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  • Why Do We Still Believe in 'Lunacy' During a Full Moon?

    Why Do We Still Believe in 'Lunacy' During a Full Moon?

    The full moon has been associated with aberrant behavior for centuries. (Credit: Aron Visuals/Unsplash)It’s sometimes called the "Transylvania effect.” In the dark sky, the clouds shift, revealing the full moon’s eerie silver gleam, and the…
    - 3 days ago, 16 Aug 19, 12:06pm -
  • Scientists Just Solved a Mystery of How Gallstones Form

    Scientists Just Solved a Mystery of How Gallstones Form

    A large gallstone. (Credit: eleonimages/Shutterstock)Up to 25 million Americans suffer from gallstones. The unwanted pebbles form in the gallbladder and can grow to be as large as a golf ball. They can block bile ducts and cause severe abdominal…
    - 4 days ago, 15 Aug 19, 5:07pm -
  • Neanderthal's Got 'Surfer's Ear' A Lot, Study Says

    Neanderthal's Got 'Surfer's Ear' A Lot, Study Says

    A reconstruction of a Neanderthal man and child at Vienna's Natural History Museum. (Credit: Wolfgang Sauber/Wikimedia CommonsBeing a lifelong surfer or diver sometimes comes with an odd side-effect: the growth of small, bony knobs in the ear can…
    - 5 days ago, 14 Aug 19, 4:38pm -
  • Where Does the Fecal Transplant Industry Get its Poop?

    Where Does the Fecal Transplant Industry Get its Poop?

    A fecal transplant capsule from OpenBiome. (Credit: Erik Jacobs)Mark Smith dares you to come up with a fecal joke he hasn’t heard. It’s not your typical industry parlance, but when you’re in the business of transplanting the stuff, it helps…
    - 5 days ago, 14 Aug 19, 11:48am -
  • Our Cells Are Filled With 'Junk DNA' — Here's Why We Need It

    Our Cells Are Filled With 'Junk DNA' — Here's Why We Need It

    Much of our genome has no apparent purpose. Is it so-called "junk DNA" or do we simply not understand it? (Credit: ktsdesign/Shutterstock)Wouldyou purchase a book with over 98 percent of the text written in gibberish?Biology has no business in…
    - 6 days ago, 13 Aug 19, 5:58pm -
  • Afraid of Needles? You May Want to Blame Your Genes

    Afraid of Needles? You May Want to Blame Your Genes

    You might have your relatives to thank for some specific fears.
    - 6 days ago, 13 Aug 19, 6:00am -
  • Climate Change and Overfishing are Making Seafood More Toxic

    Climate Change and Overfishing are Making Seafood More Toxic

    Some fish, like the bluefin tune pictured here, are accumulating higher levels of mercury due to human activities. (Credit: Guido Montaldo/Shutterstock)The USDA recommends Americans eat at least two servings of seafood every week. Most of us turn…
    - 11 days ago, 8 Aug 19, 2:16pm -
  • The Science Behind Your Inexplicable Food Cravings

    The Science Behind Your Inexplicable Food Cravings

    (Credit: Nick Fewings/Unsplash)You swallow your last bite of lunch and head back to your desk. A stack of papers awaits you, and you’re just easing into work mode when suddenly you’re ambushed by a sudden, inexplicable hankering for potato ch…
    - 13 days ago, 6 Aug 19, 5:04pm -
  • Fecal Transplants: A Curious Cure in Human waste

    Fecal Transplants: A Curious Cure in Human waste

    (Credit: Artemida-psy/Shutterstock)In 2008, gastroenterologist Colleen Kelly had a patient with a recurring and debilitating infection of the gut with a microbe called Clostridioides difficile. Nothing Kelly did could ease the woman’s severe ab…
    - 13 days ago, 6 Aug 19, 3:37pm -
  • A Man's Blue Toes Spark a Puzzling Medical Mystery

    A Man's Blue Toes Spark a Puzzling Medical Mystery

    Poor circulation can come from a lot of things — some more deadly than others.
    - 13 days ago, 6 Aug 19, 6:00am -

