Monthly Archives: December, 2018

Epilepsy: stem cell transplant is feasible and fights drug-resistant cases

About 3.4 million Americans, or 1.2% of the population, have active epilepsy. Although the majority respond to medication, between 20 and 40% of patients...

Pirate cholesterol is not a “really bad egg”: think again on fa(c)ts

Older people with obesity are at a particularly high risk of developing diseases such as type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Rather than total...

Myelofibrosis: combination is far better than a single agent

Myelofibrosis is a severe and very rare hematological disease for which treatment has only been partially effective to date. It is a Philadelphia chromosome-negative...

Microbiota: western diet and gut bacteria trying to keep the balance

Diet appears to be a major factor that influences the composition of the human gut microbiota. Dietary proteins are first digested in the small...

Malattie rare del tessuto connettivo e del sistema articolare

Le malattie del sistema osteomuscolare e del tessuto connettivo comprendono un gruppo di malattie infiammatorie sistemiche che si caratterizzano per il coinvolgimento del tessuto...

Esercizio fisico di sera: se è eccessivo non va bene per il sonno

L'esercizio fisico regolare ha piccoli effetti benefici sul tempo totale di sonno e sull'efficienza del sonno, effetti benefici da piccoli a medi sulla latenza...

Lung fibrosis: “scar” is the problem for a condition with “scarce” options

In lung fibrosis, lung tissue thickens, stiffens and scars. It can no longer function normally. That's why people with lung fibrosis have difficulty breathing....

Cystic fibrosis: a more accurate screening will be available

Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is accompanied by chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, pancreatic insufficiency with poor digestion and poor absorption of nutrients, leading to the worsening...

Pneumonia: discovered how it grows back from residual flu

The situation is relatively common, especially in winter. You come down with the flu, which lasts longer than usual. A few days later, you...

Multiple myeloma: a drug might become a stable maintenance ruler

Myeloma is a cancer of the plasma cells and it can affect several areas of the body, such as the spine, skull, pelvis and...

Sarcomas targeting: high throughput screening to lock the receptor down

A new compound that targets a receptor within sarcoma cancer cells shrank tumors and hampered their ability to spread in mice and pigs, a...

Fibromyalgia: childhood sexual abuse beneath reality escape once adult

A new Tel Aviv University study finds that fibromyalgia syndrome -- a chronic condition characterized by widespread pain, fatigue and cognitive difficulties -- may...

Psoriasi: rassegna generale

Malattia frequente, cronica e recidivante, caratterizzata da papule e placche di varia grandezza, ricoperte da squame argentee, ben delimitate e secche. Il grado di gravità...

Frutta secca: a merenda meglio dello snack per tenere bassi gli zuccheri

Anche se revisioni sistematiche e meta-analisi di studi randomizzati e controllati su modelli alimentari che includono un basso indice glicemico, l'elevata assunzione di cereali...

Fumo in gravidanza: la vitamina C protegge i polmoni del piccolo

La vitamina C può ridurre il danno arrecato ai polmoni nei bambini nati da madri che fumano durante la gravidanza, secondo uno studio randomizzato...
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