Researchers develop treatment for rare, genetic liver disease

Researchers at Saint Louis University’s School of Medicine, in collaboration with Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals and Takeda Pharmaceuticals, report the first effective drug to treat a rare, genetic liver disease that formerly could only be treated with a liver transplant. The study, “Fazirsiran for Liver Disease Associated with Alpha1-Antitrypsin Deficiency,” was published online in the New England […]

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Consumption of extra virgin olive oil during pregnancy increases the level of antioxidants in breast milk and in infants

The consumption of extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)—a product with widely known benefits for our health—increases the level of phenolic compounds in breast milk and can cross the placental barrier, reaching the descendant. This has been stated in a study carried out by a team of the Faculty of Pharmacy and Food Sciences of the […]

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Study provides first evidence of link between opioid use disorder, chronic pain

Scientists have long noted a connection between opioid use disorder (OUD) and chronic pain, however brain mechanisms linking OUD and chronic pain are poorly understood. This first-of-its-kind study by researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and College of Medicine and University of Michigan Medical School explored one potential mechanism—central sensitization—among individuals with […]

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Heart-healthy, lower sodium version of traditional Chinese cuisine lowered blood pressure

Blood pressure levels dropped significantly among Chinese adults with high blood pressure who ate a modified heart-healthy, lower sodium traditional Chinese cuisine for four weeks, according to new research published today in the American Heart Association’s flagship journal Circulation. A key feature of the Chinese heart-healthy diet, modeled along the lines of the Dietary Approaches […]

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