New Drug Could be the First Successful Treatment for Progeria

A new drug farnesyltransferase inhibitor (FTI) has shown promising results during the first clinical trial for the treatment of Progeria (rare, rapid aging disease). This study was published in the journal of Proceedings of the Natural Academy of Sciences. The enrolled patients have shown significant improvement in cardiovascular system, weight gain, and bone structure.

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Your IQ is Linked to Your Happiness Level, Research Says

Latest research done by UK researchers has shown that people with lower intelligence are more likely to be unhappy in comparison to their brighter colleagues.  This research was published in the journal Psychological Medicine.  Researchers found that low intelligence is associated with low income and poor mental health.

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“Smokeless tobacco products” A Serious Threat for Your Health

According to the new guidelines given by National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), smokeless tobacco products could pose serious health risks including oral cancer and cardiovascular diseases.  Smokeless products are very commonly used in South Asian community to aid digestion and to freshen the breath.

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Low Level of Plasma Bicarbonates Could Increase the Risk of Type2 Diabetes

Latest research has shown that high level of bicarbonates could increase the risk of development of type2 diabetes mellitus.  Different types of biomarkers of metabolic acidosis could increase the risk of insulin resistance.  Recently National Health and Nutrition Examination conducted a Survey and found that risk of insulin resistance or prevalence of type2 diabetes is more in non diabetic patients with both lower serum bicarbonate and higher anion gap (even within ranges considered normal).

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