A trending “miracle” weight-loss product is green coffee bean dietary supplements. Some people swear by them and marketing claims are not modest about the effectiveness. But do they actually work or is it placebo and/or other changes (exercise, diet) that concerned people adapt? Science would never criticize coffee. It is rich in healthful, natural, plant-based polyphenol substances and evidence from past studies links coffee drinking to a lower risk of obesity, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and other disorders collectively termed the “metabolic syndrome.” Chlorogenic acid (CGA), one coffee polyphenol, is the main ingredient in scores of dietary supplements promoted as weight-loss products.
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A 14-year-old Saudi girl is the latest confirmed case of the sometimes deadly MERS virus, the WHO said Wednesday.
To date, the World Health Organization has been informed of 54 cases, including 30 deaths.
The Saudi health ministry told the agency that the girl became ill on May 29. She is in stable condition.
Middle East respiratory symptom coronavirus, or MERS, acts like a cold virus and attacks the respiratory system, the U.S.-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has said. But symptoms, which include fever and a cough, are severe and can lead to pneumonia and kidney failure.
THURSDAY, May 30 Patients with advanced heart failure have much better survival odds today than 20 years ago, but one in three still dies within three years of their diagnosis, researchers report.
“We are doing a good job of ensuring that patients receive the latest therapies for heart failure, but we still have a lot more work to do,” study senior author Dr. Tamara Horwich, an assistant professor of cardiology at the University of California, Los Angeles, David Geffen School of Medicine, said in a UCLA news release.
“It is very sobering that despite recent improvements, a third of advanced heart-failure patients aren’t surviving past three years,” Horwich added.
In people with heart failure, the heart can’t effectively pump blood to the rest of the body.
Danish pharmaceutical group Lundbeck reported Wednesday that its investigational depression drug vortioxetine improved a number of cognitive functions in preclinical animal models.
Just last month Lundbeck unveiled positive late-stage data on vortioxetine, also known by its commercial name Brintellix. The trial compared patients on Brintellix and those taking agomelatine–which Servier sells in Europe as Valdoxan but isnt available in the U.S.–and found that patients taking Brintellix did significantly better on a system rating for depression and endpoints related to anxiety and overall functioning.
Lundbeck said the new preclinical study aimed to further examine the pharmacological profile of vortioxetine and its potential differences from currently available SSRI and SNRI antidepressants.
“Current widely used SSRIs and SNRIs are in many patients only partially effective with high rates of residual symptoms and relapse. C
Nearly 10,000 participants are in Istanbul at the congress of the ERA-EDTA (European Renal Association – European Dialysis and Transplant Association) to share their knowledge and discuss the latest research findings. New pioneering studies have been presented:
- Gupta, A et al. “SOLUBLE FERRIC PYROPHOSPHATE (SFP) ADMINISTERED VIA HEMODIALYSATE REDUCES ESA USE”
By SFP-iron administration, the ESA dose could be reduced by 35% while maintaining stable Hb levels. There were no SFP-related adverse effects and no cases of iron overload.
- Van Eps, C. “THE EFFECTS OF TOPICAL ANTIBACTERIAL HONEY ON CATHETER-RELATED INFECTIONS IN PERITONEAL DIALYSISPATIENTS “
The honey-containing wound gel was not superior to mupirocin application for the prophylaxis of PD catheter-associated infections.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — University of Illinois English professor Ted Underwood recently wrapped up a research project involving more than 4,200 books. Since that work revealed dramatic shifts in the English language between the 18th and 19th centuries, he’s now expanding his research to include more than 470,000 books – almost every English language book written during that era and preserved in a university library.
This graph shows a sharp increase in the use of “informal” Old English words in literary writing after 1800. | Gra Read full post…