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» Ugandan President: Put padlocks on your private parts to avoid AIDS
Date 2014-12-04 | Sex Related News |


» Uganda’s leading gay activist: We live in fear of violence, blackmail and extortion
Date 2014-12-04 | Sex Related News |


» Watch: Tom Daley trains as synchronised swimmer after sport opens to men
Date 2014-12-04 | Sex Related News |


» Two arrested in connection with violent Manchester homophobic attack
Date 2014-12-04 | Sex Related News |


» Irish PM goes for a drink in Dublin gay bar
Date 2014-12-04 | Sex Related News |


» US: Trans student awarded $75,000 after school stopped her using female toilets
Date 2014-12-04 | Sex Related News |


» US: Trans veterans have gender and name information updated on discharge documents
Date 2014-12-04 | Sex Related News |


» ‘Imitation Game’ actor: I’m glad we didn’t do a gay sex scene – it would’ve been too far
Date 2014-12-04 | Sex Related News |


» Arizona pastor: We could cure AIDS by Christmas if we stone homos to death
Date 2014-12-04 | Sex Related News |


» Aeroflot pilot makes anti-gay remarks and jokes about MH17 tragedy
Date 2014-12-04 | Sex Related News |


» Man accused of killing chef in gay sex bondage game ‘suggested burning or burying body’
Date 2014-12-04 | Sex Related News |


» The story behind this powerful picture
Date 2014-12-04 | Sex Related News |


» Comment: Uganda’s anti-gay law proves it is not a good destination for tourists
Date 2014-12-04 | Sex Related News |


» Labour MEP Seb Dance: Europe must allow Africa to pursue LGBT rights in its own way
Date 2014-12-04 | Sex Related News |


» Anderson Cooper undergoes emergency surgery
Date 2014-12-04 | Sex Related News |


» Irish Catholic church: Voting for same-sex marriage will undermine society
Date 2014-12-04 | Sex Related News |


» Chris Bryant appointed as shadow arts minister in Labour reshuffle
Date 2014-12-04 | Sex Related News |


» Former ‘God Hates Fags’ church member travels to Jamaica to help homeless gays
Date 2014-12-04 | Sex Related News |


» Can you guess what kind of banned UK porn the internet will miss the most?
Date 2014-12-04 | Sex Related News |


» US: Republican Senator who supports same-sex marriage rules out run for President
Date 2014-12-04 | Sex Related News |


» Moderate consumption of sugary drinks has little impact on adolescents' metabolic health
Date 2014-12-04 | Health Weight Loss related |

Short-term, moderate consumption of high-fructose and high-glucose beverages has little impact on the metabolic health of weight-stable, physically active adolescents, scientists have found. The study measured several aspects of metabolic health, including insulin sensitivity and cholesterol levels, after participants had consumed moderate amounts of either high-glucose or high-fructose beverages every day for two weeks.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/health_medicine/diet_and_weight_loss/~4/Bhu4upG8xtw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>


» Live longer? Save the planet? Better diet could nail both
Date 2014-12-04 | Health Weight Loss related |

A new study shows how a shift away from this trajectory and toward healthier traditional Mediterranean, pescatarian or vegetarian diets could not only boost human lifespan and quality of life, but also slash greenhouse gas emissions and save habitat for endangered species.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/health_medicine/diet_and_weight_loss/~4/LtT4ow5033M" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>


» Pre-pregnancy body weight affects early development of human embryos
Date 2014-12-04 | Health Weight Loss related |

New research indicates that the embryos of women who are overweight or obese at the time they conceive display distinct differences in early development compared to embryos from women of a healthy weight.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/health_medicine/diet_and_weight_loss/~4/_VBfrl1dt14" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>


» Puree helps kids make smooth transition to vegetables
Date 2014-12-04 | Health Weight Loss related |

Adding tiny amounts of vegetable puree to milk and then rice at the time of weaning makes children more likely to eat vegetables, new research shows. Infants who consumed either milk (breast milk or formula) followed by rice mixed with vegetable puree ate nearly half as many vegetables again as infants who ate just milk followed by baby rice.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/health_medicine/diet_and_weight_loss/~4/qxQSOSf-CRk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>


» Moms with rheumatoid arthritis more likely to give birth prematurely
Date 2014-12-04 | Health Weight Loss related |

Babies of women with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) or pre-clinical RA -- the period prior to symptoms -- are 1.5 times more likely to be born prematurely in Denmark. Findings indicate that body measurements of the baby at birth were only slightly lower in children exposed to maternal or preclinical RA compared to those with no exposure to the disease.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/health_medicine/diet_and_weight_loss/~4/KYh1o6R3G0M" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>


» Obesity-related work absences are 'financial drain' for states
Date 2014-12-04 | Health Weight Loss related |

Obese workers miss more work days, and those absences carry high costs at the state and national level, according to a study. "Obesity-attributable absenteeism among American workers costs the nation an estimated $8.65 billion per year," report the researchers, who analyzed nationally representative data to assess obesity-attributable workdays missed due to health, and the associated costs on the state level.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/health_medicine/diet_and_weight_loss/~4/sCDc3X4ow_w" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>


» Liver, brain communicate in order to regulate appetite
Date 2014-12-04 | Health Weight Loss related |

The liver stores excess glucose, sugar, in the form of glycogen — chains of glucose — which is later released to cover body energy requirements. Diabetic patients do not accumulate glucose well in the liver and this is one of the reasons why they suffer from hyperglycemia. A new study demonstrates that high hepatic glucose stores in mice prevents weigh gain. The researchers observed that in spite of having free access to an appetizing diet, the animals’ appetite was reduced. This is the first time that a link has been observed between the liver and appetite.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/health_medicine/diet_and_weight_loss/~4/q0jUROAmY2s" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>


» Britain's obese in denial about their weight
Date 2014-12-04 | Health Weight Loss related |

A majority of obese people in Britain would not describe themselves as “obese”, and many would not even describe themselves as “very overweight”, according to a study.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/health_medicine/diet_and_weight_loss/~4/n0GORN1DYMo" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>


» Chemical in coffee may help prevent obesity-related disease
Date 2014-12-04 | Health Weight Loss related |

A chemical compound commonly found in coffee may help prevent some of the damaging effects of obesity. Scientists have found that chlorogenic acid, or CGA, significantly reduced insulin resistance and accumulation of fat in the livers of mice who were fed a high-fat diet.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/health_medicine/diet_and_weight_loss/~4/qACFOSYqjok" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>


» Poor-quality weight loss advice often appears first in an online search
Date 2014-12-04 | Health Weight Loss related |

More than 40 percent of U.S. Internet users use online search engines to seek guidance on weight loss and physical activity. A new study finds that high-quality weight loss information often appears after the first page of search engine results.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/health_medicine/diet_and_weight_loss/~4/ZDiAUYYbK28" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>


» Genetic testing for personalized nutrition leads to better outcomes
Date 2014-12-04 | Health Weight Loss related |

