Researchers have shown that mifepristone, a drug currently FDA-approved for chemical abortion, prevents the growth of vestibular schwannoma (also known as acoustic neuroma) cells. This sometimes-lethal intracranial tumor typically causes hearing loss and tinnitus. They suggest that mifepristone is a promising drug candidate to be repositioned for the treatment of these tumors. The study was published in Scientific Reports.
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According to a new study, researcher estimated that elderly Australian women who ate more vegetables showed less carotid artery wall thickness. The study was published in Journal of the American Heart Association, the Open Access Journal of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.
A study examining on a simple hormone in all, researcher have found specific forms of it that poke toxic holes in cells, a discovery that he is leveraging into a treatment for patients with diabetes. The study was published in Nature Communication.
A prospective cross-sectional study of patients in the postanesthetic care unit (PACU) and a survey of anesthesiologists were thus conducted to evaluate practice and uncover bias in intraoperative pain management. Perioperative pain carries a considerable risk of becoming persistent; hence aggressive preventive approaches are encouraged.
Doctors should use a specialised type of scan to help decide if patients with pancreatic cancer may benefit from surgery, according to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).
India’s per capita income has witnessed significant rise from merely ?1,705 in 1960 to ?103,219 in 2016-17. Higher income levels have led to better living conditions and further improved the average Indian’s life expectancy from merely 32 years at independence, lower than even Africa’s average at 38 years, to a commendable 68 years today.
There are many factors that determine your likelihood of developing cancer, including age, genetic predisposition and lifestyle. Some factors, like age, cannot be controlled, so experts recommend learning as much as possible about your family's medical history and doing everything you can to live a healthy lifestyle.
The health ministry has rejected data by Bangladesh Maternal Mortality and Health Care Survey that claims more women are dying from childbirths now than before.
A study estimates the ability to leach heavy metals from the environment and digest a potent greenhouse gas; methanotrophic bacteria pull double duty when it comes to cleaning up the environment. The researcher has identified two never-before-studied proteins, called MbnB and MbnC, as partially responsible for the bacteria's inner workings. The study was published in the journal Science.
Researchers have developed a new drug treating skin lesions in tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC), a rare, intractable disease, a world first. Following the physician-led clinical studies, I and II by Osaka University, Phase III clinical trials by a pharmaceutical company, the drug were approved within six months of the drug application by the SAKIGAKE Designation System. The study was published in JAMA Dermatology.
According to a study, researchers estimated that most fentanyl overdose survivors, if given the antidote promptly, do not need prolonged hospital treatment. That finding could help standardize the first-responders, and emergency departments handle overdoses from the potent drug. The study was published in Annals of Emergency Medicine.