Category: Health

Genetic discovery holds implications for better immunity, longer life – Phys.org

Genetic discovery holds implications for better immunity, longer life – Phys.org

Caenorhabditis elegans. Credit: Wikipedia Wrinkles on the skin of a microscopic worm might provide the key to a longer, healthier life for humans. Working with Caenorhabditis elegans, a transparent nematode found in soil, researchers at Washington State University’s Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine were the first to find that the nervous system controls the…

Anal Cancer Rates and Deaths Are on the Rise in United States: Look – Newser

Anal Cancer Rates and Deaths Are on the Rise in United States: Look – Newser

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NLRP3 inflammasome activation drives tau pathology – Nature.com

NLRP3 inflammasome activation drives tau pathology – Nature.com

1.Ising, C. & Heneka, M. T. Functional and structural damage of neurons by innate immune mechanisms during neurodegeneration. Cell Death Dis. 9, 120 (2018). 2.Heneka, M. T., McManus, R. M. & Latz, E. Inflammasome signalling in brain function and neurodegenerative disease. Nat. Rev. Neurosci. 19, 610–621 (2018). 3.Venegas, C. et al. Microglia-derived ASC specks cross-seed…

Why the CDC warns antibiotic-resistant fungal infections are an pressing health threat – Uncooked Account

Why the CDC warns antibiotic-resistant fungal infections are an pressing health threat – Uncooked Account

In 2013 I took care of a gentleman who underwent surgery for what all his physicians, including me, thought was liver cancer. Surgery revealed that the disease was a rare but benign tumor, rather than cancer. As you might imagine, he and his family were overjoyed and relieved. However, two weeks after this surgery, he…

Bonkers pricing of “free” flu shots displays what’s rotten with US healthcare – Ars Technica

Bonkers pricing of “free” flu shots displays what’s rotten with US healthcare – Ars Technica

Enlarge / Regardless of the crazy pricing, you should get your flu shot. The annual flu shots that are free to those with health insurance are not immune from the convoluted and contemptible price-gouging that plague the US healthcare system. Health insurance companies pay wildly different amounts for the same vaccines depending on how negotiations…