Medical News Today: Common heartburn drug linked with fatal conditions

New research suggests that drugs commonly used for heartburn, acid reflux, and ulcers may raise the risk of numerous fatal conditions, including heart disease and stomach cancer. A new study warns about the dangers of a class of drugs called proton pump inhibitors. Physicians often prescribe proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) to treat gastrointestinal conditions that…

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Early lives of Alaska sockeye salmon accelerating with climate change

IMAGE: Adult sockeye salmon returning to spawn in the lakes of Bristol Bay, Alaska. view more  An ample buffet of freshwater food, brought on by climate change, is altering the life history of one of the world’s most important salmon species. Sockeye salmon in Alaska’s Bristol Bay region are skipping an entire year in freshwater because…

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Home exercise program reduces rate of falling in at-risk seniors

An in-home exercise program reduced subsequent falls in high-risk seniors by 36 per cent, according the results of a 12-month clinical trial published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The study, conducted by UBC faculty of medicine researchers in partnership with the clinical team at the Falls Prevention Clinic at Vancouver General…

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Insilico Medicine to present its latest research at ICML 2019

IMAGE: Insilico Medicine to present at and sponsor the 36th annual International Conference on Machine Learning. view more  Credit: Insilico Medicine Tuesday, June 4, 2019 Insilico Medicine, a biotech company developing the end-to-end drug discovery pipeline utilizing the next generation artificial intelligence, will present its latest research at the 36th International Conference on Machine Learning in…

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For Latinos with diabetes, new study looks at ways to improve medication adherence

IMAGE: Keck School of Medicine of USC, Los Angeles. view more  Credit: Ricardo Carrasco III LOS ANGELES — Latino adults have higher diabetes rates than non-Latinos, yet research shows they are less likely to correctly follow medication instructions provided by their doctors. Furthermore, diabetes can set off a cascade of medical complications, requiring multiple medications that…

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Should STEMI patients recover in the ICU?

IMAGE: Providers need more clear guidance on whether a patient who has suffered from STEMI heart attack should recover in the intensive care unit, a new University of Michigan study in… view more  Credit: Michigan Medicine A trip to an intensive care unit can be more than twice as costly as a stay in a non-ICU…

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UTA researcher uses nanoparticles stimulated by microwaves to combat cancer

A physicist at The University of Texas at Arlington has proposed a new concept for treating cancer cells, further advancing the University’s status as a leader in health and the human condition. In a recently published paper in the journal Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology and Medicine, UTA physics Professor Wei Chen and a team of international…

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Facilities, feedback and funding: Network supports medical research in Kentucky

IMAGE: Amber Onorato, Ph.D., assistant professor of chemistry at Northern Kentucky University, back row center, with students in the 2018 summer research program. view more  LOUISVILLE, Ky. — For nearly two decades, a program administered at the University of Louisville has been helping scientists at institutions throughout the state get their foot in the door of…

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Snout dated: Slow-evolving elephant shark offers new insights into human physiology

The mineralocortoid receptor (MR) regulates water and sodium transport throughout cells and tissues, which is critical for controlling blood pressure and so, not surprisingly, the MR is common to all vertebrate animals. Aldosterone, which is a physiological steroid for land vertebrate MRs, evolved in lungfish (forerunners of land vertebrates), suggesting that the evolution of aldosterone…

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