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Modelling time ‐course relationships with multiple treatments: Model‐Based Network Meta‐Analysis for continuous summary outcomes
ConclusionsTime ‐course MBNMA provides a statistically robust framework for synthesising evidence on multiple treatments at multiple time points. The use of placebo‐controlled studies in drug‐development means there is limited potential for inconsistency. The methods can inform drug‐development decisions, a nd provide the rigour needed in the reimbursement decision‐making process.
Source: Research Synthesis Methods - April 23, 2019 Category: Chemistry Authors: H. Pedder, S. Dias, M. Bennetts, M. Boucher, N.J. Welton Tags: RESEARCH ARTICLE Source Type: research

A Novel Regulator of Preadipocyte Differentiation, Transcription Factor TCF21, Functions Partially Through Promoting LPL Expression
Discussion Excessive fat deposition in chickens can result in many undesirable consequences within the poultry industry, including reduced feeding efficiency (Zhou et al., 2006) and decreased reproductive performance (Walzem and Chen, 2014). Thus, broiler breeders urgently require a more thorough understanding of the molecular mechanism governing chicken adipogenesis. We previously found that broilers from lean and fat lines exhibit clear differences in reproductive performance (Zhang et al., 2018). In addition, TCF21 was found to be related to testis growth and development in these broilers (Zhang et al., 2017). In mice ...
Source: Frontiers in Physiology - April 23, 2019 Category: Physiology Source Type: research

A sensitive quantification approach for detection of HETE-CP adduct after benzyl chloroformate derivatization using ultra-high-pressure liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry.
This study provides a new strategy and useful tool for retrospective analysis of HD exposure by HETE-CP biomarker detection. Graphical abstract Flow diagram for quantification of sulfur mustard exposure by detection of HETE-CP dipeptide adduct after benzyl chloroformate derivatization using ultra-high-pressure liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry. PMID: 31011788 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry - April 23, 2019 Category: Chemistry Authors: Chen B, Yu HL, Liu SL, Liu CC, Liang LH, Li XH, Li XS, Wu JN, Yang Y Tags: Anal Bioanal Chem Source Type: research

Immunomodulation as a Neuroprotective Strategy for Glaucoma Treatment
AbstractPurpose of ReviewThis review aims to highlight the current knowledge about inflammatory mechanisms of neurodegeneration in glaucoma with emphasis on potential immunomodulation strategies.Recent FindingsGlaucomatous retina and optic nerve present multiple evidences of inflammatory responses of astroglia, microglia, and blood-borne immune cells. Although adaptive/protective responses of resident or systemic immune cells can support neurons and promote tissue repair mechanisms after injurious insults, prolonged inflammatory processes can also produce neurotoxic mediators. Treatments targeting these neurodestructive ou...
Source: Current Ophthalmology Reports - April 23, 2019 Category: Opthalmology Source Type: research

Molecules, Vol. 24, Pages 1605: Microwave-Assisted Extraction, Purification, Partial Characterization, and Bioactivity of Polysaccharides from Panax ginseng
Zhou Polysaccharides are a main active substance in Panax ginseng; however, microwave-assisted extraction used to prepare P. ginseng polysaccharides (MPPG) has rarely been reported, and knowledge of the bactericidal activity of P. ginseng polysaccharides remains low. Thus, this study was designed to investigate the extraction of P. ginseng polysaccharides by using two methods—hot water extraction and microwave-assisted extraction—and compare their chemical composition and structure. In addition, their antibacterial and antioxidant activities were also determined. The data implied that P. gi...
Source: Molecules - April 23, 2019 Category: Chemistry Authors: Jing-Li Zhao Meiping Zhang Hong-Li Zhou Tags: Article Source Type: research

Interferon Lambda Inhibits Bacterial Uptake during Influenza Superinfection Host Response and Inflammation
Influenza kills 30,000 to 40,000 people each year in the United States and causes 10 times as many hospitalizations. A common complication of influenza is bacterial superinfection, which exacerbates morbidity and mortality from the viral illness. Recently, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) has emerged as the dominant pathogen found in bacterial superinfection, with Streptococcus pneumoniae a close second. However, clinicians have few tools to treat bacterial superinfection. Current therapy for influenza/bacterial superinfection consists of treating the underlying influenza infection and adding various anti...
Source: Infection and Immunity - April 23, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Rich, H. E., McCourt, C. C., Zheng, W. Q., McHugh, K. J., Robinson, K. M., Wang, J., Alcorn, J. F. Tags: Host Response and Inflammation Source Type: research

