Remember that magical moment when you first locked eyes with your partner and felt an instant connection? Chances are they were looking at your mouth. Or your ear. Yes, eye contact might be all in our heads, according to new research by Edith Cowan University. Using eye tracking technology, ECU researchers have demonstrated that people […]Continue Reading ...
A new Pharmacoepidemiology & Drug Safety study estimates the prevalence and risk factors for self-reported misuse of prescribed opioids in the general adult population. Based on data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, the study’s investigators estimate that of more than 89 million US adults who used prescription opioids every year, close […]Continue Reading ...
A breakthrough for brain tumor drug development and personalized medicine published today in Nature Scientific Reports. 24,000 patients are diagnosed with brain tumors every year with the 5yr survival for high grade glioblastomas (GBM) only 5%, with median survival of 15 months. These poor statistics have remained static for 30 years due in part to […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 6, 2019 (American Heart Association News) — As the saleswoman took Susan Lucci’s purchases to be wrapped, the actress felt it again — a tightening in her chest that radiated around her ribcage. She’d felt something similar twice in recent weeks. Both had been mild enough to dismiss. This time, Lucci described it […]Continue Reading ...
Experts from the Universities of Bath and Seville have carried out a series of experiments with which, for the first time, they have been able to characterize the normal electrical activity in PC-3 prostate cancer cells in real time, with a resulting low-frequency electrical pattern between 0.1 and 10 Hertz. “We have observed that this […]Continue Reading ...
Vitamin D has been found to speed up the clearance of tuberculosis (TB) bacteria from the lungs of people with multi-drug resistant TB, according to a study of 1,850 patients receiving antibiotic treatment, led by Queen Mary University of London. Lead researcher Professor Adrian Martineau from Queen Mary University of London said: “Multi-drug resistant TB […]Continue Reading ...
MPNs are a group of rare, malignant diseases of the bone marrow involving the production of an excess of red blood cells, white blood cells and/or platelets. MPNs are chronic diseases with only 1 to 2 new cases diagnosed per 100,000 people every year. MPNs can affect people at any age, but they are most […]Continue Reading ...
Sinks situated next to patient toilets in hospital rooms may be reservoirs for Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase (KPC), increasing the risk of dangerous germ transmission, according to new research published in the American Journal of Infection Control (AJIC), the journal of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology. The study found a high prevalence […]Continue Reading ...
Medications improve health and saves lives, but they are not risk-free. The modern pharmacist is largely responsible for helping patients navigate an increasingly complex and costly health care system, particularly with respect to medications. And with significant changes in population demographics, technology, and the upsurge in the use of health services across the sector, a […]Continue Reading ...
The benefits of exercise are widely known but kinesiologists at McMaster University have for the first time found that physical activity may help fight depression in seniors by stimulating muscle-generated mood boosters. The findings, published in the American Journal of Physiology–Cell Physiology, reveal that the underlying mechanisms which make us feel good when we exercise […]Continue Reading ...
Depression during pregnancy and following childbirth (perinatal depression) is a common and potentially severe condition. In a Journal of Neuroscience Research study, researchers examined subgroups of women followed from pregnancy to six months postpartum, for example comparing those with depression only after childbirth with those experiencing depression during pregnancy. Several characteristics were associated with depression […]Continue Reading ...
To unravel the mysterious mechanisms of drug potency for the treatment of cardiac arrhythmias, a group of researchers at UC Davis have developed novel simulations that provide insights on vital atomic-scale drug-cardiac cells interactions. These simulations, published today in PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences), may lead the way to better development of […]Continue Reading ...
Streptomyces are soil-dwelling bacteria that produce approximately two-thirds of the antibiotics in current clinical use. The production of these antibiotics – used by the bacteria to fend off rivals – is coordinated as part of a complex life-cycle that ends in the formation of spores. In the reproductive process of sporulation, bacteria enter a state […]Continue Reading ...
A new British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology review examines the impact of cancer therapies on the skeleton and how to limit bone loss and fractures in cancer patients treated with these therapies. The review notes that efforts to limit the effects of cancer therapies on bone have nearly universally employed anti-resorptive agents that reduce bone […]Continue Reading ...
A protein known for its role in forming blood clots has been found to cause the characteristic cognitive decline of Alzheimer’s disease. The discovery provides a new target for drug developers trying to find a cure for this devastating condition. UGREEN 3S | Shutterstock Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia, with over […]Continue Reading ...
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