Red wine compound remedies abnormal hormone levels

Red wine compound remedies abnormal hormone levels

Polycystic ovary syndrome is one of the most common hormonal endocrine disorders that affects around 5-10 percent of women of childbearing age and is characterized by abnormal hormone levels. Now, scientists have found that resveratrol – a natural compound found in red wine and grapes – can help address this hormone imbalance. A compound found in red wine may moderate androgen hormones and improve diabetes risk factors in women with PCOS. Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)…

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Mom’s pre-pregnancy BMI may affect newborn’s lifespan

Mom’s pre-pregnancy BMI may affect newborn’s lifespan

Researchers from Hasselt University in Belgium report a strong association between a mother’s body mass index before pregnancy and the predicted lifespan of their child. A higher pre-pregnancy body mass index correlates with shorter telomere length – an indicator of a shorter overall life expectancy. Children born to mothers with a high BMI before pregnancy may be at risk of having a shorter lifespan. Telomeres are an essential part of human cells that affect how…

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Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease: Hormone that limits fibrosis discovered

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease: Hormone that limits fibrosis discovered

Rates of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis are rising worldwide. The condition is a complication of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, where – as well as there being fat in the liver – there is also inflammation and damage. There are no effective treatments, especially once fibrosis or scar tissue develops. Now, a Japanese study has uncovered a mechanism through which a hormone called IGF-I may limit such damage. Researchers in Japan have discovered a mechanism through which the…

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Breast cancer drug shows potential in patients with skin metastases

Breast cancer drug shows potential in patients with skin metastases

Researchers are reporting clinical activity with the investigational oral compound tucatinib, used as part of combination therapy in patients with advanced breast cancer and skin metastases. Researchers found the drug tucatinib led to a reduction in skin lesions for patients with advanced breast cancer. The findings, from a small group of patients enrolled in a Phase Ib study, were presented at the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) 2016 Congress in Copenhagen, Denmark. Dr. Alison…

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Multiple sclerosis drug could reverse physical symptoms

Multiple sclerosis drug could reverse physical symptoms

A drug that treats relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis – a form of multiple sclerosis that accounts for around 85 percent of people with the condition – has been revealed to reverse some of the damage caused by the disease. This revelation may have implications for future therapeutic strategies for people with the neurological disease. The drug alemtuzumab may improve some of the physical disability associated with MS. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is estimated to affect 2.3 million…

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Parental absence increases chance of nicotine and alcohol use in children

Parental absence increases chance of nicotine and alcohol use in children

Research published this week in Archives of Disease in Childhood examines risky behavior in children who have experienced parental absence. Adding to earlier studies, the results show that behavioral changes begin earlier than previously thought. The effect of parental absence on a child can be long-lasting. Studies have shown that parental absence due to death or the breakdown of a relationship can have detrimental effects on the child. These children are more likely to experience…

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High blood pressure raises risk of cognitive decline, dementia

High blood pressure raises risk of cognitive decline, dementia

The risk of cognitive impairment and dementia in later life is increased for individuals with high blood pressure, especially middle-aged adults. This is the conclusion of a scientific statement from the American Heart Association, published in the journal Hypertension. High blood pressure – especially in midlife – may raise the risk of later-life cognitive impairment. Around 75 million adults – or 1 in 3 adults – in the United States have high blood pressure, or…

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Blood pressure meds could raise your depression risk

Blood pressure meds could raise your depression risk

Don’t smoke – Break the addiction for your cardiovascular health, for personal hygiene and your wallet. 86% of Americans met American Heart Association’s ideal score for overall cardiovascular health, as of 2010, according to a recent study.) (CNN)Some of the drugs most commonly used to treat people with high blood pressure could also be affecting their mood — particularly their risk of depression — according to a new new study. Research published in the journal…

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Verbal memory tests may miss early Alzheimer’s signs in women

Verbal memory tests may miss early Alzheimer’s signs in women

Cognitive impairment affects more than 16 million people in the United States and can increase the risk of Alzheimer’s or another dementia. New research has shown that mild cognitive impairment in women may often be missed, due to their better outcomes in verbal memory skill testing. Women’s better scores in verbal memory tests may leave Alzheimer’s undiagnosed until they are in the more advanced stages of the disease. According to the Alzheimer’s Association’s Alzheimer’s Disease…

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Have humans reached the maximum lifespan?

Have humans reached the maximum lifespan?

Research, published this week in Nature, argues that humans have already achieved their maximum possible lifespan. The investigators believe that the oldest people on record have hit the ceiling of longevity. New research challenges the notion that lifespan will increase indefinitely. Alongside improvements in healthcare and diet, the human lifespan has steadily increased. From 1900-2016, average life expectancy has gradually risen. Today, babies born in the United States can expect to live to 79. In…

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