Neutrophils Dampen Adaptive Immunity in Brucellosis Host Response and Inflammation
Brucella organisms are intracellular stealth pathogens of animals and humans. The bacteria overcome the assault of innate immunity at early stages of an infection. Removal of polymorphonuclear neutrophils (PMNs) at the onset of adaptive immunity against Brucella abortus favored bacterial elimination in mice. This was associated with higher levels of interferon gamma (IFN-) and a higher proportion of cells expressing interleukin 6 (IL-6) and inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS), compatible with M1 macrophages, in PMN-depleted B. abortus-infected (PMNd-Br) mice. At later times in the acute infection phase, the amounts of I...
Source: Infection and Immunity - April 23, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Mora-Cartin, R., Gutierrez-Jimenez, C., Alfaro-Alarcon, A., Chaves-Olarte, E., Chacon-Diaz, C., Barquero-Calvo, E., Moreno, E. Tags: Host Response and Inflammation Source Type: research

Alternative Enzyme Protection Assay To Overcome the Drawbacks of the Gentamicin Protection Assay for Measuring Entry and Intracellular Survival of Staphylococci Bacterial Infections
Precise enumeration of living intracellular bacteria is the key step to estimate the invasion potential of pathogens and host immune responses to understand the mechanism and kinetics of bacterial pathogenesis. Therefore, quantitative assessment of host-pathogen interactions is essential for development of novel antibacterial therapeutics for infectious disease. The gentamicin protection assay (GPA) is the most widely used method for these estimations by counting the CFU of intracellular living pathogens. Here, we assess the longstanding drawbacks of the GPA by employing an antistaphylococcal endopeptidase as a bactericida...
Source: Infection and Immunity - April 23, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Kim, J.-H., Chaurasia, A. K., Batool, N., Ko, K. S., Kim, K. K. Tags: Bacterial Infections Source Type: research

Cooperative Interactions between Trichomonas vaginalis and Associated Bacteria Enhance Paracellular Permeability of the Cervicovaginal Epithelium by Dysregulating Tight Junctions Cellular Microbiology: Pathogen-Host Cell Molecular Interactions
The human protozoan Trichomonas vaginalis is the causative agent of trichomoniasis, a prevalent sexually transmitted infection, which is accompanied by a species-diversified vaginal microbiota named community state type IV (CST-IV). Coincidently, CST-IV includes species associated with bacterial vaginosis (e.g. Gardnerella vaginalis, Atopobium vaginae, and Prevotella bivia). Both diseases are linked to the transmission of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and preterm birth, which complications are likely to result from the disruption of the cervicovaginal epithelial barrier. Here, we show that paracellular permeability of...
Source: Infection and Immunity - April 23, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Hinderfeld, A. S., Phukan, N., Bär, A.-K., Roberton, A. M., Simoes-Barbosa, A. Tags: Cellular Microbiology: Pathogen-Host Cell Molecular Interactions Source Type: research

The Plasmid-Encoded pGP3 Promotes Chlamydia Evasion of Acidic Barriers in Both Stomach and Vagina Cellular Microbiology: Pathogen-Host Cell Molecular Interactions
Although Chlamydia trachomatis is a human genital tract pathogen, chlamydial organisms have frequently been detected in both vaginal and rectal swab samples of animals and humans. The plasmid-encoded pGP3, a genital tract virulence factor, is essential for Chlamydia muridarum to colonize the mouse gastrointestinal tract. However, intracolon inoculation to bypass the gastric barrier rescued the colonization ability of a pGP3-deficient C. muridarum mutant, suggesting that pGP3 is required for C. muridarum to reach but not to colonize the large intestine. The pGP3-deficient mutant was rapidly cleared in the stomach and was 10...
Source: Infection and Immunity - April 23, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Zhang, T., Huo, Z., Ma, J., He, C., Zhong, G. Tags: Cellular Microbiology: Pathogen-Host Cell Molecular Interactions Source Type: research

