1stVitality UK News — Inflammation

Furred-up arteries. Diabetes. Eye disease. Dementia. Depression. Why doctors now believe they could all be triggered by one SILENT KILLER

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Sprained ankle or an infected splinter can bring on inflammation We recognise its heat, swelling and discomfort - but it's not just skin deep Low-level reaction is recognised as being at heart of most chronic diseases Include atherosclerosis, age-related macular degeneration and dementia Whether it's the result of a sprained ankle, an allergic reaction to pollen, or an infected splinter, we all recognise the heat, swelling and discomfort that inflammation brings. But while these complaints may seem relatively trivial, inflammation is far from being just skin deep. Increasingly, a low-level form of this reaction inside the body is recognised as...

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Discover how stress affects you, ways to deal with it.

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FLORENCE, S.C. — Even in a society where almost anything is available at the push of a button, there is one thing that people cannot get away from: stress. Stress can have an affect on your body and your mind. Whether from work and family, or physical ailments and money problems, most people will experience stress as some point in their life. Dr. Jaideep Debsikdar, a cardiologist at Advanced Cardiology Consultants in Florence, said stress is a far-reaching issue.   “Any time you have stress in the body, whether you are consciously aware of it or not, you have stress...

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Omega-3 hope for cancer patients.

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The chemistry involved in designing drugs with the potential to treat cancer is complex and finicky. The placement of a single atom can be the difference between a cancer killer and a useless bystander. And that's just at the test tube stage. There follows the challenge of getting the compound to work inside the wet, warm and wild environment of mammalian biology.   Existing therapies target breast cancer growth rather than metastasis. Photo: Rui Vieira Dr Tristan Rawling, a chemist in the Graduate School of Health at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS), is familiar with these challenges. He is...

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