Personalized dietary advice based on a person's genetic makeup improves eating habits compared to current 'one-size-fits-all' dietary recommendations, researchers report. Nutrigenomics is a field of research that aims to understand why some people respond differently than others to the same foods. Personalized nutrition, a branch of personalized medicine, is an application of nutrigenomics that helps tailor dietary recommendations to a person's DNA.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/health_medicine/diet_and_weight_loss/~4/ANSkywxAKjw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>


» New online calculator estimates cardiovascular disease risk
Date 2014-12-04 | Health Weight Loss related |

The new Healthy Heart Score gives individuals an easy method to estimate their 20-year risk of developing cardiovascular disease based on simple lifestyle habits.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/health_medicine/diet_and_weight_loss/~4/Wamj6U-lClo" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>


» Weight loss surgery may improve kidney function
Date 2014-12-04 | Health Weight Loss related |

In addition to helping patients shed pounds, weight loss surgery may also improve kidney function, researchers say. "Bariatric surgery serves as a good model to examine the effects of weight loss on kidney function. Our findings suggest a beneficial impact on kidney function in patients with and without baseline kidney disease," said one investigator.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/health_medicine/diet_and_weight_loss/~4/nofyiorezK4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>


» Healthy diets are good for the kidneys
Date 2014-12-04 | Health Weight Loss related |

A healthy diet may help protect the kidneys, experts say. Dietary modifications may be a low-cost, simple intervention to reduce the burden of chronic kidney disease (CKD). To test this hypothesis, researchers analyzed questionnaires completed by 544,635 participants of the National Institutes of Health-AARP Diet and Health Study that assessed diet quality, as well as sodium and potassium intake.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/health_medicine/diet_and_weight_loss/~4/QEvc23axqcQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>


» Potassium additives may make low-sodium meats unsafe for patients with kidney disease
Date 2014-12-04 | Health Weight Loss related |

Potassium additives are frequently added to sodium-reduced meat products in amounts that may be dangerous for patients with kidney disease. Sodium-reduced foods are becoming increasingly available to consumers; however food manufacturers may use phosphate and potassium additives to replace the functional and flavor properties of sodium. Because individuals with kidney dysfunction must maintain diets low in phosphorus and potassium, it's unclear if sodium-reduced foods are safe for patients with kidney disease.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/health_medicine/diet_and_weight_loss/~4/EqlD8qIxFQM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>


» Electronic monitoring device may help lower salt intake
Date 2014-12-04 | Health Weight Loss related |

Using an electronic monitoring device may help heart failure patients and their families stick to a low-salt diet, according to research.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/health_medicine/diet_and_weight_loss/~4/4mS8iXhLrh8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>


» Home cooking a main ingredient in healthier diet, study shows
Date 2014-12-04 | Health Weight Loss related |

People who frequently cook meals at home eat healthier and consume fewer calories than those who cook less, according to new research. The findings also suggest that those who frequently cooked at home -- six-to-seven nights a week -- also consumed fewer calories on the occasions when they ate out.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/health_medicine/diet_and_weight_loss/~4/e3wdIwYPrIw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>


» Improvement in heart disease risk factors shown in project results
Date 2014-12-04 | Health Weight Loss related |

The Heart of New Ulm is a 10-year community intervention aimed at reducing the rate of modifiable cardiovascular disease risk factors in a rural community through interventions delivered through clinical, worksite, and broader community settings with goals of improving lifestyle changes, clinical care, and the environment where community members work and play. Interventions include heart health screenings, health coaching, worksite health improvement, improving the food environment with restaurants and farmers markets, and increasing physical activity.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/health_medicine/diet_and_weight_loss/~4/IWytzMVsNcw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>


» Calorie-restricting diets slow aging, study finds
Date 2014-12-04 | Health Weight Loss related |

Neuroscientists have shown that calorie-reduced diets stop the normal rise and fall in activity levels of close to 900 different genes linked to aging and memory formation in the brain.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/health_medicine/diet_and_weight_loss/~4/4Y8Hmr9R-I0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>


» Newly discovered hormone points to potential treatment for obesity, type 2 diabetes, fatty liver disease
Date 2014-12-04 | Health Weight Loss related |

Researchers have discovered how a previously unknown hormone serves as a messenger from fat cells to the liver and are investigating the potential of developing a new treatment for metabolic disorders.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/health_medicine/diet_and_weight_loss/~4/j-MHw8f3rPs" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>


» Setting family rules promotes healthier behavior in children
Date 2014-12-04 | Health Weight Loss related |

Setting specific family rules about healthy eating and sedentary behavior actually leads to healthier practices in children, a new study has confirmed.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/health_medicine/diet_and_weight_loss/~4/KjMnmEBPITk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>


» Fat around heart may cause irregular heartbeat
Date 2014-12-04 | Health Weight Loss related |

The layer of fat that surrounds the heart may be a better predictor of atrial fibrillation than body mass index, the most common measure of obesity, a study has found. Obesity is commonly measured as a person’s body mass index (BMI). But a new study has found that the layer of fat around the outside of the heart is more closely associated with atrial fibrillation than BMI.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/health_medicine/diet_and_weight_loss/~4/tXTDnG7pNN4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>


» Working night shift burns less energy, increases risk of weight gain
Date 2014-12-04 | Health Weight Loss related |

People who work the night shift are likely burning less energy during a 24-hour period than those on a normal schedule, increasing their risk for weight gain and obesity, according to a new study.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/health_medicine/diet_and_weight_loss/~4/n9BfpqNCS2I" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>


» Nothing fishy about health benefits of plant-based omega-3 fatty acid
Date 2014-12-04 | Health Weight Loss related |

Increasing the amount of omega-3s in your diet, whether from fish or flax, will likely decrease your risk of getting heart disease, according to nutritionists. A substantial amount of evidence exists supporting the heart-health benefits of eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid (EPA and DHA), marine-derived omega-3 fatty acids. However, much less evidence exists to demonstrate the positive effects of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), a plant-based omega-3 fatty acid.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/health_medicine/diet_and_weight_loss/~4/Ye5T3kS9IFc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>


» New school meal requirements: More harm than good?
Date 2014-12-04 | Health Weight Loss related |

New federal regulations requiring school meals to contain more whole grains, less saturated fat and more fruits and vegetables, while perhaps improving some aspects of the food being served at schools across the United States, may also be perpetuating eating habits linked to obesity, diabetes and other diet-related diseases, an analysis has found.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/health_medicine/diet_and_weight_loss/~4/ogwOaRlz6JU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>


» Premature infants benefit from early sodium supplementation according to new research
Date 2014-12-04 | Health Weight Loss related |

Early sodium supplementation for very premature infants can enhance weight gain according to a recent study. This study found significant differences between the infants who received sodium supplementation and those who received the placebo.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/health_medicine/diet_and_weight_loss/~4/RHjLuHVVrbI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>


» Primary care docs diagnose, but don't refer, eating disorders
Date 2014-12-04 | Health Weight Loss related |

Research suggests more referrals are needed from primary care doctors to mental health professionals when dealing with eating disorders.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/health_medicine/diet_and_weight_loss/~4/ssoCwXvIlY8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>


