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Chronic inflammation linked to ‘high-grade’ prostate cancer

Men who show signs of chronic inflammation in non-cancerous prostate tissue may have nearly twice the risk of actually having prostate cancer than those...

High salt intake equals fat teens

Most adolescents consume as much salt as adults – some more than twice the recommended daily allowance – and that high sodium intake correlates...

Chronic stuffy nose? Could be your microbiome

Saint Louis University researchers have analyzed the microbiomes of people with chronic rhinosinusitis and healthy volunteers and found evidence that some chronic sinus issues...

Worms and hot baths: Novel approaches to treating autism

A new study shows that two unusual treatment approaches may have beneficial effects on the symptoms of autism in children and adults with the...

Bacteria tails implicated in gut inflammation

In healthy individuals, the only thing that separates the lining of the human gut from the some 100 trillion bacterial cells in the gastrointestinal...

How a concussion can lead to depression years later

A head injury can lead immune-system brain cells to go on "high alert" and overreact to later immune challenges by becoming excessively inflammatory –...

Gut microorganisms may determine cancer treatment outcome

An intact population of microorganisms that derive food and benefit from other organisms living in the intestine is required for optimal response to cancer...

Bacteria and fat: a ‘perfect storm’ for inflammation

Making fat cells immortal might seem like a bad idea to most people, but for a team of University of Iowa scientists it was...

Why 1 in 3 people risk colon cancer from eating red...

A common genetic variant that affects 1 in 3 people significantly increases the risk of colorectal cancer from the consumption of red meat and...

Gum disease bacteria facilitates rheumatoid arthritis

Does gum disease indicate future joint problems? Although researchers and clinicians have long known about an association between two prevalent chronic inflammatory diseases -...

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