World Asthma Day 2018

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World Asthma Day is a day dedicated to the prevention and treatment of asthma and to raise awareness of the condition. The day is organised with the overall aim to decrease the number of people who die from asthma attacks.

Bentham Science publishes research papers that present new studies related to this particular condition. Find the latest studies in the following journals:

Current Respiratory Medicine Reviews

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ARTICLE TO READ ON WORLD ASTHMA DAY

Maternal Vitamin D Status and Development of Asthma and Allergy in Early Childhood

Author(s): Anna Papadopoulou, Evangelia Bountouvi, Vasiliki Papaevaggelou, Kostas N. Priftis.

Abstract:

Vitamin D has an indisputable immunodulatory role in both lung and immune system development, which is initiated during fetal life and is mainly accomplished in the first years of extrauterine life. Several published studies have shown that low levels of vitamin D may increase the risk of developing asthma and allergic diseases. Moreover, vitamin D deficiency epidemic reported over the last decades coincides with an increase in the prevalence of asthma and allergies in westernized societies. Since placental transfer of 25(OH)D is the major source of vitamin D in the developing fetus, important questions concerning the impact of maternal vitamin D status on the outcome of pregnancy have arisen. The aim of this review is to present the current evidence regarding the determinants of vitamin D status in pregnancy as well as its role in the development of asthma and allergies in early childhood.

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World Malaria Day 2018

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World Malaria Day seeks to raise awareness about malaria, the serious and sometimes fatal disease that plagues most tropical regions. Malaria is transmitted through the bite of an infected Anopheles mosquito, found in most tropical regions of the world.

Bentham Science publishes very important research studies on Malaria in the following journal:

Infectious Disorders – Drug Targets

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World Parkinson’s Day 2018

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Parkinson’s Disease is a long-term degenerative disorder of the central nervous system that mainly affects the motor system. The symptoms generally come on slowly over time. Early in the disease, the most obvious are shaking, rigidity, slowness of movement, and difficulty with walking.

Bentham Science publishes articles related to Parkinson’s Disease in its high impact journals including:

CNS & Neurological Disorders – Drug Targets

Current Neurovascular Research

WORLD DOWN SYNDROME AWARENESS DAY 2018

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Down Syndrome is observed on March 21st, all around the world for many years. World Down Syndrome Day is all about raising awareness about the disorder and finding ways to improve the lives of those who suffer from it.

Bentham Science publishes articles related to Down Syndrome in its high impact journals including:

Current Pediatric Reviews

ARTICLE TO READ ON WORLD DOWN SYNDROME AWARENESS DAY

Aging in Down Syndrome and the Development of Alzheimer’s Disease Neuropathology

Author(s): Elizabeth Head, Ira T. Lott, Donna M. Wilcock, Cynthia A. Lemere.

Abstract:

Chromosome 21, triplicated in Down Syndrome, contains several genes that are thought to play a critical role in the development of AD neuropathology. The overexpression of the gene for the amyloid precursor protein (APP), on chromosome 21, leads to early onset beta-amyloid (Aβ) plaques in DS. In addition to Aβ accumulation, middle-aged people with DS develop neurofibrillary tangles, cerebrovascular pathology, white matter pathology, oxidative damage, neuroinflammation and neuron loss. There is also evidence of potential compensatory responses in DS that benefit the brain and delay the onset of dementia after there is sufficient neuropathology for a diagnosis of AD. This review describes some of the existing literature and also highlights gaps in our knowledge regarding AD neuropathology in DS. It will be critical in the future to develop networked brain banks with standardized collection procedures to fully characterize the regional and temporal pathological events associated with aging in DS. As more information is acquired regarding AD evolution in DS, there will be opportunities to develop interventions that are age-appropriate to delay AD in DS.

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World Leprosy Day 2018!

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Leprosy, also known as Hansen’s disease (HD), is a long-term infection by the bacteria Mycobacterium leprae. Symptoms of leprosy include granulomas of the nerves, respiratory tract, skin, and eyes, which result in lack of ability to feel pain and eventual death in case of failure to receive treatment.

Bentham Science publishes research papers that present new studies to help eradicate leprosy. Find the latest studies in the following journals:

  1. Current Immunology Reviews
  2. Immunology, Endocrine and Metabolic Agents in Medicinal Chemistry
  3. Infectious Disorders – Drug Targets

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How We Measure Healthy Weight

Healthy weight and obesity is among the most popular topics that masses discuss all around the world. Not only is it a concern for the laypeople, it is also highly considered by the researchers and healthcare givers. One of the bigger questions on healthy weight is how we can measure it. Mostly the proposed measure is the Body Mass Index (BMI). BMI is measured by dividing the weight in kilograms by height in metres; then this number is divided by the height again to take out BMI. From 18.5 to 24.9 BMI is considered normal. Below 18.5 is underweight; above 25 is overweight. Crossing 29 makes the person officially obese.

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BMI, however, has limitations. Hence we can look ahead to other calculations as well. One of them is Waist to Hip ratio (WHR). As the name suggests it is a measure of waist circumference to the hip area circumference. The number suggests how much weight is accumulated in the lower body and comparing it to a standard chart, we can figure out healthy weight.

Otherwise we can also determine the Body-Fat Percentage. The level and form of fat is varying from person to person and also significantly different in men and women. Normally, women tend to have more fat than men. Body-Fat Percentage can be checked with the help of a doctor. If you wish to do it at home you may have to enter your weight, height, waist circumference, wrist, circumference and such information in an online calculator. This will calculate and suggest if you are over, under or normal in weight.

Bentham Science has a new journal launched in 2018 to cover all the latest research studies on healthy weight and obesity:

Current Obesity Research & Therapy