» Moms' pre-pregnancy weight impacts risk of dying decades later
Date 2014-12-04 | Health Weight Loss related |

People whose mothers were overweight before pregnancy may be at an elevated risk to die from cardiovascular disease. An overweight mother also contributes to her offspring's obesity and cardiovascular disease risk factors.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/health_medicine/diet_and_weight_loss/~4/S1w8fAaacWA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>


» Some flu viruses potentially more dangerous than others
Date 2014-12-04 | Health Weight Loss related |

Certain subtypes of avian influenza viruses have the potential to cause more severe disease in humans than other avian influenza subtypes and should be monitored carefully to prevent spread of disease, according to a study.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/health_medicine/diet_and_weight_loss/~4/e12OVS6RuAo" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>


» New clue in celiac disease puzzle: Cause of oat toxicity explained
Date 2014-12-04 | Health Weight Loss related |

Researchers have identified why some people with celiac disease show an immune response after eating oats. The researchers have identified the key components in oats that trigger an immune response in some people with celiac disease. The findings may lead to better tests for oat toxicity, and have implications for new treatments being developed for celiac disease.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/health_medicine/diet_and_weight_loss/~4/d1qjendoT_0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>


» Soy spells fewer hot flashes for certain women
Date 2014-12-04 | Health Weight Loss related |

Does soy in the diet help with hot flashes? It does, but only for women whose bodies can produce the soy metabolite equol, reports a new study.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/health_medicine/diet_and_weight_loss/~4/YiuxZFZTBjo" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>


» Shift in gut bacteria observed in fiber supplement study may offer good news for weight loss
Date 2014-12-04 | Health Weight Loss related |

Most Americans don't get the daily recommended amount of fiber in their diet, though research has shown that dietary fiber can cause a shift in the gut toward beneficial bacteria, reducing the risk of colon cancer, type 2 diabetes, and other diseases. A new study shows that two specific functional fibers may also have the potential to assist in weight loss when made part of a long-term, daily diet.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/health_medicine/diet_and_weight_loss/~4/IITGNgbDais" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>


» High-fructose diet in adolescence may exacerbate depressive-like behavior
Date 2014-12-04 | Health Weight Loss related |

When animals consume a diet high in fructose throughout adolescence, it can worsen depressive- and anxiety-like behavior and alter how the brain responds to stress. "Our results offer new insights into the ways in which diet can alter brain health and may lead to important implications for adolescent nutrition and development," said the lead author.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/health_medicine/diet_and_weight_loss/~4/pjHTPKKNIM4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>


» People who gained weight after quitting smoking still had lower death risk
Date 2014-12-04 | Health Weight Loss related |

In a small study in Japan, people who stopped smoking didn't face increased death risk if they gained weight. Researchers compared deaths from all causes in 1,305 Japanese adults who quit smoking to deaths among 2,803 Japanese smokers.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/health_medicine/diet_and_weight_loss/~4/QgiBWqpj6wI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>


» South Asian boys more likely to be overweight compared to peers, new study finds
Date 2014-12-04 | Health Weight Loss related |

South Asian boys in Canada are three times as likely to be overweight compared to their peers, according to a study. The report was one of the first to look at ethnic group differences in overweight children living in Canada.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/health_medicine/diet_and_weight_loss/~4/t7oDZeDZpZI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>


» Too much screen time? Unhealthy behavior may be cross-generational
Date 2014-12-04 | Health Weight Loss related |

Unhealthy behavior may be cross-generational. Researchers found the risk of obesity in boys' linked to their fathers' obesity, while girls' obesity was linked with both parent's obesity.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/health_medicine/diet_and_weight_loss/~4/9NBn4JmhIm8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>


» Wheat in diet: Study on health impact of wheat challenges Stone Age myths and costly diets, providing you go whole grain
Date 2014-12-04 | Health Weight Loss related |

A review of the current evidence on the dietary and health impact of whole grain cereal consumption finds that many of the myths attributed to wheat-free diets are just that – myths, and that whole grains such as wheat are beneficial for the majority of people.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/health_medicine/diet_and_weight_loss/~4/uCwH_nRSBWk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>


» Oat oil preparation makes you feel fuller
Date 2014-12-04 | Health Weight Loss related |

Oats contain more fat than other cereals, and oat oil has a unique composition. Researchers have now outlined why oat oil supplement makes you feel fuller.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/health_medicine/diet_and_weight_loss/~4/0dVPwEo51xw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>


» How do teenage boys perceive their weight?
Date 2014-12-04 | Health Weight Loss related |

Almost one third of male adolescents inaccurately perceive their weight. This can influence their eating habits and, consequently, their health, according to a study conducted with 600 teenage boys from Barcelona and surrounding areas. Up to 25% of the boys reported trying to lose or control their weight in the past year.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/health_medicine/diet_and_weight_loss/~4/1lvlabZnT_c" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>


» Weight, eating habits in Parkinson's disease
Date 2014-12-04 | Health Weight Loss related |

A review of the scientific literature on Parkinson’s disease shows that even the non-motor symptoms associated with the disease can contribute to the changes in body weight seen in patients (including those subjected to deep brain stimulation). Among the factors affecting eating habits and body weight there could be, for example, an impaired ability to derive pleasure from food and changes in motivation. These are important findings which can help to understand how to reduce these effects of Parkinson’s that exacerbate an already negative clinical situation.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/health_medicine/diet_and_weight_loss/~4/QD59Wj9DJZc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>


» Derivative of vitamin B3 prevents liver cancer in mice
Date 2014-12-04 | Health Weight Loss related |

The first mouse model that faithfully reproduces the steps of human HCC development has been developed by researchers. The results of the study indicate that diets rich in nicotinamide riboside, a derivative of vitamin B3, protect these mice from developing HCC in its most initial stage, when genotoxic stress is damaging cellular DNA. They also show a curative effect of the diet in those mice that had previously developed the disease.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/health_medicine/diet_and_weight_loss/~4/bBzqIVGYfSs" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>


» Obesity fuels silent heart damage
Date 2014-12-04 | Health Weight Loss related |

Using an ultrasensitive blood test to detect the presence of a protein that heralds heart muscle injury, researchers have found that obese people without overt heart disease experience silent cardiac damage that fuels their risk for heart failure down the road.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/health_medicine/diet_and_weight_loss/~4/Tp2UHJ2P_X8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>


» Longer work hours for moms mean less sleep, higher BMIs for preschoolers
Date 2014-12-04 | Health Weight Loss related |

A link between moms' employment and overweight/obesity in preschoolers has been found by researchers. The study investigated links between mothers' employment status and their children's weight over time, exploring the impact of potential mediators, such as children's sleep and dietary habits, the amount of time they spent watching TV and family mealtime routines.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/health_medicine/diet_and_weight_loss/~4/6Owrz969IyA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>


» Doubling saturated fat in diet does not increase saturated fat in blood
Date 2014-12-04 | Health Weight Loss related |

