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Blood Test May One Day Help Track Concussion Recovery

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 7, 2018 — It may be possible to use a blood test to diagnose and manage athletes’ concussions, but the results could vary by race and gender, researchers report. In the new study, investigators analyzed the blood of college athletes and found that levels of certain proteins and peptides (“biomarkers”) were higher in […]

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Treating gum disease may help manage Type 2 diabetes

Treating periodontitis (gum disease) could help people with Type 2 diabetes manage their blood glucose levels, according to a new study led by UCL. The research, published in the Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology journal and funded by Diabetes UK and the NIHR Biomedical Research Centre also showed that treating oral health is linked to improvements […]

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How innovation can help end the AIDS epidemic by 2030

A United Nations initiative backed by global experts has set its sights on an ambitious programme to bring an end to the AIDS epidemic by 2030. The 90-90-90 strategy aims to do this by reaching three targets: 90% of all people with HIV must know their status, 90% of those diagnosed with HIV must receive […]

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Researchers pinpoint ideal protein to help seniors rebuild lost muscle

While exercise buffs have long used protein supplements to gain muscle, new research from McMaster University suggests one protein source in particular, whey protein, is most effective for seniors struggling to rebuild muscle lost from inactivity associated with illness or long hospital stays. The study, published online in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, compared […]

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Community health workers could help tackle NHS workload crisis

The growing workload crisis in NHS primary care could be helped by the systematic integration of community health workers at scale, a study shows. Published by the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, the modelling study was led by researchers at Imperial College London. Using a model introduced in Brazil’s Family Health Strategy, they […]

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Brief Exercise Breaks During Class Help Bodies, Brains

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 26, 2018 — Two-minute exercise breaks in the classroom may help school children meet physical activity goals without disrupting learning, new research suggests. University of Michigan researchers say short bursts of in-classroom activity can trim childhood obesity rates while helping elementary schools provide 30 minutes of daily exercise for students. “What we’re showing […]

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Volunteers drank their own BLOOD to help scientists understand IBD

The Vampire Study: Sixteen volunteers drank 300ml of their own BLOOD to help scientists uncover a better way of diagnosing inflammatory bowel disease Results suggest the nauseating drink increases a protein in a person’s faeces Presence of this protein suggests internal bleeding, which often occurs in IBD Faeces could be used for diagnoses over uncomfortable […]