According to a study, researchers examined that the antibiotic clarithromycin may increase the long-term risk of heart problems and death in patients with heart disease. The federal Food and Drug Administration said Thursday that it's recommending that doctors carefully weigh the benefits and risks of the drug before prescribing it to patients with heart problems.
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New CHILD Study research has found that overweight and obese women are more like to have children who are overweight or obese by three years of age–and that bacteria in the gut may be partially to blame.
Researchers demonstrated a novel process to produce cell-sized lipid vesicles (CLVs) from microfluidically generated double emulsion templates by investigating the interfacial parameters that control double emulsion stability for storage, and their subsequent dewetting to form multisomes or GUVs (subsets of CLVs). A report detailing this latest development was published in the journal TECHNOLOGY.
In this study, researchers have succeeded in stopping the growth of malignant melanoma by reactivating a protective mechanism that prevents tumor cells from dividing. The team used chemical agents to block the enzymes responsible for erasing epigenetic marks at the DNA. This discovery has potential for use in future combination therapies. The study is published in the journal Cancer Cell.
Many adolescents are exposed to tobacco smoke, from either active smoking (CS) or secondhand smoke (SHS) exposure. Tobacco-specific biomarkers of exposure include cotinine (detects use in past 2–4 days) and 4-(methylnitrosamino)-1-(3-pyridyl)-1-butanol (NNAL; detects use for a month or longer).
NNAL is expected to detect more intermittent tobacco exposure. Researchers compared NNAL and cotinine as biomarkers of exposure to tobacco in urban adolescents and determined the optimal NNAL cutoff point to distinguish CS from SHS exposure.
According to a study, a randomized phase III trial presented at the 2017 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS). A mix of traditional and customized acupuncture techniques proved effective in reducing pain and stiffness associated with aromatase inhibitor (AI) therapy in women with early-stage breast cancer.
At most US maternity units, women in labor are put on nil per os (NPO) status—they're not allowed to eat or drink anything, except ice chips. But new nursing research questions that policy, showing no increase in risks for women who are allowed to eat and drink during labor. The study published in the American Journal of Nursing.
New research from the University of Auckland has found women who use their own tissue in the breast reconstruction following radiotherapy, have fewer post-op complications than women who receive implants.
PharmaMar (MSE: PHM) has announced today the signing of an exclusive licensing agreement with Seattle Genetics Inc. (SGEN: NASDAQ GS) for fully synthetic marine-derived payloads for use in drug conjugates.
Under which Seattle Genetics receives exclusive worldwide rights to certain PharmaMar proprietary molecules for the development, manufacture, and commercialization of antibody-drug conjugates and/or other drug conjugates incorporating PharmaMar payloads.
The Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock Early Management Bundle (SEP-1), the sepsis performance measure introduced by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), requires up to 5 hemodynamic interventions, as many as 141 tasks, and 3 hours to document for a single patient. To evaluate whether moderate- or high-level evidence shows that use of SEP-1 or its hemodynamic interventions improves survival in adults with sepsis.
The steady march of technological progress has finally shone its light into the dingy world of the mugshot – the commonplace name given to the photograph of a police suspect. The mugshot represents one of the earliest uses of technology in the identification of criminals. It has proved to be a particularly useful way of identifying recidivists – people who repeatedly reoffend.
Systemic family therapy is not superior to treatment as usual in reducing subsequent acts of self-harm in adolescents who have a history of the disorder, a new study published in Lancet Psychiatry suggests.