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Increase In Adverse Outcomes For People Taking Aspirin And Warfarin

A daily aspirin is a commonly use, generally safe therapy for people who need help preventing heart attacks or stroke. But new Michigan Medicine research finds more reason to reconsider aspirin use when a patient is also taking an anticoagulant. The study, just published in JAMA Internal Medicine, reveals a significant increase in adverse outcomes for…

Neurodegenerative

How Blood Vessels Protect The Brain During Inflammation

The blood vessel wall serves as a selective; semipermeable barrier separating blood constituents from tissue parenchyma. The functional interactions between neighboring vascular endothelial cells (vECs); their adhesion to the basement membrane; and the apical/luminal glycocalyx all contribute to barrier architecture and function. Researchers from the University of British Columbia have discovered how blood vessels protect…

Nuclear Medicine

Diagnostic Imaging Methods For The Lymphadenopathies In HIV-Infected

To assess the percent agreement between diagnostic imaging modalities for the evaluation of lymphadenopathies in HIV-infected/AIDS patients.This was an open, comparative, prospective study of diagnostic imaging methods for lymphadenopathy evaluation. We evaluated 30 patients . All underwent ultrasound and computed tomography (CT). Twenty of the patients also underwent magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Molecular structure We…

Type 1 diabetes

Cellular Sickness Linked To Type 1 Diabetes Onset

A UC San Francisco study of human and mouse pancreatic tissue; suggests a new origin story for type 1 (T1) diabetes. The findings flip current assumptions about the causes of the disease; on their head and demonstrate a promising new preventative strategy that dramatically reduced disease risk in laboratory animals. T1 diabetes is an autoimmune…

Patient-centered care

Should Patients Be Considered Consumers?

There is broad support for building health care systems; seen as a means of improving health outcomes and as morally worthy in itself. But the concept of patient-centered care has increasingly merged; with the concept of patients as consumers, which “is conceptually confused and potentially harmful”; noted Michael K. Gusmano, a Hastings Center research scholar;…

Sunscreen

New Regulatory Requirements For Sunscreen Products In The U.S

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today issued a proposed rule that would update regulatory requirements for most sunscreen products in the United States. This significant action is aimed at bringing nonprescription, over-the-counter (OTC) sunscreens that are marketed without FDA-approved applications up to date with the latest science to better ensure consumers have access to…

Medical Genetics

Some Personal Beliefs And Morals May Stem From Genetics

A new baby is often welcomed with speculation about whether they got their eyes and nose from mom or dad; but researchers say it may be possible for children to inherit their parents’ moral characteristics, as well. The researchers found that while parents can help encourage their children to develop into responsible; conscientious adults, there…

Anesthesiology

Anesthetic Drug Propofol Shows Promise In The Treatment Of Medication

A commonly used anesthetic drug could help people with severe depression. Preliminary research published in the International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology suggests that propofol may trigger rapid, durable antidepressant effects. “Severe depression strikes millions of people each year, and up to one-third of these individuals do not respond to currently available treatments (medications, psychotherapy, brain stimulation),” said Brian…

Social health

Insurance Rules: Harder To Treat Opioid Use Disorder

Insurance industry cost-control measures may be worsening the nation’s opioid epidemic by limiting access to a key medication that treats addiction, according to a research letter published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Despite the medical profession’s growing acceptance of the need for medications for addiction treatment; that give hope to people suffering…

Immunology

Mechanism Discovered To Activate The Body's Immune System

The microbiome in our intestine plays a vital role in people’s health and the immune system Any lack of balance there has not only been linked to chronic inflammatory intestinal inflammation, but also type 2 diabetes and other diseases. A group of researchers at the University Hospital Tübingen has now reported for the first time…

Hospital-to-Home Transition Care For Heart Failure Patients

Providing additional health-care services for heart failure patients to help them transition from hospital to home does not improve their outcome, according to research led by the Population Health Research Institute (PHRI) of McMaster University and Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS). The conclusion comes from a trial that followed the health status of almost 2,500 adults hospitalized;…

Virus infection

Chickenpox Virus Paves Way: Promising HIV Vaccine

A study led by researchers at the University of Toronto and the University of Manitoba has brought science; one step closer to using the chickenpox virus; to develop a vaccine against HIV. Scientists have long seen the chickenpox virus in vaccine form as a potential “vector”; or carrier to deliver HIV genes and generate immunity…