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  • Renal bone disease
    Sustained loss of kidney function leads to the evolution of progressive secondary hyperparathyroidism associated with a characteristic high-turnover form of metabolic bone disease. The drivers of hyperparathyroidism include the failure of renal bioac…
    - 10 days ago, 9 Aug 19, 8:00pm -
  • Management of chronic kidney disease
    Management of chronic kidney disease (CKD) requires a systematic approach including all components of the chronic disease model. Some causes require specific management directed at the underlying cause. For many patients, control of cardiovascular ri…
    - 12 days ago, 7 Aug 19, 8:00pm -
  • Peritoneal dialysis
    Peritoneal dialysis is a home-based renal replacement therapy for patients with end-stage kidney disease, offering a degree of autonomy and lifestyle flexibility. After placement of a catheter into the peritoneal cavity under either general or local…
    - 18 days ago, 1 Aug 19, 8:00pm -
  • Haemodialysis
    The population undergoing haemodialysis continues to expand, with an increasing prevalence of elderly dependent patients including those aged >80 years. Despite major advances in technology, long-term clinical outcomes are disappointing, even in low-…
    - 18 days ago, 1 Aug 19, 8:00pm -
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  • Anaemia and chronic kidney disease
    Anaemia is a common complication of chronic kidney disease. The most important contributory factor is an abnormally low circulating concentration of erythropoietin, which is produced by the kidney peritubular cells. Anaemia of kidney disease is likel…
    - 19 days ago, 31 Jul 19, 8:00pm -
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  • Initial management of lower urinary tract symptoms and bladder outlet obstruction
    Lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) affect >60% of men and women aged >40 years. Symptoms may be classified as storage, voiding or post-micturition and have a variety of systemic, neurological, drug-related or urological causes. There is growing evid…
    - 20 days ago, 30 Jul 19, 8:00pm -
  • Kidney disease in the elderly
    Chronic kidney disease (CKD) and acute kidney injury (AKI) are more common in elderly individuals owing to ageing-related changes in the kidney. Renal disease in the elderly will in future form an increasing proportion of the workload of nephrologist…
    - 20 days ago, 30 Jul 19, 8:00pm -
  • Comprehensive conservative care for patients with advanced chronic kidney disease
    The number of patients given renal replacement therapy (RRT) has expanded significantly over the last few decades, but it is increasingly recognized that such invasive treatment might not offer the intended and desired quality of life for very frail,…
    - 20 days ago, 30 Jul 19, 8:00pm -
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  • newMDMA treatment for alcoholism could reduce relapse, study suggests
    Researchers say drug is safe and appears more effective than conventional treatmentsThe first study looking into the use of MDMA to treat alcohol addiction has shown the treatment is safe and early results show encouraging outcomes from the approach,…
    - 8 hours ago, 19 Aug 19, 6:19am -
  • newPig to human heart transplants 'possible within three years'
    Pioneer UK surgeon Sir Terence English says adapted organs could transform treatmentAdapted pig hearts could be transplanted into patients within three years, according to a report citing the surgeon who pioneered heart transplantation in the UK.On t…
    - 9 hours ago, 19 Aug 19, 4:52am -
  • NHS says sepsis monitoring system has saved hundreds of lives
    Trials of digital alert technology had ‘major impact’ on deadly form of blood poisoning Trials of new digital alert technology to monitor hospital patients with sepsis have saved hundreds of lives, the NHS has said.Plans to roll out the “action…
    - 1 day ago, 18 Aug 19, 9:01am -
  • Scientists discover new pain-sensing organ
    Octopus-like Schwann cells that engulf nerves in skin can sense pain, experiments showA new organ involved in the sensation of pain has been discovered by scientists, raising hopes that it could lead to the development of new painkilling drugs.Resear…
    - 4 days ago, 15 Aug 19, 2:00pm -
  • The Guardian view on treating Ebola: science is the start | Editorial
    Researchers have developed and trialled drugs that can cure this deadly disease. The problem now is to deliver themThis week has seen a heartening triumph of medical science: Ebola is now curable, doctors say. The announcement is also a timely one. T…
    - 5 days ago, 14 Aug 19, 1:25pm -
  • Chlamydia vaccine moves a step closer
    Pioneering clinical trial raises hopes of cure for ‘hidden’ sexually transmitted infectionA vaccine to protect against chlamydia has moved closer to becoming reality after a pioneering clinical trial found the treatment to be safe. The vaccine su…
    - 7 days ago, 12 Aug 19, 6:30pm -
  • Ebola now curable after trials of drugs in DRC, say scientists
    Congo results show good survival rates for patients treated quickly with antibodies Ebola can no longer be called an incurable disease, scientists have said, after two of four drugs being trialled in the major outbreak in the Democratic Republic of t…
    - 7 days ago, 12 Aug 19, 12:24pm -
  • Drug maker 'will make $21bn from treating cystic fibrosis'
    Vertex is accused of raking in vast profits while making Orkambi unaffordable to NHS A US company, which is refusing to drop its price for the life-changing cystic fibrosis drug Orkambi to make it affordable to NHS England, is set to make $21bn (£17…
    - 8 days ago, 12 Aug 19, 1:00am -
  • War on words: cancer is a disease, not a battle | Letters
    Emeritus professor Alan Bleakley and cancer patient Jacinta Elliott on the use of military metaphors, and Adrienne Betteley of Macmillan Cancer Support on end-of-life careIt is heartening to see a front-page article on the burden that the use of canc…
    - 8 days ago, 11 Aug 19, 1:16pm -
  • For women like me, postponing the menopause would be a blessing | Sonia Sodha
    Scientific advances that prolong fertility can only be a benefit to many would-be mothersLet us imagine for a moment that we lived in a world where male fertility dropped off a cliff by the time men hit their mid 40s, leaving a group of men who wante…
    - 9 days ago, 11 Aug 19, 1:02am -
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