This Feb. 19, 2013 file photo shows OxyContin pills arranged for a photo at a pharmacy in Montpelier, Vt. The maker of the powerful painkiller said it will stop marketing opioid drugs to doctors, a surprise reversal after lawsuits blaming the company for helping trigger the current drug abuse epidemic. OxyContin has long been the […]Continue Reading ...
March 2, 2018 Engineering researchers at the University of Arkansas have moved closer to developing an alternative method of detecting and possibly treating breast cancer. The researchers, led by Magda El-Shenawee, professor of electrical engineering, work with pulsed, terahertz imaging, a type of electromagnetic radiation technology previously used to find land mines. They adapted the […]Continue Reading ...
By Dr Ananya Mandal, MDMarch 2, 2018 According to a new study, what we suspected is true – the nose does look too big in a selfie and it is not imagination! The study says that the nose looks up to 30 percent bigger in a selfie or a self-photograph. The results of the study […]Continue Reading ...
February 27, 2018 Health authorities will need to focus on more than eating habits if they are going to combat the obesity epidemic. A study led by the University of Waterloo found it’s generally a combination of unhealthy behaviors among youth that could be the greatest predictors of whether or not young people will experience […]Continue Reading ...
February 27, 2018 Researchers at National Jewish Health have discovered a cause of the dry, inflamed and itchy skin that plagues eczema patients. A team led by Donald Leung, MD, PhD, has shown that an immune system skewed toward allergy alters the lipids in the skin. The altered lipids allow the skin to crack, water […]Continue Reading ...
February 27, 2018 An international team of researchers has developed a computational resource that provides a 3D view of genes, proteins and metabolites involved in human metabolism. Researchers used the tool to map disease-related mutations on proteins and also probed how genes and proteins change in response to certain drugs. The work provides a better […]Continue Reading ...
Action Points Note that this analysis of an administrative database suggests that maternal vaccination during pregnancy does not increase the risk of insane mortality. Be aware that this was not a randomized study. Vaccination may be a proxy for other healthful behaviors. There was no association between pregnant mothers who received the influenza or tetanus […]Continue Reading ...
Action Points Plasma levels of neurofilament light (NFL) and tau, both biomarkers of neuronal injury, increased after general anesthesia and surgery in 30 older patients, with NFL levels continuing to rise 48 hours after surgery, but tau peaking at 6 hours. Note that while anesthesia and surgery have been considered to act by a reversible […]Continue Reading ...
March 2, 2018 In a new study, researchers at Lawson Health Research Institute (Lawson), Western University and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) have found that specialized programs for early psychosis can substantially reduce patient mortality. Published online today in The American Journal of Psychiatry, the study examined health administrative data for patients treated […]Continue Reading ...
Action Points Note that this study was published as an abstract and presented at a conference. These data and conclusions should be considered to be preliminary until published in a peer-reviewed journal. SAN DIEGO — Following the therapeutic model of psoriasis, treatment for atopic dermatitis (AD) increasingly focuses on identifying and targeting specific molecules involved […]Continue Reading ...
NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Feb. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a global research and development-based biopharmaceutical company, today announced new results from the double-blinded extension phase of the Phase 2 CELEST study, showing that many patients treated with upadacitinib who achieved clinical response after the 16-week induction phase maintained their response to treatment after […]Continue Reading ...
By Dr Ananya Mandal, MDFebruary 27, 2018 According to a new study, the rates of obesity among kids in the United States did not decrease for any age group and continued to rise among many subgroups. This new study has shown that overall the numbers have not fallen between 1999 and 2016 as hoped for. […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 21, 2018 — Older women don’t have to hit the gym to stay healthy, because a stair-climbing workout appears to do the trick, researchers report. Finding the right type of exercise can be difficult for postmenopausal women, according to the North American Menopause Society. For example, high-intensity resistance training reduces age-related muscle loss, […]Continue Reading ...
February 23, 2018 Bottom Line: Ninety-four percent of adolescents ages 13 to 19 in an economically disadvantaged, largely minority population in San Francisco had measurable levels of a biomarker specific for exposure to tobacco smoke (NNAL). Journal in Which the Study Was Published: Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for […]Continue Reading ...
February 20, 2018 Researchers at the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine have shown that probenecid, a drug long used to treat gout, may be able to improve heart function in adult patients who experience heart failure. The results are published in the Journal of the American Heart Association based off a study of […]Continue Reading ...
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- CDC seeking $400 million to replace lab for deadliest germs
- Sensirion to present single-use liquid flow sensor at COMPAMED 2017
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