Supplementation with vitamin D has been shown to have several positive effects in patients with stroke, including reducing osteopenia and fractures, and increasing muscle strength. A study conducted in Germany has now demonstrated an independent association between low levels of vitamin D and incidence of fatal stroke, which suggests that this vitamin could be directly protective against stroke.
Caffeine is a natural stimulant that’s widely consumed worldwide. it helps you stay awake and can stave off tiredness. Once consumed, caffeine is quickly absorbed from the gut into the bloodstream.From there, it travels to the liver and is broken down into compounds that can affect the function of various organs. That said, caffeine’s main […]
Silicone breast implants have been in use since the 1960s, and the earliest versions had smooth surfaces. However, with these implants, patients often experienced a complication called capsular contracture, in which scar tissue forms around the implant and squeezes it, creating pain or discomfort as well as visible deformation of the implant. These implants could also flip after implantation, requiring them to be surgically adjusted or removed.
In this study, women receiving silicone implants were at increased risk of several rare harms compared to the general population. The elevated risks included three conditions classified as autoimmune or rheumatologic disorders: Sjogren’s syndrome, with a risk about eight times higher than in the general population; scleroderma, a seven-fold increase in risk; and rheumatoid arthritis, […]
In the body, MSCs play an important role in maintaining stem or progenitor cell niches and homeostasis. They arise from perivascular cells called pericytes that reside on the surface of every blood vessel and act as a filter between blood vessels and tissues. If a blood vessel in any tissue becomes damaged, pericytes fall off the vessels and differentiate into MSCs that then orchestrate the formation of new vessels and tissues by recruiting and activating adult stem cells or progenitor cells that are already present in the tissue.
Everyone is affected differently by vaccination. Some people may experience few or no side effects while others may experience multiple side effects and feel pretty ill.
The most common side effects following COVID-19 vaccines are fatigue, a fever, headaches, body aches, chills, nausea, diarrhea, and pain at the site of injection, according to WHO.
Depending on the symptoms and the severity, treatment can vary from over the counter drugs to home remedies.
One of the many effects of aging is loss of muscle mass, which contributes to disability in older people. To counter this loss, scientists at the Salk Institute are studying ways to accelerate the regeneration of muscle tissue, using a combination of molecular compounds that are commonly used in stem-cell research.
Arthritis is a condition that results in pain and inflammation in joints. There are two main types: Osteoarthritis (OA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA).
It is not an uncommon condition, OA is a leading cause of disability in older adults affecting about 7% of the global population, that is about 500 million people. RA is less common but still affects an estimated 0.3–1% of the world’s population.
There are a lot of myths about arthritis like “only older adults get arthritis” or “ if your joints hurt its arthritis” are some of the most common, this article tackles some misconceptions that surround arthritis:
Inflammation can occur in response to trauma, illness and stress. However, it can also be caused by unhealthy foods and lifestyle habits. Antinflamtory foods, exercise, good sleep and stress management can help. In some cases, getting additional support from supplements may be useful as well, but they should not replace a healthy diet.
Stem cell therapy could also potentially treat osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee. In OA, the cartilage covering the ends of the bones starts to deteriorate and wear away. As the bones lose this protective covering, they start to rub against one another. This leads to pain, swelling, and stiffness — and, ultimately, loss of function and mobility. Millions of people in the United States live with OA of the knee. Many manage their symptoms through exercise, weight loss, medical treatments, and lifestyle modification. There is evidence that stem cell treatments work by triggering damaged tissues in the body to repair themselves. This is often referred to as “regenerative” therapy.