Multisystem inflammatory syndrome (MIS-C)is one of the most severe and mystifying threats associated with SARS-CoV-2 infections. This potentially life threatening condition primarily affects people under 21 years. It is characterized by the inflammation of the heart, lungs, brain, kidneys, eyes, skin, or gastrointestinal organs. Although MIS-C can be successfully treated if detected early enough, it is a […]
Migraine is one of the most common neurological diseases and affects one billion people globally. The past several years have seen the introduction of several new acute and preventive treatments for migraine, but patient and clinician interest in non-pharmacological treatments, including dietary changes, remains strong. Many people with migraine are highly motivated and interested in […]
Hormones are chemical messengers that help your cells communicate and trigger various actions. They’re the bedrock of your body’s endocrine system, which regulates growth, reproduction, metabolism, temperature and even your mood. Hormones and the endocrine system keep your body in a balanced state of homeostasis. Therefore, having a hormonal imbalance — too little or too […]
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.