A Gulp Of Genetically Modified Bacteria Might Someday Treat A Range Of Illnesses
Researchers think genetically engineered versions of microbes that can live in humans could help treat some rare genetic disorders and perhaps help with Type 1 diabetes, cirrhosis and cancer.(Image credit: Julia Ritchey/KUER)
K. K. Mali*, Sucheta S. Ligade and R. J. Dias
A. Kumarasamy and G. A. Kurian*
P. S. Kumar* S. Durgadevi, A. Saravanan and S. Uma
T. H. Tran, Hanh Thuy Nguyen, C. S. Yong, D. H. Truong* and J. O. Kim*
A. Shirkavad, Zahra N. Borojeni and S. E. Aleyasin*
Objectives: Hypertension occurs frequently among black populations around the world. In the United States (US) health system, interventions since the 1960s resulted in improvements in hypertension awareness, management and control among African Americans. This is in stark contrast to current health systems in African countries. To objectively assess the current situation in South Africa, we compared the cardiovascular health status of African Americans from 1960 to 1980 to black South Africans from recent years, as there is potential to implement best practices from the US. We also reviewed the recent cardiovascular heal...
Background and method: The Australian Diabetes, Obesity, and Lifestyle Study is a national, population-based examination of ∼11 000 adults with a third follow-up phase at 12 years. The aim was to use ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) in a subsample (n = 508) of the main Australian Diabetes third follow-up cohort to determine the proportion with established, masked or white-coat hypertension in city and regional centers and the effectiveness of diagnosis and treatment. Results: Mean age was 58.9 years, BMI was 27.6 kg/m2 with 53% women. The mean clinic BP was 127/73 mmHg and mean 24-h BP was 121...
Conclusion: Total volume as well as duration of leisure time cross-country skiing are each continuously, inversely, and independently associated with future risk of hypertension in a white male population.
Aspirin is best known as an over-the-counter painkiller. But acetylsalicylic acid, as it’s called chemically, has many other health benefits, as well as side effects, in the body that have only become clear in recent years. Here’s what the latest science says about the health benefits and side effects of aspirin, as well as which conditions it may treat and those it doesn’t appear to improve. (If you are taking aspirin for any reason other than for periodic pain relief, it’s best to consult with your doctor to confirm whether the benefits outweigh the risks in your particular case.) How aspirin affe...
This article reviews data from clinical, in vivo, and in vitro studies on the use of silymarin, with a focus on the complications of diabetes, including nephropathy, neuropathy, healing delays, oxidative stress, hepatotoxicity, and cardiomyopathy. Copyright © 2017 John Wiley &Sons, Ltd.