‘Physiology Fights Back’ When People Are Trying to Lose Weight

Metabolic adaptation — slowing of metabolism in response to weight loss — increases the length of time needed to achieve a target lower weight, a new study of premenopausal women with overweight reports. All of the 65 sedentary young and middle-aged women with overweight who were on a low-calorie diet (800 calories/day) attained their target lower weight (corresponding to a […]

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Following heart-healthy lifestyle behaviors can support good brain health

The same risk factors that contribute to making heart disease the leading cause of death worldwide also impact the rising global prevalence of brain disease, including stroke, Alzheimer's disease and dementia, according to the American Heart Association's Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics -; 2022 Update, published today in the Association's flagship, peer-reviewed journal Circulation. Experts say maintaining a healthy weight, […]

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Study demonstrates differential alternative splicing in betacoronaviruses

In a study published in the latest issue of the journal Genomics, a team of researchers investigated whether the proportion of ribosomal genes displaying differential gene expression (DGE) and differential alternative splicing (DAS) differed between three betacoronaviruses and six other viruses and bacteria. Study: Betacoronavirus-specific alternate splicing. Image Credit: Lightspring/Shutterstock About the study Viral-infected cell lines are a commonly used experimental […]

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Gastro Journal Issues Expressions of Concern on 40 Probiotic Articles

A gastroenterology journal has issued expressions of concern for forty articles about a probiotic formulation that has been at the center of a long-running legal saga in the United States and Europe. The articles appeared in the Journal of Crohn’s and Colitis, the official journal of the European Crohn’s and Colitis Organisation (ECCO) and date back to 2007. All mention […]

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Antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 found to persist for up to 15 months after infection

In a new preproof study published in the latest issue of the International Journal of Infectious Diseases, a team of researchers explored the association between total immunoglobulin (IgM, IgA, and IgG) against severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and protective immunity. Study: Long-term detection of SARS-CoV-2 antibodies after infection and risk of re-infection. Image Credit: Corona Borealis Studio/Shutterstock Preliminary […]

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Disagreement Over Solutions to Nursing Shortage in Germany

The Association of German Cities has asked the government to ease restrictions on the immigration of foreign healthcare professionals so that more nursing staff, in particular, can work in the country. “We need a lot of skilled workers, and we can neither find nor quickly train these in Germany. The lack of skilled workers in hospitals, in nursing, and in […]

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A virtual reality ‘Shopping Task’ could help test for cognitive decline in adults

New research from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) at King’s College London suggests that a virtual reality test in which participants “go to the shops” could offer a potentially promising way of effectively assessing functional cognition, the thinking and processing skills needed to accomplish complex everyday activities. The research, published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research, […]

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People with dementia and the right to independent life

Experiences of people with dementia and their family members show researchers how a progressive illness affects the realization of the fundamental rights, and how the status of people with dementia can be improved. “I had a lot of stress, both in my personal life and at work. As a result, I started to have severe symptoms of delirium and was […]

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Statistics report offers snapshot of the nation’s brain health—and a guide to protecting it

Brain diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, are closely connected to heart health. They are affected by everyday actions and rank among the nation’s leading causes of death. That’s the portrait of brain health that emerges from the American Heart Association’s “Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics—2022 Update” published Wednesday in the journal Circulation. It’s the first time […]

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