefore, these analogs can be considered as a candidate for the identification of bombesin-positive tumors. PMID: 32497000 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Current Radiopharmaceuticals - Category: Radiology Tags: Curr Radiopharm Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 4 June 2020Source: Journal of Hazardous MaterialsAuthor(s): Jifu Ma, Yiping Chen, Vasileios Antoniadis, Kaibo Wang, Yizong Huang, Hanwen Tian
Source: Journal of Hazardous Materials - Category: Environmental Health Source Type: research
Conclusion: The prevalence of self-reported hypertension increased significantly in the study period. Considering this disease ’ s impact on society, knowing its current prevalence and identifying its main associated factors, the need to intensify the efforts to prevent it disease is evident in order to mitigate damage to individuals and impact on public expenditure.
Source: Revista Brasileira de Epidemiologia - Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: For better therapeutic outcome, proper selection of drug moiety with its appropriate administration is the major requisite. With the advent of nanotechnology, the development of nanocarrier for dermatologic application has been successfully demonstrated in positioning the systemically administrated drug into topical targeted delivery. In a nutshell, to achieve successful treatment strategies towards psoriasis, there is a need to focus on the development of stable, non-toxic nanocarrier for topical delivery. Inclusion of the existing orally administered drug moiety into nanocarriers for topical delivery is propo...
Source: Endocrine, Metabolic and Immune Disorders Drug Targets - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Endocr Metab Immune Disord Drug Targets Source Type: research
00:00 to 02.26—Dr. Bihari gives his background and credentials. Dr. Bihari: My medical training started at Harvard Medical School. I graduated in 1957. Then I trained in Internal Medicine at one of the Harvard teaching hospitals in Boston, Beth Israel, and then in Neurology at Massachusetts General in Boston. Then I went to the National Institutes of Health for two years doing brain physiology—brain research. I did another residency training in Psychiatry in New York, at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center and then, over the following five or six years, I got very involved in working in Drug Addiction. By 197...
Source: HONEST MEDICINE: My Dream for the Future - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Anecdotal Treatments HONEST MEDICINE Integrative Medicine Low Dose Naltrexone Obituaries Source Type: blogs
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