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Metformin

Metformin Safe In Psoriasis Patients With Diabetes

Metformin can be safely used to treat diabetes in patients with psoriasis without worsening their skin problems; so researchers from Taiwan report. Metformin, marketed under the trade name Glucophage among others; so it is the first-line medication for the treatment of type 2 diabetes, particularly in people who are overweight. It is use in the…

Polycystic ovary syndrome

Well-Known Drug: Less Risk For Preterm Delivery In PCOS

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal disorder common among women of reproductive age. Women with PCOS may have infrequent or prolonged menstrual periods or excess male hormone (androgen) levels. The ovaries may develop numerous small collections of fluid (follicles); fail to regularly release eggs. The exact cause of PCOS is unknown. Early diagnosis and…

Antibiotics and possibly vaccine

Whooping Cough: Beat Antibiotics and Possibly Vaccine

A new strain of Bordetella pertussis – the bacterium that causes whooping cough; has become resistant to antibiotic treatment and may also be resistant to the vaccine used in China. A UNSW Sydney academic says the growing threat of it spreading to Australia should be taken seriously. A joint study led by Ph.D. student Zheng…

Health in Nepal

Health Post in Achham Village Affects Services

Achham district, one of the remotest districts in Nepal, is deprived of many development indexes including health service. The district has only one health post in Mangalsen Municipality-13 that caters to the health need of numerous surrounding villages. But the building that houses the health post is in a dilapidated condition and it lacks sufficient…

Haematology

Edible Seaweed Used to Grow Blood Vessels in the Body

When we have small wounds on our skin or muscles they can usually heal by themselves. But in deeper wounds  such as those in diabetic patients or in muscle tissue after a heart attack  repair is more difficult. These sorts of issues often require more serious treatments, and may eventually need amputation or a transplant…

Anesthesiology

Ketamine-Based Drug to Treat Difficult Cases of Depression

Ketamine, often referred to as “Special K”, is a powerful hallucinogenic drug which, when abused, can help users detach from reality. Long-term ketamine use can have harmful psychiatric effects such as memory loss, decreased sociability, and even permanent psychosis. However; Ketamine is also classify by the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) as a Schedule III substance, one with beneficial…

Vaccine

Measles Outbreak: Spotlights Vaccine Religious Exemptions

Patricia Schnabel Ruppert, the health commissioner of an outlying New York suburban county, is feeling; “overwhelmed.” Since October she has; been waging an uphill fight to quell one of the worst US measles outbreaks in 20 years. Among her daily battles: having to constantly repeat that the vaccine does not cause other diseases; that it…

kiss your kids

CMV In Pregnancy: Don't kiss your kids?

These days, guilt seems intrinsic to parenthood. And as many mothers will know; health professionals seem ever ready to stoke up guilt with their advice. Do not smoke. Do not drink. Have your vaccines. Take your folate tablets. Eat a nutritious diet, but avoid soft cheese, cured meat, food that’s been long in a fridge;…

Hip And Knee Arthroplasty

Statin Therapy Reduced Risk Of Hip And Knee Arthroplasty

The risk for revision surgery in patients who have undergone total hip or knee arthroplasty (THA/TKA); was in patients who initiated statin therapy within 5 years of their original procedure, according to study results. Statins, which may affect bone homeostasis and inhibit inflammation; have proposed as a means of mitigating the risk for and morbidities…

Intestinal motility in mouse model

Probiotics May Increase Intestinal Motility in Mouse Model

Emory researchers have found that adding good bacteria into the intestines; can guide the development of the enteric nervous system; also called “the gut brain,” while increasing intestinal motility; or movement of the digestive tract, in a mouse model. The results are good news for medical conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome; Parkinson’s disease, autism…

Air pollution

Polluted Air To Shorten Lives By 20 Months

The life expectancy of a child born today could reduced by an average of 20 months due to health damage caused by air pollution, researchers said on Wednesday. In South Asia, where air pollution levels are the highest; the life expectancy for children born in countries like Pakistan and Bangladesh falls by more than 30…

Rheumatoid arthritis

MRI Score: The Validity Of The Rheumatoid Arthritis

In rheumatoid arthritis (RA), conventional radiographs are traditionally using to assess structural damage as an outcome measure for the efficacy of treatment in trials. However, radiographs do not assess disease activity, and with improving treatment strategies, structural damage has become less common. Therefore, in recent years MRI is increasingly in studies; as it detects damage…