Previous research claimed that consumption of vitamin D rich foods can reduce the risk factors of colorectal cancer. There was no proper evidence available to link vitamin D levels and colorectal cancer. Now, new research led by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, adds convincing evidence to authenticate the link.
This is reported as the first case in Idaho in about 26 years and considered to be the fifth since 1940. During the middle ages, the plague was widespread across Europe, where nearly half of the population died. Hence it is also known as the ‘Black Death’.
Breast Cancer appears when unusual cells start growing in breast tissue and can affect both women and men. It was estimated that in the U.S. alone there will be a total of 330,080 new cases of breast cancer in women and about 2,550 in men by the end of 2018.
Cystic fibrosis is the most common lung affecting genetic disease, which often turns out to be life-threatening. Nearly one in every 2500 to 3500 people are diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at an early age. A thick mucus formation in the lungs becomes stuck to bacteria, which leads to a slimy biofilm formation.
Proper nutrition can very well boost your overall health, by acting as your first line of defense. What are the specific nutritious foods which are more beneficial? Recent research which presented at the Nutrition 2018 conference has identified key food products in disease prevention.
Fresh cut melons sold at popular grocery stores were responsible for nearly 60 people being infected with Salmonella. In order to be sure of what is safe to consume and what not, refer to the list of Food and Drug Administration (FDA) consumable items. Here they state that people need not give up melons entirely but rather only the pre-cut ones.
The rhinovirus, otherwise known as the cold virus, is considered as the causative agent of asthma. Nearly 80% of all asthma attacks are caused by this cold virus, of which children are mostly affected. This viral asthma leads to chronic lung disease which in turn could be life-threatening.
A new risk assessment tool combining gene editing technology CRISPR-Cas9 with stem cells using disease modeling techniques has been developed by a team of scientists at the Stanford University Cardiovascular Institute. The tool has facilitated the modeling of individual patients’ heart in a lab and enabled undertaking of tests to ascertain whether or not signs of diseases are displayed by cardiac cells, as per a statement by the American Heart Association.
A team of scientists from different universities across Europe has developed an innovative method of delivering vaccines directly to the white blood cells in order to boost the immune system against life-threatening diseases. They have devised a tough microcapsule using synthetic spider silk that can deliver vaccines directly to T-cells.
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