Combining an estrogen-progesterone oral contraceptive pill (OCP) with the anti-androgen bicalutamide is more effective than an OC alone in treating severe hirsutism in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), according to a double-blind randomized controlled trial from Italy.
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A University of Arizona researcher developing a therapy to prevent or delay the dangerous results of rattlesnake and other venomous snakebites in humans has shown that a combination of carbon monoxide and iron inhibits snake venom's effects for up to an hour in animals, a major advance in bringing the treatment to market.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) favors public cord blood banks and emphasizes the importance of parental education in its new policy statement on cord blood banking for potential future transplantation. The study is published in online in Pediatrics.
In new research published in the journal Cell, researchers have found that ignored pieces of DNA play a critical role in the development of immune cells (T cells). These areas activate a change in the structure of DNA that brings together crucial elements necessary for T cell formation. The big bang discovery might support in combating diseases.
Researchers at Duke University have discovered a way to enhance the effectiveness and safety of sonogenetics or ultrasonic modulation , emerging techniques that use sound waves to control the behavior of individual neurons or to promote tissue growth and wound healing in other cells.
In the social network analysis of Medicare data, researchers reported that total spending was higher for patients of physicians with more connections to other physicians and more shared care outside of their network. Patients whose physicians’ networks had more primary care physicians had more primary care visits and fewer specialist and emergency visits.
Orthopedic rehabilitation is very important for ensuring the best outcomes of treatment for musculoskeletal disorders and disabilities, especially in terms of hip fracture in old-aged patients. A new study published in the journal Future Science OA highlights recent research and advances in hip fracture rehabilitation in geriatric patients.
Management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is treated principally by bronchodilators and drugs that reduce the frequency and severity of acute exacerbations. We have no agents that have been shown to prolong life other than extended oxygen therapy in those COPD patients who have long-term hypoxemia. Revefenacin is a new long-acting anticholinergic agent. A study recently published in Respiratory Research demonstrates its safety and efficacy.
Mayo Clinic researchers show that hysterectomy with ovarian conservation is associated with a significantly increased risk of several cardiovascular diseases and metabolic conditions. The study findings were published in the journal Menopause .
Palliative care at the time of hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) can reduce the psychological distress caused by the transplant interventions, a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. The study found that patients who received palliative care while hospitalized for HSCT experienced a "remarkable and sustained improvement" in depression and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms 6 months following their transplant.