@dimple Treatment of infants with SAM with a commercial probiotic strain isolated from a US infant provided partial restoration of B. infantis levels, though still to levels well below those found in healthy children," he noted. "The treatment improved weight gain and this was associated with improvements in biomarkers of intestinal inflammation
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RE: Probiotics Combat Infant Malnutrition by Restoring Key Gut Bacteria
Engineered Bacteria Could Protect Gut from Antibiotics: Study
Researchers at Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have created a type of bacteria that could potentially protect humans from the harmful side effects of antibiotics, according to a new study published in the journal Nature Biomedical Engineering. Although antibiotics remain a major tool to fight bacterial infections, they can also wipe out helpful gut bacteria, which can lead to diarrhea, inflammation, or serious infections such as Clostridioides difficile. Widespread antibiotic use has also contributed to the spread of resistant microbes worldwide. Some doctors have prescribed probiotics to help, though antibiotics can also affect probiotics.
More Evidence for Gut-Brain Link in Alzheimer's Disease
The study found an association between changes in gut microbiome–produced bile acids and AD-related structural and functional neuroimaging biomarkers, as well as cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) biomarkers of amyloid-β and tau. The findings provide "further support for a role of bile acid pathways in Alzheimer's disease," said lead investigator Kwangsik Nho, PhD, from the Center for Neuroimaging at Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis.
Cancers Caused by Lifestyle Behaviors: Experts Urge Action
In launching the World Cancer Report 2014 earlier this week, the editors emphasized the need for prevention and highlighted lifestyle behaviors that lead to cancer, including smoking tobacco, drinking alcohol, overweight/obesity, and lack of exercise. The report, issued by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IACR), contains contributions from more than 250 scientists worldwide, many of them leading experts in their fields. It offers a "timely update," said Margaret Chan, MD, director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO). The report compiles the most up-to-date analysis of data on all aspects of cancer, and among the evidence presented are data showing the extent to which lifestyle behaviors contribute to cancer. This is "a key reference tool that will find extensive use among scientists, public health workers, and governments in supporting the implementation of national and regional plans for cancer prevention and control," Dr. Chan writes in the foreword.
RE: No Amount of Alcohol Is Safe
@anwesha The more alcohol that a person drinks, the higher the risk. The alcohol/cancer link has been strengthened by the finding of a dose/response relationship between alcohol consumption and certain cancers. A causal relationship exists between alcohol consumption and cancers of the mouth, pharynx, larynx, esophagus, colon-rectum, liver, and female breast; a significant relationship also exists between alcohol consumption and pancreatic cancer. Links have also been made between alcohol consumption and leukemia; multiple myeloma; and cancers of the cervix, vulva, vagina, and skin, but fewer studies have looked at these relationships and more research is needed to establish a confirmed association. For bladder, lung, and stomach cancers, the evidence for an alcohol-cancer link is conflicting.
Depression, MCI Combo Dramatically Accelerates Brain Aging!
Older adults with both depression and mild cognitive impairment (MCI) may have brain biomarkers signifying an increased risk for accelerated brain aging, which could then lead to the development of dementia, new research suggests. The study, which included 80 patients older than 64 years with depression, showed that those who also had MCI vs those with normal cognition had significant differences in the brain activity of 24 proteins involved in the regulation of several pathways, including inflammation, intracellular signaling, and cell survival, as well as a greater risk for cerebrovascular disease.
How to adopt adherence to medicine as I often forgets to take pills?
Improving adherence has been a gradual process. I often forget to take medication that leads to inadequate efficiency. I would like to understand that how to adopt adherence to medicine. Please leave your comments.
RE: How to cure sciatic nerve pain?
@abhiroop It’s important to recognize when at-home therapies aren’t easing your sciatica. If these treatments don’t help you, it may be time to see your personal doctor or spine specialist.
People avoid the doctor for a variety of reasons. Maybe you’re unsure about how to use your health insurance or you don’t have any. Or perhaps you simply don’t like visiting the doctor and prefer an “ignorance-is-bliss” approach.
Whatever the reason, some sciatica symptoms truly warrant medical attention. In rare cases, delaying medical care could lead to or cause permanent nerve damage.
How to take care of my skin during winter?
Hello, How to take care of my skin during winter? The harsh cold climate and dry indoor air during winter can leave skin in less-than-ideal shape. Provide some tips for winter skin care so that I can keep my skin healthy moisturized and looking good all season long. Please leave your comments.
RE: Is there any male contraception method ?
@satyajit the only contraceptive methods available to men are:
condoms – a barrier form of contraception that stops sperm reaching and fertilising an egg
vasectomy – a minor surgical procedure that stops sperm being ejaculated from the penis during sex (it is usually permanent)
Some men use withdrawal to try to prevent pregnancy, when they pull their penis out of their partner's vagina before ejaculating. However, this is not a recommended method of contraception. Sperm can be released from the penis before ejaculation.