Shield your skin from pollutants

We all know how damaging could pollutants be to our skin. Penetrating inside the skin pores and leaving marks, contaminants could accelerate ageing, inflammation and pigmentation. One needs to understand that our skin requires a layer of protection to counter the detrimental effects of pollution because the particulate matter, ozone, aerosols and dust particles take a heavy […]

New patient network to support people with obesity

DUBAI: A new patient network to support people living with obesity, backed by clinicians across the Gulf and Lebanon, is being launched by the World Obesity Federation. Designed to raise awareness of the multiple causes of obesity and provide access to information about healthier lifestyle choices, treatment options and ongoing management, the programme marks World […]

Common skin bacterium raises risk of food allergy in kids with severe eczema

Washington D.C.: Researchers at King’s College London have found that young kids with serious eczema infected with Staphylococcus aureus (SA) bacterium are at an increased risk of developing a food allergy. Staphylococcus aureus (SA) is a bacterium that can be found in the nose and the skin of healthy individuals. However, SA is more common in patients of eczema, […]

Figuring Out the Role of Fat Storage Cells in Obesity

New research from a team at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine establishes a role of adipocyte Na/K-ATPase signaling in worsening obesity and its companion diseases, including neurodegeneration and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), that was enhanced by specific targeting of NaKtide, an antagonist of Na/K-ATPase signaling, to the adipocyte. The findings are published […]