Physical activity keeps hippocampus healthy in people at risk for Alzheimer’s disease

A study of older adults at increased risk for Alzheimer’s disease shows that moderate physical activity may protect brain health and stave off shrinkage of the hippocampus– the brain region responsible for memory and spatial orientation that is…
Source: Physical activity keeps hippocampus healthy in people at risk for Alzheimer’s disease

Airport security-style technology could help doctors decide on stroke treatment

A new computer program could help doctors predict which patients might suffer potentially fatal side-effects from a key stroke treatment.
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Midlife occupational and leisure-time physical activity limits mobility in old age

Strenuous occupational physical activity in midlife increases the risk of mobility limitation in old age, whereas leisure-time physical activity decreases the risk. This is found in a study which followed up 5,200 public sector employees for 28 years….
Source: Midlife occupational and leisure-time physical activity limits mobility in old age

Cook Medical’s Instinct Endoscopic Hemoclip now available to gastroenterologists

The Instinct™ Endoscopic Hemoclip is now available to gastroenterologists in major global markets. The clip is used to stop gastrointestinal (GI) tract bleeding, which is a condition that can be challenging to treat because of the variations among bleeds. The Instinct clip has two specific…
Source:Cook Medical’s Instinct Endoscopic Hemoclip now available to gastroenterologists

Biogen Idec’s revenue increases 51% to $2.1 billion in first quarter 2014

Biogen Idec Inc. (NASDAQ: BIIB) today reported first quarter 2014 results, including revenue of $2.1 billion, a 51% increase compared to the first quarter of 2013. The revenue growth year-over-year was driven by strong TECFIDERA performance and from recording 100% of TYSABRI® revenues…
Source:Biogen Idec’s revenue increases 51% to $2.1 billion in first quarter 2014

Mother who lost FIFTH of leg skin to meningitis warns others to be aware of symptoms

Michelle Atkinson went home from work feeling dizzy and feverish When she woke up the next day she was unable to move her legs She was rushed to hospital by ambulance and diagnosed with meningitis She lost much of the skin on her legs and part of some of her toes She had to spend three months…
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Poo colour guide reveals the health clues in stools

Green poo can be caused by food being digested too fast It can also be caused by eating a lot of green vegetables White poo is caused by a shortage of bile due to a blocked bile duct Yellow faeces which is greasy and smells of eggs is caused by too much unmetabolised fat in the poo –…
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Girl’s heart stops FOUR times in 45 minutes after she suffers rare reaction to sore throat

Ava Mear was rushed to hospital when she started breathing heavily Doctors at the local hospital transferred her to Great Ormond Street Within an hour of arriving, her heart had stopped Stopped three more times in 45 mins and doctors thought she would die She was only saved by being placed on…
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Women with wide hips are ‘more likely to have one-night stands’

Women with hips wider than 14.2in (36cm) have more sexual partners and one-night stands than those with hips smaller than 12.2inc (31cm) This is because the birth process is ‘easier and less traumatic for them’ By Anna Hodgekiss Published: 09:30 EST, 23 April 2014 | …
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Team helps cancer treatment drugs get past their sticking point

Potentially valuable drugs slowed down by sticky molecules may get another shot at success. Joint research by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Genentech, the University of Delaware and Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL) has revealed the reason why a certain class of…
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Antiphospholipid syndrome in 2014: more clinical manifestations, novel pathogenic players and emerging biomarkers

The clinical spectrum of the anti-phospholipid syndrome (APS) is not limited to vascular thrombosis or miscarriages but includes additional manifestations that cannot be explained solely by a thrombophilic state. Anti-cardiolipin, anti-beta2 glycoprotein I (anti-β2GPI) and lupus…
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Comparison of outcomes from sepsis between patients with and without pre-existing left ventricular dysfunction: a case-control analysis

IntroductionThe aim of this study was to determine if there are differences between patients with pre-existing left ventricular dysfunction and those with normal antecedent left ventricular function during a sepsis episode in terms of in-hospital mortality and mortality risk factors when…
Source:Comparison of outcomes from sepsis between patients with and without pre-existing left ventricular dysfunction: a case-control analysis

Deficiency in steroid receptor coactivator 3 enhances cytokine production in IgE-stimulated mast cells and passive systemic anaphylaxis in mice

Steroid receptor coactivator 3 (SRC-3) is a multifunctional protein that plays an important role in malignancy of several cancers and in regulation of bacterial LPS-induced inflammation. However, the involvement of SRC-3 in allergic response remains unclear. Herein we used passive systemic…
Source:Deficiency in steroid receptor coactivator 3 enhances cytokine production in IgE-stimulated mast cells and passive systemic anaphylaxis in mice

Observational evidence and strength of evidence domains: case examples

Systematic reviews of healthcare interventions most often focus on randomized controlled trials (RCTs). However, certain circumstances warrant consideration of observational evidence, and such studies are increasingly being included as evidence in systematic reviews. Methods: To illustrate the…
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LegCo Members visit dedicated liquefied petroleum gas filling station on Marsh Road in Wan Chai

Hong Kong (HKSAR) – The following is issued on behalf of the Legislative Council Secretariat: Three Legislative Council (LegCo) Members conducted a site visit to a dedicated liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) filling station on Marsh Road in Wan Chai today afternoon (April 23) to observe the…
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