Doubling saturated fat in the diet does not drive up total levels of saturated fat in the blood, according to a controlled diet study. Increasing levels of carbohydrates in the study diet promoted a steady increase in the blood of a fatty acid linked to higher risk for diabetes and heart disease.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/health_medicine/diet_and_weight_loss/~4/stqBKZ74T9Q" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>


» Excessive contact between cellular organelles disrupts metabolism in obesity
Date 2014-12-04 | Health Weight Loss related |

Researchers have found a novel mechanism causing type 2 diabetes that could be targeted to prevent or treat the disease. The research highlights a previously unrecognized molecular pathway that contributes to the malfunction of liver cells in obesity, leading to insulin resistance and diabetes.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/health_medicine/diet_and_weight_loss/~4/EQ_FaliS_oU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>


» Proton pump inhibitors decrease diversity in gut microbiome, increase risk for complications
Date 2014-12-04 | Health Weight Loss related |

People who regularly take proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) have less diversity among their gut bacteria, putting them at increased risk for infections like clostridium difficile and pneumonia, in addition to vitamin deficiencies and bone fractures, a new study has shown.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/health_medicine/diet_and_weight_loss/~4/eYwSjuERbks" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>


» Study maps how city neighborhoods affect diabetes risk
Date 2014-12-04 | Health Weight Loss related |

Public health researchers in Philadelphia looked at how neighborhood and community-level factors -- not just individual factors like diet, exercise and education -- influence people's diabetes risk. Their new study adds insight into the role of the physical and social environment on diabetes risk, zip code by zip code throughout the city.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/health_medicine/diet_and_weight_loss/~4/U5rxFM1mmak" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>


» New study examines effect of timing of folic acid supplementation during pregnancy
Date 2014-12-04 | Health Weight Loss related |

Taking folic acid before conception significantly reduces the risk of small for gestational age at birth, suggests a new study. Folic acid supplementation has already been shown to reduce the risk of neural tube defects, such as spina bifida, and it is recommended for women to start folic acid supplementation pre-conceptually. However, uptake is low, state the authors, and previous studies have suggested rates of pre-conceptual uptake to be between 14.8% and 31%, with lower uptake in younger age groups and ethnic minorities.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/health_medicine/diet_and_weight_loss/~4/n0NOFDnOusE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>


» Significantly increased risk of stillbirth in males, study shows
Date 2014-12-04 | Health Weight Loss related |

Boys are more likely to be stillborn than girls, a large-scale study has found. The study reviewed more than 30 million births globally, and found that the risk of stillbirth is about ten percent higher in boys. This equates to a loss of around 100,000 additional male babies per year.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/health_medicine/diet_and_weight_loss/~4/LwK3yJZqAvM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>


» Behavioral interventions to prevent progression to diabetes equally effective in men, women
Date 2014-12-04 | Health Weight Loss related |

Behavioral and drug interventions aiming to prevent people with prediabetes progressing to full blown type 2 diabetes are equally effective for both sexes at preventing progression and reducing weight, according to a new systematic review and meta-analysis.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/health_medicine/diet_and_weight_loss/~4/bvlMmMdcEyM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>


» Some newborns lose weight much faster than previously recognized
Date 2014-12-04 | Health Weight Loss related |

A new study is the first to detail the weight loss patterns of exclusively breastfed newborns. The investigators have captured their findings in an online tool that is the first of its kind to help pediatricians determine whether exclusively breastfed newborns have lost too much weight in the first days of life.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/health_medicine/diet_and_weight_loss/~4/Q6dmM1uTWHs" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>


» Warning to bariatric surgery patients: Take your supplements, for eye's sake
Date 2014-12-04 | Health Weight Loss related |

Obese patients who have undergone bariatric surgery to shed weight should take the supplements prescribed to them to protect their eyes. Taking in too little Vitamin A, in particular, could in some cases actually cause night blindness, dry eyes, corneal ulcers, and in extreme cases total blindness. Researchers reviewed what little research there currently is on the occurrence of eye conditions following bariatric surgery.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/health_medicine/diet_and_weight_loss/~4/unrTBEpPy6c" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>


» Genetic mutation responsible for serious disorder common in Inuit discovered
Date 2014-12-04 | Health Weight Loss related |

The cause for a disorder common in Inuit people that prevents the absorption of sucrose, causing gastrointestinal distress and failure to thrive in infants, has been discovered by researchers. The study identified a genetic mutation responsible for the disorder, called congenital sucrose-isomaltase deficiency.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/health_medicine/diet_and_weight_loss/~4/bIlg6pzQAVQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>


» Plant used in traditonal Chinese medicine may treat metabolic diseases and obesity
Date 2014-12-04 | Health Weight Loss related |

New research shows that a component found in in the plant, Glycyrrhiza uralensis, may inhibit the development of metabolic disorders by stopping the activation of NLRP3, a protein involved in the disease process. Specifically, the researchers identified isoliquiritigenin as having the ability to attenuate high-fat, diet-induced obesity, type 2 diabetes and hepatic steatosis in mice.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/health_medicine/diet_and_weight_loss/~4/zW1RbZv1cJA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>


» Supplemental co-enzyme Q may prevent heart disease in some individuals
Date 2014-12-04 | Health Weight Loss related |

New research involving rats suggests that if you were born at a low birth weight, supplemental co-enzyme Q may lower your risk for heart disease.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/health_medicine/diet_and_weight_loss/~4/i26icQ6ClD4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>


» Diabetes in midlife linked to significant cognitive decline 20 years later
Date 2014-12-04 | Health Weight Loss related |

People diagnosed with diabetes in midlife are more likely to experience significant memory and cognitive problems during the next 20 years than those with healthy blood sugar levels, new research suggests. The study is believed to be the longest of its kind following a cross-section of adults as they age.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/health_medicine/diet_and_weight_loss/~4/jtVOF2p2klE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>


» Exercise following bariatric surgery provides health benefits beyond weight loss
Date 2014-12-04 | Health Weight Loss related |

Researchers discover that moderate exercise following bariatric surgery reduces specific metabolic risk factors associated with type 2 diabetes. The findings suggest that moderate exercise may provide additional benefits to health beyond weight loss in these patients.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/health_medicine/diet_and_weight_loss/~4/yfV4H0VC6IY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>


» Heavier newborns show academic edge in school
Date 2014-12-04 | Health Weight Loss related |

Birth weight makes a difference to a child's future academic performance, according to new research that found heavier newborns do better in elementary and middle school than infants with lower birth weights. The study raises an intriguing question: Does a fetus benefit from a longer stay in the mother's womb?<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/health_medicine/diet_and_weight_loss/~4/nKf7ig8jTnI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>


» Stressed-out cancers may provide drug target
Date 2014-12-04 | Health Weight Loss related |

Cancer cells may be particularly susceptible to metabolic stress – opening the way for new targeted therapy that won’t harm normal cells, researchers report. The researchers showed that chromosomal instability -- which is a hallmark of rapidly dividing cancer cells -- makes them stressed and vulnerable to mild metabolic disruption. Metabolism is the normal process by which the body turns food into energy.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/health_medicine/diet_and_weight_loss/~4/Zf2ke6L13dg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>


