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Anaesthesia

Ketamine Based Nasal Spray To Treat Depression

The FDA recently approved a ketamine-based drug to assist with treating depression. The new medication, Spravato, is an intranasal spray that can help those suffering with extreme depression who see little results with psychiatric medications. A Baylor College of Medicine expert discussed the potential impact of the new treatment, which is being marketed as the…

Medications

Alleviate Side Effects Of Chemo For Breast Cancer

The researchers also found that a class of medications already approved by the Food and Drug Administration may mitigate these side effects. “They could use this method to find out who’s going to develop chemo-related toxicity and who is not; “And now we have an idea about the cardioprotective medications we can give them.” A…

Health in India

Digital Health Start-ups In India: The Challenge Of Scale

The National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) pegged the Indian Healthcare Information and Communications Technology (ICT) market at a whopping US$ 1 billion in 2014. The industry was expected to grow 1.5 times by 2020, according to the 2015 report. A major portion of the projected growth is expected to be driven by…

Cystic fibrosis

Uses Molecular Prosthetic For Missing Lung Protein

An approved drug normally used to treat fungal infections could also do the job of a protein channel that is missing in the lungs of people with cystic fibrosis; operating as a prosthesis on the molecular scale; says new research from the University of Illinois and the University of Iowa. Cystic fibrosis is a lifelong…

Diabetes

Diabetes' Sworn Enemy Could Be A Protective Asset

Montreal research team unravels an adaptive mechanism involved in controlling insulin action; showing that glucagon plays a crucial part in it and can thus be a protective asset. When people talk about diabetes, they usually also talk about insulin. Diabetes is a disease that affects millions of people around the world; insulin is a hormone…

General surgery

Implications Of Aging In Plastic Surgery

Given the rapidly aging population, investigating the effect of age on plastic surgery outcomes is imperative. Despite this, the topic has received relatively little attention. Furthermore, there appears to be little integration between the basic scientists investigating the mechanisms of aging and the plastic surgeons providing the majority of “anti aging” therapies. Molecular theories This…

General medicine

KHN’s ‘What The Health ‘Medicare For All’ Debate

House Democrats, led by Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.), have formally introduced their “Medicare for all” legislation. The bill, which would ensure coverage for almost every medical service most people need; did not come with any suggestions for financing. But it will likely reflect the far-left end of the Democratic debate in progress. Pharmaceutical companies Meanwhile,…

Rhinosinusitis

Demonstrating Limited Accuracy In Diagnosing Acute Rhinosinusitis

Physicians should consider the overall clinical impression instead of focusing on individual signs and symptoms; to diagnose acute rhinosinusitis, according to a study published in the Annals of Family Medicine. “Acute rhinosinusitis is a common outpatient infection, responsible for over 3 million outpatient visits annually in the United States; the symptoms overlap considerably with that…

Developmental biology

Genetic Switches: Control Process Of Whole-body Regeneration

When it comes to regeneration, some animals are capable of amazing feats — if you cut the leg off a salamander, it will grow back. When threatened, some geckos drop their tails as a distraction, and regrow them later. Other animals take the process even further. Planarian worms, jellyfish, and sea anemones can actually regenerate…

Radiation therapy

Predictive Model For Secondary Cancer Onset

A University of North Texas researcher and a 16-year old student are working together to fight cancer with mathematics. Julia Christina Ayalde Camacho, a student in the Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science and Xuexia Wang, an associate professor and researcher of statistics in UNT’s Department of Mathematics, are working together as mentor and student…

Family medicine

Most Americans Report Excellent Good Health

Most Americans report having excellent or good health and have a usual place to go for medical care, according to a report published March 13 for the National Health Interview Survey Early Release Program. Tainya C. Clarke, Ph.D., from the National Center for Health Statistics in Hyattsville; Maryland, and colleagues provide update estimates for select…

Pharmacology

New Drug Help Those With Tough To Treat Cholesterol

People whose high cholesterol is resistant to treatment with statin drugs may soon have a new treatment option. This new class of drugs helps block synthesis of artery-clogging cholesterol; researchers explained. The drugs target an enzyme called ATP citratelyase (ACL), part of the production pathway for “bad” LDL cholesterol in the body. Increasing the dose In…