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Sepsis Progression

Novel Drug Shows Potential To Prevent Sepsis Progression

Research into a new breakthrough therapy in the fight against sepsis has shown that the drug has potential to stop all sepsis-causing bacteria from triggering organ damage in the early stages of the condition. The pre-clinical trial of InnovoSep, carried out by researchers at RCSI (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland); has demonstrated that the…

Nuclear medicine

PET Imaging Better Detects Coronary Artery Disease Than SPECT Scans

Patients who receive cardiac positron emission testing (PET) imaging instead of single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) scan experienced a significant increase in the detection of severe obstructive coronary artery disease, according to researchers at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Salt Lake City. Functional information Both, PET and SPECT scans are nuclear imaging…

Gastroenterology

Gastric Bypass Surgery Tied To Diabetes Remission

Three in four obese people with diabetes who underwent Roux-en-Y gastric bypass experienced remission of their diabetes within a year after surgery, a Danish study found. Five years later, 27% of those who achieved remission had relapsed, the study also found. However, the total proportion of people in remission held steady, suggesting that some people…

Diagnosis

Simple Urine Test: Rapid Diagnosis of Preeclampsia

Researchers with The Ohio State University College of Medicine, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and Nationwide Children’s Hospital have found that a simple urine test can rapidly detect one of the world’s deadliest pregnancy-related conditions, which could have a major impact on global health. So, in an effort to reduce illness and deaths…

Healthy brains

Diabetes And Obesity Each Linked To Unhealthy Brains

Factors that influence the health of our blood vessels; such as smoking, high blood and pulse pressures, obesity, and diabetes, are linked to less healthy brains. The study examined the associations between seven vascular risk factors and differences in the structures of parts of the brain. The strongest links were with areas of the brain…

Wet Macular Degeneration

Need To Know About Wet Macular Degeneration

Macular degeneration is age-related macular degeneration (AMD or ARMD); is a medical condition which may result in blurred or no vision in the center of the visual field.  Early on there are often no symptoms. Over time, however, some people experience a gradual worsening of vision that may affect one or both eyes. While it…

Radio diagnosis

Iron Measurements With MRI Reveal Stroke's Impact

A simple MRI method that measures iron content can provide a more comprehensive picture of the consequences of stroke-related damage to the brain, according to a study published in the journal Radiology. Researchers said the findings point to a role for MRI brain iron measurements in monitoring recovery from stroke. Complex networks. Strokes can result in…

Biotechnology

Robotic Sensor Technology: Diagnose Reproductive Health Problems

The technology, developed by researchers at Imperial College London and The University of Hong Kong, can be used to measure hormones that affect fertility, sexual development and menstruation more quickly and cheaply than current methods. The work, published in Nature Communications, took place in the Chemistry Department at Imperial College London and the School of…

General medicine

Many Antibiotic Courses For Common Infections

Many antibiotic courses prescribed for common infections treated in English primary care (general practices and community services) exceed the recommended guidelines, reveals a study in The BMJ today. Treatment courses were 1.3 million days beyond the durations recommended by guidelines; with most excess days due to treatment for respiratory conditions. Side effects Previous studies have found significant…

Nasal Symptoms

Rose Geranium Oil May Improve Nasal Symptoms

Rose geranium oil appeared to ease the symptoms of nasal vestibulitis; a common condition associated with cancer treatment among a small cohort of women receiving breast cancer therapy, according to study results. “Nasal vestibulitis is a side effect of cancer drug treatment, and it is particularly common in people treated; with taxane therapy,” Elizabeth Cathcart-Rake,…

Pharmacology

Researchers Create A New Molecule To Treat Heart Failure

A group of researchers based in Brazil and the United States have developed a molecule that halts the progression of heart failure and improves the heart’s capacity to pump blood. Rats with heart failure are treat for six weeks with the molecule SAMβA. The disease not only stabilized, as it usually does in response to…

Carcinogenic

Wireless Earphones: Source Of Carcinogenic Radiation

The Logitech FreePulse Wireless Headphones are headphones that use Bluetooth to transmit audio from the receiver to the headphones. The receiver can use a 3.5 mm headphone jack to plug into most audio outputs. The headphones emit sound from up to 10 metres away from the receiver using Bluetooth 2.0 with Enhanced Data Rate wireless technology.…