Every week, KHN compiles a number of lately launched well being coverage research and briefs.
Study Shows MRNA Vaccines Don’t Trigger Flares In Rheumatic Patients
A research immediately in Arthritis & Rheumatology reveals the mRNA vaccines for COVID-19 don’t routinely trigger rheumatic and musculoskeletal ailments like arthritis to flare in sufferers after the two-dose vaccination, and if flares do happen, they don’t seem to be extreme. The research was based mostly on 1,377 sufferers with rheumatic and musculoskeletal ailments, together with arthritis and lupus. The researchers measured signs inside 7 days of every vaccine dose (D1 and D2), and 1 month after D2. Solely 11% of members reported a flare that required remedy after vaccination, none of which had been extreme. (8/4)
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Acute Respiratory Illnesses In Children In The SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic: Prospective Multicenter Study
Nonpharmaceutical interventions towards coronavirus illness 2019 seemingly have a task in reducing viral acute respiratory sicknesses (ARIs). We aimed to evaluate the frequency of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and influenza ARIs earlier than and through the coronavirus illness 2019 pandemic. (Haddadin et al, 8/1)
Marijuana-Like Brain Substance Calms Seizures But Increases Aftereffects, Study Finds
Epileptic seizures set off the speedy synthesis and launch of a substance mimicked by marijuana’s most psychoactive element, Stanford College Faculty of Drugs investigators have discovered. This substance is known as 2-arachidonoylglycerol, or 2-AG, and has the useful impact of damping down seizure depth. (Stanford Drugs, 8/4)
Artificial Pancreas Trialled For Outpatients With Type 2 Diabetes
A synthetic pancreas might quickly assist individuals dwelling with kind 2 diabetes and who additionally require kidney dialysis. Exams led by the College of Cambridge and Inselspital, College Hospital of Bern, Switzerland, present that the gadget may help sufferers safely and successfully handle their blood sugar ranges and cut back the danger of low blood sugar ranges. (College of Cambridge, 8/4)
Scientists Reverse Age-Related Memory Loss In Mice
Scientists at Cambridge and Leeds have efficiently reversed age-related reminiscence loss in mice and say their discovery might result in the event of therapies to stop reminiscence loss in individuals as they age. In a research revealed immediately in Molecular Psychiatry, the workforce present that adjustments within the extracellular matrix of the mind — ‘scaffolding’ round nerve cells — result in lack of reminiscence with ageing, however that it’s potential to reverse these utilizing genetic therapies. (College of Cambridge, 7/22)
New Genes Linked To Longer Reproductive Lifespan In Women
The age at which ladies undergo menopause is vital for fertility and impacts wholesome ageing in ladies, however reproductive ageing has been troublesome for scientists to review and insights into the underlying biology are restricted. Now, scientists have recognized practically 300 gene variations that affect reproductive lifespan in ladies. Moreover, in mice, they’ve efficiently manipulated a number of key genes related to these variants to increase their reproductive lifespan. (College of Exeter, 8/4)
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