Month: July 2017

A recent study explored the antibacterial effects of modified forms of vancomycin on antibiotic-resistant bacteria. The results suggest C1-aminomethylene vancomycin may be an effective agent against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and other antibiotic-resistant bacteria.   The ability of bacterial strains to acquire resistance to antibiotics faster than antibacterial therapies can be developed is of growing
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A recent study reports that novel intervention methods that incorporate both clinical and community resources improve BMI and family-centered outcomes for childhood obesity.   The burden of childhood obesity can never be overstated and even though there has been a decline in its prevalence in the United States, it still has a great impact on
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Polymeric micelles are an important class of targeted drug delivery systems that act as carriers of chemotherapeutic agents. A recent review summarized the research being carried out in the development and use of polymeric micelles and micelle-forming drug-polymer conjugates for cancer therapy.   A common problem in cancer treatment is the untargeted delivery of highly
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A recent study examined whether diet during pregnancy influences fat mass and adiposity in newborns.   Many studies have reported links between maternal diet and birth outcomes and weight, indicating that maternal health and nutritional status play a key role in the future health of offspring. Diet during pregnancy has been associated with newborn adiposity
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Studies have found that undernourished children are less physically active than well-nourished children. Researchers investigated the effects of lipid-based nutrients supplements (LNS) on the physical activity levels of children born to Malawian mothers and found that LNS does not increase physical activity in Malawian toddlers.   Poor dietary intake and malnutrition are issues prevalent in
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Depression and anxiety are often prevalent in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), but these patients do not often seek traditional therapy. A recent study reports that telephone-based cognitive behavioral therapy significantly improved symptoms of depression in COPD patients after an eight-week telephone program.   Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a well-known disease
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Physical fitness, an important health status marker, has been found to predict cardiovascular disease and mortality. A recent study demonstrated that greater self-reported physical fitness, in particular cardiorespiratory fitness, is associated with higher self-reported life satisfaction, quality of life, and self-rated health among adolescents.   Physical fitness, an important health status marker, has been found
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Nicotine addiction is caused from prolonged exposure of body and mind to nicotine-rich products such as cigarettes. Nicotine addiction holds vital body parts such as mouth, nose, brain, lungs, kidneys and liver under control. This results in serious nicotine cravings, the moment daily intake of nicotine is denied. This renders the move to quit smoking
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The decision to stop smoking must be warranted by the intrinsic need to remain healthy and to cleanse one’s body and mind from tobacco addiction. It must not be forced out of peer or parental pressure. Understanding the consequences and ill-effects of smoking, will help smokers to stop smoking in a timely manner, besides providing
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