Antigen-Specific Single B Cell Sorting and Monoclonal Antibody Cloning in Guinea Pigs
This study was supported by NIH/NIAID grants R01AI102766 (YL), P01AI104722 (RW and YL), UM1 AI100663 (RW), and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation grant OPP1084519 (RW). JS is a trainee of NIH training grant T32AI125186A to Anne Simon at University of Maryland, College Park. This study was also partially funded by the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) (RW) with the generous support of United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands. Conflict of Interest Statement The authors declare that the research was conducted in the absence of any commercial or ...
Source: Frontiers in Microbiology - April 23, 2019 Category: Microbiology Source Type: research

Selection of Competitive and Efficient Rhizobia Strains for White Clover
Conclusion This study provides proof of concept for a strategy to select inoculants with high competitive ability under field conditions for regions with introduced exotic legumes and their symbionts. Native-naturalized rhizobia strains selected by their N fixation efficiency, showed greater nodule occupancy than the currently used commercial introduced strain, independent of soil type, and of previous history of inoculation. Most importantly, the differences in nodule occupancy between the selected native-naturalized strains and the commercial one remained when assessed under field conditions at two sites and in two sowi...
Source: Frontiers in Microbiology - April 23, 2019 Category: Microbiology Source Type: research

Corneal Thickness and Endothelial Changes in Long-Term Hydroxychloroquine Use.
CONCLUSION: Patients using long-term HCQ demonstrated lower ECD and higher CCT than the control group. However, the CV of cell sizes and the HEX% values were not significantly different from the controls. PMID: 31010339 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Cutaneous and Ocular Toxicology - April 23, 2019 Category: Toxicology Authors: Oğurel T, Özer MA, Akbulut Y, Büyüktortop Gökçınar N, Onaran Z, Ureten K Tags: Cutan Ocul Toxicol Source Type: research

Substitution of an Internal Disulfide Bridge in Human Insulin by a Diselenide Enhances its Foldability and Stability.
Abstract Insulin analogs exemplify the utility of protein engineering in molecular pharmacology. Whereas chemical syntheses of the individual A and B chains were accomplished in the early 1960s, their combination to form native insulin remains inefficient due to competing disulfide pairing and aggregation. To overcome these limitations, we envisioned an alternative approach: pairwise substitution of cysteine residues by selenocysteine (Sec, U). To this end, CysA6 and CysA11 (which form the internal intrachain A6-A11 disulfide bridge) were each replaced by Sec. The A chain[C6U, C11U] variant was prepared by SPPS; s...
Source: Chemistry - April 23, 2019 Category: Chemistry Authors: Weil-Ktorza O, Rege N, Lansky S, Shalev DE, Shoham G, Weiss MA, Metanis N Tags: Chemistry Source Type: research

Epidemiology of Sudden Death in Organized Youth Sports in the United States, 2007-2015.
CONCLUSIONS: Sudden deaths in organized youth sports in the United States from 2007 through 2015 were most often experienced during practices by males, were cardiac related, and occurred while playing basketball. These findings are similar to those in high school and collegiate sports. This study affirms the need for further epidemiologic research into sudden deaths at the organized youth sport level. PMID: 31013114 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: J Athl Train - April 23, 2019 Category: Sports Medicine Authors: Endres BD, Kerr ZY, Stearns RL, Adams WM, Hosokawa Y, Huggins RA, Kucera KL, Casa DJ Tags: J Athl Train Source Type: research

Perinatal Risk Factors for the Retinopathy of Prematurity in Postnatal Growth and Rop Study
Source: Ophthalmic Epidemiology - April 23, 2019 Category: Opthalmology Authors: Gui-Shuang Ying Edward F Bell Pamela Donohue Lauren A Tomlinson Gil Binenbaum Source Type: research

Correction of bias in self-reported sitting time among office workers - a study based on compositional data analysis.
Conclusions Calibration adjusting for errors in self-reported sitting led to substantially more correct estimates of "true" sitting than uncalibrated self-reports. Validation indicated that model performance would change somewhat in new datasets and that full models perform no better than simple models, but calibration remained effective. PMID: 31012945 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health - April 23, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Coenen P, Mathiassen S, van der Beek AJ, Hallman DM Tags: Scand J Work Environ Health Source Type: research

