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Gout medicine

Gout Drug Uloric Increases Risk Of Death

A gout is a form of inflammatory arthritis recurrent attacks of a red, tender, hot, and swollen joint. Pain typically comes on rapidly; reaching maximal intensity in less than twelve hours. The joint at the base of the big toe is affected in about half of cases. It may also result in tophi; kidney stones,…

Health in Nepal

Think Equal: Women's Health In Nepal

The theme of International Women’s Day this year is ‘Think equal, build smart, innovate for change.’ What does this mean to you in the context of women’s health in Nepal? Collective action is our shared responsibility, driving a gender-balanced world. As women in medicine, we want to protect, promote and advance women’s health in general.…

Sleep deprivation

Athletes With Sleep Disordered Breathing

A study of university rugby players has shown that they are more likely to suffer sleep disordered breathing; than an average middle-aged man. The study also showed that the athletes; who experience this problem are also more likely to have low levels of oxygen in their blood; and higher pulse rates during the night; suggesting…

Pharmacology

Potential New Target For Chronic Pain Treatment

A research group at Hiroshima University observed a potential new target for chronic pain treatment. Further research using this receptor could lead to new, more effective drugs to use in pain-relieving treatment for chronic pain. Conditions that cause chronic pain can be difficult to manage. Best painkiller These include sciatica, cancer and rheumatoid arthritis. Chronic…

Endocrinology

People Over 40 In The UK Has Type 2 Diabetes

One in ten people over 40 in the UK is now living with a diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes; according to new analysis released today by Diabetes UK. The new figures show that there are 3.8 million people living with a diagnosis of diabetes in the UK; and 90 per cent of those with Type 2.…

Transfusion medicine

Blood Holds Key To Liver Regeneration

The liver is the only organ in the body that can regenerate. But some patients who undergo a liver resection, a surgery that removes a diseased portion of the organ, end up needing a transplant because the renewal process doesn’t work. A new Michigan State University study; published in the journal Blood, shows that the…

Immunology

Lipid-Filled Particle Plays Role In Immune Function And Metabolism

Obesity appears to activate the immune system, contributing to type 2 diabetes, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, and other disorders. Understanding how fat tissue regulates immune response could lead to the development of new treatments and preventive strategies for metabolic disorders and other obesity-related diseases, according to study leader Anthony Ferrante Jr., MD, PhD, the Tilden-Weger-Bieler Professor…

Gastroenterology

Cells That Destroy The Intestine

Patients affected by the chronic inflammatory bowel diseases morbus Crohn and ulcerative colitis often suffer from flare-ups, which damage intestinal tissue. Despite advances in treating these diseases with medication, associate chronic inflammation cannot be kept sufficiently in check for a number of patients. Diseases in future. Until now, little has been known about what actually causes…

Tropical medicine

Economic Burden Of Dengue Fever

Dengue fever is a major public health concern in many parts of South-East Asia and South America and its prevalence in Africa is expanding. Researchers have now conducted an analysis of the economic burden of dengue fever in Burkina Faso, Kenya and Cambodia. Their results appear in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases. “The proportion of the…

UTIs

Non-Antibiotic Treatment For UTIs

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are one of the most common infections worldwide; affecting nearly half of all women at least once in their lifetime. UTIs primarily present as acute bladder infections; but can lead to dangerous sequelae, including pyelonephritis and septicemia. With a global disease burden of ∼150 million cases; the emergence of multidrug resistance…

Sleep Duration

Link Between Infant Sleep Duration And Mother's

A new study analyzing data from Canadian parents has found that babies sleep less at three months; of age, if their mothers do not have a university degree; experienced depression during pregnancy or had an emergency cesarean-section delivery. The study, which examined associations between a mother’s level of education, prenatal depression, a method of delivery…

Sports

High-intensity Interval Training In Cardiac Rehabilitation

A popular exercise routine that alternates intense bursts of activity with short recovery periods to rapidly enhance exercise performance is now finding its way into programs to strengthen the heart after a heart attack. The regimen, known as high-intensity interval training (HIIT), showed significant benefits over a more moderate exercise program among patients in a…