Oncology & Cancer

New lipid signaling target may improve T cell immunotherapy

The immune system surveils our body looking for things that don't belong, often bacteria and viruses. While cancer cells are abnormal cells that undergo unregulated cell growth, they are good at evading detection by the immune ...

Diabetes

Study links irregular sleep patterns to metabolic disorders

A new study has found that not sticking to a regular bedtime and wakeup schedule—and getting different amounts of sleep each night—can put a person at higher risk for obesity, high cholesterol, hypertension, high blood ...

Arthritis & Rheumatism

Childhood abuse linked to increased arthritis risk in adulthood

In a survey-based study of 21,889 adults in Canada, severe and/or frequent physical abuse during childhood and frequent childhood exposure to intimate partner violence were linked with higher risks or arthritis during adulthood ...

Oncology & Cancer

Depleted metabolic enzymes promote tumor growth in kidney cancer

Kidney cancer, one of the ten most prevalent malignancies in the world, has increased in incidence over the last decade, likely due to rising obesity rates. The most common subtype of this cancer is "clear cell" renal cell ...

Cardiology

Metabolic abnormalities seen in testicular cancer survivors

(HealthDay)—Testicular cancer survivors (TCS) have metabolic abnormalities characterized by hypertension and increased low-density lipoprotein (LDL) and total cholesterol, according to a study published in the March 1 issue ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Hirsutism strongly predicts metabolic dysfunction in PCOS

(HealthDay)—There is a strong correlation between hirsutism and metabolic dysfunction in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), according to a study published online Sept. 21 in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Researcher explores physiological links to schizophrenia

Gregory P. Strauss and his graduate students at Binghamton University have found surprising physiological connections to schizophrenia in their quest to better understand the mental disorder.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

HOMA2-IR tied to hepatocellular carcinoma risk in hepatitis B

(HealthDay)—Insulin resistance assessed by homeostasis model assessment index (HOMA2-IR) correlates with the risk of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in patients with chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection, according to ...

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