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Potential New Psoriasis Treatment

2015-03-17 08:46
potential new psoriasis treatment

A team at Rockefeller University report on a potential new psoriasis treatment that may eventually lead to a cure. This could be great news for the estimated 125 million people around the world who suffer with this autoimmune disease.

Psoriasis is a chronic, noncontagious disease that is typically characterized by patches of thick red skin and white-silvery areas of dead skin cells.

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Gene therapy offers new hope for diabetic neuropathy

2015-03-06 11:57
Gene therapy could help repair diabetes nerve damage

Diabetes can lead to nerve damage known as neuropathy that is painful, permanent, irreversible and progressive. The most common symptoms of peripheral neuropathy that occurs in the extremities is a feeling of numbness and tingling and sharp, stabbing pain, especially in the feet. Researchers at Northwestern University have uncovered a new way to help diabetics get relief from diabetic neuropathy.

Researchers for the study that included 84 patients found patients with diabetes who were given two low dose rounds of a non-viral gene therapy called VM202 reported pain relief for more than a yea

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How lack of sleep could lead to type 2 diabetes

2015-02-22 13:02
Research uncovers why sleep is important for curbing obesity, type 2 diabetes.

A first study helps explain why sleep is so important for curbing obesity and type 2 diabetes. Researchers have uncovered how lack of sleep leads to metabolic problems.

Past studies have linked sleep disorders to weight gain and diabetes but why it happens has been somewhat

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Could beer really fend off Alzheimer's disease?

2015-01-31 08:42
Compound in hops could help prevent neurological diseases.

According to scientists, hops in beer could be more healthful than previously known, especially for protecting the brain from Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease.

Findings reported in ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry suggest xanthohumol found in hops might slow the progression of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease.

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Why you need to get up and move more even if you hit the gym every day

2015-01-19 22:41
Sitting, even if you exercise daily, can lead to major health problems

More research shows sitting for too long can shorten lifespan, even for those who hit the gym every day. The finding means it's important to get up and move frequently to prevent chronic diseases that can lead to chronic diseases including diabetes, cancer and more.

Results of the new study, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, found that risk of death from cancer, diabetes and hear

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Natural protein could help spare IBD patients from surgery

2015-01-19 21:05
Natural protein studied for helping reduce fibrosis from IBD

Patients diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease often develop scarring that leads to narrowing or stricture of the colon. Researchers recently studied a natural protein that might be developed to help limit the amount of intestinal scarring from Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, helping spare patients from the need for surgery.

IBD can often lead to repeated surgeries. Quelling inflammation in the colon is a goal of treatment.

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New Crohn's disease damage index tool could help minimize complications

2015-01-12 13:31
New index developed by international team to measure Crohn's disease damage

Crohn's disease affects everyone differently. Sometimes the damage causes by the form of inflammatory bowel disease is difficult to measure, making it difficult to minimize complications. A new scoring index has now been created by researchers that measures the total damage to the intestines caused by Crohn's disease.

The scoring tool, known as the Lémann Index, was developed by the International Program to Develop New Indexes in Crohn’s Disease (IPNIC) group and is the first tool to take into account the extent

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Why your heart wants you to turn that frown upside down

2015-01-11 15:46
Optimism leads to better heart health

Researchers have published findings that optimistic people have better heart health compared to pessimists. Turning your frown upside down just might help you live longer.

Scientists at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaigne found the association between heart health and being update when they studied the association among 5100 adults.

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Can't get to the doctor? No problem, just stick out your tongue

2014-12-05 14:08

Researchers in India have designed a way to find out if someone is sick just by sticking out their tongue. But you don't have to be in the doctor's office to find out. A group of technical engineers have designed a digital tongue analysis software to help people in remote areas who may not have access to a physician. What can your tongue tell a doctor about your health?

And if that isn't cool enough, the researchers say next they'll be adding eye images to their repertoire of digital images to help diagnose even more diseases.

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IBS symptoms affect men differently than women

2014-10-24 10:34
Men with IBS have more emotional difficulty than women, study finds

Dealing with IBS or irritable bowel syndrome is difficult for anyone diagnosed with the disease. A new study highlights how the bowel disease can have an entirely different impact on men compared to women. Which gender is affected more severely and why is it important?

According to the study, “Understanding gender differences in IBS: the role of stress from the social environment,” presented during the Oct.

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