Tag Archives: disease

Diet, disease, and the microbiome

There is growing interest in the human body’s microbiome and its connection to chronic disease. A new study examines that connection, along with how the foods we eat influence the composition of our microbiome. Microbiome protects host and plays role in disease risk The microbiome consists of the genes of tiny organisms (bacteria, viruses, and… Read More »

Fatty liver disease: Abdominal pain is an early sign of the dangerous condition

Fatty liver is also known as hepatic steatosis. It happens when fat builds up in the liver. Having small amounts of fat in your liver is normal, but too much can become a health problem. Experiencing abdominal pain could be a sign you’re at risk of the dangerous condition. A person with fatty liver disease… Read More »

Dr. Allison King on Sickle Cell Disease and Learning

September 2020 Print this issue Excerpts from our conversation with Dr. Allison King, an NIH-funded sickle cell specialist at Washington University in St. Louis. NIHNiH: People with sickle cell disease—even children—have a higher than normal risk of stroke. What other challenges can sickle cell disease pose to the developing brain? King: Both overt and silent… Read More »

Early RA Treatment May Thwart Heart Disease

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 8, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Starting drug treatment early in rheumatoid arthritis patients may reduce their risk of heart disease, a new study suggests. Rheumatoid arthritis at least doubles the risk of heart disease due to its links with atherosclerosis (plaque buildup in the arteries), heart failure and… Read More »

One Disease Mosquitoes Don’t Spread: Coronavirus

News Consumer News One Disease Mosquitoes Don’t Spread: Coronavirus WEDNESDAY, July 29, 2020 — Although scientists haven’t nailed down how the new coronavirus jumped to humans, a new study confirms mosquitoes aren’t to blame — and you won’t get COVID-19 from a mosquito bite. “While the World Health Organization has definitively stated that mosquitoes cannot… Read More »