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Exercise science researchers pinpoint method to ‘prescribe’ aerobic exercise like medicine

It’s a common phenomenon for anyone who regularly works out: two people with similar fitness levels can do the same exercise and get completely different results. It’s extremely frustrating for the person who can’t seem to improve, despite trying their hardest. A group of Brigham Young University exercise science researchers know the feeling and have […]

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Exploring adverse pregnancy outcomes in women with inactive inflammatory bowel disease

Inflammatory bowel disease is a risk factor for giving birth preterm even when in apparent disease remission, a University of Gothenburg study shows. If corroborated, the results may eventually affect recommendations for women with ulcerative colitis who tries to conceive. Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is chronic inflammatory disease with a prevalence of approximately 0.5 percent. […]

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New antibiotic shows promising results in clinical trials

QPX9003, a novel antibiotic developed by Monash University researchers targeting antibiotic-resistant “superbugs” has achieved an important milestone in its clinical development, with the initial Phase 1 studies of the drug delivering very promising safety and tolerability results. Data presented at IDWeek 2022 in Washington DC in October included results from the Phase 1 placebo-controlled randomized […]

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Cleaning up toxic ‘protein clumps’ could prevent dementia

The clean-up of cellular “protein clumps” could prevent the onset of some types of dementia, according to a new study from The University of Queensland. Researchers from the Queensland Brain Institute made the discovery after focusing on the relationship between the enzyme Fyn and the protein Tau in frontotemporal dementia. The team, led by Professor […]

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Putting a dollar value on cancer survival

New University of the Sunshine Coast-led research has for the first time estimated the health care costs of Queenslanders who survived cancers in the 20 years to 2016. A team led by Dr. Katharina Merollini studied the long-term health service costs of more than 230,000 people between 2013 and 2016 who had been diagnosed with […]

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Researchers identify protein linked to heart failure in chemo patients

A team led by Dr. Lorrie Kirshenbaum from the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences and St. Boniface Hospital Research has identified a protein called TRAF2 that stops functioning in cancer patients taking the chemotherapy drug doxorubicin, which can result in heart failure. “The finding could lead to new drugs that save cancer patients,” said Kirshenbaum, […]

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More and more women in Australia are having induced labor. Does it matter?

Induction of labor for women having their first baby has risen in Australia from 26% in 2010 to 46% in 2020, according to the latest data from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). This compares to a rise from 21% to 34% over roughly the same period in the U.K. (for all births, […]