The economic burden of noncommunicable diseases and mental health conditions: results for Costa Rica, Jamaica, and Peru.

Conclusions: These results indicate that the economic impact of NCDs and mental health conditions is substantial and that interventions to reduce the prevalence of chronic conditions in countries of Latin America and the Caribbean are likely to be highly cost-beneficial. PMID: 31093047 [PubMed]
Source: Pan American Journal of Public Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Rev Panam Salud Publica Source Type: research

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U.S. News&World Report has recognized  UCLA Mattel Children ’s Hospital for excellence across all pediatric specialties in its 2019-20 Best Children ’s Hospitals rankings.In three pediatric specialties — gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery;  nephrology; and  orthopaedics — UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital placed among the top 20 children’s hospitals nationally. In the seven other specialties assessed in the annual rankings — cancer;  cardiology and heart surgery;  diabetes and endocrinology;  neonatology;  neu...
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Johns Hopkins Children's Center has been ranked as the best pediatric hospital in the state, and once again as one of the 10 best in the country, according to U.S. News&World Report. The annual Best Children’s Hospitals rankings are intended to help families of children with complex and rare conditions find the best medical care. The rankings highlight the top 50 hospital centers in 10 pediatric specialties: cancer, cardiology and heart surgery, diabetes and endocrinology, g astroenterology and…
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Contrast-induced acute kidney injury (CI-AKI) is a major adverse effect caused by intravascular administration of iodinated contrast medium. Whether there is a difference in CI-AKI incidence between iso-osmola...
Source: Cancer Imaging - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
A 77-year-old man with a history of hypertension, type 2-diabetes and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease came to the Emergency Department of our hospital with visual impairment, agraphia and memory loss. Cranial computed tomography (CT) revealed a hypodense lesion in the left posterior parietal white matter (maximum diameter of 4.5  cm) with vasogenic oedema. He was admitted to hospital to complete study of the primary neoplasm for suspicion of brain metastases. On day 3 post-admission, brain magnetic resonance imaging showed three images that suggested brain metastases.
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Nutrition&Food Science, Ahead of Print. Purpose Cottage is a protein-rich food which is commonly consumed by people targeting weight reduction and athletes willing to eat whole-food instead of protein supplements. Yet out of common knowledge, the scientific community lacks solid evidences of the effect of the inclusion of cottage cheese in a diet. The purpose of this paper is to assess the evidences from scientific literature of the impact of inclusion of cottage cheese in a diet. Design/methodology/approach PubMed and Web of Science were searched for scientific literature dealing with “cottage cheese” and &ldq...
Source: Nutrition and Food Science - Category: Nutrition Source Type: research
In conclusions, dairy may be part of a healthy diet; however, additional studies exploring confounding factors are needed to ascertain the potential detrimental effects. PMID: 31199182 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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(European Society of Human Genetics) Researchers have shown that genes regulating iron metabolism in the body are responsible for excess liver iron. High levels of iron in the liver are linked to a number of serious health conditions including cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure and cardiovascular as well as liver disease. But measuring liver iron is difficult and until recently could only be done through an invasive biopsy.
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Publication date: Available online 15 June 2019Source: Pharmacological ResearchAuthor(s): S. Priya Narayanan, Esraa Shosha, Chithra D PalaniAbstractDiabetic Retinopathy (DR), is a significant public health issue and the leading cause of blindness in working-aged adults worldwide. The vision loss associated with DR affects patients’ quality of life and has negative social and psychological effects. In the past, diabetic retinopathy was considered a vascular disease; however, it is now recognized to be a neuro-vascular disease of the retina. Current therapies for DR, such as laser photocoagulation and anti-VEGF therapy...
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Authors: Cheng G, Zielonka J, Hardy M, Ouari O, Chitambar CR, Dwinell MB, Kalyanaraman B Abstract We demonstrate that combined treatment with metformin (Met) or its mitochondria-targeted analog, mito-metformin (Mito-Met), and various iron chelators synergistically inhibits proliferation of pancreatic and triple-negative breast cancer cells. Previously, we reported that Met (at millimolar levels) and Mito-Met (at micromolar levels) inhibited pancreatic cancer cell proliferation. Inhibition of mitochondrial complex I and mitochondrial oxidative phosphorylation (OXPHOS) through stimulation of mitochondrial redox signa...
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Authors: Kongkiatpaiboon S, Duangdee N, Prateeptongkum S, Chaijaroenkul W Abstract Stephania venosa (Blume) Spreng or "Sa-Bu-Leud" is a Thai medicinal plant used for treatment of cancer and diabetes, and as a blood-tonic and aphrodisiac. This plant .ontains alkaloids as its major components and has been of interest for its acetylcholinesterase (AChE) inhibitory activity. Phytochemical screening - of S. venosa was made using HPLC analysis and showed the chemical variation between the same species from different provenances. Fractionation of .S..venosa extract yielded three alkaloids, namely, dicentrine, cr...
Source: Natural Product Communications - Category: Biochemistry Tags: Nat Prod Commun Source Type: research
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