Positively charged nanomaterials treat obesity anywhere you want

Positively charged nanomaterials treat obesity anywhere you want

Illustration of depot-specific targeting of fat by cationic nanomaterials. Credit: Nicoletta Barolini/Columbia University Researchers have long been working on how to treat obesity, a serious condition that can lead to hypertension, diabetes, chronic inflammation, and cardiovascular diseases. Studies have also revealed a strong correlation of obesity and cancer—recent data show that smoking, drinking alcohol, and … Read more

Flu and RSV Are Sickening More Kids This Year

Flu and RSV Are Sickening More Kids This Year

After two years in the background, RSV and the flu have roared to the fore in pediatricians’ offices and children’s hospitals across the country. Pediatric hospitals have been strained for weeks by an early surge in common seasonal pathogens including respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV. Hospitalizations for RSV among kids under 5 are outpacing those … Read more

A 'green' Mediterranean diet burns visceral fat faster than a classic Med diet, reducing risks of heart disease and cancer, study finds – Yahoo! Voices

A 'green' Mediterranean diet burns visceral fat faster than a classic Med diet, reducing risks of heart disease and cancer, study finds – Yahoo! Voices

A ‘green’ Mediterranean diet burns visceral fat faster than a classic Med diet, reducing risks of heart disease and cancer, study finds  Yahoo! Voices Green Mediterranean diet burns body fat fast: study  Insider Green Mediterranean diet is best for reducing harmful visceral fat  Medical News Today Green Mediterranean Diet Lowers Visceral Adipose Tissue  Medscape Green Mediterranean Diet Reduces Twice … Read more

As respiratory viruses strain US health care systems, Biden administration tells states how it’s ready to help

As respiratory viruses strain US health care systems, Biden administration tells states how it’s ready to help

CNN  —  Nearly 20,000 people in the United States were admitted to the hospital for flu last week, almost double the number of admissions from the week before, according to data updated Friday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC estimates that there have been at least 8.7 million illnesses, 78,000 … Read more

Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Found to Also Improve Gut Flora

Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Found to Also Improve Gut Flora

Summary: Multiple sclerosis patients treated with dimethyl fumarate (Tecfidera) showed a reduced proportion of pro-inflammatory types of gut bacteria and an increased growth of “good” bacteria after three months of treatment. Source: Duke University A medication used to treat multiple sclerosis (MS) also has a beneficial effect on the composition of the intestinal flora, according … Read more

New Drug a Hopeful Advance for Incurable Neurodegenerative Myelin Diseases

New Drug a Hopeful Advance for Incurable Neurodegenerative Myelin Diseases

Summary: Riluzole, an FDA-approved drug to treat ALS, can, in part, correct the molecular cause of some leukodystrophies. Source: University of Montreal There’s new hope for the future treatment of some leukodystrophies, neurodegenerative diseases in young children that progressively affect their quality of life, often leading to death before adulthood. The development stems from the … Read more

No, COVID is not “airborne AIDS.” But what it does to your immune system is still scary

No, COVID is not “airborne AIDS.” But what it does to your immune system is still scary

From a biological standpoint, it’s remarkable how an unassuming virus like SARS-CoV-2 conquered the globe. In just three years, it’s caused roughly 640 million COVID infections internationally, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), although this is almost certainly a stark underestimate. SARS-2 is also extremely contagious, especially the newer variants from the omicron tree. … Read more