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Gene Mutation Downturns Heart Attack Risk

Gene Mutation Downturns Heart Attack Risk

When it’s about cholesterol, LDL cholesterol manifests as the prime risk factor in coronary artery disease (CAD). However, a recent study headed by Heribert Schunkert reported that the energy stores of the body—triglycerides—are the next harmful variants after LDL; and discovered that people having a particular gene mutation caused significant decrement in triglyceride levels thereby reducing the risk of heart attack by 50%. The study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, a
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SSRIs Use and Longer Umbilical Cords: A New Threat in Pregnancy

SSRIs Use and Longer Umbilical Cords: A New Threat in Pregnancy

A recent study published in the journal PLoS ONE has unveiled that Women who used selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) during pregnancy were more likely to give birth to newborns with longer umbilical cords. The researchers noted that longer umbilical cord may reduce fetal circulation, wrap around the fetus’s neck, or cause problems in later pregnancy and labor. Hitherto, mothers’ use of SSRI antidepressants has been associated with lower Apgar scores and birth weight of newborns,
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GLP-1 analogue maintains weight but bars bone loss

Being overweight might protect against osteoporosis and fractures but poses risk of cardiovascular diseases (CVD) and Type 2 diabetes. Moreover, the strategies indicated to obtain weight loss result in loss of bone mass. Menopausal women undergoing weight management are at utmost risk of osteoporosis and bone fractures. Signe Soerensen Torekov, et al in their recent study (published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism) demonstrated that liraglutide (GLP-1 analogue) with its a
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Plasma Device Hastens Wound Repair

Skin disorders (atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, chronic venous leg ulcers) including open wounds are painful and cause patients years of suffering. Cinogy in collaboration with the Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Allergology at the University Medical Center Gottingen, the Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Engineering and Thin Films IST developed a novel electric device “PlasmaDerm”, the size of pocket flashlight, which applies no thermal or cold plasma directly on the skin at room
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Cesarean Baby May Develop Chronic Disease In Future

Delivery through cesarean section has become popular worldwide. C-section is essentially indicated to protect the mother or infant in circumstances e.g. prolonged labor, fetal distress or a breech baby. Although the WHO recommends no more than 15% C-sections, the rate is almost double worldwide with elective C-sections on the hike. However, literature survey proclaims that babies born through C-section are prone to chronic diseases like asthma, diabetes and obesity in later life. Dr. Jan Blus
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