Ultraflexible Transparent Bio ‐Based Polymer Conductive Films Based on Ag Nanowires
Flexible transparent conductive films (TCFs) based on silver nanowires and bio ‐based poly(ethylene‐co‐1,4‐cyclohexanedimethylene 2,5‐furandicarboxylate)s with a low sheet resistance (23.8 Ω sq−1 at 84.6% transmittance) and superior mechanical properties are fabricated. The relationship between the mechanism behind the bending behavior and the electrical properties, which is important for improving the mechanical stability of flexible TCFs, is explored. AbstractThe unstable mechanical properties of flexible transparent conductive films (TCFs) make it difficult for them to meet the requirements for displays or ...
Source: Small - April 23, 2019 Category: Nanotechnology Authors: Wei Xu, Lu Zhong, Feng Xu, Weijie Song, Jinggang Wang, Jin Zhu, ShuLei Chou Tags: Communication Source Type: research

NHS productivity grows more than twice as fast as wider economy
A new study by health experts has shown that the productivity of the NHS has improved almost two and a half times as fast than the wider economy over the last 12 years, meaning more care and treatments for patients and better value for taxpayers.
Source: NHS Networks - April 23, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Stabilization exercise affects function of transverse abdominis and pelvic floor muscles in women with postpartum lumbo-pelvic pain: a double-blinded randomized clinical trial study
ConclusionsSE improved both PFM and TrA muscle function more than GE in women with postpartum LPP. However, the clinical outcome of pain relief was not greater in the SE group.
Source: International Urogynecology Journal - April 23, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Systematic Review of Intensity-Modulated Brachytherapy (IMBT): Static and Dynamic Techniques
High-Z shielding of brachytherapy sources has long been used to increase the therapeutic index by improving target dose conformity. Recent novel applicators and sources increase the complexity and control that providers may have in delivering treatments with benefits in terms of sparing critical structures and dose escalation - typically at the price of longer delivery times. We evaluate the various levels of readiness for clinical implementation.
Source: International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics - April 23, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Cameron M. Callaghan, Quentin Adams, Ryan T. Flynn, Xiaodong Wu, Weiyu Xu, Yusung Kim Tags: Critical Review Source Type: research

Child Maltreatment in the Media: Analyses of Media Coverage and Reader Comments on Child Maltreatment in Israel
The media plays a significant role in our lives and constitutes a very powerful socialising agent with the potential to influence public opinion and policymakers regarding social issues, such as child maltreatment. The present study was designed to explore how child maltreatment is portrayed in the media and to examine public perception regarding this phenomenon, as expressed by reader comments. Articles about child maltreatment published on the five official news websites in Israel were assessed using descriptive and qualitative analysis. It was found that most of the coverage of child maltreatment could be characterised ...
Source: Child Abuse Review - April 23, 2019 Category: Child Development Authors: Carmit Katz, Talia Glucklich, Shir Piller Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Survey reveals 'alarming' mental health crisis among doctors
And more doctors are turning to drink, drugs or prescription medicines to cope Related items fromOnMedica Where Prince William leads, maybe we can follow … Mental health patients report poorer hospital experiences NHS is failing patients with mental health problems Child to adult mental health transfer is inadequate Mental health patients being sent long distances for treatment
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 23, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Health secretary offers protection for whistleblowers
Hancock promises to end the use of non-disclosure agreements that prevent staff from speaking out Related items fromOnMedica Can medicine be cured? Treatment of whistleblowers a “stain on NHS”, say MPs Practices need to seize the opportunity of consolidating IT systems GPs welcome 'biggest reform to services in 15 years' Plans afoot to end cover-up culture in NHS
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 23, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NHS annual cancer checks top two million
Rise attributed to improved GP referral criteria and better awareness as celebrities share their cancer stories Related items fromOnMedica Obesity as cause of cancer set to overtake smoking GPs key to new faster cancer diagnosis standards Cancer strategies failed to improve one-year survival Is the NHS ready for ‘Cutting edge’ CAR T cell immunotherapy? Cancer patients using complementary meds die sooner
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 23, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Deaf children to get 'life-changing' surgery
Auditory brainstem implants will allow children to experience the sensation of hearing Related items fromOnMedica Don ’t delay young children’s surgery for fear of GA harms Overzealous CRB checks stop children's surgery Surgeons forced to lie about their hours Surgery should be a last resort for obese children Shortage of paediatric surgeons will leave generation without care
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 23, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Fertility clinics 'exploiting' older women
Regulator says some clinics use selective success rates to target potential customers Related items fromOnMedica Eight in ten stillbirths might have been avoided Epilepsy does not affect chance of pregnancy, or outcomes Midwife-led birth safest for straightforward pregnancy MHRA tightens licence restrictions on valproate for women Most CCGs missing smoking target for pregnant women
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 23, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Robotic surgery in infants and children: an argument for smaller and fewer incisions
ConclusionsThis study represents one of the largest series of consecutive RAL surgery using 5  mm instruments in pediatric urology. Acceptable complication rates, OR times and blood loss were achieved using this technique. We conclude that the use of 5 mm instruments gives excellent operative outcomes in pediatric reconstructive procedures.
Source: World Journal of Urology - April 23, 2019 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research

