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Haematology

Biomechanic Mystery Behind Deadly Blood Clots

Researchers at the University of Sydney have used biomechanical engineering techniques to unlock the mystery surrounding the mechanical forces that influence blood clotting. Because The findings take researchers one step closer to developing new anti-thrombotic drugs without the serious side effects that cause fatal bleeding. While coagulation the activation of platelets clumping together is key…

Acne Inversa

Acne Inversa Linked To Cardiovascular Disease

Acne inversa is associated with an elevated risk for stroke, coronary artery disease, heart failure, and peripheral artery disease, according to a new study. And this risk persists even after they control for comorbidities such as hyperlipidemia, smoking, and diabetes,” said lead investigator Rachael Ward, MPH, from Duke University School of Medicine in Durham, North Carolina. Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS), also…

Gastroenterology

FDA OKs Reintroduction of Tegaserod for IBS-C in Women

he US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the reintroduction of tegaserod oral tablets (Zelnorm; Sloan Pharma) for irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C) in women younger than age 65; therefore US WorldMeds Holdings has announced. “They are excited about what the reintroduction of Zelnorm means for patients suffering from irritable bowel syndrome with constipation. Treatment…

Air Pollution

Psychosis Linked To Air Pollution

According to researchers from King’s College London; the study is an indication of why children from urban regions are more likely to get psychotic problems to those in rural areas. They go to say, however, that more research is needed to certain of the association between air pollution; psychotic episodes among youngsters. The study looked…

Anesthesiology

Immunosuppressant Extend Ketamine's Antidepressant Effects

While exploring the immunosuppressant rapamycin and its potential to block the antidepressant effects of ketamine, researchers serendipitously discovered the drug may actually prolong ketamine’s efficacy. In a small, double-blind crossover study, patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) are treat with either rapamycin or placebo; follow 2 hours later with an infusion of ketamine. Mechanism of action…

cognition in old mice

Restoring Cognition in Old Mice: Blocking Protein's Activity

By blocking a protein‘s activity with antibodies, Stanford University School of Medicine investigators were able to improve cognitive behavior in aging mice. A paper describing the finding will be published in Nature. Wyss-Coray has been working for several years on the question of; what causes the brain to lose its acuity; with advancing age. One…

Blue light

Blue Light Could Treat Superbug Infections

Confronted with the severe situation that the pace of resistance acquisition is faster; than the clinical introduction of new antibiotics, health organizations are calling for effective approaches; to combat methicillin‐resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections. Here, an approach to treat MRSA through photolysis of staphyloxanthin; an antioxidant residing in the microdomain of S. aureus membrane; is reported. This…

Health in India

In India, Air Pollution: The Third-highest Cause of Death

The current high level of air pollution has shortened the average lifespan of a South Asian child by two-and-a-half years while globally the reduction stands at 20 months, according to a global study release. State of Global Air 2019, published by Health Effects Institute (HEI), said exposure to outdoor and indoor air pollution contributed to over…

Organ transplant

New Data Suggest: Kidney Allocation System Reform

Kidney transplantation or renal transplantation is the organ transplant of a kidney into a patient with end-stage renal disease. Kidney transplantation is typically classified as deceased-donor (formerly known as cadaveric) or living-donor transplantation depending on the source of the donor organ. Due to the implementation of the new kidney allocation system; highly sensitized kidney transplant recipients received more kidneys with lower kidney donor…

confounding immune response

Dissecting Dengue: Innovative Model Sheds Light

About 40% of the global population is at risk for contracting dengue; the most important mosquito-borne viral infection and a close “cousin” of the Zika virus; and yet, no effective treatment or safe licensed vaccine exists. But a new study, reported recently in the Lancet’s open-access journal EBioMedicine; has uncovered details about the human immune…

Metals In Liquor

Dangerous Levels Of Metals In Liquor Sold In Uganda

The sub-Saharan countries of Africa are currently experiencing an increase in adult mortality partly due to the heavy consumption of cheaply and widely available spirits in the region. This scenario is best illustrated by the plight of the Acoli population of Uganda, a community in which uncontrolled alcohol consumption and alcohol dependency was acquired involuntarily…

Tendons

Irritated Tendons: Explore Better Treatments

When tendons get irritating it can lead to a serious condition called tendinosis a common class; of sports and workplace injuries which is also common in older individuals. It can take many weeks of rest for tendon irritation to heal; with no treatments, save short-term steroid injections and surgery, followed by more rest. Key molecular…