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Efficacy and Tolerability of Agents in the Long-Acting GLP-1R

The study evaluated two once-weekly GLP-1R agonists, semaglutide and dulaglutide, at both low and high approved doses, in about 1,200 patients with type 2 diabetes not well controlled with metformin. With more evidence of variability in efficacy and tolerability of agents in the long-acting glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor (GLP-1R) agonist class of diabetes medicines. The study is been published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology.

Shingles: Shot May Be Effective

Anyone who has had chickenpox or the chickenpox vaccine is at risk for the painful skin condition herpes zoster, more commonly known as shingles. Both diseases are caused by the varicella-zoster virus, which stays in the body after chickenpox clears and may reactivate later in life.

Emergency Medicine Recognized as a Specialty In The Kingdom Of Bahrain

In this study, researchers determined that emergency medicine became recognized as a specialty in the Kingdom of Bahrain. In the last fifteen years emergency medicine has widely established itself and developed rapidly in the Kingdom. The three main emergency departments are: Salmanyia Medical Complex (SMC), Royal Medical Services of Bahrain Defence Force (RMS-BDF) and King Hamad University Hospital (KHUH) are now fully equipped and operated by most of board certified emergency physicians.

Determination of Time of Death Using Gene Expression Patterns

Researchers have shown that changes in gene expression in different tissues triggered by death can be used to predict the time of death of an individual. The study published in Nature Communications suggested that by analyzing a few readily available tissues (for example lung or skin tissue), the post-mortem interval (time elapsed since death) can be determined with considerable accuracy and may have implications for forensic analyses.