Nutrient deficiencies on the rise: Vitamin A levels take a nosedive over the last decade, causing the rise of infectious diseases such as measles

(Natural News) Even though developed nations boast of great technology, infrastructure, economy, and advanced medical care, they still suffer from ballooning rates of obesity, chronic disease, cardiovascular issues, metabolic disorders, and cancer. Infectious diseases still run rampant in developed nations, despite advances in plumbing and sanitation. The breakdown of developed nations is a slow and...
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This study included 250 subjects with NAFLD and 500 non-NAFLD controls. Clinical, anthropological and biochemical data were collected. Subjects with body mass index (BMI)>= 25 kg/m2 were taken as obese and subjects with BMI
Source: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Assoc Physicians India Source Type: research
Authors: Singh S, Lohakare AC Abstract Objective: Leptin levels are increased in obesity and have been found to be strongly associated with obesity, increased risk of cardiovascular diseases and morbidity. While, carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) is measured to predict atherosclerosis in early phase. Thus, the objective of this study was to evaluate the leptin levels and CIMT in overweight and obese individuals. Methods: This cross-sectional study involving 95 subjects, was performed over a period of 1 year in the Department of Medicine, King George's Medical University, Lucknow. Anthropometric measurements...
Source: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Assoc Physicians India Source Type: research
Authors: Maydeo A, Patil G, Dalal A, Thakare S, Iyer A, Patil N Abstract Introduction: Endoscopic Sleeve gastroplasty (ESG) is a novel minimally invasive endoscopic restrictive bariatric procedure. We studied the safety, effectiveness, 6-month weight loss outcomes of ESG. Methods: We prospectively collected data for patients undergoing ESG at a tertiary care referral center. Laboratory investigations were performed preoperatively, and at 6 months post-operatively. Anthropometric measurements were noted pre and post-operatively at a frequency of 3 months for a 6-month follow-up. Patients with BMI ≥28 kg/m2 wh...
Source: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Assoc Physicians India Source Type: research
V FOUNDATION FINDS A WAY: Even amid Covid-19, the V Foundation for Cancer Research is getting the word out about its mission. The organization is teaming with ESPN for “V for Victory,” a one-hour television special hosted by ESPN’s Kevin Negandhi and Hannah Storm, on Aug. 8 at 2 p.m. EST on ABC as part of the Wine Celebration’s 2020 virtual event. The idea is to shine a light on cancer survivor stories and the urgency to support cancer research during the pandemic and support the V Foundation’s…
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Madison-based Exact Sciences increases investment in Thrive Earlier Detection Corp.
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Publication date: Available online 2 August 2020Source: International Journal of Africa Nursing SciencesAuthor(s): Beatrice A.A. Bekui, Lydia Aziato, Lillian Akorfa Ohene, Magdalena S. Richter
Source: International Journal of Africa Nursing Sciences - Category: African Health Source Type: research
Conclusions: Cough is the most frequent presenting complaint in general practice. Infections are the most frequent causes of acute cough regardless of the chest X-ray findings. PMID: 32736491 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Asthma - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Asthma Source Type: research
Conclusion: The incidence rate of non-communicable diseases increased over the decade and was associated with increased mortality and disability, reduced quality of life, and increased health-care costs, indicating an urgent need to establish prevention and control programs. The rising trend in the incidence of cancers may also become a health care issue in Saudi Arabia in the coming years. PMID: 30834424 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research
In this study, we show that calorie restriction is protective against age-related increases in senescence and microglia activation and pro-inflammatory cytokine expression in an animal model of aging. Further, these protective effects mitigated age-related decline in neuroblast and neuronal production, and enhanced olfactory memory performance, a behavioral index of neurogenesis in the SVZ. Our results support the concept that calorie restriction might be an effective anti-aging intervention in the context of healthy brain aging. Greater Modest Activity in Late Life Correlates with Lower Incidence of Dementia ...
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In 2014, Behind the Headlines has covered more than 500 health stories that made it into the mainstream media. If you've been paying attention you should find this quiz easy and fun. Why not test your knowledge of 2014's health news with our month-by-month quiz? Answers are at the foot of the page (no peeking!).   In January 2016's health news... In a controversial study, monkeys were genetically engineered to develop what disorder? 1) Sex addiction 2) Bi-polar disorder 3) Autism In a similarly controversial study, what psychological condition was dismissed as a "myth" 1) Seasonal af...
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