» Another case against the midnight snack: Researchers tinker with a time-restricted diet in mice and find that it's remarkably forgiving
Date 2014-12-04 | Health Weight Loss related |

These days, with the abundance of artificial light, TV, tablets and smartphones, adults and children alike are burning the midnight oil. What they are not burning is calories: with later bedtimes comes the tendency to eat. A new study cautions against an extended period of snacking, suggesting instead that confining caloric consumption to an 8- to 12-hour period-as people did just a century ago-might stave off high cholesterol, diabetes and obesity.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/health_medicine/diet_and_weight_loss/~4/sLTc5WlDFaA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>


» Stem cell transplant does not cure SHIV/AIDS after irradiation of infected rhesus macaques
Date 2014-12-04 | Health AIDS/HIV related |

A new primate model has been developed to test treatments that might cure HIV/AIDS and suggests answers to questions raised by the 'Berlin patient,' the only human thought to have been cured so far.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/health_medicine/hiv_and_aids/~4/K_rYwyAAuAQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>


» Potential biomarker to detect SCID (severe combined immunodeficiency)
Date 2014-12-04 | Health AIDS/HIV related |

A genetic disease called SCID -- short for severe combined immunodeficiency -- forces patients to breathe filtered air and avoid human contact because their bodies cannot fight germs. Now, using a mouse model, researchers describe a potential biomarker to detect SCID.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/health_medicine/hiv_and_aids/~4/X7mxokDBo4g" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>


» Could there be an end in sight for AIDS?
Date 2014-12-04 | Health AIDS/HIV related |

South Africa is the epicentre of the HIV and AIDS epidemic with a staggering 6.4 million HIV infected citizens. In 1990 the WHO reported just 386 cases in South Africa. Over the next 15 years, despite warnings from scientists and policy makers, a tidal wave of infections ensued.  How can policy and health provision cope to improve the outlook?  A new article strategically examines the whole epidemic and identifies economic, epidemiological, and programmatic points for transition and future improvement.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/health_medicine/hiv_and_aids/~4/KpLqsfmbadI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>


» Ebola genome browser now online to aid researchers' response to crisis
Date 2014-12-04 | Health AIDS/HIV related |

The UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute has just released a new Ebola genome browser to assist global efforts to develop a vaccine and antiserum to help stop the spread of the Ebola virus.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/health_medicine/hiv_and_aids/~4/Xal5543Ek2E" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>


» HIV pandemic's origins located: Likely to have emerged in Kinshasa around 1920
Date 2014-12-04 | Health AIDS/HIV related |

The present HIV pandemic almost certainly originated in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, according to a new study. An international team of scientists reconstructed the genetic history of the HIV-1 group M pandemic, which saw HIV spread across Africa and around the world. Their analysis suggests that the common ancestor of group M is likely to have emerged in Kinshasa around 1920.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/health_medicine/hiv_and_aids/~4/vBTGDwSu2S0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>


» Second case of apparent HIV 'cure' in baby followed by reappearance of virus
Date 2014-12-04 | Health AIDS/HIV related |

A new case report is the second report of apparent viral remission followed by rebound in a baby given early ART treatment, after the case of the ‘Mississippi baby’ received widespread attention in the last year.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/health_medicine/hiv_and_aids/~4/Nifnv7zy7gY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>


» Hunting viruses that play hide and seek
Date 2014-12-04 | Health AIDS/HIV related |

Every year, two million children die of acute respiratory infections. Among the culprits are several different viruses, one of which your child almost certainly has had without you or the doctors ever knowing it. The good news is that researchers believe you are most likely immune after having had this virus just once.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/health_medicine/hiv_and_aids/~4/r4l7YkroQYU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>


» Pain receptor on T-cells discovered
Date 2014-12-04 | Health AIDS/HIV related |

T-cells -- a type of white blood cell that learns to recognize and attack microbial pathogens -- are activated by a pain receptor, scientists have discovered. The study shows that the receptor helps regulate intestinal inflammation in mice and that its activity can be manipulated, offering a potential new target for treating certain autoimmune disorders, such as Crohn's disease and possibly multiple sclerosis.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/health_medicine/hiv_and_aids/~4/vTSHHqt2EZQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>


» Treatments for HIV-visceral leishmaniasis co-infected patients
Date 2014-12-04 | Health AIDS/HIV related |

The international research and development consortium, AfriCoLeish, formed by six research organizations from East Africa and Europe, has launched a Phase III clinical study to address the extreme difficulty in treating visceral leishmaniasis (VL) in patients who also are HIV-positive. The study will assess the efficacy and the safety of two treatments: a combination treatment of AmBisome and miltefosine, and AmBisome alone. This is the first randomized clinical trial in Africa to confirm the World Health Organization's recommendation for HIV-VL treatment.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/health_medicine/hiv_and_aids/~4/xauiibiHRRE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>


» Effective treatments available for HIV patients not eligible for efavirenz regimens
Date 2014-12-04 | Health AIDS/HIV related |

HIV drug regimens that do not include efavirenz are effective as first-line antiretroviral therapy, a new American clinical trial found. The finding is important for patients who are not eligible for treatment with efavirenz, including women considering becoming pregnant and patients with a history of severe psychiatric disorders.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/health_medicine/hiv_and_aids/~4/6PECbLDnhZA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>


» Computers turned into powerful allies in fight against AIDS
Date 2014-12-04 | Health AIDS/HIV related |

The battle against AIDS cannot be won in the laboratory alone. To fight the potentially deadly virus that 34 million people are suffering from we need help from computers. Now research turns computers into powerful allies in the battle.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/health_medicine/hiv_and_aids/~4/CqFYDRuzkg4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>


» Universal Ebola drug target identified by researchers
Date 2014-12-04 | Health AIDS/HIV related |

A new tool can be used as a drug target in the discovery of anti-Ebola agents that are effective against all known strains and likely future strains, researchers report. Current experimental drugs generally target only one of Ebola's five species. "The current growing epidemic demonstrates the need for effective broad-range Ebola virus therapies," says the lead author on the study.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/health_medicine/hiv_and_aids/~4/f2nGvp6aRwc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>


» Targeted nanoparticles: Imaging, treatment combined
Date 2014-12-04 | Health AIDS/HIV related |

Targeted nanoparticles that combine imaging with two different therapies could attack cancer and other conditions, scientists report. Nanosystems that are 'theranostic' -- they combine both therapeutic and diagnostic functions -- present an exciting new opportunity for delivering drugs to specific cells and identifying sites of disease.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/health_medicine/hiv_and_aids/~4/lP1n8W-PMNc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>


» Dynamic motion of HIV as it readies an attack: Seen in real time, for the first time
Date 2014-12-04 | Health AIDS/HIV related |

Technologies that allow investigators, for the first time, to watch what they call the 'dance' of HIV proteins on the virus' surface, which may contribute to how the virus infects human immune cells, have been developed by scientists. The new technology platform opens new possibilities for devising an approach to prevent HIV infection, note researchers<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/health_medicine/hiv_and_aids/~4/bB600HTY_mM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>


