Health

Chronic vaping exerts biological effects on lungs

(HealthDay)—Chronic vaping exerts biological effects on the lung, some of which may be mediated by the propylene glycol/vegetable glycerin (PG/VG) base, according to a study published in the July 1 issue of the American ...

Health

Recommended daily protein intake too low for the elderly

You can find the recommended dietary allowance (RDA) on the nutrition labels of all your processed food. Food manufacturers are obliged to list the nutritional value of their products, and therefore must mention the percent ...

Medical research

Similar outcomes for permissive underfeeding, standard feeding

(HealthDay)—For critically ill adults, permissive underfeeding with full protein intake is associated with similar outcomes as standard feeding among those with high and low nutritional risk, according to research published ...

Medical research

Study details how key protein protects kidney and heart from injury

A new study describes how the protein renalase, first identified at Yale, protects cells from the type of severe injury that could result in a heart attack or kidney failure. The finding may lead to new treatments that protect ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Among critically ill patients, muscle wasting occurs rapidly

Zudin A. Puthucheary, M.R.C.P., of University College London, England, and colleagues conducted a study to characterize and evaluate the time course and pathophysiology of acute muscle loss in critical illness.

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