Other Notable Health Studies & Research From May 7-8, 2022

There are dozens of studies, innovations, and research findings released everyday by institutions and clinics across the world. Here’s a look at some of the other notable health reports from May 7-8.

HKUST-led research reveals a novel molecular mechanism that regulates secretion of sonic hedgehog, shedding light on cancer treatments
A research led by Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) has revealed a novel mechanism that regulates secretion of sonic hedgehog (Shh), a key signaling molecular that plays an important role in cancer progression, in mammals, opening the door to novel therapeutic strategies for cancer induced by the hedgehog signaling pathway.

Wireless Self-powered Ammonia Leakage Monitor System Developed for Ammonia-energy Ships
Recently, a research group led by Prof. FENG Liang from the Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics(DICP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), in collaboration with Prof. XU Minyi’s group from Dalian Maritime University, developed a full-set wireless self-powered ammonia leakage monitor system for ammonia-energy ships.

Obesity soars among low-income US children and teenagers during early COVID-19 pandemic
During the first six months of the COVID-19 pandemic, the proportion of children and adolescents from low-income families with overweight or obesity increased markedly, according to new research being presented at this year’s European Congress on Obesity (ECO) in Maastricht, Netherlands (4-7 May).

Women advised to wait at least two years after weight loss surgery before trying for a baby
Women who have had weight loss surgery should wait at least two years before trying for a baby, new research (poster PO4.73) presented at this year’s congress suggests.

Obesity rates in Danish adults have trebled over past three decades
New research being presented at this year’s European Congress on Obesity (ECO) in Maastricht, Netherlands (4-7 May), suggests that rates of obesity in Danish adults have trebled over the past 34 years rising from 6% in 1987 to over 18% in 2021.

Just 3% of adults with a recording of overweight or obesity in primary care are referred to weight management programs
New research presented at the European Congress on Obesity (ECO) in Maastricht, the Netherlands (4-7 May), has found that just 3% of adults with a recording of overweight or obesity in England are referred to weight management programs by their GP.

Obesity linked to higher risk of broken bones in women
New research being presented at this year’s congress (Poster LBP2.11) has found that women with obesity and overweight, particularly women with high waist circumference, are more susceptible to fractures than those with normal weight.

Model finds COVID-19 deaths among elderly may be due to genetic limit on cell division
Your immune system’s ability to combat COVID-19, like any infection, largely depends on its ability to replicate the immune cells effective at destroying the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes the disease.

In-person socialization down, but social media isn’t to blame, researcher says
His latest article reviews the best available evidence to debunk the “social displacement hypothesis” that holds that use of mobile and social media is the cause of decreased face-to-face (FtF) interaction.

Researchers Reveal Heterogeneity of Liver-resident NK Cells
In a study published in Journal of Experimental Medicine, a research team led by Prof. TIAN Zhigang and Prof. PENG Hui from the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, for the first time revealed the heterogeneity of liver-resident natural killer (NK) cells, namely ILC1s, and found that ILC1s could be dissected into two subpopulations with distinct origins and functions.

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