Diseases

These 5 Serious Diseases May Be Caused by the Keto Diet, New Study Says

The keto diet took hold in recent years both because it’s been effective in helping many people slim down, and because many dieters find it helpful to consider some foods totally off-limits when they’re concentrating on losing weight. If you’ve been one of them, a team of health researchers is bringing some concerns to your attention about what they call this “very-low-carbohydrate” diet: It’s just been linked to a few of the most-discussed chronic, long-term diseases.

For a report recently published in the peer-reviewed Frontiers in Nutrition, seven medicine and nutrition researchers at  institutions in the U.S. and Canada

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Dying patients with rare diseases struggle to get experimental therapies

At 15, Autumn Fuernisen is dying. She was diagnosed at age 11 with a rare degenerative brain disorder that has no known cure or way to slow it down: juvenile-onset Huntington’s disease.

“There’s lots of things that she used to be able to do just fine,” said her mom, Londen Tabor, who lives with her daughter in Gillette, Wyoming. Autumn’s speech has become slurred and her cognitive skills slower. She needs help with many tasks, such as writing, showering and dressing, and while she can walk, her balance is off.

Autumn has been turned down for clinical trials because she

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COVID-19 Sets Back Efforts to End Neglected Tropical Diseases

The World Health Organization, or WHO, says the COVID-19 pandemic has set back years of efforts to end neglected tropical diseases.

Neglected tropical diseases are a group of 20 diseases that affect 1.7 billion people, mainly from poor communities in tropical areas. Forty percent of the people affected are in Africa.

These diseases are both life-threatening and physically damaging. The WHO reports great progress has been made in the treatment of these diseases over the past 10 years. It says 42 countries around the world no longer have cases of at least one disease.

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New international expert panel to address the emergence and spread of zoonotic diseases

International organizations have come together to launch a new One Health High-Level Expert Panel to improve understanding of how diseases with the potential to trigger pandemics, emerge and spread.

The panel will advise four international organizations – the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO); the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE); the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP); and the World Health Organization (WHO) – on the development of a long-term global plan of action to avert outbreaks of diseases like H5N1 avian influenza; MERS; Ebola; Zika, and, possibly, COVID-19. Three quarters of all emerging infectious diseases originate

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Induced proximity opens new ways to treat ‘undruggable diseases’

So-called undruggable proteins — those that supposedly can’t be targeted by pharmaceuticals — represent a big barrier in discovering new drugs for complex diseases like cancer, autoimmune disorders, and others that continue to be major causes of disability and death. As someone who has spent decades in academic research and more recently in the biotech industry, I’m betting that the biopharmaceutical research community will overcome this problem to treat, and potentially cure, these and other diseases.

Why? In part because the dominant model that has ruled drug discovery for decades is starting to give way to a new approach

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North Huntingdon mom’s diseases puts her among ‘Millions Missing’

A North Huntingdon mother of four is among about 2 million Americans part of a group — “Millions Missing” — that no one wants to join because it means having chronic fatigue syndrome and multiple complications she has had to deal with for about 25 years.

“When I walk, my heart feels stressed,” even if it is just walking around the house, said Melissa L. Karabin, 42, who has been diagnosed with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome, a multisystem disease for which there is no cure and treatments may or may not work to make life easier.

The once-active Norwin High

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For Genetic Diseases, a Patient-First Approach Delivers More Precise Prognoses

PM will be especially relevant for the orphan drug market, which was projected in early 2020 to account for almost 40% of FDA approvals that year.2 More drug manufacturers are developing orphan drug products despite their financial value, which is sometimes limited and dependent upon the size of the targeted population that may benefit from a specialty drug. At the same time, this trend is making the orphan drug market more competitive and increasing the potential for reduced costs and broader patient accessibility. The products are often expensive because they target specific conditions. According to a recent IQVIA report,

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Clear evidence for a link between pro-inflammatory diets and 27 chronic diseases. Here’s how you can eat better

Almost half of all Australians live with a chronic disease, which contribute to some 90% of deaths.

It’s no secret our diet can have a major impact on our health. But our new umbrella review, published this week in Advances in Nutrition, provides compelling evidence that pro-inflammatory diets increase the risk of 27 chronic diseases and premature death. An umbrella review is a review of multiple reviews, and is among the highest levels of evidence.

What’s more, reducing inflammation by eating better could cut our risk of developing certain chronic diseases.




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CORRECTED-Pfizer COVID-19 shot effective for people with chronic diseases- Israel study

(Corrects figures in paragraphs 2, 12 to 1.4 mln from 1.2 mln and 700,000 from 596,618 respectively)

* See Reuters’ vaccine tracker: https://tmsnrt.rs/3sNM1io

By Maayan Lubell

JERUSALEM, April 22 (Reuters) – The COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech is effective at preventing symptomatic and severe disease in people with some chronic illnesses, like diabetes and heart disease, the biggest real-world study showed on Thursday.

The analysis of almost 1.4 million people by Israel’s largest healthcare provider will offer further hope for countries as they get shots into citizens’ arms, particularly those considered vulnerable, and curb the pandemic that has

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