Molecular therapy set to protect at-risk patients against heart attack and stroke

Even a single dose of a specific ribonucleic acid molecule, known as a small interfering RNA (siRNA), offers patients at high risk of cardiovascular disease long-lasting protection against high LDL cholesterol — one of the main risk factors for heart attack and stroke — conclude researchers….

Even a single dose of a specific ribonucleic acid molecule, known as a small interfering RNA (siRNA), offers patients at high risk of cardiovascular disease long-lasting protection against high LDL cholesterol — one of the main risk factors for heart attack and stroke — conclude researchers….

Vaginal bacteria can trigger recurrent UTIs, study shows

A kind of bacteria found in the vagina may trigger recurrent UTIs, according to researchers. The findings help explain why sexual activity is associated with UTIs. When it gets into the bladder, the vaginal bacteria Gardnerella vaginalis causes dormant E. coli from a previous infection to start multiplying again, causing another UTI. Gardnerella may also contribute to more serious kidney infections, the study suggests….

A kind of bacteria found in the vagina may trigger recurrent UTIs, according to researchers. The findings help explain why sexual activity is associated with UTIs. When it gets into the bladder, the vaginal bacteria Gardnerella vaginalis causes dormant E. coli from a previous infection to start multiplying again, causing another UTI. Gardnerella may also contribute to more serious kidney infections, the study suggests….

High doses of vitamin C to improve cancer treatment passes human safety trial

Clinical trials found that it is safe to regularly infuse brain and lung cancer patients with 800-1,000 times the daily recommended amount of vitamin C as a potential strategy to improve outcomes of standard cancer treatments. The researchers also show pathways by which altered iron metabolism in cancer cells, and not normal cells, lead to increased sensitivity to cancer cell killing caused by high dose vitamin C….

Clinical trials found that it is safe to regularly infuse brain and lung cancer patients with 800-1,000 times the daily recommended amount of vitamin C as a potential strategy to improve outcomes of standard cancer treatments. The researchers also show pathways by which altered iron metabolism in cancer cells, and not normal cells, lead to increased sensitivity to cancer cell killing caused by high dose vitamin C….

New treatment for antibiotic resistant bacteria and infectious disease

A new treatment pathway for antibiotic resistant bacteria and infectious diseases with benefits for patients and health care providers has been described in a new report….

A new treatment pathway for antibiotic resistant bacteria and infectious diseases with benefits for patients and health care providers has been described in a new report….

Risky alcohol consumption can increase at time of retirement

Every tenth employee increases their alcohol consumption to risky levels at the time of retirement from full-time employment. However, the increase seems to be temporary as risky drinking often decreases during the retirement. For most pensioners, alcohol consumption remains below the risk levels before and after retirement, a new Finnish study concludes….

Every tenth employee increases their alcohol consumption to risky levels at the time of retirement from full-time employment. However, the increase seems to be temporary as risky drinking often decreases during the retirement. For most pensioners, alcohol consumption remains below the risk levels before and after retirement, a new Finnish study concludes….

Time delays in vending machines prompt healthier snack choices

Delaying access to tempting, high-calorie foods and snacks in vending machines potentially can shift people’s choices to purchase less desired, but healthier snack options, new research suggests….

Delaying access to tempting, high-calorie foods and snacks in vending machines potentially can shift people’s choices to purchase less desired, but healthier snack options, new research suggests….

New genetic links underlying progressively blinding eye disease identified

Three novel genomic loci — distinct stretches of genetic material on chromosomes — linked to Fuchs endothelial corneal dystrophy (FECD), which often clusters in families and is roughly 39 percent heritable, have been identified by researchers. Using genome-wide association data, they deepen understanding of Fuchs endothelial corneal dystrophy, the most common cause for corneal transplants….

Three novel genomic loci — distinct stretches of genetic material on chromosomes — linked to Fuchs endothelial corneal dystrophy (FECD), which often clusters in families and is roughly 39 percent heritable, have been identified by researchers. Using genome-wide association data, they deepen understanding of Fuchs endothelial corneal dystrophy, the most common cause for corneal transplants….

Hair testing shows high prevalence of new psychoactive substance use

Hair samples from 80 young adults outside of NYC nightclubs and dance festivals were tested for 82 drugs and metabolites in a new study using ultra-high performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry….

Hair samples from 80 young adults outside of NYC nightclubs and dance festivals were tested for 82 drugs and metabolites in a new study using ultra-high performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry….