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A Common Drug Causes Liver Failure

Acetaminophen is a common pain reliever found in every pharmacy. However, it is also the No. 1 cause of acute liver failure in the United States. In the liver, acetaminophen is converted into a new compound that covalently binds to proteins at an amino acid called cysteine.

Retail Health Plans Insure only About 10% of Hospitalization, Findings

Health insurance has become a buzz word, thanks to the Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana that promises to insure 500 million people from the lower economic strata, and the insurance regulator’s renewed focus on it. Tapan Singhel, managing director and CEO, Bajaj Allianz General Insurance Co. Ltd, talks about how the health insurance landscape is expected to evolve

Selective Inhibition Reverses Hyperexcitability Of Peripheral Nociceptors & Alleviates Postsurgical Pain

Researchers have published a study that improves the understanding of the pain-sensing neurons that respond to tissue injury during surgery. The study was published in the journal Science Signaling. They investigated the potential role and molecular mechanisms of nociceptive ion channel dysregulation in acute pain conditions such as those resulting from the skin and soft tissue incision.

ILD Diagnosis: Potential of Envisia Genomic Classifier

Veracyte, Inc. announced the presentation of data demonstrating that the Envisia Genomic Classifier can help physicians more confidently diagnose interstitial lung disease (ILD), including idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), without the need for surgery. The data were shared in an oral presentation at CHEST 2018, the annual meeting of the American College of Chest Physicians®, which is being held October 6-10 in San Antonio, Texas.

Critically Ill Patients Helped By CSU Chemistry

Smoke inhalation, pneumonia, and combat-related trauma are just a few causes of acute respiratory distress syndrome, a condition where the lungs fill with fluid, and is too often fatal. To help these critically ill patients, doctors use extracorporeal life support – a cardiopulmonary bypass system that artificially re-oxygenates blood when the lungs are too damaged to breathe normally.