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    Remembering the forgotten NCDs

    In this forum article, experts discuss non-communicable diseases (NCDs) that, despite causing significant health issues, do not receive the attention they deserve, highlighting the need for higher global health priority to reduce the burden of disease.

    BMC Medicine 2014, 12:200
  • Head injury leads immune system to attack brain

    Traumatic brain injury causes selective, CD74-dependent peripheral lymphocyte activation that exacerbates neurodegeneration.

    Acta Neuropathologica Communications 2014, 2:143
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    Aging, metabolism and cancer

    David Gius and colleagues review the evidence that sirtiuns are tumor suppressor proteins that regulate mitochondrial metabolism, thereby linking aging mechanisms with carcinogenesis

    Cancer & Metabolism 2014, 2:15
  • Minimally invasive facet restoration implant

    The zygapophysial facet joint is a primary pain generator in many chronic low back pain cases. Meisel and colleagues show that, after a 1-year follow-up, minimally invasive facet restoration implant is a safe and effective treatment option in patients with chronic lumbar zygapophysial pain who have tried other nonsurgical treatments. In 34 patients, back pain severity decreased 41%, and freedom from a device- or procedure-related serious adverse event after 1 year was 84%.

    Annals of Surgical Innovation and Research 2014, 8:7
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    Weight loss linked to HRQL in obese people

    In severely obese people, weight loss required for improvements in health-related quality of life (HRQL) is greater than conventional thresholds, and surgical treatment results in better HRQL, providing insights into effective weight loss strategies.

    BMC Medicine 2014, 12:175

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