» The mathematics behind the Ebola epidemic
Date 2014-12-04 | Health AIDS/HIV related |

Researchers have calculated new benchmark figures to precisely describe the Ebola epidemic in West Africa from a mathematical perspective. Their results may help health authorities to contain the epidemic.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/health_medicine/hiv_and_aids/~4/8oXXZcMrQ-8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>


» Entire female reproductive tract susceptible to HIV infection in macaque model
Date 2014-12-04 | Health AIDS/HIV related |

Most women are infected with HIV through vaginal intercourse, and without effective vaccines or microbicides, women who cannot negotiate condom use by their partners remain vulnerable. How exactly the virus establishes infection in the female reproductive tract remains poorly understood. A new study reports surprising results from a study of HIV transmission in the FRT of rhesus macaques.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/health_medicine/hiv_and_aids/~4/NLxR_HAVOEg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>


» Real-life social networking prompts people to get tested for HIV
Date 2014-12-04 | Health AIDS/HIV related |

Old-school face-to-face social networking is a more effective way to identify people with HIV than the traditional referral method, suggests research. The study shows that social networking strategies -- enlisting people in high-risk groups to recruit their peers to get tested – is more efficient and targeted than traditional testing and referral programs, resulting in 2-and-a-half times more positive test results.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/health_medicine/hiv_and_aids/~4/bbQmUQCt7NQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>


» Antiretroviral therapy benefits HIV-infected stimulant users
Date 2014-12-04 | Health AIDS/HIV related |

A total of 341 HIV-infected men who reported using stimulants such as methamphetamine or cocaine derived life-saving benefits from being on antiretroviral therapy that were comparable to those of HIV-infected men who do not use stimulants, a study concludes.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/health_medicine/hiv_and_aids/~4/aaaSqTTA0ZE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>


» Study models ways to cut Mexico's HIV rates
Date 2014-12-04 | Health AIDS/HIV related |

Increasing condom use or antiretroviral therapy among Mexico City's male sex workers would produce a significant advance against the nation's HIV epidemic by reducing the rate of infections among the sex workers' partners, a new study projects.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/health_medicine/hiv_and_aids/~4/fJWW6LS7uEA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>


» Novel approach for treating non-cardiac chest pain suggested
Date 2014-12-04 | Health AIDS/HIV related |

Chest pain doesn't necessarily come from the heart. An estimated 200,000 Americans each year experience non-cardiac chest pain. New research suggests a novel approach to treating non-cardiac chest pain due to esophageal hypersensitivity. The treatment involves a drug called dronabinol, a cannabinoid receptor activator that has traditionally been used to treat nausea and vomiting in HIV patients and for cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/health_medicine/hiv_and_aids/~4/Xtxz3F4u1qU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>


» High-dose vitamin D not effective for helping women with repeat reproductive tract infections
Date 2014-12-04 | Health AIDS/HIV related |

Vitamin D appears not to be effective for treating repeat occurrences of bacterial vaginosis (BV), the most common reproductive infection among women worldwide. While earlier studies have shown a correlation between low vitamin D levels and BV, new research shows the difficult-to-treat and frequently symptom-free reproductive infection isn’t altered by high dose vitamin D supplements.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/health_medicine/hiv_and_aids/~4/0lcQXzTq4NM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>


» New dent in HIV-1's armor: promising target for HIV/AIDS treatment
Date 2014-12-04 | Health AIDS/HIV related |

A promising target for HIV/AIDS treatment has been found by researchers who have have uncovered a new protein that participates in active HIV replication. The new protein, called Ssu72, is part of a switch used to awaken HIV-1 (the most common type of HIV) from its slumber. More than 35 million people worldwide are living with HIV and about a million people die a year due to the disease.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/health_medicine/hiv_and_aids/~4/I7BeJHjOmrI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>


» Tourism as a driver of illicit drug use, HIV risk in the Dominican Republic
Date 2014-12-04 | Health AIDS/HIV related |

A new study concludes three thing: (1) local demand shifts drug routes to tourism areas, (2) drugs shape local economies and (3) drug use facilitates HIV risk behaviors in tourism areas.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/health_medicine/hiv_and_aids/~4/ElpAQh84RPQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>


» Can social media help stop the spread of HIV?
Date 2014-12-04 | Health AIDS/HIV related |

In addition to providing other potential benefits to public health, all of those tweets and Facebook posts could help curb the spread of HIV. Although public health researchers have focused early applications of social media on reliably monitoring the spread of diseases such as the flu, a new article tells of a future in which social media might predict and even change biomedical outcomes.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/health_medicine/hiv_and_aids/~4/6P1O5XdRHIg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>


» Largest ever dataset of individual deaths in Africa, SE Asia reveals changing health
Date 2014-12-04 | Health AIDS/HIV related |

An unprecedented insight into the changing health of people across Africa and Asia -- including the fluctuating burdens of HIV, malaria and childhood mortality -- is revealed today by the publication of the largest ever dataset of individual deaths recorded on-the-ground.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/health_medicine/hiv_and_aids/~4/YGGtH7U7RkQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>


» South African 'mentor mothers' improve perinatal health outcomes
Date 2014-12-04 | Health AIDS/HIV related |

More than one-fourth of pregnant South African women are infected with HIV; in some communities, the infection rates are even higher. Now a study has found that regular home visits of pregnant mothers, and later of those mothers and their infants, by specially trained lay community mothers from the “Mentor Mothers” program led to significantly better health outcomes 18 months later in both the mothers and their children.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/health_medicine/hiv_and_aids/~4/dWpvAFfjtnY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>


» Model explains why HIV prevention dosing differs by sex
Date 2014-12-04 | Health AIDS/HIV related |

A mathematical model predicts that women must take the antiretroviral medication Truvada daily to prevent HIV infection via vaginal sex, whereas just two doses per week can protect men from HIV infection via anal sex. This finding helps explain why two large clinical trials testing HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, in women failed to show efficacy.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/health_medicine/hiv_and_aids/~4/kQb6BbiEDSM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>


» Immune cells proposed as HIV hideout don't last in primate model
Date 2014-12-04 | Health AIDS/HIV related |

New research sheds light on the question of which cells support viral replication and persistence, and the answers have implications for future efforts to eliminate HIV from the body in human patients.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/health_medicine/hiv_and_aids/~4/dEWSX1bLBZY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>


» First Immature form of HIV seen at high resolution surprises researchers
Date 2014-12-04 | Health AIDS/HIV related |

The first structure of the immature form of HIV at a high enough resolution has been obtained by researchers, allowing them to pinpoint exactly where each building block sits in the virus. The study reveals that the building blocks of the immature form of HIV are arranged in a surprising way.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/health_medicine/hiv_and_aids/~4/KDB30mRSohY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>


» Novel nanofiber-based technology could help prevent HIV/AIDS transmission
Date 2014-12-04 | Health AIDS/HIV related |

Scientists have developed a novel topical microbicide loaded with hyaluronic acid nanofibers that could potentially prevent transmission of HIV through the vaginal mucosa.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/health_medicine/hiv_and_aids/~4/DIDVsLJOY8Q" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>


