Laboratory-grown blood transfused to people in the world’s first clinical trial

Laboratory-grown blood transfused to people in the world's first clinical trial

Laboratory-grown blood has been transfused into humans for the first time in a landmark clinical trial. Future Publishing | Future Publishing | Getty Images LONDON – Laboratory-grown blood has been transplanted into humans for the first time in a landmark clinical trial that British researchers say could dramatically improve treatment for people with blood disorders … Read more

New medicine reduces triglycerides by 25%, no change in cardiovascular disease risk in people with type 2 diabetes.

New medicine reduces triglycerides by 25%, no change in cardiovascular disease risk in people with type 2 diabetes.

Research Highlights: A new cholesterol drug, pemafibrate, lowers triglyceride levels among adults with type 2 diabetes, however, there was no reduction in the risk of cardiovascular disease or death. The drug lowered triglyceride levels by more than a quarter, and patients were followed for up to 5 years. In this high-risk study, 1 in 10 … Read more

Brain changes in autism are more extensive than previously known: study

Children participate in a relaxing session as he participates in the Surftismo program, an alternative therapy for children with autism spectrum disorder diagnoses that uses surfing (REUTERS)

Brain changes in autism are considered systemic throughout the cerebral cortex rather than just specific areas believed to influence social behavior and language, according to a new study that dramatically improves scientists’ understanding of how autism spectrum disorder (ASD) develops at the molecular level. The study, published in Nature, represents a comprehensive effort to characterize … Read more

Woman with shaving rash and flu symptoms nearly dies of meningococcus after doctor stops taking it

Monique Marshall, 27, nearly died of meningococcal infection when she was 17 — and now with cases soaring to their highest level in three years, she tells her story to warn others of the symptoms.

A young woman has revealed how a rash on her thigh was the beginning of a horrific medical ordeal that erased her memory and left her unable to read. Details from the Easter holiday in April 2011 are a bit sparse. But Monique Marshall remembers the fight with her mother vividly. The 17-year-old was not … Read more

Patients remember near-death experiences during CPR while apparently unconscious

Death Out of Body Experience

A new study shows that about one in five people who survive CPR after cardiac arrest describe clear experiences of death that occurred when they were apparently unconscious and about to die. Detection of rhythmic brain waves suggestive of near-death experiences. About 20% of people who survive CPR after cardiac arrest may describe apparent death … Read more

The study showed that a third of people at risk of developing mental health problems can avoid them through regular exercise

Research suggests that regular exercise can reduce depression and anxiety diagnoses

Can exercise stop one in three cases of depression? The study showed that a third of people at risk of developing mental health problems can avoid them through regular exercise Research suggests that moving can reduce the risk of depression and anxiety 75 minutes of vigorous exercise per week can reduce risk by nearly 19 … Read more