Tag Archives: Common

Medical News Today: Common foods alter gut bacteria by influencing viruses

A group of researchers has brought the idea of food as a medicine one step closer. They have identified certain common foodstuffs that alter our microbiome. In science today, food and gut bacteria are two topics that are guaranteed to fuel interest and debate. Both, of course, are interrelated, and a new study focuses on… Read More »

Poor physical growth a common problem among HIV-positive adolescents in low- and middle-income countries

There is a high prevalence of stunted physical growth among HIV-positive adolescents living in low- and middle-income countries, investigators report in the Journal of the International AIDS Society. Approximately 50% had stunted growth at the time antiretroviral therapy was started. After the age of 12 years, adolescent boys were especially likely to have poorer than… Read More »

MS linked to variant of common herpes virus

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet have developed a new method to separate between two different types of a common herpes virus (HHV-6) that has been linked to multiple sclerosis. By analyzing antibodies in the blood against the most divergent proteins of herpesvirus 6A and 6B, the researchers were able to show that MS-patients carry the herpesvirus… Read More »

Orthopaedic surgeons on the common knee procedure that may cause more harm than good

—By Eric Bohm and Ivan Wong Nearly half of Canadians aged 65 and over experience osteoarthritis in their knees. Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis and occurs when the protective cartilage on the ends of bones wears down over time leading to pain, stiffness and decreased mobility. It frequently occurs in the hips… Read More »