» Secure genetic data moves into fast lane of discovery
Date 2014-12-04 | Health AIDS/HIV related |

A new web-based platform called GWATCH provides visualization tools for identifying disease-associated genetic markers from privacy-protected human data without risk to patient privacy. This dynamic online tool facilitates disease gene discovery via automation presented with intuitive data visualization tools: results are shown in three dimensions via a scrolling (Guitar Hero-like) chromosome highway. GWATCH provides an extremely useful, visually appealing bird's-eye view of positive disease-association results, while all sensitive information remain secure behind firewalls.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/health_medicine/hiv_and_aids/~4/PxVuLBE7ayI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>


» Human blood stem cells genetically 'edited'
Date 2014-12-04 | Health AIDS/HIV related |

Researchers, for the first time, have used a relatively new gene-editing technique to create what could prove to be an effective technique for blocking HIV from invading and destroying patients' immune systems.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/health_medicine/hiv_and_aids/~4/IeTt9kZxPBo" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>


» Overall risk of birth defects appears low for women taking antiretrovirals during early pregnancy
Date 2014-12-04 | Health AIDS/HIV related |

Among pregnant women infected with HIV, the use of antiretroviral medications early in pregnancy to treat their HIV or to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV does not appear to increase the risk of birth defects in their infants, according to a new study.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/health_medicine/hiv_and_aids/~4/FQCJ-SEIlgE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>


» HIV-infected adults diagnosed with age-related diseases at similar ages as uninfected adults
Date 2014-12-04 | Health AIDS/HIV related |

HIV-infected adults are at a higher risk for developing heart attacks, kidney failure and cancer. But, contrary to what many had believed, the researchers say these illnesses are occurring at similar ages as adults who are not infected with HIV.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/health_medicine/hiv_and_aids/~4/VhUA2-kUfpc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>


» Altered milk protein can deliver aids drug to infants
Date 2014-12-04 | Health AIDS/HIV related |

A novel method of altering a protein in milk to bind with an antiretroviral drug promises to greatly improve treatment for infants and young children suffering from HIV/AIDS, according to a researcher.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/health_medicine/hiv_and_aids/~4/lD3i8dpOdko" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>


» Traditional healers contribute to HIV care delays, study finds
Date 2014-12-04 | Health AIDS/HIV related |

If you're a native of rural Mozambique who contracts HIV and becomes symptomatic, before seeking clinical testing and treatment, you'll likely consult a traditional healer. And this will delay your care significantly, one researchers have found.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/health_medicine/hiv_and_aids/~4/eUF1nAkEqkE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>


» Vaccination leads to decline in pneumococcal disease, antibiotic resistance
Date 2014-12-04 | Health AIDS/HIV related |

Rates of invasive pneumococcal disease -- including cases caused by antibiotic resistant bacteria -- have fallen substantially in South Africa following the introduction of a pneumococcal conjugate vaccine in 2009, a study has concluded.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/health_medicine/hiv_and_aids/~4/haosiLfiFh8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>


» Single-dose, needle-free ebola vaccine provides long-term protection in macaques
Date 2014-12-04 | Health AIDS/HIV related |

Scientists have demonstrated for the first time that a single-dose, needleless Ebola vaccine given to primates through their noses and lungs protected them against infection for at least 21 weeks.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/health_medicine/hiv_and_aids/~4/BjCig8XsPxE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>


» HIV virulence depends on where virus inserts itself in host DNA
Date 2014-12-04 | Health AIDS/HIV related |

The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) can insert itself at different locations in the DNA of its human host -- and this specific integration site determines how quickly the disease progresses, report researchers.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/health_medicine/hiv_and_aids/~4/V_KEFawVb00" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>


» Semen directly impairs effectiveness of microbicides that target HIV
Date 2014-12-04 | Health AIDS/HIV related |

Researchers have discovered why microbicides developed to prevent HIV succeed in the lab but fail in clinical trials: Semen. Semen enhances the infectiousness of HIV by causing the virus to cluster together, increasing its ability to attach to and infect cells. This effect is then sufficient to override the antiviral properties of the microbicides.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/health_medicine/hiv_and_aids/~4/feyFDPPv8GE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>


» Challenges of delivering critical care in resource-poor countries addressed by experts
Date 2014-12-04 | Health AIDS/HIV related |

Critical care is defined by life-threatening conditions, which require close evaluation, monitoring, and treatment by appropriately trained health professionals. Cardiovascular care bears these same requirements. In fact, cardiovascular disease will soon surpass even HIV as the leading cause of mortality in Sub-Saharan Africa. Researchers discuss the challenges of delivering critical care in resource-limited countries in a new article.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/health_medicine/hiv_and_aids/~4/L5yPrrpjH4o" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>


» Crucial mechanism driving colliding epidemics of smoking, TB unlocked by scientists
Date 2014-12-04 | Health AIDS/HIV related |

TB is an infectious disease that kills 1.5 million people each year and smoking is the biggest driver of the global TB epidemic. Medical scientists have unlocked the mechanism underlying the connection between smoking and Tuberculosis. This discovery will considerably strengthen anti-smoking efforts to control TB and uncovers new therapy and vaccine options for TB.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/health_medicine/hiv_and_aids/~4/6C7FK51OFWg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>


» Advances in electron microscopy reveal secrets of HIV and other viruses
Date 2014-12-04 | Health AIDS/HIV related |

Researchers are getting a new look at the workings of HIV and other viruses thanks to new techniques in electron microscopy. Making a vaccine against HIV has always been difficult, at least partly because the proteins on the surface of the virus change so rapidly. Better understanding the structure of the gp120/Env trimer could help in finding less-variable areas of these proteins, not usually exposed to the immune system, which might be targets for a vaccine.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/health_medicine/hiv_and_aids/~4/pWEun98I_qE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>


» Ebola surveillance may become quicker, cheaper
Date 2014-12-04 | Health AIDS/HIV related |

A new method for examining the Ebola virus genome could make surveillance quicker and cheaper for West African nations, and help detect new forms of the virus. The detailed procedure is being shared with the research community along with a study paper.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/health_medicine/hiv_and_aids/~4/kBvJj0j3xgo" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>


» Chances for outbreaks of another African viral infection rising
Date 2014-12-04 | Health AIDS/HIV related |

Another family of viruses, deadly in some cases, may have already jumped from fruit bats into humans in Africa, according to a study. Henipaviruses are known to cause rare infections, with some strains harmless, and others with mortality rates approaching 90 percent (similar rates to Ebola). This family of viruses has been a concern since two of its members, Nipah and Hendra, emerged in Australia and Southeast Asia less than 20 years ago.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/health_medicine/hiv_and_aids/~4/KqFsqKyEmXY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>


» Biochemists build largest synthetic molecular 'cage' ever
Date 2014-12-04 | Health AIDS/HIV related |

