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Video: Can extra salt hurt your kidneys?

Sodium is a mineral that your body needs to function well. When you combine sodium with the mineral, chloride, the two make table salt.

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Study: 'Hexaplex' vaccine aims to boost flu protection

Recombinant protein vaccines, like the Novavax vaccine used to fight COVID-19, offer several advantages over conventional vaccines. They're easy to produce precisely. They're safe and potentially more effective. And they ...

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Study shows glucagon is key for kidney health

Glucagon, a hormone best known for promoting blood sugar production in the liver, also appears to play a key role in maintaining kidney health. When UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers removed receptors for this hormone ...

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Zinc discovery holds promise for people with cystic fibrosis

University of Queensland researchers have identified an opportunity to reduce infections in people living with cystic fibrosis (CF). Professor Matt Sweet, Dr. Kaustav Das Gupta and Dr. James Curson from UQ's Institute for ...

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EU watchdog gives new ALS treatment thumbs up

Europe's medicines watchdog gave the green light Friday to a new treatment for a rare form of the neurodegenerative disease ALS, saying it should reduce the symptoms of the deadly illness.

Genetics

Study finds ancestry-driven disparities in pathogenic variation

A lack of diversity in large genomic studies presents a major challenge in understanding how pathogenic variants impact different populations. To address this problem and advance precision medicine for all populations, the ...

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Researchers find possible predictor of COVID-19 severity

The degree of severity to which someone experiences COVID-19 has a lot to do with the body's immune response to the SARS-CoV-2 virus and the infection it causes. Our immune system tailors antibodies to fight infections, so ...

Medical research

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy tested for post-COVID conditions

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy—giving patients 100% oxygen at a pressure corresponding to 10–20 meters below sea level—has been around for almost 100 years. But the method lacks modern evidence from clinical studies, which ...

Medications

Q&A: COVID rebound can happen whether or not you take Paxlovid

What initially was referred to as "Paxlovid rebound"—a return of COVID symptoms or test positivity after starting a course of the antiviral—is now more accurately referred to as "COVID rebound," because rebound can happen ...

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Study examines medical mystery of child hepatitis outbreak

An analysis of the sudden global outbreak of hepatitis in children finds that although the primary suspect is highly likely to be an infection by multiple viruses, many questions still puzzle researchers.

Genetics

New study aims to define the progeria phenome

Progeroid disorders are a heterogenous group of rare and complex hereditary syndromes presenting with pleiotropic phenotypes associated with normal aging. Due to the large variation in clinical presentation the diseases pose ...

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Newborns diagnosed with syphilis at alarming rates

A recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that looks at sexually transmitted infections (STIs) has some concerning news, especially when it comes to syphilis. While cases of other STIs, like chlamydia ...

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Surge in gonorrhea cases in Denmark: Up by 46% between 2021 and 2022

Across the European continent, sexually transmitted infections (STI) caused by Neisseria gonorrhoeae have gone up in recent years, according to data from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. New data from ...

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Encephalitis: Expert explains why early treatment is important

Encephalitis is a disease that involves the inflammation or swelling of the brain. It can happen because of infections or immune system problems, and early treatment is important. That's why Sarosh Irani, B.M.B.Ch., a neurologist ...

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Revealing global barriers to curative hep C treatment access

Almost 90% of the 57 million people living with hepatitis C live in low- and middle-income countries, but only half of these countries currently provide curative treatments at an accessible cost, according to a study by UNSW ...

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Revealing the gut's crucial role in lung disease

Research led by the Centenary Institute, the University of Technology Sydney, and the Hunter Medical Research Institute suggests that the gut microbiome plays a pivotal role in the development of chronic obstructive pulmonary ...

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Study finds no higher risk of miscarriage after COVID-19

LUMC research has shown that women who previously had a miscarriage due to COVID-19 are not at increased risk of having another miscarriage or a stillbirth. Nor are preventive drugs needed during the pregnancy.