All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘research study’

Asthma Drug Uses Antibody To Reduce Symptoms

Asthma, a disease that causes wheezing, breathlessness, and chest tightening, affects 18.7 million people in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and a new experimental drug is here to stop it. Quilizumab, an inhalable drug developed by Genentech, has shown the ability to reduce asthma symptoms even six months after individuals stopped taking it, …

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Probiotics Benefits May Include Healthier Skin

Some early studies suggest that consuming probiotics in food or dietary supplements might help or prevent certain skin conditions, according to LiveScience. The benefit of consuming probiotics is that they introduce healthy bacteria into the gut, reducing inflammation, which causes a variety of skin conditions, said Dr. Whitney Bowe, a clinical assistant professor of dermatology at Mount Sinai Medical Center …

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Diabetes Management Goes ‘Bionic’ With New Device

Researchers involved in two National Institutes of Health-funded studies have developed a ‘bionic’ pancreas that monitors a patient’s blood sugar levels and makes Type 1 diabetes more manageable. Created by researchers at Boston University and Massachusetts General Hospital, the experimental device is not actually an organ or something transplanted within a patient’s body. It involves three parts: two pager-sized hormone …

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Dementia Treatment Research Looks At Oxytocin: Study

A team of researchers from Ontario, Canada, have discovered that injecting a single dose of the neuropeptide oxytocin, which is normally produced in the hypothalamus region of the brain, can have a demonstrable effect on patients with behavioral variant frontotemporal dementia, according to a research study. Frontotemporal dementia (FTD) is a “devastating, progressive, neurodegenerative disease for which there is presently …

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Weight Loss: Diet Drinks Better Than Water?

This study is sure to spark debate among weight loss experts. After years of doctors and nutritionists warning consumers that drinking diet beverages may actually cause a person to gain weight, a new study that will be published in June’s journal of Obesity is now claiming otherwise. Before going onto the research findings, it’s probably important to note that the …

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