Biochemists have created the largest protein ever that self-assembles into a molecular cage. Their designed protein, which does not exist in nature, is hundreds of times smaller than a human cell. The research could lead to 'synthetic vaccines' that protect people from the flu, HIV and perhaps other diseases. It could also lead to new methods of delivering pharmaceuticals inside of cells and the creation of new nano-scale materials.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/health_medicine/hiv_and_aids/~4/PLbNdeO3MGA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>


» Why some people may be immune to HIV-1: Clues
Date 2014-12-04 | Health AIDS/HIV related |

Doctors have long been mystified as to why HIV-1 rapidly sickens some individuals, while in others the virus has difficulties gaining a foothold. Now, a study of genetic variation in HIV-1 and in the cells it infects has uncovered a chink in HIV-1's armor that may, at least in part, explain the puzzling difference -- and potentially open the door to new treatments.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/health_medicine/hiv_and_aids/~4/k9qyZWUJj4s" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>


» HIV/AIDS drugs could be repurposed to treat AMD, researchers suggest
Date 2014-12-04 | Health AIDS/HIV related |

Drugs that have been used for the past 30 years to treat HIV/AIDS, could be repurposed to treat the dry form of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a new study suggests. AMD is a progressive condition that is untreatable in up to 90 percent of patients and is a leading cause of blindness in the elderly worldwide. The two forms of AMD, wet and dry, are classified based on the presence or absence of blood vessels that have invaded the retina.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/health_medicine/hiv_and_aids/~4/qEh1VOcQlQY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>


» Anti-HIV medicines can cause damage to fetal hearts, research shows
Date 2014-12-04 | Health AIDS/HIV related |

New research raises concern about potential long-term harmful impact of 'antiretroviral therapy' on in-utero infants whose mothers are HIV-positive, but who are not infected with HIV themselves. The study shows that while the HIV medications have been successful in helping to prevent the transmission of the virus from mother to infant, they are associated with persistently impaired development of heart muscle and reduced heart performance in non-HIV-infected children whose mothers received the medicines years earlier.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/health_medicine/hiv_and_aids/~4/I_GY6RQhHzs" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>


» Drugs to block angiogenesis could provide new treatment for TB
Date 2014-12-04 | Health AIDS/HIV related |

Tuberculosis bacteria escape the little pellets of immune system containment called granulomas with the help of new blood vessels that tunnel into the clusters to provide fresh oxygen and an escape route. Researchers tested FDA-approved drugs that block this process -- known as angiogenesis -- and found they could effectively reduce the numbers of bacteria, limit their spread outside of granulomas, and increase the survival of infected laboratory animals.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/health_medicine/hiv_and_aids/~4/jpVVkUx7Mys" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>


» Masking HIV target cells prevents viral transmission in animal model
Date 2014-12-04 | Health AIDS/HIV related |

Cloaking immune cells with antibodies that block T cell trafficking to the gut can substantially reduce the risk of viral transmission in a non-human primate model of HIV infection, scientists report.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/health_medicine/hiv_and_aids/~4/a_u5tddPreE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>


» Delaying ART in patients with HIV reduces likelihood of restoring CD4 counts
Date 2014-12-04 | Health AIDS/HIV related |

A larger percentage of patients with human immunodeficiency virus achieved normalization of CD4+ T-cell counts when they started antiretroviral therapy within 12 months of the estimated dates of seroconversion rather than later, according to a report.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/health_medicine/hiv_and_aids/~4/Ed7BfCUjeGM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>


» A 'hybrid vehicle' that delivers DNA
Date 2014-12-04 | Health AIDS/HIV related |

A new hybrid vehicle is under development. Its performance isn’t measured by the distance it travels, but rather the delivery of its cargo: vaccines that contain genetically engineered DNA to fight HIV, cancer, influenza and other maladies. The technology is a biomedical advancement that could help unleash the potential of DNA vaccines, which despite two decades of research, have yet to make a significant impact in the treatment of major illnesses.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/health_medicine/hiv_and_aids/~4/c4hfqcKfxJ8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>


» Study unlocks basis of key immune protein's two-faced role
Date 2014-12-04 | Health AIDS/HIV related |

A long sought-after partner for a key immune protein, called TIM-3, that helps explain its two-faced role in the immune system has been discovered by researchers. The interest in TIM-3 as a drug target stems largely from its inhibitory role, particularly in cancer. Scientists explain that if there were a way to block TIM-3 pharmacologically, it could unleash the immune system, freeing it to attack tumors.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/health_medicine/hiv_and_aids/~4/FzBQfqZJJkc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>


» HIV drug blocks bone metastases in prostate cancer
Date 2014-12-04 | Health AIDS/HIV related |

Although prostate cancer can be successfully treated in many men, when the disease metastasizes to the bone, it is eventually lethal. The receptor CCR5, targeted by HIV drugs, is also key in driving prostate cancer metastases, suggesting that blocking this molecule could slow prostate cancer spread.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/health_medicine/hiv_and_aids/~4/nBcek1Z8Pls" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>


» Revolutionizing genome engineering
Date 2014-12-04 | Health AIDS/HIV related |

Genome engineering with the RNA-guided CRISPR-Cas9 system in animals and plants is changing biology. It is easier to use and more efficient than other genetic engineering tools, thus it is already being applied in laboratories all over the world just a few years after its discovery. This rapid adoption and the history of the system are the core topics of a new review paper.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/health_medicine/hiv_and_aids/~4/HH0WigkkYEA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>


» Ability of HIV to cause AIDS is slowing, research suggests
Date 2014-12-04 | Health AIDS/HIV related |

The rapid evolution of HIV, which has allowed the virus to develop resistance to patients' natural immunity, is at the same time slowing the virus's ability to cause AIDS, according to new research. The study also indicates that people infected by HIV are likely to progress to AIDS more slowly -- in other words the virus becomes less 'virulent' -- because of widespread access to antiretroviral therapy (ART).<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/health_medicine/hiv_and_aids/~4/rPlDTLhTqlc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>


» Sophisticated HIV diagnostics adapted for remote areas
Date 2014-12-04 | Health AIDS/HIV related |

Diagnosing HIV and other infectious diseases presents unique challenges in remote locations that lack electric power, refrigeration, and appropriately trained health care staff. To address these issues, researchers have developed a low-cost, electricity-free device capable of detecting the DNA of infectious pathogens, including HIV-1.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/health_medicine/hiv_and_aids/~4/VBMSgT7gOBc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>


» New tool for exploring cells in 3D created
Date 2014-12-04 | Health AIDS/HIV related |

Researchers can now explore viruses, bacteria and components of the human body in more detail than ever before with new software recently developed. Researchers demonstrated how the software, called cellPACK, can be used to model viruses such as HIV.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/health_medicine/hiv_and_aids/~4/grOci-KIjsA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>


» How to stop the spread of HIV in Africa
Date 2014-12-04 | Health AIDS/HIV related |

To stop the spread of HIV in Africa, researchers, using a complex mathematical model, have developed a strategy that focuses on targeting “hot zones,” areas where the risk of HIV infection is much higher than the national average.<img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/health_medicine/hiv_and_aids/~4/s102hsqBDFg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>