HEALTH NOTES: Trial for motor neurone drug and why cycling could risk men's sex life
Bike sales have soared during lockdown. But men may want to think twice before donning Lycra and getting in the saddle, as research suggests it could put them at an increased risk of impotence.
Late-night hosts debunk rapper’s claim that the Covid vaccine made her cousin’s friend impotent and anticipate a rally in support of the...
"There’s no evidence that it happens, nor is there any mechanistic reason to imagine that it would happen," Dr. Anthony Fauci said.
Minaj tweeted a claim about her cousin's friend's testicles. Fox News host Tucker Carlson then featured it. The tweet, that is, and not the testicles.
Despite what Nicki Minaj tweeted, there's no evidence that the shots cause impotence or other sexual health problems.
Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2021 Sep 1;2021:3402753. doi: 10.1155/2021/3402753. eCollection 2021.ABSTRACTAmong adult-onset motor neuron diseases, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is the most common. ALS involves the increasing loss of lower and upper motor neurons. Within a few years of onset, ALS causes patient death via progressive paralysis of respiratory muscles. However, the current drugs used to treat ALS, riluzole, edaravone, and dextromethorphan/quinidine, can only delay the progression of the disease and alleviate a small number of symptoms in some patients, and no completely effective treatment is avai...
ConclusionWe report a loss of RDD in patients with ALS. The strong correlation detected between the RDD deficit and increased MUP suggests that RDD is a sensitive indicator of underlying spinal disinhibition in ALS.Trial registrationChiCTR2000038848, 10/7/2020 (retrospectively registered),http://www.chictr.org.cn/.
THE GREAT-grandson of Lord Of The Rings author JRR Tolkien says that his family felt "alone, abandoned and ignored" as his late brother Mike battled motor neurone disease. Royd Tolkien nursed his brother daily for three years until his death in 2015, desperately hoping his care would help restore him.
Clin Exp Immunol. 2021 Sep 12. doi: 10.1111/cei.13660. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTNeuropathology studies of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and animal models of ALS reveal a strong association between aberrant protein accumulation and motor neuron damage, as well as activated microglia and astrocytes. While the role of neuroinflammation in the pathology of ALS is unclear, imaging studies of the CNS support the idea that innate immune activation occurs early in disease in both humans, and in rodent models of ALS. In addition, emerging studies also reveal changes in monocytes, macrophages, and lymphocytes in periphera...