Skin test detects evidence of Parkinson ’s and related disorders
A study showed that a simple skin biopsy could identify people who had Parkinson ’s disease or similar disorders with a high degree of accuracy. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - April 2, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gum disease-related bacteria tied to colorectal cancer
Scientists identified a specific subtype of bacteria implicated in gum disease that may promote the growth of colorectal tumors. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - April 2, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How lung distress from SARS-CoV-2 can cause heart damage
Researchers found that SARS-CoV-2 can damage heart tissue without directly infecting it. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - April 1, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coordinating speech and breathing in the brain
Researchers identified a brain circuit that controls vocalization and prevents it from interfering with breathing in mice. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - March 26, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Altered brain connections in youth with ADHD
Youth with ADHD have elevated brain activity connecting the frontal cortex with the information processing centers deep in the brain. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - March 26, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Weight-loss surgery yields long-term benefits for type 2 diabetes
Bariatric surgery helped people with type 2 diabetes better control their blood glucose years later compared to medical and lifestyle interventions. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - March 25, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Designing a new antibiotic to combat drug resistance
Researchers designed a synthetic drug that shuts down protein production in a range of different bacteria. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - March 12, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How excess niacin may promote cardiovascular disease
Findings about a metabolite of niacin, or vitamin B3, raise concerns about the health effects of too much niacin and suggest new measures to help prevent or treat cardiovascular disease (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - March 12, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Talk therapy cuts risk of postpartum depression
An intervention given to pregnant women by non-specialist providers greatly reduced the chances of developing postpartum depression or anxiety. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - March 11, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Insight into mechanisms of ME/CFS
Researchers compared people with post-infectious ME/CFS to those without and found important differences in their brains and other body systems. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - March 5, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drug cuts risk of allergic reactions to peanuts and other foods
Researchers showed that a drug used to treat allergic asthma can reduce reactions to peanuts and other common foods in children with multiple food allergies. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - March 5, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Identifying barriers to life-saving diarrhea care
A study in India found that children with diarrhea often aren ’t given oral rehydration salts because providers assume their parents prefer other treatments. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - March 4, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Obesity disrupts mitochondria, reduces fat-burning
Scientists identified a protein that triggers changes in mitochondria that lead to reduced fat-burning to promote weight gain in mice fed a high-fat diet. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - February 13, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How the brain produces speech
Researchers identified how neurons in the human brain encode various elements of speech. The findings might be used to help develop treatments for speech and language disorders. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - February 13, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Understanding sex differences in autoimmune disease
The activity of a type of RNA called Xist may help explain why autoimmune diseases are more common in women than men. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - February 12, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news