Fish oil supplements do not prevent heart attacks or strokes in patients with diabetes, according to late-breaking results from the ASCEND trial presented today in a Hot Line Session at ESC Congress 2018 and published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
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Heart scans for patients with chest pains could save thousands of lives in the UK, research suggests. The life-saving scans helped to spot those with heart disease so they could be given treatments to prevent heart attacks.
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) has won a court order that temporarily prevents two "reckless" Ohio physicians from writing opioid prescriptions a never-before-used weapon in the government's ongoing battle to combat the opioid crisis, according to a DOJ news release.
A new online course, which aims to inform cancer patients and their families about radiation therapy, has been launched by Trinity College Dublin (TCD). Radiation therapy is a highly effective and efficient treatment that is indicated for use in up to 60% of all cancers.
According to a study, researchers showed the death of a veterinary patient can lead to guilt, grief, and even secondary trauma. Fetch dvm360 conference speakers Tasha McNerney and Dr. Hilal Dogan offer support to reduce the clinical risks and manage the repercussions when a patient dies under anesthesia.
The study was published in the journal Anesthesia and Analgesia. Cumulative incidences of anesthetic and sedation-related death were reported to be 0.17% in dogs and 0.24% in cats” versus 0.01% to 0.02% in people.
Nerves of one kind or another control literally every part of your body. Every function of your entire body is under the control of the nervous system. Every organ, tissue, the cell is controlled by nerve impulses traveling from the brain to every part of the body.
The researcher determined that on Earth, having a medical emergency means calling an ambulance and getting to a nearby hospital as soon as possible. In space, that’s not really an option. For astronauts living on the International Space Station.
Earth is several hours away, and the only way to get back is on a capsule that plunges through the planet’s atmosphere. That’s why astronauts have basic medical training so they can deal with a medical emergency if one arises. The study was published in Space Craft.
Researchers determine the atomic resolution the structure of a molecular complex using advanced microscopes implicated in birth defects and several cancers. Sometimes it pays to take a closer look especially when it means seeing double. The Hedgehog signaling pathway transmits information to embryonic cells.
Insufficient signaling during development leads to birth defects, while unrestrained signaling occurs in many cancers, such as basal cell carcinoma, brain cancer, breast cancer, and prostate cancer. Cryo-EM microscopy technology revealed the molecular mechanism of Hedgehog signaling. The study was published in Science.
Researchers examined the study with a long battle with brain cancer may be nearing an end, with his family announcing Friday that he will no longer receive treatment for the condition. The 81-year-old Republican Arizona senator and hero of the Vietnam War had been undergoing treatment for an aggressive glioblastoma.
Last summer, Senator John McCain shared with Americans the news our family already knew: they had been diagnosed with an aggressive glioblastoma, and the prognosis was serious, his family said in a statement.
In the year since John has surpassed expectations for his survival. But the progress of the disease and the inexorable advance of age render their verdict. With his usual strength of will, he has now chosen to discontinue medical treatment.
Researchers evaluated that physicians are confident they could manage family members who would be present when their loved one is being resuscitated. Family Presence During Resuscitation Physicians' Perceptions of Risk, Benefit, and Self-Confidence, a survey of 181 physicians, found that respondents in this study perceived that family presence was a right of patients and should be offered to families. However, less than one-half intended to invite family presence during resuscitation.
Researchers examined that itching, blisters, sores, and inflammation are a continuous and debilitating source of pain, shame, and misery for many people who struggle with the allergic skin disease known as eczema.
The study was published in Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology suggest that many of those battling moderate-to-severe eczema suffer from an inability or reluctance to engage in activities and socialising, which leads to a considerably diminished quality of life.
Scientists have invented a new method that allows for the flexible engineering of essential and non-essential enzymes without additional engineering. They describe a method based on CRISPR/Cas9, which enables flexible engineering of essential and non-essential enzymes without additional engineering.
This could be of great importance for various aspects including the development of bio-based production of pharmaceuticals, food additives, fuels, and cosmetics. The study published in the journal Metabolic Engineering.