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Dietary fibre doesn’t affect everyone the same way

Not all dietary fibre is created equal, according to a new study. The new study dug into two types of common digestive fibre supplements. It shows stark differences in how we react to them, and it’s not always good.

7 risk factors predict heart attack in young women

Researchers discovered significant sex differences in risk factors associated with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and in the strength of associations among young adults, suggesting the need for a sex-specific preventive strategy. For example, hypertension, diabetes, depression, and poverty had stronger associations with AMI in women compared with men, they find.

What causes repeat urinary tract infections?

A new study suggests that women who get recurrent UTIs may be caught in a vicious cycle in which antibiotics meant to eradicate one infection predispose them to develop another.
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Gene therapy shows promise in treating neuropathy from spinal cord injuries

An international team of researchers, led by scientists at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, report that a gene therapy that inhibits targeted nerve cell signaling effectively reduced neuropathic pain with no detectable side effects in mice with spinal cord or peripheral nerve injuries. The findings, published in the online issue of Molecular Therapy, represent a potential new treatment approach for a condition that may affect more than half of patients who suffer spinal cord injuries. Neuropathy involves damage or dysfunction in nerves elsewhere in the body, typically resulting in chronic or debilitating numbness, tingling, muscle weakness and pain. » Read more...
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