Type 2 diabetes patients who were physically active in the afternoon have greater reductions in blood sugar

More than 37 million Americans have diabetes, and 90-95% of this population is diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Lifestyle interventions, such as a healthy diet and a regular exercise program, are diabetes management methods. A new study from a collaboration between researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, a founding member of the Mass General Brigham … Read more

New vaccine offers hope of beating epidemic meningitis by 2030

A trial of a new vaccine against meningococcal disease, a cause of meningitis and blood poisoning, has been found to be safe and induces a strong immune response against five strains of meningococcal bacteria: A, C, W, Y and X. The phase 3 trial compared the immune response generated by the new pentavalent vaccine NmCV-5 … Read more

Are American teens aware of the health risks associated with consuming sugary drinks?

In a recent study published in the Nutrients Journal, researchers discussed the correlation between awareness of health risks and consumption of sugary drinks (SSB). Study: Associations between knowledge of health risks and consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages among American adolescents. Image Credit: monticello/Shutterstock.com Background American teenagers get most of their added sugars from sugary drinks. Studies … Read more

Women with menstrual cycle dysfunction may experience adverse cardiovascular health consequences

A study of over 58,000 women over a 12-year period found that longer or shorter menstrual cycles were associated with a higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease, heart attack or atrial fibrillation (AF), According to new research published today in the Journal of the American Heart Associationan open access peer-reviewed journal of the American Heart … Read more

Study of the interaction between the number of white blood cells and the incidence of low-density lipoprotein cholesterolemia

In a recent study published in the Scientific reports Journal, Japanese researchers conducted a longitudinal study on the association between white blood cell count and low-density lipoprotein (LDL)-related hypercholesterolemia. Study: Elevated white blood cell count and development of LDL hypercholesterolemia. Image Credit: DaiYim/Shutterstock.com Background Cardiovascular disease continues to be one of the leading causes of … Read more

Advances in automated insulin delivery systems reduce disease management burden for patients with diabetes

Type 1 diabetes affects 46.3 million people worldwide and the number of people affected is increasing by around 3% each year. This requires careful calculations of insulin requirements and inconvenient daily injections to avoid peripheral disease caused by extremes of high or low blood sugar. Automated insulin delivery systems, also known as artificial pancreas, make … Read more

Study shows potential of TAp63 as new therapeutic target for rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease characterized by joint deterioration. Clinical outcomes of patients with active RA may be improved by using anti-rheumatic drugs, such as methotrexate (MTX). Many patients rely on MTX to limit the destructive joint damage and functional disability typical of RA. Although the drug is a folic acid antagonist, its … Read more

Identify risk biomarkers for a serious side effect of stem cell transplants

Doctors are about to have a risk biomarker to alert them to which of their pediatric stem cell transplant patients are likely to experience a life-threatening side effect called sinusoidal obstruction syndrome (SOS). A team led by Sophie Paczesny, MD, Ph.D., a researcher at MUSC Hollings Cancer Center, published the results of their biomarker study … Read more

One-Year Multi-Center Real-World Study Shows Effectiveness of Semaglutide for Weight Loss

New research presented at this year’s European Obesity Congress (ECO2023, Dublin, May 17-20) shows that the obesity drug semaglutide is effective for weight loss in a multicentre study of a year in the real world. The study is led by Dr. Andres Acosta and Dr. Wissam Ghusn, Precision Medicine Program for Obesity at Mayo Clinic, … Read more

People with long-term high levels of capillary glucocorticoids are more likely to develop heart and circulatory diseases

New research presented at this year’s European Congress on Obesity (ECO) in Dublin, Ireland (17-20 May) suggests that levels of glucocorticoids (a class of steroid hormones secreted in response to stress) present in the hair of individuals can indicate which of them are more likely to suffer from cardiovascular disease (CVD) in the future. … Read more