Sylvia Gyde obituary
My wife, Sylvia Gyde, who has died aged 88, was a medical researcher and NHS administrator. She worked for a number of years in public health, a role in which she consistently argued for the root social, economic and environmental causes of ill health to be better addressed.After a stint as a GP, Sylvia began her research career looking into Crohn ’s disease at Birmingham general hospital. In the late 1980s she served as medical director of the West Midlands mortality survey, a job thatconvinced her of the need for better public health medicine. It also led to her appointment as director of public health at North Birming...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 21, 2024 Category: Science Authors: Humphrey Gyde Tags: NHS Medicine University of Oxford Suffolk West Midlands Birmingham Medical research Source Type: news

What Is " Sex " ?
My new trade book On Sex and Gender, out today from Simon & Schuster, developed out of an academic project—first in the legal literature with Sex in Sport (2017) and Sex Neutrality (2021), then with scientists and policymakers in the medical research and sports spaces. This interdisciplinary…#onsexandgender #simonschuster #sexinsport #chapterfive #nih #nature #artarnold #ucla #fromlaw #chaptertwo (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 21, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Device aids recovery of people with spinal injuries, trial finds
Improved strength, control and sensation from use of Arc-Ex device described as small but life-changingA device that stimulates the spinal nerves with electrical pulses appears to boost how well people recover from major spinal cord injuries, doctors say.An international trial found that patients who had lost some or all use of their hands and arms after a spinal cord injury regained strength, control and sensation when the stimulation was applied during standard rehabilitation exercises.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 20, 2024 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Science Medical research Disability Society Source Type: news

ICMR distances itself from BHU's Covaxin study, asks to explain why it should not seek Iegal and administrative action
The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has criticised Banaras Hindu University (BHU) researchers for incorrectly associating them with an observational study on the side effects of Bharat Biotech's Covid-19 vaccine, Covaxin. The study, which covered a one-year period after the vaccine was administered, found that nearly a third of the 926 participants reported adverse events of special interest (AESI). (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - May 20, 2024 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Scientists make potential breast cancer breakthrough after preserving tissue in gel
Ability to preserve tissue in a special gel solution for at least a week will help doctors identify most effective drug treatmentsScientists say they have a made a potentially “gamechanging” breakthrough in breast cancer research after discovering how to preserve breast tissue outside the body for at least a week.The study, which was funded by the Prevent Breast Cancer charity, found tissue could be preserved in a special gel solution, which will help scientists identify the most effective drug treatments for patients.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 19, 2024 Category: Science Authors: Matthew Weaver Tags: Breast cancer Cancer research Health Society Medical research Science Manchester Greater Manchester UK news Source Type: news

Argentinian couple moves to US to allow their toddler to join gene therapy trial
The Lovatos relocated from Guatemala to Ohio for their son, who has the rare genetic disorder Canavan diseaseThe birth of their first child three and a half years ago completed Natalia and Juan Lovato ’s lives. Both fromArgentina, Juan was a professional soccer player in Guatemala, where Natalia ran a successful Argentinian restaurant.Soon, however, they noticed their son Ciro couldn ’t hold up his head. Then, they were alarmed that he wasn’t making eye contact.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 18, 2024 Category: Science Authors: Stephen Starr Tags: Ohio Children's health Genetics Medical research US healthcare US news Source Type: news

Imagine getting life-saving drugs to sick people without relying on big pharma? We may have found a way | Dr Catriona Crombie
An NHS trust ’s attempts to bring a crucial drug to market itself is hopeful news for patientsDr Catriona Crombie is the head of rare disease at medical charity LifeArcHealthcare should make people ’s lives better. That fact can hardly be contested. Yet for some patients with rare diseases, commercial interests are dictating who gets to access life-saving treatment and who doesn’t. Pharmaceutical companies have long been driven by global demand and the potential for the highest profits. In the past two decades, the market has exploded: pharma revenues worldwidehave exceeded $1tn. For patients with common conditions, ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 16, 2024 Category: Science Authors: Catriona Crombie Tags: Medical research Pharmaceuticals industry Drugs Hospitals Health Business Society NHS Science Source Type: news

Proteins in blood could provide early cancer warning ‘by more than seven years’
Study identifies 618 proteins linked to 19 types of cancer, which could lead to much earlier detectionProteins in the blood could warn people of cancer more than seven years before it is diagnosed, according toresearch.Scientists at the University of Oxford studied blood samples from more than 44,000 people in the UK Biobank, including over 4,900 people who subsequently had a cancer diagnosis.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 15, 2024 Category: Science Authors: Anna Bawden Health and social affairs correspondent Tags: Cancer research University of Oxford Society Medical research Health UK news Science Source Type: news

South Africa: Global TB Vaccine Trial Launches in Gqeberha to Address SA's Number One Killer Disease
[Eastern Cape Department of Health] The Wits Health Consortium announced the start of the Bill & Melinda Gates Medical Research Institute's (Gates MRI) large Phase 3 clinical trial to assess the efficacy of the M72/AS01E TB vaccine candidate at the refurbished Isango Lethemba TB Research Unit located at the Jose Pearson Hospital in Gqeberha today. The Eastern Cape has the highest TB incidence in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - May 15, 2024 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Health and Medicine South Africa Southern Africa Tuberculosis Source Type: news

Cash incentives may help men lose weight, research finds
Men with obesity offered incentives and sent healthy-eating tips in Game of Stones trial found to have lost most weightFinancial incentives of up to £400 alongside text messages could encourage men living with obesity to lose weight, research has found.The research, known as Game of Stones and presented at the European Congress of Obesity, involved a year-long trial involving 585 men living with obesity from Belfast, Bristol and Glasgow.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 15, 2024 Category: Science Authors: Tobi Thomas Health and inequalities correspondent Tags: Obesity Health Men's health Society World news UK news Medical research Glasgow Scotland Bristol Belfast Northern Ireland Science & wellbeing Diets and dieting Nutrition Life and style Europe Source Type: news

Wednesday briefing: The study that says semaglutide can do much more than help you lose weight
In today ’s newsletter: A new study suggests semaglutides reduce not just obesity but risks to your heart too. What will that mean for their availability on the NHS?•Sign up here for our daily newsletter, First EditionGood morning. If you hear brand names like Ozempic and Wegovy and think of suddenly gaunt A-listers posing on the red carpet, it is surely now time to think again. There has already been substantial evidence that as well as in their initial role as a diabetes treatment, semaglutides – the kind of drug in question – can have a real impact on obesity for people for whom nothing else works. Now a new stu...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 15, 2024 Category: Science Authors: Archie Bland Tags: World news Medical research Obesity Heart attack UCL (University College London) NHS Health Science Society Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic biostatisticians power every step of medical research
Biostatisticians bring a unique perspective and skill set to every step of medical research. Last year, at Mayo Clinic they supported about 5,000 studies spanning discovery science, clinical trials, translational science and population health. (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - May 15, 2024 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Why are elite athletes prone to abnormal heart rhythms?
On 1 July 2023, as Tour de France riders pedaled out of Bilbao, Spain, toward the French Pyrenees mountains, sports cardiologist Andre La Gerche tuned in from Melbourne, Australia. “It’s exciting watching the screen and knowing the engines”—the hearts powering the cyclists forward, says La Gerche, who works at the St. Vincent’s Institute of Medical Research and the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute. Five of the cyclists who won daily stages early in the race are also participants in an ambitious study, led by La Gerche, of the effects of endurance exercise on the heart. These include powerful protection aga...
Source: ScienceNOW - May 14, 2024 Category: Science Source Type: news

Can weight-loss drugs such as Ozempic also treat addiction and dementia?
Studies show active ingredient semaglutide can reduce the risk of heart attack, improve fertility and help treat diabetesIt is a drug that has dominated headlines, first as a medication for type 2 diabetes, then as a weight-loss aid. Now it seems semaglutide – often called by its brand names Ozempic or Wegovy – could bring benefits in myriad areas of healthcare, from addiction to dementia.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 14, 2024 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Science correspondent Tags: Medical research Obesity Society Diabetes Heart attack Dementia Polycystic ovary syndrome Cancer Health UK news NHS Pharmaceuticals industry Source Type: news

Avoid Milk tea: ICMR advises tea, coffee consumers about when to drink, when to avoid, ideal quantity
The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and the National Institute of Nutrition (NIN) have issued 17 new dietary guidelines, urging moderation in tea and coffee consumption. Citing health concerns related to caffeine, the ICMR recommends limiting daily intake to 300mg. The guidelines suggest avoiding tea or coffee an hour before and after meals to prevent iron absorption issues. Emphasizing a diverse diet, they promote increased fruit and vegetable consumption while limiting oil, sugar, and salt intake. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - May 14, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news