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Neural tube defects and uterus development in human fetuses – Scientific Reports

In normal fetuses, GnRH-containing neurons are present in the human brain at the end of the first month of pregnancy22. Hypophysis is able to synthesize gonadotropins from at least 9 weeks of fetal life23,24, so the release of gonadotropins into the fetal circulation can be demonstrated by the beginning of the second trimester. Circulating luteinizing hormone …

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DDT Exposure Linked to Alzheimer's Protein in Flies and Mice

DDT Exposure Linked to Alzheimer’s Protein in Flies and Mice

A new study led by researchers from Florida International University (FIU) reveals a mechanism linking the pesticide DDT to Alzheimer’s disease. Published in Environmental Health Perspectives, the study shows how the persistent environmental pollutant DDT causes increased amounts of toxic amyloid beta, which form the characteristic amyloid plaques found in the brains of those with Alzheimer’s disease. According …

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Meet the Expert: Focus on orthopaedics and VTE

Meet the Expert: Focus on orthopaedics and VTE

Hospital Healthcare Europe had the pleasure of speaking with Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Javad Parvizi MD FRCS, who shared his thoughts on recently published international consensus meeting recommendations on venous thromboembolism and how they could impact clinical care Please tell us about your background and institution? Dr Parvizi originally trained for four years to be …

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Preventative Health Programs Need to Address 3 Key Components

Preventative Health Programs Need to Address 3 Key Components

Jeff Ruby, Founder and CEO of Newtopia Combination of genetic testing, custom nutrition/exercise/mental wellbeing planning, and personal coaching thwarts chronic metabolic diseases through habit change. The most effective approach to treating chronic disease today focuses on behavior change and prevention.  Condition management is yesterday’s innovation; the real key is keeping healthy people healthy in the …

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A previous observational study by the same research group reported that COVID-19 survivors are at increased risk of several neurological and mental health conditions in the first six months after infection.

Neurological and psychiatric risk after Covid? See what Lancet study shows

An observational study of over 1.25 million patient health records published in The Lancet Psychiatry journal, “Increased risk of neurological and psychiatric conditions such as dementia and seizures is still higher two years after COVID-19 compared to other respiratory infections.”. The increased risk of depression and anxiety in adults lasts less than two months before …

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Nearly 15% of Adults Worldwide Experience Tinnitus Symptoms

Nearly 15% of Adults Worldwide Experience Tinnitus Symptoms

More than 740 million adults worldwide have had at least one symptom of tinnitus, and about 120 million are severely affected, according to a new report. Tinnitus indicates the perception of a ringing, buzzing, whistling, rustling, or hissing noise in the ears or head when no corresponding external sounds are present. In its most severe …

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Explosive volcanic eruption produced rare mineral on Mars: Researchers publish scenario that explains 2016 discovery by NASA's Curiosity rover

Genomics empowers vaccine makers to tackle shapeshifting bacteria

A pioneering genomic surveillance study has provided the clearest picture yet of the arms race between Streptococcus pneumoniae, the bacterium responsible for a range of illnesses such as pneumonia and meningitis, and the vaccines designed to protect against the most dominant types. A strain called GPSC10 was found to be a particular threat, due to …

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How much virus does a person with COVID exhale? New research has answers

How much virus does a person with COVID exhale? New research has answers

A device called the Gesundheit-II can collect viral RNA exhaled by people infected with SARS-CoV-2.Credit: Isabel Teresa Sierra Maldonado People infected with the highly transmissible Alpha, Delta and Omicron variants of SARS-CoV-2 spew out higher amounts of virus than those infected with other variants, according to a new study1. Further, individuals who contract COVID-19 after …

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Black Adults Face a Higher Prevalence of Gout Compared With Whites, Study Finds

Black Adults Face a Higher Prevalence of Gout Compared With Whites, Study Finds

The new report reverses previous research suggesting that White men who consumed large amounts of gamey meat and rich foods were most at risk. Gout is more prevalent among Black women and men compared with their White counterparts, according to a new study, but the increased prevalence appears to be tied largely to social determinants …

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Wearable adjunct ozone and antibiotic therapy system for treatment of Gram-negative dermal bacterial infection – Scientific Reports

Portable ozone delivery system An ozone generation and delivery system was designed to enable the topical ozone and antibiotic wound therapy (Fig. 2a). The system features an onboard ozone generation system that uses corona discharge to produce gaseous ozone from ambient air and a microblower system to deliver the generated ozone. An onboard battery powered the …

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