Sixty years after melatonin was isolated and with more than 23,000 published studies showing the many functions of this hormone secreted by the pineal gland, guidelines should be discussed and established for its therapeutic use.
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A population health study from the Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University Center for Aging Research has determined that haloperidol, the drug most commonly used to treat delirium in hospital medical and surgical intensive care units (ICUs), did not benefit elective thoracic surgery ICU patients when given prophylactically, with the possible exception of those who have had surgery to remove their esophagus.
Women are more likely than men to die of coronary heart disease, and past research has found that they are less likely to receive evidence-based therapies for heart attacks.
Now, researchers from the George Washington University (GW) have examined the care that women and men with heart attack symptoms receive from emergency medical services (EMS) after a 911 call and found that women were less likely to receive aspirin, be resuscitated, or be transported to the hospital in ambulances using lights and sirens.
A UCL-led study has confirmed that some of the hormones used in discontinued medical treatments contained seeds of a protein implicated in Alzheimer's disease, and are able to seed amyloid pathology in mice.
Can you predict if someone will kill? It is a question that is heavily debated among psychologists, criminologists and law enforcement professionals in an attempt to stop these gruesome crimes before they occur.
Hitachi, Ltd. announced today that its heavy ion beam therapy system has started treatment at Osaka Heavy Ion Therapy Center as of October 16. This marks the first operation of Hitachi’s first heavy ion therapy system.
The shift from film to digital mammography increased the detection of breast cancer by 14% overall in the United Kingdom without increasing the recall rate, according to a major new study appearing in the journal Radiology.
Data on the use of lipid emulsions containing fish oil (FO) derived n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 PUFAs) in addition to medium- and long-chain triglycerides (MCT / LCT) for long-term home parenteral nutrition ( HPN) are limited.
University of Alberta scientists have identified three biomarkers for detecting mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's disease in saliva samples. The research has promising results for application in a clinical setting.
A Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) study published today in JAMA shows that patients already at higher risk for gastrointestinal bleeding gain a marked protection from this risk when they take a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) in combination with an oral anticoagulant.