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  • Lupus Patients vagus nerve stimulation - thumbnail

    A pilot clinical trial showed that bioelectronic medicine treatment was effective in reducing fatigue and pain in lupus patients. The researchers also saw a decrease in arthritis. A pilot study is a small-scale preliminary study that examines the feasibility of an approach that researchers intend to use in a larger scale study. Cynthia Aranow, MD,

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    A new study has found that reducing sitting time improves office workers’ wellbeing and boosts their work engagement. Researchers are urging office staff to ‘stand up for their health.’ Desk-bound office workers need to become more physically active in the workplace. The researchers, from the UK and Australia, wrote about their study and findings in The

  • Clue to autoimmune origins of lupus - precursor cells

    Clues to the autoimmune origins of lupus (systemic lupus erythematosus or LSE) are in precursor cells, say researchers. Precursor cells are stem cells that are committed to forming a specific kind of new blood cell. We also refer to precursor cells as blast cells or simply blasts. The researchers, from Emory University, University of Alabama, Johns

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    Youth drinking in the UK has declined sharply, says a new report. Over the past fifteen years, there has been a sharp decline in youth drinking across all age groups. Not only are young people less likely to drink, but they are also doing so later and less often. Additionally, young people are consuming smaller

  • Preventing malaria parasites from infecting mosquitoes

    Scientists have identified compounds that could prevent malaria parasites from infecting mosquitoes. This would subsequently halt the spread of the disease, say researchers from Imperial College London. Preventing disease transmission from malaria parasites is a key part in the battle against the spread of the disease. We can cure humans of the disease using drugs

  • Busy people tend to make healthier choices

    People who perceive themselves as busy are more likely to make healthier choices, a new study has shown. Although we complain about being too busy in today’s fast-moving world, it has some advantages. Individuals who perceive themselves as busy are more likely to delay gratification. They subsequently make decisions that benefit them in the long-term.