Ontario's cuts to Toronto Public Health threaten to 'devastate' school nutrition program, some warn
Many advocates are warning that Ontario's surprise cuts to Toronto Public Health's funding threaten to destroy the city's school nutrition program, which is relied upon by at least 200,000 children, and they want to see the province reverse course.
Source: CBC | Health - April 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Lower Dose of Pfizer-Lilly Painkiller Misses Main Goals in Late Stage Study Lower Dose of Pfizer-Lilly Painkiller Misses Main Goals in Late Stage Study
A lower dose of non-opioid painkiller developed by Pfizer Inc and Eli Lilly and Co failed to meet main goals in a late-stage study in patients with moderate-to-severe osteoarthritis of the hip or knee, the companies said on Thursday in releasing topline results of the study.Reuters Health Information
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - April 22, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Anesthesiology News Source Type: news

Reporting of Adverse Drug Reactions Differs by Gender Reporting of Adverse Drug Reactions Differs by Gender
Reported adverse reactions to specific drugs show distinct gender differences, new findings show.Reuters Health Information
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - April 22, 2019 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Pfizer and Lilly announce top-line results from long-term Phase 3 study of tanezumab in patients with osteoarthritis
The objective of the study was to compare the long-term joint safety and 16-week efficacy of tanezumab relative to nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) in patients with moderate-to-severe osteoarthritis (OA) of the hip or knee.
Source: World Pharma News - April 22, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Pfizer Business and Industry Source Type: news

Ending AIDS: The Wild West
HIV physician-scientist Dr. Diane Havlir will deliver the 2019 James C. Hill Memorial Lecture on Tuesday, April 30 at 3 p.m. in Lipsett Amphitheater, Bldg. 10. Her talk, “ Ending AIDS: The Wild West, ” will examine strategies used to control the HIV epidemic in San Francisco and rural western Uganda and Kenya, highlighting insights from each approach. Havlir is chief of HIV, Infectious Disease and Global Medicine at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center, where she directs the renowned HIV clinic, Ward 86. She also is professor and associate chair of clinical research in the Department of Medicin...
Source: Videocast - All Events - April 22, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Upcoming Events Source Type: video

FDA Clears First Device for Treating ADHD FDA Clears First Device for Treating ADHD
The US Food and Drug Administration has granted marketing authorization for the Monarch external trigeminal nerve stimulation system to treat ADHD in patients between the ages of 7 and 12 years.FDA Approvals
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - April 22, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Alert Source Type: news

Certain Factors Predict Celiac Disease Risk in Children With Positive Serology but Negative Biopsy Certain Factors Predict Celiac Disease Risk in Children With Positive Serology but Negative Biopsy
In children with"potential" celiac disease - positive serology but negative biopsy - who are not on gluten-free diets, factors that may help predict risk for eventual villous atrophy include age at diagnosis, gamma delta lymphocytes and HLA haplotype, researchers say.Reuters Health Information
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - April 22, 2019 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

The Fight over Particulate Matter
The EPA and conventional air pollution regulations are back in the news. NPRreported that the seven-member Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC), which provides the EPA with technical advice for National Ambient Air Quality Standards, is “considering guidelines that upend basic air pollution science.” But NPR’s oversimplified depiction of a settled scientific debate ignores real misgivings about the science that has justified the regulations and provides an opportunity to ask questions about the proper role of science in publi c policy.The pollutant in question is particulate matter (PM), tiny particles or ...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - April 22, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Peter Van Doren Source Type: blogs

