Bariatric surgeries as a prevention of cancer among obese patients?

Scientists from Australia noticed decreased levels of circulating cancer-associated protein biomarkers after bariatric surgery in obese patients. Many scientific studies proved that there is an association between obesity and risk of cancer development. Read full text »

The use of carnitine in oncology

DNA moleculeNeoplastic diseases are the second cause of death. Each year about 90 thousand people die because of cancer. It is estimated that this number will keep growing, becoming in the near future, the first cause of death before 65 years of age for both women and men. Tumors are a serious health and social problem of the 21st century.

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Is there a chance to improve the quality of life of adults infected with HIV?

Scientists from University of Toronto in Canada conducted a systematic review of the studies which evaluated the impact of regular training for adults infected with HIV. The article published in April 2016 has been created by using Cochrane Collaboration protocol.

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Halitosis: Mere bad breath or something more?

Woman cleaning teeth with toothbrushHalitosis is the term used to describe unpleasant smell coming out from the mouth. This medical condition applies to 50% – 65% of the world population. Despite the prevalence of the affliction is so high, the problem is ignored and treated as a taboo. In about 90% of cases the source of halitosis is located in the oral cavity. A small portion of the problem is caused by disorders that are beyond oral cavity. There is also the phenomenon of psychogenic halitosis. In a variant called pseudo-halitosis there is no unpleasant smell from the mouth, but the patient is convinced of its existence. Worth of mentioning is also the term of halitophobia, when patient experiences exaggerated fear of this disease. Read full text »

Properly controlled glycemia reduces the risk of cancer

fEpidemiologic evidence suggests that diabetes is associated with an increased risk of cancer. Many reports describe numerous mechanisms, which can be the basis for the relationship between diabetes and cancer risk. One of them is the promotion of DNA damage through oxidative stress caused by an increased mitochondrial glucose oxidation. Moreover, insulin resistance, hyperinsulinemia, elevated levels of free insulin‐like growth factor and chronic inflammation associated with diabetes may also explain the positive association between diabetes and cancer risk.

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Changes in body weight as a possible cause of obstetric complications

iStock_000017779437XSmallThe research conducted by scientists from the Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare, and the Karolinska Institutet, shows that changes in body weight between successive pregnancies may affect the risk of intrauterine fetal death and increased infant mortality. Read full text »

Interventional nutrition as a treatment for chronic pain in diabetic neuropathy

iStock_000020735338XSmallType II diabetes is a civilization disease of the 21st century. According to statistics, in 2014 the number of people with this disease was 422 million (fourfold increase in the number of patients within 35 years). It is the most common cause of disability and deaths worldwide. It is estimated that the global number of patients will exceed 777 million in 2025. Over 60% of patients report persistent pain, numbness, tingling, burning sensation, tenderness of the skin, especially in the distal parts of the limbs referred to as (poly) diabetic neuropathy.

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Influence of Mediterranean diet on the symptoms of childhood asthma

DIt has been observed that the incidence of childhood asthma is gradually increasing in developed countries. It is estimated that one-third of the young population will suffer from this disease in the near future. Diagnosing asthma in children is difficult. It consists mainly of checking clinical symptoms: cough, dyspnoea and wheezing. Asthma attack can be provoked by infection of upper respiratory tract, contact with allergens, tobacco smoke, certain medications and physical activity.

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Lights and shadows of the treatment with proton pump inhibitors in patients after myocardial infarction

Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are currently one of the most effective and most widely used drugs in the prevention and treatment of disorders associated with excessive secretion of hydrochloric acid. Recent reports suggest that polytherapy with PPI, clopidogrel and acetylsalicylic acid in patients after percutaneous coronary intervention is associated with the possibility of adverse interactions in the form of, inter alia, acute coronary syndromes, stroke, and even death. The latest research clearly indicate that simultaneous use of proton pump inhibitors together with dual antiplatelet therapy does not increase the risk of adverse cardiovascular events.

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Air pollution as a leading risk factor for stroke

iStock_000019071669XSmallEach year, worldwide approximately 15 million people have a stroke. Of witch, 6,000,000 die and 5,000,000 remain permanently paralyzed, what becomes the second most common cause of disability. Recent studies show air pollution as a leading risk factor for stroke in the world.

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