Senate Energy Innovation Push Gains Steam
Efforts in the Senate to promote technology innovation as a way to combat climate change are beginning to progress. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) has renewed his push to “double energy research funding,” while the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee has begun to develop legislation to promote technology development and commercialization.
Source: FYI: The AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News - April 22, 2019 Category: Physics Authors: wthomas Source Type: news

Moderate/Vigorous Exercise Attenuates Risks of Sitting
MONDAY, April 22, 2019 -- Moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) equivalent to meeting current recommendations attenuates the association of sitting with all-cause and cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality, according to a study published...
Source: - Pharma News - April 22, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

CDC: United States Set to Break Measles Cases Record
MONDAY, April 22, 2019 -- Just a few months into the year, the United States is set to break an annual record for the number of measles cases. The number of measles cases rose by 71 in the last week and now stands at 626 since Jan. 1, the U.S....
Source: - Pharma News - April 22, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Diminished HRQOL More Likely Among Transgender Adults
MONDAY, April 22, 2019 -- Transgender adults are more likely to report diminished health-related quality of life (HRQOL), according to a research letter published online April 22 in JAMA Internal Medicine. Kellan E. Baker, M.P.H., from the Johns...
Source: - Pharma News - April 22, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Preterm Birth Linked to Periconception HbA1c in T1DM
MONDAY, April 22, 2019 -- For women with type 1 diabetes (T1D), the risk for preterm birth is strongly associated with periconceptional hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) level, according to a study published online April 22 in the Annals of Internal...
Source: - Pharma News - April 22, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Metformin May Help Obese With Prediabetes Maintain Weight Loss
MONDAY, April 22, 2019 -- Metformin is associated with long-term weight loss (LTWL), according to the results of the Diabetes Prevention Program Outcomes Study (DPPOS) published online April 23 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. John W. Apolzan,...
Source: - Pharma News - April 22, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Fake meat maker plans real IPO
Best known for its plant-based vegan burgers, Beyond Meat hopes to sell its stock on Nasdaq for around $20 a share
Source: Health News: - April 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why Meal Kits Aren ’t as Bad for the Environment as You Think
This study really motivates the need to carefully consider the food that we’re purchasing, and how we’re using the food that we buy.” Meal kits have a few sustainability benefits beyond reducing food waste, the researchers say. It is environmentally more friendly for a delivery truck, which is filled with other packages and driving an optimized route, to deliver food to consumers’ doorsteps, rather than having each person make an independent trip to the grocery store, Heard says. The cooling packs included with meal kits are also easier on the environment than refrigeration used in retail stores, th...
Source: TIME: Health - April 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Source Type: news

Only one St. Louis-area hospital named to 'great hospitals' list
Only one St. Louis-area hospital made the latest list of the best hospitals in the U.S. On Friday, Becker’s Hospital Review, a monthly publication that focuses on health care news, and industry trends, released its annual 100 Great Hospitals in America list, with Barnes-Jewish Hospital being the only St. Louis facility to make the cut. The list recognizes hospitals for “excelle nce in clinical care, patient outcomes, and staff and physician satisfaction,” according to the website. The Becker’s…
Source: Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 22, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Brian Robbins Source Type: news

Immediate Breast Reconstruction After Mastectomy Does Not Delay Adjuvant Therapy Immediate Breast Reconstruction After Mastectomy Does Not Delay Adjuvant Therapy
Immediate breast reconstruction after mastectomy for breast cancer does not delay initiation of adjuvant therapy, according to results from the iBRA-2 study.Reuters Health Information
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 22, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

"Seabins" in Australia working around the clock to filter ocean trash
Recent research shows plastic pollution in our oceans is affecting every continent on our planet. Nearly 18 billion pounds of plastic ends up in our oceans every year. By 2050, researchers estimate there could be more plastic in oceans by weight than fish, unless something changes. As part of our Earth Matters coverage, Scott Tweedie of Network 10 station in Australia traveled to Bondi Beach to show us how one company is trying to make a difference.
Source: Health News: - April 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

North Carolina May Finally Let Women Revoke Consent During Sex
For years, legislators have declined to close a harmful loophole in state sexual assault laws, but advocates say 2019 could be the year that no means no in North Carolina.
Source: Healthcare News - April 22, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Janet Burns, Women at Forbes Source Type: news

Parkinson's disease patient: 'I can walk... it's really helped me'
Parkinson's disease patient Gail Jardine can walk more freely after having a spinal implant fitted.
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news